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Prof Al Nielson

Professor

School of Natural and Computational Sciences

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Inorganic, organometallic and organic chemistry

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Chemical Science (030000): Inorganic Chemistry (030200): Transition Metal Chemistry (030207)

Research Outputs

Journal

Sajjad, MA., Schwerdtfeger, P., Harrison, JA., & Nielson, AJ. (2020). A Search by NBO Analysis for Syndetic Donation in Known X-ray Structures of Transition Metal Complexes with Close Aromatic Ring C–H···Metal Approaches. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry.
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A., Schwerdtfeger, P.
Nielson, AJ., Harrison, JA., Sajjad, MA., & Schwerdtfeger, P. (2020). Electronic and Steric Manipulation of the Agostic Interaction in benzo[h]quinoline Complexes of Pd(II) and Implications for the Formation of η<sup>1</sup>-Pd–C Bonds. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry.
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A., Schwerdtfeger, P.
Harrison, JA., Nielson, AJ., Sajjad, MA., & Schwerdtfeger, P. (2019). Evaluation of the Agostic and Syndetic Donations in Aromatic Ring Agostic Interactions Involved in Heteroatom Ligand-Directed C-H Bond Activation. Organometallics. 38(9), 1903-1916
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A., Schwerdtfeger, P.
Sajjad, MA., Harrison, JA., Nielson, AJ., & Schwerdtfeger, P. (2018). NBO orbital interaction analysis for the ambiphilic metal-ligand activation/concerted metalation deprotonation (AMLA/CMD) mechanism involved in the cyclopalladation reaction of N,N-dimethylbenzylamine with palladium acetate. Organometallics. 37(21), 3659-3669
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A., Schwerdtfeger, P.
Sajjad, MA., Schwerdtfeger, P., Harrison, JA., & Nielson, AJ. (2018). Electronic manipulation of the agostic and syndetic components in 1-tetralone oxime and imine complexes of palladium (II). Polyhedron. 151, 66-73
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A., Schwerdtfeger, P.
Sajjad, MA., Christensen, KE., Rees, NH., Schwerdtfeger, P., Harrison, JA., & Nielson, AJ. (2017). Chasing the agostic interaction in ligand assisted cyclometallation reactions of palladium(II). Dalton Transactions. 46(46), 16126-16138
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A., Schwerdtfeger, P.
Sajjad, MA., Schwerdtfeger, P., Harrison, JA., & Nielson, AJ. (2017). Weak M···H–C Interactions in Neutral Complexes, Anions and Cations of Palladium(II) and Rhodium(I) Containing the iso-Quinoline Ligand – Anagostic or Preagostic?. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry. 2017(46), 5485-5496
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A., Schwerdtfeger, P.
Sajjad, MA., Harrison, JA., Nielson, AJ., & Schwerdtfeger, P. (2017). Interplay of Steric and Electronic Effects on the Bonding Components in Aromatic Ring Agostic Interactions. Organometallics. 36(21), 4231-4237
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A., Schwerdtfeger, P.
Nielson, AJ., Harrison, JA., Sajjad, MA., & Schwerdtfeger, P. (2017). Electronic and Steric Manipulation of the Preagostic Interaction in Isoquinoline Complexes of Rh<sup>I</sup>. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry. 2017(15), 2255-2264
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A., Schwerdtfeger, P.
Sajjad, MA., Christensen, KE., Rees, NH., Schwerdtfeger, P., Harrison, JA., & Nielson, AJ. (2017). New complexity for aromatic ring agostic interactions. Chemical Communications. 53(30), 4187-4190
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A., Schwerdtfeger, P.
Harrison, JA., Sajjad, MA., Schwerdtfeger, P., & Nielson, AJ. (2016). Multiple Weak C-H Intramolecular Hydrogen Bonding as an Aid to Minimizing Bond Rotation Flexibility. Crystal Growth and Design. 16(9), 4934-4942
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A., Schwerdtfeger, P.
Harrison, JA., Nielson, AJ., Sajjad, MA., Saunders, GC., & Schwerdtfeger, P. (2016). Steric and Electronic Manipulation of the Anagostic Interaction in 1-Tetralone Oxime and Imine Complexes of Rhodium(I). European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry. 2016(1), 64-77
