Steve Colbran

Honorary Associate Professor

Steve Colbran is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemistry, UNSW. He is expert in all facets of transition metal chemistry with especial skills in the design and uses of multifunctional ligands and in the electrochemistry of transition metal compounds. 

Research Interests

  • Biological catalysis: using computational and synthetic models to uncover insights about multi-electron redox processes in biology, for example, in respiratory proton pumps and in nitrogen reductases.
     
  • Biomimetic catalysis: using biomimcry to discover new catalysts for multi-electron reduction processes.
     
  • Catalysis for a sustainable future: multi-electron reductions of carbon dioxide to methanol, a clean alternative transport(able) fuel. 
     
  • Design, synthesis and use of transition metal systems with redox-active, multifunctional ligands.
     
  • Copper chemistry and its relevance to biology and medicine.

 

Journal articles
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Rahaman A; Lisensky GC; Haukka M; Tocher DA; Richmond MG; Colbran SB; Nordlander E, 2021, 'Proton reduction by phosphinidene-capped triiron clusters', Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, vol. 943, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jorganchem.2021.121816
2021
Das B; Jia C; Ching K; Bhadbhade M; Chen X; Ball GE; Colbran SB; Zhao C, 2020, 'Ruthenium Complexes in Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis for Electroreduction of CO2', ChemCatChem, vol. 12, pp. 1292 - 1296, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201902020
2020
McPherson JN; Abad Galan L; Iranmanesh H; Massi M; Colbran SB, 2019, 'Synthesis and structural, redox and photophysical properties of tris-(2,5-di(2-pyridyl)pyrrolide) lanthanide complexes', Dalton Transactions, vol. 48, pp. 9365 - 9375, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9dt01262a
2019
Das B; Bhadbhade M; Thapper A; Ling CD; Colbran SB, 2019, 'A new tri-nuclear Cu-carbonate cluster utilizing CO2 as a C1-building block-reactive intermediates, a probable mechanism, and EPR and magnetic studies', Dalton Transactions, vol. 48, pp. 3576 - 3582, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8dt04858d
2019
McPherson JN; Hogue RW; Akogun FS; Bondì L; Luis ET; Price JR; Garden AL; Brooker S; Colbran SB, 2019, 'Predictable Substituent Control of CoIII/II Redox Potential and Spin Crossover in Bis(dipyridylpyrrolide)cobalt Complexes', Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 58, pp. 2218 - 2228, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b03457
2019
Das B; Thapper A; Ott S; Colbran SB, 2019, 'Structural features of molecular electrocatalysts in multi-electron redox processes for renewable energy-recent advances', Sustainable Energy and Fuels, vol. 3, pp. 2159 - 2175, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9se00280d
2019
Das B; McPherson JN; Colbran SB, 2018, 'Oligomers and macrocycles with [m]pyridine[n]pyrrole (m + n ≥ 3) domains: Formation and applications of anion, guest molecule and metal ion complexes', Coordination Chemistry Reviews, vol. 363, pp. 29 - 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ccr.2018.02.015
2018
McPherson JN; Das B; Colbran SB, 2018, 'Tridentate pyridine–pyrrolide chelate ligands: An under-appreciated ligand set with an immensely promising coordination chemistry', Coordination Chemistry Reviews, vol. 375, pp. 285 - 332, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ccr.2018.01.012
2018
Elton TE; Ball GE; Bhadbhade M; Field LD; Colbran SB, 2018, 'Evaluation of Organic Hydride Donors as Reagents for the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide and Metal-Bound Formates', Organometallics, vol. 37, pp. 3972 - 3982, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.organomet.8b00600
2018
McPherson JN; Elton TE; Colbran SB, 2018, 'A Strain-Deformation Nexus within Pincer Ligands: Application to the Spin States of Iron(II) Complexes', Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 57, pp. 12312 - 12322, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b02038
2018
Das B; Ezzedinloo L; Bhadbhade M; Bucknall MP; Colbran SB, 2017, 'Strategic design of a ruthenium catalyst for both CO2 reduction and H2O oxidation: The electronic influence of the co-ligands', Chemical Communications, vol. 53, pp. 10006 - 10009, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7cc06294j
2017
Mudge M; Patel AR; Bingül M; Bhadbhade M; Colbran SB, 2017, 'An aryl-bridged dixanthene scaffold for building multinucleating ligands and supramolecular assemblies: Syntheses and structures', Tetrahedron, vol. 73, pp. 6401 - 6409, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tet.2017.09.026
2017
