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Dr Anthony Fitzpatrick BSc, PhD, MRSC

Lecturer of Inorganic Chemistry


Anthony teaches inorganic chemistry to all levels of undergraduate students covering topics such as organometallics, crystal field theory, structure of inorganic solids.


Research in the Fitzpatrick group aims to synthesise smart switchable molecular materials. These switches range from utilising magnetic phenomena, such as spin crossover and single molecule magnets, for new paradigms of data storage to electrochemical switches for applications in clean energy, storage and sensing.


Journal articles

Sundaresan, S., Kühne, I.A., Evesson, C., Harris, M.M., Fitzpatrick, A., Ahmed, A., ... Morgan, G.G. (2021). Compressed Jahn-Teller Octahedra and Spin Quintet-Triplet Switching in Coordinatively Elastic Manganese(III) Complexes. Polyhedron, 115386.

Ako, A.M., Anson, C.E., Clérac, R., Fitzpatrick, A.J., Müller-Bunz, H., Carter, A.B., ... Powell, A.K. (2021). Influence of Mn/Ca ratio in Mn-Ca Coordination Clusters: Synthesis, Structure, and Magnetic Characterisation. Polyhedron.

Golding, D.J.L., Carter, N., Robinson, D., & Fitzpatrick, A.J. (2020). Crystallisation-Induced Emission Enhancement in Zn(II) Schiff Base Complexes with a Tuneable Emission Colour. Sustainability, 12 (22), e9599.

Abedin, N., Alshehri, A.H.A., Almughrbi, A.M.A., Moore, O., Alyza, S., Rusbridge, E.K., ... Fitzpatrick, A. (2020). Expanding the family of tetrahalide iron complexes: synthesis, structure and biological applications. Polyhedron, 190, 114755.

Rusbridge, E.K., Peng, Y., Powell, A.K., Robinson, D., & Fitzpatrick, A. (2018). An octahedral tetrachlorido Fe(ii) complex with aminopyrazinium ligands from a serendipitous redox synthesis exhibiting magnetic exchange through non-covalent 3-D architectures. Dalton Transactions, 47 (23), 7644-7648.

Beddoe, S.V.F., Fitzpatrick, A., Price, J.R., Mallo, N., Beves, J.E., Morgan, G.G., ... Keene, T.D. (2017). A bridge too far: Testing the limits of polypyridyl ligands in bridging soluble subunits of a coordination polymer. Crystal Growth and Design, 17 (12), 6603-6612.

Laverick, R.J., Carter, A.B., Klein, H.A., Fitzpatrick, A.J., Keene, T.D., Morgan, G.G., & Kitchen, J.A. (2017). Synthesis and characterisation of Fe(III) and Co(III) complexes of thiazole-containing thiosemicarbazone ligands. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 463, 126-133.

Kitchen, J.A., Zhang, N., Carter, A.B., Fitzpatrick, A.J., & Morgan, G.G. (2016). Structural and magnetic properties of dinuclear Cu(II) complexes featuring triazolyl-naphthalimide ligands. Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 69 (11-13), 2024-2037.

Fitzpatrick, A.J., Martinho, P.N., Gildea, B.J., Holbrey, J.D., & Morgan, G.G. (2016). Robust Room Temperature Hysteresis in an FeIII Spin Crossover Metallomesogen. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2016 (13-14), 2025-2029.

Fitzpatrick, A.J., Stepanovic, S., Müller-Bunz, H., Gruden-Pavlović, M.A., García-Fernández, P., & Morgan, G.G. (2016). Challenges in assignment of orbital populations in a high spin manganese(iii) complex. Dalton Transactions, 45 (15), 6702-6708.

Realista, S., Fitzpatrick, A.J., Santos, G., Ferreira, L.P., Barroso, S., Pereira, L.C.J., ... Martinho, P.N. (2016). A Mn(III) single ion magnet with tridentate Schiff-base ligands. Dalton Transactions, 45 (31), 12301-12307.

Fitzpatrick, A.J., Trzop, E., Müller-Bunz, H., Dîrtu, M.M., Garcia, Y., Collet, E., & Morgan, G.G. (2015). Electronic vs. structural ordering in a manganese(iii) spin crossover complex. Chemical Communications, 51 (99), 17540-17543.

Pirovano, P., Farquhar, E.R., Swart, M., Fitzpatrick, A.J., Morgan, G.G., & McDonald, A.R. (2015). Characterization and reactivity of a terminal nickel(III)-oxygen adduct. Chemistry - A European Journal, 21 (9), 3785-3790.

Fitzpatrick, A.J., Trzop, E., Müller-Bunz, H., Dîrtu, M.M., Garcia, Y., Collet, E., & Morgan, G.G. (2015). Erratum: Electronic vs. structural ordering in a manganese(iii) spin crossover complex (Chem. Commun. (2015) DOI: 10.1039/c5cc05129k). Chemical Communications, 51 (99), 17630.

Fitzpatrick, A.J., O'Connor, H.M., & Morgan, G.G. (2015). A room temperature spin crossover ionic liquid. Dalton Transactions, 44 (48), 20839-20842.

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