Paul R Raithby

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The energy gap law established for aromatic hydrocarbons and rare earth ions relates the nonradiative decay rate to the energy gap of a transition through a multiphonon emission process. We show that this energy gap law can be applied to the phosphoresce of a series of conjugated polymers and monomers for which the radiative decay rate has been enhanced(More)
The semi-rigid ligand 1,4-bis((3,5-dimethylisoxazol-4-yl)methyl)benzene (bisox) reacts with a range of silver(i) salts to give products in which the anions dictate the structure. The reactions with AgNO(3) and AgO(2)CCF(3) both lead to compounds in which the anions are coordinated to the silver centres. Thus, the structure of [Ag(2)(NO(3))(2)(bisox)] 1(More)
Alpha-benzyl acrylates, which are conveniently prepared from the corresponding aldehydes, can be employed as substrates in a tandem rhodium-catalyzed conjugate addition-enantioselective protonation protocol to afford enantiomerically enriched alpha,alpha'-dibenzyl esters. The synergistic effect of enantiopure ligand and proton source was rapidly optimized(More)
In the present paper we report the synthesis, structural characterization, biochemical properties, and antiproliferative activity of two organo-cis-platinum cyclometalated compounds of formula [M(4-OMeC6H4N=C(COC6H5)C6H4)X]2, where M = Pt and X=Cl (4) or OAc (5). The IR and 1H and 13C NMR data of the chloro-bridged compound 4 showed that it has a planar(More)
Many naturally occurring systems show us how multi-component supramolecular assemblies can generate useful functional behaviour. In this article the problems and limitations associated with achieving such behaviour in artificial multi-component assemblies is discussed, together with two examples of functions in artificial supramolecular assemblies based on(More)
Postsynthetic modification (PSM) of amino-functionalized metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) to those bearing pendant β-amidoketone arms using diketene is herein reported. Three unique MOF families demonstrate the scope of this transformation, which both is atom-economical and yields high conversions. In each case, the crystallinity was retained, and instances(More)
The sequential treatment of Lewis acids with N,N'-bidentate ligands and thereafter with ButLi has afforded a series of hydride-encapsulating alkali metal polyhedra. While the use of Me3Al in conjunction with Ph(2-C5H4N)NH gives Ph(2-C5H4N)NAlMe2 and this reacts with MeLi in thf to yield the simple 'ate complex Ph(2-C5H4N)NAlMe3Li.thf, the employment of an(More)
Cyclic voltammetry on the octahedral rhodium clusters with 12 bridging hydride ligands, [Rh6(PR3)6H12][BArF4]2 (R = Cy Cy-[H12]2+, R = iPr iPr-[H12]2+; [BArF4]- = [B{C6H3(CF3)2}4]-) reveals four potentially accessible redox states: [Rh6(PR3)6H12]0/1+/2+/3+. Chemical oxidation did not produce stable species, but reduction of Cy-[H12]2+ using Cr(eta6-C6H6)2(More)