Rahaman A; Gimbert-Suriñach C; Ficks A; Ball GE; Bhadbhade M; Haukka M; Higham L; Nordlander E; Colbran SB, 2017, 'Bridgehead isomer effects in bis(phosphido)-bridged diiron hexacarbonyl proton reduction electrocatalysts', Dalton Transactions, vol. 46, pp. 3207 - 3222, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6dt01494a
2017
McSkimming A; Bhadbhade MM; Colbran SB, 2016, 'Synthesis and (spectro)electrochemical investigations of coordinatively-saturated (cyclopentadienyl)ruthenium-Hantzsch pyridinium/dihydropyridine conjugates', Inorganica Chimica Acta, vol. 444, pp. 103 - 112, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ica.2016.01.019
2016
McSkimming A; Chan B; Bhadbhade MM; Ball GE; Colbran SB, 2015, 'Bio-inspired transition metal-organic hydride conjugates for catalysis of transfer hydrogenation: experiment and theory', Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany), vol. 21, pp. 2821 - 2834, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201405129
2015
McSkimming A; Chan B; Bhadbhade MM; Ball GE; Colbran SB, 2015, 'Inside Cover: Bio-Inspired Transition Metal-Organic Hydride Conjugates for Catalysis of Transfer Hydrogenation: Experiment and Theory (Chem. Eur. J. 7/2015)', Chemistry - A European Journal, vol. 21, pp. 2710 - 2710, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201590026
2015
McSkimming A; Diachenko V; London R; Olrich K; Onie CJ; Bhadbhade MM; Bucknall MP; Read RW; Colbran SB, 2014, 'An easy one-pot synthesis of diverse 2,5-di(2-pyridyl)pyrroles: a versatile entry point to metal complexes of functionalised, meridial and tridentate 2,5-di(2-pyridyl)pyrrolato ligands', Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany), vol. 20, pp. 11445 - 11456, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201402157
2014
McSkimming A; Shrestha S; Bhadbhade MM; Thordarson P; Colbran SB, 2014, 'Macrocyclic bis(phenanthroline-pyrrole): A convenient one-pot synthesis, structure(s), spectroscopic, and redox properties, and the binding of amine guests, protons, and lanthanide ions', Chemistry - An Asian Journal, vol. 9, pp. 136 - 145, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asia.201301053
2014
Ezzedinloo L; Shrestha S; Bhadbhade M; Colbran S, 2014, 'Tri-μ-chlorido-bis[(η5-pentamethylcyclopentadienyl) rhodium(III)] hexafluoridophosphate from synchrotron radiation', Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online, vol. 70, http://dx.doi.org/10.1107/S1600536813032480
2014
McSkimming A; Bhadbhade M; Colbran SB, 2013, 'Bio-inspired catalytic imine reduction by rhodium complexes with tethered hantzsch pyridinium groups: Evidence for direct hydride transfer from dihydropyridine to metal-activated substrate', Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), vol. 52, pp. 3411 - 3416, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201210086
2013
Gilbert-Wilson R; Field LD; Colbran SB; Bhadbhade M, 2013, 'Low oxidation state iron(0), iron(I), and ruthenium(0) dinitrogen complexes with a very bulky neutral phosphine ligand', Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 52, pp. 3043 - 3053, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ic3024953
2013
Mc Skimming A; Colbran SB, 2013, 'The coordination chemistry of organo-hydride donors: New prospects for efficient multi-electron reduction', Chemical Society Reviews, vol. 42, pp. 5439 - 5488, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3cs35466k
2013
Shrestha S; Bhadbhade M; Gimbert-Surinach C; Colbran SB, 2013, 'A dimer of bis(N-heterocyclic carbene)-rhodium(I) centres spanned by a dibenzo-18-crown-6 bridge from synchrotron radiation', ACTA Crystallographica Section E - Structure Reports Online, vol. 69, pp. m47 - m48, http://dx.doi.org/10.1107/S160053681204901X
2013
Tan T; Gimbert-Suriñach C; Bhadbhade M; Colbran SB, 2013, 'Flexible dinucleating N,N,N-tridentate ligands based on a xanthene scaffold', Inorganica Chimica Acta, vol. 399, pp. 55 - 61, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ica.2012.12.040
2013
Nilsson J; Colbran SB; Behrens U; Rehder D; Nordlander E, 2012, 'The redox interaction between the vanadyl cation and tris[6-(2- hydroxymethyl)pyridylmethyl]amine', Inorganica Chimica Acta, vol. 392, pp. 490 - 493, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ica.2012.04.041
2012
Gimbert-Surinach C; Bhadbhade M; Colbran SB, 2012, 'Bridgehead hydrogen atoms are important: Unusual electrochemistry and proton reduction at iron dimers with ferrocenyl-substituted phosphido bridges', Organometallics, vol. 31, pp. 3480 - 3491, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/om201126w
2012
Mcskimming A; Ball GE; Bhadbhade MM; Colbran SB, 2012, 'Rhodium complexes of a chelating ligand with imidazol-2-ylidene and pyridin-2-ylidene donors: The effect of C-metalation of nicotinamide groups on uptake of hydride ion', Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 51, pp. 2191 - 2203, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ic202164v
2012
