Publications



276. 2,6-Dimethoxybenzyl Bromide, R. A. Aitken, E. A. Saab and A. M. Z. Slawin, Molbank, 2021, 2021, M1277 (6pp).

275. 4-Chlorobenzyl Chloride, R. A. Aitken and A. M. Z. Slawin, Molbank, 2021, 2021, M1265 (3pp).

274. The vacuum ultraviolet absorption spectra of norbornadiene: Vibrational analysis of the singlet and triplet valence states of norbornadiene by configuration interaction and density functional calculations, M. H. Palmer, S. V. Hoffmann, N. C. Jones, M. Coreno, M. de Simone, C. Grazioli and R. A. Aitken, J. Chem. Phys., 2021, 155, 034308 (14pp).

273. Thiophene-3-carbonyl Chloride, R. A. Aitken and A. M. Z. Slawin, Molbank, 2021, 2021, M1254 (4pp).

272. Measurements of microwave and NMR spectra for 15N substituted formamidinium formate, Z. Zhou, C. Peureux, R. A. Aitken and S. G. Kukolich, J. Mol. Spectrosc., 2021, 378, 111478 (5pp).

271. Homopiperazine (hexahydro-1,4-diazepine), R. A. Aitken, D. K. Sonecha and A. M. Z. Slawin, Molbank, 2021, 2021, M1200 (5pp).

270. (S)-1-(Ethoxycarbonyl)ethyl (2R,5S)-2,5-dimethyl-1,3-dioxolan-4-one-2-carboxylate, R. A. Aitken, O. E. Haslett and A. M. Z. Slawin, Molbank, 2021, 2021, M1178 (4pp).

269. Five-Membered Ring Systems: With O and S (Se, Te) Atoms, R. A. Aitken, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 2020, 32, 345-363.

268. High-level studies of the ionic states of norbornadiene and quadricyclane, including analysis of new experimental photoelectron spectra by configuration interaction and coupled cluster calculations, M. H. Palmer, M. Coreno, M. de Simone, C. Grazioli, R. A. Aitken, S. V. Hoffmann, N. C. Jones and C. Peureux, J. Chem. Phys., 2020, 153, 204303 (16pp).

267. 2,4,6-Trimethylbenzyl chloride (α2-chloroisodurene), R. A. Aitken and A. M. Z. Slawin, Molbank, 2020, 2020, M1156 (4pp).

266. The periodic table and other wallcharts in the teaching of chemistry in St Andrews, 1884-1919, R. A. Aitken and M. P. Gil, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A., 2020, 378, 20190299 (17pp).

265. The vacuum ultraviolet spectrum of cyclohepta-1,3,5-triene: Analysis of the singlet and triplet excited states by ab initio and density functional methods, M. H. Palmer, S. V. Hoffmann, N. C. Jones, M. Coreno, M. de Simone, C. Grazioli and R. A. Aitken, J. Chem. Phys., 2020, 153, 054301 (14pp).

264. The Solid-State Structures of Cyclic NH Carboximides, R. A. Aitken and D. K. Sonecha, Crystals, 2020, 10, 606 (51pp).

263. Synthesis, Structure and Reactivity of Some Chiral Benzylthio Alcohols, 1,3-Oxathiolanes and their S-Oxides, R. A. Aitken, P. Lightfoot and A. W. Thomas, J. Sulfur Chem., 2020, 41, 369-387.

262. Generation and hydrolysis of N-acyloxazolinium salts allowing regiospecific acylation of chiral amino alcohols, R. A. Aitken, A. M. Z. Slawin and A. Wilson, Chem. Heterocycl. Compd., 2020, 56, 611-614.

261. 3,5-Dithiatricyclo[5.2.1.02,6]decan-4-one, R. A. Aitken, N. S. Keddie and A. M. Z. Slawin, Molbank, 2020, 2020, M1126 (5pp).

260. The ground and ionic states of cyclohepta-1,3,5-triene and their relationship to norcaradiene states. New 1H and 13C NMR spectra, and analysis of a new experimental photoelectron spectrum by ab initio methods, M. H. Palmer, R. A. Aitken, M. Coreno, M. de Simone, C. Grazioli, S. V. Hoffmann and N. C. Jones, J. Chem. Phys., 2020, 152, 144301 (15pp).

259. 2,6-exo-8,12-exo-10-Butyl-13-oxa-3,5-dithia-10-azatetracyclo[5.5.1.02,6.08,12]tridecane-9,11-dione, R. A. Aitken, F. M. Fotherby and A. M. Z. Slawin, Molbank, 2020, 2020, M1123 (7pp).

258. The chemistry of thieno[b]pyrrolones, dihydrothieno[b]pyrrolones and their fused derivatives, A. D. Harper and R. A. Aitken, Adv. Heterocycl. Chem., 2020, 131, 165-283.

