Here are the publications that have resulted from my time as a research chemist.

The graphics act as links to the articles on the various publisher sites. 

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Speciation and reactivity of heptavalent technetium in strong acids.

Poineau, F.; Burton-Pye, B.P.; Sattelberger, A.P.; Czerwinski, K.R.; German, K.E.; Fattahi, M.; New Journal of Chemistry, 2018,  42(10), 7522-7528. DOI: 10.1039/C7N04912A

Photochemical behavior of the quadruply metal-metal bonded [Tc2Cl8]2-anion in acetonitrile.

Burton-Pye, Benjamin P.; Poineau, Frederic; Bertoia, Julie; Czerwinski, Kenneth R.; Francesconi, Lynn C.; Sattelberger, Alfred P.; Inorganica Chimica Acta. 2016, 453, 724-727. DOI: 10.1016/j.ica.2016.09.041

Aggregation of Heteropolyanions in Aqueous Solutions Exhibiting Short-Range Attractions and Long-Range Repulsions.

Bera, Mrinal K.; Qiao, Baofu; Seifert, Soenke; Burton-Pye, Benjamin P.; Oliviera de la Cruz, Monica; Antonio, Mark R.; Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 2016, 120, 1317-1327. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b10609

p-SCN-BN-HOPO: A Superior Bifunctional Chelator for Zr ImmunoPET. 

Deri, Melissa; Ponalla, Sashikanth; Kozlowski, Paul; Burton-Pye, Benjamin P.; Cicek, Husseyin; Hu, Chinua; Lewis, Jason S.; Francesconi, Lynn C.; Bioconjugate Chemistry. 2015, 26, 2579-2591. DOI:10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.5b00572

Speciation of Technetium Peroxo Complexes in Sulfuric Acid Revisited.

Poineau, Frederic; German, Konstantin E.; Burton-Pye Benjamin P.; Weck Philippe F.; Kim, Eunja; Kriyzhovets, Olga; Safonov, Aleksey; Ilin, Viktor; Francesconi, Lynn C.; Sattelberger, Alfred P.; Czerwinski, Kenneth R.; Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry (APSORC2013 Proceedings). 2015, 303(2), 1163-1167. DOI: 10.1007/s10967-014-3434-1

Structural aspects of heteropolyacid microemulsions.

Bera, Minral K.; Ellis, Ross J.; Burton-Pye, Benjamin P.; Antonio, Mark R.; Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 2014, 16,22566-22574. DOI: 10.1039/c4cp03014a

Insights into stabilization of the 99TcVO core for synthesis of 99TcVO compounds.

McGregor, Donna; Burton-Pye, Benjamin P.; Lukens, Wayne W.; Francesconi, Lynn C.; European Journal of inorganic Chemistry. 2014, 6, 1082-1089. DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201301034

Diperoxo Pertechnetic Acid Characterized by Spectroscopic and Quantum Chemical Studies.

Poineau, Frederic; Weck, Philippe F.; Burton-Pye, Benjamin P.; Kim, Eunja; Francesconi, Lynn C.; Sattelberger, Alfred P.; German, Konstantin E.; Czerwinski, Kenneth R.; European Journal of inorganic Chemistry. 2013, 26, 4595-4600. DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201300383

On the Nature of Heptavalent Technetium in Concentrated Nitric and Perchloric Acid.

Poineau, Frederic; Burton-Pye, Benjamin P.; Maruk, Alesya; Kirakosyan, Gayane: Denden, Ibthihel; Rego, Daniel B.; Johnston, Erik V.; Sattelberger, Alfred P.; Fattahi, Massoud; Francesconi, Lynn C.; German, Konstantin E.; Czerwinski, Kenneth R.; Inorganica Chimica Acta; 2013, 398, 147-150. DOI:10.1016/j.ica.2012.12.028

Reactivity of Pertechnetic Acid in Sulfuric Acid: Technetium Sulfates Complexes Revealed by X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy and First Principles Calculations

Poineau, Frederic; Weck, Philippe F.; Burton-Pye, Benjamin P.; Denden, Ibthihel ; Kim, Eunja; Kerlin, William; Maruk, Alesya; Kirakosyan, Gayane; German, Konstantin E.; Fattahi, Massoud; Francesconi, Lynn C.; Sattelberger Alfred P.; Czerwinski, Kenneth R.; Dalton Transactions; 2013, 42, 4348-4352. DOI:10.1039/c3dt32951h

Ternary phthalocyanato Hf(IV) and Zr(IV) polyoxometalate complexes.

