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Prof Tony Vlcek

Tony Vlcek

Professor of Inorganic Chemistry

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
Room 1.15, Joseph Priestley building
+44 (0)20 7882 3260

www.sbcs.qmul.ac.uk/staff/tonyvlcek.html

Research

Publications of specific relevance to Materials Research

Publications

2021

  • Záliš S, Heyda J, Šebesta F, Winkler JR, Gray HB and Vl¿ek A (2021). Photoinduced hole hopping through tryptophans in proteins. Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America  vol. 118, (11) e2024627118-e2024627118. 10.1073/pnas.2024627118
  • Taylor JO, Pižl M, Kloz M, Rebarz M, McCusker CE, McCusker JK, Záliš S, Hartl F and Vl¿ek A (2021). Optical and Infrared Spectroelectrochemical Studies of CN-Substituted Bipyridyl Complexes of Ruthenium(II). Inorg Chem  10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c03579

2020

  • Pospíšil P, Sýkora J, Takematsu K, Hof M, Gray HB and Vl¿ek A (2020). Light-Induced Nanosecond Relaxation Dynamics of Rhenium-Labeled Pseudomonas aeruginosa Azurins. American Chemical Society  The Journal of Physical Chemistry B: Biophysical Chemistry, Biomaterials, Liquids, and Soft Matter  10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b10802
  • Pizl M, Picchiotti A, Rebarz M, Lenngren N, Yingliang L, Zalis S, Kloz M and Vlcek A (2020). Time-Resolved Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Spectra and DFT Anharmonic Vibrational Analysis of an Electronically Excited Rhenium Photosensitizer. American Chemical Society  The Journal of Physical Chemistry a: Isolated Molecules, Clusters, Radicals, and Ions; Environmental Chemistry, Geochemistry, An  10.1021/acs.jpca.9b10840

2019

  • Takematsu K, Pospíšil P, Pižl M, Towrie M, Heyda J, Záliš S, Kaiser JT, Winkler JR, Gray HB and Vl¿ek A (2019). Hole hopping across a protein-protein interface. Journal of Physical Chemistry B  vol. 123, (7) 1578-1591. 10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b11982
  • Takematsu K, Williamson HR, Nikolovski P, Kaiser JT, Sheng Y, Pospíšil P, Towrie M, Heyda J, Hollas D, Záliš S, Gray HB, Vl¿ek A and Winkler JR (2019). Two Tryptophans Are Better Than One in Accelerating Electron Flow through a Protein. Acs Central Science  vol. 5, (1) 192-200. 10.1021/acscentsci.8b00882

2018

  • Brown AM, McCusker CE, Carey MC, Blanco-Rodríguez AM, Towrie M, Clark IP, Vl¿ek A and McCusker JK (2018). Vibrational Relaxation and Redistribution Dynamics in Ruthenium(II) Polypyridyl-Based Charge-Transfer Excited States: A Combined Ultrafast Electronic and Infrared Absorption Study. Journal of Physical Chemistry A  vol. 122, (40) 7941-7953. 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b06197
  • Pomarico E, Pospisil P, Bouduban MEF, Vestfrid J, Gross Z, Zalis S, Chergui M and Vlcek A (2018). Photophysical Heavy-Atom Effect in Iodinated Metallocorroles: Spin-Orbit Coupling and Density of States. J Phys Chem A  10.1021/acs.jpca.8b05311
  • VLCEK A (2018). Vibrational coherence transfer in the intersystem crossing of a di-platinum complex in solution. Pnas  10.1073/pnas.1719899115

2017

  • Pižl M, Hunter BM, Greetham GM, Towrie M, Záliš S, Gray HB and Vl¿ek A (2017). Ultrafast Wiggling and Jiggling: Ir2(1,8-diisocyanomenthane)42. J Phys Chem A  vol. 121, (48) 9275-9283. 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b10215
  • Záliš S, Hunter BM, Gray HB and Vl¿ek A (2017). Electronic Structures of Reduced and Superreduced Ir2(1,8-diisocyanomenthane)4n+ Complexes. Inorg Chem  vol. 56, (5) 2874-2883. 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b03001
  • Monni R, Auböck G, Kinschel D, Aziz-Lange KM, Gray HB, Vl¿ek A and Chergui M (2017). Conservation of vibrational coherence in ultrafast electronic relaxation: The case of diplatinum complexes in solution. Chemical Physics Letters  vol. 683, 112-120. 10.1016/j.cplett.2017.02.071
  • Gray HB, Záliš S and Vl¿ek A (2017). Electronic structures and photophysics of d8-d8 complexes. Coordination Chemistry Reviews  10.1016/j.ccr.2017.01.008

