Dr David Turner

David Turner

ARC Future Fellow
MSci (Hons), PhD (London), MRSC, MRACI, CChem

Room: 123, Building 19
Phone: +61 3 9905 6293
Fax: +61 3 9905 4597
Email: David.Turner@monash.edu
Website: Monash University School of Chemistry profile
Turner Group Personal Website

Publications

Publications listed from present to 2007 (full publication list available through personal webpages).  Updated January 2013.  Number of citations listed in square brackets.  Total citations = 1338 (average = 20.27), h-index = 22.

Publication Highlights

  • Paper 27 featured on the cover of CrystEngComm. (2008, Issue 1, 10th Anniversary Promotional Issue) and was a top 10 most accessed on-line article in Dec ‘07.
  • Paper 32 was featured as a Chem. Commun. ‘Hot Article’ (see http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/Journals/cc/News/B800339D_Steed.asp) and was one of the highest online accessed articles of March 2008 (1,506 hits).
  • Paper 42 was featured as ‘Editor’s Choice’ in Science (31st July 2009).
  • Paper 57 was a Feature Article in Chemical Communications.
  • Paper 66 was featured as ‘Editor’s Choice’ in Science (4th January 2013)

Undergraduate Text-Book

“Core concepts in supramolecular chemistry and nanochemistry”.  J.W. Steed, D.R. Turner and K.J. Wallace, 2007, J. Wiley & Sons, Chichester.  ISBN 978-0-47085-867-7.

Research-Level Book

“Coordination polymers: Design, analysis and application”.  S.R. Batten, S.M. Neville and D.R. Turner, 2009, The Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge.  ISBN 978-0-85404-837-3.

Book Chapters

“Molecular containers: design approaches and applications”. D.R. Turner, A. Pastor, M. Alajarín and J.W. Steed, Structure and Bonding, vol. 108, 97-168, D.M.P. Mingos (Ed.), 2004, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg. DOI: 10.1007/b14138. [44]

“Structural coordination chemistry of small dicyanomethanide-based ligands”.  D.R. Turner and S.R. Batten, in ‘Coordination Chemistry Research Progress’, T.W. Cartere and K.S. Verley (Eds.), Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, 2008.

Scientific Papers

66. Aqueous molecular sieving and strong gas adsorption in highly porous MOFs with a facile synthesis. M. Majumder, P. Sheath, J.I. Mardel, T.G. Harvey, A.W. Thornton, A. Gonzago, D.F. Kennedy, I. Madsen, J.W. Taylor, D.R. Turner and M.R. Hill, Chem. Mater., 2012, 24, 4647-4652.
DOI: 10.1021/cm301726k.

65. Nitrile groups as hydrogen-bond acceptors in a donor-rich hydrogen-bonding network. D.R. Turner,* A.J. Edwards and R.O. Piltz, CrystEngComm, 2012, 14, 6447-6451. [0]

DOI: 10.1039/c2ce26052b.

64. LnIII2MnIII2 heterobimetallic "butterfly" complexes displaying antiferromagnetic coupling (Ln = Eu, Gd, Tb, Er). A.S.R. Chesman, D.R. Turner, K.J. Berry, N.F. Chilton, B. Moubaraki, K.S. Murray, G.B. Deacon and S.R. Batten, Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 11402-11412. [0]

DOI: 10.1039/C2DT31144E.

63. Tetradecanuclear polycarbonatolanthanoid clusters: diverse coordination modes of carbonate providing access to novel core geometries. A.S.R. Chesman, D.R. Turner, B. Moubaraki, K.S. Murray, G.B. Deacon and S.R. Batten, Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 10903-10909. [0]

DOI: 10.1039/C2DT31101A.

62. Synthesis and magnetic properties of a series of 3d/4f heterometallic trinuclear complexes incorporating in-situ ligand formation. A.S.R. Chesman, D.R. Turner, B. Moubaraki, K.S. Murray, G.B. Deacon and S.R. Batten, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2012, 389,99-106. [1]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ica.2012.01.038.

61. A simple route to full structural analysis of biophosphates and their application to materials discovery. M.R. Hill, T.J. Bastow, L. Bourgeois, D.R. Turner, A. Seeber, K. McBean and H.J. Whitfield, Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 5497-5501. [0]

DOI: 10.1039/C2DT00023G.

60. In-situ ligand formation in the synthesis of an octanuclear dysprosium double-cubane cluster displaying single molecule magnet features. A.S.R. Chesman, D.R. Turner, B. Moubaraki, K.S. Murray, G.B. Deacon and S.R. Batten, Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 3751-3757. [1]

DOI: 10.1039/C2DT11905F.

