Dr Robert Baker

BSc PhD UWS
Senior Lecturer

F11 - Chemistry Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone 61 2 9351 4049
Fax 61 2 9351 3329

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Biographical details

  • BSc (Hons) 1984, University of Western Australia
  • PhD 1990, University of Western Australia

Research interests

  • Stereochemistry
  • Organosulfur and phosphorus chemistry
  • Chiral organometallic complexes
  • Asymmetric synthesis and catalysis

Selected grants

2002

  • Advanced Spectroscopy Laboratory; George A, Kable S, Baker R, Warr G; DVC Research/Teaching Grant (Sesqui).

2000

  • Asymmetric ligand coupling reaction of sulfoxides with prochiral nucleophiles; Baker R; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Small Grants.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Sieb, D., Baker, R., Wadepohl, H., Enders, M. (2012). Naphthyridine cyclopentadienyl chromium complexes as single-site catalysts for the formation of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene. Organometallics, 31(21), 7368-7374. [More Information]
  • Baker, R., Radzey, H., Lucas, N., Turner, P. (2012). Stereospecific syntheses and structures of planar chiral bidentate η5:κS-indenyl-sulfanyl and -sulfinyl complexes of rhodium(III). Organometallics, 31(15), 5622-5633. [More Information]
  • Sieb, D., Schuhen, K., Morgan, M., Herrmann, H., Wadepohl, H., Lucas, N., Baker, R., Enders, M. (2012). Synthesis and complexation behavior of indenyl and cyclopentadienyl ligands functionalized with a naphthyridine unit. Organometallics, 31(1), 356-364.
  • Ping, W., Paraska, D., Baker, R., Harrowell, P., Angell, C. (2011). Molecular Engineering of the Glass Transition: Glass-forming Ability across a Homologous Series of Cyclic Stilbenes. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B: Condensed Matter, Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces and Biophysical, 115(16), 4696-4702. [More Information]
  • Chatjaroenporn, K., Baker, R., Fitzgerald, P., Warr, G. (2010). Polymerizable cationic micelles form cylinders at intermediate conversions. Langmuir, 26(14), 11715-11719.
  • Chatjaroenporn, K., Baker, R., Fitzgerald, P., Warr, G. (2009). Structure changes in micelles and adsorbed layers during surfactant polymerization. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 336(2), 449-454. [More Information]
  • Enders, M., Baker, R. (2006). Synthesis of aryl- and heteroaryl-substituted cyclopentadienes and indenes and their use in transition metal chemistry. Current Organic Chemistry, 10(9), 937-953.
  • Baker, R., Luck, I., Turner, P. (2005). Constrained coordination through atropisomerism: Synthesis and structure of an eta(5):kappa N-bidentate N,N-dimethylaniline-functionalised indenylruthenium(II) complex. Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 8(9), 817-820. [More Information]
  • Baker, R., Rea, S., Sargent, M., Schenkelaars, E., Tjahjandarie, T., Totaro, A. (2005). Enantioselective synthesis of axially chiral 1-(1-naphthyl)isoquinolines and 2-(1-naphthyl)pyridines through sulfoxide ligand coupling reactions. Tetrahedron, 61(15), 3733-3743.
  • Alt, H., Baker, R., Dakkak, M., Foulkes, M., Schilling, M., Turner, P. (2004). Zirconocene Dichloride Complexes With A 1,2-Naphthylidene Bridge As Catalysts For The Polymerisation Of Ethylene And Propylene. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 689(11), 1965-1977.
  • Baker, R., Foulkes, M., Griggs, M., Nguyen, B. (2002). A new synthesis of 3-substituted-1H-indenes through reaction of o-(Beta-magnesioalkyl)phenylmagnesium dihalides with carboxylate esters. Tetrahedron Letters, 43(51), 9319-9322.

