Dr Deanna D'Alessandro

BSc PhD JCU
ARC Queen Elizabeth (II) Fellow

F11 - Chemistry Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone 61 2 9351 3777
Fax 61 2 9351 3329

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Biographical details

  • BSc (Hons I & Medal), James Cook University, 2001
  • PhD (cum laude), James Cook University, 2006
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Electronics Group, University of Sydney, 2006
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California at Berkeley, 2007-2009
  • Dow Chemical Company Fellow, American-Australian Association, 2007
  • Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Research Fellow, 2007-2009
  • University of Sydney Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2010
  • L'Oreal Australia for Women in Science Fellow, 2010
  • Australian Research Council QEII Fellow, 2010-2015

Research interests

  • Synthetic inorganic chemistry
  • New materials for Greenhouse Gas capture and sequestration
  • Electron and energy transfer in purely organic and metal-organic frameworks
  • Solution- and solid-state spectroelectrochemical methods
  • Fundamental and applied aspects of mixed valency

Our research spans the areas of inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry and materials science and focuses on the development of functional inorganic materials that exhibit novel electronic, optical and magnetic phenomena. Potential applications range from the capture of greenhouse gases to sensors, optoelectronics devices and photocatalysis. The key aspect is gaining an understanding of the fundamental relationships between the structural features of the solution- and solid-state materials and their physical properties.

Carbon Dioxide Capture: The development of more efficient processes for carbon dioxide (CO2) capture is considered a key to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions implicated in global warming. Highly porous three-dimensional solids known as metal-organic frameworks will be developed for use as CO2 capture materials and will be characterised using a range of techniques (X-ray and neutron diffraction, thermogravimetric analysis and gas sorption measurements). The ultimate goal is the development of industrially-viable materials that can be readily integrated into industrial processes.

Radical MOFs and Redox-Active Materials: This project involves the design and synthesis of purely organic and metal-organic frameworks that exhibit the highly sought-after property of redox-activity (i.e. electronic conductivity). The new materials will be based on "radical" ligands and mixed-valence metal clusters of Mo, W, Ru and Os, amongst others. Solid-state electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical techniques will be developed to investigate the conductivity properties. The opportunities for advances at a fundamental and applied level are immense, with potential applications ranging from sensors to molecular electronics devices.

Photo-Active Metal-Organic Frameworks: Recently, methodologies for the postsynthetic covalent functionalisation of metal-organic frameworks have opened up fascinating prospects for building complexity into the pores. This project involves the synthesis of materials as "photoswitchable molecular sieves" in which light can be used to modulate the size and polarity of the pores. Measurements on the structural and physical properties of the materials will require the development of novel techniques to probe the light-activated gas permeation properties.

Mixed Valency in "Excited" Molecules: The complex interplay between electronic and magnetic interactions is ubiquitous in chemical and physical systems (e.g., solid-state superconductors, spintronics devices) and in metalloenzymes in nature. Experimental studies in which these phenomena coexist are extremely rare. This will be addressed by developing dinuclear mixed-valence complexes which incorporate a series of bridging ligands that can mediate strong ferromagnetic coupling between metal ions with unpaired electrons. The findings will have significant implications for the experimental and theoretical understanding of systems which exhibit novel magnetic and electronic phenomena.

Teaching and supervision

Teaching

CHEM2402 (Coordination Chemistry): 8 am Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Semester 2

CHEM3114 (Metal Complexes: Medicine and Materials): 11 am Mondays and 10 am, Fridays Semester 2

Supervision

Current: 7 PhD students, 2 Honours students, 1 Postdoctoral Fellow, 1 Visiting Scholar

Completions: 9 Honours graduates since 2011

(see our group page for more information about current group members and group alumni)

Associations

  • Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Member Chartered Chemist
  • The Foundation for Inorganic Chemistry (Honorary Secretary)
  • American Chemical Society (Member)
  • Association of Justices of the Peace and Commissioners of Declarations

Awards and honours

  • Medal for Excellence for a Doctoral Research Thesis, James Cook University, 2006
  • Cornforth Medal, RACI, 2006
  • Winner "Fresh Science", 2006
  • IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists, 2007
  • R.H. Dalton Memorial Lecturer in Chemical Catalysis, California Institute of Technology, 2009
  • Young Tall Poppy Science Award, Australian Institute of Policy and Science, 2011
  • Distinguished Lectureship Award, The Chemical Society of Japan, 2012

