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  • Metallacyclic actinide catalysts for dinitrogen conversion to ammonia and secondary amines. P. L. Arnold, T. Ochiai, F. Y. T. Lam, R. P. Kelly, M. L. Seymour, L. Maron, Nature Chem. 2020, 12, 654-659. doi:10.1038/s41557-020-0457-9.
  • Ultrarapid Cerium(III)–NHC Catalysts for High-Molar-Mass Cyclic Polylactide. R. W. F. Kerr, P. E. Ewing, S. K. Raman, A. D. Smith, C. K. Williams, P. L. Arnold, ACS Catal. 2020, in press. doi:10.1021/acscatal.0c04858.
  • Heterotrimetallic {LnOVPt} complexes with antiferromagnetic Ln–V coupling and magnetic memory. S. A. Beach, J. L. Guillet, S. P. Lagueux, M. Perfetti, B. N. Livesay, M. P. Shores, J. W. Bacon, A. L. Rheingold, P. L. Arnold, L. H. Doerrer, Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 11062-11065. doi:10.1039/D0CC04334F.
  • Selective oxo ligand functionalisation and substitution reactivity in an oxo/catecholate-bridged UIV/UIV Pacman complex. B. E. Cowie, I. Douair, L. Maron, J. B. Love, P. L. Arnold, Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 7144-7157. doi:10.1039/D0SC02297G.
  • Quantum chemical topology and natural bond orbital analysis of M–O covalency in M(OC6H5)4 (M = Ti, Zr, Hf, Ce, Th, Pa, U, Np). V. E. J. Berryman, J. J. Shephard, T. Ochiai, A. N. Price, P. L. Arnold, S. Parsons, N. Kaltsoyannis, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2020, 22, 16804-16812. doi:10.1039/D0CP02947E.
  • Dicerium letterbox-shaped tetraphenolates: f-block complexes designed for two-electron chemistry. P. L. Arnold, K. Wang, S. J. Gray, L. M. Moreau, C. H. Booth, M. Curcio, J. A. L. Wells, A. M. Z. Slawin, Dalton Trans. 2020, 49, 877-884. doi:10.1039/C9DT03291F.


  • Controlled Photocatalytic Hydrocarbon Oxidation by Uranyl Complexes. P. L. Arnold, J. M. Purkis, R. Rutkauskaite, D. Kovacs, J. B. Love and J. Austin, ChemCatChem, 2019, 11, 3786-3790. doi:10.1002/cctc.201900037.
  • Differential uranyl(V) oxo-group bonding between the uranium and metal cations from groups 1, 2, 4, and 12; a high energy resolution X-ray absorption, computational, and synthetic study. M. Zegke, X. B. Zhang, I. Pidchenko, J. A. Hlina, R. M. Lord, J. Purkis, G. S. Nichol, N. Magnani, G. Schreckenbach, T. Vitova, J. B. Love and P. L. Arnold, Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 9740-9751. doi:10.1039/c8sc05717f.
  • Waste not, want not: CO2 (re)cycling into block polymers. S. K. Raman, R. Raja, P. L. Arnold, M. G. Davidson and C. K. Williams, Chem. Comm., 2019, 55, 7315-7318. doi:10.1039/c9cc02459j. doi:10.1039/c9cc90296a.
  • Thermal and Photochemical Reduction and Functionalization Chemistry of the Uranyl Dication, (UO2)-O-VI (2+). B. E. Cowie, J. M. Purkis, J. Austin, J. B. Love and P. L. Arnold, Chem. Rev., 2019, 119, 10595-10637. doi:10.1021/acs.chemrev.9b00048.
  • A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study of the Versatile Reactivity of an Oxocerium(IV) Complex: Concerted Versus Reductive Addition. L. Castro, Y. M. So, C. W. Cho, R. Lortz, K. H. Wong, K. Wang, P. L. Arnold, K. C. Au-Yeung, H. H. Y. Sung, I. D. Williams, W. H. Leung and L. Maron, Chem. Eur. J., 2019, 25, 10834-10839. doi:10.1002/chem.201903035.
  • Computational analysis of M-O covalency in M(OC6H5)(4) (M = Ti, Zr, Hf, Ce, Th, U). V. E. J. Berryman, Z. J. Whalley, J. J. Shephard, T. Ochiai, A. N. Price, P. L. Arnold, S. Parsons and N. Kaltsoyannis, Dalton Trans., 2019, 48, 2939-2947. doi:10.1039/c8dt05094e.
  • Applications of boroxide ligands in supporting small molecule activation by U(III) and U(IV) complexes. P. L. Arnold, L. Puig-Urrea, J. A. L. Wells, D. Yuan, F. L. Cruickshank and R. D. Young, Dalton Trans., 2019, 48, 4894-4905. doi:10.1039/c8dt05051a.


