Portrait of Dr Nathan Patmore Dr Nathan Patmore

n.j.patmore@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473695



Biography

Dr. Patmore obtained a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Bath in 1999, which was followed by a PhD from the same institution in 2002. His graduate research was supervised by Dr Andrew Weller and involved incorporating weakly coordinating anions into transition metal catalysts to improve their performance. In 2002 he moved to The Ohio State University, USA, for post-doctoral studies with Prof Malcolm Chisholm on electron transfer between metal-metal quadruply bonded compounds. In 2005, he moved back to the UK with a Ramsay Memorial Research Fellowship that was hosted by the University of Sheffield, and in 2006 he was awarded a prestigious Royal Society University Research Fellowship at Sheffield. In 2013 he moved to the University of Huddersfield, and is currently a Royal Society University Research Fellow and a member of the Supramolecular and Structural Chemistry Research Group.

Research and Scholarship

My research focuses on metal-metal multiply bonded complexes, which typically consist of a dimetal core surrounded by four bridging ligands in a “paddlewheel” arrangement. The dimetal core is redox active, and these compounds have a unique electronic structure that can result in interesting photophysical and magnetic properties. My research exploits these features to develop compounds that address fundamental scientific concepts, such as the nature of chemical bonding and electron transfer mechanisms, and apply them to develop useful compounds for application in a diverse range of fields such as functional materials, molecular electronics and small molecule activation. In order to fully characterise our compounds we employ a variety of analytical (ie. MALDI-TOF MS, electrochemistry, X-ray diffraction), spectroscopic (ie. IR, UV/vis and NMR) and theoretical (DFT) techniques.

Further details are on my Research Page

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2016

Adams, K., Ball, A., Birkett, J., Brown, L., Chappell, B., Gill, D., Lo, P., Patmore, N., Rice, C., Ryan, J., Raubo, P. and Sweeney, J. (2016) ‘An iron-catalysed C–C bond-forming spirocyclization cascade providing sustainable access to new 3D heterocyclic frameworksNature Chemistry , 9 (4), pp. 396-401. ISSN 1755-4330

Ring, S., Meijer, A. and Patmore, N. (2016) ‘Structural, spectroscopic and theoretical studies of a diruthenium(II,II) tetraformamidinate that reversibly binds dioxygenPolyhedron , 103 (A), pp. 87-93. ISSN 0277-5387

Wilkinson, L., Vincent, K., Meijer, A. and Patmore, N. (2016) ‘Mechanistic insight into proton-coupled mixed valencyChemical Communications , 52 (1), pp. 100-103. ISSN 1359-7345

2015

Loughrey, J., Patmore, N., Baldansuren, A., Fielding, A., McInnes, E., Hardie, M., Sproules, S. and Halcrow, M. (2015) ‘Platinum(ii) complexes of mixed-valent radicals derived from cyclotricatechylene, a macrocyclic tris-dioxoleneChemical Science , 6 (12), pp. 6935-6948. ISSN 2041-6520

Patmore, N (2015) ‘Recent advances in the chemistry of metal-metal quadruple bonds’. In: Organometallic Chemistry. : Royal Society of Chemistry. pp. 88-106. ISBN 9781849739849

Chifotides, H., Saha, B., Patmore, N., Dunbar, K. and Bera, J. (2015) ‘Group 9 Metal–Metal Bonds’. In: Molecular Metal-Metal Bonds: Compounds, Synthesis, Properties. : Wiley. pp. 279-324. ISBN 9783527335411

Chisholm, M. and Patmore, N. (2015) ‘Group 6 Metal–Metal Bonds’. In: Molecular Metal-Metal Bonds: Compounds, Synthesis, Properties. : Wiley. pp. 139-174. ISBN 9783527335411

2013

Gracia, R. and Patmore, N. (2013) ‘Structural, spectroscopic and theoretical studies of diosmium(iii,iii) tetracarboxylatesDalton Transactions , 42 (36), pp. 13118-13125. ISSN 1477-9226

Wilkinson, L., McNeill, L., Scattergood, P. and Patmore, N. (2013) ‘Hydrogen Bonding and Electron Transfer between Dimetal Paddlewheel Compounds Containing Pendant 2-Pyridone Functional GroupsInorganic Chemistry , 52 (16), pp. 9683-9691. ISSN 0020-1669

Wilkinson, L., McNeill, L., Meijer, A. and Patmore, N. (2013) ‘Mixed Valency in Hydrogen Bonded ‘Dimers of Dimers’Journal of the American Chemical Society , 135 (5), pp. 1723-1726. ISSN 0002-7863

