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Professor Melanie Pilkington (FRSC)
Former Tier (II) Canada Research Chair
Department of Chemistry, Brock University
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51. Structural Aesthetics in Molecular Nanoscience: A Uniqjue Ni26 Cluster with a “Rabbit-Face’ Topology and a Discrete Ni18 ‘Molecular Chain’, A.A. Athanasopoulu, M. Pilkington, C.P. Raptopoulu, A. Escuer and T.C. Stamatatos*, Chem. Commun., 2014, 95, 14908.

50. A Structural Investigation of Novel Thiophene-Functionalized BEDT-TTF Donors for Applications as Organic Field-Effect Transistors,, Q. Wang, J.D. Wallis, Y. Wu and M. Pilkington*, CrystEngComm., 2014, 16, 7268.

49. Exploring the Coordination Chemistry of 3,3’-Di(picolinamoyl)-2,2’-bipyridine: One Ligand Multiple Nuclearities, N.J. Hurley, J. J. Hayward, J. M. Rawson, M. Murrie, and M. Pilkington*, Inorg. Chem., 2014, 53, 8610.

48. ​Synthesis and Characterisation of First Row Transition Metal Complexes of Functionalized 1,2,4-Benzothiadiazines, E.R. Clark, M. U. Anwar, B.L. Leontowicz, Y. Beldjoudi, J, J. Hayward, W. K, Chan, E.L. Gavey, M. Pilkington* E. Zysman-Colman and J. M. Rawson*, Dalton Trans.2014, 43, 12996.

47. Transformation of a Ditopic Schiff-Base Nickel(II) Nitrate Complex into an Unsymmetrical Schiff Base Derivative by Partial Hydrolytic Degradation: Structural and Theoretical Studies, Q. Wang* , Y. Liu , W. Gaoa, Z. Xua, Y. Lia, W. Lia, and M. Pilkington, Transition Metal Chemistry, 2014, 39, 613.

46. The First 1-D Cyanide-Bridged Complex Assembled from a Covalently Tethered [Co(N3O2)Cl(OH2)]22+ Macrocyclic Building Block, R.T. Acha, E.L. Gavey, J. Wang, J.M. Rawson and M. Pilkington*, Polyhedron2014, 76, 122.

45. An Unusual Single Crystal-to-Single Crystal [2+2] Photocyclization Reaction of a TTF-Aryl-Nitrile Derivative, J.J. Hayward, R. Gumbau-Brisa, C. Clarke, A. Alberola, J.M. Rawson and M. Pilkington*, Cryst. Eng. Comm., 2014, 16, 7268.

44. Slow Relaxation in the first Penta Aza Dy(III) Macrocyclic Complex, E.L. Gavey, Y. Beldjoudi, J.M. Rawson, T. Stamatatos and M. Pilkington*, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 3741.

43. Supramolecular Chains of High Nuclearity {MnIII25} Barrel-like Single Molecule Magnets, D.P. Giannopolous, A. Thuijs, M. Pilkington, W. Wernsdorfer, G. Christou, T.C. Stamatatos*, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 779. 

42. Emissive Molecular Nanomagnets: Introducing Optical Properties in Triangular Oximato MnIII3 SMMs from the Deliberate Replacement of Simple Carboxylate Ligands with their Fluorescent Analogues, D. I. Alexandropoulos, A.M. Mowson, M. Pilkington, V. Bekiari, G. Christou and T. C. Stamatatos*, Dalton Trans.2014, 43. 1965.

41. Saddling up Copper − New Twists on a Metallo-wheel, N. Zararabi, J.J. Hayward, W. Clegg and M. Pilkington, Dalton, Trans., 2014, 2352.​

40. The use of the triptycene framework for observing O•••C=O molecular interactions. A. Lari, E. Bresco, P.M. Pitak. S.J. Coles, P. Belser, A. Beyeler, M. Pillkington and J.D. Wallis*, Cryst. Eng. Comm., 2011, 12, 6978. Hot Article

39. New chiral organosulfur donors related to bis(ethylenedithio)tetrathiafulvalene. S. Yang, A. C. Brooks, L. Martin, P. Day, M. Pilkington, W. Clegg, R.W. Harrington, L. Russo and J. D. Wallis*, Tetrahedron, 2010, 66. 6977.

38. Spin-Spin Interactions in Porphyrin-Based Monoverdazyl Radical Hybrid Spin Systems. P.K. Poddutoori, A. Dion, SJ. Yang, M. Pilkington*, J.D. Wallis and A. van der Est*, Inorg. Chem., 2010, 49, 3516. 