In the media

You Tube - Mopping up Gases: http://www.scienceinpublic.com.au/loreal/fellows/deannadalessandro

Harry Messel International Science School Lecture: http://vimeo.com/27327588

Ace Day Jobs!: http://www.abc.net.au/acedayjobs/cooljobs/profiles/s2102676.htm

American-Australian Association: http://vimeo.com/2508030

Here She Is!: http://heresheis.org.au/science-technology-and-innovation/2013/02/dr-deanna-dalessandro/

James Cook University Alumni: http://alumni.jcu.edu.au/page.aspx?pid=339

Young Tall Poppy: http://www.aips.net.au/tall-poppies/nsw-tall-poppies/past-nsw-tall-poppy-winners/young-tall-poppy-science-award-winners-nsw-2011/dr-deanna-dalessandro/

COSMOS magazine: http://cosmosmagazine.com/opinion/crystalising-new-vision/

Selected grants

2013

  • Perpetual account for AINSE grants for Deanna D'Alessandro; D'Alessandro D; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE)/Access to Facilities and/or Services.
  • Thermogravimetric Analyser (TGA); Kepert C, D'Alessandro D, Perrier S, Hawkett B, Hibbs D, Wheate N, Harris A, Minett A, Ling C, Kennedy B; DVC Research/Equipment Grant.

2012

  • A State-of-the-art Magnetic Property Measurement Facility for the Development of Advanced Materials and Biomedical Technologies in the Sydney Basin; Li S, Amal R, Kepert C, Zhang C, Sheppard L, Zheng R, Kennedy B, Sahajwalla V, Guo Z, Ling C, D'Alessandro D, Klose F, Jiang X; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).
  • Advanced Functional Properties in Metal-Organic Frameworks; Kepert C, D'Alessandro D; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2011

  • Solving the Energy Waste Roadblock (SIEF Grant); Kepert C, D'Alessandro D; Science and Industry Endowment Fund/Research Support.
  • Conducting Nanoporous Materials: toward Molecular Devices; D'Alessandro D; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • Electro- and Specto-electrochemical Characterisation of Metal-Organic Frameworks and Lanthanide-Based Solid State Materials; D'Alessandro D; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE)/Awards.
  • Ru L2,3-edge investigation of mixed valency by x-ray absorption spectroscopy; D'Alessandro D; Australian Synchrotron Company Limited/International Access Program.

