Prof Mike Beckett

Professor in Inorganic Chemistry

Contact info

email: m.a.beckett@bangor.ac.uk

telephone: 01248 382378

Professor Mike Beckett is a Professor of Inorganic Chemistry within the School of Natural Sciences and he specialises is synthesizing new chemicals containing boron or silicon. He has published >125 articles and has co-written a text book ('Periodic Table at a Glance', Wiley, 2006). Mike Beckett is a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (CChem FRSC) and the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He is a Titular Member of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) in the Division involved with Chemical Nomenclature and Structure Representation and is leading a task group on nomenclature of boron hydride systems. He is also a member of the international advisory committees of Imeboron (International conference on boron chemistry) and Euroboron (European conference on boron chemistry).

  1. Article › Research › Peer-reviewed
  2. Published

    A 11B NMR study of zwitterionic and cationic monoborate complexes with cationic 1,2-diol ligands

    Beckett, M. A., Bland, C. C. & Varma, K. S., 26 Jun 2008, In : Polyhedron. 27, 9-10, p. 2226-2230

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Published

    A New Decaoxidooctaborate(2-) Anion, [B8O10(OH)(6)}(2-): Synthesis and Characterization of [Co(en)3][B5O6(OH)(4)][B8O10(OH)(6))]center dot 5H(2)O (en=1,2-Diaminoethane)

    Altahan, M. A., Beckett, M. A., Coles, S. J. & Horton, P. N., 2015, In : Inorganic Chemistry. 54, 2, p. 412-414

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Published

    A comparative study of seven co-ordinate Mo(II) and W(II) catalysts in the ring opening polymerization of norbornene

    Baker, P. K., Beckett, M. A. & Stiefvater-Thomas, B. M., 17 Feb 2003, In : Journal of Molecular Catalysis A-Chemical. 193, 1-2, p. 77-81

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Published

    A computer simulation of the solvation of a solvatochromic pyridinium betaine

    Beckett, M. & Dawber, J. G., 1989, In : Journal of the Chemical Society: Faraday Transactions I. 85, p. 727-733 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. Published

    A convenient NMR method for the measurement of Lewis acidity at boron centres: Correlation of reaction rates of Lewis acid initiated epoxide polymerizations with Lewis acidity

    Beckett, MA., Holland, JR. & Varma, KS., 1996, In : Polymer. 37, 20, p. 4629-4631 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. A macropolyhedral polymetallaborane cluster: molecular structure of the seventeen-vertex triplatinaheptadecaborane [(PhMe2P)4Pt3B14H16]

    Beckett, M. A., Crook, J. E., Greenwood, N. N. & Kennedy, J. D., 1983, In : Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications. 21, p. 1228-1230 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. Published

    A mixed-halogen tricarbonyl manganese (I) complex: fac-{MnBr0.3Cl0.7{Ph2P(CH2)3PPh2}(CO)3]

    Light, M. E., Hursthouse, M. B. & Beckett, M. A., 1 Sep 2004, In : Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online. 60, 9, p. m1245-m1247

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  9. Published

    A new polyborate anion, [B7O9(OH)6]3−: Self assembly, XRD and thermal properties of s-fac-[Co(dien)2][B7O9(OH)6]·9H2O

    Altahan, M. A., Beckett, M. A., Coles, M. J. & Horton, P. N., 17 Jul 2015, In : Inorganic Chemistry Communications. 59, p. 95-98

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  10. Published

    A supramolecular assembly: aquatris(pentafluorophenyl)borane as its mixed dimethyl sulfone and water solvate, (H2O)B(C6F5)3 Me2SO2

    Coles, S. J., Hursthouse, M. B., Beckett, M. A. & Dutton, M., 1 Jan 2003, In : Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online. 59, (9), p. o1354-o1356

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  11. Published

    Amine adducts of (4-ClC6H4)3B3O3, Lewis acidity of triarylboroxines, and an XRD study on the related tetraphenylboroxinate(1-) salt, [C6H11NMe3][Ph4B3O3]

    Beckett, M., Coles, S., Horton, P. N., jones, C., Marshall, E. & Perry, T., 15 Jun 2018, In : Journal of Organometallic Chemistry. 865, p. 72-79

