Chemistry

Tony D Keene

PhD, BSc (Hons)

Primary position:
Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow

Background

The University of Southampton

Tony Keene's Publications and Citation Metrics

Tony Keene graduated with a BSc.(Hons) in Chemistry from the University of Southampton in 2002. His PhD studies were under the direction of Dr Daniel Price, initially at Southampton and then moving to the University of Glasgow, from which he obtained his PhD in 2007 in the area of magnetic coordination polymers. Following this, he moved to the University of Bern in 2007 as a postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Silvio Decurtins, researching a wide range of magnetochemical systems and investigating multifunctional layered materials. In 2009, he began work as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Sydney with Prof. Cameron Kepert in the area of multifunctional metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), followed by a move in 2011 to the University of Adelaide to research porous MOFs.

He returned to Southampton in 2012 as a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow for a two-year research project into multifunctional magnetic frameworks.

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Publications

The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)

Key Publications

Keene, Tony D., D’Alessandro, Deanna M., Krämer, Karl W., Price, Jason R., Price, David J., Decurtins, Silvio and Kepert, Cameron J. (2012) [V16O38(CN)]9–: a soluble mixed-valence redox-active building block with strong antiferromagnetic coupling. Inorganic Chemistry, 51, (17), 9192-9199. (doi:10.1021/ic3001834).
Keene, Tony D., Rankine, Damien, Evans, Jack D., Southon, Peter D., Kepert, Cameron J., Aitken, Jade B., Sumby, Christopher J. and Doonan, Christian J. (2013) Solvent-modified dynamic porosity in chiral 3D kagome frameworks. Dalton Transactions (doi:10.1039/c3dt00096f). (PMID:23423162).
Keene, Tony D., Price, Daniel J. and Kepert, Cameron J. (2011) Laboratory-based separation techniques for insoluble compound mixtures: methods for the purification of metal–organic framework materials. Dalton Transactions, 40, (27), 7122-7126. (doi:10.1039/c1dt10251f).
Wu, Jin-Cai, Liu, Shi-Xia, Keene, Tony D., Neels, Antonia, Mereacre, Valeriu, Powell, Annie K. and Decurtins, Silvio (2008) Coordination chemistry of a pi-extended, rigid and redox-active tetrathiafulvalene-fused Schiff-base ligand. Inorganic Chemistry, 47, (8), 3452-3459. (doi:10.1021/ic800138x).
Keene, Tony D., Light, Mark E., Hursthouse, Michael B. and Price, Daniel J. (2011) Structure and magnetism of new hybrid cobalt hydroxide materials built from decorated brucite layers. Dalton Transactions, 40, (12), 2983. (doi:10.1039/C0DT01007C). (PMID:21327226).
Keene, Tony D., Zimmermann, Iwan, Neels, Antonia, Sereda, Olha, Hauser, Jürg, Bonin, Michel, Hursthouse, Michael B., Price, Daniel J. and Decurtins, Silvio (2010) Heterocyclic amine directed synthesis of metal(ii)-oxalates: investigating the magnetic properties of two complete series of chains with S = 5/2 to S = 1/2. [in special issue: Molecular Magnets] Dalton Transactions, 39, (20), 4937-4950. (doi:10.1039/b927522c).