59. Two new 1D chains of Ni2Na2 heterometallic double half-cubane building units: Synthesis, structures and variable temperature magnetic study. K.C. Mondal, B. Gole, Y. Song, S.R. Batten, D.R. Turner and P.S. Mukherjee, J. Chem. Sci., 2011, 123, 807-818. [0]

58. Complexes of the hexa-nitrile dianion HCTMCP with neutral, chelating co-ligands: Synthesis, structure and magnetism. A.M. Kutasi, D.R. Turner, B. Moubaraki, S.R. Batten and K.S. Murray, Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 12358-12367. [0]

DOI: 10.1039/C1DT11369K.

57. The chemistry and complexes of heterofunctionalised polynitrile anions. D.R. Turner,* A.S.R. Chesman, G.B. Deacon and S.R. Batten, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 10189-10210. [0]

DOI: 10.1039/C1CC11909E.  

56. Coordination polymers of hexacyanotrimethylenecyclopropanediide and its monoanionic radical: Synthesis, structure and magnetic properties. A.M. Kutasi, D.R. Turner, P. Jensen, B. Moubaraki, S.R. Batten and K.S. Murray, Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50, 6673-6684. [1]

DOI: 10.1021/ic200591u.  

55. Spin crossover in di-, tri- and tetranuclear, mixed-ligand tris(pyrazolyl)methane iron(II) complexes. C.J. Schneider, B. Moubaraki, J.D. Cashion, D.R. Turner, B.A. Leita, S.R. Batten and K.S. Murray, Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 6939-6951. [1]

DOI: 10.1039/C0DT01725F.  

54. Spin crossover and solvate effects in 1D Fe(II) chain compounds containing bis-(dipyridylamine)-linked triazine ligand. T.M. Ross, D.R. Turner, B. Moubaraki, S.M. Neville, J.D. Cashion, G. Chastanet, J.-F. Letard, S.R. Batten and K.S. Murray, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2011, 1395-1417. [1]

DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201000876.  

53. Theoretical and experimental insights into mechanism of the nucleophilic addition of water and methanol to dicyanonitrosomethanide. E.I. Izgorodina, A.S.R. Chesman, D.R. Turner, G.B. Deacon and S.R. Batten, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2010, 114, 16517-16527. [1]

DOI: 10.1021/jp108550z.

52. Transformation of a 1D to 3D coordination polymer mediated by low temperature lattice solvent loss. A.S.R. Chesman, D.R. Turner, G.B. Deacon and S.R. Batten, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 4899-4901. [7]

DOI: 10.1039/C0CC00711K.

51. New approaches to 12-coordination: structural consequences of steric stress, lanthanoid contraction and hydrogen bonding. A.S.R. Chesman, D.R. Turner, G.B. Deacon and S.R. Batten, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2010, 2798-2812. [2]

DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201000257.

50. Di- and tri-ammonium salts of carbamoyldicyanomethanide, C(CN)2(CONH)2-. Towards organic layered architectures. D.R Turner* and S.R. Batten, Cryst. Growth Des., 2010, 10, 2501-2508. [2]

DOI: 10.1021/cg900783k.

49. 1D coordination polymers of Cu(II) and Cu(II) dimers with a dicyanomethanide ligand. D.R. Turner* and S.R. Batten, Polyhedron. 2010, 29, 333-341. Invited contribution for 'Young Investigators 2009' issue.
DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2009.05.063

48. Chains, helices, sheets and unusual 3D nets: Diverse structures of the flexible, ditopic ligand 1,2-bis(3-(4-pyridyl)pyrazolyl)ethane. A.S.R. Chesman, D.R. Turner, S.M. Neville, T.M. Ross, J. Lu, K.S. Murray and S.R. Batten, Polyhedron, 2010, 29, 2-9. [1]

DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2009.05.029.

47. Nucleophilic addition of water and alcohols to dicyanonitrosomethanide: ligands with diverse bonding modes in magnetically coupled d-block complexes. A.S.R. Chesman, D.R. Turner, B. Moubaraki, K.S. Murray, G.B. Deacon and S.R. Batten, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2010, 59-73.

DOI: 10.1002/ejic200900779.

46. Spin crossover in iron(III) Schiff-base 1-D chain complexes. T.R. Ross, S.M. Neville, B. Moubaraki, D. Innes, D.R. Turner and K.S. Murray, Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 149-159.

DOI: 10.1039/b913234a.

45. An octa-nuclear iron(III) cluster complex containing the nitroso-bridging ligand carbamoylcyanonitrosomethanide, C(CONH2)(NO)(CN)-. A.S.R. Chesman, D.R. Turner, B. Moubaraki, K.S. Murray, G.B. Deacon and S.R. Batten, Aust. J. Chem. 2009, 62, 1137-1141. [1]

DOI: 10.1071/CH09224.

