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Open to PhD applications in: Catalysis for sustainable chemical synthesis and artificial metalloenzymes. We are actively engaged in the design of catalysts for cleaner fluorination reactions for pharmaceuticals, design and preparation of artificial metalloenzymes, and the preparation and heterogenization of catalytic ionic liquids.

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Research Output 2001 2019

  • 43 Article
  • 2 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 1 Paper
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review
2019
8 Downloads (Pure)

Arene-polyfluoroarene π-π stacking between N-heterocyclic carbene ligands of pentamethylcyclopentadienyl group 9 metal complexes

Lockley, A. J., Marr, A. C., Saunders, G. C. & Thomas, H. P., 25 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Fluorine Chemistry.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Coordination Complexes
carbenes
Hydrogen Bonding
stacking
ligand

Catalytic and biophysical investigation of rhodium hydroformylase

Imam, H. T., Jarvis, A., Celorrio, V., Baig, I., Allen, C., Marr, A. & Kamer, P., 16 Oct 2019, In : CATALYSIS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rhodium
Hydroformylation
Methionine
Catalysts
Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
1 Citation (Scopus)
13 Downloads (Pure)

Conversion of haloform to carbonate by iridium N-heterocyclic carbene complexes and silver(I) oxide

Marr, A. C., Morgan, P. J., Saunders, G. C. & Thomas, H. P., 08 Jan 2019, In : Dalton Transactions.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Iridium
Carbonates
Silver
Oxides
carbene
1 Citation (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)

Orthometallation in iridium N-heterocycle stabilized carbene complexes via carbonhalogen and carbonhydrogen bond activation induced by silver nanoparticles

Marr, A. C., Saunders, G. C., Thomas, H. P. & Wang, Y., 24 Feb 2019, In : Inorganica Chimica Acta. 486, p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Iridium
carbenes
iridium
Silver
Chemical activation
1 Citation (Scopus)
58 Downloads (Pure)

Production of 1,3-Propanediol from Pure and Crude Glycerol Using Immobilised Clostridium Butyricum

Dolejš, I., Líšková, M., Krasňan, V., Markošová, K., Rosenberg, M., Lorenzini, F., Marr, A. C. & Rebros, M., 31 Mar 2019, In : Catalysts. 9, 4, 13 p., 317.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Clostridium
glycerols
fermentation
Glycerol
Fermentation

Quinine Based Ionic Liquids: A Tonic for Base Instability

McNeice, P., Ferrero Vallana, F. M., Coles, S., Horton, P., Marr, P., Seddon, K. & Marr, A., 15 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Molecular Liquids.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ionic Liquids
Quinine
Ionic liquids
liquids
malononitrile

Utilizing crude waste glycerol in the bio refinery: glycerol gels for in situ substrate delivery to whole cell biocatalysts.

Bothwell, K. M., Krasňan, V., Lorenzini, F., Rebros, M., Marr, A. C. & Marr, P. C., 09 May 2019, In : ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biocatalysts
Glycerol
Gels
gel
substrate
2018
2 Citations (Scopus)
20 Downloads (Pure)

Basic Ionic Liquid Gels for Catalysis: Application to the Hydrogen Borrowing Mediated Dehydration of 1,3-Propanediol.

Bothwell, K., Lorenzini, F., Mathers, E., Marr, P. & Marr, A., 24 Dec 2018, In : ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Ionic Liquids
catalysis
Dehydration
Ionic liquids
dehydration
3 Citations (Scopus)
47 Downloads (Pure)

Binary Alkoxide Ionic Liquids

McNeice, P., Marr, A. C., Marr, P. C., Earle, M. J. & Seddon, K. R., 25 Sep 2018, In : ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Ionic Liquids
Ionic liquids
Pyridine
condensation
Condensation
5 Citations (Scopus)
110 Downloads (Pure)

Designing effective homogeneous catalysis for glycerol valorisation: selective synthesis of a value-added aldehyde from 1,3-propanediol via hydrogen transfer catalysed by a highly recyclable, fluorinated Cp*Ir(NHC) catalyst