257. Diethyl Pyrrole-2,5-dicarboxylate, R. A. Aitken, C. Bloomfield, L. J. R. McGeachie and A. M. Z. Slawin, Molbank, 2020, 2020, M1117 (6pp).

256. The X-ray Structure of 4-Aminobenzyl alcohol (4-Aminophenylmethanol), R. A. Aitken, L. Davidson and A. M. Z. Slawin, J. Chem. Crystallogr., 2020, 50, 8-13.

255. The St Andrews periodic table wallchart and its use in teaching, R. A. Aitken and M. P. Gil, Substantia, 2019, 3, Suppl. 4, 47-59.

254. Five-Membered Ring Systems: With O and S (Se, Te) Atoms, R. A. Aitken, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 2019, 31, 379-397.

253. Synthesis of cyclic imides, R. A. Aitken, Chapter 1 in Imides: Medicinal, agricultural, synthetic applications and natural products chemistry, F. A. Luzzio (Ed.), Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2019, pp 1-28.

252. Gas-phase conversion of 1,3-dithiolane-2-thione into 1,3-dithiolan-2-one over molybdenum trioxide, R. A. Aitken, T. E. Curzon and M. J. Andrews, Front. Chem., 2019, 7, 204 (5pp).

251. Synthesis, microwave spectra, x-ray structure and high-level theoretical calculations for formamidinium formate, Z. Zhou, R. A. Aitken, C. Cardinaud, A. M. Z. Slawin, H. Wang, A. M. Daly, M. H. Palmer and S. G. Kukolich, J. Chem. Phys., 2019, 150, 094305 (10pp).

250. The chemistry of thieno[c]pyrrolones, dihydrothieno[c]pyrrolones and their fused derivatives, A. D. Harper and R. A. Aitken, Adv. Heterocycl. Chem., 2019, 127, 227-314.

249. The rotational spectrum and derived structure of 1,2,3-triazine, L. Morina, R. A. Aitken, M. H. Palmer and D. Christen, J. Mol. Spectrosc., 2019, 355, 87-95.

248. Tetrahydro-1,4-thiazine-3,5-dione, R. A. Aitken, A. M. Z. Slawin and P.-P. Yeh, Molbank, 2018, 2018, M1036 (5 pp).

247. Five-Membered Ring Systems: With O and S (Se, Te) Atoms, R. A. Aitken, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 2018, 30, 263-278.

246. Flash vacuum pyrolysis of oxo-stabilised phosphonium ylides containing methoxythiophene and methylthiophene groups, R. A. Aitken and A. N. Garnett, J. Anal. Appl. Pyrol., 2018, 135, 369-378.

245. Further studies on the pyrolytic domino cyclization of stabilized phosphonium ylides bearing an ortho-aminophenyl group, R. A. Aitken, L. Murray and A. M. Z. Slawin, Molecules, 2018, 23, 2153 (12pp).

244. Thiocarbonic Acids and Derivatives (Update 2018), R. A. Aitken, Science of Synthesis, 2018, Volume 18, Chapter 10.15, 303-365.

243. The photoelectron spectra of the isomeric 1- and 2-methyltetrazoles; their equilibrium structures and vibrational analysis by ab initio calculations, M. H. Palmer, M. Coreno, M. de Simone, C. Grazioli, S. V. Hoffmann, N. C. Jones, K. A. Peterson, R. A. Aitken and C. Rouxel, J. Chem. Phys., 2018, 149, 034305 (9pp).

242. Structure and Thermal Reactivity of Some 2-Substituted 1,3-Oxathiolane S-Oxides, R. A. Aitken, S. Henderson and A. M. Z. Slawin, J. Sulfur Chem., 2018, 39 , 422-434.

241. Octahydro-1H,5H,7H-dipyrrolo[1,2-c:1',2'-f][1,3,6]oxadiazocine-5-thione, R. A. Aitken and K. Ali, Molbank, 2018, 2018, M993 (5pp).

240. 5-Amino-3-methyl-1,2,4-thiadiazole, R. A. Aitken and A. M. Z. Slawin, Molbank, 2018, 2018, M977 (5pp).

239. Gas-phase Domino Cyclisation of Phosphonium Ylides Leading to Total Synthesis of Eustifoline D, R. A. Aitken, and L. Murray, Tetrahedron Lett, 2017, 58, 4328-4332.

238. Versatile Pyrolytic Synthesis of Fused Polycyclic Heteroaromatic Compounds, R. A. Aitken and A. N. Garnett, Synthesis, 2017, 49, 4955-4977.

237. The Value of 2JP-CO as a Diagnostic Parameter for the Structure and Thermal Reactivity of Carbonyl-Stablised Phosphonium Ylides, R. A. Aitken, Y. Boubalouta, D. Chang, L. P. Cleghorn, I. P. Gray, N. Karodia, E. J. Reid and A. M. Z. Slawin, Tetrahedron, 2017, 73, 6275-6285.

