Dr Michael Laidlaw

Stipendiary Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry
  • W.M.Laidlaw, R.G.Denning, T.Verbiest, E.Chauchard and A.Persoons, Nature (1993), 363, 58-60.  Large second-order optical polarisabilities in mixed-valence metal complexes.
  • W.M.Laidlaw, R.G.Denning, T.Verbiest, E.Chauchard and A.Persoons, in Organic, Metallo-organic and Polymeric Materials for Nonlinear Optical Applications, Proc. SPIE -Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. (1994), 2143 14-19, (Ed. S. R. Marder and J. W. Perry).  Second-order nonlinearity in mixed-valence metal chromophores.
  • W.M.Laidlaw and R.G.Denning, J. Chem. Soc. Dalton Trans., (1994), 1987-1994.  Synthesis and characterisation of cyanide-bridged heterobinuclear mixed-valence compounds based on cyclopentadienylorganophosphine -ruthenium(II), -osmium(II) cyano and pentaammine -ruthenium(III), -osmium(III) moieties.
  • W.M.Laidlaw and R.G.Denning,  Inorg. Chim. Acta., (1996), 248, 51-58.  Heterobi-, tri- and tetra-metallic cyanide-bridged complexes based on pentacarbonylcyanochromate(0) and penta-, cis-tetra- and fac-tri-ammineruthenium(III) groups : Optical Metal-Metal Charge Transfer and Electrochemical Characteristics.
  • I.D.Morrison, R.G.Denning, W.M.Laidlaw and M.A.Stammers, Rev. Sci. Instrum., (1996), 67, 1445-1453.  The measurement of first hyperpolarisabilities by hyper-Rayleigh scattering.
  • G.Bublitz, W.M.Laidlaw, S.G.Boxer and R.G.Denning, J. Am. Chem. Soc., (1998), 120, 6068-6075.  Effective charge transfer distances in cyanide-bridged mixed-valence transition metal complexes.
  • W.M.Laidlaw, R.G.Denning, D.M.Murphy and J.C.Green, Dalton Trans., (2008), 6257-6264.  Solvent dependence of the g-anisotropy in the ESR of cyanide-bridged mixed-valence complexes.
  • W.M.Laidlaw and R.G.Denning, Chem. Commun. (2008), 1590-1592.  13C cyanide NMR studies in paramagnetic cyanide bridged mixed-valence compounds.
  • W.M. Laidlaw, A.L. Thompson and R.G. Denning, J. Chem. Soc. Dalton Trans., (2013) 4695-4703.  Solvent and metal dependent 1H NMR hyperfine shifts in paramagnetic pentaamminemetal cyanide-bridged mixed-valence complexes.
  • W.M.Laidlaw, R.G. Denning, J.C. Green, J. Boyd, J. Harmer and A.L. Thompson, Inorg. Chem. (2013), 52, 7280-7294.  140 H/D isotopomers identified by long-range NMR hyperfine shifts in ruthenium(III) ammine complexes. Hyperconjugation in Ru-NH3 bonding.