2010

  • Light-Activated Nanoporous Materials for Gas Capture and Separations; D'Alessandro D; L'Oreal Australia/For Women in Science Fellowships.
  • Redox- and Photo- Active Metal-Organic Frameworks: Physical properties and application in gas separations; D'Alessandro D, Kepert C; DVC Research/Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme.
  • Metal-organic frameworks for gas separations; D'Alessandro D; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Hua, C., D'Alessandro, D. (2014). A Mn(II) coordination framework incorporating the redox-active tris(4-(pyridin-4-yl)phenyl)amine ligand (NPy3): electrochemical and spectral properties. CrystEngComm, 16(28), 6331-6334. [More Information]
  • Hua, C., Rawal, A., Faust, T., Southon, P., Babarao, R., Hook, J., D'Alessandro, D. (2014). Exploiting stable radical states for multifunctional properties in triarylamine-based porous organic polymers. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2(31), 12466-12474. [More Information]
  • Faust, T., D'Alessandro, D. (2014). Radicals in metal-organic frameworks. RSC Advances, 4(34), 17498-17512. [More Information]
  • Sutton, A., Abrahams, B., D'Alessandro, D., Elliott, R., Hudson, T., Robson, R., Usov, P. (2014). Structural and optical investigations of charge transfer complexes involving the F4TCNQ dianion. CrystEngComm, 16(24), 5234-5243. [More Information]
  • Liang, W., Chevreau, H., Ragon, F., Southon, P., Peterson, V., D'Alessandro, D. (2014). Tuning pore size in a zirconium-tricarboxylate metal-organic framework. CrystEngComm, 16(29), 6530-6533. [More Information]
  • Usov, P., Keene, T., D'Alessandro, D. (2013). A comparative study of the structural, optical, and electrochemical properties of squarate-based coordination frameworks. Australian Journal of Chemistry: an international journal for chemical science, 66(4), 429-435. [More Information]
  • Murphy, M., D'Alessandro, D., Kepert, C. (2013). A porous Mn(v) coordination framework with PtS topology: assessment of the influence of a terminal nitride on CO(2) sorption. Dalton Transactions, 42(37), 13308-13310. [More Information]
  • Das, A., Choucair, M., Southon, P., Mason, J., Zhao, M., Kepert, C., Harris, A., D'Alessandro, D. (2013). Application of the piperazine-grafted CuBTTri metal-organic framework in postcombustion carbon dioxide capture. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 174(2013), 74-80. [More Information]
  • Hua, C., Turner, P., D'Alessandro, D. (2013). Electrochemical and optical properties of a redox-active Cu(II) coordination framework incorporating the tris(4-(pyridin-4-yl)phenyl)amine ligand. Dalton Transactions: an international journal of inorganic, organometallic and bioinorganic chemistry, 42(18), 6310-6313. [More Information]
  • Leong, C., Chan, B., Faust, T., Turner, P., D'Alessandro, D. (2013). Electronic, optical, and computational studies of a redox-active napthalenediimide-based coordination polymer. Inorganic Chemistry, 52(24), 14246-14252. [More Information]
  • Leong, C., Faust, T., Turner, P., Usov, P., Kepert, C., Babarao, R., Thornton, A., D'Alessandro, D. (2013). Enhancing selective CO(2) adsorption via chemical reduction of a redox-active metal-organic framework. Dalton Transactions: an international journal of inorganic, organometallic and bioinorganic chemistry, 42(27), 9831-9839. [More Information]
  • Liang, W., Babarao, R., D'Alessandro, D. (2013). Microwave-assisted solvothermal synthesis and optical properties of tagged MIL-140A metal-organic frameworks. Inorganic Chemistry, 52(22), 12878-12880. [More Information]
  • Liang, W., D'Alessandro, D. (2013). Microwave-assisted solvothermal synthesis of zirconium oxide based metal-organic frameworks. Chemical Communications, 49(35), 3706-3708. [More Information]
  • Keene, T., D'Alessandro, D., Kramer, K., Price, J., Price, D., Decurtins, S., Kepert, C. (2012). [V(16)O(38)(CN)](9-): A soluble mixed-valence redox-active building block with strong antiferromagnetic coupling. Inorganic Chemistry, 51(17), 9192-9199. [More Information]