  • Destruction of chemical warfare agent simulants by air and moisture stable metal NHC complexes. C. Weetman, S. Notman and P. L. Arnold, Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 2568-2574. doi:10.1039/c7dt04805j.
  • Double uranium oxo cations derived from uranyl by borane or silane reduction. B. E. Cowie, G. S. Nichol, J. B. Love and P. L. Arnold, Chem. Comm., 2018, 54, 3839-3842. doi:10.1039/c8cc00341f.
  • Uranyl to Uranium(IV) Conversion through Manipulation of Axial and Equatorial Ligands. N. L. Bell, B. Shaw, P. L. Arnold and J. B. Love, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 3378-3384. doi:10.1021/jacs.7b13474.
  • Selective and catalytic carbon dioxide and heteroallene activation mediated by cerium N-heterocyclic carbene complexes. P. L. Arnold, R. W. F. Kerr, C. Weetman, S. R. Docherty, J. Rieb, F. L. Cruickshank, K. Wang, C. Jandl, M. W. McMullon, A. Pothig, F. E. Kuhn and A. D. Smith, Chem. Sci., 2018, 9, 8035-8045. doi:10.1039/c8sc03312a.
  • Geoff Cloke at 65: a pioneer in organometallic chemistry. P. L. Arnold, J. C. Green, M. L. H. Green, A. F. R. Kilpatrick, R. A. Layfield, J. B. Love, D. O’Hare and J. F. C. Turner, Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 9929-9933. doi:10.1039/C8DT90115E.


  • Actinide catalysts for carbon oxygenate transformations. P. L. Arnold, Z. R. Turner, Nature Chem. Rev. 2017, 1, 1. doi:10.1038/s41570-016-0002.
  • Organometallic neptunium chemistry. P. L. Arnold, M. S. Dutkiewicz, O. Walter. Chem. Rev. 2017, 117, 11460. doi:10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00192.
  • Axially symmetric U−O−Ln- and U−O−U- containing molecules from the control of uranyl reduction with simple f-block halides. P. L. Arnold, B. E. Cowie, M. Suvova, M. Zegke, N. Magnani, E. Colineau, J.-C. Griveau, R. Caciuffo, J. B. Love. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 10775, doi:10.1002/anie.201705197.
  • Reduction chemistry of neptunium cyclopentadienide complexes: from structure to understanding. M. S. Dutkiewicz, C. Apostolidis, O. Walter, P. L. Arnold. Chem. Sci. 2017,8, 25538. doi:10.1039/C7SC00034K.
  • Enantioselective N-heterocyclic carbene catalyzed formal [3+2] cycloaddition using α-aroyloxyaldehydes and oxaziridines. R. W. F. Kerr, M. Greenhalgh, A. M. Z. Slawin, P. L. Arnold, A. D. Smith. Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2017,28, 125. doi:10.1016/j.tetasy.2016.10.012.
  • Inner-sphere vs. outer-sphere reduction of uranyl supported by a redox-active, donor-expanded dipyrrin. J. R. Pankhurst, N. L. Bell, M. Zegke, L. N. Platts, C. A. Lamfsus, L. Maron, L. S. Natrajan, S. Sproules, P. L. Arnold, J. B. Love. Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 108. doi:10.1039/C6SC02912D.
  • Thorium(IV) and uranium(IV) trans-calix[2]benzene[2]pyrrolide alkyl and alkynyl complexes: Synthesis, reactivity, and electronic structure. M. Suvova, K. T. P. O’Brien, J. H. Farnaby, J. B. Love, N. Kaltsoyannis, P. L. Arnold. Organometallics 2017, 36, 4669. doi:10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00633.
  • Multi-electron reduction of sulfur and carbon disulfide using binuclear uranium(III) borohydride complexes. P. L. Arnold, C. J. Stevens, N. L. Bell, R. M. Lord, J. M. Goldberg, G. S. Nichol, J. B. Love. Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 3609. doi:10.1039/c7sc00382j.
  • Uranium rhodium bonding in heterometallic complexes. J. A. Hlina, J. A. L. Wells, J. R. Pankhurst, J. B. Love, P. L. Arnold. Dalton Trans.2017, 46, 5540. doi:10.1039/c6dt04570g.
  • Thoroughly enthralling thulium. P. L. Arnold. Nature Chem. 2017, 9, 1288. doi:10.1038/nchem.2897.


  • Organometallic neptunium(III) complexes. M. S. Dutkiewicz, J. H. Farnaby, C. Apostolidis, E. Colineau, O. Walter, N. Magnani, M. G. Gardiner, J. B. Love, N. Kaltsoyannis, R. Caciuffo, P. L. Arnold. Nature Chem. 2016, 8, 797. doi:10.1038/nchem.2520.
  • Subtle interactions and electron transfer between U(III), Np(III) or Pu(III) and uranyl mediated by the oxo group. P. L. Arnold, M. S. Dutkiewicz, M. Zegke, O. Walter, C. Apostolidis, E. Hollis, A.-F. Pecharman, N. Magnani, J. C. Griveau, E. Colineau, R. Caciuffo, J. B. Love. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 12797. doi:10.1002/anie.201607022.
  • Metal–metal bonding in uranium–group 10 complexes. J. A. Hlina, J. R. Pankhurst, N. Kaltsoyannis, P. L. Arnold. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 3333. doi:10.1021/jacs.5b10698.
  • Probing the reactivity of the Ce═O multiple bond in a cerium(IV) oxo complex. Y.-M. So, Y. Li, K.-C. Au-Yeung, G.-C. Wang, K.-L. Wong, H. H. Y. Sung, P. L. Arnold, I. D. Williams, Z. Lin, W.-H. Leung. Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55, 10003. doi:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b00480.
  • Dinuclear uranium complexation and manipulation using robust tetraaryloxides. J. Wells, M. Seymour, M. Suvova, P. L. Arnold. Dalton Trans. 2016, 45, 16026. doi:10.1039/C6DT02630C.
  • Controlling uranyl oxo group interactions to group 14 elements using polypyrrolic Schiff-base macrocyclic ligands. N. L. Bell, P. L. Arnold, J. B. Love. Dalton Trans. 2016, 45, 15902. doi:10.1039/C6DT01948J.
  • Cis-borylated enediolate supported by uranium tris(aryloxide)s. P. L. Arnold S. M. Mansell. CSD communication 2016, CCDC 1487672. doi:10.5517/ccdc.csd.cc1ly1f0.
  • Coordination of isocyanide and reduction of cyclooctatetraene by a homoleptic uranium(III) aryloxide, and characterisation of the heteroleptic uranium(III) dimer [{U(N”)2(thf)(μ-I)}2]. S. M. Mansell, P. L. Arnold. Polyhedron 2016, 116, 82. Special 80th birthday issue for Prof Malcolm Green. doi:10.1016/j.poly.2016.03.048.