2012

Hicks, J., Ring, S. and Patmore, N. (2012) ‘Tuning the electronic structure of Mo–Mo quadruple bonds by N for O for S substitutionDalton Transactions , 41 (22), pp. 6641-6650. ISSN 1477-9226

2010

Gracia, R., Adams, H. and Patmore, N. (2010) ‘Unexpected structural and electronic effects of internal rotation in diruthenium paddlewheel complexes containing bulky carboxylate ligandsInorganica Chimica Acta , 363 (14), pp. 3856-3864. ISSN 0020-1693

Gracia, R. and Patmore, N. (2010) ‘Synthesis and Characterisation of Diruthenium Paddlewheel Compounds Bearing 2,6-Di(p-tolyl)benzoate LigandsJournal of Cluster Science , 21 (3), pp. 339-350. ISSN 1040-7278

Chisholm, M., Patmore, N., Reed, C. and Singh, N. (2010) ‘Oxalate Bridged Triangles Incorporating Mo24+Units. Electronic Structure and BondingInorganic Chemistry , 49 (15), pp. 7116-7122. ISSN 0020-1669

Imhof, W., Sterzik, A., Krieck, S., Schwierz, M., Hoffeld, T., Spielberg, E., Plass, W. and Patmore, N. (2010) ‘Intramolecular electron transfer in cyanide bridged adducts comprising RuII/RuIII tetracarboxylate and [MnI(CO)(CN)(tBuNC)4] unitsDalton Transactions , 39 (27), pp. 6249-6254. ISSN 1477-9226

Alberding, B., Barybin, M., Chisholm, M., Gustafson, T., Reed, C., Robinson, R., Patmore, N., Singh, N. and Turro, C. (2010) ‘Molecular, electronic structure and spectroscopic properties of MM quadruply bonded units supported by trans-6-carboethoxy-2-carboxylatoazulene ligandsDalton Transactions , 39 (8), p. 1979. ISSN 1477-9226

Patmore, N (2010) ‘Recent developments in the chemistry of metal-metal multiply bonded paddlewheel compounds’. In: Organometallic Chemistry. : Royal Society of Chemistry. pp. 77-92. ISBN 9781847559500

2009

Alberding, B., Chisholm, M., Chou, Y., Gallucci, J., Ghosh, Y., Gustafson, T., Patmore, N., Reed, C. and Turro, C. (2009) ‘Quadruply Bonded Dimetal Units Supported by 2,4,6-Triisopropylbenzoates MM(TiPB)4(MM = Mo2, MoW, and W2): Preparation and Photophysical PropertiesInorganic Chemistry , 48 (10), pp. 4394-4399. ISSN 0020-1669

Patmore, N (2009) ‘Photophysical properties of metal complexesAnnual Reports Section "A" (Inorganic Chemistry) , 105, pp. 525-546. ISSN 0260-1818

Gracia, R., Adams, H. and Patmore, N. (2009) ‘Relationship between metal–metal bond length and internal rotation in diruthenium tetracarboxylate paddlewheel complexesDalton Transactions (2), pp. 259-261. ISSN 1477-9226

Chisholm, M. and Patmore, N. (2009) ‘Oxalate bridged heteronuclear compounds containing MM quadruple bonds (M = Mo and W) and their radical cationsCanadian Journal of Chemistry , 87 (1), pp. 88-94. ISSN 0008-4042

2008

Chisholm, M., Dann, A., Dielmann, F., Gallucci, J., Patmore, N., Ramnauth, R. and Scheer, M. (2008) ‘Dimolybdenum Bis-2,4,6-triisopropyl-benzoate Bis-4-isonicotinate: A Redox Active Analogue of 4,4?-Bipyridine with Ambivalent PropertiesInorganic Chemistry , 47 (20), pp. 9248-9255. ISSN 0020-1669

Patmore, N (2008) ‘Photophysical properties of metal complexesAnnual Reports Section "A" (Inorganic Chemistry) , 104, pp. 498-528. ISSN 0260-1818

2007

Barybin, M., Chisholm, M., Patmore, N., Robinson, R. and Singh, N. (2007) ‘Concerning the molecular and electronic structure of a tungsten-tungsten quadruply bonded complex supported by two 6-Carboethoxy-2-carboxylatoazulene ligandsChemical Communications (35), pp. 3652-3654. ISSN 1359-7345

Patmore, N (2007) ‘Photophysical properties of metal complexesAnnual Reports Section "A" (Inorganic Chemistry) , 103, pp. 518-545. ISSN 0260-1818