236. Synthesis of Electro-active Compounds Suitable for Adsorption on Metal Surfaces, R. A. Aitken and S. J. Jethwa, Org. Prep. Proced. Int., 2017, 49, 389-414.

235. Five-Membered Ring Systems: With O and S (Se, Te) Atoms, R. A. Aitken, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 2017, 29, 337-352.

234. New reactions and reactive intermediates in the pyrolysis of cyclic phosphonium ylides, R. A. Aitken, V. Bjørnstad, T. Massil, J. Skramstad and R. J. Young, Arkivoc, 2017, (iii), 293-301.

233. Base-induced Cyclisation of ortho-Substituted 2-Phenyloxazolines to Give 3-Aminobenzofurans and Related Heterocycles, R. A. Aitken, A. D. Harper and A. M. Z. Slawin, Synlett, 2017, 28, 1738-1742.

232. Thiophene-Based Quinomethane Analogs, R. A. Aitken and A. D. Harper, Adv. Heterocycl. Chem., 2017, 123, 169-243.

231. Flash vacuum pyrolysis of benzylidene halides, benzotrihalides and aryl halides over magnesium, R. A. Aitken, P. K. G. Hodgson and A. O. Oyewale, J. Anal. Appl. Pyrol., 2017, 124, 618-630.

230. Syntheses of Combretastatins D-1, D-2, and D-4 via Ring Contraction by Flash Vacuum Pyrolysis, M. Harras, W. Milius, R. A. Aitken and R. Schobert, J. Org. Chem., 2017, 82, 579-587.

229. New Gas-phase Domino Processes Leading to Benzpyranones and Benzofurans, R. A. Aitken and D. Chang, Heterocycles, 2016, 93, 164-184.

228. Flash vacuum pyrolysis of o-phenylene sulfite: formation and purification of cyclopentadienone dimer, R. A. Aitken and C. E. R. Horsburgh, in Comprehensive Organic Chemistry Experiments for the Laboratory Classroom, C. A. M. Afonso, N. R. Candeias, D. Pereira Simao, A. F. Trinidade, J. A. S. Coelho, B. Tan and R. Franzen (Eds.), RSC, Cambridge, 2016, Chapter 10.9, 690-693.

227. Synthesis, Structure and Unusual Reactivity of a Stable 3-(Oxazolidin-2-ylidene)thiophen-2-one, R. A. Aitken, A. D. Harper and A. M. Z. Slawin, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 10527-10531.

226. Five-Membered Ring Systems: With O and S (Se, Te) Atoms, R. A. Aitken and G.-I. Dragomir, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 2016, 28, 341-359.

225. Regioselective bromination of 1,4-dimethoxy-2,3-dimethylbenzene and conversion into sulfur-functionalised benzoquinones, R. A. Aitken, S. J. Jethwa, N. V. Richardson and A. M. Z. Slawin, Tetrahedron Lett., 2016, 57, 1563-1566.

224. Novel reaction of 3,4-dibromofuran with azo diesters to give tetrahydropyridazinones, K. M. Aitken, R. A. Aitken and A. M. Z. Slawin, RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 22969-22972.

223. Variable temperature 1H and 13C NMR study of restricted rotation in N,N-bis(2-hydroxyethyl)acetamide, R. A. Aitken, M. H. Smith and H. S. Wilson, J. Mol. Struct., 2016, 1113, 171-173.

222. Synthesis, structure and pyrolysis of stabilised phosphonium ylides containing saturated oxygen heterocycles, R. A. Aitken, N. Karodia, H. B. McCarron, C. Rouxel, N. Sahabo and A. M. Z. Slawin, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2016, 14, 1794-1804.

221. The X-ray Structures of 2,4-Dibromothiazole and 2,4-diacetyl-5-bromothiazole, K. M. Aitken, R. A. Aitken, C. I. MacGregor, M. D. M. Traore and A. M. Z. Slawin, J. Chem. Crystallogr., 2015, 45, 461-465.

220. Five-Membered Ring Systems: With O and S (Se, Te) Atoms, R. A. Aitken and G.-I. Dragomir, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 2015, 27, 305-319.

219. Recent Advances in the Synthesis of Heterocyclic Compounds using Flash Vacuum Pyrolysis, R. A. Aitken and Y. Boubalouta, Adv. Heterocycl. Chem., 2015, 115, 93-150.

218. Synthesis of (R)-Lactic Acid and (2R,4R)-2-tert-Butyl-5-methyl-1,3-dioxolan-4-one, R. A. Aitken, A. Meehan and L. A. Power, Synthesis, 2015, 47, 1557-1559.

217. Novel ether and thioether macrocycles from phthalaldehyde, R. A. Aitken, C. Hauduc, R. S. McLennan, A. M. Z. Slawin and H. S. Wilson, Tetrahedron Lett., 2015, 56, 1937-1940.