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A., Schwerdtfeger, P.
Nielson, AJ., & Waters, JM. (2015). Potent reactivity in solubilised oxo-titanium polymers. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry. 2015(12), 2028-2032
[Journal article]Authored by: Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., & Waters, JM. (2014). 4-tert-Butyl-pyridinium chloride-4,4'-(propane-2,2-di-yl)bis-(2,6-di-methyl-phenol)-toluene (2/2/1).. Acta Crystallogr Sect E Struct Rep Online. 70(Pt 4), o413-o414
[Journal article]Authored by: Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., & Waters, JM. (2014). 4-tert-Butylpyridinium chloride-4,4′-(propane-2,2-diyl)bis(2,6- dimethylphenol)-toluene (2/2/1). Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online. 70(4)
[Journal article]Authored by: Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., Shen, C., & Waters, JM. (2013). [6,6'-Bis(1,1-di-methyl-eth-yl)-4,4'-dimethyl-2,2'-methyl-enediphenolato-κ(2) O,O']di-chlorido-(9H-fluoren-9-ol-κO)titanium(IV)-fluorene-diethyl ether (1/0.5/1).. Acta Crystallogr Sect E Struct Rep Online. 69(Pt 12), m673-m674
[Journal article]Authored by: Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., Shen, C., & Waters, JM. (2013). Bis(μ-2-hy-droxy-methyl-2-methyl-propane-1,3-diolato)bis-[di-chlorido-titanium(IV)] diethyl ether disolvate.. Acta Crystallogr Sect E Struct Rep Online. 69(Pt 12), m676-m677
[Journal article]Authored by: Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., Shen, C., & Waters, JM. (2013). Dichlorido(9H-fluoren-9-ol-κO)titanium(IV)-fluorene-diethyl ether (1/0.5/1). Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online. 69(12)
[Journal article]Authored by: Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., Shen, C., & Waters, JM. (2013). Bis(μ-2-hydroxymethyl-2-methylpropane-1,3-diolato) bis[dichloridotitanium(IV)] diethyl ether disolvate. Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online. 69(12)
[Journal article]Authored by: Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., Shen, C., & Waters, JM. (2013). Di-μ-methanolato-bis[(2-tert-butyl-6-methylphenolato-κO) methyltitanium(IV)]. Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online. 69(10)
[Journal article]Authored by: Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., Shen, C., & Waters, JM. (2013). Di-μ-methanolato-bis[(2-tert-butyl-6-methylphenolato-κO)methyl-titanium(IV)].. Acta Crystallogr Sect E Struct Rep Online. 69(Pt 10), m554-m555
[Journal article]Authored by: Nielson, A.
Lein, M., Harrison, JA., & Nielson, AJ. (2013). Identification of non-classical C-H center dot center dot center dot M interactions in early and late transition metal complexes containing the CH(ArO)(3) ligand. DALTON TRANSACTIONS. 42(30), 10939-10951
[Journal article]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A.
Schwarz, AD., Nielson, AJ., Koltsoyannis, N., & Mountford, P. (2012). The first group 4 metal bis(imido) and tris(imido) complexes. Chemical Science. 3, 819-824
[Journal article]Authored by: Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., & Metson, JB. (2012). The use of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy to assign formal oxidation states in complexes of tungsten (vi), (v) and (iv). Polyhedron. 31(1), 143-149
[Journal article]Authored by: Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., Telfer, SG., & Waters, JM. (2011). Reactions of {TiO(salen)} n [salen = N,N′-bis(salicylidene)ethylenediamine] in aromatic aldehydes and ketones. Polyhedron.
[Journal article]Authored by: Nielson, A.
Aziz-Ur-Rehman, ., Sajjad, MA., Akkurt, M., Sharif, S., Abbasi, MA., & Khan, IU. (2010). N-(2-Methoxyphenyl)benzenesulfonamide. Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online. 66(7)
[Journal article]Authored by: Nielson, A.
John, P., Khan, IU., Sajjad, MA., Sharif, S., & Tiekink, ERT. (2010). N-{4-[(4-methylphenyl)sulfamoyl]phenyl}acetamide. Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online. 66(8)
[Journal article]Authored by: Nielson, A.