Redford C; Gimbert-Suriach C; Bhadbhade MM; Colbran SB, 2012, 'Trans-Chloridobis (4-methylpyridine-?N) (4,4', 4?-tri-tert-butyl-2,2':6',2?-terpyridine- ? 3 N,N',N?) ruthenium (II) hexafluoridophosphate acetone monosolvate', ACTA Crystallographica Section E - Structure Reports Online, vol. 68, pp. m300, http://dx.doi.org/10.1107/S1600536812005594
2012
Olijve L; Howe E; Bhadbhade M; Prasad S; Colbran SB; Zhao C; Thordarson P, 2011, 'Structural, Electrochemical and Photochemical Investigation of the Water-soluble Tin(IV) Tetrakis(2-N-hydroxyethyl-4-pyridinium)porphyrin Photocatalyst', Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, vol. 15, pp. 1345 - 1353, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S1088424611004312
2011
Berben LA; Craig DC; Gimbert-Surinach C; Robinson A; Sugiyarto KH; Colbran SB, 2011, 'Palladium(II) complexes of imidazolin-2-ylidene N-heterocyclic carbene ligands with redox-active dimethoxyphenyl or (hydro)quinonyl substituents', Inorganica Chimica Acta, vol. 370, pp. 374 - 381, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ica.2011.02.007
2011
Shrestha S; Gimbert-Suriñach C; Bhadbhade M; Colbran SB, 2011, 'Four soft donors and a hard centre: Rhodium complexes of a novel tetrakis(NHC)-encapsulated crown ether ligand', European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 28, pp. 4331 - 4337, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejic.201100656
2011
Taylor IF; Blanksby SJ; Colbran SB; Willett GD, 2010, 'Production and isolation of ligated metal(IV)-oxo ions by tandem mass spectrometry', Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, vol. 24, pp. 1142 - 1146, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rcm.4493
2010
Mcskimming ; Bhadbhade M; Colbran SB, 2010, 'Hydride ion-carrier ability in Rh(I) complexes of a nicotinamide-functionalised N-heterocyclic carbene ligand†', Journal of the Royal Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions, vol. 39, pp. 10581 - 10584, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c0dt00289e
2010
Field LD; Magill AM; Shearer TK; Colbran SB; Lee ST; Dalgarno S; Bhadbhade M, 2010, 'Controlled synthesis of dinuclear acetylide-bridged ruthenium complexes', Organometallics, vol. 29, pp. 957 - 965, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/om901019y
2010
Lee ST; Craig DC; Colbran SB, 2009, 'Copper(II) complexes of ligands derived from tryptamine', Polyhedron, vol. 28, pp. 1097 - 1102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.poly.2009.01.025
2009
Rawling T; Austin CA; Buchholz F; Colbran SB; Mcdonagh AM, 2009, 'Ruthenium phthalocyanine-bipyridyl dyads as sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells: Dye coverage versus molecular efficiency', Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 48, pp. 3215 - 3227, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ic802087n
2009
Lonnon DG; Ball GE; Taylor IF; Craig DC; Colbran SB, 2009, 'Fluxionality in a paramagnetic seven-coordinate iron(II) complex: A variable-temperature, two-dimensional NMR and DFT study', Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 48, pp. 4863 - 4872, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ic900233d
2009
Moberg V; Mottalib M; Sauer D; Poplavskaya Y; Craig DC; Colbran SB; Deeming A; Nordlander E, 2008, 'Chiral and achiral phosphine derivatives of alkylidyne tricobalt carbonyl clusters as catalyst precursors for (asymmetric) inter- and intramolecular Pauson-Khand reactions', Journal of the Royal Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions, pp. 2442 - 2453, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b717698h
2008
Rawling T; Mcdonagh AM; Colbran SB, 2008, 'Synthesis, electrochemistry and spectroscopic properties of ruthenium phthalocyanine and naphthalocyanine complexes with triphenylarsine ligands', Inorganica Chimica Acta, vol. 361, pp. 49 - 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ica.2007.06.043
2008
Pratt M; Harper JB; Colbran SB, 2007, 'Do (pentaarylcyclopentadienyl)molybdenum(vi) dioxo species catalyse alkene epoxidations? Insights from kinetics data', Journal of the Royal Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions, pp. 2746 - 2748, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b705571d
2007
Lonnon DG; Colbran SB; Lee ST, 2007, 'Valence tautomerism and coordinative lability in copper(II)-imidazolyl- semiquinonate anion radical models for the CuB center in cytochrome c oxidases', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 129, pp. 5800 - 5801, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja068972f
2007
Rawling T; Xiao H; Lee S; Colbran SB; Mcdonagh AM, 2007, 'Optical and redox properties of ruthenium phthalocyanine complexes tuned with axial ligand substituents', Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 46, pp. 2805 - 2813, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ic061866u
