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Citation summary: 2304 total citations, h-index = 27 (Scopus, 02/07/2018).
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2018


  1. C. M. Storey, M. R. Gyton, R. E. Andrew and A. B. Chaplin*. Terminal alkyne coupling reactions through a ring: mechanistic insights and regiochemical switching. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. in the press.
  • C. M. Storey, H. P. Cook and A. B. Chaplin,* "Complexes of NHC-Based CEC Pincer Ligands: Structural Diversity and Applications" in Pincer Compounds: Chemistry and Applications, Ed. D. Morales-Morales, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1st edn, 2018, ch 8, pp 173 – 189.

  1. R. C. Knighton, J. Emerson-King, J. P. Rourke, C. A. Ohlin and A. B. Chaplin*. Solution, Solid-State, and Computational Analysis of Agostic Interactions in a Coherent Set of Low-Coordinate Rhodium(III) and Iridium(III) Complexes. Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 4927 – 4938 (Hot Paper). goldoa.png 

2017


  1. R. Patchett, R. C. Knighton, J. D. Mattock, A. Vargas and A. B. Chaplin*. Potassium Binding Adjacent to Cationic Transition Metal Fragments: Unusual Heterobimetallic Adducts of a Calix[4]arene-Based Thione Ligand. Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 14345 – 14350. goldoa.png
  2. J. Emerson-King, R. C. Knighton, M. R. Gyton and A. B. Chaplin*. Rotaxane synthesis exploiting the M(I)/M(III) redox couple. Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 11645 – 11655. goldoa.png
  3. S. L. Apps, R. E. Alflatt, B. Leforestier, C. M. Storey* and A. B. Chaplin*. Divergent stereoisomers of molybdenum carbonyl complexes of NHC-based pincer ligands. Polyhedron 2018, 143, 57 – 61 (Pincer ligands and their applications special edition). [greenoa.pngWRAP]
  4. R. C. Knighton* and A. B. Chaplin*. Synthesis, structure and binding properties of a series of dissymmetric resorcin[4]arene-based cavitands. Tetrahedron 2017, 73, 4891 – 4596. goldoa.png
  5. S. A. Hauser, J. Emerson-King, S. Habershon and A. B. Chaplin*. UV-light promoted C–H bond activation of benzene and fluorobenzenes by an iridium(I) pincer complex. Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 3634 – 3636. goldoa.png
  6. S. D. Pike,* M. R. Crimmin,* and A. B. Chaplin*. Organometallic chemistry using partially fluorinated benzenes. Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 3615 – 3633. [greenoa.pngWRAP]
  7. J. Emerson-King, S. A. Hauser and A. B. Chaplin*. C–F bond activation of perfluorinated arenes by a bioxazoline-derived N-heterocyclic carbene. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2017, 15, 787 – 789. goldoa.png 
  8. L. González-Sebastián and A. B. Chaplin*. Synthesis and complexes of imidazolinylidene-based CCC pincer ligands. Inorg. Chim. Acta 2017, 460, 22 – 28 (Inorganic chemistry – the next generation special issue). [greenoa.pngWRAP]

2016


  1. R. Patchett and A. B. Chaplin*. Coordination chemistry of a calix[4]arene-based NHC ligand: Dinuclear complexes and comparison to IiPr2Me2. Dalton Trans. 2016, 45, 8945 – 8955. goldoa.png
  2. R. E. Andrew, C. M. Storey and A. B. Chaplin*. Well-defined coinage metal transfer agents for the synthesis of NHC-based nickel, rhodium and palladium macrocycles. Dalton Trans. 2016, 45, 8937 – 8944. goldoa.png
  3. T. Troadec, S.-y. Tan, C. J. Wedge, J. P. Rourke, P. R. Unwin and A. B. Chaplin*. One-electron Oxidation of [M(PtBu3)2] (M = Pd, Pt): Isolation of Monomeric [Pd(PtBu3)2]+ and Redox Promoted C–H Bond Cyclometalation. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 3754 – 3757. goldoa.png