Article

Rankine, Damien, Keene, Tony D., Sumby, Christopher J. and Doonan, Christian J. (2013) Chelation-driven fluorescence deactivation in three alkali earth metal MOFs containing 2,2′-dihydroxybiphenyl-4,4′-dicarboxylate. CrystEngComm, 15, (45), 9722-9728. (doi:10.1039/C3CE41253A).
Usov, Pavel M., Keene, Tony D. and D'Alessandro, Deanna M. (2013) A comparative study of the structural, optical, and electrochemical properties of squarate-based coordination frameworks. Australian Journal of Chemistry, 66, (4), 429-435. (doi:10.1071/CH12474).
Li, Feng, Clegg, Jack K., D'Alessandro, Deanna M., Goux-Capes, Laurence, Sciortino, Natasha F., Keene, Tony D. and Kepert, Cameron J. (2011) Self-assembled Co(ii) molecular squares incorporating the bridging ligand 4,7-phenanthrolino-5,6:5′,6′-pyrazine. Dalton Transactions, 40, (45), 12388-12393. (doi:10.1039/c1dt11254f). (PMID:22015544 ).
Keene, Tony D., Murphy, Michael J., Price, Jason R., Price, David J. and Kepert, Cameron J. (2011) A new modification of an old framework: Hofmann layers with unusual tetracyanidometallate groups. Dalton Transactions, 40, (43), 11621-11628. (doi:10.1039/c1dt11183c).
Keene, Tony D., Komm, Theresa, Hauser, Jürg and Krämer, Karl W. (2011) Two-dimensional coordination compounds based on Fe(II) and Co(III) hexacyanometallates with Cu(II)(dien) groups: structures and magnetic properties. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 373, (1), 100-106. (doi:10.1016/j.ica.2011.03.067).
Fessler, Gregor, Zimmermann, Iwan, Glatzel, Thilo, Gnecco, Enrico, Steiner, Pascal, Roth, Raphael, Keene, Tony D., Liu, Shi-Xia, Decurtins, Silvio and Meyer, Ernst (2011) Orientation dependent molecular friction on organic layer compound crystals. Applied Physics Letters, 98, (8), 083119-[3pp]. (doi:10.1063/1.3559227).
Baca, Svetlana G., Filippova, Irina G., Keene, Tony D., Botezat, Olga, Malaestean, Iurii L., Stoeckli-Evans, Helen, Kravtsov, Victor Ch., Chumacov, Iurii, Liu, Shi-Xia and Decurtins, Silvio (2011) Iron(III)-pivalate-based complexes with tetranuclear {Fe4(μ3-O)2}8+ cores and n-donor ligands: formation of cluster and polymeric architectures. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2011, (3), 356-367. (doi:10.1002/ejic.201000838).
Keene, Tony D., Zimmermann, Iwan, Neels, Antonia, Sereda, Olha, Hauser, Jürg, Liu, Shi-Xia and Decurtins, Silvio (2010) Crystal engineering of a series of arylammonium copper(II) malonates. Crystal Growth & Design, 10, (4), 1854-1859. (doi:10.1021/cg9015349).
Constable, Edwin C., Decurtins, Silvio, Housecroft, Catherine E., Keene, Tony D., Palivan, Cornelia G., Price, Jason R. and Zampese, Jennifer A. (2010) Half a grid is better than no grid: competition between 2,2′:6′,2′′-terpyridine and 3,6-di(pyrid-2-yl)pyridazine for copper(ii). Dalton Transactions, 39, (9), 2337-2343. (doi:10.1039/b923729a). (PMID:20162207).
Beves, Jonathon E., Constable, Edwin C., Decurtins, Silvio, Dunphy, Emma L., Housecroft, Catherine E., Keene, Tony D., Neuburger, Markus, Schaffner, Silvia and Zampese, Jennifer A. (2009) Structural diversity in the reactions of 4′-(pyridyl)-2,2′:6′,2″-terpyridine ligands and bis{4′-(4-pyridyl)-2,2′:6′,2″-terpyridine}iron(II) with copper(II) salts. CrystEngComm, 11, (11), 2406-2416. (doi:10.1039/b909639f).
Keene, Tony D., Deng, Yu-Heng, Li, Feng-Ge, Ding, Yan-Feng, Wu, Biao, Liu, Shi-Xia, Ambrus, Christina, Waldmann, Oliver, Decurtins, Silvio and Yang, Xiao-Juan (2009) Magnetostructural investigations into an S=1/2 sheet and a tetranuclear butterfly cluster. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 362, (7), 2265-2269. (doi:10.1016/j.ica.2008.10.009).
Yi, Chenyi, Blum, Carmen, Liu, Shi-Xia, Keene, Tony D., Frei, Gabriela, Neels, Antonia and Decurtins, Silvio (2009) Isolable zwitterionic pyridinio-semiquinone π-radicals: mild and efficient single-step access to stable radicals. Organic Letters, 11, (11), 2261-2264. (doi:10.1021/ol900559p).
Keene, Tony D., Hursthouse, Michael B. and Price, Daniel J. (2009) Two-dimensional metal−organic frameworks: a system with competing chelating ligands. Crystal Growth & Design, 9, (6), 2604-2609. (doi:10.1021/cg800769z).
Li, Jin-Tang, Keene, Tony D., Cao, Deng-Ke, Decurtins, Silvio and Zheng, Li-Min (2009) [M(OOCC6H4PO3H)(H2O)] (M(II) = Mn, Co, Ni): layered metal phosphonates showing variable magnetic behavior. CrystEngComm, 11, (7), 1255-1260. (doi:10.1039/b820935a).
Baca, Svetlana G., Malaestean, Iurii L., Keene, Tony D., Adams, Harry, Ward, Michael D., Hauser, Jürg, Neels, Antonia and Decurtins, Silvio (2008) One-dimensional manganese coordination polymers composed of polynuclear cluster blocks and polypyridyl linkers: structures and properties. Inorganic Chemistry, 47, (23), 11108-11119. (doi:10.1021/ic8014145).
Deng, Yu-Heng, Liu, Juan, Wu, Biao, Ambrus, Christina, Keene, Tony D., Waldmann, Oliver, Liu, Shi-Xia, Decurtins, Silvio and Yang, Xiao-Juan (2008) Comparing models for S = 1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnetic chains: the validity of different approaches for describing a one-dimensional coordination polymer, [CuII(HL)2(4,4'-bpy)]n·2nH2O(H2L = 3-nitrophthalic acid, bpy = bipyridine). European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2008, (10), 1712-1718. (doi:10.1002/ejic.200701134).
Zimmermann, Iwan, Keene, Tony D., Neels, Antonia and Decurtins, Silvio (2008) Di-mu-acetato-mu-aqua-bis[acetatobis(1H-benzimidazole)cobalt(II)]. Acta Crystallographica Section E Structure Reports Online, 64, (6), m845-m846. (doi:10.1107/S1600536808015596).
Beves, Jonathon E., Constable, Edwin C., Decurtins, Silvio, Dunphy, Emma L., Housecroft, Catherine E., Keene, Tony D., Neuburger, Markus and Schaffner, Silvia (2008) Homoleptic metal complexes of 4′-(5-pyrimidinyl)-2,2′:6′,2″-terpyridine: tetrafurcated expanded ligands. CrystEngComm, 10, 986-990. (doi:10.1039/B807193B).
Shemsi, Ahsan M., Ali, Bassam El, Ziq, Khalil A., Morsy, Mohamed, Keene, Tony D., Decurtins, Silvio and Fettouhi, Mohammed (2007) Mixed-ligand platinum and palladium complexes based on dinitrogen chelating ligands and a pyridine bearing the nitronylnitroxide radical. Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 10, (11), 1355-1359. (doi:10.1016/j.inoche.2007.08.013).
Keene, Tony D., Hursthouse, Michael B. and Price, Daniel J. (2006) Poly[methylamine-μ-oxalato-copper(II)]. Acta Crystallographica Section E Structure Reports Online, 62, (6), m1373-m1375. (doi:10.1107/S1600536806016679).
Keene, Tony D., Hursthouse, Michael B. and Price, Daniel J. (2004) 1,4-Diazoniabicyclo[2.2.2]octane aquabis(oxalato-κ2O,O′)copper(II) dihydrate. Acta Crystallographica Section E Structure Reports Online, 60, (4), m378-m380. (doi:10.1107/S1600536804005033).
Keene, Tony D., Hursthouse, Michael B. and Price, Daniel J. (2004) Tetra-n-butylamine(carbonato-κ2O,O′)cobalt(III)n-butylcarbamate dihydrate. Acta Crystallographica Section E Structure Reports Online, 60, (4), m381-m383. (doi:10.1107/S1600536804005070).
Keene, Tony D., Ogilvie, Helen R., Hursthouse, Michael B. and Price, Daniel J. (2004) One-dimensional magnetism in new, layered structures: piperazine-linked copper and nickel oxalate chains. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, (5), 1007-1013. (doi:10.1002/ejic.200300592).
Keene, Tony D., Hursthouse, Michael B. and Price, Daniel J. (2004) Stabilization of discrete [Cu(C2O4)2(H2O)2]2— dianions in the solid state by an extensive hydrogen bonded network. Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie, 630, (3), 350-352. (doi:10.1002/zaac.200300373).
Keene, Tony D., Hursthouse, Michael B. and Price, Daniel J. (2004) Ferromagnetic coupling in a heptanuclear nickel cluster with a vertex-shared dicubane structure. New Journal of Chemistry, 28, (5), 558-561. (doi:10.1039/b315323a).
Keene, Tony D., Hursthouse, Michael B. and Price, Daniel J. (2003) trans-Bis(2-aminoanilinium-κN2)bis(oxalato-κ2O,O′)copper(II). Acta Crystallographica Section E Structure Reports Online, 59, (12), m1131-m1133. (doi:10.1107/S1600536803025613).
 