216. Unexpected rearrangement during the gas-phase dehalogenation approach to benzodithiophenes, R. A. Aitken and A. O. Oyewale, RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 19379-19381.

215. Five-Membered Ring Systems: With O and S (Se, Te) Atoms, R. A. Aitken and L. A. Power, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 2014, 26, 307-322.

214. Unexpected Pyrolytic Behaviour of Substituted Benzo[c]thiopyran and Thieno[2,3-c]thiopyran S,S-dioxides, R. A. Aitken, C. Hauduc, M. S. Hossain, E. McHale, A. L. Schwan, A. M. Z. Slawin, and C. A. Stewart, Aust. J. Chem., 2014, 67, 1288-1295.

213. Adsorption of a dihydro-TTF derivative on Au(111) via a thiolate bonding complex to gold adatoms, S. J. Jethwa, F. Grillo, H. A. Früchtl, G. J. Simpson, M.-J. Treanor, R. Schaub, S. M. Francis, N. V. Richardson and R. A. Aitken, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 10140-10143.

212. One Sulfur, Selenium, or Tellurium Atom and One Nitrogen or Phosphorus Atom (Update 2014), R. A. Aitken and A. Meehan, Science of Synthesis, 2014, Volume 17, Chapter 1.3.9, 179-198.

211. One Oxygen and One Nitrogen or Phosphorus Atom (Update 2014), R. A. Aitken and A. Meehan, Science of Synthesis, 2014, Volume 17, Chapter 1.2.5, 149-177.

210. The X-ray Structure of N-Acetylaminophthalimide, an Atypical Triacylhydrazine, K. M. Aitken, R. A. Aitken and A. M. Z. Slawin, J. Chem. Crystallogr., 2014, 44, 25-29.

209. Formation of Unexpected Heterocyclic Products from Pyrolysis of Thiocarbonyl Stabilised Phosphonium Ylides, R. A. Aitken, G. Barker, L. P. Cleghorn, E. J. Reid and S. S. Roberts, Heterocycles, 2014, 88, 1135-1147.

208. Carbonic Acid Halides (Update 2013), R. A. Aitken and Y. Boubalouta, Science of Synthesis, 2013, Volume 18, Chapter 3.7, 127-160.

207. 1,4-Oxazine, R. A. Aitken, K. M. Aitken, P. G. Carruthers, M.-A. Jean and A. M. Z. Slawin, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 11367-11369.

206. Mono-, di- and trithioorthocarbamates, R. A. Aitken and K. Ali, J. Sulfur Chem., 2013, 34, 480-501.

205. Five-Membered Ring Systems: With O and S (Se, Te) Atoms, R. A. Aitken and L. A. Power, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 2013, 25, 277-289.

204. Isolation, structure determination and synthesis of a trichlorodihydroxybibenzyl from a terrestrial plant, R. A. Aitken, J. Bouquet, J. Frank, A. L. G. Gidlow, Y. L. Powder, R. S. Ramsewak and W. F. Reynolds, RSC Advances, 2013, 3, 7230-7232.

203. The X-ray Structure of 5-Chlorosalicylaldehyde, R. A. Aitken, A. L. G. Gidlow, R. S. Ramsewak and A. M. Z. Slawin, J. Chem. Crystallogr., 2013, 43, 65-69.

202. Recent Advances in the Chemistry of 1,3-Dioxoles and 1,3-Oxathioles: An Update, R. A. Aitken and L. A. Power, Adv. Heterocycl. Chem., 2013, 108, 163-193.

201. 1,4-Dichloro-2,3-bis(chloromethyl)butane, D. B. Cordes, K. M. Aitken and R. A. Aitken, Acta Cryst., Sect. E, 2012, 68, o3495.

200. Five-Membered Ring Systems: With O and S (Se, Te) Atoms, R. A. Aitken and L. A. Power, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 2012, 24, 303-316.

199. Convenient Preparation of Long-Chain Dialkyl Phosphates: Synthesis of Dialkyl Phosphates, R. A. Aitken, C. J. Collett and S. T. E. Mesher, Synthesis, 2012, 44, 2515-2518.

198. 1,2,3-Trithioles, Their Benzo Derivatives, and Selenium and Tellurium Analogues, R. A. Aitken, Science of Synthesis, 2012, Volume 13, Chapter 32, 149-198.

197. Experimental and theoretical molecular and electronic structures of the N-oxides of pyridazine, pyrimidine and pyrazine, R. A. Aitken, B. Fodi, M. H. Palmer, A. M. Z. Slawin and J. Yang, Tetrahedron, 2012, 68, 5845-5851.

196. Synthesis of norbornane-fused 1,3-dithiolanes and evaluation of 1,3-dithiolane-containing polymers as absorbants for mercury(II) salts, R. A. Aitken, K. M. Aitken, S. Lambert, R. Playfair and N. J. Wilson, Heterocycles, 2012, 84, 1113-1122.

