Dr Timothy J Prior

Dr Timothy Prior

Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Qualifications

  • PhD (University of Oxford)

Summary

Tim read Chemistry at Oxford and undertook a DPhil in Materials Chemistry (Homochiral Coordination Polymers) under Professor Matt Rosseinsky.

He carried out postdoctoral work with Professor Peter Battle into anisotropic oxides and metal nitrides, discovering a facile route to filled ß-manganese and ?-carbide interstitial nitrides.

Before coming to Hull, Tim was Station Scientist (XRD) at the SRS, Daresbury.

He is currently engaged in structural analysis using single-crystal and powder diffraction for a huge range of different compounds: MOFs, coordination compounds, organometallics, pharmaceuticals.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Synthesis, characterisation and ROP catalytic evaluation of Cu(II) complexes bearing 2,2'-diphenylglycine-derived moieties

Alshamrani, A. F. A., Santoro, O., Ounsworth, S., Prior, T. J., Stasiuk, G. J., & Redshaw, C. (2021). Synthesis, characterisation and ROP catalytic evaluation of Cu(II) complexes bearing 2,2'-diphenylglycine-derived moieties. Polyhedron, 195, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.poly.2020.114977

Vanadium complexes derived from oxacalix[6]arenes: structural studies and use in the ring opening homo-/co-polymerization of e-caprolactone/d-valerolactone and ethylene polymerization

Xing, T., Prior, T. J., Elsegood, M. R. J., Semikolenova, N. V., Soshnikov, I. E., Bryliakov, K. P., …Redshaw, C. (2021). Vanadium complexes derived from oxacalix[6]arenes: structural studies and use in the ring opening homo-/co-polymerization of e-caprolactone/d-valerolactone and ethylene polymerization. Catalysis science & technology, 11(2), 624-636. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0cy01979h

Iron(III), cobalt(II) and zinc(II) coordination compounds with a carboximidamide ligand: Synthesis, structures and properties

Eya'ane Meva, F., Prior, T. J., Evans, D. J., Shah, S., & Cespedes, O. (2020). Iron(III), cobalt(II) and zinc(II) coordination compounds with a carboximidamide ligand: Synthesis, structures and properties. Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 121, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.inoche.2020.108196

Rare-earth metal complexes derived from the acids Ph2C(X)CO2H (X= OH, NH2): Structural and ring opening polymerization (ROP) studies.

Collins, J., Santoro, O., Prior, T. J., Chen, K., & Redshaw, C. (2021). Rare-earth metal complexes derived from the acids Ph2C(X)CO2H (X= OH, NH2): Structural and ring opening polymerization (ROP) studies. Journal of molecular structure, 1224, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molstruc.2020.129083

Mechanistic in situ and ex situ studies of phase transformations in molecular co-crystals

Clout, A. E., Buanz, A. B., Pang, Y., Tsui, W. M., Yan, D., Parkinson, G., …Williams, G. R. (2020). Mechanistic in situ and ex situ studies of phase transformations in molecular co-crystals. Chemistry : a European journal, 26(64), 14645-14653. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.202002267

Postgraduate supervision

Tim welcomes PhD applications in any aspect of structural science involving structure determination and structure-property relationships. eg MOFs, co-crystals, crystal engineering, metal oxides and nitrides.

Completed PhDs

- Rebecca L. Kift, Intermetallic Compounds by Reductive Annealing (2010)

- Kreshnik Hoxha, DNA Based in Crystal Engineering (2014)

Current PhD supervisions

- Simon M Fellows, Synthesis of Novel Copper Coordination Compounds (2014- )

Committee/Steering group role

Chair EPSRC Crystallography Service Strategy and Management Panel

2017 - 2021

Conference attendance

Invited member of British delegation at the Opening Ceremony to mark the International Year of Crystallography (2014) (UN, Paris)

2014

External examiner role

UCLan External Examiner Undergraduate Chemistry Programmes

2016 - 2020

Honorary position

Adjunct Professor University of Chiang Mai

2011

Journal editorial role

Technical Reviewer (Crystallography) Transition Metal Chemistry

2014

Co-Editor Acta Crystallographica E

2012

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Royal Society of Chemistry

2011

British Crystallographic Association

2005

Research assessment service

Panel member for The Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS) Evaluation of the research

2020

Panel member for The Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS) Evaluation of the research

2015

EPRSC Peer Review College

2011