Dr. Alistair J. Lees
Professor, Inorganic Chemistry
- BSc., PhD., DSc., University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England
- Smart Energy bldg - room 2033
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Research interests are in organometallic photochemistry with an emphasis on transition-metal photophysics and photoreactivity. We really seek to learn more about the nature and reactivity of electronically excited states and then apply this knowledge to a variety of new directions and applications, including host guest chemistry and new anion sensors. We have recently discovered a system that accurately and selectively detects sulfites below 1 ppm in wines and ciders.
Kai-Chi Chang, Shih-Sheng Sun, Maurice Odago and Alistair J. Lees, Anion Recognition and Sensing by Transition Metal Complexes with Polarized N-H Recognition Motifs, Coord. Chem. Revs., 2015, 284, 111-123.
Kai-Chi Chang, Shih-Sheng Sun and Alistair J. Lees, Anion Sensing by Rhenium(I) Carbonyls with Polarized N-H Recognition Motifs, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2012, 389, 16-28.
Ju-Ling Lin, Chih-Wei Chen, Shih-Sheng Sun and Alistair J. Lees, Photoswitching Tetranuclear Rhenium (I) Tricarbonyl Diimine Complexes with a Stilbene-Like Bridging Ligand, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 6030-6032.
Maurice O. Odago, Diane M. Colabello and Alistair J. Lees, A Simple Thiourea Based Colorimetric Sensor for Cyanide Ion, Tetrahedron Letts., 2010, 66, 7465-7461.
Arvind Kumar, Shih-Sheng Sun and Alistair J. Lees, Directed Assembly Metallocyclic Supramolecular Systems for Molecular Recognition and Chemical Sensing, Coord. Chem. Revs., 2008, 252, 922-939.