37. Light Induced Hole Transfer in a Hypervalent Phosphorous (V) Octaethylporphyrin Bearing an Axially Linked BEDT-TTF. P. K. Poddutoori, A. Dion, S. Yang, M. Pilkington, J.D. Wallis and A. van der Est*, J. Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines2010, 14, 178.

36. A Survey of Structure and Catalysis. Palladium(II), Platinum(II) and Indium(II) Complexes of 2-Phosphino-1-Dimethylamino Ferrocenes. C. Metallinos*, J. Zaifman, L. Van Belle, L. Dodge and M. Pilkington, Organometallics2009, 28, 4534. 

35. Rational Approaches to Organic Ferromagnets Based on Neutral Radicals Appended to Organosulfur Donors, A. Alberola and M. Pilkington, Current Organic Synthesis2009, 6, 66. 

34. Three-Dimensional Bimetallic Octacyanidometalates [MIV-CN)4MnII(H2O)2}2{(4H2O]n (M=Nb, Mo, W): Synthesis, Single-Crystal X-ray Diffraction and Magnetism. M.J. Herrera, P. Franz, R. Podgajny, M. Pilkington, M. Biner, S. Decurtins*, H. Stoeckli-Evans, A. Neels, R. Garde, Y. Dromzee, M. Julve, B. Sieclucka, K. Hashimoto, S. Okhoshi and M. Verdaguer*,  Comptes Rendus Chimie,  2008, 11, 1192.

33. Towards the Understanding of Magnetic Interactions within a Series of TTF-Conjugated Verdazyl Diradical Cation Systems - A Density Functional Theory Study. V. Polo, A. Alberola, J. Andres, J. Anthony and M. Pilkington*, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys2008, 10, 857.

32. The Preparation of a Highly Reactive 3,3'-Disubstituted-2,2'-Bipyridine Ligand and its Rearrangement to a Novel Quaterpyridine Analogue. J. Wang, H. Stoeckli-Evans, S. Onions, J.K. Halfpenny, J.D. Wallis and M. Pilkington*, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 2007, 3628.

31. Synthesis and Characterization of a TTF-Verdazyl Radical - A New Building Block for Conducting and/or Magnetic Systems. M. Chahma, K. Macnamara, A. van der Est, A. Alberola, V. Polo and M. Pilkington, New J. Chem., 2007, 31, 1973.

30. The Preparation and Coordination Complex of the First Imine Bridged TTF-Pyridine Donor Ligand. M. ChahmaN. Hassan, A. Alberola, H. Stoeckli-Evans and M. Pilkington*,  Inorg. Chem.  2007, 46, 3807.

29, The Rational Design of a Covalently Tethered Dinuclear [MnII(N3O2)]2 Macrocyclic Building Block: Synthesis, Structure and Magnetic Properties. J. WangB. Slater, A. Alberola, H. Stoeckli-Evans, F. Razavi and M. Pilkington*, Inorg. Chem2007, 46, 4763.

28. A Novel Dinuclear Tridentate Bipyridine Carboxamide Ligand and its Complexation to Copper(II): Synthesis, Structure and Magnetism. J. Wang, B. Djukic A. Alberola, F. Razavi and M. Pilkington*, Inorg. Chem., 2007, 46, 8560.

27. Synthesis and Characterization of a New Family of Spin Bearing TTF Ligands, M. ChahmaX-S. Wang, A. van der Est, M. Pilkington, J. Org. Chem., 2006, 7, 2750.

26. Organosulfur donor with hydroxy groups and its conducting salt: crystal structures and physical properties. S-X. Liu, A. Neels, H. Stoeckli-Evans, M. Pilkington, J.D. Wallis, S. Decurtins*, Polyhedron2004, 23, 1185.

25. Novel Cyano-Bridged MII9MV6 Molecular Clusters [MII = Mn, Co, Ni; MV = Mo, W]. F. Bonadio, J. Larionova, M. Gross, M. Biner, H. Stoeckli-Evans, S. Decurtins* and M. Pilkington*, Inorg. Syntheses; Ed. J.R. Shapely, 2004, Vol. 34, 156-160.

24. High Nuclearity Clusters and Aggregates with Paramagnetic Centres: Cyano and Oxalato Bridged Systems. M. Pilkington* and S. Decurtins*, Comprehensive Coordination Chemistry II. Elsevier Science Ltd; Ed. A.K. Powell, 2004, Vol. 6, Chapter 7, 177-229.