Radivojevic, Ivana; Ithisuphalap, Kemakorn; Burton-Pye, Benjamin P.; Saleh, Raihan; Francesconi, Lynn C.; Drain, Charles M.; Royal Society of Chemistry Advances; 2013, 3, 2174-2177. DOI:10.1039/c2ra22903j

99Tc and Re Incorporated into Metal Oxide Polyoxometalates: Oxidation State Stability Elucidated by Electrochemistry and Theory

Donna McGregor, Benjamin P. Burton-Pye, Israel M. Mbomekalle, Pablo A. Aparicio, Susanna Romo, Xavier Lopez, Josep Poblet and Lynn C. Francesconi.; Inorg. Chem., 2012, 16, 9017-9028. DOI:10.1021/ic3011713

Zirconium(IV) and Hafnium(IV) Porphyrin and Phthalocyanine Complexes as New Dyes for Solar Cell Devices

Ivana Radivojevic, Giorgio Bazzan, Benjamin P. Burton-Pye, Kemakorn Ithisupalup, Raihan Saleh, Michael F. Durstock, Lynn C. Francesconi and Charles Michael Drain; J. Phys. Chem. C, 2012, 116, 15867-15877. DOI: 10.1021/jp301853d

Investigation into the extraction speciation of rare-earth radioisotopes from aqueous solution using polyoxometalates.

Burton-Pye, Benjamin P.; Jones, India; Cutler, Cathy S.; Howell, Robertha C.; Francesconi, Lynn C. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2012, 380, 236-243. DOI: 10.1016/j.ica.2011.09.022

Self-assembly between dicarboxylate ions and a binuclear europium complex: formation of stable adducts and heterometallic lanthanide complexes

James A. Tilney, Thomas Just Sørensen, Benjamin P. Burton-Pye and Stephen Faulkner; Dalton Trans., 2011, 40(45), 12063-12066. DOI: 10.1039/c1dt11103e

A binuclear lanthanide complex consisting of two lanthanide binding domains linked by a m-xylyl bridging unit forms very stable 1:1 adducts with benzene dicarboxylic acids and their derivatives. The complex with isophthalate derivatives is particularly stable.

Photoreduction of 99Tc Pertechnetate by Nanometer-Sized Metal Oxides: New Strategies for Formation and Sequestration of Low-Valent Technetium

Burton-Pye, Benjamin P.; Radivojevic, Ivana; McGregor, Donna; Mbomekalle, Israel M.; Lukens, Wayne W.; Francesconi, Lynn C.; Journal of the American Chemical Society; 2011, 133(46), 18802-18815. DOI: 10.1021/ja2060929

Speciation of organic-soluble europium(III) α1-Wells–Dawson complexes

Benjamin P. Burton-Pye* and Lynn C. Francesconi; Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, (17), 4421-4433. DOI: 10.1039/C0DT1309A

Synthesis, Structure Elucidation, and Redox Properties of 99Tc Complexes of Lacunary Wells−Dawson Polyoxometalates: Insights into Molecular 99Tc−Metal Oxide Interactions

Donna McGregor, Benjamin P. Burton-Pye, Robertha C. Howell, Israel M. Mbomekalle, Wayne W. Lukens, Jr., Fang Bian, Edward Mausolf, Frederic Poineau, Kenneth R. Czerwinski and Lynn C. Francesconi; Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50, (5), 1670. DOI: 10.1021/ic102111t

Series behavior of lanthanoid(III) complexes with the α-1-Wells-Dawson heteropolyoxoanion in acetonitrile: electrochemistry and Ln coordination

Mark R. Antonio, Jing Jing, Benjamin P. Burton-Pye and Lynn C. Francesconi; Dalton Trans., 2010, 7980. DOI: 10.1039/c0dt00394h


Ternary Porphyrinato HfIV and ZrIV Polyoxometalate Complexes

Alexander Falber, Benjamin P. Burton-Pye, Ivana Radivojevic, Louis Todaro, Raihan Saleh, Lynn C. Francesconi and Charles M. Drain; Eur, J. Inorg. Chem., 2009, 17, 2459. DOI: 10.1002/ejic.200900284

