Dr Leigh Jones

Lecturer in Inorganic/Analytical Chemistry (Magnetic Materials) )

Contact info

Position: Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry

Email: leigh.jones@bangor.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)1248 38-2391

Location: Alun Roberts Building (Chemistry Tower)

 

My interests lie in inorganic synthetic methodologies, coordination chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, molecular magnetism and coordination polymers. My research predominantly lies in the field of molecular magnetism and includes the synthesis of Single-Molecule Magnets (SMMs), Magnetic Coolant Materials and Extended Networks towards producing new and interesting materials. I am also interested in controlling the second coordination sphere of magnetic units in order to introduce additional functionality upon assembly.     

  1. Article › Research › Peer-reviewed
  2. 1,2,3-Triazolate-bridged tetradecametallic transition metal clusters [M-14(L)(6)O-6(OMe)(18)X-6] (M = Fe-III, Cr-III and V-III/IV) and related compounds: Ground-state spins ranging from S=0 to S=25 and spin-enhanced magnetocaloric effect

    Shaw, R., Laye, R. H., Jones, L. F., Low, D. M., Talbot-Eeckelaers, C., Wei, Q., Milios, C. J., Teat, S. J., Helliwell, M., Raftery, J., Evangelisti, M., Affronte, M., Collison, D., Brechin, E. K. & McInnes, E. J. L., 11 Jun 2007, In : Inorganic Chemistry. 46, 12, p. 4968-4978

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. 1D chains of Mn-6 single-molecule magnets

    Jones, L. F., Prescimone, A., Evangelisti, M. & Brechin, E. K., 2009, In : Chemical Communications. 15, p. 2023-2025

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. A Cobalt Metallacrown Anion Host with Guest-Dependent Redox Activity

    Jones, L. E., Kilner, C. A. & Halcrow, M. A., 2009, In : Chemistry - A European Journal. 15, 18, p. 4667-4675

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. A F-bridged Mn(II) molecular square

    Meally, S. T., Mason, K., McArdle, P., Brechin, E. K., Ryder, A. G. & Jones, L. F., 2009, In : Chemical Communications. 45, p. 7024-7026

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. Published

    A Facile Synthetic Route to a Family of Mn(III) Monomers and their Structural, Magnetic and Spectroscopic Studies

    Jones, L., Barra, A-L., Ryder, A. G., Brechin, E. K., Collison, D., Innes, E. J. L., Sanz, S., Kelly, B. & Houton, E., Nov 2016, In : European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry . 2016, 32, p. 5123-5131

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. A Novel Undecametallic Iron(III) Cluster with an S = 11/2 Spin Ground State

    Jones, L., Brechin, E. K., Collison, D., Helliwell, M., Mallah, T., Piligkos, S., Gopalan, R. & Wernsdorfer, W., 2003, In : Inorganic Chemistry. 42, 21, p. 6601-6603

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. Published

    A Trinuclear Iron(III) Compound with an Unusual T-Shaped [Fe-3(mu(3)-O)](7+) Core

    Jones, L. F., Kilner, C. A. & Halcrow, M. A., Sep 2010, In : Journal of Cluster Science. 21, 3, p. 279-290

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  9. A centred, elongated ferric tetrahedron’ with an S = 15/2 spin ground state

    Tabernor, J., Jones, L., Heath, S. L., Muryn, C., Aromi, G., Ribas, J., Brechin, E. K. & Collison, D., 2004, In : Dalton Transactions. 7, p. 975-976

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  10. A comparison of different methods for fitting susceptibility data of cobalt(II) coordination polymers in a new cobalt(II)/sulfate 1-D chain

    Jones, L. F., Kilner, C. A. & Halcrow, M. A., 2007, In : Israel Journal of Chemistry. 31, 8, p. 1530-1534

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  11. A family of double-bowl pseudo metallocalix[6]arene discs

    Meally, S. T., McDonald, C., Karotsis, G., Papaefstathiou, G. S., Brechin, E. K., Dunne, P. W., McArdle, P., Power, N. P. & Jones, L. F., 2010, In : Dalton Transactions. 39, 20, p. 4809-4816

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  12. A hexacopper fluoro metallacrown cavitand and its alkali-metal complexes

    Jones, L. F., Kilner, C. A., de Miranda, M. P., Wolowska, J. & Halcrow, M. A., 2007, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 46, 22, p. 4073-4076

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  13. A series of alternating Na+/M3+ (M = Mn, Fe) covalent and ionic chains