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  12. Published

    Amine adducts of triarylboroxines: Synthesis and characterization of adducts of tri(2-tolyl)boroxine and crystal structures of (4-MeC6H4)(3)B3O3 and (4-MeC6H4)(3)B3O3.4-picoline

    Beckett, M. A., Strickland, G. C., Sukumar Varma, K., Hibbs, D. E., Hursthouse, M. B. & Abdul Malik, K. M., May 1997, In : Journal of Organometallic Chemistry. 535, 1-2, p. 33-41 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  13. An Investigation of the Reactivity of [Rh2Cp∗2(μ-CO)2] (Cp∗ = η5-C5Me5) Towards Triorganosilanes: Isolation and Characterization of [RhCp∗(CO)(H)(SiPh3)] and Some Related Compounds

    AYLETT, BJ. & Beckett, M., 1994, In : Synthesis and Reactivity in Inorganic and Metal-Organic Chemistry. 24, 3, p. 339-344 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  14. Published

    An NMR study of some seven-coordinate organophosphine carbonyl iodide derivatives of molybdenum(II) and tungsten(II)

    BAKER, PK., Beckett, M. & SEVERS, LM., 1991, In : Journal of Organometallic Chemistry. 409, 1-2, p. 213-217 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  15. An NMR study of the arachno [B10H12PPh2]- anion: an interesting arachno to arachno topological transition induced by deprotonation

    Beckett, M. & Kennedy, J., 1983, In : Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications. p. 575-576 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  16. Published

    An unprecedented polyborate ester anion: X-ray diffraction studies on [1,8-C10H6(NMe2)2H][B5O6(Ome)4]

    Beckett, M. A., Bland, C. C., Horton, P. N., Hursthouse, M. B. & Varma, K. S., 1 Apr 2007, In : Inorganic Chemistry. 46, 10, p. 3801-3803

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  17. Published

    Bis(triphenylphosphoranylidene)ammonium iodide.

    Beckett, M. A., Horton, P. N., Hursthouse, M. B. & Timmis, J. L., 1 Feb 2010, In : Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online. 66, 2, p. o319-U2063

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  18. Published

    Bis(triphenylstannyl)borate toluene solvate.

    Coles, S. J., Hibbs, D. E., Hursthouse, M. B., Beckett, M. A., Owen, P. & Varma, K. S., 1 Jan 2002, In : Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online. 58, 2, p. m65-m67

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  19. Published

    Boron

    Beckett, M. A., 1999, In : Annual Reports on the Progress of Chemistry, Vol 95, Section a: Inorganic Chemistry. 95, p. 23-43 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  20. Published

    Boron chemistry

    Beckett, M. A., 2 Feb 2015, In : Chemistry International. 37, 1, p. 28

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  21. Published

    Comparative ten-vertex metallaborane chemistry: some nido-6-metalladecaboranes of tungsten, rhenium, ruthenium, osmium, and iridium; including the crystal and molecular structures of [6,6,6,6,6-(PMe2Ph)3H2-nido-6-WB9H13] and [6,6,6-(PMe2Ph)3-nido-6-OsB9H13]

    Beckett, M., Greenwood, N., Kennedy, J. D. & Thornton-Pett, M., 1986, In : Journal of the Chemical Society Dalton Transactions. 4, p. 795-801 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  22. Published

    Computational studies on gas phase polyborate anions

    Beckett, M. A., Davies, R. A. & Thomas, C. D., 22 Jun 2014, In : Computational and Theoretical Chemistry. 1044, p. 74-79

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  23. Published

    Computer simulation and solvatochromic studies of the solvation of a betaine in single and mixed solvent systems

    Dawber, J. G., Eternad, S. & Beckett, M., 1990, In : Journal of the Chemical Society: Faraday Transactions I. 86, 22, p. 3725-3729 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  24. Published

    Coordination chemistry of bis(3-aminopropyl)phenylphosphine (bap): reactions of bap with some d6 metal complexes of molybdenum(0), tungsten(0) and platinum(IV)

    Beckett, M., Cassidy, D. P. & Duffin, A. J., 1991, In : Inorganica Chimica Acta. 189, 2, p. 229-232 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  25. Published

    Copper(2+) complexes of hydroxyoxidoborates. Synthesis and characterization of two clusters containing the hexaborate(2-) ligand: [Cu(NH2CH2CH2NEt2){B6O7(OH)6}].5H2O and [Cu(NH3)2{B6O7(OH)6}].2H2O.