23. A Rational Approach for the Self-Assembly of Molecular Building Blocks in the Field of Molecule-Based Magnetism. M. Pilkington and S. Decurtins*, Crystal Engineering in Materials Chemistry. Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany; Ed. G. Desiraju. 2003, Chapter 7, 276-322.

22. The design and synthesis of a novel aza-substituted phthalocyanine with four peripheral diimine binding sites. J. Rusanova, S. Decurtins and M. Pilkington*, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 2002, 19, 2236.

21. The facile synthesis of novel functionalized bis(ethylenedithio)tetrathiafulvalene (BEDT-TTF)derivatives. S.- X. LiuS. Dolder, M. Pilkington and S. Decurtins*, J. Org. Chem., 2002, 67, 3160.

20. The coordination chemistry of 3,3’-diamino-2,2’-bipyridine and its dication- exploring the role of the amino groups by X-ray crystallography. C.R. Rice, S. Onions, N. Vidal, J.D. Wallis*, M.-C. Senna, M. Pilkington* and H. Stoeckli-Evans, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2002, 8, 1985.

19. New carbon-carbon bond forming reactions of cyclic sulfate esters and cyclic sulfamidates. M.K. Pound, D.L. Davies, M. Pilkington, M.M. de Pina Vaz Sousa and J.D. Wallis*, Tet. Lett., 2002, 43, 1915.

18. 2,2,2-Tris(cyclohexyloxy)-4,5-(2’,2’’-biphenylo)-1,3,2-dioxaphospholene. P.G. Jones, A.J. Kirby*, M. Pilkington. Acta Cryst., 2002, E58(3), 268.

17. The exploitation of versatile building blocks for the self-assembly of novel molecular magnets. M. Pilkington, M. Gross, P. Franz, M. Biner, S. Decurtins*, H. Stoeckli-Evans and A. Neels, J. Solid State Chem.2001, 159, 262.

16. The utilization of classical spin monte carlo methods to stimulate magnetic behaviour of extended three-dimensional cubic networks incorporating M(II) ions with an S = 5/2 ground state spin. E. Boullant, J. Cano, Y. Journaux*, S. Decurtins, M. Gross and M. Pilkington, Inorg. Chem.2001, 40, 3900.

15. The design and synthesis of versatile molecular building blocks: working towards the controlled self-assembly of novel functional materials. M. Pilkington* and S. Decurtins*, Chimia, 2001, 55, 1014.

14. Functionalised organosulfur donor molecules: synthesis of racemic hydroxymethyl-, alkoxymethyl- and dialkoxy methylbis(ethylenedithio) tetrathiafulvalenes. N. Saygili, R.J. Brown, P. Day, R. Hoelzl, P. Kathirgamanathan, E.R. Mageean, T. Ozturk, M. Pilkington, M.M.B. Qayyum, S.S. Turner, L. Vorwerg and J.D. Wallis*, Tetrahedron, 2001, 57, 5015.

13. Novel organosulfur donors containing hydroxy functionalities: synthesis of bis[2,2-bis(hydroxymethyl)propane-1,3-diyldithio)tetrathiafulvalene and related materials. T. Ozturk, N. Saygili, S. Ozkara, M. Pilkington, C.R. Rice, D.A. Tranter, F. Turksy and J.D. Wallis*, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 2001, 4, 407.

12. Molecular distortions in crystalline 2-phenylethynylbenzoic acid. L.D. Hall, G. Orpen, M. Pilkington, J.D. Wallis*, J. Chem. Cryst., 2001, 32, 97. 

11. Oxalate–based 2D and 3D magnets. M. Pilkington* and S. Decurtins*, Magnetism from Molecules to Materials II, 2001, 338-356; Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany; Eds. J.S. Miller and M. Drillon.

10. High-Spin molecules. A novel cyano-bridged Mn9IIMo6V molecular cluster with an S = 51/2 ground state and ferromagnetic intercluster ordering at low temperature. J. Larionova, M. Gross, M. Pilkington, H-P. Andres, H. Steockli-Evans, H.-U. Güdel and S. Decurtins*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2000, 39, 1605.

9. Molecular-based magnetism in high-spin molecular clusters and three-dimensional networks based on cyanometalate building blocks. M. Pilkington, S. Decurtins. Chimia2000, 54, 593.

8. Synthesis and reactivity of tethered 1:6-(phosphinoarene)ruthenium dichlorides. B. Therrien, T.R. Ward*, M. Pilkington, C. Hoffmann, Organometallics1998, 17, 330.