195. Improved Synthesis and Characterisation of 1,3,4-Oxadiazole, K. M. Aitken and R. A. Aitken, Arkivoc, 2012, 13, part v, 75-79.

194. Five-Membered Ring Systems: With O and S (Se, Te) Atoms, R. A. Aitken and L. A. Power, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 2011, 23, 293-302.

193. Five-Membered Ring Systems: With O and S (Se, Te) Atoms, R. A. Aitken and L. A. Power, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 2010, 22, 309-320.

192. Unexpected Rearrangement Leading to Formation of a 1,3-Bis(triphenylphosphonio)prop-1-en-3-idyl Carboxylate, R. A. Aitken, L. P. Cleghorn, R. M. Leitch, L. C. Morrill and A. M. Z. Slawin, Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2010, 3211-3214.

191. The X-ray structures of sulfones, F. A. M. Rudolph, A. L. Fuller, A. M. Z. Slawin, M. Bühl, R. A. Aitken and J. D. Woollins, J. Chem. Crystallogr., 2010, 40, 253-265.

190. Nitroalkanes, K. M. Aitken and R. A. Aitken, Science of Synthesis, 2009, Volume 41, Chapter 1, 9-258.

189. Alkenes: Synthesis from Arenes and Polyenes by Addition Reactions, K. M. Aitken and R. A. Aitken, Science of Synthesis, 2009, Volume 47b, Chapter 1.6, 1017-1066.

188. Thermal rearrangement of thiocarbonyl-stabilised triphenylphosphonium ylides leading to (Z)-1-diphenylphosphino-2-phenylsulfenylalkenes, R. A. Aitken, G. Dawson, N. S. Keddie, H. Kraus, A. M. Z. Slawin, J. Wheatley and J. D. Woollins, Chem. Commun., 2009, 7381-7383.

187. Cascade synthesis of new tetracyclic heteroaromatic thieno[2,3-b]pyridine-containing ring systems, R. A. Aitken, and A. N. Garnett, New J. Chem., 2009, 33, 2402-2404.

186. Five-Membered Ring Systems: With O and S (Se, Te) Atoms, R. A. Aitken, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 2009, 21, 296-307.

185. The X-Ray Structures of Sulfoxides, A. L. Fuller, R. A. Aitken, B. M. Ryan, A. M. Z. Slawin and J. D. Woollins, J. Chem. Crystallogr., 2009, 39, 407-415.

184. New Gas-Phase Cascade Reactions of Stabilized Phosphorus Ylides Leading to Ring-Fused Indoles and to Quinolines, R. A. Aitken and L. Murray, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 9781-9783.

183. Five-Membered Ring Systems: With O and S (Se, Te) Atoms, R. A. Aitken and L. A. Power, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 2008, 20, 253-264.

182. Linear Alkynes, Synthesis from Other Alkynes, R. A. Aitken and K. M. Aitken, Science of Synthesis, 2008, Volume 43, Chapter 8.3, 555-630.

181. Thermal Rearrangement of Indolyl Oxime Esters to Pyridoindoles, F. Portela-Cubillo, B. A. Surgenor, R. A. Aitken and J. C. Walton, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 8124-8127.

180. High-resolution infrared and theoretical study of the fundamental bands ν6, ν7, ν9 and ν13 of 1,2,3-thiadiazole, F. Hegelund, R. Wugt Larsen, R. A. Aitken, P. Melec and M. H. Palmer, J. Mol. Spectrosc., 2008, 250, 8-19.

179. Rearrangement during halogenation of 2-hydroxy-1,2-diphenylpropan-1-one (α-methylbenzoin), K. M. Aitken and R. A. Aitken, Tetrahedron, 2008, 64, 5217-5220.

178. Synthesis of 2,4-diacetylthiazole and 2,5-diacetylthiazole, K. M. Aitken and R. A. Aitken, Tetrahedron, 2008, 64, 4384-4386.

177. 1,4-Thiazines and their Benzo Derivatives, R. A. Aitken and K. M. Aitken, Chapter 8.09 in Comprehensive Heterocyclic Chemistry 3rd Edition, Elsevier, 2008, Vol 8, 607-675.

176. 1,4-Oxazines and their Benzo Derivatives, R. A. Aitken and K. M. Aitken, Chapter 8.06 in Comprehensive Heterocyclic Chemistry 3rd Edition, Elsevier, 2008, Vol 8, 461-511.

175. 1,3-Dioxoles and 1,3-Oxathioles, R. A. Aitken and L. A. Power, Chapter 4.10 in Comprehensive Heterocyclic Chemistry 3rd Edition, Elsevier, 2008, Vol 4, 841-891.

174. 1,2-Dioxoles and 1,2-Oxathioles, R. A. Aitken and L. A. Power, Chapter 4.09 in Comprehensive Heterocyclic Chemistry 3rd Edition, Elsevier, 2008, Vol 4, 823-839.