Research

Research Interests

My research focusses on the design, synthesis and utilisation of multifunctional molecular magnets as probes for properties and phenomena in paramagnetic metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and other molecular magnets and also for their intrinsic magnetic properties. A major component of this research is the rational design and engineering of MOF architectures to provide the conditions required for the desired magnetic behaviour expected from the framework.

My interest in magnetism allows me to interact with researchers worldwide and in February 2014, I was part of the organising committee for the SANZMAG-1 workshop (Southampton-Australia-New Zealand Workshop on Molecular Magnetism) in Sydney, bringing together investigators in the field from the Australasian region.

An offshoot of MOF research is in the separation of insoluble materials – chromatography, distillation and recrystallisation are rarely your friends in this field, so I have investigated various methods of separating solid mixtures, drawing on techniques from archaeology, chemical industry and the distant past in order to produce pure materials for characterisation.

Primary research group:  Molecular Assembly, Function and Structure

Teaching Responsibilities

I teach a component of CHEM6106 Functional materials, concentrating on techniques for the separation of insoluble materials and an introduction to molecular magnetism.

Contact

Dr Tony D Keene
Chemistry
University of Southampton
Highfield
Southampton
SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 27/3035

Telephone: (023) 8059 6762
Email: T.D.Keene@soton.ac.uk