  4. R. E. Andrew, L. González-Sebastián, A. B. Chaplin*. NHC-based pincer ligands: carbenes with a bite. Dalton Trans. 2016, 45, 1299 – 1305. goldoa.png

2015


  1. J.-N. Luy, S. A. Hauser, A. B. Chaplin* and R. Tonner*. Rhodium(I) and Iridium(I) Complexes of the Conformationally Rigid IBioxMe4 Ligand: Computational and Experimental Studies of Unusually Tilted NHC Coordination Geometries. Organometallics 2015, 34, 5099 – 5112. [greenoa.pngWRAP]
  2. S. A. Hauser, R. Tonner and A. B. Chaplin*. Iridium Complexes of the Conformationally Rigid IBioxMe4 Ligand: Hydride Complexes and Dehydrogenation of Cyclooctene. Organometallics 2015, 34, 4419 – 4427 (an Organometallics most read article, October 2015). [greenoa.pngWRAP]
  3. T. Troadec, A. L. Thompson and A. B. Chaplin*. Sodium template synthesis of a 54-membered bis(pyridine) macrocycle. Tetrahedron Lett. 2015, 56, 4613 – 4615. [greenoa.pngWRAP]
  4. S. A. Hauser, I. Prokes and A. B. Chaplin*. Low-coordinate iridium NHC complexes derived from selective and reversible C–H bond activation of fluoroarenes. Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 4425 – 4428. goldoa.png
  5. R. E. Andrew, D. W. Ferdani, C. A. Ohlin and A. B. Chaplin*. Coordination Induced Atropisomerism in an NHC-based Rhodium Macrocycle. Organometallics 2015, 53, 913 – 917. [greenoa.pngWRAP]
  6. R. E. Andrew and A. B. Chaplin*. Synthesis and reactivity of NHC-based rhodium macrocycles. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 312 – 322. [greenoa.pngWRAP]

2014


  1. A. B. Chaplin*. Rhodium(I) Complexes of the Conformationally Rigid IBioxMe4 Ligand: Preparation of Mono-, Bis- and Tris-ligated NHC Complexes. Organometallics 2014, 33, 3069 – 3077 (3rd most read Organometallics article, June 2014). [greenoa.pngWRAP]
  2. A. B. Chaplin*. Rhodium(I) Complexes of the Conformationally Rigid IBioxMe4 Ligand: Isolation of a Stable Low-Coordinate T-Shaped Complex. Organometallics 2014, 33, 624 – 626. [greenoa.pngWRAP]
  3. S. M. Boyt and A. B. Chaplin*. 2,6-Bis[1-(2,4,6-trimethylphenylimino)ethyl]pyridine. Acta Cryst. 2014, E70, o73. goldoa.png
  4. J. E. Wheatley, C. A. Ohlin and A. B. Chaplin*. Solvent promoted reversible cyclometalation in a tethered NHC iridium complex. Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 685 – 687. [greenoa.pngWRAP]
  5. R. E. Andrew and A. B. Chaplin*. Synthesis, structure and dynamics of NHC-based palladium macrocycles. Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 1413 –1423. goldoa.png

