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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

Staff and Governance

Core Staff

The day-to-day running of IMEMS is the responsibility of the Core Executive Committee, comprising the Director and Associate Directors and the Administrator. 

Publication details for Prof. Andrew Beeby

Zhu, X.J., Ward, R.M., Albesa-Jove, D., Howard, J.A.K., Porres, L., Beeby, A., Low, P.J., Wong, W.K. & Marder, T.B. (2006). Synthesis of new mer,trans-rhodium(III) hydrido-bis(acetylide) complexes: Structure of mer,trans- (PMe3)(3)Rh(C equivalent to C-C6H4-4-NMe2)(2)H. Inorganica chimica acta 359(9): 2859-2863.

Author(s) from Durham


Terminal alkynes (R–Ctriple bond; length of mdashC–H, R = 1-naphthyl, 9-anthryl, 4-Me2N–C6H4–, or the longer analogue, 4-(4-Me2N–C6H4–Ctriple bond; length of mdashC–)–C6H4–) react with [Rh(PMe3)4Me] at ambient temperature, with loss of methane and one PMe3 ligand, to form the corresponding mer,trans-[(PMe3)3Rh(Ctriple bond; length of mdashCR)2H] compounds in excellent yield. In this preliminary study, the synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of the four new compounds are reported, along with the single-crystal structure of the R = 4-Me2N–C6H4 derivative.

Full Executive Committee

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International Advisory Board

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