Conference

Nielson, A., Harrison, JA., Schwerdtfeger, P., & Sajjad, MA. (2018). Interplay of Steric and Electronic on the Bonding Components in Aromatic Ring Agostic Interactions. , ICOMC 2018 28th International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A., Schwerdtfeger, P.
Nielson, A., Harrison, J., Schwerdtfeger, P., & Sajjad, A. (2018). New Complexity for Aromatic Ring Agostic Interactions in Ligand Assisted Cyclometallation Reactions of Palladium(II). , ICOMC 2018, 28th International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry.
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A., Schwerdtfeger, P.
Nielson, A., Harrison, JA., Schwerdtfeger, P., & Sajjad, MA. (2018). Interplay of Steric and Electronic Effects on the Bonding Components in Aromatic Ring Agostic Interactions.. Poster session presented at the meeting of ICOMC 2018 28th International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry, Florence, Italy. Florence, Italy
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A., Schwerdtfeger, P.
Nielson, A., Harrison, J., Schwerdtfeger, P., & Sajjad, MA. (2018, July). New Complexity for Aromatic Ring Agostic Interactions in Ligand Assisted Cyclometallation Reactions of Palladium(II). Presented at 28th International Conference on Organaometallic Chemistry
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A., Schwerdtfeger, P.
Nielson, AJ., & Waters, JM. (2016). Coordination Chemistry and Reactions of Oxo-Titanium Polymers. , ICCC 2016
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., & Waters, JM. (2016, July). Coordination chemistry and reactions of Oxo- Titanium polymers.. Presented at International Conference on Coordination Chemistry. Brest, France.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., Harrison, JA., Sajjad, MA., & Schwerdtfeger, P. (2015, July). Understanding the Nature of Anagostic and Agostic Interactions - A Synthesis by Computation Approach.. Presented at 21st European Conference on Organometallic Chemistry, EuCOMC XXI -2015
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A., Schwerdtfeger, P.
Nielson, AJ., Harrison, JA., Schwerdtfeger, P., & Sajjad, MA. (2015, December). A search for active first-row transition metal alkylidene complexes. Presented at Pacifichem 2015 Chemistry Conference
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A., Schwerdtfeger, P.
Nielson, AJ., & Waters, JM. (2015, December). Potent reactivity in solubilised oxo-titanium polymers. Presented at Pacifichem 2015 Chemistry Conference
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., Harrison, JA., Schwerdtfeger, P., & Sajjad, MA. (2015, December). Changing the nature of anagostic and agostic interactions-a synthesis by computation approach. Presented at Pacifichem 2015 Chemistry Conference
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A., Schwerdtfeger, P.
Nielson, AJ., Harrison, JA., Schwerdtfeger, P., & Sajjad, MA. (2015). A search for active first-row transition metal alkylidene complexes. Poster session presented at the meeting of Pacifichem 2015 Chemistry Conference
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A., Schwerdtfeger, P.
Nielson, AJ., Harrison, JA., Sajjad, MA., & Schwerdtfeger, P. (2015). A Search for Active First - Row Transition Metal Alkylidene Complexes. Poster session presented at the meeting of 10th European Conference on Computational Chemistry. Fulda, Germany
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A., Schwerdtfeger, P.
Nielson, AJ., Harrison, JA., Sajjad, MA., & Schwerdtfeger, P. (2015). Changing the Nature of Anagostic Interactions - a Synthesis by Computation Approach. , 10th European Conference on Organometallic Chemistry
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A., Schwerdtfeger, P.
Nielson, AJ., Harrison, JA., Sajjad, MA., & Schwerdtfeger, P. (2015). Changing the Nature of Anagostic Interactions - a Synthesis by Computation Approach. Poster session presented at the meeting of 10th European Conference on Computational Chemistry. Fulda, Germany
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A., Schwerdtfeger, P.