  • Das, A., Southon, P., Zhao, M., Kepert, C., Harris, A., D'Alessandro, D. (2012). Carbon dioxide adsorption by physisorption and chemisorption interactions in piperazine-grafted Ni2(dobdc) (dobdc = 1,4-dioxido-2,5-benzenedicarboxylate). Dalton Transactions: an international journal of inorganic, organometallic and bioinorganic chemistry, 41(38), 11739-11744. [More Information]
  • Usov, P., Fabian, C., D'Alessandro, D. (2012). Rapid determination of the optical and redox properties of a metal-organic framework via in situ solid state spectroelectrochemistry. Chemical Communications, 48(33), 3945-3947. [More Information]
  • Li, F., Clegg, J., Goux-Capes, L., Chastanet, G., D'Alessandro, D., Letard, J., Kepert, C. (2011). A mixed-spin Molecular Square with a Hybrid [2x2]Grid/Metallocyclic Architecture. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 50(12), 2820-2823. [More Information]
  • McDonald, T., D'Alessandro, D., Krishna, R., Long, J. (2011). Enhanced carbon dioxide capture upon incorporation of N,N'-dimethylethylenediamine in the metal-organic framework CuBTTri. Chemical Science, 2(10), 2022-2028. [More Information]
  • Li, F., Clegg, J., D'Alessandro, D., Goux-Capes, L., Sciortino, N., Keene, T., Kepert, C. (2011). Self-assembled Co(II) molecular squares incorporating the bridging ligand 4,7-phenanthrolino-5,6:5',6'-pyrazine. Dalton Transactions: an international journal of inorganic, organometallic and bioinorganic chemistry, 40(45), 12388-12393. [More Information]
  • D'Alessandro, D., McDonald, T. (2011). Toward carbon dioxide capture using nanoporous materials. Pure and Applied Chemistry, 83(1), 57-66. [More Information]
  • D'Alessandro, D., Kanga, J., Caddy, J. (2011). Towards conducting metal-organic frameworks. Australian Journal of Chemistry: an international journal for chemical science, 64(6), 718-722. [More Information]
  • D'Alessandro, D., Smit, B., Long, J. (2010). Carbon dioxide capture: Prospects for new materials. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 49(35), 6058-6082.
  • Bechlars, B., D'Alessandro, D., Jenkins, D., Iavarone, A., Glover, S., Kubiak, C., Long, J. (2010). High-spin ground states via electron delocalization in mixed-valence imidazolate-bridged divanadium complexes. Nature Chemistry, 2(5), 362-368. [More Information]
  • Demessence, A., D'Alessandro, D., Foo, M., Long, J. (2009). Strong CO2 binding in a water-stable, triazolate-bridged metal-organic framework functionalized with ethylenediamine. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131(25), 8784-8786. [More Information]
  • Behera, J., D'Alessandro, D., Soheilnia, N., Long, J. (2009). Synthesis and characterization of ruthenium and iron-ruthenium Prussian blue analogues. Chemistry of Materials, 21(9), 1922-1926. [More Information]
  • D'Alessandro, D., Keene, F. (2008). Stereochemical effects on intervalence charge transfer. Pure and Applied Chemistry, 80(1), 1-16. [More Information]
  • D'Alessandro, D., Foley, F., Davies, M., Junk, P., Keene, F. (2007). Solid-​state anion interactions in the diastereoisomers of dinuclear ruthenium complexes based on 2,​2'-​bipyrimidine. Polyhedron, 26(2), 216-221. [More Information]
  • D'Alessandro, D., Keene, F. (2006). Current trends and future challenges in the experimental, theoretical and computational analysis of intervalence charge transfer (IVCT) transitions. Chemical Society Reviews, 35, 424-440. [More Information]
  • D'Alessandro, D., Keene, F. (2006). Diastereoisomers as probes for solvent reorganizational effects on IVCT in dinuclear ruthenium complexes. Chemical Physics, 324(1), 8-25. [More Information]
  • D'Alessandro, D., Keene, F. (2006). Intervalence charge transfer (IVCT) in trinuclear and tetranuclear complexes of iron, ruthenium and osmium. Chemical Reviews, 106(6), 2270-2298. [More Information]
  • D'Alessandro, D., Keene, F. (2006). Intervalence charge transfer in a "chain-​like" ruthenium trinuclear assembly based on the bridging ligand 4,​7-​phenanthrolino-​5,​6:5',​6'-​pyrazine (ppz). Dalton Transactions, 2006 (8), 1060-1072. [More Information]
