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Brian Skelton

Assoc/Prof Brian Skelton

Associate Professor
Molecular Sciences, School of

Contact details
School of Molecular Sciences
The University of Western Australia (M310)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 7107
Room 452, Bayliss Building, Perth campus
MSc PhD Auck.
Key research
My research has been primarily in the determination of crystal structures of small molecules by X-ray diffraction.
Five Most Recent Publications

Bruce, M.I., Morris, J.C., Parker, C.R., and Skelton, B.W. Nucleophilic properties of Ru(C≡CH)(dppe)Cp*: Synthesis and structure of Ru{c-C=CArC(O)C(O)O}(dppe)Cp* [Ar- 2,4-(NO2)2C6H3] Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 696: 3292-3295 (2011).

Werrett, M.V., Chartrand, D., Gale, J.D., Hanan, G.S., MacLellan, J.G., Massi, M., Muzzioli, S., Raiteri, P., Skelton, B.W., Siberstein, M., and Stagni, S. Synthesis, Structural, and Photophysical Investigation of Diimine Triscarbonyl Re(I) Tetrazolato Complexes
Inorganic Chemistry, 50: 1229-1241 (2011).

Berven, B.M., Koutsantonis, G.A., Skelton, B.W., Trengove, R.D., and White, A.H. Highly fluorous complexes of nickel, palladium and platinum: solubility and catalysis in high pressure CO2.Dalton Transactions, 40: 4167-4174 (2011).

Driscoll, C.R.,. Reid, B.L., McIldowie, M.J., Muzzioli, S., Nealon, G.L., Skelton, B.W., Stagni, S., Brown, D.H., Massi, M., and Ogden, M. I. A ‘‘plug-and-play’’ approach to the preparation of transparent luminescent hybrid materials based on poly(methyl methacrylate), a calix[4]arene cross-linking agent, and terbium ions. Chemical Communications, 47: 3876-3878 (2011).

Simpson, P.V., Skelton, B.W., Brown, D.H., and Baker, M.V. Synthesis and Characterisation of Mono- and Bidentate Alkoxybenzimidazolin-2-ylidene Palladium Complexes: Interesting Solution Behaviour and Application in Catalysis
European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 1937-1952 (2011).

Honours and awards
2009 Chancellor’s Medal. University of Western Australia.
2007-2011 Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). Highly Cited Researcher in Chemistry.
Research profile
Research profile and publications

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