Pre-Warwick


  1. A. B. Chaplin and A S. Weller. The Influence of Phosphine Cone Angle on the Synthesis and Structures of [Rh(PR3)(Binor–S)]+ Complexes that show C–C Sigma Interactions. J. Organomet. Chem. 2013, 730, 90 - 94 (25th International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry [ICOMC]).
  2. I. Pernik, J. F. Hooper, A. B. Chaplin, A. S. Weller and M. C. Willis. Exploring small bite–angle ligands for the rhodium–catalyzed intermolecular hydroacylation of β–S–substituted aldehydes with 1–octene and 1–octyne. ACS Catal. 2012, 2, 2779 - 2786.
  3. R. Dallanegra, A. B. Chaplin, A. S. Weller. Rhodium Cyclopentyl Phosphine Complexes of Wide–Bite Angle Ligands DPEphos and Xantphos. Organometallics 2012, 31, 2720 - 2728 (Stone commemorative issue).
  4. A. B. Chaplin, J. F. Hooper, A. S. Weller and M. C. Willis. Intermolecular Hydroacylation: High Activity Rhodium Catalysts Containing Small-Bite-Angle Diphosphine Ligands. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 4885 - 4897.
  5. J. F. Hooper, A. B. Chaplin, C. González-Rodríguez, A. L. Thompson, A. S. Weller and M. C. Willis. Aryl Methyl Sulfides as Substrates for Rhodium-Catalyzed Alkyne Carbothiolation: Arene Functionalization with Activating Group Recycling. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 2906 - 2909 (highlighted in Synfacts 2012, 8, 0534).
  6. S. D. Pike, R. J. Pawley, A. B. Chaplin, A. L. Thompson, J. A. Hooper, M. C. Willis and A. S. Weller. Exploring (Ph2PCH2CH2)2E Ligand Space (E = O, S, PPh) in Rh(I) Complexes as Potential Hydroacylation Catalysts. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2011, 5558 - 5565.
  7. A. B. Chaplin* and A. S. Weller. A rhodium(III) complex of the linear diborazine H3B·NMe2BH2·NMe2H: an intermediate in the dehydrocoupling of H3B·NMe2H. Acta Cryst. 2011, C67, m355 - m358.
  8. A. B. Chaplin and A. S. Weller. [Rh(PCy3){2,6-(tBu2PCH2)2C5H3N}][BArF4]: A latent low-coordinate rhodium(I) PNP pincer compound. Organometallics 2011, 30, 4466 - 4469
  9. A. B. Chaplin, J. C. Green and A. S. Weller. C–C Activation In the Solid-State in an Organometallic σ-Complex. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 13162 - 13168.
  10. H. C. Johnson, A. P. M. Robertson, A. B. Chaplin, L. J. Sewell, A. L. Thompson, M. F. Haddow, I. Manners and A. S. Weller. Catching the First Oligomerization Event in the Catalytic Formation of Polyaminoboranes: H3B·NMeHBH2·NMeH2 Bound to Iridium. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 11076 - 11079.
  11. A. J. Pontiggia, A. B. Chaplin and A. S. Weller. Cationic iridium complexes of the Xantphos ligand. Flexible coordination modes and the isolation of the hydride insertion product with an alkene. J. Organomet. Chem. 2011, 696, 2870 - 2876 (Pacifichem special issue).
  12. L. J. Sewell, A. B. Chaplin and A. S. Weller. Hydroboration of an alkene by amine–boranes catalysed by a [Rh(PR3)2]+ fragment. Mechanistic insight and tandem hydroboration/dehydrogenation. Dalton Trans. 2011, 40, 7499 - 7501.
  13. R. Dallanegra, B. S. Pilgrim, A. B. Chaplin, T. J. Donohoe and A. S. Weller. Dehydrogenation of Cyclic-Thioethers Bound to a [Rh(diphosphine)]+ Fragment. Dalton Trans. 2011, 40, 6626 - 6628.
