Department of Chemistry
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Email: C.C.Wilson@bath.ac.uk

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Prof Chick Wilson

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The Wilson Group in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Bath carries out structural chemistry research into a wide range of materials. The principal techniques used are those of diffraction (X-ray and neutron, single crystal and powder) and computational chemistry (usually in the solid-state, periodic environment), backed up by techniques such as DSC and various spectroscopies. Our principal interest has been for many years the study of hydrogen bonding, which we examine over a very diverse set of material types. In common with many structural chemistry groups, our interests include determining hydrogen bond architectures and using these to help design hydrogen-bonded complexes using many of the techniques of Crystal Engineering. However, we are also interested in the fundamental aspects of hydrogen bonding, and employ as a matter of routine variable condition diffraction, studying the evolution of structure as a function of some external variable (e.g. pressure,. temperature), to yield deeper understanding of the forces holding our molecules and complexes together.

Publications

Robertson, K., Flandrin, P.-B., Klapwijk, A. R. and Wilson, C. C., 2016. Design and Evaluation of a Mesoscale Segmented Flow Reactor (KRAIC). Crystal Growth and Design, 16 (8), pp. 4759-4764.

Klapwijk, A. R., Simone, E., Nagy, Z. K. and Wilson, C. C., 2016. Tuning crystal morphology of succinic acid using a polymer additive. Crystal Growth and Design, 16 (8), pp. 4349-4359.

Thomas, L. H., Wales, C. and Wilson, C. C., 2016. Selective preparation of elusive and alternative single component polymorphic solid forms through multi-component crystallisation routes. Chemical Communications, 52 (46), pp. 7372-7375.

Cruickshank, D. L., Hendon, C. H., Verbeek, M. J. R., Walsh, A. and Wilson, C. C., 2016. Polymorphism of the azobenzene dye compound methyl yellow. CrystEngComm, 18 (19), pp. 3456-3461.

Knichal, J., Shepherd, H., Wilson, C., Raithby, P., Gee, W. and Burrows, A., 2016. An Iodine-Vapour-Induced Cyclization in a Crystalline Molecular Flask. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 55 (10), pp. 5943-5946.

Thomas, L. H., Jones, A. O. F., Kallay, A. A., McIntyre, G. J. and Wilson, C. C., 2016. Engineering short, strong, charge-assisted hydrogen bonds in benzoic acid dimers through co-crystallisation with proton sponge. Crystal Growth and Design, 16 (4), pp. 2112-2122.

Jones, A. O. F., Kallay, A. A., Lloyd, H., McIntyre, G. J., Wilson, C. C. and Thomas, L. H., 2016. The effect of local crystalline environment on hydrogen atom behavior in molecular complexes of a proton sponge. Crystal Growth and Design, 16 (4), pp. 2123-2129.

Sovago, I., Gutmann, M. J., Senn, H. M., Thomas, L. H., Wilson, C. C. and Farrugia, L. J., 2016. Electron density, disorder and polymorphism:high-resolution diffraction studies of the highly polymorphic neuralgic drug carbamazepine. Acta Crystallographica Section B: Structural Science, Crystal Engineering and Materials, 72 (1), pp. 39-50.

Agnew, L., Wilson, C., Cruickshank, D. and McGlone, T., 2016. Controlled production of the elusive metastable form II of acetaminophen (paracetamol): a fully scalable templating approach in a cooling environment. Chemical Communications, 52, pp. 7368-7371.

Knichal, J., Gee, W., Burrows, A., Raithby, P. and Wilson, C., 2015. A new small molecule gelator and 3D framework ligator of lead(II). CrystEngComm, 17 (42), pp. 8139-8145.

Powell, K. A., Bartolini, G., Wittering, K. E., Saleemi, A. N., Wilson, C. C., Rielly, C. D. and Nagy, Z. K., 2015. Toward continuous crystallization of urea-barbituric acid:a polymorphic co-crystal system. Crystal Growth and Design, 15 (10), pp. 4821-4836.

Schmidtmann, M., Middlemiss, D. S. and Wilson, C. C., 2015. Isotopomeric polymorphism in a "doubly-polymorphic" multi-component molecular crystal. CrystEngComm, 17 (28), pp. 5273-5279.