  • Slater, J., D'Alessandro, D., Keene, F., Steel, P. (2006). Metal-​metal interactions in dinuclear ruthenium complexes containing bridging 4,​5-​di(2-​pyridyl)​imidazolates and related ligands. Dalton Transactions, 2006, 1954-1962. [More Information]
  • D'Alessandro, D., Keene, F. (2006). Metal-​metal interactions in dinuclear ruthenium complexes incorporating "stepped-​parallel" bridging ligands: synthesis, stereochemistry and intervalence charge transfer. New Journal of Chemistry, 30(2), 228-237. [More Information]
  • D'Alessandro, D., Davies, M., Keene, F. (2006). Multisite Effects on Intervalence Charge Transfer in a Clusterlike Trinuclear Assembly Containing Ruthenium and Osmium. Inorganic Chemistry, 45(4), 1656-1666. [More Information]
  • D'Alessandro, D., Topley, A., Davies, M., Keene, F. (2006). Probing the Transition between the Localised (Class II) and Localised-to-Delocalised (Class II–III) Regimes by Using Intervalence Charge-Transfer Solvatochromism in a Series of Mixed-Valence Dinuclear Ruthenium Complexes. Chemistry: A European Journal, 12(18), 4873-4884. [More Information]
  • Armstrong, R., Foran, G., Hough, W., D'Alessandro, D., Lay, P., Crossley, M. (2006). Spectroelectrochemical evidence for communication within a laterally-bridged dimanganese(III) bis-porphyrin. Dalton Transactions: an international journal of inorganic, organometallic and bioinorganic chemistry, 2006 (40), 4805-4813.
  • D'Alessandro, D., Dinolfo, P., Hupp, J., Junk, P., Keene, F. (2006). The Effective Electron-Transfer Distance in Dinuclear Ruthenium Complexes Containing the Unsymmetrical Bridging Ligand 3,5-Bis(2-pyridyl)-1,2,4-triazolate. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2006 (4), 772-783. [More Information]
  • D'Alessandro, D., Dinolfo, P., Davies, M., Hupp, J., Keene, F. (2006). Underlying Spin-​Orbit Coupling Structure of Intervalence Charge Transfer Bands in Dinuclear Polypyridyl Complexes of Ruthenium and Osmium. Inorganic Chemistry, 45(8), 3261-3274. [More Information]
  • D'Alessandro, D., Junk, P., Keene, F. (2005). Differential Ion-​pairing and Temperature Effects on Intervalence Charge Transfer (IVCT) in a Series of Dinuclear Ruthenium Complexes. Supramolecular Chemistry, 17(7), 529-542. [More Information]
  • D'Alessandro, D., Keene, F. (2005). Driving the Localized-​to-​Delocalized Transition in Unsymmetrical Dinuclear Ruthenium Mixed-​Valence Complexes. Australian Journal of Chemistry: an international journal for chemical science, 58(11), 767-777. [More Information]
  • D'Alessandro, D., Keene, F. (2005). Intervalence charge transfer (IVCT) in ruthenium dinuclear and trinuclear assemblies containing the bridging ligand HAT {1,​4,​5,​8,​9,​12-​hexaazatriphenylene}. Chemistry: A European Journal, 11(12), 3679-3688. [More Information]
  • D'Alessandro, D., Keene, F., Bergman, S., Kol, M. (2005). Intervalence charge transfer in the stereoisomers of a dinuclear ruthenium complex containing the bridging ligand dibenzoeilatin. Dalton Transactions, 2005 (2), 332-337. [More Information]
  • D'Alessandro, D., Keene, F. (2004). A cautionary warning on the use of electrochemical measurements to calculate comproportionation constants for mixed-​valence compounds. Dalton Transactions, 2004 (23), 3950-3954. [More Information]
  • D'Alessandro, D., Keene, F., Steel, P., Sumby, C. (2003). Ruthenium(II) complexes of multidentate ligands derived from di(2-​pyridyl)​methane. Australian Journal of Chemistry: an international journal for chemical science, 56(7), 657-664. [More Information]
  • Richardson, C., Steel, P., D'Alessandro, D., Junk, P., Keene, F. (2002). Mono- and di-nuclear complexes of the ligands 3,4-di(2-pyridyl)-1,2,5-oxadiazole and 3,4-di(2-pyridyl)-1,2,5-thiadiazole; new bridges allowing unusually strong metal–metal interactions. Dalton Transactions, 2002 (13), 2775-2785. [More Information]
  • D'Alessandro, D., Kelso, L., Keene, F. (2001). Stereochemical Influences on Intervalence Charge Transfer in Homodinuclear Complexes of Ruthenium. Inorganic Chemistry, 40(26), 6841-6844. [More Information]