44. Coordination polymers of nitrocyanamide, O2NNCN-.  Synthesis, structure and magnetism. A.M. Kutasi, D.R. Turner, P. Jensen, B. Moubaraki, S.R. Batten and K.S. Murray, CrystEngComm. 2009, 11, 2089-2095.

DOI: 10.1039/b905970a.

43. Three-centre, two-electron bonds in complexes of Mn, Ni, Co and Cd with 3-(4-benzonitrile)pyrazole scorpionates. Y.P. Prananto, D.R. Turner, M.B. Duriska, J. Lu and S.R. Batten, Inorg. Chim. Acta.  2009, 632, 4646-4650.

DOI: 10.1016/j.ica.2009.05.068.

42. Octapi Interactions: A Pd-based [2]-catenane driven by eight-fold pi interactions. J. Lu, D.R. Turner, L.P. Harding, L.R. Byrne, M.V. Baker and S.R. Batten, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 10372-10373.

DOI: 10.1021/ja9041912.

41. Hetero-ligand 'molecular stirrups' using flexible ditopic pyridyl-pyrazolyl ligands. J. Lu, D.R. Turner, L.P. Harding and S.R. Batten, Inorg. Chem. 2009, 48, 7525-7527. [1]

DOI: 10.1021/ic9010967.

40. Lanthaballs: Chiral, structurally layered polycarbonate tridecanuclear lanthanoid clusters. A.S.R. Chesman, D.R. Turner, B. Moubaraki, K.S. Murray, G.B. Deacon and S.R. Batten, Chem. Eur. J., 2009, 5203-5207. [5]

DOI: 10.1002/chem.200900400.

39. Metal promoted nucleophilic addition and cyclisation of diamines with dicyanonitrosomethanide, [C(CN)2(NO)]-.  A.S.R. Chesman, D.R. Turner, G.B. Deacon and S.R. Batten, Chem Asian J., 2009, 4, 761-769. [2]

DOI: 10.1002/asia.200800323.

38. Mono- and di-potassium derivatives of benzenepentacarboxylic acid.  D.R. Turner,* J. Strachan-Hatton and S.R. Batten, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem., 2009, 635, 439-444.

DOI: 10.1002/zaac.200801303.

37. Solvent-induced structural changes in complexes of 1,2-bis(3-(3-pyridyl)pyrazolyl)ethane. Y.P. Prananto, D.R. Turner, J. Lu and S.R. Batten,  Aust. J. Chem. 2009, 62, 108-114. [4]

DOI: 10.1071/ch08483.

36. Ammonium salts of carbamoyldicyanomethanide, C(CN)2(CONH2)-. Effects of hydrogen-bonding cations on anionic networks. D.R. Turner,* R. MacDonald, W.T. Lee and S.R. Batten, CrystEngComm., 2009, 11, 298-305. [5]

DOI: 10.1039/b815926b.

35. Destabilisation of a dual-synthon hydrogen-bonding motif by packing effects and competing hydrogen bond donors. D.R. Turner, S.N. Pek and S.R. Batten, CrystEngComm., 2009, 11, 87-93. [5]

DOI: 10.1039/b814158d.

34. A sheet of clusters: self-assembly of a (4,4) network of Fe10(III) clusters. D.R. Turner, S.N. Pek, B. Moubaraki, K.S. Murray and S.R. Batten,  Dalton Trans.  2008, 6877-6879. [10]

DOI: 10.1039/b815084b.

33. Gradual transition from NH∙∙∙pyridyl hydrogen bonding to the NH∙∙∙O tape synthon in pyridyl ureas. P. Byrne, D.R. Turner, G.O. Lloyd, N. Clarke and J.W. Steed, Cryst. Growth Des., 2008, 8, 3335-3344. [8]

DOI: 10.1021/cg800247f.

32. Pseudohalide-induced structural variations on hydrazone-based metal complexes: Synthesis, electrochemical study and structural aspects.  S. Banerjee, A. Ray, S. Sen, S. Mitra, D.L. Hughes, R.J. Butcher, S.R. Batten and D.R. Turner, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2008, 361, 2692-2700. [7]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ica.2008.01.019.

31. Amide-water hydrogen bond motifs in alkali-metal/crown ether complexes of carbamoyldicyanomethanide, C(CONH2)(CN)2-.  D.R. Turner, S.N. Pek and S.R. Batten, New J. Chem., 2008, 32, 719-726.[12]

DOI: 10.1039/b716191c.

30. Conformational control by 'zipping-up' and anion-binding in a unimolecular capsule. D.R. Turner, M.J. Paterson and J.W. Steed, Chem. Commun., 2008, 1395-1397. [14]

DOI: 10.1039/b800339d.

