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[J Fluorine Chem] [J Organomet Chem] [JCS Dalton] [Inorg Chem] [Chem Commun] [Angew. Chem] [Organometallics]

Books and Book Chapters

Inorganic Spectroscopic Methods,Oxford University Press Primer Series Alan K. Brisdon, OUP, 1998.

Refereed Articles

Dedicated to Prof. Antonio Togni the winner of the ACS Prize in Fluorine Chemistry 2017.Synthesis and Characterisation of New Perfluoropropenyl Complexes of Gold, Platinum, Palladium, and Titanium Lulu M. Alluhaibi, Alan K. Brisdon, Pritchard Robin G., J. Fluorine Chem., 2017. [doi]
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Some Insights into the gold-catalysed A3 reaction Gregory A. Price, Alan K. Brisdon, Simon Randall, Edward Lewis, Daniel M. Whittaker, Robin G. Pritchard, Muryn Chris A., Kevin R. Flower, Peter Quayle, J. Organomet. Chem., 2017, 846, 251-262. [doi]
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Invited contribution to Fluorine themed issuePerfluoropropenyl-containing phosphines from HFC replacements. Alan K. Brisdon, Hana Ali Ghaba, Bernd Beutel, Amina Ejgandi, Arij Adderadi, Robin G. Pritchard, Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 19717-19731. [doi]
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Halogen bonded adduct of 1,2-dibromo-1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethane and 1,4-diazobicyclo[2.2.2]octane Alan K. Brisdon, Abeer M. T. Muneer, Pritchard Robin G., Acta Cryst C, 2015, 71, 900-902. [doi]
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Solvent Effects in Gold-Catalyzed A3-Coupling Reactions G. A. Price, A. K. Brisdon, K. R. Flower, P. A. Quayle, Tetrahedron Letters, 2014, 55, 151--154. [doi]
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Quaternary Ammonium Ionic Liquids containing Fluorous Ponytails: Competitive Alkylation and Elimination reactions of I(CH2)nRf (n=2, 3) with Tertiary Amines. A.K. Brisdon, H. Alhanash, J. Fluorine Chem., 2013, 156, 152--157. [doi]
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Fluoroalkyl-containing phosphines Alan. K. Brisdon, Christopher J. Herbert, Coord. Chem. Rev., 2013, 257, 880--901. [doi]
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Formation of M4Se4 cuboids (M = As, Sb, Bi) via secondary pnictogen-chalcogen interactions in the co-crystals MX3.Se=P(p-FC6H4)3 (M = As, X = Br; M = Sb, X = Cl; M = Bi, X = Cl, Br) Fatma B. Alhanash, Nicholas A. Barnes, Alan K. Brisdon, Stephen M. Godfrey, Robin G. Robin G. Pritchard, Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 10211--10218. [doi]
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Special Issue, Fluorine in Organometallic Chemistry, invited contribution.Pentafluoropropenyl Complexes of Mercury, Germanium, Tin, and Lead Derived from (Z)-CFH=CFCF3 and Their Use as Transfer Reagents Alan K. Brisdon, Robin G. Pritchard, Anthony Thomas, Organometallics, 2012, 31, 1341--1348. [doi]
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Synthesis of gold(I) fluoroalkyl and fluoroalkenyl-substituted phosphine complexes and factors affecting their crystal packing Nicholas A. Barnes, Alan K. Brisdon, F. R. William Brown, Wendy I. Cross, Ian R. Crossley, Cheryl Fish, Christopher J. Herbert, Robin G. Pritchard, John E. Warren, Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 1743--1750. [doi]
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First structurally confirmed example of the formation of a gold(III) carbon bond via transmetallation with a boroxine G. A. Price, K. R. Flower, R G. Pritchard, A. K. Brisdon, P. A. Quayle, Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 11696--11697. [doi]