2007
Maharaj F; Mcdonagh AM; Colbran SB, 2007, 'The instructive redox behaviour of 4-ferrocenylcatechol on nanocrystalline titanium dioxide electrodes', Applied Organometallic Chemistry, vol. 21, pp. 73 - 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aoc.1178
2007
Colbran SB; Craig DC; Lonnon DG, 2006, 'Rhodium, palladium and platinum complexes of tris(pyridylalkyl)amine and tris(benzimidazolylmethyl) amine N4-tripodal ligandst', Journal of the Royal Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions, pp. 3785 - 3797, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b602556k
2006
Lonnon DG; Colbran SB; Craig DC, 2006, 'Programmed helicity in self-assembled hydrogen-bonded chains of chiral copper(II) complexes', European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, pp. 1190 - 1197, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejic.200501063
2006
Colbran SB; Mcdonagh AM; Dance IG; Lucas N; Craig DC, 2006, 'cis-[PtBr2{PPh2(4-catechol))}(2)]: synthesis, crystal structure, and computational modelling of its binding to nanocrystalline TiO2', Journal of the Royal Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions, vol. 60, pp. 680 - 685, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b513354h
2006
Colbran SB; Lee ST; Lonnon DG; Maharaj F; Mcdonagh AM; Walker K; Young R, 2006, 'Covalently linked ferrocenyl quinones: Proton-dependent redox behavior and charge redistribution', Organometallics, vol. 25, pp. 2216 - 2224, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/om060040x
2006
Lonnon DG; Craig DC; Colbran SB, 2006, 'Copper(I) tribromide dianion as a weakly-bridging, axial ligand: Synthesis of an unusual mixed-valent Cu(II)2Cu(I) trimer', Inorganic Chemistry Communications, vol. 9, pp. 887 - 890, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.inoche.2006.05.028
2006
Ji XK; Black DS; Colbran SB; Willett GD; Turner P, 2006, 'Metal-ion chemistry of tetra(meso-4-phenoxy-2-picolyl)-calix[4]pyrrole: An extendable super-cavitand tetrapodal ligand', Inorganic Chemistry Communications, vol. 9, pp. 469 - 472, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.inoche.2006.01.007
2006
Lucas N; Hook JM; Mcdonagh AM; Colbran SB, 2005, 'Titanium dioxide nanoparticles functionalized with Pd and W complexes of a catecholphosphane ligand', European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, pp. 496 - 503, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejic.200400584
2005
Ji XK; Black DS; Colbran SB; Craig DC; Edbey KM; Harper JB; Willett GD, 2005, 'meso-Indanyl calix[4]pyrrole receptors', Tetrahedron, vol. 61, pp. 10705 - 10712, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tet.2005.08.082
2005
Lonnon DG; Craig DC; Colbran SB; Bernhardt PV, 2004, 'Novel one-dimensional structures and solution behaviour of copper(II)bromide and chloride complexes of a new pentapyridyldiamine ligand', Journal of the Royal Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions, vol. 4, pp. 778 - 787, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b315202b
2004
Lonnon DG; Craig DC; Colbran SB, 2004, 'Synthesis and structure of copper(II) complexes of two newpoly(2-pyridylalkyl)diamine ligands', Inorganica Chimica Acta, vol. 357, pp. 3793 - 3798, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ica.2004.05.029
2004
Colbran SB; Paddon-Row MN, 2003, 'Could the tyrosine-histidine ligand to CuB in cytochrome c oxidase be coordinatively labile? Implications from a quantum chemical model study of histidine substitutional lability and the effects of the covalent tyrosine-histidine cross-link.', Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 8, pp. 855 - 865, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00775-003-0488-x
2003
Lonnon DG; Craig DC; Colbran SB, 2003, 'An unusual but informative synthesis and the crystal structure of [Co(tpa CO2)Cl]ClO4)(tpa CO2- = 6-carboxylato-2-pyridylmethylbis(2-pyridylmethyl)amine.', Inorganic Chemistry Communications, vol. 6, pp. 1351 - 1353, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.inoche.2003.08.001
2003
He Z; Colbran SB; Craig DC, 2003, 'Could redox-switched binding of a redox-active ligand to a copper(II) centre drive a conformational proton pump gate? A synthetic model study.', Chemistry - a European Journal, vol. 9, pp. 116 - 129, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.200390007
2003
Colbran SB; Paddon-Row MN, 2003, 'Could the tyrosine-histidine ligand to CuB in cytochrome c oxidase be coordinatively labile? Implications from a quantum chemical model study of histidine substitutional lability and the effects of the covalent tyrosine-histidine cross-link', Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 8, pp. 855 - 865, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00775-003-0488-x
2003
