Selected Research Themes
6. Nanostructured Oxides by Transition Metal Complex Decomposition

Nanostructured materials are obtained through controlled decomposition of transition metal complexes (esp. Fe[III] and Mn[III/IV])

Figure 7. (a) X-ray crystal structure of template manganese (II) oxalate. (b) Scanning electron microscopy images of MnO2 obtained by decomposition of the compound in (a).

Related publications.
1. Large-scale Synthesis of WOX-EDA Nanobelts and their Application as Photoswitches. X. Hu, et al. CrystEngComm (2011) in press.

2. Decomposition of Dinuclear Manganese Complexes for Preparation of Nanostructured Oxide Materials. J. P. Hill, et al. Inorganic Chemistry (2008) 18, 8306-8314.

3. Nanostructured Microspheres of MnO2 by Room Temperature Solution Processing. J. P. Hill, et al. Chem. Commun. (2008) 383-385.

4. Self-Assembly of Fe(III) Complexes via Hydrogen Bonded Water Molecules into Supramolecular Coordination Networks. I. McKeogh, et al. New. J. Chem. (2007) 31, 1882-1886.

5. Thermolysis of a Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Supramolecular Coordination Assembly: Templating the Formation of Nanostructured Fibrous Materials and C-based Microcapsules. W. Schmitt, et al. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. (2005) 44, 7048-7053.

6. Supramolecular Coordination Assemblies of Dinuclear FeIII Complexes. W. Schmitt, et al. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. (2005) 44, 4187-4192.

7. Cation-π binding of an Alkali Metal Ion by Pendant α,α-Dimethylbenzyl Groups in a Mixed Metal Coordination Complex. W. Schmitt, et al. J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2003) 125, 11142-11143.