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Special JFC in honor of Russ HughesThe synthesis and single-crystal X-ray structures of palladium(II) and platinum(II) complexes of the difluorovinyl and 1-chloro-2-fluorovinyl-substituted phosphines, PPh2(Z-CF=CFH) and PPh2(E-CF=CFH) Nicholas A. Barnes, Alan K. Brisdon, Cheryl Fish, James V Morey, Robin G. Pritchard, John E. Warren, J. Fluorine Chemistry, 2010, 131, 1156--1164. [doi]
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A Generic Route to Fluoroalkyl-containing Phosphanes A. K. Brisdon, Christopher J. Herbert, Chem. Commun., 2009, 6658--6660. Supplementary Information [doi]
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Fluoroalkenyl,Fluoroalkynyl and Fluoroalkyl Phosphines. K. K. Banger, A. K. Brisdon, Christopher J. Herbert, H. Ali. Ghaba, I. S. Tidmarsh, J. Fluorine Chem., 2009, 130, 1117--1129. [doi]
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New Macrocyclic Schiff Base Complexes Incorporating a Phenanthroline Unit: Part 2; Template Synthesis of some Manganese(II) Complexes and Crystal Structure Studies Hassan Keypour, Hamid Goudarziafshar, Alan K. Brisdon, Pritchard Robin G., Majid Rezaeivala, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2008, 361, 1415--1420. [doi]
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The coordination chemistry of perfluorovinyl substituted phosphine ligands,a crystallographic and spectroscopic study.Co-crystallisation of both cis- and trans-isomers of [PtCl2PiPr2(CF=CF2)2] within the same unit cell. Nicholas A. Barnes, Alan K. Brisdon, F. R. William Brown, Wendy I. Cross, Christopher J. Herbert, Robin G. Pritchard, Ghazala Sadiq, Dalton Trans., 2008, 101--114. [doi]
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Immiscible electrolyte systems based on asymmetric hydrophobic room temperature ionic liquids Andrew D. Ballantyne, Alan K. Brisdon, Robert A. W. Dryfe, Chem. Commun., 2008, 4980--4982. [doi]
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New macrocyclic Schiff base complexes incorporating a phenanthroline unit: Part 1; Template synthesis ofthree cadmium(II) complexes and crystal structure,NMR and ab initio studies. Hassan Keypour, Hamid Goudarziafshar, Alan K. Brisdon, Robin G. Pritchard, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2007, 360, 2298--2306. [doi]
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[N-(2\mbox-Aminoethyl)-N-(2-(E)-[9-(diethoxymethyl)-1,10-phenanthrolin-2-yl]methylideneaminoethyl)ethane-1,2-diamine] copper(II) bis(perchlorate). Hassan Keypour, Hamid Goudarziafshar, Alan K. Brisdon, Robin G. Pritchard, Acta Crystallog.,E, 2007, E63, m2158-m2159. A copy of the paper ( (c) International Union of Crystallography) is available locally or from IUCR [doi]
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Asymmetric fluoro-organomercurials. Part 2. The synthesis and characterization of the fluorovinyl-mercurials RHgCXCF2(R = Ph,Fc; X = F,Cl): The single crystal x-ray structures of PhHgCF:CF2,FcHgCF:CF2 and FcHgCCl:CF2 [Fc = (h5\mbox-C5H5)Fe(h5\mbox-C5H4)-]. Alan K. Brisdon, Ian R. Crossley, Robin G. Pritchard, Ghazala. Sadiq, J. Organomet. Chem., 2007, 692, 2125--2130. [doi]
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Raman Spectrum of [Ru(CNBu-t)(CO)(h2-C6H4-2-CHO)(PPh3)][BF4].2CDCl3 Shows That the Crystallographically Determined Bifurcated Hydrogen-Bonding Interaction Cl3CD...F2BF2- Is an Example of a Blue-Shifting Hydrogen Bond. Alan K. Brisdon, Kevin R. Flower, Robin G. Pritchard, Inorg. Chem., 2007, 46, 7189--7192. [doi]
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Halogens and noble gases. Alan K. Brisdon, Annu. Rep. Prog. Chem.,Sect. A: Inorg. Chem., 2007, 103, 126--136. [doi]