2016

  • Darnton TV, Hunter BM, Hill MG, Záliš S, Vl¿ek A and Gray HB (2016). Reduced and superreduced diplatinum complexes. Journal of The American Chemical Society  vol. 138, (17) 5699-5705. 10.1021/jacs.6b02559
  • Hofbeck T, Lam YC, Kalbá¿ M, Záliš S, Vl¿ek A and Yersin H (2016). Thermally Tunable Dual Emission of the d8-d8 Dimer [Pt2(μ-P2O5(BF2)2)4]4-. Inorganic Chemistry  vol. 55, (5) 2441-2449. 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b02839

2015

  • Kvapilová H, Vl¿ek A, Barone V, Biczysko M and Záliš S (2015). Anharmonicity Effects in IR Spectra of [Re(X)(CO)3(α-diimine)] (α-diimine = 2,2′-bipyridine or pyridylimidazo[1,5-a]pyridine; X = Cl or NCS) Complexes in Ground and Excited Electronic States. Journal of Physical Chemistry A  vol. 119, (40) 10137-10146. 10.1021/acs.jpca.5b07585
  • Kvapilová H, Sattler W, Sattler A, Sazanovich IV, Clark IP, Towrie M, Gray HB, Záliš S and Vl¿ek A (2015). Electronic Excited States of Tungsten(0) Arylisocyanides. Inorganic Chemistry  vol. 54, (17) 8518-8528. 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b01203
  • McCusker JK and Vl¿ek A (2015). Ultrafast excited-state processes in inorganic systems. Accounts of Chemical Research  vol. 48, (5) 1207-1208. 10.1021/acs.accounts.5b00235
  • Záliš S, Lam YC, Gray HB and Vl¿ek A (2015). Spin-orbit tddft electronic structure of diplatinum(II,II) complexes. Inorganic Chemistry  vol. 54, (7) 3491-3500. 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b00063
  • Vl¿ek A, Kvapilová H, Towrie M and Záliš S (2015). Electron-Transfer Acceleration Investigated by Time Resolved Infrared Spectroscopy. Accounts of Chemical Research  vol. 48, (3) 868-876. 10.1021/ar5004048
  • Ceroni P, Pikramenou Z, Prodi L, Pan Q, Adams D, Weinstein J, Lewis F, Bohne C, Vlcek A, Bassani DM, De Silva AP, Moucheron C, Nocera D, Díaz-Moscoso A, Padilla M, Lemon C, Campagna S, Bradberry S, Galoppini E, Plötz PA, Kelly JM, Rohacova J, Harriman A, Keane P, Gust D, Vos J, Mauro M, De Cola L, Nambalan Sivaraman SK and Lemercier G (2015). Luminescence sensing and imaging: General discussion. Faraday Discussions  vol. 185, 311-335. 10.1039/c5fd90090e
  • Bohne C, Pan Q, Ceroni P, Börjesson K, Rohacova J, Lewis F, Vlcek A, Bassani DM, Würthner F, Sartorel A, De Silva AP, Nocera D, Scandola F, Lemon C, Allain C, Brudvig GW, Marchesan S, Sundstrom V, Campagna S, Sheehan SW, Plötz PA, Monti F, Kelly JM, Gibson E, Maneiro M, Harriman A, Ruggi A, Galoppini E, Thummel R and Weinstein J (2015). Natural and artificial photosynthesis: General discussion. Faraday Discussions  vol. 185, 187-217. 10.1039/C5FD90089A