173. High-resolution infrared and theoretical study of the fundamental bands ν2, ν4 and ν9 and the c-Coriolis interacting dyad ν5, ν14 of 1,3,4-thiadiazole, F. Hegelund, R. Wugt Larsen, R. A. Aitken and M. H. Palmer, J. Mol. Spectrosc., 2008, 248, 161-167.

172. Pyrolytic decomposition of simple acetylenic esters, R. A. Aitken and J. J. Morrison, Arkivoc, 2008, 9, part x, 103-112.

171. High-resolution infrared and theoretical study of four fundamental bands of gaseous 1,3,4-oxadiazole between 800 and 1600 cm-1, F. Hegelund, R. Wugt Larsen, R. A. Aitken, K. M. Aitken and M. H. Palmer, J. Mol. Spectrosc., 2007, 246, 198-212.

170. Five-Membered Ring Systems: With O and S (Se, Te) Atoms, R. A. Aitken and L. A. Power, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 2007, 19, 277-287.

169. Nitroarenes, K. M. Aitken and R. A. Aitken, Science of Synthesis, 2007, Volume 31b, Chapter 21, 1183-1320.

168. Kinetic and mechanistic study on the thermal reactivity of stabilized phosphorus ylides, part 3: [(Acetyl)(arylcarbamoyl)methylene]triphenylphosphoranes and [(alkoxycarbonyl)(arylcarbamoyl)methylene]triphenylphosphoranes and their thiocarbamoyl analogues, R. A Aitken, N. A. Al-Awadi, G. Dawson, O. El-Dusouqui, K. Kaul and A. Kumar, Int. J. Chem. Kinet., 2007, 39, 6-16.

167. Five-Membered Ring Systems: With O and S (Se, Te) Atoms, R. A. Aitken and L. A. Power, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 2006, 18, 276-287.

166. The unusual reaction of isatoic anhydride with acetyl- and benzoylmethylenetriphenylphosphoranes, E. N. Koz'minykh, V. I. Goncharov, R. A. Aitken, V. O. Koz'minykh and K. Sh. Lomidze, Khim Geterotsikl. Soedin., 2006, 42, 1273-1274.

165. Unusual pathway of the reaction of 4-benzoyl-5-phenylfuran-2,3-dione with acetylmethylenetriphenylphosphorane and methyl triphenylphosphoranylidene acetate, E. N. Koz'minykh, V. I. Goncharov, R. A. Aitken and V. O. Koz'minykh, Russ. J. Gen. Chem., 2006, 76, 1226-1231.

164. Synthesis, thermal reactivity and kinetics of stabilised phosphorus ylides. Part 2. [(Arylcarbamoyl)(cyano)methylene]triphenylphosphoranes and their thiocarbamoyl analogues, R. A Aitken, N. A. Al-Awadi, O. M. E. El-Dusouqui, D. M. M. Farrell and A. Kumar, Int. J. Chem. Kinet., 2006, 38, 496-502.

163. High-resolution infrared and theoretical study of gaseous 1,2,5-selenadiazole in the 600-1400 cm-1 range, F. Hegelund, R. Wugt Larsen, R. A. Aitken and M. H. Palmer, J. Mol. Spectrosc., 2006, 236, 189-200.

162. Synthetic applications of chiral 1,3-dioxolan-4-ones and 3-acyloxazolidin-5-ones, R. A. Aitken, S. D. McGill and L. A. Power, Arkivoc, 2006, 7, part vii, 293-300.

161. High-resolution infrared analysis of seven fundamental bands of gaseous isothiazole between 750 and 1500 cm-1, F. Hegelund, R. Wugt Larsen, R. A. Aitken and M. H. Palmer, J. Mol. Struct., 2006, 780-781, 45-56.

160. A high-resolution infrared study of five bands of 1,2,5-thiadiazole in the range 750-1250 cm-1 together with ab initio and DFT studies, F. Hegelund, R. Wugt Larsen, R. A. Aitken and M. H. Palmer, J. Mol. Spectrosc., 2005, 233, 256-268.

159. Five-Membered Ring Systems: With O and S (Se, Te) Atoms, R. A. Aitken, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 2005, 17, 227-237.

158. 2-Functionalised Arsaalkenes and α-Functionalised Arsonium Ylides, R. A. Aitken, Science of Synthesis, 2005, Volume 22, Chapter 6, 601-616.

157. 2-Functionalised Phosphaalkenes, R. A. Aitken, Science of Synthesis, 2005, Volume 22, Chapter 5, 565-600.

156. A new synthesis of 2-thiazolines: pyrolysis of 3-thioacyloxazolidin-5-ones, R. A. Aitken and S. D. McGill, Phosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon, 2005, 180, 1519-1520 (Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on the Organic Chemistry of Sulfur).