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Pentamethylcyclopentadienyl rhodium(III) trifluorovinyl phosphine complexes and attempted intramolecular dehydrofluorinative coupling of pentamethylcyclopentadienyl and trifluorovinyl phosphine ligands. Nicholas A. Barnes, Alan K. Brisdon, Mark Nieuwenhuyzen, Robin G. Pritchard, Graham C. Saunders, J. Fluorine Chem., 2007, 128, 943--951. [doi]
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Halogens and noble gases. Alan K. Brisdon, Annu. Rep. Prog. Chem.,Sect. A: Inorg. Chem., 2006, 102, 160--170. [doi]
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Re-evaluation of the x-ray crystal structure of [Ta4F20]and the synthesis and characterization of a series of mixed-metal pentafluorides of niobium and tantalum. Stuart A. Brewer, Alan K. Brisdon, John Fawcett, Peter J. Holliman, John H. Holloway, Eric G. Hope, David R. Russell, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chemie, 2006, 632, 325--329. [doi]
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Asymmetric Fluoro-alkynyl Mercurials: The Synthesis and Solid State Structures of RHgC.tplbond.CCF3 (R = Ph,Fc). Alan K. Brisdon, Ian R. Crossley, Robin G. Pritchard, Organometallics, 2005, 24, 5487--5490. [doi]
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Halogens and noble gases. A. K. Brisdon, Annu. Rep. Prog. Chem.,Sect. A: Inorg. Chem., 2005, 101, 128--138. [doi]
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Platinum(II) halide complexes of PPh2(CFCF2) and PPh2(CClCF2). The synthesis and crystal structure of [PtI(m-I)PPh2(CXCF2)]2,(X = F,Cl); the first crystallographically characterised iodide-bridged platinum(II) phosphine dimers. Nicholas A. Barnes, Alan K. Brisdon, Joseph G. Fay, Robin G. Pritchard, John E. Warren, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2005, 358, 2543--2548. [doi]
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The synthesis and structural characterization of an homologous series of group 14 1-chloro-2,2-difluorovinyl compounds. A. K. Brisdon, I. R. Crossley, J. A. Greenall, R. G. Pritchard, J. E. Warren, J. Fluorine Chem., 2004, 125, 1099--1103. [doi]
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Halogens and noble gases. A. K. Brisdon, Annu. Rep. Prog. Chem.,Sect. A: Inorg. Chem., 2004, 100, 131--140. [doi]
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The synthesis and chemistry of fluorovinyl-containing phosphines and the single crystal X-ray structure of SPPri2(CF:CF2). Nicholas A. Barnes, Alan K. Brisdon, F. R. William Brown, Wendy I. Cross, Ian R. Crossley, Cheryl Fish, James V. Morey, Robin G. Pritchard, Lakhdar. Sekhri, New J. Chem., 2004, 28, 828--837. [doi]
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Synthesis, Structure, and Solution Behavior of 1-Chloro-2,2-difluorovinyl Titanocene Derivatives: The First X-ray Study of a Titanium Fluorovinyl Compound and Spectroscopic Elucidation of the [Cp2TiMe(eta-2 -CF2CClH)] Complex Nicholas A. Barnes, Alan K. Brisdon, Ian R. Crossley, Robin G. Pritchard, John E. Warren, Organometallics, 2004, 23, 2680--2685. [doi]
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Ringing the changes: A remarkable carbene-free synthesis of difluorocyclopropenes. Alan K. Brisdon, Ian R. Crossley, Kevin R. Flower, Robin G. Pritchard, John E. Warren, Angew. Chem.,Int. Ed., 2003, 42, 2399--2401. [doi]
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Preparation and Functionalization of a Range of Main-Group Trifluoropropynyl Organometallic Compounds: The Application of Metalloid-Directed Carbolithiation to the Selective Synthesis of Novel Fluorocarbon Fragments. Alan K. Brisdon, Ian R. Crossley, Robin G. Pritchard, Ghazala Sadiq, John E. Warren, Organometallics, 2003, 22, 5534--5542. [doi]