2014

  • Frei F, Rondi A, Espa D, Mercuri ML, Pilia L, Serpe A, Odeh A, Van Mourik F, Chergui M, Feurer T, Deplano P, Vl¿ek A and Cannizzo A (2014). Ultrafast electronic and vibrational relaxations in mixed-ligand dithione-dithiolato Ni, Pd, and Pt complexes. Dalton Trans  vol. 43, (47) 17666-17676. 10.1039/c4dt01955e
  • Pospíšil P, Luxem KE, Ener M, Sýkora J, Kocábová J, Gray HB, Vl¿ek A and Hof M (2014). Fluorescence quenching of (dimethylamino)naphthalene dyes Badan and Prodan by tryptophan in cytochromes P450 and micelles. J Phys Chem B  vol. 118, (34) 10085-10091. 10.1021/jp504625d
  • Blanco-Rodríguez AM, Kvapilová H, Sýkora J, Towrie M, Nervi C, Volpi G, Záliš S and Vl¿ek A (2014). Photophysics of singlet and triplet intraligand excited states in [ReCl(CO)3(1-(2-pyridyl)-imidazo[1,5-α]pyridine)] complexes. J Am Chem Soc  vol. 136, (16) 5963-5973. 10.1021/ja413098m

2013

  • Zeng Q, Messaoudani M, Jr VA and Hartl F (2013). Temperature-dependent reduction pathways of complexes fac-[Re(CO)(3)(N-R-imidazole)(1,10-phenanthroline)(+) (R = H, CH3). Electrochimica Acta  vol. 110, 702-708. 10.1016/j.electacta.2013.02.018
  • Takematsu K, Williamson H, Blanco-Rodríguez AM, Sokolová L, Nikolovski P, Kaiser JT, Towrie M, Clark IP, Vl¿ek A, Winkler JR and Gray HB (2013). Tryptophan-accelerated electron flow across a protein-protein interface. J Am Chem Soc  vol. 135, (41) 15515-15525. 10.1021/ja406830d
  • Záliš S, Milne CJ, El Nahhas A, Blanco-Rodríguez AM, van der Veen RM and Vl¿ek A (2013). Re and Br X-ray absorption near-edge structure study of the ground and excited states of [ReBr(CO)3(bpy)] interpreted by DFT and TD-DFT calculations. Inorg Chem  vol. 52, (10) 5775-5785. 10.1021/ic3025843
  • El Nahhas A, van der Veen RM, Penfold TJ, Pham VT, Lima FA, Abela R, Blanco-Rodriguez AM, Záliš S, Vl¿ek A, Tavernelli I, Rothlisberger U, Milne CJ and Chergui M (2013). X-ray absorption spectroscopy of ground and excited rhenium-carbonyl-diimine complexes: evidence for a two-center electron transfer. J Phys Chem A  vol. 117, (2) 361-369. 10.1021/jp3106502
  • Perutz RN, Torres O and Vl¿ek A (2013). Photochemistry of Metal Carbonyls. Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry II (Second Edition): From Elements to Applications  10.1016/B978-0-08-097774-4.00801-9
  • Perutz RN, Torres O and Vl¿ek A (2013). 8.06 Photochemistry of Metal Carbonyls. Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry II  10.1016/b978-0-08-097774-4.00801-9

2012

  • Heydová R, Gindensperger E, Romano R, Sýkora J, Vl¿ek A, Záliš S and Daniel C (2012). Spin-orbit treatment of UV-vis absorption spectra and photophysics of rhenium(I) carbonyl-bipyridine complexes: MS-CASPT2 and TD-DFT analysis. J Phys Chem A  vol. 116, (46) 11319-11329. 10.1021/jp305461z
  • Warren JJ, Ener ME, Jr VA, Winkler JR and Gray HB (2012). Electron hopping through proteins. Coordination Chemistry Reviews  vol. 256, (21-22) 2478-2487. 10.1016/j.ccr.2012.03.032
  • Jr VA (2012). Solar fuels Preface. Coordination Chemistry Reviews  vol. 256, (21-22) 2397-2398. 10.1016/j.ccr.2012.05.011
  • Durrell AC, Keller GE, Lam Y-C, Sýkora J, Vl¿ek A and Gray HB (2012). Structural control of 1A2u-to-3A2u intersystem crossing in diplatinum(II,II) complexes. J Am Chem Soc  vol. 134, (34) 14201-14207. 10.1021/ja305666b
  • Zeng Q, Messaoudani M, Jr VA and Hartl F (2012). Electrochemical Reductive Deprotonation of an Imidazole Ligand in a Bipyridine Tricarbonyl Rhenium(I) Complex. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry  (3) 471-474. 10.1002/ejic.201101100