Watkins SE; Craig DC; Colbran SB; Evans AJ, 2003, 'Copper complexes with ferrocenyl pendants: Evidence for an FeII~CuII ÷ FeIII~CuI electron transfer equilibrium leading to a reaction with dioxygen', Journal of the Chemical Society - Dalton Transactions, pp. 983 - 994
2003
He Z; Craig DC; Colbran SB, 2002, 'Structures and properties of 6-aryl substituted [tris(2-pyridylmethyl)amine] transition metal complexes', Journal of the Chemical Society - Dalton Transactions, pp. 4224 - 4235
2002
Lonnon DG; Craig DC; Colbran SB, 2002, 'Monomeric and dimeric metal complexes of a simply prepared and versatile pentapyridyl diamine', Inorganic Chemistry Communications, vol. 5, pp. 958 - 962, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1387-7003(02)00614-7
2002
Evans AJ; Watkins SE; Craig DC; Colbran SB, 2002, 'Copper complexes with ferrocenyl pendants: Evidence for an Fe-II similar to CuII reversible arrow Fe-III similar to Cu-I electron transfer equilibrium leading to a reaction with dioxygen', JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY-DALTON TRANSACTIONS, pp. 983 - 994, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b105150b
2002
Watkins SE; Craig DC; Colbran SB, 2002, 'Towards co-operative reactivity in conjoint ¿classical¿¿¿organometallic¿ heterometallic complexes: The co-ordination chemistry of novel ligands with triphenylphosphine and bis(pyridylethyl)amine or triazacyclononane domains', Journal of the Chemical Society - Dalton Transactions, pp. 2423 - 2436
2002
Chcn ZJ; Karasck N; Craig DC; Colbran SB, 2000, 'Copper(n/i) complexes of a bulky tris(pyrazolylmethyl)amine ligand', Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions, pp. 3445 - 3452, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b0050Slo
2000
Watkins SE; Craig DC; Colbran SB, 2000, 'A palladium(ii) complex of a new iminophosphine ligand derived from diethylenetriamine and 2-(diphenylphosphino)-benzaldehyde', Inorganica Chimica Acta, vol. 307, pp. 134 - 138, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0020-1693(00)00181-X
2000
He Z; Chaimungkalanont PJ; Craig DC; Colbran SB, 2000, 'Copper(ii) complexes of 6-hydroxymethyl-substituted tris(2-pyridylmethyl)amine ligands', Journal of the Chemical Society - Dalton Transactions, vol. 2000, pp. 1419 - 1429, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b000092m
2000
Chen ZL; Karasek N; Craig DC; Colbran SB, 2000, 'Copper(ii) and copper(i) complexes of a bulky tris(pyrazolylmethyl)amine ligand', Journal of the Chemical Society - Dalton Transactions, vol. 2000, pp. 344 - 3452
2000
Chen ZX; Karasek N; Craig DC; Colbran SB, 2000, 'Copper(II/I) complexes of a bulky tris(pyrazolylmethyl)amine ligand', JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY-DALTON TRANSACTIONS, pp. 3445 - 3452, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b005081o
2000
Storrier GD; Colbran SB, 1999, 'A simple route to bis(terpyridyl)transition metal oligomers', Inorganica Chimica Acta, vol. 284, pp. 76 - 84, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0020-1693(98)00285-0
1999
Sembiring SB; Colbran SB; Craig DC, 1999, 'Synthesis and electrochemistry of platinum complexes of hydroquinon-2-ylmethyl- and p-benzoquinon-2-ylmethyl-diphenylphosphine', Journal of the Chemical Society - Dalton Transactions, vol. 10, pp. 1543 - 1554, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/a900610i
1999
Watkins SE; Yang X; Craig DC; Colbran SB, 1999, 'A new route to (N)-n-donor functionalised phosphines; novel homo- and hetero-nuclear complexes of a phosphino-substituted triazacyclononane ligand', Journal of the Chemical Society - Dalton Transactions, vol. 10, pp. 1539 - 1540, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/a901885i
1999
Storrier GD; Colbran SB; Craig DC, 1998, 'Transition-metal complexes of terppyridine ligands with hydroquinone or quinone substituents', Journal of the Chemical Society - Dalton Transactions, pp. 1351 - 1363
1998
Storrier GD; Colbran SB, 1997, 'Syntheses, Electrochemistry and Electrodeposition of Ruthenium(II) Complexes of 4,4`-Bis(4-anilinovinyl)-2,2`-bipyridine', Polyhedron, vol. 16, pp. 2705 - 2710, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0277-5387(97)00049-1
1997
Harrison WM; Saadeh C; Colbran SB, 1997, 'Reduction of (h5-C5Ph4q)Ru(CO)2Br (q = 2,5-Benzoquinonyl): Evidence for a 18¿d Metalate Anion with a Reduced, Semiquinone Substituent', Organometallics, vol. 16, pp. 4254 - 4256
1997
Harrison WM; Saadeh C; Colbran SB; Craig DC, 1997, 'Synthesis, Structure, and Redox Properties of the Mo(VI) Complexes (h5-C5Ph4Ar)MoO2X (Ar = 2,5-dimethoxyphenyl; X = Br or alkoxide)', Journal of the Chemical Society - Dalton Transactions, pp. 3785 - 3792, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/a702216f
1997
Storrier GD; Colbran SB; Craig DC, 1997, 'Bis{4`(4-Anilino)-2,2`:6`,2``-terpyridine} Transition Metal Complexes: Electrochemically-active Monomers with a Wide Range of Magnetic and Optical Properties for Syntheses of Rigid-rod Oligomers and Polymers', Journal of the Chemical Society - Dalton Transactions, pp. 3011 - 3028, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/a702778h