Chisholm, M. and Patmore, N. (2007) ‘Studies of Electronic Coupling and Mixed Valency in Metal?Metal Quadruply Bonded Complexes Linked by Dicarboxylate and Closely Related LigandsAccounts of Chemical Research , 40 (1), pp. 19-27. ISSN 0001-4842

Chisholm, M. and Patmore, N. (2007) ‘2,5-Dianilinoterephthalate bridged MM quadruply bonded complexes of molybdenum and tungstenDalton Transactions (1), pp. 91-96. ISSN 1477-9226

2006

Chisholm, M., D'Acchioli, J., Hadad, C. and Patmore, N. (2006) ‘Concerning the Electronic Coupling of MoMo Quadruple Bonds Linked by 4,4‘-Azodibenzoate and Comparison with t2g6-Ru(II) Centers by 4,4‘-Azodiphenylcyanamido LigandsInorganic Chemistry , 45 (26), pp. 11035-11042. ISSN 0020-1669

Chisholm, M. and Patmore, N. (2006) ‘Electronic coupling in 1,4-(COS)2C6H4 linked MM quadruple bonds (M = Mo, W): the influence of S for O substitutionDalton Transactions (26), pp. 3164-3169. ISSN 1477-9226

2005

Byrnes, M., Chisholm, M. and Patmore, N. (2005) ‘New Metal?Organic Polygons Involving MM Quadruple Bonds: M8(O2CtBu)4(?-SC4H2-3,4-{CO2}2)6(M = Mo, W)Inorganic Chemistry , 44 (25), pp. 9347-9352. ISSN 0020-1669

Chisholm, M., Feil, F., Hadad, C. and Patmore, N. (2005) ‘Electronically Coupled MM Quadruply-Bonded Complexes (M = Mo or W) Employing Functionalized Terephthalate Bridges: Toward Molecular Rheostats and SwitchesJournal of the American Chemical Society , 127 (51), pp. 18150-18158. ISSN 0002-7863

Barybin, M., Chisholm, M., Dalal, N., Holovics, T., Patmore, N., Robinson, R. and Zipse, D. (2005) ‘Long-Range Electronic Coupling of MM Quadruple Bonds (M = Mo or W) via a 2,6-Azulenedicarboxylate BridgeJournal of the American Chemical Society , 127 (43), pp. 15182-15190. ISSN 0002-7863

Chisholm, M. and Patmore, N. (2005) ‘Electronically-coupled MM quadruply-bonded complexes of molybdenum and tungstenThe Chemical Record , 5 (5), pp. 308-320. ISSN 1527-8999

Chisholm, M., D'Acchioli, J., Hadad, C. and Patmore, N. (2005) ‘Studies of oxalate-bridged MM quadruple bonds and their radical cations (M = Mo or W): on the matter of linkage isomersDalton Transactions (10), pp. 1852-1857. ISSN 1477-9226

Chisholm, M., D'Acchioli, J., Pate, B., Patmore, N., Dalal, N. and Zipse, D. (2005) ‘Cations M2(O2CtBu)4+, Where M = Mo and W, and MoW(O2CtBu)4+. Theoretical, Spectroscopic, and Structural InvestigationsInorganic Chemistry , 44 (4), pp. 1061-1067. ISSN 0020-1669

Chisholm, M., Patmore, N. and Zhou, Z. (2005) ‘Concerning the relative importance of enantiomorphic site vs. chain end control in the stereoselective polymerization of lactides: reactions of (R,R-salen)- and (S,S-salen)?aluminium alkoxides LAlOCH2R complexes (R = CH3 and S-CHMeCl)Chemical Communications (1), pp. 127-129. ISSN 1359-7345

2004

Chisholm, M. and Patmore, N. (2004) ‘On the solvatochromic properties of the oxalate-bridged complexes [(tBuCO2)3M2]2(?-O2C2O2) where M=Mo or WInorganica Chimica Acta , 357 (13), pp. 3877-3882. ISSN 0020-1693

Byrnes, M., Chisholm, M., Clark, R., Gallucci, J., Hadad, C. and Patmore, N. (2004) ‘Thienyl Carboxylate Ligands Bound to and Bridging MM Quadruple Bonds, M = Mo or W: Models for Polythiophenes Incorporating MM Quadruple BondsInorganic Chemistry , 43 (20), pp. 6334-6344. ISSN 0020-1669

Chisholm, M., Clark, R., Gallucci, J., Hadad, C. and Patmore, N. (2004) ‘Electronically-Coupled Tungsten?Tungsten Quadruple Bonds: Comparisons of Electron Delocalization in 3,6-Dioxypyridazine and Oxalate-Bridged CompoundsJournal of the American Chemical Society , 126 (26), pp. 8303-8313. ISSN 0002-7863