2011

  • Olmon ED, Sontz PA, Blanco-Rodríguez AM, Towrie M, Clark IP, Vl¿ek A and Barton JK (2011). Charge photoinjection in intercalated and covalently bound [Re(CO)3(dppz)(py)]+-DNA constructs monitored by time-resolved visible and infrared spectroscopy. J Am Chem Soc  vol. 133, (34) 13718-13730. 10.1021/ja205568r
  • Zalis S, Consani C, El Nahhas A, Cannizzo A, Chergui M, Hartl F and Vlcek A (2011). Origin of electronic absorption spectra of MLCT-excited and one-electron reduced 2,2 '-bipyridine and 1,10-phenanthroline complexes. Inorg Chim Acta  vol. 374, (1) 578-585. 10.1016/j.ica.2011.02.084
  • Blanco-Rodríguez AM, Towrie M, Sýkora J, Záliš S and Vl¿ek A (2011). Photoinduced intramolecular tryptophan oxidation and excited-state behavior of [Re(L-AA)(CO)3(α-diimine)](+) (L = pyridine or imidazole, AA = tryptophan, tyrosine, phenylalanine). Inorg Chem  vol. 50, (13) 6122-6134. 10.1021/ic200252z
  • Blanco-Rodríguez AM, Di Bilio AJ, Shih C, Museth AK, Clark IP, Towrie M, Cannizzo A, Sudhamsu J, Crane BR, Sýkora J, Winkler JR, Gray HB, Záliš S and Vl¿ek A (2011). Phototriggering electron flow through Re(I)-modified Pseudomonas aeruginosa azurins. Chemistry  vol. 17, (19) 5350-5361. 10.1002/chem.201002162
  • Sokolová L, Williamson H, Sýkora J, Hof M, Gray HB, Brutschy B and Vlcek A (2011). Mass spectrometric characterization of oligomers in Pseudomonas aeruginosa azurin solutions. J Phys Chem B  vol. 115, (16) 4790-4800. 10.1021/jp110460k
  • El Nahhas A, Consani C, Blanco-Rodríguez AM, Lancaster KM, Braem O, Cannizzo A, Towrie M, Clark IP, Zális S, Chergui M and Vlcek A (2011). Ultrafast excited-state dynamics of rhenium(I) photosensitizers [Re(Cl)(CO)3(N,N)] and [Re(imidazole)(CO)3(N,N)]+: diimine effects. Inorg Chem  vol. 50, (7) 2932-2943. 10.1021/ic102324p
  • Bakova R, Chergui M, Daniel C, Vlcek A and Zalis S (2011). Relativistic effects in spectroscopy and photophysics of heavy-metal complexes illustrated by spin-orbit calculations of [Re(imidazole)(CO)(3)(phen)](+). Coordin Chem Rev  vol. 255, (7-8) 975-989. 10.1016/j.ccr.2010.12.027
  • van der Veen RM, Cannizzo A, van Mourik F, Vl¿ek A and Chergui M (2011). Vibrational relaxation and intersystem crossing of binuclear metal complexes in solution. J Am Chem Soc  vol. 133, (2) 305-315. 10.1021/ja106769w

2010

  • Williamson HR, Sokolova L, Sykora J, Winkler JR, Jr VA and Gray HB (2010). Kinetics of electron transfer in Re(H126)(W122) Pseudomonas aeruginosa azurin. Abstracts of Papers of The American Chemical Society  vol. 240,
  • STUFKENS DJ, AARNTS MP, ROSSENAAR BD and VLCEK AJ (2010). ChemInform Abstract: A New Series of Re‐ and Ru‐Complexes Having a Lowest σπ* Excited State That Varies from Reactive to Stable and Long Lived. Cheminform  vol. 28, (42) no-no. 10.1002/chin.199742314
  • Vlcek A (2010). Dithiolenes and non-innocent redox-active ligands Preface. Coordin Chem Rev  vol. 254, (13-14) 1357-1357. 10.1016/j.ccr.2010.01.015
  • STUFKENS DJ, AARNTS MP, NIJHOFF J, ROSSENAAR BD and VLCEK AJ (2010). ChemInform Abstract: Excited States of Metal—Metal Bonded Diimine Complexes Vary from Extremely Long Lived to Very Reactive with Formation of Radicals or Zwitterions. Cheminform  vol. 29, (37) no-no. 10.1002/chin.199837298
  • Gorelsky SI, Dodsworth ES, Lever ABP and Vlcek AA (2010). ChemInform Abstract: Trends in Metal—Ligand Orbital Mixing in Generic Series of Ruthenium N‐Donor Ligand Complexes — Effect on Electronic Spectra and Redox Properties. Cheminform  vol. 30, (4) no-no. 10.1002/chin.199904223
  • Vlcek A (2010). ChemInform Abstract: Mechanistic Roles of Metal‐to‐Ligand Charge‐Transfer Excited States in Organometallic Photochemistry. Cheminform  vol. 30, (12) no-no. 10.1002/chin.199912280
  • Stufkens DJ and Vlcek A (2010). ChemInform Abstract: Ligand‐Dependent Excited State Behavior of Re(I) and Ru(II) Carbonyl—Diimine Complexes. Cheminform  vol. 30, (12) no-no. 10.1002/chin.199912277
  • El Nahhas A, Cannizzo A, van Mourik F, Blanco-Rodríguez AM, Zális S, Vlcek A and Chergui M (2010). Ultrafast excited-state dynamics of [Re(L)(CO)3(bpy)]n complexes: involvement of the solvent. J Phys Chem A  vol. 114, (22) 6361-6369. 10.1021/jp101999m
  • Vlcek A (2010). Ultrafast Excited-State Processes in Re(I) Carbonyl-Diimine Complexes: From Excitation to Photochemistry. Top Organometal Chem  vol. 29, 73-114. 10.1007/3418_2009_4