    Beckett, M., Altahan, M., Coles, S. J. & Horton, P. N., May 2019, In : Journal of Cluster Science. 30, 3, p. 599-605

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  26. E-pub ahead of print

    Copper(2+) complexes of hydroxyoxidopolyborates: Synthesis and characterization of [Cu(MeNHCH2CH2NMeH)2(H2O)2][B5O6(OH)4]2.2B(OH)3.

    Altahan, M. A., Beckett, M. A., Coles, S. J. & Horton, P. N., 20 Jun 2019, In : Phosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon and the Related Elements.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  27. Published

    Correlation of thallium–boron nuclear spin states by two-dimensional n.m.r. spectroscopy: magnitudes and relative signs of couplings nJ(205Tl–11B) in the nido-thallaundecaborane anion [Me2TlB10H12]–.

    Beckett, M. A., Kennedy, J. D. & Howarth, O. W., 1985, In : Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications. 13, p. 855-856 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  28. Published

    Crystal structure of tris (riphenylsiloxy)borane center dot triphenylsilanol(1 : 1) adduct

    Beckett, MA., Hibbs, D. E., Hursthouse, M. B., Abdul Malik, K. M., Owen, P. & Sukumar Varma, K., 1998, In : Journal of Chemical Crystallography. 28, 4, p. 277-281 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  29. Published

    Crystallographic and spectroscopic investigation of the stereochemistry of [MBr(CO)(3)L-2] (M = Mn, Re) complexes: crystal and molecular structures of [MBr(CO)(3)L-2] {M = Mn, L = P(C6H4Cl-4)(3), 1/2dppe, 1/2dppf, M = Re, L = P(C6H4OMe-4)(3), 1/2dppf}

    Beckett, M. A., Brassington, D. S., Coles, S. J., Gelbrich, T., Light, M. E. & Hursthouse, M. B., 15 Dec 2003, In : Journal of Organometallic Chemistry. 688, 1-2, p. 174-180

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  30. Published

    Cyclo-boratrisiloxane and cyclo-diboratetrasiloxane derivatives and their reactions with amines: crystal and molecular structure of (p-BrC6H4BO)(2)(Ph2SiO)(2)

    Beckett, M. A., Hibbs, D. E., Hursthouse, M. B., Malik K.M.A.*, N. V., Owen, P. & Varma, K. S., 15 Feb 2000, In : Journal of Organometallic Chemistry. 595, 2, p. 241-147

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  31. Published

    DFT studies on hexaborate(2-) and heptaborate(2-) anions

    Davies, R., Beckett, M. & Jones, C., 1 Apr 2016, In : Phosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon and the Related Elements. 191, 4, p. 633-637

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  32. Published

    Enantiomer Discriminating Dehydrogenation of (R,S)-(±)-1-Phenylethan-1-ol to Acetophenone Catalysed by Chiral Cobalt(II) Schiff's Base Complexes and Triphenylphosphine

    Beckett, M. & Homer, R. B., Dec 1986, In : Inorganica Chimica Acta. 122, 1, p. L5-L7

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  33. Equatorial and axial ligand effects in square planar Co(II) complexes catalysing the oxidation of 1-phenylethan-1-ol to acetophenone

    Beckett, M. & Homer, R. B., Aug 1986, In : Inorganica Chimica Acta. 118, 1, p. L11-L13

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  34. Published

    Formation of borosilicate glasses from silicon alkoxides and metaborate esters in dry non-aqueous solvents

    Beckett, M. A., Rugen-Hankey, M. P. & Varma, K. S., 15 Aug 2006, In : Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology. 39, 2, p. 95-101

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  35. Published

    Gels and polymeric materials from isocyanates and metaborate esters.

