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Prof Chick Wilson
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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. 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.