Wittering, K., Agnew, L., Klapwijk, A. R., Robertson, K., Cousen, A., Cruickshank, D. and Wilson, C., 2015. Crystallisation and physicochemical property characterisation of conformationally-locked co-crystals of fenamic acid derivatives. CrystEngComm, 17 (19), pp. 3610-3618.

Hendon, C. H., Wittering, K. E., Chen, T. H., Kaveevivitchai, W., Popov, I., Butler, K. T., Wilson, C. C., Cruickshank, D. L., Miljanić, O. S. and Walsh, A., 2015. Absorbate-induced piezochromism in a porous molecular crystal. Nano Letters, 15 (3), pp. 2149-2154.

Knichal, J. V., Gee, W. J., Burrows, A. D., Raithby, P. R. and Wilson, C. C., 2015. Role of Ethynyl-Derived Weak Hydrogen-Bond Interactions in the Supramolecular Structures of 1D, 2D, and 3D Coordination Polymers Containing 5-Ethynyl-1,3-benzenedicarboxylate. Crystal Growth and Design, 15 (1), pp. 465-474.

Knichal, J., Gee, W., Burrows, A., Raithby, P., Teat, S. J. and Wilson, C., 2014. A facile single crystal to single crystal transition with significant structural contraction on desolvation. Chemical Communications, 50 (92), pp. 14436-14439.

Jones, A. O. F., Leech, C. K., Mcintyre, G. J., Wilson, C. C. and Thomas, L. H., 2014. Engineering short, strong hydrogen bonds in urea di-carboxylic acid complexes. CrystEngComm, 16 (35), p. 8177.

Thomas, L. H., Klapwijk, A. R., Wales, C. and Wilson, C. C., 2014. Intermolecular hydrogen transfer and solubility tuning in multi-component molecular crystals of the API piroxicam. CrystEngComm, 16 (26), pp. 5924-5932.

Jones, C., Wilson, C.C. and Thomas, L.H., 2014. Turning colour on and off using molecular disorder and proton transfer in multi-component molecular complexes. CrystEngComm, 16 (26), pp. 5849-5858.

Wittering, K., King, J., Thomas, L. H. and Wilson, C. C., 2014. From evaporative to cooling crystallisation:an initial co-crystallisation study of cytosine and its fluorinated derivative with 4-chloro-3,5-dinitrobenzoic acid. Crystals, 4 (2), pp. 123-140.

Hamdy, L. B., Raithby, P. R., Thomas, L. H. and Wilson, C. C., 2014. Self-assembly synthesis of precursors to potential open framework alkali earth metal-organic complexes. New Journal of Chemistry, 38 (5), pp. 2135-2143.

Warren, M.R., Easun, T.L., Brayshaw, S.K., Deeth, R.J., George, M.W., Johnson, A.L., Schiffers, S., Teat, S.J., Warren, A.J., Warren, J.E., Wilson, C.C., Woodall, C.H. and Raithby, P.R., 2014. Solid-state interconversions:Unique 100 % reversible transformations between the ground and metastable states in single-crystals of a series of nickel(II) nitro complexes. Chemistry - A European Journal, 20 (18), pp. 5468-5477.

Hatcher, L. E., Christensen, J., Hamilton, M. L., Trincao, J., Allan, D. R., Warren, M. R., Clarke, I. P., Towrie, M., Fuertes, D. S., Wilson, C. C., Woodall, C. H. and Raithby, P. R., 2014. Steady-state and pseudo-steady-state photocrystallographic studies on linkage isomers of [Ni(Et4dien)(η2-O,ON)(η1-NO2)]:Identification of a new linkage isomer. Chemistry - A European Journal, 20 (11), pp. 3128-3134.

Wilson, C.C., Henry, P.F., Schmidtmann, M., Ting, V.P., Williams, E. and Weller, M.T., 2014. Neutron powder diffraction:New opportunities in hydrogen location in molecular and materials structure. Crystallography Reviews, 20 (3), pp. 162-206.

Sovago, I., Gutmann, M. J., Hill, J. G., Senn, H. M., Thomas, L. H., Wilson, C. C. and Farrugia, L. J., 2014. Experimental electron density and neutron diffraction studies on the polymorphs of sulfathiazole. Crystal Growth and Design, 14 (3), pp. 1227-1239.