  14. A. B. Chaplin and P. J. Dyson. Influence of arene dissociation and phosphine coordination on the catalytic activity of [RuCl(κ2-triphos)(p-cymene)]PF6. J. Organomet. Chem. 2011, 696, 2485 - 2490.
  15. C. González-Rodríguez, R. J. Pawley, A. B. Chaplin, A. L. Thompson, A. S. Weller and M. C. Willis. Rhodium-Catalyzed Branched-Selective Alkyne Hydroacylation: A Ligand Controlled Regioselectivity Switch. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 5134 - 5138.
  16. A. Woolf, M. A. M. Alibadi, A.B. Chaplin, J. E. McGrady and A. S. Weller. {Rh(PiBu3)2}+ Fragments Ligated to Arenes: From Benzene to Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons, Part II - Computational Analysis of Pathways for Haptotropic Migration. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2011, 1626 - 1634.
  17. A. Woolf, A. B. Chaplin, J. E. McGrady, M. A. M. Alibadi, N. Rees, S. Draper, F. Murphy and A. S. Weller. {Rh(PiBu3)2}+ Fragments Ligated to Arenes: From Benzene to Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons, Part I - An Experimental Approach. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2011, 1614 - 1625.
  18. R. Dallanegra, A. P. M. Robertson, A. B. Chaplin, I. Manners and A. S. Weller. Tuning the [L2Rh···H3B·NR3]+ interaction using phosphine bite angle. Demonstration by the catalytic formation of polyaminoboranes. Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 3763 - 3765.
  19. C. J. Stevens, R. Dallanegra, A. B. Chaplin, A. S. Weller, S. A. Macgregor, B. Ward, D. McKay, G. Alcaraz and S. Sabo-Etienne. [Ir(PCy3)2(H)2(H2B–NMe2)]+ as a latent source of aminoborane. Probing the role of metal in the dehydrocoupling of H3B·NMe2H and retro–dimerisation of [H2BNMe2]2. Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 3011 - 3020.
  20. G. Alcaraz, A. B. Chaplin, C. J. Stevens, E. Clot, L. Vendier, A. S. Weller and S. Sabo-Etienne. Ruthenium, Rhodium and Iridium Bis (σ-B-H) Diisopropylaminoborane Complexes. Organometallics 2010, 29, 5591 - 5595.
  21. A. B. Chaplin* and A. S. Weller*. [B(3,5-C6H3Cl2)4] as a useful anion for organometallic chemistry. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2010, 5124 - 5128.
  22. H. A. Sparkes, A. B. Chaplin, A. S. Weller and J. A. K. Howard. Bond catastrophes in rhodium complexes: experimental charge-density studies of [Rh(C7H8)(PtBu3)Cl] and [Rh(C7H8)(PCy3)Cl]. Acta Cryst. 2010, B66, 503 - 514.
  23. L. J. Sewell, A. B. Chaplin, J. A. B. Abdalla and A. S. Weller. Reversible C-H activation of a PtBuiBu2 ligand to reveal a masked 12 electron [Rh(PR3)2]+ cation. Dalton Trans. 2010, 39, 7437 - 7439 (hot article).
  24. N. S. Townsend, A. B. Chaplin, A. L. Thompson, N. H. Rees, S. A. Macgregor, M. A. Naser and A. S. Weller. Reactivity of the Latent 12-Electron Fragment [Rh(PiBu3)2]+ with Aryl Bromides. Aryl-Br and Phosphine Ligand C-H Activation. Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 8376 - 8389.
  25. A. B. Chaplin*, R. Tonner and A. S. Weller. Isolation of a low-coordinate rhodium phosphine complex formed by C-C bond activation of biphenylene. Organometallics 2010, 29, 2710 - 2714.
  26. A. B. Chaplin and A. S. Weller. C-C bond activation of a cyclopropyl phosphine: Isolation and reactivity of a tetrameric rhodacyclobutane. Organometallics 2010, 29, 2332 - 2342.