  • C-H bond activation by f-block complexes P. L. Arnold, M. W. McMullon, J. Rieb, F. E. Kühn, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 82. doi:10.1002/anie.201404613.
  • Characterizing pressure-induced uranium C-H agostic bonds. P. L. Arnold, A. Prescimone, J. H. Farnaby, S. M. Mansell, S. Parsons, N. Kaltsoyannis, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 6735. doi:10.1002/anie.201411250.
  • Thorium mono- and bis(imido) complexes made by reprotonation of cyclo-metalated amides. N. L. Bell, L. Maron, P. L. Arnold, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 10492. doi:10.1021/jacs.5b06630.
  • Catalytic one-electron reduction of uranyl(VI) to Group 1 uranyl(V) complexes via Al(III) coordination. M. Zegke, G. S. Nichol, P. L. Arnold, J. B. Love, Chem. Comm., 2015, 51, 5876. doi:10.1039/C5CC00867K.
  • Control of oxo-group functionalization and reduction of the uranyl ion. P. L. Arnold, A.-F. Pécharman, R. M. Lord, G. M. Jones, E. Hollis, G. S. Nichol, L. Maron, J. Fang, T. Davin, J. B. Love, Inorg. Chem., 2015, 54, 3702. doi:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b00420.
  • Uranium(III) coordination chemistry and oxidation in a flexible small-cavity macrocycle. P. L. Arnold, J. H. Farnaby, M. G. Gardiner, J. B. Love, Organometallics, 2015, 34, 2114. doi:10.1021/om5012193.
  • Macrocyclic platforms for the construction of tetranuclear oxo and hydroxo zinc clusters. T. Cadenbach, J. R. Pankhurst, T. A. Hofmann, M. Curcio, P. L. Arnold, J. B. Love, Organometallics, 2015, 34, 2608. doi:10.1021/om501244n.
  • Control of oxo-group functionalization and reduction of the uranyl ion. P. L. Arnold, A.-F. Pécharman, R. M. Lord, G. M. Jones, E. Hollis, G. S. Nichol, L. Maron, J. Fang, T. Davin, J. B. Love. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 3702-10. doi:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b00420.
  • Uranium(III) coordination chemistry and oxidation in a flexible small-cavity macrocycle. P. L. Arnold, J. H. Farnaby, M. G. Gardiner, J. B. Love. Organometallics 2015, 34, 2114-17, doi:10.1021/om5012193.
  • Selective oligomerization and [2 + 2 + 2] cycloaddition of terminal alkynes from simple actinide precatalysts. R. J. Batrice, J. McKinven, P. L. Arnold, M. S. Eisen, Organometallics 2015, 34, 4039-50. doi:10.1021/acs.organomet.5b00455.


  • Homo- and heteroleptic alkoxycarbene f-element complexes and their reactivity towards acidic N–H and C–H bonds. P. L. Arnold, T. Cadenbach, I. H. Marr, A. A. Fyfe, N. L. Bell, R. Bellabarba, R. P. Tooze, J. B. Love, Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 14346. doi:10.1039/C4DT01442A.
  • Arene-ligated heteroleptic terphenolate complexes of thorium. J. McKinven, G. S. Nichol, P. L. Arnold, Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 17416. doi:10.1039/C4DT02995J.
  • New chemistry from an old reagent: Mono- and dinuclear macrocyclic uranium(III) complexes from [U(BH4)3(THF)2] P. L. Arnold, C. J. Stevens, J. H. Farnaby, M. G. Gardiner, G. S. Nichol, J. B. Love, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 10218. doi:10.1021/ja504835a.
  • Switchable π-coordination and C-H metallation in small-cavity macrocyclic uranium and thorium complexes. P. L. Arnold, J. H. Farnaby, R. C. White, N. Kaltsoyannis, M. G. Gardiner, J. B. Love, Chem. Sci. 2014,5, 756, doi:10.1039/C3SC52072B.
  • Activation of carbon dioxide and carbon disulfide by a scandium N-heterocyclic carbene complex. P. L. Arnold, I. A. Marr, S. Zlatogorsky, R. Bellabarba, R. P. Tooze, Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 34. doi:10.1039/c3dt52762j.
  • Protonolysis and thermolysis reactions of functionalised NHC-carbene boranes and borates. P. L. Arnold, N. L. Bell, I. H. Marr, S. She, J. Hamilton, C. Fraser, K. Wang, Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 15419. doi:10.1039/c4dt01464b.


