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Department of Chemistry
 David C. Liles
 

Tel: 012 420 3091
Email: dave.liles@up.ac.za
Office: NW1, 3-41

Position:  Structural Crystallography Facility Manager
Academic qualifications: BSc Honours (Chemistry), Loughborough University (U.K.)

Research interests: Inorganic and organometallic crystal structures.

Publications over the past five years:

Journal articles:

Recent advances in the field of multicarbene and multimetal carbene complexes of the Fischer-type.
Daniela I. Bezuidenhout, Simon Lotz, David C. Liles and Belinda van der Westhuizen, Coordination Chem. Rev., 2011, submitted for publication.

Redetermination of the structure of 5c pyrrhotite at low temperature and at room temperature
David C. Liles and Johan P. R. de Villiers, American Mineralogist, 2011, submitted for publication.

Rhenium ethoxy- and hydroxycarbene complexes with thiophene substituents
Simon Lotz, Marilé Landman, Andrew J. Olivier, Daniela I. Bezuidenhout, David C. Liles and Eric R. Palmer, Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 9394-9403.

Multimetal Fischer carbene complexes of Group VI transition metals: synthesis, structure and substituent effect investigation
Daniela I. Bezuidenhout, Werner Barnard, Belinda van der Westhuizen, Elisia van der Watt and David C. Liles, Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 6711-6721.

Synthesis, Characterization and Structural Studies of Multimetal Ferrocenyl Carbene Complexes of Group VII Transition Metals
Daniela I. Bezuidenhout, Simon Lotz, Marilé Landman and David C. Liles, Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50, 1521-1533

N-(2,4,6-Trimethylphenyl)formamide
Marilé Landman, Belinda van der Westhuizen, Daniela I. Bezuidenhout and David C. Liles, Acta Cryst., 2011, E67, o120

Bis(4-aminobenzoic acid-κN)dichloridozinc(II)
Melanie Rademeyer, Gerhard E. Overbeek and David C. Liles, Acta Cryst., 2010, E66, m1634

3-Methylanilinium nitrate
Melanie Rademeyer and David C. Liles, Acta Cryst., 2010, E66, o1685

Thiophene decorated with Fischer carbene ligands
Nina A. van Jaarsveld, David C. Liles and Simon Lotz, Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 5777-5779

Properties of homo- and heteronuclear mixed biscarbene complexes with conjugated bithiophene units
Marilé Landman, James Ramontja, Mandy van Staden, Daniela I. Bezuidenhout, Petrus H. van Rooyen, David C. Liles and Simon Lotz, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2010, 363, 705–717

The crystal-structure and vacancy distribution in 6C pyrrhotite
Johan P.R. de Villiers, and David C. Liles, American Mineralogist , 2010, 95, 148–152

The crystal structure of a naturally occurring 5C pyrrhotite from Sudbury, its chemistry, and vacancy distribution
Johan P.R. de Villiers, David C. Liles, and Megan Becker, American Mineralogist, 2009, 94, 1405–1410

Synthesis and reactivity of metal carbene complexes with heterobiaryl spacer substituents
Simon Lotz, Chantelle Crause, Andrew J. Olivier, David C. Liles, Helmar Görls, Marilé Landman and Daniela I. Bezuidenhout, Dalton Trans., 2009, 697–710

Bioactive Diterpenes and Other Constituents of Croton steenkampianus
Adeboye M. Adelekan, Erwin A. Prozesky, Ahmed A. Hussein, Luis D. Ureña, Petrus H. van Rooyen, David C. Liles, J. J. Marion Meyer, and Benjamín Rodríguez, J. Nat. Prod. 2008, 71, 1919–1922

Structural reactivity studies of Group VI Fischer carbene complexes with metal-containing substituents
Daniela I. Bezuidenhout, Elisia van der Watt, David C. Liles, Marilé Landman, and Simon Lotz, Organometallics 2008, 27, 2447–2456

Substitution reactions of tetrahydrofuran in [Cr(thf)3Cl3] with mono and bidentate N donor ligands: X-ray crystal structures of [Cr(bipy)(OH2)Cl3] and [HpyNH2][Cr(bipy)Cl4]
Nicholas F. Brennan, Burgert Blom, Simon Lotz, Petrus H. van Rooyen, Marilé Landman, David C. Liles, Mike J. Green, Inorg. Chim. Acta. 2008, 361, 3042–3052

Modeling and spectroscopic studies of bisphosphonate–bone interactions. The Raman, NMR and crystallographic investigations of Ca–HEDP cpmplexes.
Ignacy. Cukrowski, Ljiljana Popoviæ, Werner. Barnard, Sylvia O. Paul, Petrus H. van Rooyen and David C. Liles, Bone, 2007, 41, 668-678

Axial and equatorial carbene ligands of dimanganese and dirhenium monocarbene complexes: Synthesis, characterisation and structural studies.
Daniela I. Bezuidenhout, David.C. Liles, Petrus H. van Rooyen and Simon Lotz, J. Organometal. Chem., 2007, 692, 774-783.

