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Cooperative heterometallic catalysts: balancing activity and control in PCL-block-PLA copolymer synthesis

​Maisarah Abdul Rahman, Thomas J. Neal, Jennifer A. Garden*, Chem. Commun2024, Advance Article.

A versatile modification strategy to enhance polyethylene properties through solution-state peroxide modifications

Utku Yolsal, Thomas J. Neal, James A. Richards, John R. Royer, Jennifer A. Garden*, Polym. Chem., 2024, 15, 1399-1412.

To Be or Not To Be… Cooperative? Trimetallic Catalysts for the Ring-Opening Polymerisation of Cyclic Esters

Phoebe A. Lowy, Maisarah Abdul Rahman, Gary S. Nichol, Carole A. Morrison, Jennifer A Garden*, ChemCatChem2023, e202301338.

Multi-stage, in-situ polymerisation for low-exotherm, liquid resin infusion of thick thermoplastic laminates at room temperature

Winifred Obande, Kit O'Rourke, Danijela Stankovic, Anna Lykkeberg, Jennifer A. Garden, Conchúr Ó Brádaigh, Dipa Ray*Composites Communications, 2023, 101788.

Thermal Reshaping as a Route for Reuse of End-of-Life Glass Fibre-Reinforced Acrylic Composites

Winifred Obande, Danijela Stankovic, Anku Bajpai, Machar Devine, Christian Wurzer, Anna Lykkeberg, Jennifer A. Garden, Conchúr M. Ó Brádaigh and Dipa Ray*, Composites, Part B2023, 257, 110662.

Main group metal polymerisation catalysts

Eszter Fazekas, Phoebe A. Lowy, Maisarah Abdul Rahman, Anna Lykkeberg, Yali Zhou, Raju Chambenahalli and  Jennifer A. Garden*, Chem. Soc. Rev.2022, 51, 8793-8814.

Salt Additives as Activity Boosters: A Simple Strategy to Access Heterometallic Cooperativity in Lactide Polymerisation

Weronika Gruszka and Jennifer A. Garden*, Chem. Commun.2022, 58, 1609-1612.

Zinc Reagents in Organic Synthesis

Eszter Fazekas, Phoebe A. Lowy, Maisarah Abdul Rahman and Jennifer A. Garden*, Reference Module in Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering, Elsevier, 2021.

Heterometallic Cooperativity in Divalent Metal ProPhenol Catalysts: Combining Zinc with Magnesium or Calcium for Cyclic Ester Ring-Opening Polymerisation

Weronika Gruszka, Haopeng Sha, Antoine Buchard and Jennifer A. Garden*, Catal. Sci. Technol. 2021, 12, 1070-1079.

Lithium Half-Salen Complexes: Synthesis, Structural Characterization and Studies as Catalysts for rac-Lactide Ring-Opening Polymerization

Yali Zhou, Gary S. Nichol,  and Jennifer. A. Garden*, Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2021, 5557–5568​.

Advances in Heterometallic Ring-opening (co)polymerisation Catalysis

​Weronika Gruszka, Jennifer A. Garden, Nature Communications, 2021, 12, 3252.

Dinuclear Ce(IV) Aryloxides: Highly Active Catalysts for Anhydride/Epoxide Ring-Opening Copolymerization

​Steven J. Gray, Karen Brown, Francis Y. T. Lam, Jennifer A. Garden, and Polly L. Arnold*, Organometallics, 2021, 40, 7, 948–958.

Cooperative Heterometallic Catalysts for Lactide Ring-Opening Polymerization: Combining Aluminum with Divalent Metals

Anand J. Gaston, Zoe Greindl, Carole A. Morrison, and  Jennifer A. Garden*, Inorg. Chem., 2021, 60, 2294–2303.

Combining Alkali Metals and Zinc to Harness Heterometallic Cooperativity in Cyclic Ester Ring-Opening Polymerisation

Weronika Gruszka, Anna Lykkeberg, Gary S. Nichol, Michael P. Shaver, Antoine Buchard, and Jennifer. A. Garden*, Chem. Sci., 2020, 11, 11785-11790

Electron Rich (Salen)AlCl Catalysts for Lactide Polymerisation: Investigation of the Influence of Regioisomers on the Rate and Initiation Efficiency

Annabel Rae, Anand J. Gaston, Zoe Greindl, and Jennifer. A. Garden*, Eur. Polym. J., 2020138, 109917.

In Situ Versus Isolated Zinc Catalysts in the Selective Synthesis of Homo and Multi-block Polyesters 

Weronika Gruszka, Leah C. Walker, Michael P. Shaver, and Jennifer A. Garden*, Macromolecules, 2020, 53, 11, 4294-4302.

Heterodinuclear Zinc and Magnesium Catalysts for Epoxide/CO2 Ring-Opening Copolymerizations

Gemma Trott, Jennifer A. Garden and Charlotte K Williams*, Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 4618.

Iron(III) Half Salen Catalysts for Atom Transfer Radical and Ring-Opening Polymerizations

Eszter Fazekas, Garry S. Nichol, Jennifer A. Garden*, and Michael P. Shaver*, ACS Omega, 2018, 3, 16945.

Di-​Zinc-​Aryl Complexes: CO2 Insertions and Applications in Polymerisation Catalysis

C. Romain, J. A. Garden, G. Trott, A. Buchard, A. J. P. White, C. K. Williams*, Chem. Eur. J., 201723, 7367.

Greater than the Sum of Its Parts: A Heterodinuclear Polymerization Catalyst

J. A. Garden, P. K. Saini, C. K. Williams*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015137, 15078.  

Dinuclear Zinc Salen Catalysts for the Ring Opening Copolymerization of Epoxides and Carbon Dioxide or Anhydrides

A. Thevenon, J. A. Garden, A. J. P. White, C. K. Williams*, Inorg. Chem., 201554, 11906.

Donor-Activated Lithiation and Sodiation of Trifluoromethylbenzene: Structural, Spectroscopic and Theoretical Insights
J. A. Garden, D. R. Armstrong, W. Clegg, J. García-Alvarez, E. Hevia, A. R. Kennedy, R. E. Mulvey*, S. D. Robertson, L. Russo, Organometallics, 2013, 32, 5481.  
Evaluating cis-2,6-Dimethylpiperidide (cis-DMP) as a Base Component in Lithium-Mediated Zincation Chemistry
D. R. Armstrong, J. A. Garden, A. R. Kennedy, S. M. Leenhouts, R. E. Mulvey*, C. T. O’Hara, P. O’Keefe, A. Steven, Chem. Eur. J., 2013, 19, 13492.
Modifying Alkylzinc Chemistry with 2,2’-Dipyridylamide: Activation of tBu-Zn Bonds Towards Para-Alkylation of Benzophenone
D. R. Armstrong, J. A. Garden, A. R. Kennedy, R. E. Mulvey*, S. D. Robertson, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 7190.
Dizincation of a 2-Substituted Thiophene:  Constructing a Novel Cage with a [16]crown-4 Zincocyclic Core
L. Balloch, J. A. Garden, A. R. Kennedy, R. E. Mulvey*, T. Rantanen, S. D. Robertson, V. Snieckus, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 6934.
Ambient Temperature Zincation of N-Boc Pyrrolidine and its Solvent Dependency
J. A. Garden, A. R. Kennedy, R. E. Mulvey*, S. D. Robertson, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 5265.


Improved Heterodinuclear Mixed Catalysts for CO2/Epoxide Copolymerisation 

P. K. Saini, C. Romain, J. A. Garden, C. K. Williams, Patent application number 1308978.4.

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