  • A reducing role for boron.(Commentary article.) P. L. Arnold, Nature 2013, 502, 458. doi:10.1038/502458a.
  • Oxo-functionalization and reduction of the uranyl ion through lanthanide-element bond homolysis: Synthetic, structural, and bonding analysis of a series of singly reduced uranyl – rare earth 5f1-4fn complexes. P. L. Arnold, E. Hollis, G. S. Nichol, J. B. Love, J.-C. Griveau, R. Caciuffo, N. Magnani, L. Maron, L. Castro, A. Yahia, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 3841. doi:10.1021/ja308993g.
  • Thermally stable uranium dinitrogen complex with siloxide supporting ligands. S. M. Mansell, J. H. Farnaby, A. I. Germeroth, P. L. Arnold, Organometallics 2013, 32, 4214. doi:10.1021/om4003957.
  • Oxo–Group 14 Element-Bond Formation in Binuclear Uranium(V) Pacman Complexes. G. M. Jones, P. L. Arnold, J. B. Love, Chem. Eur. J., 2013, 19, 10287. doi:10.1002/chem.201301067.
  • Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide insertion chemistry of f-block N-heterocyclic carbene complexes. P. L. Arnold, Z. R. Turner, A. I. Germeroth, I. J. Casely, R. Bellabarba, R. P. Tooze, Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 1333. doi:10.1039/C2DT31698F. Ranked in the top ten most accessed articles online for Dalton Trans. in Jan 2013.
  • Uranium(IV) amido-borohydrides as highly active diene polymerisation catalysts. S. M. Mansell, F. Bonnet, M. Visseaux, P. L. Arnold, Dalton Trans. 2013,42, 9033. doi:10.1039/C3DT50131K.
  • Isocyanide and phosphine oxide coordination in binuclear chromium Pacman complexes. C. J. Stevens, G. S. Nichol, P. L. Arnold, J. B. Love Organometallics 2013, 32, 6879. doi:10.1021/om4009313.
  • Numerical and experimental investigation of NIR-to-visible energy up-conversion in Er3+-doped sol-gel SiO2 powders. A. Oladeji, P. L. Arnold, M. I. Ali, S. Sujecki, A. Phillips, I. V. Sazanovich, J. A. Weinstein J. Mater. Chem. C 2013,1, 8075. doi:10.1039/c3tc31601g.


  • Single-molecule magnets: Uranyl steps in the ring [commentary article] P. L. Arnold, Nature Chem. 2012, 4, 967-9. doi:10.1038/nchem.1512.
  • Spontaneous reduction and C–H borylation of arenes mediated by uranium(III) disproportionation P. L. Arnold, S. M. Mansell, L. M. Maron, D. McKay, Nature Chem. 2012, 4, 668-74. doi:10.1038/nchem.1392.
  • Strongly-coupled, binuclear uranium oxo complexes from uranyl oxo-rearrangement and reductive silylation P. L. Arnold, G. M. Jones, S. Odoh, G. Schreckenbach, N. Magnani, J. B. Love, Nature Chem. 2012, 4, 221-7. doi:10.1038/nchem.1270.
  • Controlled Deprotection and Reorganization of Uranyl Oxo Groups in a Binuclear Macrocyclic Environment G.M. Jones, P.L. Arnold, J.B. Love Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Engl. 2012, 51, 12584-7. doi:10.1002/anie.201207609.
  • Co-linear, double-uranyl coordination by an expanded Schiff-base polypyrrole macrocycle. P. L. Arnold, G. M. Jones, Q.-J. Pan, G. Schreckenbach, & J. B. Love, Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 6595-7. doi:10.1039/c2dt30658a.
  • Theoretical exploration of uranyl complexes of a designed polypyrrolic macrocycle: Structure/property effects of hinge size on Pacman-shaped complexes. Q.-J. Pan, S. O. Odoh, G. Schreckenbach, P. L. Arnold, J. B. Love, Dalton Trans. 2012, 41, 8878-85. doi:10.1039/c2dt31055d.


  • Carbon monoxide coupling and functionalisation at a simple uranium coordination complex P. L. Arnold, Z. R. Turner, R. M. Bellabarba, R. P. Tooze, Chemical Science, 2011, 2, 77. DOI:10.1039/C0SC00452A.
  • Uranium-mediated activation of small molecules [highlight article] P. L. Arnold, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 9005. DOI:10.1039/C1CC10834D.
  • Oxo group protonation and silylation of pentavalent uranyl Pacman complexes P. L. Arnold, A. F. Pecharman, J. B. Love, Angew. Chem.-Int. Ed., 2011, DOI:10.1002/anie.201104359.
  • Carbon-silicon and carbon-carbon bond formation by elimination reactions at metal N-heterocyclic carbene complexes P. L. Arnold, Z. R. Turner, R. Bellabarba, R. P. Tooze, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 11744. DOI:/10.1021/ja204209t.
  • Single-electron uranyl reduction by a rare-earth cation P. L. Arnold, E. Hollis, F. J. White, N. Magnani, R. Caciuffo, J. B. Love, Angew. Chem.-Int. Ed., 2011, 50, 887. DOI:10.1002/anie.201005511.
  • Small molecule activation by uranium tris(aryloxides): Experimental and computational studies of binding of N2, coupling of CO, and deoxygenation insertion of CO2 under ambient conditions S. M. Mansell, N. Kaltsoyannis, P. L. Arnold, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 9036. DOI:10.1021/ja2019492.
  • Theoretical predictions of cofacial bis(actinyl) complexes of a stretched Schiff-base calixpyrrole ligand Q.-J. Pan, G. Schreckenbach, P. L. Arnold, J. B. Love, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 5720. DOI:10.1039/C1CC10979K.