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A copy of the paper ( (c) International Union of Crystallography) is available locally or from [[a href="http://www.iucr.org/cgi-bin/paper?fg1692"]]IUCR[[/a]]Tricarbonyl(h6-chlorobenzene)chromium. Alan K. Brisdon, Ian R. Crossley, Robin G. Pritchard, John E. Warren, Acta Crystallog.,Sect. C, 2003, C59, m322-m324. [doi]
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Halogens and noble gases. A. K. Brisdon, Annu. Rep. Prog. Chem.,Sect. A: Inorg. Chem., 2003, 99, 115--123. [doi]
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Professor Eric Banks at 70: still fascinated by fluorine. Alan K. Brisdon, J. Fluorine Chem., 2003, 123, 1--3. [doi]
Halogens and noble gases. A. K. Brisdon, Annu. Rep. Prog. Chem.,Sect. A: Inorg. Chem., 2002, 98, 107--114. [doi]
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Hydrofluorocarbon 245fa: a versatile new synthon in alkyne chemistry. Alan K. Brisdon, Ian R. Crossley, Chem. Commun., 2002, 2420--2421. [doi]
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Spectroscopic and Structural Assignment of the Absolute Stereochemistry in a Series of 1,2-Difluorovinyl Organometalloids. The First Crystallographic Characterization and Structural Series of Group 14 Fluorovinyl Compounds. Alan K. Brisdon, Ian R. Crossley, Robin G. Pritchard, John E. Warren, Inorg. Chem., 2002, 41, 4748--4755. [doi]
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Halogens and noble gases. A. K. Brisdon, Annu. Rep. Prog. Chem.,Sect. A: Inorg. Chem., 2001, 97, 107--116. [doi]
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Recent advances in fluorovinyl-containing compounds. N. A. Barnes, A. K. Brisdon, M. J. Ellis, R. G. Pritchard, J. Fluorine Chem., 2001, 112, 35--45. [doi]
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A copy of the paper ( (c) International Union of Crystallography) is available locally or from [[a href="http://www.iucr.org/cgi-bin/paper?gg1055"]]IUCR[[/a]]1,2-Bis(N-fluoro-p-toluenesulfonamido)ethane chloroform solvate. Khazaei Ardeshir, R. Eric Banks, Mohammed K. Besheesh, Alan K. Brisdon, Robin G. Pritchard, Acta Crystallog. Sect. C, 2001, C57, 970--972. [doi]
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CFC replacement HCFC-133a (CF3CH2Cl) as a convenient precursor for the synthesis of chlorodifluorovinyl-metal derivatives of main group and transition metal elements: the first X-ray structural characterization of chlorodifluorovinyl-containing organometallic complexes. N. A. Barnes, A. K. Brisdon, W. I. Cross, J. G. Fay, J. A. Greenall, R. G. Pritchard, J. Sherrington, J. Organomet. Chem., 2000, 616, 96--105. [doi]
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Fluorovinyl organometallic compounds-an historical review and some recent advances. A. K. Brisdon, K. K. Banger, J. Fluorine Chem., 1999, 100, 35--43. [doi]
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Synthesis and co-ordination chemistry of perfluorovinyl phosphine derivatives. Single crystal structures of PPh(CF:CF2)2,cis-[PtCl2PPh2(CF:CF2)2]and [AuCl[PPh2(CF:CF2)]2]. Kulbinder K. Banger, Russell P. Banham, Alan K. Brisdon, Wendy I. Cross, Greame Damant, Simon Parsons, Robin G. Pritchard, Antonio. Sousa-Pedrares, J. Chem. Soc.,Dalton Trans., 1999, 427--434. [doi]
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The first early transition metal perfluorovinyl complexes: the synthesis of Cp2M(CF:CF2)nX2-n (Cp: h5-C5H5-; M = Ti,Zr; X = Cl or F) and structures of Cp2Ti(CF:CF2)nX2-n (X = Cl,F) via Ti K-edge EXAFS studies. Kulbinder K. Banger, Alan K.. Brisdon, J. Organomet. Chem., 1999, 582, 301--309. [doi]