1997
Storrier GD; Colbran SB, 1996, 'Transition-metal complexes of 4`(4-anilino)-2,2`:6`2`-terpyridine (and derivatives): versatile building blocks for construction of metallooligomers and macromolecules', Journal of the Chemical Society - Dalton Transactions, vol. 10, pp. 2185 - 2186, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/DT9960002185
1996
Sembiring SB; Colbran SB; Craig DC, 1995, 'complexes of new electronically-active p-quinonyl-/p-hydroquinonyl-phospines: multiple electron/proton transfer reactions and electrochemical/pH control of p-quinonyl-/p-hydroquinonyl o-oxygen atom coordination', Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 34, pp. 761 - 762, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ic00108a003
1995
Sembiring SB; Colbran SB; Bishop R; Craig DC; Rae AD, 1995, 'Inclusion properties of palladium(II) and platinum(II) hydroxyquinonylphosphine complexes: the molecular and crystal structures of trans-[PdCI2(pphqH2)2] (acetone)2, trans-[PtCI2(pphqH2)2] (dimethylformamide)4 and trans-[PdCl2(pp', Inorganica Chimica Acta, vol. 228, pp. 109 - 117, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0020-1693(94)04157-Q
1995
Storrier GD; Colbran SB; Hibbert DB, 1995, 'homoleptic Fe(II) complexes of new 2,2`:6` ,2`-terpyridine ligands with 4`-p-hydroquinonyl or 4`-p-quinonyl pendants', Inorganica Chimica Acta, vol. 239, pp. 1 - 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0020-1693(95)04770-0
1995
Sembiring SB; Colbran SB; Craig DC, 1995, 'palladium(II) diphenylphosphino-p-hydroquinone (pphqH2) complexes: preparation and x-ray structure analyses of a novel cluster [PdBr{h2- (m2-o), P-pphqH}]4 2H2O and a phosphine-phosphinite complex, cis-[PdBr2{1-PPh2-2-OPPh2-5-OH-', Journal of the Royal Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions, vol. 1995, pp. 3731 - 3741, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/DT9950003731
1995
Colbran SB; Harrison WM; Saadeh C, 1994, 'Reduction Chemistry of Organometallic Molybdenum, Tungsten, and Ruthenium Bromo Complexes of the Bulky, Perarylated Cyclopentadienyl Ligand η5-C5Ph4hqMe2: Evidence for the Intermediacy of Metal-Centered Radicals and Nucleophilic Reactions of Product Metalate Anions with Chlorinated Solvent', Organometallics, vol. 13, pp. 1061 - 1063, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/om00016a005
1994
Storrier GD; Colbran SB; Hibbert DB, 1994, 'Chemical and electrochemical syntheses, and characterization of poly(2,5-dimethoxyaniline) (PDMA): a novel, soluble, conducting polymer', Synthetic Metals, vol. 62, pp. 179 - 186, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0379-6779(94)90309-3
1994
COLBRAN SB; HARRISON WM; SAADEH C, 1994, 'REDUCTION OF TRANSITION-METAL COMPLEXES WITH P-HYDROQUINONYL-SUBSTITUTED OR P-QUINONYL-SUBSTITUTED CYCLOPENTADIENYL LIGANDS', ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, vol. 208, pp. 34 - INOR, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1994PA26102210&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
1994
Saadeh C; Colbran SB; Craig DC; Rae AD, 1993, 'Syntheses, Properties, and X-ray Crystal Structures of the Molybdenum Dimers [#Cp2Mo2Br2(CO)2] and [#Cp2Mo2Br4] (#Cp = η5-1-(2,5-Dimethoxyphenyl)-2,3,4,5-tetraphenylcyclopentadienyl)', Organometallics, vol. 12, pp. 133 - 139, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/om00025a025
1993
Berthon RA; Colbran SB; Moran GM, 1993, 'Synthesis, electrochemical and spectroscopic properties of pendant hydroquinone- and quinone-substituted polypyridyl ruthenium(II) complexes', Inorganica Chimica Acta, vol. 204, pp. 3 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0020-1693(00)88106-2
1993
Sembiring SB; Colbran SB; Hanton LR, 1992, 'The preparation, properties and X-ray crystal structure of the nickel(II) hydroquinonylphosphine complex cis-[Ni(pphqH)2]·H2O·2(CH3)2NCHO', Inorganica Chimica Acta, vol. 202, pp. 67 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0020-1693(00)85352-9
1992
Berthon RA; Colbran SB; Craig DC, 1992, 'Palladium(II) complexes of 2-(2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-1,10-phenanthroline (phenhqMe2) and 2-(2,5-hydroquinonyl)-1,10-phenanthroline (phenhqH2). The x-ray crystal structure of [PdCl(phenhqH)]·H2O·(CH3)2SO', Polyhedron, vol. 11, pp. 243 - 250, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0277-5387(00)83288-X
1992
Colbran SB; Craig DC; Harrison WM; Grimley AE, 1991, 'Pendant-para-benzoquinonyl substituted cyclopentadienyl ligands: preparation of 1-para-benzoquinonyl-2,3,4,5-tetraphenylcyclopentadienyl (η5-CpQ) ruthenium(II) carbonyl complexes', Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, vol. 408, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0022-328X(91)83214-O