2014

  • Hua, C., D'Alessandro, D. (2014). A Mn(II) coordination framework incorporating the redox-active tris(4-(pyridin-4-yl)phenyl)amine ligand (NPy3): electrochemical and spectral properties. CrystEngComm, 16(28), 6331-6334. [More Information]
  • Hua, C., Rawal, A., Faust, T., Southon, P., Babarao, R., Hook, J., D'Alessandro, D. (2014). Exploiting stable radical states for multifunctional properties in triarylamine-based porous organic polymers. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2(31), 12466-12474. [More Information]
  • Faust, T., D'Alessandro, D. (2014). Radicals in metal-organic frameworks. RSC Advances, 4(34), 17498-17512. [More Information]
  • Sutton, A., Abrahams, B., D'Alessandro, D., Elliott, R., Hudson, T., Robson, R., Usov, P. (2014). Structural and optical investigations of charge transfer complexes involving the F4TCNQ dianion. CrystEngComm, 16(24), 5234-5243. [More Information]
  • Liang, W., Chevreau, H., Ragon, F., Southon, P., Peterson, V., D'Alessandro, D. (2014). Tuning pore size in a zirconium-tricarboxylate metal-organic framework. CrystEngComm, 16(29), 6530-6533. [More Information]

2013

  • Usov, P., Keene, T., D'Alessandro, D. (2013). A comparative study of the structural, optical, and electrochemical properties of squarate-based coordination frameworks. Australian Journal of Chemistry: an international journal for chemical science, 66(4), 429-435. [More Information]
  • Murphy, M., D'Alessandro, D., Kepert, C. (2013). A porous Mn(v) coordination framework with PtS topology: assessment of the influence of a terminal nitride on CO(2) sorption. Dalton Transactions, 42(37), 13308-13310. [More Information]
  • Das, A., Choucair, M., Southon, P., Mason, J., Zhao, M., Kepert, C., Harris, A., D'Alessandro, D. (2013). Application of the piperazine-grafted CuBTTri metal-organic framework in postcombustion carbon dioxide capture. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 174(2013), 74-80. [More Information]
  • Hua, C., Turner, P., D'Alessandro, D. (2013). Electrochemical and optical properties of a redox-active Cu(II) coordination framework incorporating the tris(4-(pyridin-4-yl)phenyl)amine ligand. Dalton Transactions: an international journal of inorganic, organometallic and bioinorganic chemistry, 42(18), 6310-6313. [More Information]
  • Leong, C., Chan, B., Faust, T., Turner, P., D'Alessandro, D. (2013). Electronic, optical, and computational studies of a redox-active napthalenediimide-based coordination polymer. Inorganic Chemistry, 52(24), 14246-14252. [More Information]
  • Leong, C., Faust, T., Turner, P., Usov, P., Kepert, C., Babarao, R., Thornton, A., D'Alessandro, D. (2013). Enhancing selective CO(2) adsorption via chemical reduction of a redox-active metal-organic framework. Dalton Transactions: an international journal of inorganic, organometallic and bioinorganic chemistry, 42(27), 9831-9839. [More Information]
  • Liang, W., Babarao, R., D'Alessandro, D. (2013). Microwave-assisted solvothermal synthesis and optical properties of tagged MIL-140A metal-organic frameworks. Inorganic Chemistry, 52(22), 12878-12880. [More Information]
  • Liang, W., D'Alessandro, D. (2013). Microwave-assisted solvothermal synthesis of zirconium oxide based metal-organic frameworks. Chemical Communications, 49(35), 3706-3708. [More Information]

2012

  • Keene, T., D'Alessandro, D., Kramer, K., Price, J., Price, D., Decurtins, S., Kepert, C. (2012). [V(16)O(38)(CN)](9-): A soluble mixed-valence redox-active building block with strong antiferromagnetic coupling. Inorganic Chemistry, 51(17), 9192-9199. [More Information]
  • Das, A., Southon, P., Zhao, M., Kepert, C., Harris, A., D'Alessandro, D. (2012). Carbon dioxide adsorption by physisorption and chemisorption interactions in piperazine-grafted Ni2(dobdc) (dobdc = 1,4-dioxido-2,5-benzenedicarboxylate). Dalton Transactions: an international journal of inorganic, organometallic and bioinorganic chemistry, 41(38), 11739-11744. [More Information]
  • Usov, P., Fabian, C., D'Alessandro, D. (2012). Rapid determination of the optical and redox properties of a metal-organic framework via in situ solid state spectroelectrochemistry. Chemical Communications, 48(33), 3945-3947. [More Information]