Clarke, A., Ingleson, M., Kociok-K�hn, G., Mahon, M., Patmore, N., Rourke, J., Ruggiero, G. and Weller, A. (2004) ‘Silver?Phosphine Complexes of the Highly Methylated Carborane Monoanion [closo-1-H-CB11Me11]-Journal of the American Chemical Society , 126 (5), pp. 1503-1517. ISSN 0002-7863

Chisholm, M., Clark, R., Hadad, C. and Patmore, N. (2004) ‘3,6-Dioxypyridazine bridged tungsten–tungsten quadruple bonds. Comparisons of electron delocalisation with oxalate bridged compoundsChemical Communications (1), pp. 80-82. ISSN 1359-7345

2003

Patmore, N., Mahon, M. and Weller, A. (2003) ‘Bi- and tri-metallic {Cp*RhCl} fragments partnered with carborane monoanions [CB11H6Y6]? (Y = H, Br): control of nuclearity by choice of anionApplied Organometallic Chemistry , 17 (6-7), pp. 388-392. ISSN 0268-2605

Patmore, N., Ingleson, M., Mahon, M. and Weller, A. (2003) ‘Investigation of the synthesis of {Mo(?5-C5H5)(CO)3}+ fragments partnered with the monoanionic carboranes [closo-CB11H11Br]?, [closo-CB11H6Br6]? and [closo-HCB11Me11]? by silver salt metathesis and hydride abstractionDalton Transactions (14), pp. 2894-2904. ISSN 1477-9226

2002

Ingleson, M., Mahon, M., Patmore, N., Ruggiero, G. and Weller, A. (2002) ‘[(PPh3)Ag(HCB11Me11)]: A Complex with Intermolecular Ag???H3C InteractionsAngewandte Chemie International Edition , 41 (19), pp. 3694-3697. ISSN 1433-7851

Fox, M., Mahon, M., Patmore, N. and Weller, A. (2002) ‘Solution and Solid-State Structure of the Anion [Ag2{closo-CB11H12}4]2-Inorganic Chemistry , 41 (17), pp. 4567-4573. ISSN 0020-1669

Rifat, A., Patmore, N., Mahon, M. and Weller, A. (2002) ‘Rhodium Phosphines Partnered with the Carborane Monoanions [CB11H6Y6]-(Y = H, Br). Synthesis and Evaluation as Alkene Hydrogenation CatalystsOrganometallics , 21 (14), pp. 2856-2865. ISSN 0276-7333

Patmore, N., Hague, C., Cotgreave, J., Mahon, M., Frost, C. and Weller, A. (2002) ‘Silver Phosphanes Partnered with Carborane Monoanions: Synthesis, Structures and Use as Highly Active Lewis Acid Catalysts in a Hetero-Diels–Alder ReactionChemistry - A European Journal , 8 (9), pp. 2088-2098. ISSN 0947-6539

2001

Ingleson, M., Patmore, N., Ruggiero, G., Frost, C., Mahon, M., Willis, M. and Weller, A. (2001) ‘Chelating Monoborane Phosphines: Rational and High-Yield Synthesis of [(COD)Rh{(?2-BH3)Ph2PCH2PPh2}][PF6] (COD = 1,5-cyclooctadiene)Organometallics , 20 (21), pp. 4434-4436. ISSN 0276-7333

Hague, C., Patmore, N., Frost, C., Mahon, M. and Weller, A. (2001) ‘[(PPh3)Ag(CB11H6Y6)] (Y = H, Br): highly active, selective and recyclable Lewis acids for a hetero-Diels–Alder reactionChemical Communications (21), pp. 2286-2287. ISSN 1359-7345

Patmore, N., Mahon, M., Steed, J. and Weller, A. (2001) ‘Synthesis and characterisation of {Mo(?-L)(CO)3}+ (?-L = C5H5 or C5Me5) fragments ligated with [CB11H12]? and derivatives. Isolation and structural characterisation of an intermediate in a silver salt metathesis reactionJournal of the Chemical Society Dalton Transactions (3), pp. 277-283. ISSN 1472-7773

2000

Patmore, N., Weller, A. and Steed, J. (2000) ‘Transition metal complexes of the weakly coordinating carborane anion [CB11H12]?: the first isolation and structural characterisation of an intermediate in a silver salt metathesis reactionChemical Communications (12), pp. 1055-1056. ISSN 1359-7345