  • Uranyl oxo activation and functionalization by metal cation coordination P. L. Arnold, A.-F. Pecharman, E. Hollis, A. Yahia, L. Maron, S. Parsons, J. B. Love Nature Chem., 2010, 2, 1056. DOI:10.1038/nchem.904.
  • Cation ‘o nine tails P. L. Arnold, Nature, 2010, 466, 7307. DOI:10.1038/466704a.
  • Addition-Elimination Reactions across the MC Bond of Metal N-Heterocyclic Carbenes Z. R. Turner, R. Bellabarba, R. P. Tooze, P. L. Arnold, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 4050. DOI:10.1021/ja910673q.
  • Constructing cerium supramolecular wheels and encapsulating uranium with a Schiff-base calixpyrrole ligand P. L. Arnold, N. A. Potter (nee Jones), C. D. Carmichael, A. M. Z. Slawin, P. Roussel, J. B. Love, Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 1833. DOI:10.1039/b921132b.
  • Covalency in Ce(IV) and U(IV) halide and N-heterocyclic carbene bonds P. L. Arnold, Z. R. Turner, N. Kaltsoyannis, P. Pelekanaki, R. M. Bellabarba, R. P. Tooze Chem. Eur. J., 2010,16, 9623. DOI:10.1002/chem.201001471.
  • Synthesis of Bimetallic Uranium and Neptunium Complexes of a Binucleating Macrocycle and Determination of the Solid-State Structure by Magnetic Analysis P. L. Arnold, N. A. Potter (nee Jones), N. Magnani, C. Apostolidis, J. C. Griveau, E. Colineau, A. Morgenstern, R. Caciuffo, J. B. Love, Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 5341. DOI:10.1021/ic100374j.
  • The effect of the equatorial environment on oxo-group silylation of the uranyl dication; A computational study A. Yahia, P. L. Arnold, J. B. Love, L. Maron Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 4881. DOI:10.1002/chem.201001471.
  • Chiral Indium Alkoxide Complexes as Initiators for the Stereoselective Ring-Opening Polymerization of rac-Lactide J. C. Buffet, J. Okuda, and P. L. Arnold Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 419. DOI:10.1021/ic900740n.
  • Equatorial ligand substitution by hydroxide in uranyl Pacman complexes of a ditopic Schiff-base pyrrole macrocycle P. L. Arnold, D. Patel, A.-F. Pecharman, J. B. Love Dalton Trans., 2010, 3501. DOI:10.1039/b922115h.
  • New U(III) and U(IV) Silylamides and an improved synthesis of NaN(SiMe2R)2 (R = Me, Ph) S. M. Mansell, B. Fernandez-Perandones, P. L. Arnold J. Organomet. Chem., 2010 695, 6808. DOI:10.1016/j.jorganchem.2010.08.019.
  • Lanthanide/actinide differentiation with sterically encumbered N-heterocyclic carbene ligands P. L. Arnold, Z. R. Turner, A. I. Germeroth, I. J. Casely, R. M. Bellabarba, R. P. Tooze Dalton Trans., 2010,39, 6808. DOI:10.1039/c001584a.
  • Uranium nitrogen multiple bonding: isostructural anionic, neutral, and cationic nitride complexes featuring a linear N=U=N core A. R. Fox, P. L. Arnold, C. C. Cummins J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 3250. DOI:10.1021/ja910364u.


  • Organometallic Actinides; Now U=C it P. L. Arnold, Nature Chem., 2009,1, 29. DOI: 10.1038/nchem.153.
  • F-Block N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes Arnold, P. L. and I. J. Casely, 2009, Chem. Rev. 109, 3599. DOI:10.1021/cr8005203.
  • Chelating N-Heterocyclic Carbene Alkoxide as a Supporting Ligand for Pd-II/IV C-H Bond Functionalization Catalysis P. L. Arnold, M. S. Sanford, S. M. Pearson, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 13912. DOI:10.1021/ja905713t.
  • Ligand Recognition Processes in the Formation of Homochiral C3-Symmetric LnL3 Complexes of a Chiral Alkoxide Arnold, P. L., J.-C. Buffet, et al., 2009, Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 8241. DOI:10.1002/chem.200900522.
  • Magnesium and zinc complexes of functionalised, saturated N-heterocyclic carbene ligands: carbene lability and functionalisation, and lactide polymerisation catalysis Arnold, P. L., I. J. Casely, et al., Dalton Trans. 2009, 7236. DOI: 10.1039/b907034f.
  • Organometallic Cerium(IV) complexes from tetravalent coordination complexes Arnold, P. L., I. J. Casely, et al., Helv. Chim. Acta, 2009, 11, 2291. DOI: 10.1002/hlca.200900152.
  • A DFT study of the single electron reduction and silylation of the U–O bond of the uranyl dication in a macrocyclic environment A. Yahia, P. L. Arnold, J. B. Love, Laurent Maron, Chem. Commun., 2009, 2402. DOI: 10.1039/b900571d.
  • An unsupported transition metal – lanthanide bond; synthesis and crystal structure of an Nd-Fe amido N-heterocyclic carbene complex P. L. Arnold, J. McMaster, S. T. Liddle, Chem. Commun, 2009, 818. doi10.1039/b819072k.