Ma, Y., Wang, Y., Morgan, P. J., Jackson, R. E., Liu, X., Saunders, G., Lorenzini, F. & Marr, A. C., Jun 2018, In : Catalysis Today. 307, p. 248-259 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Ionic Liquids
Aldehydes
Glycerol
Ionic liquids
Catalysis
34 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Ionic Liquids
Liquid metals
Ionic liquids
Oxides
Catalyst activity
3 Citations (Scopus)
111 Downloads (Pure)

Intensified crude glycerol conversion to butanol by immobilized Clostridium pasteurianum

Krasňan, V., Plž, M., Marr, A. C., Markošová, K., Rosenberg, M. & Rebros, M., 11 Mar 2018, In : Biochemical Engineering Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Clostridium
Butanols
Butenes
Glycerol
Fermentation
2 Citations (Scopus)
75 Downloads (Pure)

Tethering of Pentamethylcyclopentadienyl and N-Heterocycle Stabilized Carbene Ligands by Intramolecular 1,4-Addition to a Polyfluorophenyl Substituent

Thomas, H. P., Marr, A. C., Morgan, P. J. & Saunders, G. C., 02 May 2018, In : Organometallics. 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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tethering
Rhodium
carbenes
rhodium
Silver
1 Citation (Scopus)
104 Downloads (Pure)

The structures of 1-(2-halo-6-fluorophenylmethyl)-1-methylimidazolium bromide salts

Lorenzini, F., Marr, A. C., Saunders, G. C. & Thomas, H., 16 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Fluorine Chemistry.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Bromides
bromide
bromides
halos
Salts
2017

Conversion of Biomass Using Simultaneous Chemo- and Bio-catalysis

Marr, A., Morgan, P. & Lorenzini, F., 28 Dec 2017, Biofuels and Biorefineries. Springer, Vol. 8. p. 347-378 31 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Biomass
Biofuels
Catalysts
Petroleum
Fossil fuels
5 Citations (Scopus)
102 Downloads (Pure)

Cyclometalation via Carbon–Fluorine Bond Activation Induced by Silver Particles

Thomas, H., Wang, Y., Lorenzini, F., Coles, S. J., Horton, P. N., Marr, A. C. & Saunders, G. C., 13 Mar 2017, In : Organometallics. 36, 5, p. 960-963 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Silver
Chemical activation
silver
activation
Methylene Chloride
10 Citations (Scopus)
210 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Alkanesulfonates
Ionic Liquids
Ionic liquids
Fermentation
fermentation
2016
9 Citations (Scopus)
165 Downloads (Pure)

Combining Bio- and Chemo-Catalysis for the Conversion of Bio-Renewable Alcohols: Homogeneous Iridium Catalysed Hydrogen Transfer Initiated Dehydration of 1,3-Propanediol to Aldehydes

Wang, Y-M., Lorenzini, F., Rebros, M., Saunders, G. C. & Marr, A. C., Mar 2016, In : Green Chemistry. 18, 6, p. 1751-1761 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Ionic Liquids
Iridium
iridium
catalysis
aldehyde
174 Citations (Scopus)
852 Downloads (Pure)

Ionic liquid gel materials: applications in green and sustainable chemistry

Marr, P. C. & Marr, A. C., 2016, In : Green Chemistry. 18, 1, p. 105-128 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Ionic Liquids
Ionic liquids
Gels
gel
Functional materials
2015
24 Citations (Scopus)
482 Downloads (Pure)

A Recyclable Acidic Ionic Liquid Gel Catalyst for Dehydration: Comparison with an Analogous SILP Catalyst.

Wang, Y., Ulrich, V., Donnelly, G. F., Lorenzini, F., Marr, A. C. & Marr, P. C., May 2015, In : ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 3, 5, p. 792-796 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Ionic Liquids
Silica Gel
Silica gel
Dehydration
Ionic liquids
112 Downloads (Pure)

Combining Bio- and Chemo-catalysis for the Conversion of Bio-Renewable Alcohols

Marr, A. C., 05 May 2015. 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

File
Ionic Liquids
Catalysis
Alcohols
Biomass
Biofuels
1 Citation (Scopus)

Combining Bio- and Chemo-catalysis for the Sustainable Production of Chemicals

Liu, X., Lorenzini, F. & Marr, A., 2015, Sustainable Production of Bulk Chemicals: Integration of Bio‐, Chemo‐ Resources and Processes. Xian, M. (ed.). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, p. 107-137 31 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Catalysis
Substrates
Enzymes
Biocatalysis
Biomass
2012
15 Citations (Scopus)