2011

  • Li, F., Clegg, J., Goux-Capes, L., Chastanet, G., D'Alessandro, D., Letard, J., Kepert, C. (2011). A mixed-spin Molecular Square with a Hybrid [2x2]Grid/Metallocyclic Architecture. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 50(12), 2820-2823. [More Information]
  • McDonald, T., D'Alessandro, D., Krishna, R., Long, J. (2011). Enhanced carbon dioxide capture upon incorporation of N,N'-dimethylethylenediamine in the metal-organic framework CuBTTri. Chemical Science, 2(10), 2022-2028. [More Information]
  • Li, F., Clegg, J., D'Alessandro, D., Goux-Capes, L., Sciortino, N., Keene, T., Kepert, C. (2011). Self-assembled Co(II) molecular squares incorporating the bridging ligand 4,7-phenanthrolino-5,6:5',6'-pyrazine. Dalton Transactions: an international journal of inorganic, organometallic and bioinorganic chemistry, 40(45), 12388-12393. [More Information]
  • D'Alessandro, D., McDonald, T. (2011). Toward carbon dioxide capture using nanoporous materials. Pure and Applied Chemistry, 83(1), 57-66. [More Information]
  • D'Alessandro, D., Kanga, J., Caddy, J. (2011). Towards conducting metal-organic frameworks. Australian Journal of Chemistry: an international journal for chemical science, 64(6), 718-722. [More Information]

2010

  • D'Alessandro, D., Smit, B., Long, J. (2010). Carbon dioxide capture: Prospects for new materials. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 49(35), 6058-6082.
  • Bechlars, B., D'Alessandro, D., Jenkins, D., Iavarone, A., Glover, S., Kubiak, C., Long, J. (2010). High-spin ground states via electron delocalization in mixed-valence imidazolate-bridged divanadium complexes. Nature Chemistry, 2(5), 362-368. [More Information]

2009

  • Demessence, A., D'Alessandro, D., Foo, M., Long, J. (2009). Strong CO2 binding in a water-stable, triazolate-bridged metal-organic framework functionalized with ethylenediamine. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131(25), 8784-8786. [More Information]
  • Behera, J., D'Alessandro, D., Soheilnia, N., Long, J. (2009). Synthesis and characterization of ruthenium and iron-ruthenium Prussian blue analogues. Chemistry of Materials, 21(9), 1922-1926. [More Information]

2008

  • D'Alessandro, D., Keene, F. (2008). Stereochemical effects on intervalence charge transfer. Pure and Applied Chemistry, 80(1), 1-16. [More Information]

2007

  • D'Alessandro, D., Foley, F., Davies, M., Junk, P., Keene, F. (2007). Solid-​state anion interactions in the diastereoisomers of dinuclear ruthenium complexes based on 2,​2'-​bipyrimidine. Polyhedron, 26(2), 216-221. [More Information]