  • Reduction and Selective Oxo-Group Silylation of the Uranyl Dication. P. L. Arnold, D. Patel, C. Wilson, J. B. Love. Nature, 2008,451, 315. doi:10.1038/nature06467.
  •  C3-symmetric lanthanide tris(alkoxide) complexes formed by preferential complexation and their stereoselective polymerization of rac-lactide  P. L. Arnold, J.-C. Buffet, R. Blaudeck, S. Sujecki, A. J. Blake, C. Wilson, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2008, 47, 6033. doi:10.1002/anie.200801279.
  •  Functionalized saturated-backbone carbene ligands; yttrium and uranyl alkoxy-carbene complexes and bicyclic carbene-alcohol adducts P. L. Arnold, I. J. Casely, Z. R. Turner, C. D. Carmichael, Chem. Eur. J., 2008, 14, 10415. doi:10.1002/chem.200801321.
  • Comparisons between yttrium and titanium N-heterocyclic carbene complexes in the search for early transition metal NHC backbonding interactions P. L. Arnold, S. Zlatogorsky, N. A. Jones, C. D. Carmichael, S. T. Liddle, A. J. Blake, C. Wilson, Inorg. Chem., 2008, 47, 9042.
  • Magnesium amido N-heterocyclic carbene complexes P. L. Arnold, I. S. Edworthy, C. D. Carmichael, A. J. Blake, C. Wilson, Dalton Trans., 2008, 3739.
    • Results showcased in Chemical Science, the RSC’s news service that draws together coverage from all RSC publications
    • Ranked in the top ten most accessed articles online for Dalton Trans. in the month of publication, June 2008.
  • Low-valent uranium iodides: straightforward solution syntheses of UI3 and UI4 etherates C. D. Carmichael, N. A. Jones, P. L. Arnold, Inorg. Chem., 2008, 47, 8577. doi:10.1021/hc801138e.
  • A computational Density Functional (DFT) study of polypyrrolic macrocycles: analysis of actinyl–oxo to 3d transition metal bonding J. J. Berard, G. Schreckenbach, P. L. Arnold, D. Patel, J. B. Love, Inorg. Chem., 2008, 47, 11583.
  • Synthesis and structural characterization of a lanthanide-alkyl-alkylidene S. T. Liddle, J. McMaster, J. C. Green, P. L. Arnold, Chem. Commun., 2008, 1747.
  • Synthesis and reactivity of neodymium(III) amido-tethered N-heterocyclic carbene complexes P. L. Arnold, S. T. Liddle, Comptes Rendus Chem., 2008, 11, 603.


  • Tetravalent cerium carbene complexes.  I. J. Casely, S. T. Liddle, A. J. Blake, C. Wilson, P. L. Arnold, Chem. Commun., 2007, 5037. doi:10.1039/b713041d.
  • A lanthanide-gallium complex stabilized by the N-heterocyclic carbene group.  P. L. Arnold, S. T. Liddle, J. McMaster, C. Jones, D. P. Mills, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 5360. doi:10.1021/ja0710858.
  • Abnormal N-heterocyclic carbenes.  P. L. Arnold, S. Pearson, Coord. Chem. Rev., 2007, 251, 596. doi:10.1016/j.ccr.2006.08.006.
  • Titanium(III) Alkoxy-N-heterocyclic Carbenes and a Safe, Low-Cost Route to TiCl3(THF)3.  N. A. Jones, S. T. Liddle, C. Wilson, P. L. Arnold, Organometallics, 2007, 26, 755. doi10.1021/om060486d.
  • Synthesis and NHC Lability of d0 Lithium, Yttrium, Titanium, and Zirconium Amido Bis(N-heterocyclic carbene) Complexes.  I. S. Edworthy, A. J. Blake, C. Wilson, P. L. Arnold, Organometallics, 2007, 26, 3684. doi10.1021/om0701874.
  • P. L. Arnold and R. Blaudeck, Patent no. P114230WO, 2007.
  • Anionic tethered N-heterocyclic carbene chemistry.  S. T. Liddle, I. S. Edworthy, P. L. Arnold, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2007, 1732.
    • Ranked in 2009 as one of Chem. Soc. Rev.’s most highly cited papers.
  • Synthesis and characterisation of yttrium complexes supported by the beta-diketiminate ligand {ArNC(CH3)CHC(CH3)NAr}– {Ar = 2,6-(Pri)2C6H3}.  S. T. Liddle, P. L. Arnold, Dalton Trans., 2007, 3305.
  • Sterically demanding bi- and tridentate alkoxy-N-heterocyclic carbenes.  P. L. Arnold, C. Wilson, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2007, 360, 190.


