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Reuben Jane

Postdoctoral Fellow

Reuben was educated at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. He received his BSc(Hons) in 2005, for which he carried out a project with Professor Alison Downard on diazonium modification of carbon electrodes, and his PhD in 2010, carrying out research into the use of cobalt(III) complexes for surface engineering under the supervision of Associate Professor Richard Hartshorn. In 2011 he began a two year postdoctoral position at Uppsala University in Sweden, working with Dr Reiner Lomoth on ambidentate ruthenium(II) complexes as surface bound molecular switches, and with Dr Sascha Ott on molecular catalysts for homogeneous carbon dioxide reduction. He moved to Grenoble to join the group of Dr Vincent Artero in October 2013, and is working on projects related to hydrogen production and oxidation by materials containing nickel-based catalysts.

Scientific Productions:

1. Voltammetric and spectroscopic characterization of early intermediates in the Co(II)-polypyridyl-catalyzed reduction of water

W.M. Singh, M. Mirmohades, R.T. Jane, T.A. White, L. Hammarström, A. Thapper, R. Lomoth and S. Ott

Chemical Communications, 2013, 49(77), 8638-8640.


2. Heterodinuclear ruthenium(II)-cobalt(III) complexes as models for a new approach to selective cancer treatment

A. M. Downward, R. T. Jane, M. I. J. Polson, E. G. Moore and R. M. Hartshorn

Dalton Transactions, 2012, 41(47), 14425-14432


3. Alternative synthesis and structures of C-monoacetylenic phosphaalkenes

A. Orthaber, E. Öberg, R.T. Jane and S. Ott

Zeitschrift für Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie, 2012, 638(14), 2219-2224


4. Cobalt(III) complexes as functional ligands for metal (oxide) surfaces

R.J. Cooper, R.T. Jane, T.E. Jeffs, R.M. Hartshorn and P.A. Tasker

Chemical Communications, 2012, 48(77), 9583-9585


5. An electrochemical and XPS study of reduction of nitrophenyl films covalently grafted to planar carbon surfaces

S.S.C. Yu, E.S.Q. Tan, R.T. Jane, and A.J. Downard

Langmuir, 2007, 23(22), 11074-11082



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