2006

  • D'Alessandro, D., Keene, F. (2006). Current trends and future challenges in the experimental, theoretical and computational analysis of intervalence charge transfer (IVCT) transitions. Chemical Society Reviews, 35, 424-440. [More Information]
  • D'Alessandro, D., Keene, F. (2006). Diastereoisomers as probes for solvent reorganizational effects on IVCT in dinuclear ruthenium complexes. Chemical Physics, 324(1), 8-25. [More Information]
  • D'Alessandro, D., Keene, F. (2006). Intervalence charge transfer (IVCT) in trinuclear and tetranuclear complexes of iron, ruthenium and osmium. Chemical Reviews, 106(6), 2270-2298. [More Information]
  • D'Alessandro, D., Keene, F. (2006). Intervalence charge transfer in a "chain-​like" ruthenium trinuclear assembly based on the bridging ligand 4,​7-​phenanthrolino-​5,​6:5',​6'-​pyrazine (ppz). Dalton Transactions, 2006 (8), 1060-1072. [More Information]
  • Slater, J., D'Alessandro, D., Keene, F., Steel, P. (2006). Metal-​metal interactions in dinuclear ruthenium complexes containing bridging 4,​5-​di(2-​pyridyl)​imidazolates and related ligands. Dalton Transactions, 2006, 1954-1962. [More Information]
  • D'Alessandro, D., Keene, F. (2006). Metal-​metal interactions in dinuclear ruthenium complexes incorporating "stepped-​parallel" bridging ligands: synthesis, stereochemistry and intervalence charge transfer. New Journal of Chemistry, 30(2), 228-237. [More Information]
  • D'Alessandro, D., Davies, M., Keene, F. (2006). Multisite Effects on Intervalence Charge Transfer in a Clusterlike Trinuclear Assembly Containing Ruthenium and Osmium. Inorganic Chemistry, 45(4), 1656-1666. [More Information]
  • D'Alessandro, D., Topley, A., Davies, M., Keene, F. (2006). Probing the Transition between the Localised (Class II) and Localised-to-Delocalised (Class II–III) Regimes by Using Intervalence Charge-Transfer Solvatochromism in a Series of Mixed-Valence Dinuclear Ruthenium Complexes. Chemistry: A European Journal, 12(18), 4873-4884. [More Information]
  • Armstrong, R., Foran, G., Hough, W., D'Alessandro, D., Lay, P., Crossley, M. (2006). Spectroelectrochemical evidence for communication within a laterally-bridged dimanganese(III) bis-porphyrin. Dalton Transactions: an international journal of inorganic, organometallic and bioinorganic chemistry, 2006 (40), 4805-4813.
  • D'Alessandro, D., Dinolfo, P., Hupp, J., Junk, P., Keene, F. (2006). The Effective Electron-Transfer Distance in Dinuclear Ruthenium Complexes Containing the Unsymmetrical Bridging Ligand 3,5-Bis(2-pyridyl)-1,2,4-triazolate. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2006 (4), 772-783. [More Information]
  • D'Alessandro, D., Dinolfo, P., Davies, M., Hupp, J., Keene, F. (2006). Underlying Spin-​Orbit Coupling Structure of Intervalence Charge Transfer Bands in Dinuclear Polypyridyl Complexes of Ruthenium and Osmium. Inorganic Chemistry, 45(8), 3261-3274. [More Information]

2005

  • D'Alessandro, D., Junk, P., Keene, F. (2005). Differential Ion-​pairing and Temperature Effects on Intervalence Charge Transfer (IVCT) in a Series of Dinuclear Ruthenium Complexes. Supramolecular Chemistry, 17(7), 529-542. [More Information]
  • D'Alessandro, D., Keene, F. (2005). Driving the Localized-​to-​Delocalized Transition in Unsymmetrical Dinuclear Ruthenium Mixed-​Valence Complexes. Australian Journal of Chemistry: an international journal for chemical science, 58(11), 767-777. [More Information]
  • D'Alessandro, D., Keene, F. (2005). Intervalence charge transfer (IVCT) in ruthenium dinuclear and trinuclear assemblies containing the bridging ligand HAT {1,​4,​5,​8,​9,​12-​hexaazatriphenylene}. Chemistry: A European Journal, 11(12), 3679-3688. [More Information]
  • D'Alessandro, D., Keene, F., Bergman, S., Kol, M. (2005). Intervalence charge transfer in the stereoisomers of a dinuclear ruthenium complex containing the bridging ligand dibenzoeilatin. Dalton Transactions, 2005 (2), 332-337. [More Information]

2004

  • D'Alessandro, D., Keene, F. (2004). A cautionary warning on the use of electrochemical measurements to calculate comproportionation constants for mixed-​valence compounds. Dalton Transactions, 2004 (23), 3950-3954. [More Information]

2003

  • D'Alessandro, D., Keene, F., Steel, P., Sumby, C. (2003). Ruthenium(II) complexes of multidentate ligands derived from di(2-​pyridyl)​methane. Australian Journal of Chemistry: an international journal for chemical science, 56(7), 657-664. [More Information]

2002

  • Richardson, C., Steel, P., D'Alessandro, D., Junk, P., Keene, F. (2002). Mono- and di-nuclear complexes of the ligands 3,4-di(2-pyridyl)-1,2,5-oxadiazole and 3,4-di(2-pyridyl)-1,2,5-thiadiazole; new bridges allowing unusually strong metal–metal interactions. Dalton Transactions, 2002 (13), 2775-2785. [More Information]

2001

  • D'Alessandro, D., Kelso, L., Keene, F. (2001). Stereochemical Influences on Intervalence Charge Transfer in Homodinuclear Complexes of Ruthenium. Inorganic Chemistry, 40(26), 6841-6844. [More Information]

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