  • F-block N-heterocyclic carbene complexes.  Review article. P. L. Arnold, S. T. Liddle, Chem. Commun., 2006, 3959.
  • Bifunctional yttrium(III) and titanium(IV) NHC catalysts for lactide polymerisation.  D. Patel, S. T. Liddle, S. A. Mungur, M. Rodden, A. J. Blake, P. L. Arnold, Chem. Commun., 2006, 1124. doi 10.1039/b514406j.
  • Group I cation templated formation of luminescent mono- and bis-substituted thionaphthol heterobimetallic complexes of Pr, Nd, Eu and Tb.  L. S. Natrajan, A. J. Blake, C. Wilson, J. A. Weinstein, P. L. Arnold, Dalton Transactions, 2006, 4465.
  • Titanium(IV) alkoxy-N-heterocyclic carbenes; structural preferences of alkoxide and bromide adducts.  S. A. Mungur, A. J. Blake, C. Wilson, J. McMaster, P. L. Arnold, Organometallics, 2006, 25, 1861-7. doi 10.1021/om0508839.
  • Bent Metal Carbenes – Electrostatic Bonds vs. Covalency In Organometallic Actinide Chemistry.  S. T. Liddle, S. A. Mungur, M. Rodden, A. J. Blake, C. Wilson, P. L. Arnold, Advances in Actinide Science, 2006, 2P10.
  • Metal Vapor Synthesis, F. G. N. Cloke and P. L. Arnold, Comprehensive Organometallic Chemistry III, Elsevier, 2006, pp. 20.
  • Selective Oxo Functionalization of the Uranyl Ion with 3d Metal Cations.  P. L. Arnold, D. Patel, A. J. Blake, C. Wilson, J. B. Love, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 9610. doi 10.1021/ja0634167.
  • Uranyl complexation by a hinged polypyrrolic macrocycle; hydrogen bonding with the uranyl oxo atom and enforced π-stacking in the equatorial plane.  P. L. Arnold, J. B. Love, A. J. Blake, C. Wilson, Advances in Actinide Science, 2006, 2P11.
  • Covalency in uranium complexes and new f-element chemistry that exploits soft organometallic carbene ligands.  P. L. Arnold, S. T. Liddle, S. A. Mungur, M. Rodden, C. Wilson, Advances in Actinide Science, 2006, 7C04.
  • Deprotonation of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes to Afford Heterobimetallic Organolanthanide Complexes.  P. L. Arnold, S. T. Liddle, Organometallics, 2006, 24, 2597. doi10.1021/om050895u.