    Berg, N. & Jones, L. F., 2011, In : CrystEngComm. 13, 17, p. 5510-5518

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  14. Accidentally on purpose: construction of a ferromagnetic, oxime-based [Mn-2(III)] dimer

    Inglis, R., Houton, E., Liu, J., Prescimone, A., Cano, J., Piligkos, S., Hill, S., Jones, L. F. & Brechin, E. K., 2011, In : Dalton Transactions. 40, 39, p. 9999-10006

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  15. Alternating bimetallic Na/Mn covalent and ionic chains

    Berg, N. & Jones, L. F., Jul 2010, In : CrystEngComm. 12, 11, p. 3518-3521

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  16. Ammonium, alkylammonium, and amino acid complexes of a hexacopper fluoro-metallacrown cavitand

    Jones, L. F., Barrett, S. A., Kilner, C. A. & Halcrow, M. A., 26 Oct 2008, In : Chemistry - A European Journal. 14, 1, p. 223-233

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  17. Attempting to understand (and control) the relationship between structure and magnetism in an extended family of Mn-6 single-molecule magnets

    Inglis, R., Jones, L. F., Milios, C. J., Datta, S., Collins, A., Parsons, S., Wernsdorfer, W., Hill, S., Perlepes, S. P., Piligkos, S. & Brechin, E. K., 14 May 2009, In : Dalton Transactions. 18, p. 3403-3412

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  18. Benzotriazole based 1-D, 2-D and 3-D Metal Dicyanamide and Tricyanomethanide Coordinated Networks

    Jones, L., O'Dea, L., Offermann, D. A., Jensen, P., Moubaraki, B. & Murray, K. S., 2005, In : Polyhedron. 25, 2, p. 360-372

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  19. Published

    Bulking up: Hexanuclear oximato Fe(III) complexes surrounded by sterically demanding co-ligands

    Houton, E., Meally, S. T., Sanz, S., Brechin, E. K. & Jones, L. F., 1 Sep 2014, In : Inorganica Chimica Acta. 421, p. 416-422

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  20. Published

    Constructing clusters with enhanced magnetic properties by assembling and distorting Mn-3 building blocks

    Milios, C. J., Inglis, R., Jones, L. F., Prescimone, A., Parsons, S., Wernsdorfer, W. & Brechin, E. K., 2009, In : Dalton Transactions. 15, p. 2812-2822

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  21. Published

    Crowding Out: Ligand modification and their structure directing effects on brucite-like {Mx(μ3-OH)y} (M = Co(II), Ni(II)) core growth within polymetallic cages.

    Slater-Parry, M. E., Durrant, J. P., Howells, J. M., Pitak, M. B., Horton, P. N., Klooster, W. T., Coles, S. J., O`Connor, H. M., Brechin, E. K., Barra, A-L. & Jones, L. F., 28 Jan 2019, In : Dalton Transactions. 48, 4, p. 1477-1488

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  22. E-pub ahead of print

    Elucidating cylindrospermopsin toxicity via synthetic analogues: An in vitro approach

    Murphy, P., Evans, D., Hughes, J., Jones, L., Falfushynska, H., Horyn, O., Sokolova, I., Christensen, J., Coles, S. & Rzymskic, P., 10 Jun 2019, In : Chemosphere. 234, p. 139-147 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  23. Enhancing SMM properties via axial distortion of Mn-3(III) clusters

    Inglis, R., Jones, L. F., Karotsis, G., Collins, A., Parsons, S., Perlepes, S. P., Wernsdorfer, W. & Brechin, E. K., 8 Oct 2008, In : Chemical Communications. 45, p. 5924-5926

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  24. Fe(III) clusters built with tripodal alcohol ligands

    Jones, L., Low, D. M., Helliwell, M., Raftery, J., Collison, D., Aromi, G., Cano, J., Mallah, T., Wernsdorfer, W., Brechin, E. K. & McInnes, E. J. L., 23 Jan 2006, In : Polyhedron. 25, 2, p. 325-333

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  25. Ferromagnetic Ni-II Discs

    Scott, R. T. W., Jones, L. F., Tidmarsh, I. S., Breeze, B., Laye, R. H., Wolowska, J., Stone, D. J., Collins, A., Parsons, S., Wernsdorfer, W., Aromi, G., McInnes, E. J. L. & Brechin, E. K., 2009, In : Chemistry - A European Journal. 15, 45, p. 12389-12398

