28. Structural, theoretical and spectroscopic characterisation of a series of novel gold(I)-norbornene complexes supported by phenantrolines: effects of the supporting ligand: M.A. Cinellu, M. Arca, F. Ortu, S. Stoccoro, A.Zucca, A. Pintus, L. Maiore, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2019, DOI:10.1002/ejic.201901116.

27. Studies of Hysteresis and Quantum Tunnelling of the Magnetisation in Dysprosium(III) Single Molecule Magnets: F. Ortu, D. Reta, Y.-S. Ding, C.A.P. Goodwin, M.P. Gregson, E.J.L. McInnes, R.E.P. Winpenny, Y.-Z. Zheng, S.T. Liddle, D.P. Mills, N.F. Chilton, Dalton Trans.2019, 48, 8541, DOI: 10.1039/C9DT01655D; ChemRxiv, 2018, DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv.6790568. Assigned as Hot Article by the journal. 
26. Light Lanthanide Metallocenium Cations Exhibiting Weak Equatorial Interactions: J. Liu, D. Reta, J. Cleghorn, Y.X. Yeoh, F. Ortu, C.A.P. Goodwin, N.F. Chilton, D.P. Mills, Chem. Eur. J., 2019, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201901167. Assigned as Hot Paper by the journal.
25. Field- and temperature-dependent quantum tunnelling of the magnetisation in a large 2 barrier single-molecule magnet: Y.S. Ding, K.-X. Yu, D. Reta, F. Ortu, R.E.P. Winpenny, Y.Z. Zheng, N.F. Chilton, Nature Commun., 20189, 3134, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-05587-6.

24. New Variations on the Theme of Gold(III) C∧N∧N Cyclometalated Complexes as Anticancer Agents: Synthesis and Biological Characterization: S. Carboni, A. Zucca, S. Stoccoro, L. Maiore, M. Arca, F. Ortu, C. Artner, B.K. Keppler, S.M. Meiere-Menches, A. Casini, M.A. Cinellu, Inorg. Chem., 2018, 57, 14852, DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b02604.

23. Terbocenium: completing a heavy lanthanide metallocenium cation family with an alternative anion abstraction strategy: C.A.P. Goodwin, D. Reta, F. Ortu, J. Liu, N.F. Chilton, D.P. Mills, Chem Commun., 201854, 9182, DOI: 10.1039/C8CC05261A. Highlighted in: Chemistry World.

22. Uranyl-tri-bis(silyl)amide Alkali Metal Contact and Separated Ion Pair Complexes: P. Cobb, D. J. Moulding, F. Ortu, S. Randall, A. J. Wooles, L. S. Natrajan, S. T. Liddle, Inorg. Chem., 201857, 6571, DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b00715.

21. Synthesis and structural characterization of lanthanum and cerium substituted cyclopentadienyl borohydride complexes: F. Ortu, D. Packer, J. Liu, M. Burton, A. Formanuik, D. P. Mills, J. Organomet. Chem., 2018857, 45, DOI: 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2017.09.010.

20. The performance of density functional theory for the description of ground and excited state properties of inorganic and organometallic uranium compounds: D. Reta, F. Ortu, S. Randall, D. P. Mills, N. F. Chilton, R. E. P. Winpenny, L. Natrajan, B. Edwards, N. Kaltsoyannis, J. Organomet. Chem., 2018857, 58, DOI: 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2017.09.021.

19. Thorium(IV) alkyl synthesis from a thorium(III) cyclopentadienyl complex and an N-heterocyclic olefin: J. Liu, J. A. Seed, A. Formanuik, F. Ortu, A. J. Wooles, D. P. Mills, S. T. Liddle, J. Organomet. Chem., 2018857, 75, DOI: 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2017.08.015.

18. Molecular magnetic hysteresis at 60 kelvin in dysprosocenium: C. A. P. Goodwin, F. Ortu, D. Reta, N. F. Chilton, D. P. Mills, Nature, 2017548, 439, DOI: 10.1038/nature23447. Assigned as Hot Paper: Cited in the top 0.1& of the field of Chemistry in March/April 2018. Highlighted in: Nature News and Views (2017, 548, 439), Chem. Eng. News (2017, 95(35), 7), Chemistry World, New Scientist, Phys.org, Nature Research Chemistry Community, Compound of Interest.

17. Synthesis and Electronic Structures of Heavy Lanthanide Metallocenium Cations: C.A.P. Goodwin, D. Reta, F. Ortu, N.F. Chilton, D.P. Mills, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017139, 18714, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b11535.

16. Yttrium Methanide and Methanediide Bis(silyl)amide Complexes: F. Ortu, M. Gregson, A. Wooles, D.P. Mills, S.T. Liddle, Organometallics, 201736, 4584, DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00394.

15. Analysis of Lanthanide-Radical Magnetic Interactions in Ce(III) 2,2′-Bipyridyl Complexes: F. Ortu, J. Liu, M. Burton, J. M. Fowler, A. Formanuik, M.-E. Boulon, N. Chilton, D. P. Mills, Inorg. Chem., 201756, 2496, DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b02683.

14. Actinide covalency measured by pulsed electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy: A. Formanuik, A.-M. Ariciu, F. Ortu, R. Beekmeyer, A. Kerridge, F. Tuna, E. J. McInnes, D. P. Mills, Nature Chem., 20179, 578, DOI: 10.1038/nchem.2692.