    Beckett, M. A., Rugen-Hankey, M. P. & Varma, K. S., 1 Jan 2002, In : Main Group Metal Chemistry. 25, p. 485-488

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  36. Published
  37. Published

    Identification and molecular structure of the eighteen-vertex macropolyhedral diplatinaoctadecaborane [(PMe2Ph)2Pt2B16H15(C6H4Me)(PMe2Ph)]

    Beckett, M., Greenwood, N., Kennedy, J. D., Salter, P. A. & Thornton-Pett, M., 1986, In : Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications. 7, p. 556-557 2 p.

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  38. Published
  39. Published

    Iodotris(triphenylphosphine)silver(I), [Ag(PPh(3))(3)I]

    Hibbs, DE., Hursthouse, MB., Malik, KMA. & Beckett, MA., 1996, In : Acta Crystallographica Section C Crystal Structure Communications. 52, p. 884-887 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  40. Published

    K(I)-M(II) (M=Co, Mn) heterometallic-(perfluorinated) organic frameworks containing inorganic layered K-O-M linkages: synthesis, crystal structure, and magnetic properties

    Yan, Q., Huang, X. C., Zhong, J., Gao, J., Chen, S. C., He, M. Y., Chen, Q. & Beckett, M. A., 30 Jun 2015, In : Journal of Coordination Chemistry. 68, 15, p. 2691-2702

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  41. Kinetics of the Co(II)(Salen) catalysed hydration of styrene to 1-phenylethan-l-ol in ethanol solution

    Beckett, M. A., 1989, In : Inorganica Chimica Acta. 157, 2, p. 171-174 4 p.

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  42. Published

    Lewis acidity in haloalkyl orthoborate and metaborate esters.

    Beckett, M. A., Rugen-Hankey, M. P., Strickland, G. C. & Varma, K. S., 1 Jan 2001, In : Phosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon and the Related Elements. 169, 1, p. 113-116

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  43. Published

    Lewis acidity of tris(pentafluorophenyl) borane: crystal and molecular structure of B(C(6)F(5))(3)center dot OPEt(3)

    Beckett, MA., Brassington, D. S., Coles, S. J. & Hursthouse, MB., 2000, In : Inorganic Chemistry Communications. 3, 10, p. 530-533 4 p.

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  44. Published

    Lewis acidity of tris(pentafluorophenyl) borane: crystal and molecular structure of B(C6F5)(3)center dot OPEt3

    Beckett, M. A., Brassington, D. S., Coles, S. J. & Hursthouse, M. B., 1 Oct 2000, In : Inorganic Chemistry Communications. 3, 10, p. 530-533

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  45. Published

    Ligand substitution reactions of metal and organometal carbonyls with group 15 and 16 donor ligands: Organometallic chemistry

    Beckett, M., 1990, In : Specialist Periodical Report. 19, p. 184-207 24 p.

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  46. Published

    Ligand substitution reactions of metal and organometal carbonyls with group V and group VI donor ligands: Organometallic Chemistry

    Beckett, M., 1991, In : Specialist Periodical Report. 20, p. 180-204

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  47. Published

    Ligand substitution reactions of metal and organometal carbonyls with group V and group VI donor ligands: Organometallic chemistry

    Beckett, M., 1992, In : Specialist Periodical Report. p. 180-205

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  48. Molecular structure of the 17-vertex conjuncto platinaheptadecaborane [(PPMe2Ph)(PtB16H18)]: a 16-vetex h6-hexadecaboranyl ligand

    Beckett, M., Crook, J., Greenwood, N., Kennedy, J. & McDonald, W., 1982, In : Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications. p. 552-553 2 p.

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  49. Published

    Nido-6-metalladecaborane chemistry: Molecular structure and fluxionality of [6,6,6,6-(CO)2(PPh3)2-nido-6-WB9H13]

    Drew, M. G. B., Baker, P., Beckett, M. & Severs, L. M., 1992, In : Polyhedron. 11, 24, p. 3095-3099 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  50. Accepted/In press

    Nomenclature for boranes and related species

    Beckett, M., Brellochs, B., Chizhevsky, I. T., Damhus, T., Hellwich, K-H., Kennedy, J. D., Laitinen, R., Powell, W. H., Rabinovich, D., Vinas, C. & Yerin, A., 27 Apr 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Pure and Applied Chemistry.

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