Europium(III) Reduction and Speciation within a Wells−Dawson Heteropolytungstate

Jing Jing, Benjamin P. Burton-Pye, Lynn C. Francesconi and Mark Antonio; Inorg. Chem., 2008, 47, (15), 6889. DOI: 10.1021/ic800465e


Influence of the lanthanide ion and solution conditions on formation of lanthanide Wells-Dawson polyoxotungstates

Cheng Zhang, Laurence Bensaid, Donna McGregor, Xikui Fang, Robertha C. Howell, Benjamin P. Burton-Pye, Qunhui Luo, Louis Todaro and Lynn C. Francesconi; Journal of Cluster Sci., 2006, 17, (2), 389. DOI: 10.1007/s10876-006-0066-9

Self-assembly of luminescent ternary complexes between seven-coordinate lanthanide(III) complexes and chromophore bearing carboxylates and phosphonates

Simon J. A. Pope, Benjamin P. Burton-Pye, Rory Berridge, Tahir Kahn, Peter J. Skabara and Stephen Faulkner; Dalton Trans., 2006, 2907. DOI: 10.1039/b600598e


Production and Reactions of Organic-Soluble Lanthanide Complexes of the Monolacunary Dawson [α1-P2W17O61]10- Polyoxotungstate

Cécile Boglio, Géraldine Lenoble, Carine Duhayon, Bernold Hasenknopf, René Thouvenot, Cheng Zhang, Robertha C. Howell, Benjamin P. Burton-Pye, Lynn C. Francesconi, Emmanuel Lacôte, Serge Thorimbert, Max Malacria, Carlos Afonso, and Jean-Claude Tabet; Inorg. Chem., 2006, 45 (3), 1389. DOI:10.1021/ic051679g


Simon J. A. Pope, Benjamin P. Burton-Pye and Stephen Faulkner; Appl. Spec. Rev., 2005, 40, 1. DOI :10.1081/ASR-200038308

In this article, imaging applications of luminescent complexes and recent advances in the design and photophysical behaviour of near-IR responsive complexes are reviewed. Various properties of the luminescent lanthanide complexes are also discussed in detail. (86 references).

Synthesis and luminescence properties of lanthanide complexes incorporating a hydralazine-derived chromophore

Benjamin P. Burton-Pye, Sarah L. Heath and Stephen Faulkner; Dalton Trans., 2005, 146. DOI: 10.1039/b413005g

Reaction of 1-hydrazinophthalazine with chloroacetyl chloride yields 3-chloromethyl-1,2,4-triazolo-phthalazine. Reaction of this product with the tris tert-butyl ester of DO3A yields a triazolophthalazine appended macrocycle. Hydrolysis and complexation with lanthanide ions gives access to a series of lanthanide complexes (Ln = Nd, Eu, Yb, Er); these are all luminescent and exhibit sensitisation of the lanthanide centre by the chromophore.

pH Dependent self-assembly of dimetallic lanthanide complexes

Stephen Faulkner and Benjamin P. Burton-Pye; Chem Commun., 2005, 259. DOI: 10.1039/b412329h

pH dependent self-association has been observed in a series of DO3A-derived lanthanide complexes bearing a carboxylate group that can act as a bridging ligand at high pH, switching on the luminescence from the lanthanide.

Imaging with luminescent lanthanide complexes

R. J. Aarons, B. P. Burton-Pye, S. Faulkner, S. W. Botchway, A. W. Parker, S. Topley, A. Beeby, J. S. Snaith, A. Ashraf, J. Notta.; Lasers for Science Annual Report, 2002, 130

Interaction between tetrathiafulvalene carboxylic acid and ytterbium DO3A: solution state self-assembly of a ternary complex which is luminescent in the near IR

Stephen Faulkner, Benjamin P. Burton-Pye, Tahir Kahn, Leigh R Martin, Steven D. Wray and Peter J. Skabara; Chem. Commun., 2002, 1668. DOI: 10.1039/b204218e

Synthesis and near-IR luminescence properties of neodymium(III) and ytterbium(III) complexes with poly(pyrazolyl)borate ligands

Andrew Beeby, Benjamin P. Burton-Pye, Stephen Faulkner, Graham R. Motson, John C. Jeffery, Jon A. McCleverty and Michael D. Ward; Dalton Trans., 2002, 1923. DOI: 10.1039/b200519k