1991
Colbran SB; Craig DC; Sembiring SB, 1990, 'Reactions of [MCl2(ppqMe2)2] (M=Pd, Pt) with I- and with CF3SO3H/I- including the synthesis and X-ray crystal structure of the palladium phosphidoxo complex [Pd2(μ-I)2{(PPh20)2H}2]', Inorganica Chimica Acta, vol. 176, pp. 225 - 231, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0020-1693(00)84848-3
1990
Colbran SB; Irele PT; Johnson BFG; Lahoz FJ; Lewis J; Raithby PR, 1989, 'Cluster activation via cyclometallation. Formation of the cyclometallated triosmium carbonyl cluster [os3H2(CO)9{P(C6H4)Ph}] and its reactions with phosphorus donor ligands.', Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions, pp. 2023 - 2031, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/DT9890002023
1989
Colbran SB; Irele PT; Johnson BFG; Kaye PT; Lewis J; Raithby PR, 1989, 'Reactions of the cyclometallated triosmium cluster [os3H2(CO)9{P(C6H4)Ph}] with brøsnsted acids and dihydrogen: Synthesis and X-ray crystal structure of [os3H2(CF3CO2)(CO) 9(μ-PPh2)]', Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions, pp. 2033 - 2037, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/DT9890002033
1989
Colbran SB; Lahoz FJ; Raithby PR; Lewis J; Johnson BFG; Cardin CJ, 1988, 'Stepwise construction of [Os6(CO)18(μ6-P)]-, a hexanuclear osmium cluster monoanion with trigonal-prismatic co-ordination for phosphorus: X-ray crystal structures of [Os6(μ-H)2(CO)20(MeCN)(μ3-PH)] and [PPh3Me][Os6(CO)18(μ6-P)]', Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions, pp. 173 - 181, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/DT9880000173
1988
Colbran SB; Johnson BFG; Lahoz FJ; Lewis J; Raithby PR, 1988, 'Synthesis and characterisation of the tetranuclear phosphinidene clusters [os3MH2(CO)12(PR)] (M = Os, R = Ph or cyclo-C6H11; M = Ru, R = cyclo-C6H11) and the crystal and molecular structure of [os4(μ-H)2(CO)12(μ3-PC 6H11)]', Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions, pp. 1199 - 1204, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/DT9880001199
1988
Colbran SB; Lahoz FJ; Raithby PR; Lewis J; Johnson BFG; Cardin CJ, 1988, 'Erratum: Stepwise construction of [Os6(CO)18(μ6-P)]-, a hexanuclear osmium cluster monoanion with trigonal-prismatic co-ordination for phosphorus. (Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions (1988) (173-181))', Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions, pp. 1107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/DT9880001107
1988
Colbran SB; Housecroft CE; Johnson BFG; Lewis J; Owen SM; Raithby PR, 1988, 'An X-ray crystal and electronic structural investigation of the interstitial phosphide cluster [Os6(CO)18PCl]', Polyhedron, vol. 7, pp. 1759 - 1765, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0277-5387(00)80408-8
1988
Colbran SB; Hanton LR; Robinson BH; Robinson WT; Simpson J, 1987, 'Electron transfer in organometallic clusters. XIV. Crystal and electronic structures of the tricobalt carbon cluster...', Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, vol. 330, pp. 415 - 428, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0022-328X(00)99054-5
1987
Cardin CJ; Colbran SB; Johnson BFG; Lewis J; Raithby PR, 1986, 'Synthesis of the μ-PH hexaosmium clusters [Os6H 2(CO)20L(μ3-PH)] (L = CO or MeCN) and their reactions with base: X-ray crystal structures of [Os6H 2(CO)20(MeCN)(μ3-PH)] and [Os 6H3(CO)19(CO2Me)(μ3- PH)]', Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications, pp. 1288 - 1290, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C39860001288
1986
Cardin CJ; Colbran SB; Johnson BFG; Lewis J; Raithby PR, 1986, 'Synthesis of the μ-PH hexaosmium clusters [OS6H2(CO)20L(μ3-PH)](L = CO or MeCN) and their reactions with base: X-Ray crystal structures of [OS6H2(CO)20(MeCN)(μ3PH)] and [OS6H3 (CO)19,(CO2Me) (μ3 -PH)]', Journal of the Chemical Society - Series Chemical Communications, pp. 1288 - 1290, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C39860001288
1986
Colbran SB; Johnson BFG; Lewis J; Sorrell RM, 1986, 'Coupling reactions of phosphido-triosmium carbonyl clusters with [M 3(CO)12] (M=Ru, Os): A simple route to higher nuclearity homo- and hetero-nuclear phosphinidene-osmium carbonyl clusters', Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications, pp. 525 - 527, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C39860000525
1986
Colbran SB; Hay CM; Johnson BFG; Lahoz FJ; Lewis J; Raithby PR, 1986, 'Synthesis, characterisation, and reactivity of transition metal carbonyl clusters containing an interstitial phosphorus in a trigonal co-ordination environment: The X-ray structures of [PPh3Me][Os6(CO)18P] and [Os6(CO)18P(AuPPh3)]', Journal of the Chemical Society - Series Chemical Communications, pp. 1766 - 1768, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C39860001766
1986