2009

  • Blanco-Rodríguez AM, Busby M, Ronayne K, Towrie M, Gr¿dinaru C, Sudhamsu J, Sýkora J, Hof M, Zális S, Di Bilio AJ, Crane BR, Gray HB and Vlcek A (2009). Relaxation dynamics of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Re(I)(CO)3(alpha-diimine)(HisX)+ (X = 83, 107, 109, 124, 126)Cu(II) azurins. J Am Chem Soc  vol. 131, (33) 11788-11800. 10.1021/ja902744s
  • Vl¿ek A (2009). Ultrafast Excited-State Processes in Re(I) Carbonyl-Diimine Complexes: From Excitation to Photochemistry. Photophysics of Organometallics  10.1007/3418_2009_4
  • Blanco-Rodriguez AM, Towrie M, Collin JP, Zalis S and Vlcek A (2009). Excited-state relaxation dynamics of Re(I) tricarbonyl complexes with macrocyclic phenanthroline ligands studied by time-resolved IR spectroscopy. Dalton T  (20) 3941-3949. 10.1039/b820748h

2008

  • Cannizzo A, Blanco-Rodriguez AM, El Nahhas A, Sebera J, Zalis S, Vlcek A and Chergui M (2008). Femtosecond fluorescence and intersystem crossing in rhenium(I) carbonyl-bipyridine complexes. J Am Chem Soc  vol. 130, (28) 8967-8974. 10.1021/ja710763w
  • Shih C, Museth AK, Abrahamsson M, Blanco-Rodriguez AM, Di Bilio AJ, Sudhamsu J, Crane BR, Ronayne KL, Towrie M, Vlcek A, Richards JH, Winkler JR and Gray HB (2008). Tryptophan-accelerated electron flow through proteins. Science  vol. 320, (5884) 1760-1762. 10.1126/science.1158241
  • Gabrielsson A, Towrie M, Zális S and Vlcek A (2008). Nanosecond CO photodissociation and excited-state character of [Ru(X)(X')(CO)2(N,N'-diisopropyl-1,4-diazabutadiene)] (X=X'=Cl or I; X=Me, X'=I; X=SnPh3, X'=Cl) studied by time-resolved infrared spectroscopy and DFT calculations. Inorg Chem  vol. 47, (10) 4236-4242. 10.1021/ic702304k
  • Blanco-Rodriguez AM, Ronayne KL, Zalis S, Sykora J, Hof M and Vlcek A (2008). Solvation-driven excited-state dynamics of [Re(4-Et-Pyridine)(CO)(3)(2,2 '-bipyridine)](+) in imidazolium ionic liquids. A time-resolved infrared and phosphorescence study. J Phys Chem A  vol. 112, (16) 3506-3514. 10.1021/jp710442v
  • Busby M, Hartl F, Matousek P, Towrie M and Vlcek A (2008). Ultrafast excited state dynamics controlling photochemical isomerization of N-methyl-4-[trans-2-(4-pyridyl)ethenyl]pyridinium coordinated to a {Re I(CO)3(2,2'-bipyridine)} chromophore. Chemistry  vol. 14, (23) 6912-6923. 10.1002/chem.200800188