13. Double Reduction of 4,4′-Bipyridine and Reductive Coupling of Pyridine by a Thorium(III) Complex: A. Formanuik, F. Ortu, J. Liu, L. E. Nodaraki, F. Tuna, A. Kerridge, D. P. Mills Chem. Eur. J., 201723, 2290, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201605974.

12. SmCpR2-mediated cross-couplings: A sequential one-pot approach to complex cycloheptanols using two tailored Sm(II) reagents: M. Plesniak, X. Just-Baringo, F. Ortu, D. P. Mills, D. J. Procter, Chem. Commun., 201652, 13503, DOI: 10.1039/C6CC07318B.

11. Concomitant Carboxylate and Oxalate Formation from the Activation of CO2 by a Thorium(III) Complex: A. Formanuik, F. Ortu, C. J. Inman, A. Kerridge, L. Castro, L. Maron, D. P. Mills, Chem. Eur. J., 201622, 17976, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201604622.

10. Optical Properties of Heavily Fluorinated Lanthanide Tris α-Diketonate Phosphine Oxide Adducts: A. N. Swinburne, M. H. Langford-Paden, T. L. Chan, S. Randall, F. Ortu, A. M. Kenwright, L. S. Natrajan, Inorganics, 20164, 27, DOI: 10.3390/inorganics4030027.

9. Salt metathesis versus protonolysis routes for the synthesis of silylamide Hauser base (R2NMgX; X = halogen) and amido-Grignard (R2NMgR) complexes: C. A. P. Goodwin, A. Smith, F. Ortu, I. J. Vitorica-Yrezabal, D. P. Mills, Dalton Trans., 201645, 6004, DOI: 10.1039/C5DT02535D.

8. White phosphorous activation by a Th(III) complex: A. Formanuik, F. Ortu, R. Beekmeyer, A. Kerridge, R. W. Adams, D. P. Mills, Dalton Trans., 201645, 2390, DOI: 10.1039/C5DT04528B.

7. Synthesis and Reactivity of a Cerium(III) Scorpionate Complex Containing a Redox Non-Innocent 2,2′-Bipyridine Ligand: F. Ortu, H. Zhu, M.-E. Boulon, D. P. Mills, Inorganics, 20153, 534, DOI: 10.3390/inorganics3040534.

6. A Structural Investigation of Heteroleptic Lanthanide Substituted Cyclopentadienyl Complexes: F. Ortu, J. M. Fowler, M. Burton, A. Formanuik, D. P. Mills, New J. Chem., 201539, 7633, DOI: 10.1039/C5NJ00761E.

5. Homoleptic Trigonal Planar Lanthanide Complexes Stabilized by Superbulky Silylamide Ligands: C. A. P. Goodwin, K. C. Joslin, S. Lockyer, A. Formanuik, G. A. Morris, F. Ortu, I. Vitorica-Yrezabal, D. P. Mills, Organometallics, 201534, 2314, DOI: 10.1021/om501123e.

4. Tuning Coordination in s-Block Carbazol-9-yl Complexes Through Manipulation of Ligand Sterics: F. Ortu, G. J. Moxey, A. J. Blake, W. Lewis, D. Kays, Chem. Eur. J., 201521, 6949, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201406490.

3. Synthesis and characterisation of magnesium complexes containing sterically demanding N,N′-bis(aryl)amidinate ligands: G. J. Moxey, F. Ortu, L. G. Sidley, H. N. Strandberg, A. J. Blake, W. Lewis, D. Kays, Dalton Trans., 201443, 4838, DOI:

2. Alkaline earth complexes of silylated aminopyridinato ligands: homoleptic compounds and heterobimetallic coordination polymers: F. Ortu, G. J. Moxey, A. J. Blake, W. Lewis, D. Kays, Inorg. Chem., 201352, 12429, DOI: 10.1021/ic4012923.

1. Structural diversity in alkali metal complexes of sterically demanding carbazol-9-yl ligands: R. S. Moorhouse, G. J. Moxey, F. Ortu, T. J. Reade, W. Lewis, A. J. Blake, D. Kays, Inorg. Chem., 201352, 2678, DOI: 10.1021/ic302727w.
2. A Double-Dysprosocenium Single-Molecule Magnet Bound Together with Neutral Ligands: P. Evans, D. Reta, C.A.P. Goodwin, F. Ortu, N.F. Chilton, D.P. Mills, ChemRxiv, 2019, DOI:10.26434/chemrxiv.10312304v1.
1. Zero-Field Quantum Tunneling of the Magnetization in a Series of High Energy-Barrier Dysprosium (III) Single-Molecule Magnets: F. Ortu, D. Reta, Y-S. Ding, C.A.P. Goodwin, M.P. Gregson, E.J.L. McInnes, R.E.P. Winpenny, Y.-Z. Zheng, S.T. Liddle, D.P. Mills, N.F. Chilton, ChemRxiv2018, DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv.6790568.
Reviews and book chapters (go back to the top)
2. Low coordinate rare earth and actinide complexes: F. Ortu, D.P. Mills, Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths, 2019, DOI: 10106/bs.hpcre.2019.05.001.
1. New Vistas in the Molecular Chemistry of Thorium: Low Oxidation State Complexes: F. Ortu, A. Formanuik, J.R Innes, D.P. Mills, Dalton Trans.201645, 7537, DOI: 10.1039/B904318G. Assigned as Hot Paper by the journal.
Other articles and publications (go back to the top)
1. Unlocking the potential for thorium nuclear power: A. Formanuik, F. Ortu, D.P. Mills, Materials World, 2017. Materials World Magazine website