Colbran SB; Robinson BH; Simpson J, 1985, 'Synthesis, Structure, and Redox Properties of [(η-C5H5)Fe{η-σ:η4-NiC4R4(η-C5H5)}]. A Ferrocene Analogue with a Nickelapentadlene Ring', Organometallics, vol. 4, pp. 1594 - 1601, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/om00128a020
1985
Colbran SB; Johnson BFG; Lewis J; Sorrell RM, 1985, 'Systematic synthesis and characterisation of phosphido-bridged triosmium carbonyl clusters', Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, vol. 296, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0022-328X(85)80358-2
1985
Colbran SB; Robinson BH; Simpson J, 1984, 'Electron Transfer in Organometallic Clusters.1 7. Bls(μ3-carbyne) Clusters of Cobalt Including Ferrocene Derivatives', Organometallics, vol. 3, pp. 1344 - 1353, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/om00087a005
1984
Colbran SB; Robinson BH; Simpson J, 1984, 'Nitrosyl derivatives of tricobaltcarbon clusters', Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, vol. 265, pp. 199 - 204, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0022-328X(84)80074-1
1984
Colbran S; Robinson BH; Simpson J, 1983, 'Erratum: Heteronuclear mixed-valence compounds: Transition metal carbonyl clusters with multiple redox centres (Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications (1982) (1362))', Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications, pp. 404
1983
Colbran SB; Robinson BH; Simpson J, 1983, 'Electron Transfer in Organometallic Clusters. 3.1 Electron Transfer and Mixed-Valence Properties of Substituted Ferrocene-Tricobalt Carbon Clusters', Organometallics, vol. 2, pp. 952 - 957, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/om50002a002
1983
Colbran SB; Robinson BH; Simpson J, 1983, 'Electron Transfer in Organometallic Clusters. 2.1 Ferrocene-Tricobalt Carbon Cluster Compounds with Multiple Redox Sites', Organometallics, vol. 2, pp. 943 - 951, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/om50002a001
1983
Colbran S; Robinson BH; Simpson J, 1982, 'Heteronuclear mixed-valence compounds: Transition metal carbonyl clusters with multiple redox centres', Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications, pp. 1361 - 1362, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c39820001361
1982
Conference Presentations
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Colbran S; Hunter L; Lapere K; Prescott SW; Sulway S; Yannoulatos S, 2017, '"Basic" vs "Expert" knowledge: a new paradigm in chemistry assessment', presented at RACI100 Congress, Melbourne, -
2017
Conference Papers
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Colbran SB; Bhadbhade M; Mcskimming , 2011, 'Transition metal chemistry of multifunctional hydride-donor ligands', in Transition metal chemistry of multifunctional hydride-donor ligands, , IC11 (RACI Inorganic Meeting), Perth, presented at , IC11 (RACI Inorganic Meeting), Perth, 04 December 2011 - 08 December 2011
2011
Colbran SB, 2010, 'Radical models for the CuB centre in respiratory heme-copper oxidases', in Radical models for the CuB centre in respiratory heme-copper oxidases, Pacifichem2010, Honolulu, presented at Pacifichem2010, Honolulu
2010
Colbran SB; Gray P; Messerle BA, 2008, 'Synergistic Activations for Catalysis of Aerobic and Oxygen Addition reactions', in Programme and abstract, OZOM4, 4th Australian Conference on Organometallic Chemistry, ANU, Canberra, Australia, pp. 6 - 6, presented at OZOM4, 4th Australian Conference on Organometallic Chemistry, ANU, Canberra, Australia, 06 January 2008 - 09 January 2008
2008
Colbran SB, 2005, 'Radical models for cytochrome c oxidase', in Apte S; Kable S (ed.), RACI Connect 2005, Connect 2005 - Chemical Challenges for the 21st Century, Sydney, Conbvention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, pp. M098 - M098, presented at Connect 2005 - Chemical Challenges for the 21st Century, Sydney, Conbvention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, 03 July 2005 - 07 July 2005
2005
Theses / Dissertations
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Ji XK; Colbran SB; Black DS, 2005, The chemistry of new calix[4]pyrrole receptors and ligands
2005
Lonnon DG; Colbran SB, 2005, Transition metal complexes of novel nitrogen donor ligands
2005
Lee S; Colbran SB, 2005, Model studies of the Cu -histidine-tyrosine centre in cytochrome c oxidase
2005
Pchalek K; Black DS; Colbran SB, 2004, Designl and synthesis of new ligands and heterocycles from activated indoles
2004
Book Chapters
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Zhang R; Colbran SB; Fisher KJ; Willett GD, 2001, 'A FT/ICR mass spectrometry study of mellitic acid trianhydride [C12O9] with graphite surface-assisted laser desorption ionization and electrospray ionization.', in Gelpi E (ed.), Advances in Mass Spectrometry-Volume 15, edn. Original, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, pp. 757 - 758
2001
Inorganic chemistry