Amination and dehydration of 1,3-propanediol by hydrogen transfer: reactions of a bio-renewable platform chemical

Lacroix, S. D., Pennycook, A., Liu, S., Eisenhart, T. T. & Marr, A., Feb 2012, In : CATALYSIS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY. 2, 2, p. 288-290 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Amination
Dehydration
Hydrogen
Ionic Liquids
Toluene
13 Citations (Scopus)

Minimizing side reactions in chemoenzymatic dynamic kinetic resolution: organometallic and material strategies

Pollock, C. L., Fox, K. J., Lacroix, S. D., McDonagh, J., Marr, P. C., Nethercott, A. M., Pennycook, A., Qian, S., Robinson, L., Saunders, G. C. & Marr, A. C., 21 Nov 2012, In : Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003). 41, 43, p. 13423-13428 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Organometallics
Catalysts
Kinetics
Alcohols
Acids
58 Citations (Scopus)
Organometallics
Dehydrogenation
Hydrogen
Alcohols
Catalysts
2011
48 Citations (Scopus)

Combining bio- and chemo-catalysis: from enzymes to cells, from petroleum to biomass

Marr, A. & Liu, S., May 2011, In : Trends in Biotechnology. 29, 5, p. 199-204 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Petroleum
Catalysis
Biomass
Enzymes
Crude oil
34 Citations (Scopus)
Ionic Liquids
Silicon Dioxide
Sol-gel process
Catalysts
2009
51 Citations (Scopus)

Adding value to renewables: a one pot process combining microbial cells and hydrogen transfer catalysis to utilise waste glycerol from biodiesel production

Liu, S., Rebros, M., Stephens, G. & Marr, A., 2009, In : Chemical Communications. n/a, 17, p. 2308-2310 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Amination
Clostridium
Biofuels
Biodiesel
Glycerol
7 Citations (Scopus)

A low molecular weight hydro and organogelator derived from an isohexide and sol-gel transcription of the alcogel

Craythorne, S., Pollock, C. L., Blake, C., Nieuwenhuyzen, M., Marr, A. & Marr, P., 2009, In : New journal of chemistry. 33, 3, p. 479-483 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Transcription
Sol-gels
Gels
Molecular weight
Sorbitol

Combining chemo and bio-catalysis sustainable approaches to chemical synthesis

Marr, A., Nov 2009, www.biotech-online.com, Nov 2009.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

28 Citations (Scopus)

The Co-Entrapment of a Homogeneous Catalyst and an Ionic Liquid by a Sol-gel Method: Recyclable Ionogel Hydrogenation Catalysts

Craythorne, S., Anderson, K., Lorenzini, F., McCausland, C., Smith, E. F., Licence, P., Marr, A. & Marr, P., 20 Jul 2009, In : Chemistry-a European Journal. 15, 29, p. 7094-7100 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ionic Liquids
Sol-gel process
Hydrogenation
Catalysts
Silicon Dioxide
1 Citation (Scopus)

The structural characterization and hydroformylation activity of the tri-rhodium complex [Rh-3(mu(2)-dppm)(2)(mu(2)-CO)(3)(K-1-CO)(3)]BF4

Lorenzini, F., O'Hara, E., Qian, S., Marchetti, F., Birbeck, J. M., Haynes, A., Blake, A. J., Saunders, G. & Marr, A., Oct 2009, In : Inorganic Chemistry Communications. 12, 10, p. 1071-1073 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hydroformylation
Rhodium
X ray crystallography
Carbon Monoxide
rhodium
2007
50 Citations (Scopus)

Base free dynamic kinetic resolution of secondary alcohols using ‘piano stool’ complexes of N-heterocyclic carbenes

Marr, A., Pollock, C. L. & Saunders, G., 02 May 2007, In : Organometallics. 26(14), 14, p. 3283-3285 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

carbenes
alcohols
Alcohols
Iridium
Rhodium
2006
17 Citations (Scopus)

[Rh-2(COD)(2)(Dppm)(mu(2)-Cl)]BF4: Precursor for a selective hydrogenation catalyst and its recycling by silica entrapment