  27. R. Dallanegra, A. B. Chaplin, J. Tsim and A. S. Weller. Amino-Borane Oligomers Bound to a Rh(I) Metal Fragment. Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 3092 - 3094.
  28. R. J. Pawley, G. L. Moxham, R. Dallanegra, A. B. Chaplin, S. K. Brayshaw, A. S. Weller and M. C. Willis. Controlling Selectivity in Intermolecular Alkene or Aldehyde Hydroacylation Reactions Catalysed by {Rh(L2)}+ Fragments. Organometallics 2010, 29, 1717 - 1728.
  29. R. M. Hiney, A. B. Chaplin, J. Harmer, J. C. Green and A. S. Weller. Using EPR to follow reversible dihydrogen addition to paramagnetic clusters of high hydride count: [Rh6(PCy3)6H12]+ and [Rh6(PCy3)6H14]+. Dalton Trans. 2010, 39, 1726 - 1733.
  30. S. Moret, R. Dallanegra, A. B. Chaplin, T. M. Douglas, R. M. Hiney and A. S. Weller. Alkyl Dehydrogenation in Iridium Cyclopentyl Phosphines. Inorg. Chim. Acta 2010, 363, 574 - 580 (Pregosin special issue).
  31. A. B. Chaplin and A. S. Weller. Amine− and Dimeric Amino−Borane Complexes of the {Rh(PiPr3)2}+ Fragment and Their Relevance to the Transition-Metal-Mediated Dehydrocoupling of Amine−Boranes. Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 1111 - 1121.
  32. A. B. Chaplin and A. S. Weller. B–H Activation at a Rhodium(I) Center: Isolation of a Bimetallic Complex Relevant to the Transition-Metal-Catalyzed Dehydrocoupling of Amine–Boranes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 581 - 584 (VIP article, front cover).
  33. T. M. Douglas, A. B. Chaplin, A. S. Weller, X. Yang and M. B. Hall. Monomeric and Oligomeric Amine-Borane σ-complexes of Rhodium. Intermediates in the Catalytic Dehydrogenation of Amine-Boranes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 15440 - 15456.
  34. R. Dallanegra, A. B. Chaplin and A. S. Weller. Bis(σ-amine-borane) Complexes: An Unusual Binding Mode at a Transition-Metal Center. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 6875 - 6878 (hot article).
  35. C. Y. Tang, W. Smith, D. Vidovic, A. L. Thompson, A. B. Chaplin and S. Aldridge. Sterically Encumbered Iridium Bis(N-heterocyclic carbene) Systems: Multiple C−H Activation Processes and Isomeric Normal/Abnormal Carbene Complexes. Organometallics 2009, 28, 3059 - 3066.
  36. A. B. Chaplin, A. I. Poblador-Bahamonde, H. A. Sparkes, J. A. K. Howard, S. A. Macgregor and A. S. Weller. Alkyl Dehydrogention in a Rh(I) Complex via an Isolated Agostic Intermediate. Chem. Commun. 2009, 244 - 246.
  37. T. M. Douglas, A. B. Chaplin and A. S. Weller. Amine-Borane σ-Complexes of Rhodium. Relevance to Catalytic Dehydrogenation of Amine-Boranes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 14432 - 14433.
  38. T. M. Douglas, A. B. Chaplin and A. S. Weller. Dihydrogen Loss from a 14-Electron Rhodium(III) Bis-Phosphine Dihydride To Give a Rhodium(I) Complex That Undergoes Oxidative Addition with Aryl Chlorides. Organometallics 2008, 27, 2918 - 2921.
  39. A. B. Chaplin*. Catalytic Activity of Bis-Phosphine Ruthenium(II)-Arene Compounds. Chimia 2008, 62, 217 - 225 (invited).
