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Dr A Batsanov, (Senior Experimental Officer)

Senior Experimental Officer (crystallography) in the Department of Chemistry
Member of the Durham X-ray Centre

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Research Groups

Department of Chemistry

  • Functional Molecules and Materials

Research Interests

  • X-Ray Crystallography


Journal Article

  • Messinis, Antonis, Batsanov, Andrei, Howard, Judith, Hanton, Martin & Dyer, Philip William (2019). Activated niobium and tantalum imido complexes: from tuneable polymerization to selective ethylene dimerization systems. ChemCatChem 11(6): 1756-1764.
  • Adhikary, Amit, Akhtar, Sohel, Pariyar, Anand, Batsanov, Andrei S. & Mondal, Raju (2019). Temperature-Induced Single-Crystal-to-Single-Crystal Transformations with Consequential Changes in the Magnetic Properties of Fe(III) Complexes. ACS Omega 4(5): 8731-8738.
  • Messinis, Antonis, Batsanov, Andrei S., Wright, William R. H., Howard, Judith A. K., Hanton, Martin J. & Dyer, Philip W. (2018). Bis(imido) tungsten complexes: efficient pre-catalysts for the homogeneous dimerization of ethylene. ACS Catalysis 8(12): 11249-11263.
  • Batsanov, Andrei S. (2018). Weak interactions in crystals: old concepts, new developments. Acta Crystallographica Section E Crystallographic Communications 74(5): 570-574.
  • Batsanov, A.S., Goeta, A.E., Howard, J.A.K., Soto, B. & Au-Alvarez, O. (2006). 2-(4-Chloroanilino)- and 2-(4-methoxyanilino)-1,2-diphenyl-ethanone. Acta crystallographica section C crystal structure communications 62(5): o304-o306.
  • G. Bramham, A.S. Batsanov, T.B. Marder & N.C. Norman (2006). 2-(p-tolyl)-1,3,2-benzodioxaborole. Acta crystallographica section E structure reports online E62: o972-o973.
  • A.S. Batsanov, P.J. Low & M.A.J. Paterson (2006). 4,4 '-Diamino-2,2 ',6,6 '-tetramethylbiphenyl. Acta crystallographica section E structure reports online E62: o2973-o2975.
  • West, K., Wang, C.S., Batsanov, A.S. & Bryce, M.R. (2006). Are terminal aryl butadiynes stable? Synthesis and X-ray crystal structures of a series of aryl- and heteroaryl-butadiynes (Ar-C C-C C-H). Journal of organic chemistry 71(22): 8541-8544.
  • Collings, J.C., Batsanov, A.S., Howard, J.A.K. & Marder, T.B. (2006). Arene-perfluoroarene interactions in crystal engineering. Part 14. 1 1 Complexes of octafluoronaphthalene with fluorene and 9,10-dihydrophenanthrene. Canadian journal of chemistry 84(2): 238-242.
  • A.S. Batsanov, J.C. Collings & T.B. Marder (2006). Arene-perfluoroarene interactions in crystal engineering. XV. Ferrocene-decafluorobiphenyl (1/1). Acta Crystallographica Section C-Crystal Structure Communications 62(6): M229-M231.
  • Batsanov, A.S., Lightfoot, A.P., Twiddle, S.J.R. & Whiting, A. (2006). Bis(2,6-dimethylpyridyl)iodonium dibromoiodate. Acta crystallographica section E structure reports online E62: o901-o902.
  • Bettington, S., Tavasli, M., Bryce, M.R., Batsanov, A.S., Thompson, A.L., Al Attar, H.A., Dias, F.B. & Monkman, A.P. (2006). Bridged diiridium complexes for electrophosphorescent OLEDs synthesis, X-ray crystal structures, photophysics, and devices. Journal of materials chemistry 16(11): 1046-1052.
  • Zeng, X.S., Batsanov, A.S. & Bryce, M.R. (2006). Calix 6 arene derivatives selectively functionalized at alternate sites on the smaller rim with 2-phenylpyridine and 2-fluorenylpyridine substituents to provide deep cavities. Journal of organic chemistry 71(26): 9589-9594.
  • Anderson, C.E., Batsanov, A.S., Dyer, P.W., Fawcett, J. & Howard, J.A.K. (2006). Chelating N-pyrrolylphosphino-N-arylaldimine ligands synthesis, ligand behaviour and applications in catalysis. Dalton Transactions 45: 5362-5378.