155. Synthesis and properties of a benzoquinone - dihydrotetrathiafulvalene diad, R. A. Aitken, S. J. Costello and N. J. Wilson, Phosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon, 2005, 180, 1363-1367 (Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on the Organic Chemistry of Sulfur).

154. Functions With at Least One Chalcogen Other Than Oxygen, R. A. Aitken, Chapter 5.27 in Comprehensive Organic Functional Group Transformations II, Elsevier, 2005, Vol. 5, 975-990.

153. Functions Containing One Phosphorus and Either Another Phosphorus or As, Sb, Bi, Si, Ge, B or a Metal, R. A. Aitken, Chapter 4.12 in Comprehensive Organic Functional Group Transformations II, Elsevier, 2005, Vol. 4, 539-573.

152. Ketenimines and Their P, As, Sb and Bi Analogues, R. A. Aitken, Chapter 3.17 in Comprehensive Organic Functional Group Transformations II, Elsevier, 2005, Vol. 3, 605-619.

151. Synthesis, thermal reactivity and kinetics of substituted [(benzoyl)(phenylcarbamoyl)methylene]triphenylphosphoranes and their thiocarbamoyl analogues, R. A. Aitken, N. A. Al-Awadi, G. Dawson, O. El-Dusouqui, D. M. M. Farrell, K. Kaul and A. Kumar, Tetrahedron, 2005, 61, 129-135.

150. Five-Membered Ring Systems: With O and S (Se, Te) Atoms, R. A. Aitken, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 2004, 16, 272-282.

149. The infrared spectrum of isothiazole in the range 600-1500 cm-1, including a high-resolution study of the ν11 (A') band at 818 cm-1 and the ν16 (A'') band at 727 cm-1, together with ab initio studies of the full spectrum, F. Hegelund, R. Wugt Larsen, R. A. Aitken, H. Kraus and M. H. Palmer, Molecular Physics, 2004, 102, 1583-1595.

148. Applications of Phosphorus (III) and (V) Compounds as Reagents in Synthesis, R. A. Aitken and N. Karodia, Chapter 3 in Organophosphorus Chemistry - A Practical Approach, Ed P. Murphy, Oxford University Press, 2004, 51-97.

147. Selenazoles and Tellurazoles Containing One or More Other Heteroatoms, R. A. Aitken, Science of Synthesis, 2004, Volume 13, Chapter 27, 777-822.

146. Five-Membered Ring Systems: With O and S (Se, Te) Atoms, R. A. Aitken and S. J. Costello, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 2003, 15, 249-260.

145. Synthesis and Pyrolytic and Kinetic Behaviour of β,δ'-Dioxo Stabilised Phosphorus Ylides: Convenient Preparation of γ,δ-Alkynylketones and 2,3-Functionalised Butadienes, R. A. Aitken, N. A. Al-Awadi, M. E. Balkovich, H. J. Bestmann, O. Clem, S. Gibson, A. Groß, A. Kumar and Th. Röder, Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2003, 840-847.

144. A New Crystalline Zwitterionic Product from Reaction of Bu3P and DMAD, R. A. Aitken, S. J. Costello, A. M. Z. Slawin and N. J. Wilson, Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2003, 623-625.

143. Five-Membered Ring Systems: With O and S (Se, Te) Atoms, R. A. Aitken and S. J. Costello, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 2002, 14, 222-234.

142. Flash vacuum pyrolysis of stabilised phosphorus ylides. Part 17. Preparation of aliphatic amino acid derived γ-alkoxycarbonylamino-β-oxo ylides and pyrolysis to give α,β-acetylenic-γ-amino acid and GABA analogues, R. A. Aitken, N. Karodia, T. Massil and R. J. Young, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 2002, 533-541.

141. Flash Vacuum Pyrolysis of Oxazolidine-2,4-diones, R. A. Aitken and A. W. Thomas, Arkivoc, 2002, 3, Part iii, 71-79.

140. A Synthetic and NMR Conformational Study of Spiro Cyclic Quaternary Ammonium Salts, R. A. Aitken, E. F. Philp, F. G. Riddell and M. H. Smith, Arkivoc, 2002, 3, Part iii, 63-70.

139. Natural abundance 33S NMR spectroscopy. The first spectra of several major compound types, R. A. Aitken, S. Arumugam, S. T. E. Mesher and F. G. Riddell, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 2, 2002, 225-226.

138. Flash vacuum pyrolysis over magnesium. Part 1. Pyrolysis of benzylic, other aryl/alkyl and aliphatic halides, R. A. Aitken, P. K. G. Hodgson, J. J. Morrison and A. O. Oyewale, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 2002, 402-415.

137. Gas-Phase Tandem Cyclisation as a Route to Fused-Ring Heterocycles, R. A. Aitken and A. N. Garnett, Abhath Al Yarmouk, 2001, 10, 219-229.

