Dr Frank Mair (BSc, PhD, MRSC CChem) - publications


List of publications


  • Alnajrani, M., & Mair, F. (2016). Bidentate forms of β-triketimines: syntheses, characterization and outstanding performance of enamine–diimine cobalt complexes in isoprene polymerization. Dalton Transactions, 45(25), 10435-10446. DOI: 10.1039/C6DT01064D . Publication link: 548388a7-8861-41fc-8723-aed33447284c
  • Weston, L., Mair, F., & Mcdouall, J. (2016). Thallophilic Tl(I)–Tl(I) Contacts Mediated by Tl–Aryl Interactions. A Computational Study.Dalton Transactions, 45(20), 8433-8439. DOI: 10.1039/C6DT01035K . Publication link: d46c0045-20ff-4e68-82c4-ba6a0edd429c



  • Cullinane, J., Jolleys, A., & Mair, F. (2013). No title. Dalton Transactions, 42(33), 11971-11975. . Publication link: 7e318fdb-59ad-487c-8855-19b010ee59d6
  • Hamedani, N. G., Arabi, H., Zohuri, G. H., Mair, F. S., & Jolleys, A. (2013). Synthesis and structural characterization of a nickel(II) precatalyst bearing a β-triketimine ligand and study of its ethylene polymerization performance using response surface methods. Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 51(7), 1520-1532. DOI: 10.1002/pola.26522. Publication link: 6eea6fe2-cd68-4971-ad67-ffc4b6673127


  • Barnes, D., Brown, G. L., Brownhill, M., German, I., Herbert, C. J., Jolleys, A., ... Warren, J. E. (2009). A new, flexible N,N,N-Tripodal facially capping ligand system: Synthesis and structural characterization of β-Triketimines and their M(CO) 3 complexes (M = Cr, Mo, W). European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, (9), 1219-1233. DOI: 10.1002/ejic.200801022. Publication link: 44ed85a7-862e-4642-ab51-204c555d11e8


  • Hinchliffe, A., Mair, F. S., McInnes, E. J. L., Pritchard, R. G., & Warren, J. E. (2008). Light group 13 chloride diazadiene complexes: Consequences of varying substituent bulk. Dalton Transactions, (2), 222-233. DOI: 10.1039/b712911d. Publication link: c9b4cc28-b9ec-41aa-975e-232235f7090f



  • Carey, D. T., Cope-Eatough, E. K., Vilaplana-Mafé, E., Mair, F. S., Pritchard, R. G., Warren, J. E., & Woods, R. J. (2003). Structures and reactions of monomeric and dimeric lithium diazapentadienyl complexes with electrophiles: Synthesis of α-C,C′-dialkyl-β- diimines, and dissolution-reversible synthesis of an α-alkoxylithium- β-diimine. Dalton Transactions, (6), 1083-1093. DOI: 10.1039/b212079h. Publication link: 15438302-a6c5-4a4e-9cfa-7952657b0a72
  • Ball, L. J., Dickie, A. P., Mair, F. S., Middleton, D. A., & Pritchard, R. G. (2003). Reversible C-C bond formation: Solid state structure of the aldol-like addition product of adamantanone to a 1,5-diazapentadienyllithium, and its solution state retro-aldol dissociation. Chemical Communications, 9(6), 744-745. DOI: 10.1039/b211745b. Publication link: 0161da7d-6baf-44b2-986e-c70253639192 | PubMed:12703802
  • Mair, F., CAREY, D. A. V. I. D. T., PRITCHARD, R. O. B. I. N. G., & WARREN, J. O. H. N. E. (2003). Structures and reactions of 1,3-diamidodilithium complexes: The hemisolvated l-[CMe2{CHMeN(R)}2Li2.OEt2], the unsolvated 1:1 mixed organo-amidolithium u-[CMe2{CHMeN(R')}2.Li2.(nBuLi)2], and the product of oxidative ring closure, the pyrazolidine l-[(RNCHMe)2CMe2] (R = 2-iPr-C6H4; R' = 2,6-iPr2-C6H3). European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2003(18). DOI: 10.1002/ejic.200300373. Publication link: 0139f12d-ceb6-496c-afb4-69b148ef114a
  • Kennedy, A. R., & Mair, F. S. (2003). A magnesium-bis(diaryldiketiminate) complex. Acta Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications, 59(12), m549-m551. DOI: 10.1107/S010827010302376X. Publication link: 401e1c01-8fcf-4215-a773-76b4bd942b2f
  • Alexander, M. R., Mair, F. S., Pritchard, R. G., & Warren, J. E. (2003). Mild depolymerization of silicone grease using aluminum(III) chloride: High-yield synthesis and crystal structure of [{ClSiMe2OAlCl 2}2], and its controlled hydrolysis on aluminum surfaces. Applied Organometallic Chemistry, 17(9), 730-734. DOI: 10.1002/aoc.500. Publication link: 333993f1-fa85-49da-8be9-09fcb65c008e
  • Carey, D. T., Mair, F. S., Pritchard, R. G., Warren, J. E., & Woods, R. J. (2003). Borane and alane reductions of bulky N,N′-diaryl-1,3-diimines: Structural characterization of products and intermediates in the diastereoselective synthesis of 1,3-diamines. Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions, (19), 3792-3798. DOI: 10.1039/b306401h. Publication link: c924e9f4-ccbc-4c14-8567-68bb62150254
  • Cope-Eatough, E. K., Mair, F. S., Pritchard, R. G., Warren, J. E., & Woods, R. J. (2003). Palladium co-ordination chemistry of β-diimines: A preparative and structural comparison with α-diimines. Polyhedron, 22(11), 1447-1454. DOI: 10.1016/S0277-5387(03)00123-2. Publication link: a173f05f-84e3-4744-bca8-e77326d96a64


  • Mair, F. S., Manning, R., Pritchard, R. G., & Warren, J. E. (2001). Imine chloroboration: Reaction of boron trichloride with a bulky diazadiene gives not a diazaborolium salt, but a 2,4,5 trichloro-1,3,2-diazaborolidine. Chemical Communications, (12), 1136-1137. DOI: 10.1039/b101580j. Publication link: 8ea4d1d2-2417-4861-a438-0c220ec13eef
  • Hayes, J. M., Greer, J. C., & Mair, F. S. (2001). Amidolithium-mediated enolization: Does proton transfer occur via a dimer intermediate with bridging carbonyls?New Journal of Chemistry, 25(2), 262-267. DOI: 10.1039/b003446k. Publication link: b12cf542-ff1d-418f-9c8c-3f7408e3b1f9


  • Lightfoot, M. P., Mair, F. S., Pritchard, R. G., & Warren, J. E. (1999). New Supramolecular packing motifs: pi-stacked rods encased in triply helical hydrogen bonded amide strands. Chemical Communications, 1945-1946. DOI: 10.1039/a905245c. Publication link: 13c40f47-2725-426f-885e-a8bdc3da9367



  • Mair, F. S., Clegg, W., & P, A. O. (1993). A mixed aggregate of lithium diisopropylamide and lithium chloride: Synthesis and crystal structure. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 113. . Publication link: 717d45ea-fc6b-4136-80de-1e1b9c7773f1

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