29. Synthesis, crystal structures and fluorescence properties of two new di- and polynuclear Cd(II) complexes with N2O donor set of a tridentate Schiff-base ligand. S. Basak, S. Sen, C. Marschner, J. Baumgartner, S.R. Batten, D.R. Turner and S. Mitra, Polyhedron, 2008, 27, 1193-1200. [8]

DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2007.12.005.

28. A guest-templated (6,3)-sheet constructed using asymmetric hydrogen-bonding anions.  D.R. Turner and S.R. Batten, CrystEngComm., 2008, 10, 170-172. [13]

DOI: 10.1039/b715135g.

27. Steric control of 4-connected network topology in hydrogen bonded coordination polymers. D.R. Turner, J. Strachn-Hatton and S.R. Batten, CrystEngComm, 2008, 10, 34-38. [9]

DOI: 10.1039/b711891k.

26. 'Heterotapes': A persistent dual-synthon hydrogen-bonding motif. D.R. Turner, S.N. Pek and S.R. Batten, Chem. Asian J., 2007, 2, 1534-1539. [14]

DOI: 10.1002/asia.200700208.

25. Structural diversity in rare-earth benzoate complexes: Part II - yttrium and terbium. G.B. Deacon, S. Hein, P.C. Junk, T. Justel, W. Lee and D.R. TurnerCrystEngComm., 2007, 9, 1110-1123. [4]

DOI: 10.1039/b708589c.

24. Tetramethylammonium hexanitratoneodymiate(III).  Structural diversity of the [Nd(NO3)6]3- anion within a single crystal.  A.S.R. Chesman, D.R. Turner, G.B. Deacon and S.R. Batten, J. Coord. Chem., 2007, 60, 2191-2196. [1]

DOI: 10.1080/00958970701258200.

23. Solvothermal vs. bench-top reactions: Control over the formation of discrete complexes and coordination polymers. A.S.R. Chesman, D.R. Turner, D.J. Price, B. Moubaraki, K.S. Murray, G.B. Deacon and S.R. Batten, Chem. Commun., 2007, 3541-3543. [15]

22. Ligand effects in the syntheses and structures of novel heteroleptic and homoleptic bismuth(III) formamidinate complexes. M. Brym, C.M. Forsyth, C. Jones, P.C. Junk, R.P. Rose, A. Stasch and D.R. TurnerDalton Trans., 2007, 3282-3288. [4]

DOI: 10.1039/b705202b.

21. Self-assembly of a nanoscopic Pt(II) double square cage. S. Ghosh, S.R. Batten, D.R. Turner and P.S. Mukherjee, Organomet., 2007, 26, 3252-3255. [10]

DOI: 10.1021/om0701571.

20. The magnetic and structural elucidation of 3,5-bis(2-pyridyl)-1,2,4-triazolate-bridged dinuclear iron(II) spin crossover compounds. C.J. Schneider, J.D. Cashion, B. Moubaraki, S.M. Neville, S.R. Batten, D.R. Turner and K.S. Murray, Polyhedron, 2007, 1764-1772. [9]

DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2006.09.003.

19. Self-assembly of a heterometallic molecular triangle using an ambidentate ligand and self-selection for a single linkage isomerism.  S. Ghosh, D.R. Turner, S.R. Batten and P.S. Mukherjee, Dalton Trans., 2007, 1869-1871. [18]

DOI: 10.1039/b702353g.

18. Structural diversity in rare-earth benzoate complexes: Part I - lanthanum. H. Busskamp, G.B. Deacon, M. Hilder, P.C. Junk, U.A. Kynast, W. Lee and D.R. Turner, CrystEngComm., 2007, 9, 393-410. [1]

DOI: 10.1039/b700980a.

17. Homoleptic 12-coordinate Lanthanoids with η2-Nitroso Ligands. A.S.R. Chesman, D.R. Turner, E.I. Izgorodina, S.R. Batten and G.B. Deacon, Dalton Trans., 2007, 1371-1373. [16]

DOI: 10.1039/b702473h.

16. Alkali-Metal Pyrazolate Complexes Containing Unusual Pyrazolato Coordination Modes. S. Beaini, G.B. Deacon, A. Erven, P.C. Junk and D.R. Turner, Chem. Asian J., 2007, 2, 539-550. [5]

DOI: 10.1002/asia.200700005.

15. catena-Poly[[copper(II)-bis(μ-3-carboxypyridine-2-carboxylato)-κ3N,O2:O3;κ3O3:N,O2] methanol disolvate]. D.R. Turner* and S.R. Batten, Acta Cryst., 2007, E63(2), m452-m454. [2]

DOI: 10.1107/S1600536807000499.