Nielson, AJ. (2015, September). Organoimido Chemistry - The DCB Legacy. Presented at A symposium in honour of Donald C Bradley FRS (1924-2014). Queen Mary College, London, UK.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., Harrison, JA., Sajjad, MA., & Schwerdtfeger, P. (2015). A Search for Active First-Row Transition Metal Alkylidene Complexes.. , EuCo-CC - 10th European Conference on Computational Chemistry
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A., Schwerdtfeger, P.
Nielson, AJ., Harrison, ., Sajjad, MA., & Schwerdtfeger, P. (2015). Changing the nature of anagostic interactions – A synthesis by computation approach. , EuCo-CC 2015 - 10th European Conference on Computational Chemistry
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A., Schwerdtfeger, P.
Nielson, AJ., Harrison, JA., Sajjad, MA., & Schwerdtfeger, P. (2015). A search for active first-row transition metal alkylidene complexes. , Pacifichem 2015
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A., Schwerdtfeger, P.
Nielson, AJ., & Waters, JM. (2015). Potent reactivity in solubilised oxo-titanium polymers.. , Pacifichem, 2015
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., Harrison, JA., Sajjad, MA., & Schwerdtfeger, P. (2015). Changing the nature of anagostic and agostic interactions - a synthesis by computation approach. , Pacifichem, 2015
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A., Schwerdtfeger, P.
Nielson, AJ., & Harrison, JA. (2015). Organometallic Syntheses by Computation: Si-H...M and C-H...M Interactions.. , EuCOMC XXI, 2015. 21st European Conference on Organmetallic Chemistry.
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., Harrison, JA., Sajjad, MA., & Schwerdtfeger, P. (2015). Understanding the nature of anagostic and agostic interactions - A synthesis by computation approach.. , EuCOMC XXI -2015. 21st European Conference on Organometallic Chemistry
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A., Schwerdtfeger, P.
Nielson, AJ., Harrison, JA., & Sajjad, MA. (2015, June). Changing the Nature of Anagostic and Agostic Interactions - A Synthesis by Computation Approach.. Presented at OMCOS 18. Barcelona, Spain.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., Harrison, JA., & Sajjad, MA. (2015). A Search for Active First-Row Transition Metal Alkylidene Complexes.. , OOMCOS 18
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., Harrison, JA., & Sajjad, MA. (2015). Changing the Nature of Anagostic and Agostic Interactions - A Synthesis by Computation Approach.. , OMCOS 18
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., Harrison, JA., & Sajjad, MA. (2014). Inorganic and Organometallic Syntheses by Computation: Si-H...M and C-H...M Interactions.. Poster session presented at the meeting of ICCC-41, 41st International Conference on Coordination Chemistry.. Singapore
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., Harrison, JA., & Sajjad, MA. (2014, July). Inorganic and Organometallic Syntheses by Computation: Si-H...M and C-H...M Interactions. Presented at ICCC-41, 41st Intnternational Conference on Coordination Chemistry.. Singapore.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., & Waters, JM. (2014, July). Oxo-titanium complexes in aldehyde and ketone solutions: Catalyst destruction and ligand modification. Presented at ICCC-41, 41st International Conference on Coordination Chemistry
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., Harrison, JA., & Sajjad, MA. (2014). Inorganic and organometallic syntheses by computation: Si-H...M and C-H...M interactions. , ICCC-41, 41st International Conference on coordination Chemistry
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., & Waters, JM. (2014). Oxo-titanium complexes in aldehyde and ketone solutions: catalyst destruction and ligand modification. , ICCC-41 41st International Conference on Coordination Chemistry
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., & Waters, JM. (2013, December). The Ti16O24(O2CPhMe-4)24]8- Ion - A life-like Titanoxane Material.. Presented at Inorganic Chemistry 13 (IC13)