Lorenzini, F., Hindle, K., Craythorne, S., Crozier, A. R., Marchetti, F., Martin, C. J., Marr, P. & Marr, A., 31 Jul 2006, In : Organometallics. 25, 16, p. 3912-3919 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

entrapment
crack opening displacement
recycling
Silicon Dioxide
Hydrogenation

Book Review, Bioorganometallics, Biomolecules, Labeling, Medicine

Marr, A., 2006, In : Applied Organometallic Chemistry. 20, p. 475 1 p., 10.1002/aoc.1090.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

14 Citations (Scopus)

The synthesis, characterisation and reactivity of 2-phosphanylethylcyclopentadienyl complexes of cobalt, rhodium and iridium

McConnell, A. C., Pogorzelec, P. J., Slawin, A. M. Z., Williams, G. L., Elliott, P. I. P., Haynes, A., Marr, A. & Cole-Hamilton, D. J., 2006, In : Dalton Transactions. 35, 1, p. 91-107 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Iridium
Rhodium
Carbon Monoxide
Cobalt
phosphine
2005
138 Citations (Scopus)

Modulation of the electronic structure and the Ni-Fe distance in heterobimetallic models for the active site in [NiFe]hydrogenase

Marr, A., Zhu, W., Wang, Q., Neese, F., Spencer, D. J. E., Blake, A. J., Cooke, P. A., Wilson, C. & Schroder, M., 20 Dec 2005, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 102, 51, p. 18280 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nanotubes from isohexides.

Craythorne, S. J., Pollock, C. L., Marr, A. & Marr, P., Mar 2005, In : Abstracts Of Papers Of The American Chemical Society. 229, p. U986-U986 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

58 Citations (Scopus)

Phenylphosphatrioxa-adamantanes: bulky, robust, electron-poor ligands that give very efficient rhodium(I) hydroformylation catalysts

Baber, R. A., Clarke, M. L., Heslop, K. M., Marr, A., Orpen, A. G., Pringle, P. G., Ward, A. & Zambrano-Williams, D. E., 21 Mar 2005, In : Dalton Transactions. 6, p. 1079 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Citations (Scopus)

The preparation of silica entrapped homogeneous hydrogenation catalysts by conventional and ionic liquid mediated sol-gel routes

Marr, A., Craythorne, S. J., Crozier, A. R., Lorenzini, A. C. & Marr, P. C., 01 Aug 2005, In : Journal of organometallic chemistry. 690(15), 15, p. 3518-3521 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2004
38 Citations (Scopus)

The synthesis and electronic structure of a novel [NiS4Fe2(CO)(6)] radical cluster: Implications for the active site of the [NiFe] hydrogenases

Wang, Q., Barclay, J. E., Blake, A. J., Davies, E. S., Evans, D. J., Marr, A., McInnes, E. J. L., McMaster, J., Wilson, C. & Schroder, M., 19 Jul 2004, In : Chemistry-a European Journal. 10, 14, p. 3384-3396 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electronic structure
Paramagnetic resonance
Carbon Monoxide
Stretching
Density functional theory
2003
18 Citations (Scopus)

Formation of nickel-thiolate aggregates via reaction with CH2Cl2

Wang, Q., Marr, A., Blake, A. J., Wilson, C. & Schroder, M., 2003, In : Chemical Communications. 2003, p. 2776-2777 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nickel

Modelling the active site of [NiFe] hydrogenase: The electronic structure of a charge-delocalised radical

Schroder, M., Quiang, W., Marr, A., McMaster, J., Blake, A. J., Wilson, C., Davies, S. & McInnes, E. J. L., Jul 2003, In : JOURNAL OF INORGANIC BIOCHEMISTRY. 96, p. 48-48 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2001

Bis(1,4,7-trithiacyclononane-S,S ',S '')nickel(II) dibromide tetrahydrate

Marr, A., Blake, A., Brooks, N., Champness, N., Hubberstey, P. & Keppie, I., Aug 2001, In : Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online. 57, 8, p. M376 2 p., 10.1107/S1600536801011187.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

dibromides
Nickel
Ligands
nickel
ligands
141 Citations (Scopus)

Structural mimics for the active site of [NiFe] hydrogenase

Marr, A., Spencer, D. J. E. & Schroder, M., 2001, In : Coordination Chemistry Reviews. 219, p. 1055-1074 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hydrogenase
Cysteine
Molecular weight
Single crystals
X ray diffraction