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Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Bis(perfluorovinyl)mercury,Hg(CF:CF2)2: Synthesis,Characterization,and Structure in the Gaseous and Crystalline Phases. Kulbinder K. Banger, Alan K. Brisdon, Paul T. Brain, Simon Parsons, David W. H. Rankin, Heather E. Robertson, Bruce A. Smart, Michael. Buehl, Inorg. Chem., 1999, 38, 5894--5900. [doi]
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Mild fluorination of oxo-anions; a clean route to Group 6 and 7 transition metal oxide fluorides. Alan K. Brisdon, John H. Holloway, Eric G. Hope, J. Fluorine Chem., 1998, 89, 35--37. [doi]
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X-ray crystallographic and extended x-ray absorption fine structure studies of gold(I) complexes containing weak intermolecular interactions. Peter Bishop, Patsy Marsh, Alan K. Brisdon, Brian J. Brisdon, Mary F. Mahon, J. Chem. Soc.,Dalton Trans., 1998, 675--682. [doi]
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Perfluorovinyl-metal derivatives: a new one-pot synthesis. Kulbinder K. Banger, Alan K. Brisdon, Arti. Gupta, Chem. Commun., 1997, 139--140. [doi]
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New synthetic route to WSF4 and its solution-phase structure as determined by tungsten L(III)-edge extended x-ray absorption fine structure studies. Kulbinder K. Banger, Christopher S. Blackman, Alan K.. Brisdon, J. Chem. Soc.,Dalton Trans., 1996, 2975--2978. [doi]
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Oxygenated species in the products of fluorination of [60]-and [70]-fullerene by fluorine gas. Roger Taylor, G. John Langley, John H. Holloway, Eric G. Hope, Alan K. Brisdon, Harold W. Kroto, David R. M. Walton, J. Chem. Soc.,Perkin Trans. 2, 1995, 181--7. [doi]
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Synthesis and characterization of iridium carbonyl fluorides. Stuart A. Brewer, Alan K. Brisdon, John H. Holloway, Eric G. Hope, Lee A. Peck, Paul G. Watson, J. Chem. Soc.,Dalton Trans., 1995, 2945--8. [doi]
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EXAFS studies on solutions of metal hexafluorides in anhydrous HF. Stuart A. Brewer, Alan K. Brisdon, John H. Holloway, Eric G. Hope, Polyhedron, 1994, 13, 749--52. [doi]
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Highly oxygenated derivatives of fluorinated fullerene C60,and the mode of fragmentation of the fluorinated cage under electron-impact-ionization conditions. Roger Taylor, G. John Langley, Alan K. Brisdon, John H. Holloway, Eric G. Hope, Harold W. Kroto, David R. M. Walton, Chem. Commun., 1993, 875--8. [doi]
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Mass spectrometric and IR spectroscopic characterization of monomeric molecular ruthenium oxide tetrafluoride. Alan K. Brisdon, Eric G. Hope, John H. Holloway, William Levason, J. Steven. Ogden, J. Fluorine Chem., 1993, 64, 117--23. [doi]
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Osmium LIII edge extended x-ray absorption fine-structure studies on the osmium(VIII) oxide-fluorides,OsO3F2,K[OsO3F3]and Cs2[OsO4F2]. Stuart A. Brewer, Alan K. Brisdon, John H. Holloway, Eric G. Hope, William Levason, J. Steven Ogden, Ahmed K. Saad, J. Fluorine Chem., 1993, 60, 13--17. [doi]
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Spectroscopic studies on the hexafluoroanions of platinum(V) and rhodium(V). Alan K. Brisdon, John H. Holloway, Eric G. Hope, William. Levason, Polyhedron, 1992, 11, 7--11. [doi]
