Dr Timothy J Prior

Dr Timothy Prior

Senior 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

Heterometallic cobalt(<scp>ii</scp>) calix[6 and 8]arenes: synthesis, structure and electrochemical activity

Ignaszak, A., Patterson, N., O'Brien, C., True, A., Elsegood, M. R. J., Prior, T. J., & Redshaw, C. (2022). Heterometallic cobalt(ii) calix[6 and 8]arenes: synthesis, structure and electrochemical activity. RSC advances, 12(19), 11672-11685. https://doi.org/10.1039/d2ra01009g

Expanding and quantifying the crystal chemistry of the flexible ligand 15aneN5

Shircliff, A. D., Davilla, D. J., Allbritton, E. M. A., Gorbet, M. J., Jones, D. G., Tresp, D. S., …Hubin, T. J. (2022). Expanding and quantifying the crystal chemistry of the flexible ligand 15aneN5. CrystEngComm, 24(6), 1218-1236. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1ce01534f

Pd-Immobilized Schiff Base Double-Layer Macrocycle: Synthesis, Structures, Peroxidase Mimic Activity, and Antibacterial Performance

Wang, K., Chen, K., Prior, T. J., Feng, X., & Redshaw, C. (2022). Pd-Immobilized Schiff Base Double-Layer Macrocycle: Synthesis, Structures, Peroxidase Mimic Activity, and Antibacterial Performance. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 14(1), 1423–1433. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.1c19795

Tethered ruthenium(II) ?6-arene complexes: assessing the potential of benzylic substituents to control metal-centred chirality, and applications in asymmetric transfer hydrogenations of ketones

Shroot, S., Prior, T. J., Wiles, C., & Murray, B. S. (2022). Tethered ruthenium(II) ?6-arene complexes: assessing the potential of benzylic substituents to control metal-centred chirality, and applications in asymmetric transfer hydrogenations of ketones. Journal of organometallic chemistry, 960, Article 122232. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jorganchem.2021.122232

pH-dependent concatenation of an inorganic complex results in solid state helix formation

Hoffer, E., Niebuhr, B. P., Pota, K., Schwartz, T. M., Burnett, M. E., Prior, T. J., …Green, K. N. (2022). pH-dependent concatenation of an inorganic complex results in solid state helix formation. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 531, Article 120740. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ica.2021.120740

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)

- Simon M Fellows, Synthesis of Novel Copper Coordination Compounds (2018)

- Ellis Marshall, 3D and 4D printing of metal-organic frameworks (2020)

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

MDPI Solids

2020

Member of editorial board of Solids

Technical Reviewer (Crystallography) Transition Metal Chemistry

2014

Co-Editor Acta Crystallographica E

2012 - 2019

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