  • C. E Anderson, D. C. Apperley, A. S. Batsanov, P. W. Dyer & J. A. K. Howard (2006). Concise syntheses of tridentate PNE ligands and their coordination chemistry with palladium(II): a solution- and solid-state study. Dalton Transactions 34: 4134-4145.
  • C. Wang, A. S. Batsanov & M. R. Bryce (2006). Convergent synthesis of 10 nm aryleneethynylene molecular wires by an iterative regioselective deprotection/Sonogashira coupling protocol. Journal of Organic Chemistry 71(1): 108-116.
  • Batsanov, A.S., Collings, J.C., Ward, R.M., Goeta, A.E., Porres, L., Beeby, A., Howard, J.A.K., Steed, J.W. & Marder, T.B. (2006). Crystal engineering with ethynylbenzenes Part 2. Structures of 4-trimethylsilylethynyl-N,N-dimethylaniline, and 4-ethynyl-N,N-dimethylaniline with Z '=12 and a single-crystal to single-crystal phase transition at 122.5 +/- 2 K. CrystEngComm 8: 622-628.
  • Crampton, M.R., Emokpae, T.A., Isanbor, C., Batsanov, A.S., Howard, J.A.K. & Mondal, R. (2006). Effects of ortho- and para-ring activation on the kinetics of SNAr reactions of 1-chloro-2-nitro and 1-phenoxy-2-nitrobenzenes with aliphatic amines in acetonitrile. European Journal of Organic Chemistry 2006(5): 1222-1230.
  • Christensen, C.A., Batsanov, A.S. & Bryce, M.R. (2006). Extreme conformational constraints in pi-extended tetrathiafulvalenes Unusual topologies and redox behavior of doubly and triply bridged cyclophanes. Journal of the American chemical society 128(32): 10484-10490.
  • Batsanov, A.S., Marder, T.B. & Seeler, F. (2006). Fac-Dichlorotris(trimethylphosphine)(trimethylphosphoniomethyl) rhodium(III) chloride/bromide dichloromethane benzene solvate. Acta crystallographica section E structure reports online 62(3): m574-m575.
  • Dias, F.B., Pollock, S., Hedley, G., Palsson, L.O., Monkman, A., Perepichka, I.I., Perepichka, I.F., Tavasli, M. & Bryce, M.R. (2006). Intramolecular charge transfer assisted by conformational changes in the excited state of fluorene-dibenzothiophene-S,S-dioxide co-oligomers. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 110(39): 19329-19339.
  • A.I. Ibraheem,, D.N. Mkhalid, , D.A-J. Coventry, , A.S. Batsanov, , J.A.K Howard, , R.N. Perutz, & T.B. Marder (2006). Ir-Catalyzed borylation of C-H bonds in N-containing heterocycles: Regioselectivity in the synthesis of heteroaryl boronate esters. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 45(3): 489-491.
  • Wang, C.S., Batsanov, A.S. & Bryce, M.R. (2006). Nanoscale aryleneethynylene oligomers incorporating fluorenone units as electron-dopable molecular wires. Faraday discussions 131: 221-234.
  • Kamtekar, K.T., Wang, C.S., Bettington, S., Batsanov, A.S., Perepichka, I.F., Bryce, M.R., Ahn, J.H., Rabinal, M. & Petty, M.C. (2006). New electroluminescent bipolar compounds for balanced charge-transport and tuneable colour in organic light emitting diodes: triphenylamine oxadiazole-fluorene triad molecules. Journal of Materials Chemistry 16(39): 3823-3835.
  • Haiss, W., Wang, C.S., Grace, I., Batsanov, A.S., Schiffrin, D.J., Higgins, S.J., Bryce, M.R., Lambert, C.J. & Nichols, R.J. (2006). Precision control of single-molecule electrical junctions. Nature materials 5(12): 995-1002.
  • Batsanov, A.S., Clegg, W., Copley, R.C.B., Fox, M.A., Gill, W.R., Grimditch, R.S., Hibbert, T.G., Howard, J.A.K., MacBride, J.A.H. & Wade, K. (2006). Preparative and structural studies on sulfur-linked carborane icosahedra: 2-phenyl-ortho-carboranyl-sulfur systems (2-Ph-1,2-C2B10H10)(2)X (X = S, S-2 or SO), and ortho-carboran-di-yl systems (1,2-C2B10H10Y)(2) (Y = S or SO). Polyhedron 25(2): 300-306.