  40. A. B. Chaplin, Z. Béni, C. G. Hartinger, H. B. Hamidane, A. D. Phillips, R. Scopelliti and P. J. Dyson. Linked metal-cluster systems: Isolation and characterisation of {anti-[(p-cymene)RuCl]-μ-[κ2-P,P’;κ1-P’’-(PPh2CH2)3CMe]-[AuPt3(CO)3(PCy3)3]}(PF6)2. J. Cluster Sci. 2008, 19, 295 - 309 (Cotton special issue).
  41. A. B. Chaplin and P. J. Dyson. Reactivity and catalytic activity of a robust ruthenium(II)-triphos complex. Inorg. Chem. 2008, 47, 381 - 390.
  42. C. Scolaro, A. B. Chaplin, C. G. Hartinger, A. Bergamo, M. Cocchietto, B. K. Keppler, G. Sava and P. J. Dyson. Tuning the Hydrophobicity of Ruthenium(II)-Arene (RAPTA) Drugs to Modify Uptake, Biomolecular Interactions and Efficacy. Dalton Trans. 2007, 5065 - 5072 (hot article).
  43. A. B. Chaplin and P. J. Dyson. On the influence of ‘arm-on, arm-off’ processes on alkene hydrogenation catalysed by a rhodium triphos complex. Eur. J .Inorg. Chem. 2007, 4973 - 4979.
  44. A. B. Chaplin and P. J. Dyson. Catalytic Activity of Bis-Phosphine Ruthenium(II)-Arene Compounds: Chemoselective Hydrogenation and Mechanistic Insights. Organometallics 2007, 26, 4357 - 4360.
  45. A. B. Chaplin and P. J. Dyson. Catalytic Activity of Bis-Phosphine Ruthenium(II)-Arene Compounds: Structure - Activity Correlations. Organometallics 2007, 26, 2447 - 2455.
  46. E. W. Ainscough, A. M. Brodie, A. B. Chaplin, A. Derwahl, J. A. Harrison and Carl A. Otter. Conformational Flexibility in 2,2′-Dioxybiphenyl-chloro-cyclotetraphosphazenes and its Relevance to Polyphosphazene Analogues. Inorg. Chem. 2007, 46, 2575 - 2583.
  47. A. B. Chaplin, C. Fellay, G. Laurenczy and P. J. Dyson. Mechanistic Studies on the Formation of η2-Diphosphine (η6-p-cymene)ruthenium(II) Compounds. Organometallics 2007, 26, 586 - 593.
  48. E. W. Ainscough, A. M. Brodie, A. B. Chaplin, J. M. O’Connor and Carl A. Otter. Gold(I) and platinum(II) complexes with a new diphosphine ligand based on the cyclotriphosphazene platform. Dalton Trans. 2006, 1264 - 1266.
  49. A. B. Chaplin, R. Scopelliti and P. J. Dyson. The synthesis and characterisation of bis(phosphane)-linked (η6-p-cymene)ruthenium(II)-borane compounds. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2005, 4762 - 4774.
  50. A. B. Chaplin*, J. A. Harrison and P. J. Dyson. Revisiting the Electronic Structure of Phosphazenes. Inorg. Chem. 2005, 44, 8407 - 8417.
  51. T. J. Geldbach, A. B. Chaplin, K. D. Hänni, R. Scopelliti and P. J. Dyson. Pendant-Bridging-Chelating-Cleavage: A Series of Bonding Modes in Ruthenium(II)-BINAPO Complexes. Organometallics 2005, 24, 4974 - 4980.
  52. M.-E. Moret, A. B. Chaplin, A. Lawrence, R. Scopelliti and P. J. Dyson. The Synthesis and Characterization of Organometallic Ionic Liquids and a Heterometallic Carbene Complex Containing the Chromium Tricarbonyl Fragment. Organometallics 2005, 24, 4039 - 4048.
  53. A. B. Chaplin, J. A. Harrison, A. J. Nielson, C. S. Shen and J. M. Waters. A case for linear agostic interactions: Identification by DFT calculation in a complex of Ta containing a uniquely caged triphenylmethyl C-H hydrogen. Dalton Trans. 2004, 2643 - 2648.
  54. J. M. Pringle, J. Efthimiadis, P. C. Howlett, J. Efthimiadis, D. R. MacFarlane, A. B. Chaplin, S. B. Hall, D. L. Officer, G. G. Wallace and M. Forsyth. Electrochemical synthesis of polypyrrole in ionic liquids. Polymer 2004, 45, 1447 - 1453.