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  26. Published

    Ferromagnetic exchange in a twisted, oxime-bridged [Mn-2(III)] dimer

    Houton, E., Taylor, S. M., Beedle, C. C., Cano, J., Piligkos, S., Hill, S., Ryder, A. G., Brechin, E. K. & Jones, L. F., 2012, In : Dalton Transactions. 41, 27, p. 8340-8347

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  27. Four copper(II) pyrazolido complexes derived from reactions of 3{5}-substituted pyrazoles with CuF2 or Cu(OH)(2)

    Mokuolu, Q. F., Foguet-Albiol, D., Jones, L. F., Wolowska, J., Kowalczyk, R. M., Kilner, C. A., Christou, G., McGowan, P. C. & Halcrow, M. A., 2007, In : Dalton Transactions. 14, p. 1392-1399

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  28. Grafting derivatives of Mn6 single-molecule magnets with high anisotropy energy barrier on Au(111) surface.

    Moro, F., Corradini, V., Evangelisti, M., De Renzi, V., del Pennino, U., Milios, C. J., Jones, L. & Brechin, E. K., 2008, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 112, p. 9729-9735

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  29. Ground Spin State Changes and 3D Networks of Exchange Coupled [Mn-3(III)] Single-Molecule Magnets

    Inglis, R., Jones, L. F., Mason, K., Collins, A., Moggach, S. A., Parsons, S., Perlepes, S. P., Wernsdorfer, W. & Brechin, E. K., 20 Oct 2008, In : Chemistry - A European Journal. 14, 30, p. 9117-9121

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  30. Heptanuclear iron(III) triethanolamine clusters exhibiting 'millennium dome'-like topologies and an octanuclear analogue with ground spin states of S = 5/2 and 0, respectively

    Jones, L. F., Jensen, P., Moubaraki, B., Berry, K. J., Boas, J. F., Pilbrow, J. R. & Murray, K. S., 2006, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry. 16, 26, p. 2690-2697

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  31. Published

    High nuclearity Ni(II) cages from hydroxamate ligands

    McDonald, C., Sanz, S., Brechin, E. K., Singh, M. K., Rajaraman, G., Gaynor, D. & Jones, L. F., 13 Aug 2014, In : RSC Advances. 4, p. 38182-38191

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  32. Published

    Homo- and heterometallic planes, chains and cubanes

    Meally, S. T., Taylor, S. M., Brechin, E. K., Piligkos, S. & Jones, L. F., 2013, In : Dalton Transactions. 42, 28, p. 10315-10325

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  33. Influence of antisymmteric exchange interaction on quantum tunnelling of magnetisation in a dimeric molecular magnet Mn6

    Bahr, S., Milios, C. J., Jones, L. F., Brechin, E. K., Mosser, V. & Wernsdorfer, W., 2008, In : Physical Review B . 78, p. 132401-132404

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  34. Published

    Investigating the solid state hosting abilities of homo- and hetero-valent [Co-7] metallocalix[6]arenes

    Meally, S. T., McDonald, C., Kealy, P., Taylor, S. M., Brechin, E. K. & Jones, L. F., 2012, In : Dalton Transactions. 41, 18, p. 5610-5616

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  35. Published

    Magnetism in metal-organic capsules

    Atwood, J. L., Brechin, E. K., Dalgarno, S. J., Inglis, R., Jones, L. F., Mossine, A., Paterson, M. J., Power, N. P. & Teat, S. J., 31 Mar 2010, In : Chemical Communications. 46, 20, p. 3484-3486

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  36. Manganese(III) Fluoride as a new synthon in Mn cluster chemistry

    Jones, L., Raftery, J., Teat, S. J., Collison, D. & Brechin, E. K., 2005, In : Polyhedron. 24, 16-17, p. 2443-2449

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  37. Published

    Molecular Pac-Men and Tacos: Layered Cu(II) cages from ligands with high binding site concentrations

    McDonald, C., Williams, D. W., Comar, P., Coles, S. J., Keene, T. D., Pitak, M. B. & Jones, L. F., 24 Jun 2015, In : Dalton Transactions. 44, 29, p. 13359-13368

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  38. Published

    Mono- and ditopic hydroxamate ligands towards discrete and extended network architectures

    Fugu, M. B., Ellaby, R. J., O`Connor, H. M., Pitak, M. B., Klooster, W., Horton, P. N., Coles, S. J., Al-mashhadani, M. H., Brechin, E. K., Perepichka, I. & Jones, L. F., Jul 2019, In : Dalton Transactions. 27, DOI: 10.1039/C9DT01531K .