2007

  • Sato S, Sekine A, Ohashi Y, Ishitani O, Blanco-Rodríguez AM, Vlcek A, Unno T and Koike K (2007). Photochemical ligand substitution reactions of fac-[Re(bpy)(CO)3Cl] and derivatives. Inorg Chem  vol. 46, (9) 3531-3540. 10.1021/ic0621603
  • Busby M, Matousek P, Towrie M and Vlcek A (2007). Ultrafast excited-state dynamics of photoisomerizing complexes fac-[Re(Cl)(CO)(3)(papy)(2)] and fac-[Re(papy)(CO)(3)(bpy)](+) (papy = trans-4-phenylazopyridine). Inorg Chim Acta  vol. 360, (3) 885-896. 10.1016/j.ica.2006.06.018
  • Vlcek A and Zalis S (2007). Modeling of charge-transfer transitions and excited states in d(6) transition metal complexes by DFT techniques. Coordin Chem Rev  vol. 251, (3-4) 258-287. 10.1016/j.ccr.2006.05.021

2006

  • Gabrielsson A, Busby M, Matousek P, Towrie M, Hevia E, Cuesta L, Perez J, Zális S and Vlcek A (2006). Electronic structure and excited states of rhenium(I) amido and phosphido carbonyl-bipyridine complexes studied by picosecond time-resolved IR spectroscopy and DFT calculations. Inorg Chem  vol. 45, (24) 9789-9797. 10.1021/ic0614768
  • Gabrielsson A, Blanco-Rodriguez AM, Matousek P, Towrie M and Vlcek A (2006). Different mechanisms of photochemical Re-Me and Re-Et bond homolysis in [Re(R)(CO)(3)(4,4 '-dimethyl-2,2 '-bipyridine)]. A time-resolved IR spectroscopic study ranging from picoseconds to microseconds. Organometallics  vol. 25, (9) 2148-2156. 10.1021/om0508886
  • Gabrielsson A, Hartl F, Zhang H, Lindsay Smith JR, Towrie M, Vlcek A and Perutz RN (2006). Ultrafast charge separation in a photoreactive rhenium-appended porphyrin assembly monitored by picosecond transient infrared spectroscopy. J Am Chem Soc  vol. 128, (13) 4253-4266. 10.1021/ja0539802
  • Blanco-Rodriguez AM, Busby M, Gradinaru C, Crane BR, Di Bilio AJ, Matousek P, Towrie M, Leigh BS, Richards JH, Vlcek A and Gray HB (2006). Excited-state dynamics of structurally characterized [Re-I(CO)(3)(phen)(HisX)](+) (X=83,109) Pseudomonas aeruginosa azurins in aqueous solution. J Am Chem Soc  vol. 128, (13) 4365-4370. 10.1021/ja057451+

2005

  • Gabrielsson A, Matousek P, Towrie M, Hartl F, Zalis S and Vlcek A (2005). Excited states of nitro-polypyridine metal complexes and their ultrafast decay. Time-resolved IR Absorption, spectroelectrochemistry, and TD-DFT calculations of fac-[Re(Cl)(CO)3(5-nitro-1,10-phenanthroline)]. J Phys Chem A  vol. 109, (28) 6147-6153. 10.1021/jp051677h
  • Blanco Rodríguez AM, Gabrielsson A, Motevalli M, Matousek P, Towrie M, Sebera J, Zális S and Vlcek A (2005). Ligand-to-diimine/metal-to-diimine charge-transfer excited states of [Re(NCS)(CO)3(alpha-diimine)] (alpha-diimine = 2,2'-bipyridine, di-iPr-N,N-1,4-diazabutadiene). A spectroscopic and computational study. J Phys Chem A  vol. 109, (23) 5016-5025. 10.1021/jp044114z
  • Busby M, Matousek P, Towrie M and Vlcek A (2005). Ultrafast excited-state dynamics preceding a ligand trans-cis isomerization of fac-[Re(Cl)(CO)(3)(t-4-styrylpyridine)(2)] and fac-[Re(t-4-styrylpyridine)(CO)(3)(2,2 ' bipyridine)](+). J Phys Chem A  vol. 109, (13) 3000-3008. 10.1021/jp044753+
  • Towrie M, Gabrielsson A, Matousek P, Parker AW, Rodriguez AMB and Vlcek A (2005). A high-sensitivity femtosecond to microsecond time-resolved infrared vibrational spectrometer. Appl Spectrosc  vol. 59, (4) 467-473. 10.1366/0003702053641397
  • Vlcek A and Zális S (2005). Comments on Theoretical studies of ground and excited electronic states in a series of halide rhenium(I) bipyridine complexes. J Phys Chem A  vol. 109, (12) 2991-2992. 10.1021/jp0445829
  • Towrie M, Gabrielsson A, Matousek P, Parker AW, BLANCO RODRIGUEZ AM and Vlcek A (2005). A High-Sensitivity Femtosecond to Microsecond Time-Resolved Infrared Vibrational Spectrometer. Applied Spectroscopy  vol. 59, (4) 467-473. 10.1366/0003702053641397