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Metal K-edge extended x-ray absorption fine structure studies of molybdenum,ruthenium,and rhodium hexafluorides and related fluoroanions. Alan K. Brisdon, John H. Holloway, Eric G. Hope, William Levason, J. Steven Ogden, Ahmed K. Saad, J. Chem. Soc.,Dalton Trans., 1992, 447--9. [doi]
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Metal LIII-edge extended x-ray absorption fine structure of 5d transition metal hexafluorides and related fluoroanions. Alan K. Brisdon, John H. Holloway, Eric G. Hope, William Levason, J. Steven Ogden, Ahmed K. Saad, J. Chem. Soc.,Dalton Trans., 1992, 139--43. [doi]
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Metal K-edge EXAFS (extended x-ray absorption fine structure) studies of chromium oxyfluoride (CrO2F2) and manganese oxyfluoride (MnO3F) at 10 K. W. Levason, J. S. Ogden, A. K. Saad, N. A. Young, A. K. Brisdon, P. J. Holliman, J. H. Holloway, E. G. Hope, J. Fluorine Chem., 1991, 53, 43--51. [doi]
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Matrix isolation and mass spectrometric studies of the vaporization of alkali metal oxoselenium salts: characterization of molecular M2SeO4,M2SeO3,and MSeO2. Alan K. Brisdon, Robin A. Gomme, J. Steven. Ogden, J. Phys. Chem., 1991, 95, 2927--31. [doi]
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Ultraviolet-visible spectroscopic studies on manganese and rhenium oxide fluorides in low temperature matrixes. Alan K. Brisdon, John H. Holloway, Eric G. Hope, Paul J. Townson, William Levason, J. Steven. Ogden, J. Chem. Soc.,Dalton Trans., 1991, 3127--32. [doi]
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Matrix isolation infrared and ultraviolet-visible studies on some transition metal pentachlorides and pentabromides. Richard K. Bellingham, John T. Graham, Peter J. Jones, Julia R. Kirby, William Levason, J. Steven Ogden, Alan K. Brisdon, Eric G. Hope, J. Chem. Soc.,Dalton Trans., 1991, 3387--92. [doi]
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Spectroscopic studies on matrix-isolated molybdenum pentachloride. Alan K. Brisdon, John T. Graham, Eric G. Hope, Delyth M. Jenkins, William Levason, J. Steven. Ogden, J. Chem. Soc.,Dalton Trans., 1990, 1529--32. [doi]
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Spectroscopic studies on the hexafluorides of ruthenium and rhodium isolated in low-temperature matrixes. Alan K. Brisdon, Peter J. Jones, William Levason, J. Steven Ogden, John H. Holloway, Eric G. Hope, Gillian. Stanger, J. Chem. Soc.,Dalton Trans., 1990, 715--18. [doi]
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Matrix isolation-infrared spectroscopic and mass spectrometric studies of high temperature simulant fission products. Alan K. Brisdon, J. Steven Ogden, Brian R. Bowsher, Shirley. Dickinson, Proceedings of the International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer, 1990, 30, 137--51.
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Spectroscopic studies on matrix isolated tungsten chlorides and bromides. Alan K. Brisdon, Eric G. Hope, William Levason, J. Steven. Ogden, J. Chem. Soc.,Dalton Trans., 1989, 313--16. [doi]
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Matrix isolation and mass spectrometric studies on selenium trioxide vapor: the characterization of monomeric selenium trioxide. A. K. Brisdon, J. S. Ogden, J. Mol. Struct., 1987, 157, 141--53. [doi]
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Matrix-isolation studies on the vaporization of arsenic(V) oxide: the characterization of molecular species As4On (n = 7-10) by infrared spectroscopy. Alan K. Brisdon, Robin A. Gomme, J. Steven. Ogden, J. Chem. Soc.,Dalton Trans., 1986, 2725--30. [doi]
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