7. New precursors for preparing organic conducting materials: synthesis of (R)-(hydroxymethyl)bis (ethy lenedithio)tetrathiafulvalene, and the ring expansion of a cyclic sulfate ester. F. Leurquin, T. Ozturk, M. Pilkington and J.D. Wallis*, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 1997, 21, 3173.

6. 4,4’-Dinitro-2,2’-bipyridine. J. Hauser, M. Pilkington, C. Hoffmann, S. Capelli and H.-B. Bürgi*., Acta Cryst., 1997, C53(11), 1719.

5. Geometry distorting intramolecular interactions to an alkyne group in 1-(2-aminophenyl)-2-(2-nitrophenyl)ethyne: a joint experimental-theoretical study. M. Pilkington, J.D. Wallis*, G. Smith and J.A.K Howard, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 2, 1996, 9, 1849.

4. An alkyne group with a pair of hydrogen bonds: the crystal structure of 2,2’-ethynylenedibenzeneboronic acid at 122 K. M. Pilkington, J.D. Wallis* and S. Larsen, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1995, 15, 1499.

3. Attractive interactions between an alkyne group and two carbonyl oxygen atoms: the crystal and molecular structure of 2,2’-ethynylenedibenzoic acid at 150 K. M. Pilkington, S. Tayip, J.D. Wallis*, J. Chem. Soc. Perkin. Trans 2.1994, 12, 2481.

2. Methyl DL-3-benzyl-2,2-dioxo-1,2,3-oxathiazolidine-4-carboxylate - an intermediate for amino acid synthesis. P. Gritsonie, M. Pilkington and J.D. Wallis*. Acta Cryst., 1994, C50, 763-765.

1. Synthesis and stability of the cyclic sulfamidate of N-trityl-L-serine methyl ester. M. Pilkington and J.D. Wallis*, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1993, 24, 1857.
59.  Structural, Magnetic and DFT studies on a Charge Transfer Salt of a TTF-pyridyl-(1,5-diisopropyl)verdazyl Diradical, Cation, S. VenneriJ. Wilson, J.M. Rawson and M. Pilkington*, ChemPlusChem2015, 11, 1624.. DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201500309.

58. Probing the structural changes accompanying a spin crossover transition in a chiral [Fe(II)(N3O2)(CN)2] macrocycle by X-ray crystallography.  R.T. Acha and M. Pilkington*, Cryst. Eng. Comm2015, 17, 8897.. DOI: 10.1039/C5CE01052G

57. Placing a crown on DyIII - a dual property LnIII complex displaying optical properties and SMM behaviour, E. L. GaveyM. Al HareriJ. Regier, L. D. Carlos, R. A.S. Ferreira, F. S. Razavi, J. M. Rawson  and M. Pilkington*, J. Mat. Chem. C. 2015, 3, 7738. .DOI: 10.1039/C5TC01264C

56. Molecular construction and photoinduced electron transfer studies of axially arranged supramolecular tetrathiafulvalene-aluminum(III)porphyrin-fullerene triads. P.K. Poddutoori, G. N. Lim, A. S. D. Sandanayaka, P. A. Karr, O. Ito, F. D’Souza, M. Pilkington and A. van der Est*, Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 12151. DOI: 10.1039/C5NR01675D58.

55. A family of unsymmetrical hydroxyl-substituted BEDT-TTF donors: syntheses, structures and preliminary thin film studies.Q. Wang, M. Zecchini, J. D. Wallis, Y.L. Wu, J.M. Rawson and M. Pilkington*, RSC Advances2015, 5, 40205. DOI: 10.1039/C5RA04568A

54. Stereochemistry for engineering spin crossover: structures and magnetic properties of a homochiral vs racemic [Fe(N3O2)(CN)2] complex.Q. WangS. Venneri, N. Zarrabi, H. Wang, C. Desplanches, J.-F. Letard, T. Seda and M. Pilkington*, Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 6711. DOI: 10.1039/C5DT00357A 

53. Coordination complexes of 15-membered pentadentate aza, oxoaza and thiaaza Schiff base macrocycles. “old ccmplexes offer new attractions”. E.L. Gavey and M. Pilkington*, Coord. Chem. Rev., 2015, 296, 125.. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ccr.2015.03.01

52. Copper-promoted aerial oxidation of benzothiadiazines: Access to benzothiadiazine S-oxide heterocycles, E.R. Clark, J.J. Hayward, B.J. Leontowicz, M. Pilkington, and J.M. Rawson*, Dalton Trans.. 2015, 44, 2071. DOI: 10.1039/C4DT03467H