Rodríguez Ortega, M. P. G., Docampo, M. L., Thomas, L. H., Montejo, M., Marchal Ingraín, A., Wilson, C. C. and López González, J. J., 2014. Synthesis and structural study of precursors of novel methylsilanediols by IR and Raman spectroscopies, single-crystal X-ray diffraction and DFT calculations. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 118, pp. 828-834.

Schmidtmann, M., Coster, P., Henry, P. F., Ting, V. P., Weller, M. T. and Wilson, C. C., 2014. Determining hydrogen positions in crystal engineered organic molecular complexes by joint neutron powder and single crystal X-ray diffraction. CrystEngComm, 16 (7), p. 1232.

Jones, A. O. F., Blagden, N., McIntyre, G.J., Parkin, A., Seaton, C.C., Thomas, L.H. and Wilson, C.C., 2013. Tuning proton disorder in 3,5-dinitrobenzoic acid dimers:The effect of local environment. Crystal Growth and Design, 13 (2), pp. 497-509.

Wales, C., Thomas, L.H. and Wilson, C.C., 2012. Tautomerisation and polymorphism in molecular complexes of piroxicam with mono-substituted benzoic acids. CrystEngComm, 14 (21), pp. 7264-7274.

Jones, A. O. F., Lemée-Cailleau, M.-H., Martins, D. M. S., Mcintyre, G. J., Oswald, I. D. H., Pulham, C. R., Spanswick, C. K., Thomas, L. H. and Wilson, C. C., 2012. Temperature dependent solid-state proton migration in dimethylurea–oxalic acid complexes. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 14 (38), pp. 13273-13283.

Wilson, C., Parkin, A. and Thomas, L. H., 2012. Frontiers of crystallography: A project-based research-led learning exercise. Journal of Chemical Education, 89 (1), pp. 34-37.

Thomas, L. H., Cheung, E., Jones, A. O. F., Kallay, A. A., Lemée-Cailleau, M. H., McIntyre, G. J. and Wilson, C. C., 2012. 4-Phenoxyphenol: A porous molecular material. Crystal Growth and Design, 12 (4), pp. 1746-1751.

Ting, V. P., Henry, P. F., Schmidtmann, M., Wilson, C. C. and Weller, M. T., 2012. Probing hydrogen positions in hydrous compounds:information from parametric neutron powder diffraction studies. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 14 (19), pp. 6914-6921.

Thomas, L. H., Craig, G. A., Morrison, C. A., Reilly, A. M. and Wilson, C. C., 2011. New route to local order models for disordered crystalline materials: diffuse scattering and computational modeling of phloroglucinol dihydrate. Crystal Growth and Design, 11 (6), pp. 2045-2049.

Thomas, L. H., Wales, C., Zhao, L. and Wilson, C. C., 2011. Paracetamol form II: An elusive polymorph through facile multicomponent crystallization routes. Crystal Growth and Design, 11 (5), pp. 1450-1452.

Thomas, L. H., Craig, G. A., Gutmann, M. J., Parkin, A., Shankland, K. and Wilson, C., 2011. Conformational polymorphism of the molecular complex of 3-fluorobenzoic acid with 4-acetylpyridine. CrystEngComm, 13 (10), pp. 3349-3354.

Ting, V. P., Schmidtmann, M., Wilson, C. C. and Weller, M. T., 2010. Cisplatin: polymorphism and structural insights into an important chemotherapeutic drug. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 49 (49), pp. 9408-9411.

Ting, V. P., Henry, P. F., Kohlmann, H., Wilson, C. C. and Weller, M. T., 2010. Structural isotope effects in metal hydrides and deuterides. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 12 (9), pp. 2083-2088.

Adam, M. S., Gutmann, M. J., Leech, C. K., Middlemiss, D. S., Parkin, A., Thomas, L. and Wilson, C., 2010. Stability and cooperativity of hydrogen bonds in dihydroxybenzoic acids. New Journal of Chemistry, 34, pp. 85-91.