2005 and before

  • Synthesis of Heteroleptic Cerium(III) Anionic Amido-Tethered N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes.  S. T. Liddle and P. L. Arnold, Organometallics, 2005, 24, 2597-605.
  • Silver alkoxide and amino N-heterocyclic carbenes; syntheses and crystal structures.  I. S. Edworthy, M. Rodden, S. A. Mungur, K. M. Davis, A. J. Blake, C. Wilson, M. Schröder and P. L. Arnold, J. Organomet. Chem., 2005, 690, 5710.
  • Thermally stable potassium N-heterocyclic carbene complexes with alkoxide ligands, and a polymeric crystal structure with distorted, bridging carbenes.  P. L. Arnold, M. Rodden and C. Wilson, Chem. Commun., 2005, 1743-5. doi10.1039/b418302a.
  • Regioselective C-H activation of lanthanide-bound N-heterocyclic carbenes.  P. L. Arnold and S. T. Liddle, Chem. Commun., 2005, 5638. doi10.1039/b511265f.
  • Synthesis and small molecule reactivity of uranium(IV) alkoxide complexes with both bound and pendant N-heterocyclic carbene ligands.  P. L. Arnold, A. J. Blake and C. Wilson, Chem. Eur. J., 2005, 11, 6095. doi10.1002/chem.200500481.
  • Uranyl complexation by a schiff-base, polypyrrolic macrocycle.  P. L. Arnold, A. J. Blake, C. Wilson and J. B. Love, Inorg. Chem., 2004, 43, 8206-8.
  • Group 4 complexes of chelating dianionic [OSO] binaphtholate ligands; Synthesis and alkene polymerisation catalysis.  L. S. Natrajan, C. Wilson, J. Okuda and P. L. Arnold, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2004, 3724-32.
  • Synthesis and luminescence studies of mono- and C-3-symmetric, tris(ligand) complexes of Sm(III), Y(III) and Eu(III) with sulfur-bridged binaphtholate ligands.  L. S. Natrajan, A. J. Blake, C. Wilson, J. A. Weinstein and P. L. Arnold, Dalton Transactions, 2004, 3748-55.
  • Bent metal carbene geometries in amido N-heterocyclic carbene complexes.  S. A. Mungur, S. T. Liddle, C. Wilson, M. J. Sarsfield and P. L. Arnold, Chem. Commun., 2004, 2738-9. doi10.1039/b410074c.
  • Silver nanoparticles and polymeric medical devices: a new approach to prevention of infection?  F. Furno, K. S. Morley, B. Wong, B. L. Sharp, P. L. Arnold, S. M. Howdle, R. Bayston, P. D. Brown, P. D. Winship and H. J. Reid, J. Antimicrob. Chemother., 2004, 54, 1019-24.
  • Di- and trivalent ruthenium complexes of chelating, anionic N- heterocyclic carbenes.  P. L. Arnold and A. C. Scarisbrick, Organometallics, 2004, 23, 2519-21.
  • Asymmetric lithium(I) and copper(II) alkoxy-N-heterocyclic carbene complexes; crystallographic characterisation and Lewis acid catalysis.  P. L. Arnold, M. Rodden, K. M. Davis, A. C. Scarisbrick, A. J. Blake and C. Wilson, Chem. Commun., 2004, 1612.
  • Anionic amido N-heterocyclic carbenes: Synthesis of covalently tethered lanthanide-carbene complexes.  P. L. Arnold, S. A. Mungur, A. J. Blake, C. Wilson, Angew. Chem.-Int. Edit., 2003, 42, 5981. doi10.1002/anie.200352710.
  • Mechanistic insight into the lanthanide (III) salt catalysed monoacylation of symmetrical diols from structural models.  P. A. Clarke, P. L. Arnold, M. A. Smith, L. S. Natrajan, C. Wilson, C. Chan, Chem. Commun., 2003, 2588.
  • Sulfur-bridged phenoxide and naphthyloxide-based ligands for lanthanide chemistry and catalysis.  L. S. Natrajan, J. J. Hall, A. J. Blake, C. Wilson, P. L. Arnold, J. Solid State Chem., 2003, 171, 90.
  • Arene complexation of Sm, Eu, Tm and Yb atoms: a variable temperature spectroscopic investigation.  P. L. Arnold, M. A. Petrukhina, V. E. Bochenkov, T. I. Shabatina, V. V. Zagorskii, G. B. Sergeev, F. G. N. Cloke, J. Organomet. Chem., 2003, 688, 49.
  • Synthesis of mono- and di-potassium salts and methoxy adducts of sulfur-bridged biphenols by selective deprotonation.  P. L. Arnold, J. J. Hall, L. S. Natrajan, A. J. Blake, C. Wilson, Dalton Trans., 2003, 1053.
  • Symmetric and asymmetric samarium alkoxide derivatives of bridging sulfur biphenolate and binaphtholate ligands; synthetic, structural, and catalytic studies.  P. L. Arnold, L. S. Natrajan, J. J. Hall, S. J. Bird and C. Wilson, J. Organomet. Chem., 2002, 647, 205.
  • Organometallic chemistry of monometallic species.  P. L. Arnold, Annual Reports A, 2002, 98, 369.
  • Organometallic chemistry of silver and copper N-heterocyclic carbene complexes.  P. L. Arnold, Heteroatom Chem., 2002, 13, 534-9.
  • Chelating alkoxy-N-heterocyclic carbene complexes of silver and copper.  P. L. Arnold, A. C. Scarisbrick, A. J. Blake, C. Wilson, Chem. Commun., 2001, 2340.
  • A functional model for lanthanide doped silicate materials: synthesis of an apically substituted samarium silsesquioxane complex.  P. L. Arnold, A. J. Blake, S. N. Hall, B. D. Ward, C. Wilson, J. Chem. Soc.-Dalton Trans., 2001, 488.
  • Selective reduction in ring size of silsesquioxane oligomers mediated by potassium metal.  P. L. Arnold, A. J. Blake, Acta Crystallogr. Sect. E., 2001, 57, o131.
  • Arene-bridged diuranium complexes: Inverted sandwiches supported by delta backbonding.  P. L. Diaconescu, P. L. Arnold, T. A. Baker, D. J. Mindiola and C. C. Cummins, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2000, 122, 6108. doi10.1021/ja994484e.
  • Metal vapor synthesis as a straightforward route to group 10 homoleptic carbene complexes.  P. L. Arnold, F. G. N. Cloke, T. Geldbach, P. B. Hitchcock, Organometallics, 1999, 18, 3228.
  • Heterodinuclear uranium/molybdenum dinitrogen complexes.  A. L. Odom, P. L. Arnold, C. C. Cummins, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1998, 120, 5836. doi10.1021/ja980095t.
  • The first stable scandocene: synthesis and characterisation of bis(eta-2,4,5-tri-tert-butyl-1,3- diphosphacyclopentadienyl)scandium(II).  P. L. Arnold, F. G. N. Cloke, J. F. Nixon, Chem. Commun., 1998, 797.
  • An experimental and theoretical investigation of the electronic structure of Pd and Pt bis(carbene) complexes.  J. C. Green, R. G. Scurr, P. L. Arnold, F. G. N. Cloke, Chem. Commun., 1997, 1963.
  • Bis(h-heteroarene)titanium complexes derived from 2,4,6-tri- tert-butylpyridine and 2,4,6-tri-tert-butylphosphorin: Conformational preference in solution and redox activity.  P. L. Arnold, F. G. N. Cloke, K. Khan, P. Scott, J. Organomet. Chem., 1997, 528, 77.
  • The first structurally authenticated zerovalent heteroarene complex of a lanthanide; Synthesis and x-ray structure of bis(2,4,6-tri-tert-butylphosphorin)holmium(0).  P. L. Arnold, F. G. N. Cloke, P. B. Hitchcock, Chem. Commun., 1997, 481.
  • The first example of a formal scandium(I) complex: Synthesis and molecular structure of a 22-electron scandium triple decker incorporating the novel 1,3,5-triphosphabenzene ring.  P. L. Arnold, F. G. N. Cloke, P. B. Hitchcock, J. F. Nixon, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1996, 118, 7630. doi10.1021/ja961253o.
  • Synthesis of Permethylindenyl Complexes of the Early Transition-Metals – Crystal-Structures of Ti(h5-C9Me7)Cl3 and Zr(h5-C9Me7)2Cl2.  D. O’Hare, V. Murphy, G. M. Diamond, P. Arnold, P. Mountford, Organometallics, 1994, 13, 4689.