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., & Harrison, JA. (2013). Inorganic and Organometallic Syntheses by Computation. Poster session presented at the meeting of Inorganic Chemistry (IC13). Brisbane, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., & Harrison, JA, . (2013). Inorganic and Organometallic Syntheses by Computation. , Inorganic Chemistry 13 (IC13)
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Nielson, A.Contributed to by: Harrison, J.
Nielson, AJ., & Waters, JM, . (2013). The [Ti16O24(O2CPhMe-4)24]8- Ion - A life-like Titanoxane Nanomaterial.. , Inorganic Chemistry 13 (IC13)
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., & Waters, JM. (2013). Catalyst destruction and ligand modification during reactions of oxo-titanium complexes in aldehydes and ketones. , Second EuCheMS Inorganic Chemistry Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., & Harrison, JA. (2013). Inorgainic anhd Organometallic Syntheses by Computation. , 2nd EuCheMS Inorganic Chemistry Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., Saunders, G., & Harrison, JA. (2013). C-H...M Interactions: Does the Pure Hydrogen Bond Exist?. Poster session presented at the meeting of 20th EuCheMS Conference on Organometallic Chemistry
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., & Harrison, JA. (2013). Organometallic Syntheses by Computation. Poster session presented at the meeting of 20th EuCheMS Conference on Organometallic Chemistry
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., & Waters, JM. (2013, July). Catalyst Destruction and Ligand Modification During Reactions of Oxo-Titanium Complexes in Aldehyde and Ketone Solutions.. Presented at 2nd EuCheMS Inorganic Chemistry Conference. Jerusalem, Israel.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., & Harrison, JA. (2013, July). Inorganic and Organometallic Syntheses by Computation. Presented at 2nd EuCheMS Inorganic Chemistry Conference. Jerusalem, Israel.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., & Harrison, JA. (2013, June). Organometallic Syntheses by Computation. Presented at 20th EuCheMS Conference on Organometallic Chemistry. St Andrews, Scotland, UK.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., Saunders, G., & Harrison, JA. (2013). C-H....M Interactions: Does the Pure Hydrogen Bond Exist?. , 20th EuCheMS Conference on Organometallic Chemistry
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., & Harrison, JA. (2013). Organometallic Syntheses by Computation. , 20th EuCheMS Conference on Organometallic Chemistry
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Harrison, J., Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., & Waters, JM. (2012). Catalyst Destruction and Ligand Modification During Reactions of Oxo-Titanium Complexes with Biomass Components.. Poster session presented at the meeting of CAT4BIO - Conference: Advances in Catalysis for Biomass Valorization. Thessaloniki, Greece
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., & Waters, JM. (2012). Catalyst Destruction and Ligand Modification During Reactions of Oxo-Titanium Complexes with Aldehydes and Ketones.. , ICC 2012 - 15th International Congress on Catalysis
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., & Waters, JM. (2012). Catalyst Destruction and Ligand Modification During Reactions of Oxo-Titanium Comlexes With Biomass Components. , CAT4BIO Conference - Advances in Catalysis for Biomass Valorisation
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Nielson, A.
Nielson, AJ., & Waters, JM. (2012). Catalyst Destruction and Ligand Modification During Reactions of Oxo-Titanium Complexes With Aldehydes and Ketones. Poster session presented at the meeting of 15th International Confgress on Catalysis. Munich, Germany
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Nielson, A.

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 0 2

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2018 - Dayna McCormick - Doctor of Philosophy
    Vanilla Extract Improvement
  • 2017 - Muhammad Sajjad - Doctor of Philosophy
    Computationally Synthesised Inorganic and Organometallic complexes

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