2004

  • Gabrielsson A, Zális S, Matousek P, Towrie M and Vlcek A (2004). Ultrafast photochemical dissociation of an equatorial CO ligand from trans(X,X)-[Ru(X)2(CO)2(bpy)] (X = Cl, Br, I): a picosecond time-resolved infrared spectroscopic and DFT computational study. Inorg Chem  vol. 43, (23) 7380-7388. 10.1021/ic049548n
  • Busby M, Gabrielsson A, Matousek P, Towrie M, Di Bilio AJ, Gray HB and Vlcek A (2004). Excited-state dynamics of fac-[ReI(L)(CO)3(phen)]+ and fac-[ReI(L)(CO)3(5-NO2-phen)]+ (L = imidazole, 4-ethylpyridine; phen = 1,10-phenanthroline) complexes. Inorg Chem  vol. 43, (16) 4994-5002. 10.1021/ic035471b
  • Busby M, Matousek P, Towrie M, Clark IP, Motevalli M, Hartl F and Vlcek A (2004). Rhenium-to-benzoylpyridine and rhenium-to-bipyridine MLCT excited states of fac-[Re(Cl)(4-benzoylpyridine)(2)(CO)(3)] and fac-[Re(4-benzoylpyridine)(CO)(3)(bpy)](+): a time-resolved spectroscopic and spectroelectrochemical study. Inorg Chem  vol. 43, (14) 4523-4530. 10.1021/ic049659m
  • Liard DJ, Busby M, Matousek P, Towrie M and Vlcek A (2004). Picosecond relaxation of (MLCT)-M-3 excited states of [Re(Etpy)(CO)(3)(dmb)](+) and [Re(Cl)(CO)(3)(bpy)] as revealed by time-resolved resonance raman, UV-vis, and IR absorption spectroscopy. J Phys Chem A  vol. 108, (13) 2363-2369. 10.1021/jp0366320
  • Zális S, Busby M, Kotrba T, Matousek P, Towrie M and Vlcek A (2004). Excited-state characters and dynamics of [W(CO)(5)(4-cyanopyridine)] and [W(CO)(5)(piperidine)] studied by picosecond time-resolved IR and resonance Raman spectroscopy and DFT calculations: roles of W --> L and W --> CO MLCT and LF excited states revised. Inorg Chem  vol. 43, (5) 1723-1734. 10.1021/ic035089z
  • Liard DJ, Busby M, Farrell IR, Matousek P, Towrie M and Vlcek A (2004). Mechanism and dynamics of interligand electron transfer in fac-[Re(MQ(+))(CO)(3)(dmb)](2+). An ultrafast time-resolved visible and IR absorption, resonance raman, and emission study (dmb = 4,4 '-dimethyl-2,2 '-bipyridine, MQ(+) = N-methyl-4,4 '-bipyridinium). J Phys Chem A  vol. 108, (4) 556-567. 10.1021/jp036822a
  • Busby M, Liard DJ, Motevalli M, Toms H and Vlcek A (2004). Molecular structures of electron-transfer active complexes [Re(XQ(+))(CO)(3)(NN)](2+) (XQ(+) N-Me-4,4 '-bipyridinium or N-Ph-4,4 '-bipyridinium; NN = bpy, 4,4 '-Me-2-2,2 '-bpy or N,N '-bis-isopropyl-1,4-diazabutadiene) in the solid state and solution: an X-ray and NOESY NMR study. Inorg Chim Acta  vol. 357, (1) 167-176. 10.1016/S0020-1693(03)00386-4