Conference proceedings:

Ionic and coordination organic–inorganic hybrides
Melanie Rademeyer, Gerhard E. Overbeek, Stefan Coetzee, Cara Sshutte and David C. Liles,  40th South African Chemical Institute Convention (SACI 2011), 16–21 January, 2011.

Preparation, structural features, solvatochromism and anti-viral investigation of palladium(II) and platinum(II) bis(thiosemicarbazones) compounds
FK Keter, PN Fonteh, T Little, DC Liles J Darkwa and D Meyer,  40th South African Chemical Institute Convention (SACI 2011), 16–21 January, 2011.

4–Aminobenzoic acid and related ionic and coordination organic–inorganic hybrid compounds
Gerhard E. Overbeek, Melanie Rademeyer and David C. Liles,  40th South African Chemical Institute Convention (SACI 2011), 16–21 January, 2011.

Chelate Fischer carbene complexes
Nina A. van Jaarsveld, Simon Lotz and David C. Liles,  40th South African Chemical Institute Convention (SACI 2011), 16–21 January, 2011.

Hydroxycarbene and acyl complexes of Rhenium and their relevance to hydrogenation catalysis
Simon Lotz, Marilé Landman, Andrew Olivier, Daniela Bezuidenhout and David C Liles, 21st Meeting of the Catalysis Society of South Africa (CATSA 2010), 7–10 November 2010

Reactivity, structure and stability of Fischer multicarbene metal and multimetal carbene complexes
Simon Lotz, Marilé Landman, Daniela Bezuidenhout, Nina A. van Jaarsveld  and David C Liles, 24th International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry, Taipei, 18-23 July 2010

The substitution of N and P bidentate ligands in [CrCl3(THF)3]
Petrus H. van Rooyen, Nicholas F. Brennan, Simon Lotz and David C. Liles, Indaba 6: Structure & Properties, Berg-en-Dal, Kruger National Park, 30 August – 4 September, 2009.

A theoretical investigation of Fischer carbene metal clusters
Marilé Landman, Daniela I. Bezuidenhout, Werner Barnard, David C. Liles and Simon Lotz, Indaba 6: Structure & Properties, Berg-en-Dal, Kruger National Park, 30 August – 4 September, 2009.

Rhenium carbene chemistry: Metal acylates vs acyl metallates
Simon Lotz, Andrew J. Olivier, Daniela I. Bezuidenhout, David C. Liles and Marilé Landman, SACI meeting on Inorganic Chemistry (INORG2009), Bloemfontein, 13 – 17 September, 2009.

Molecular complexes of 4,4'–dinitrobiphenyl
Petrus H. van Rooyen, David C. Liles and Eric Modau, 39th SACI National Convention, Stellenbosch, 30 November – 5 December, 2008.

Steric influences on the structures of a range of Fischer carbene complexes
David C. Liles, Daniela I. Bezuidenhout, Marilé Landman, Simon Lotz, Andrew J. Olivier and Elisia van der Watt, 39th SACI National Convention, Stellenbosch, 30 November – 5 December, 2008.

Design and synthesis of aromatic organometallic compounds as possible metallomesogens
Nina A. van Jaarsveld, Simon Lotz and David C. Liles, 39th SACI National Convention, Stellenbosch, 30 November – 5 December, 2008.

Diverse coorination modes and template effects of aryl, acyl and carbene complexes
 Marilé Landman, Simon Lotz, David C. Liles and Helmar Görls, SACI meeting on Inorganic Chemistry (INORG007), Club Mykonos, 8 – 12 July, 2007.

The investigation of 1-hydroyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid its complexes by Raman and NMR spectroscopy
Werner Barnard, Ljiljana Popovic, Ignacy Cukrowski, Petrus H. van Rooyen, David C. Liles and Sylvia Paul, SACI meeting on Inorganic Chemistry (INORG007), Club Mykonos, 8 – 12 July, 2007.

Substitution reactions of tetrahydrofuran in [CrCl3(thj)3] with mono and bidentate N-donor ligands
Nicholas F. Brennan, Burgert Blom, Petrus H. van Rooyen, David C. Liles and Simon Lotz, SACI meeting on Inorganic Chemistry (INORG007), Club Mykonos, 8 – 12 July, 2007.

Structural studies of some chromium(III) chloro (bi)pyridyl complexes
David C. Liles, Nicholas F. Brennan, Marilé Landman, Simon Lotz and Petrus H. van Rooyen, SACI meeting on Inorganic Chemistry (INORG007), Club Mykonos, 8 – 12 July, 2007.

Interesting mono- (brominated) and dirhenium complexes obtained from the reaction of aromatic lithiated thienyl nucleophiles with rhenium carbonyl precursors
Andrew J. Olivier, Simon Lotz, Marilé Landman and David C. Liles, SACI meeting on Inorganic Chemistry (INORG007), Club Mykonos, 8 – 12 July, 2007.