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  39. New mixed-valence MnII2MnIII2 clusters exhibiting an unprecedented oxidation state distribution in their magnetically coupled cores.

    Wittick, L. M., Jones, L., Jensen, P., Moubaraki, B., Spiccia, L. & Berry, K. J., 2006, In : Dalton Transactions. 12, p. 1534-1543

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  40. New routes to high nuclearity cages: a fluoride-based hexaicosametallic manganese cage

    Jones, L., Brechin, E. K., Collison, D., Harrison, A., Teat, S. J. & Wernsdorfer, W., 2002, In : Chemical Communications. 24, p. 2974-2975

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  41. New routes to high nuclearity clusters: fluoride-based octametallic and tridecametallic clusters of manganese

    Jones, L., Brechin, E. K., Collison, D., Raftery, J. & Teat, S. J., 2003, In : Inorganic Chemistry. 42, 22, p. 6971-6973

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  42. New routes to polymetallic clusters: Fluoride-based Tri-, Deca-, and Hexaicosametallic Mn(III) clusters and their magnetic properties

    Jones, L., Gopalan, R., Brockman, J., Murugesu, M., Sanudo, E. C., Raftery, J., Teat, S. J., Wernsdorfer, W., Christou, G., Brechin, E. K. & Collison, D., 2004, In : Chemistry - A European Journal. 10, 20, p. 5180-5194

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  43. New structural types and different oxidation levels in the family of Mn-6-oxime single-molecule magnets

    Jones, L. F., Inglis, R., Cochrane, M. E., Collins, A., Parsons, S., Perlepes, S. P. & Brechin, E. K., 2008, In : Dalton Transactions. 44, p. 6205-6210

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  44. Novel hydrogen bond network topologies in complexes of the ditopic ligand 5-amino-3-(pyrid-2-yl)-1H-pyrazole

    Jones, L. F., Camm, K. D., Kilner, C. A. & Halcrow, M. A., 2006, In : CrystEngComm. 8, 9, p. 719-728

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  45. Octametallic and hexadecametallic ferric wheels

    Jones, L., Batsanov, A., Brechin, E. K., Collison, D., Helliwell, M., Mallah, T., McInnes, E. J. L. & Piligkos, S., 2002, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 41, 22, p. 4318-4321

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  46. Published

    Old dog, new tricks: 2,2 '-biphenol as a bridging and book-end ligand in discrete and extended Co(II) architectures

    Berg, N., Taylor, S. M., Prescimone, A., Brechin, E. K. & Jones, L. F., 2012, In : CrystEngComm. 14, 8, p. 2732-2738

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  47. Planar [Ni-7] discs as double-bowl, pseudo metallacalix[6]arene host cavities

    Meally, S. T., Karotsis, G., Brechin, E. K., Papaefstathiou, G. S., Dunne, P. W., McArdle, P. & Jones, L. F., 2010, In : CrystEngComm. 12, 1, p. 59-63

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  48. Progressive decoration of pentanuclear Cu(II) 12-metallacrown-4 nodes towards targeted 1-and 2D extended networks

    McDonald, C., Whyte, T., Taylor, S. M., Sanz, S., Brechin, E. K., Gaynor, D. & Jones, L. F., 2013, In : CrystEngComm. 15, 34, p. 6672-6681

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  49. Quantum tunnelling of magnetization in the single-molecule magnet Mn-6

    Bahr, S., Milios, C. J., Jones, L. F., Brechin, E. K., Mosser, V. & Wernsdorfer, W., 2009, In : New Journal of Chemistry. 33, 6, p. 1231-1236

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  50. Rare tetranuclear mixed-valent [Mn(2)(II)Mn(2)(IV)] clusters as building blocks for extended networks

    Karotsis, G., Jones, L. F., Papaefstathiou, G. S., Collins, A., Parsons, S., Nguyen, T. D., Evangelisti, M. & Brechin, E. K., 2008, In : Dalton Transactions. 36, p. 4917-4925

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  51. Published

    Solvothermal Synthesis of Discrete Cages and Extended Networks Comprising {Cr(III)3O(O2CR)3(oxime)3}2- (R = H, CH3, C(CH3)3, C14H9) Building Blocks.

    Houton, E., Comar, P., Pitak, M. B., Coles, S. J., Ryder, A. G., Piligkos, S., Brechin, E. K. & Jones, L., 28 Jul 2016, In : RSC Advances. 77, p. 73668-73676

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