2003

  • Liard DJ, Kleverlaan CJ and Vlcek A (2003). Solvent-dependent dynamics of the MQ*-->ReII excited-state electron transfer in [Re(MQ+)(CO)3(dmb)]2+. Inorg Chem  vol. 42, (24) 7995-8002. 10.1021/ic0346376
  • Zalis S, Farrell IR and Vlcek A (2003). The involvement of metal-to-CO charge transfer and ligand-field excited states in the spectroscopy and photochemistry of mixed-ligand metal carbonyls. A theoretical and spectroscopic study of [W(CO)(4)(1,2-ethylenediamine)] and [W(CO)(4)(N,/N '-bis-alkyl-1,4-diazabutadiene)]. J Am Chem Soc  vol. 125, (15) 4580-4592. 10.1021/ja021022j
  • Zalis S, VLCEK A and Daniel C (2003). The character of low-lying excited states of mixed-ligand metal carbonyls. TD-DFT and CASSCF/CASPT2 study of [W(CO)(4)L] (L = ethylenediamine, N,N '-dialkyl-1,4-diazabutadiene) and [W(CO)(5)L] (L = pyridine, 4-cyanopyridine). Czechoslov. Chem. Commun.  vol. 68, (1) 89-104. 10.1135/cccc20030089

2002

  • Farrell IR, Matousek P, Towrie M, Parker AW, Grills DC, George MW and Vlcek A (2002). Direct observation of competitive ultrafast CO dissociation and relaxation of an MLCT excited state: picosecond time-resolved infrared spectroscopic study of [Cr(CO)(4)(2,2'-bipyridine)]. Inorg Chem  vol. 41, (17) 4318-4323. 10.1021/ic020218h
  • Vlcek A (2002). Preface. Coordin Chem Rev  vol. 230, (1-2) 1-1. 10.1016/s0010-8545(01)00468-4
  • Vlcek A (2002). Highlights of the spectroscopy, photochemistry and electrochemistry of [M(CO)(4)(alpha-diimine)] complexes, M=Cr, Mo, W. Coordin Chem Rev  vol. 230, (1-2) 225-242. 10.1016/s0010-8545(02)00047-4

2001

  • Turki M, Daniel C, Zalis S, Vlcek A, van Slageren J and Stufkens DJ (2001). UV-visible absorption spectra of [Ru(E)(E ')(CO)(2)(iPr-DAB)] (E = E ' = SnPh3 or Cl; E = SnPh3 or Cl, E ' = CH3; iPr-DAB = N,N '-di-isopropyl-1,4-diaza-1,3-butadiene): Combination of CASSCF/CASPT2 and TD-DFT calculations. J Am Chem Soc  vol. 123, (46) 11431-11440. 10.1021/ja010782b
  • Farrell IR, Hartl F, Zalis S, Wanner M, Kaim W and Vlcek A (2001). Electrochemical oxidation of [Cr(CO)(4)(tmp)] to the low-spin Cr(I) species [Cr(CO)(4)(tmp)](+) (tmp=3,4,7,8-tetramethyl-1,10-phenanthroline): an IR, UV-Vis, and EPR spectroelectrochemical and DFT computational study of the accompanying changes in molecular and electronic structure. Inorg Chim Acta  vol. 318, (1-2) 143-151. 10.1016/s0020-1693(01)00421-2
  • Farrell IR, van Slageren J, Zalis S and Vlcek A (2001). Time-resolved emission spectra and TD-DFT excited-state calculations of [W(CO)(4)(1,10-phenanthroline)] and [W(CO)(4)(3,4,7,8-tetramethyl-1,10-phenanthroline)]. Inorg Chim Acta  vol. 315, (1) 44-52. 10.1016/s0020-1693(01)00308-5
  • Guillaumont D, Vlcek A and Daniel C (2001). Photoreactivity of Cr(CO)(4)(2,2 '-bipyridine): Quantum chemistry and photodissociation dynamics. J Phys Chem A  vol. 105, (7) 1107-1114. 10.1021/jp994435o
  • VLCEK A (2001). Electron Transfer Processes in Mononuclear Polypyridine Metal Complexes. Electron Transfer in Chemistry , Editors: Balzani V. Wiley-Vch  10.1002/9783527618248.ch28