Welcome to the homepage of Professor Andrew Weller, Department of Chemistry, University of York. Research in the Weller group is based upon synthetic organometallic chemistry and catalysis, and in particular the generation and stabilisation of transition metal complexes with a low coordination number. These complexes often show very interesting, and novel structures, that display C–H, B–H and C–C bonding modes (via agostic or sigma interactions). Not only are we interested in the fundamentals of synthesis, bonding and structure of these complexes, but we also have a focus on their use and development in challenging catalytic bond transformations, such as C–H, B–H and C–C activation.


Industry funded PhD studentship available in the group at the University of York for an Oct 2020 start (jointly with the Simon Duckett and Robin Perutz). Funded by Johnson Matthey.

Photo–activated Organometallic Catalysts for Hydrosilylation

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andrew.weller@york.ac.uk for more information

A Structurally Characterized Cobalt(I) σ–Alkane Complex

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Angew. Chem. 2020 in the press [.pdf]

Solid–state Molecular Organometallic Catalysis in Gas/Solid Flow (Flow-SMOM) as Demonstrated by Efficient Room Temperature and Pressure 1–Butene Isomerization.

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ACS Cat. 2020 in the press [.pdf]

A Simple Cobalt–Based Catalyst System for the Controlled Dehydropolymerisation of H3B·NMeH2 on the Gram-Scale

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Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 482 [.pdf]

Synthesis of highly fluorinated arene complexes of [Rh(chelating phosphine)]+ cations, and their use in synthesis and catalysis Chem. Eur. J. 2019 in the press.

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Chem. Eur. J. 2020 in the press [.pdf]