  • Batsanov, Andrei S., Copley, Royston C.B., Davidson, Matthew G., Fox, Mark A., Hibbert, Thomas G., Howard, Judith A.K. & Wade, Kenneth (2006). Reactions of Icosahedral Carboranes with Iminotris(dimethylamino)Phosphorane HNP(NMe2)3: a Deboronation Intermediate nido-C2B10H12·N(H)P(NMe2)3, Deboronation Reactions and Hydrogen-bonded Closo-carborane Systems. Journal of Cluster Science 17(1): 119-137.
  • Amriou, S., Perepichka, I.F., Batsanov, A.S., Bryce, M.R., Rovira, C. & Vidal-Gancedo, J. (2006). Remarkable interplay of redox states and conformational changes in a sterically crowded, cross-conjugated tetrathiafulvalene vinylog. Chemistry a European journal 12(21): 5481-5494.
  • Szarma, R.J., Batsanov, A.S., Kataky, R. & Baruah, J.B. (2006). Structural investigations on quinone methides for understanding their properties in confined media. Journal of inclusion phenomena and macrocyclic chemistry 55(1-2): 1-9.
  • Adams, C.J., Baber, R.A., Batsanov, A.S., Bramham, G., Charmant, J.P.H., Haddow, M.F., Howard, J.A.K., Lam, W.H., Lin, Z.Y., Marder, T.B., Norman, N.C. & Orpen, A.G. (2006). Synthesis and reactivity of cobalt boryl complexes. Dalton Transactions 11: 1370-1373.
  • Ward, R.M., Batsanov, A.S., Howard, J.A.K. & Marder, T.B. (2006). Synthesis and structure of an unusual di-rhodium diarylbutadiyne pi-complex featuring a mu-(1,2-eta(2):(3,4-eta(2)-p-CF3C6H4-C C-C C-C6H4-p-CF3 moiety. Inorganica chimica acta 359(11): 3671-3676.
  • Barker, C.A., Findlay, K.S., Bettington, S., Batsanov, A.S., Perepichka, I.F., Bryce, M.R. & Beeby, A. (2006). Synthesis of new axially-disubstituted silicon-phthalocyanine derivatives optical and structural characterisation. Tetrahedron 62(40): 9433-9439.
  • Z. Yuan, C.D. Entwistle, J.C. Collings, D. Albesa-Jove, A.S.Batsanov, J.A.K. Howard, N.J. Taylor, H.M. Kaiser, D.E. Kaufmann, S.Y. Poon, W.Y. Wong, C. Jardin, S. Fathallah, A. Boucekkine, J.F. Halet & T.B. Marder (2006). Synthesis, crystal structures, linear and nonlinear optical properties, and theoretical studies of (p-R-phenyl)-, (p-R-phenylethynyl)-, and (E)-[2-(p-R-phenyl)ethenyl]dimesitylboranes and related compounds. Chemistry. A European Journal 12(10): 2758-2771.
  • Fox, M.A., Cameron, A.M., Low, P.J., Paterson, M.A.J., Batsanov, A.S., Goeta, A.E., Rankin, D.W.H., Robertson, H.E. & Schirlin, J.T. (2006). Synthetic and structural studies on C-ethynyl- and C-bromo-carboranes. Dalton Transactions 29: 3544-3560.
  • D.J. Aldous, A.S. Batsanov, D.S. Yufit, A.J. Dalencon, W.M. Dutton & P.G. Steel (2006). The dihydrofuran template approach to furofuran synthesis. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 4(15): 2912-2927.
  • Amriou, S., Wang, C.S., Batsanov, A.S., Bryce, M.R., Perepichka, D.F., Orti, E., Viruela, R., Vidal-Gancedo, J. & Rovira, C. (2006). The interplay of inverted redox potentials and aromaticity in the oxidized states of new pi-electron donors: 9-(1,3-dithiol-2-ylidene)fluorene and 9-(1,3-dithiol-2-ylidene)thioxanthene derivatives. Chemistry a European journal 12(12): 3389-3400.
  • I.B. Masesane, A.S. Batsanov, J.A. Howard, R. Mondal & P.G. Steel (2006). The oxanorbornene approach to 3-hydroxy, 3,4-dihydroxy and 3,4,5-trihydroxy derivatives of 2-aminocyclohexanecarboxylic acid. Journal of organic chemistry 2: 9.
  • Cordiner, Richard L., Smith, Mark E., Batsanov, Andrei S., Albesa-Jové, David, Hartl, František, Howard, Judith A.K. & Low, Paul J. (2006). The synthesis, structure, reactivity and electrochemical properties of ruthenium complexes featuring cyanoacetylide ligands. Inorganica Chimica Acta 359(3): 946-961.