Richard A. Walton

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Chemistry Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, United States 
Area:
synthesis, structure and reactivity of transition metal halides, hydrides, carboxylates and phosphine complexes
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Dick Walton hails from England where he was born in 1939 on the Isle of Wight. He received his B.Sc. (Honors) and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Southampton, England, in 1961 and 1964, and followed this with a stint as a Science Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Manchester where he worked with Prof. Jack Lewis (The Lord Lewis) from 1964 to 1965. He spent the following year as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at MIT with Prof. F. Albert Cotton.

His first faculty position was at Reading University, England, from 1966 to 1969, whereupon he returned to the United States to take up an appointment as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Purdue University. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1970 and to Full Professor in 1974. He served as Associate Head of the Chemistry Department from 1978 to 1983, and he served as Head from April 1993 until July 2001. He was named to the John A. Leighty Distinguished Professorship in 1994.

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David E. Wigley grad student 1983 Purdue
Kim R. Dunbar grad student 1984 Purdue
Sophia S. Lau grad student 1993-1999 Purdue
Jitendra Kumar Bera post-doc 1999-2000 Purdue
Ganesan Mani post-doc 2000-2002 Purdue
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Maverick AW, Hammer RP, Arnold JA, et al. (2014) Quadruply Metal-Metal Bonded Complexes of Rhenium(III) Inorganic Syntheses. 36: 223-228
Walton RA, Fanwick PE, Girolami GS, et al. (2014) Tetra(Acetato)Dimolybdenum(II) Inorganic Syntheses. 36: 79-82
Walton RA. (2005) Forty years of metal-metal multiple bond chemistry and counting. The extraordinary legacy of Professor F. Albert Cotton Journal of Cluster Science. 16: 115-116
Serwinski PR, Esat B, Lahti PM, et al. (2004) Photolysis and oxidation of azidophenyl-substituted radicals: delocalization in heteroatom-based radicals. The Journal of Organic Chemistry. 69: 5247-60
Chapyshev SV, Walton R, Serwinski PR, et al. (2004) Quintet state electron spin resonance spectra of pyridyldinitrenes Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 108: 6643-6649
Chattopadhyay S, Fanwick PE, Walton RA. (2004) The reactions of 2-hydroxypyridine ligands with Re2Cl 4(μ-dppm)2 (dppm=Ph2PCH2PPh 2) that lead to 2-pyridonate complexes Inorganica Chimica Acta. 357: 764-768
Walton RA. (2004) Higher nuclearity rhenium halide clusters that contain re-re multiple bonds Journal of Cluster Science. 15: 559-588
Chattopadhyay S, Fanwick PE, Walton RA. (2003) Reactions of the dirhenium(II) complex Re2Cl4(mu-dppm)2 with pyridinecarboxylic acids. Examples of bidentate O,O versus N,O coordination and tridentate O,N,O coordination and structural isomers that contain the pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylate ligand. Inorganic Chemistry. 42: 5924-31
Ganesan M, Shih KY, Fanwick PE, et al. (2003) Complexation of the triply-bonded dirhenium(II) complex Re(2)Cl(4)(mu-dppm)(2) (dppm = Ph(2)PCH(2)PPh(2)) by up to three acetylene molecules. Inorganic Chemistry. 42: 1241-7
Ganesan M, Fanwick PE, Walton RA. (2003) A novel example of the reductive cyclization of a diyne at a Re-Re triple bond: The reaction of Re2Cl4(μ-dppm)2 with 1,7-octadiyne Organometallics. 22: 870-872
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