Ting, V. P., Schmidtmann, M., Henry, P. F., Dann, S. E., Crisp, J. L., Wilson, C. C. and Weller, M. T., 2010. The kinetics of bulk hydration of the disaccharides α-lactose and trehalose by in situ neutron powder diffraction. MedChemComm, 1 (5), pp. 345-348.

Thomas, L. H., Blagden, N., Gutmann, M. J., Kallay, A. A., Parkin, A., Seaton, C. C. and Wilson, C. C., 2010. Tuning proton behavior in a ternary molecular complex. Crystal Growth and Design, 10 (6), pp. 2770-2774.

Ting, V. P., Henry, P. F., Schmidtmann, M., Wilson, C. C. and Weller, M. T., 2009. In situ neutron powder diffraction and structure determination in controlled humidities. Chemical Communications, 2009 (48), pp. 7527-7529.

Henry, P. F., Weller, M. T. and Wilson, C. C., 2009. Neutron powder diffraction in materials with incoherent scattering:an illustration of Rietveld refinement quality from nondeuterated gypsum. Journal of Applied Crystallography, 42 (6), pp. 1176-1188.

Weller, M. T., Henry, P. F., Ting, V. P. and Wilson, C. C., 2009. Crystallography of hydrogen-containing compounds: realizing the potential of neutron powder diffraction. Chemical Communications, 2009 (21), pp. 2973-2989.

Martins, D. M. S., Middlemiss, D. S., Pulham, C. R., Wilson, C. C., Weller, M. T., Henry, P. F., Shankland, N., Shankland, K., Marshall, W. G., Ibberson, R. M., Knight, K., Moggach, S., Brunelli, M. and Morrison, C. A., 2009. Temperature- and pressure-induced proton transfer in the 1:1 adduct formed between squaric acid and 4,4′-bipyridine. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131 (11), pp. 3884-3893.

Seaton, C. C., Parkin, A., Wilson, C. and Blagden, N., 2009. Controlling the formation of benzoic acid: isonicotinamide molecular complexes. Crystal Growth and Design, 9 (1), pp. 47-56.

Thomas, L., Boyle, B., Clive, L. A., Collins, A., Currie, L. D., Gogol, M., Hastings, C., Jones, A. O. F., Kennedy, J. L., Kerr, G. B., Kidd, A., Lawton, L. M., Macintyre, S. J., MacLean, N. M., Martin, A. R. G., McGonagle, K., Melrose, S., Rew, G. A., Robinson, C. W., Schmidtmann, M., Turnbull, F. B., Williams, L. G., Wiseman, A. Y., Wocial, M. H. and Wilson, C., 2009. 2-Acetylpyridinium bromanilate. Acta Crystallographica Section E-Structure Reports Online, 65, o1218.

Craig, G. A., Thomas, L., Adam, M. S., Ballantyne, A., Cairns, A., Cairns, S. C., Copeland, G., Harris, C., McCalmont, E., McTaggart, R., Martin, A. R. G., Palmer, S., Quail, J., Saxby, H., Sneddon, D. J., Stewart, G., Thomson, N., Whyte, A., Wilson, C. and Parkin, A., 2009. 3-Fluorobenzoic acid-4-acetylpyridine (1/1) at 100 K. Acta Crystallographica Section E-Structure Reports Online, 65 (2), o380.

Thomas, L. H., Florence, A. J. and Wilson, C. C., 2009. Hydrogen atom behaviour imaged in a short intramolecular hydrogen bond using the combined approach of X-ray and neutron diffraction. New Journal of Chemistry, 33 (12), pp. 2486-2490.

Henry, P. F., Weller, M. T. and Wilson, C. C., 2008. Hydrogenous materials using powder neutron diffraction:full structural determination of adsorbed water molecules in a zeolite. Chemical Communications, 2008 (13), pp. 1557-1559.

Middlemiss, D. and Wilson, C. C., 2008. Ferromagnetism and spin transitions in prussian blue: A solid-state hybrid functional study. Physical Review B, 77 (15), 155129.

Thomas, L., Cole, J. M. and Wilson, C., 2008. Orientational disorder in 4-chloronitrobenzene. Acta Crystallographica Section C-Crystal Structure Communications, 64, o296-o302.

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