Conferences

  • Chatjaroenporn, K., Baker, R., Fitzgerald, P., Warr, G. (2009). Rearrangement of micelle structures during polymerization. 14th International Conference on Small-Angle Scattering, N/A: N/A.
  • Chatjaroenporn, K., Fitzgerald, P., Baker, R., Warr, G. (2009). Shape changes of tail-polymerizable surfactant aggregates during polymerization. The Biennial Australian Colloid and Interface Symposium and the 10th Australia-Japan Colloid and interface Science Symposium. N/A.

2012

  • Sieb, D., Baker, R., Wadepohl, H., Enders, M. (2012). Naphthyridine cyclopentadienyl chromium complexes as single-site catalysts for the formation of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene. Organometallics, 31(21), 7368-7374. [More Information]
  • Baker, R., Radzey, H., Lucas, N., Turner, P. (2012). Stereospecific syntheses and structures of planar chiral bidentate η5:κS-indenyl-sulfanyl and -sulfinyl complexes of rhodium(III). Organometallics, 31(15), 5622-5633. [More Information]
  • Sieb, D., Schuhen, K., Morgan, M., Herrmann, H., Wadepohl, H., Lucas, N., Baker, R., Enders, M. (2012). Synthesis and complexation behavior of indenyl and cyclopentadienyl ligands functionalized with a naphthyridine unit. Organometallics, 31(1), 356-364.

2011

  • Ping, W., Paraska, D., Baker, R., Harrowell, P., Angell, C. (2011). Molecular Engineering of the Glass Transition: Glass-forming Ability across a Homologous Series of Cyclic Stilbenes. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B: Condensed Matter, Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces and Biophysical, 115(16), 4696-4702. [More Information]

2010

  • Chatjaroenporn, K., Baker, R., Fitzgerald, P., Warr, G. (2010). Polymerizable cationic micelles form cylinders at intermediate conversions. Langmuir, 26(14), 11715-11719.

2009

  • Chatjaroenporn, K., Baker, R., Fitzgerald, P., Warr, G. (2009). Rearrangement of micelle structures during polymerization. 14th International Conference on Small-Angle Scattering, N/A: N/A.
  • Chatjaroenporn, K., Fitzgerald, P., Baker, R., Warr, G. (2009). Shape changes of tail-polymerizable surfactant aggregates during polymerization. The Biennial Australian Colloid and Interface Symposium and the 10th Australia-Japan Colloid and interface Science Symposium. N/A.
  • Chatjaroenporn, K., Baker, R., Fitzgerald, P., Warr, G. (2009). Structure changes in micelles and adsorbed layers during surfactant polymerization. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 336(2), 449-454. [More Information]

2006

  • Enders, M., Baker, R. (2006). Synthesis of aryl- and heteroaryl-substituted cyclopentadienes and indenes and their use in transition metal chemistry. Current Organic Chemistry, 10(9), 937-953.

2005

  • Baker, R., Luck, I., Turner, P. (2005). Constrained coordination through atropisomerism: Synthesis and structure of an eta(5):kappa N-bidentate N,N-dimethylaniline-functionalised indenylruthenium(II) complex. Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 8(9), 817-820. [More Information]
  • Baker, R., Rea, S., Sargent, M., Schenkelaars, E., Tjahjandarie, T., Totaro, A. (2005). Enantioselective synthesis of axially chiral 1-(1-naphthyl)isoquinolines and 2-(1-naphthyl)pyridines through sulfoxide ligand coupling reactions. Tetrahedron, 61(15), 3733-3743.

2004

  • Alt, H., Baker, R., Dakkak, M., Foulkes, M., Schilling, M., Turner, P. (2004). Zirconocene Dichloride Complexes With A 1,2-Naphthylidene Bridge As Catalysts For The Polymerisation Of Ethylene And Propylene. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 689(11), 1965-1977.

2002

  • Baker, R., Foulkes, M., Griggs, M., Nguyen, B. (2002). A new synthesis of 3-substituted-1H-indenes through reaction of o-(Beta-magnesioalkyl)phenylmagnesium dihalides with carboxylate esters. Tetrahedron Letters, 43(51), 9319-9322.

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