Christopher M. Pask

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A series of ruthenium and iridium complexes have been synthesized and characterized with 20 novel crystal structures discussed. The library of β-ketoiminato complexes has been shown to be active against MCF-7 (human breast carcinoma), HT-29 (human colon carcinoma), A2780 (human ovarian carcinoma), and A2780cis (cisplatin-resistant human ovarian carcinoma)(More)
An unusual cyclometallation reaction at palladium is described, which proceeds via C-H functionalisation of a vinylic C(sp(2))-H bond tethered to an NHC ligand. The energetic balance between palladacycle formation and bis-NHC complexation has been found to be very subtle.
This report presents the first known p-cymene ruthenium quinaldamide complexes which are stabilised by a hydrogen-bridging atom, [{(p-cym)Ru(II)X(N,N)}{H(+)}{(N,N)XRu(II)(p-cym)}][PF6] (N,N = functionalised quinaldamide and X = Cl or Br). These complexes are formed by a reaction of [p-cymRu(μ-X)2]2 with a functionalised quinaldamide ligand. When filtered(More)
Novel rhodium, iridium, and ruthenium half-sandwich complexes containing (N,N)-bound picolinamide ligands have been prepared for use as anticancer agents. The complexes show promising cytotoxicities, with the presence, position, and number of halides having a significant effect on the corresponding IC50 values. One ruthenium complex was found to be more(More)
J. Luzon,1,2 J. Campo,1,* F. Palacio,1 G. J. McIntyre,2 J. M. Rawson,3 R. J. Less,3 C. M. Pask,3 A. Alberola,3 R. D. Farley,4 D. M. Murphy,4 and A. E. Goeta5 1Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón, CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza 50009, Spain 2Institut Laue-Langevin, 6 rue Jules Horowitz, 38042 Grenoble, France 3Department of Chemistry, The(More)
The dithiadiazolyl radical p-NCC6F4C6F4CNSSN* (4) retains its monomeric nature in the solid state with molecules linked together into chains via supramolecular CN-S interactions. Variable temperature magnetic studies on 4 show that it behaves as a near-ideal Curie paramagnet (|theta| less than 0.1 K), indicating negligible intermolecular exchange. The(More)
Imidazolium salts linked by an ethyl tether to closo-dicarbadodecaboranes were reacted with [IrCp*Cl2]2, [RhCp*Cl2]2 or [Ru(p-cymene)Cl2]2 in the presence of Ag2O to prepare complexes of the type [MCp*(NHC)Cl2] (M = Ir, Rh; NHC = N-heterocyclic carbene) or [Ru(p-cymene)(NHC)Cl2]. When the NHC contained an N-(t)Bu substituent, C-H activation of the (t)Bu and(More)
The synthesis and structural characterization of a series of perfluoroaryldiselenadiazolyls [DSeDA; p-XC6F4CNSeSeN (X = F, Cl, Br, CF3, NO2, and CN for 2a-2f, respectively)] are described. Concentration-dependent solution UV/vis measurements on 2a follow the Beer-Lambert law and the transitions assigned through time-dependent density functional theory(More)
A library of new bis-picolinamide ruthenium(III) dihalide complexes of the type [RuX2 L2 ] (X=Cl or I, L=picolinamide) have been synthesised and characterised. The complexes exhibit different picolinamide ligand binding modes, whereby one ligand is bound (N,N) and the other bound (N,O). Structural studies revealed a mixture of cis and trans isomers for the(More)