136. Synthesis and pyrolysis of tetrahydro-1,4-oxazine-3,5-diones and tetrahydro-1,4-thiazine-3,5-diones, R. A. Aitken, D. M. M. Farrell and E. H. M. Kirton, Khim. Geterotsikl. Soedin., 2001, 1678-1683.

135. Five-Membered Ring Systems: With O and S (Se, Te) Atoms, R. A. Aitken, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 2001, 13, 205-216.

134. Heterocyclic Acyl and Formyl Anion Equivalents, R. A. Aitken and A. W. Thomas, Adv. Heterocycl. Chem., 2001, 79, 89-114.

133. An Eight-Stage Gas-Phase Cascade Reaction Leading to 7-(2-Benzothienyl)benzofuran and 2,7'-Bi(benzofuran), R. A. Aitken, and A. N. Garnett, Synlett, 2001, 228-229.

132. Formation and structure of a novel zwitterionic phosphoniocyclopentenonide from Bu3P, DMAD and COS, R. A. Aitken, P. Lightfoot and N. J. Wilson, Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2001, 35-37.

131. Preparation of heterocyclic phosphorus ylides containing the tetramic acid ring system and seven-membered ring vinylogues, R. A. Aitken, G. M. Buchanan, N. Karodia, T. Massil and R. J. Young, Tetrahedron Lett., 2001, 42, 141-143.

130. Five-Membered Ring Systems: With O and S (Se, Te) Atoms, R. A. Aitken, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 2000, 12, 204-218.

129. Heterocyclic Phosphorus Ylides, R. A. Aitken and T. Massil, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 2000, 12, 22-36.

128. Phosphorus Analogues of Indolizines, R. A. Aitken, Science of Synthesis, 2000, Volume 10, Chapter 20, 839-841.

127. Dibenzophospholes, R. A. Aitken, Science of Synthesis, 2000, Volume 10, Chapter 19, 817-838.

126. Benzo[c]phospholes, R. A. Aitken, Science of Synthesis, 2000, Volume 10, Chapter 18, 809-815.

125. Benzo[b]phospholes, R. A. Aitken, Science of Synthesis, 2000, Volume 10, Chapter 17, 789-808.

124. Flash Vacuum Pyrolysis of α-Acyl-o-methoxybenzylidenetriphenylphosphoranes to give 2-Substituted Benzofurans, R. A. Aitken, Arkivoc, 2000, 1, 798-805.

123. Synthesis and structure of highly polarised double-bond compounds derived from S-proline, R. A. Aitken, K. Ali, N. de Elena and P. Lightfoot, Tetrahedron Lett., 2000, 41, 7965-7968.

122. Oxidation of a 4-Substituted Chiral Oxazoline using MCPBA and NO2, R. A. Aitken and D. P. Armstrong, Arkivoc, 2000, 1, 186-192.

121. A new reaction of electron-rich thiophenemethanols, R. A. Aitken and A. N. Garnett, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 2000, 3020-3021.

120. Synthesis and Antitumour Activity of New Derivatives of Flavone-8-acetic Acid (FAA). Part 4: Variation of the Basic Structure, R. A. Aitken, M. C. Bibby, P. A. Cooper, J. A. Double, A. L. Laws, (the late) R. B. Ritchie and D. W. J. Wilson, Arch. Pharm. Pharm. Med. Chem., 2000, 333, 181-188.

119. Cation-directed synthesis of novel zeolite-like metalloaluminophosphates STA-6 and STA-7 in the presence of azamacrocycle templates, P. A. Wright, M. J. Maple, A. M. Z. Slawin, V. Patinec, R. A. Aitken, S. Welsh and P. A. Cox, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2000, 1243-1248.

118. The solid state conformation of oxo stabilised ylides: X-ray structures of four new polyoxo phosphorus ylides, R. A. Aitken, N. Karodia and P. Lightfoot, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans 2, 2000, 333-340.

117. Synthesis of a Novel Microporous Magnesioaluminophosphate, STA-6, Containing an Unbound Azamacrocycle, V. Patinec, P. A. Wright, P. Lightfoot, R. A. Aitken and P. A. Cox, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1999, 3909-3911.

116. Formation of New Heterocycles using Bun3P⋅COS, R. A. Aitken and N. J. Wilson, Phosphorus Sulfur Silicon Relat. Elem., 1999, 147, 431.

115. Polyphosphonium salts as templates for new zeolites, R. A. Aitken, V. Patinec and P. A. Wright, Phosphorus Sulfur Silicon Relat. Elem., 1999, 147, 307.

114. Synthesis of amino acid derived cyclic phosphorus ylides, R. A. Aitken, N. Karodia, T. Massil and R. J. Young, Phosphorus Sulfur Silicon Relat. Elem., 1999, 147, 245.

113. Pyrolysis of cyclic polyoxo phosphorus ylides, R. A. Aitken, V. Bjørnstad, T. Massil and J. Skramstad, Phosphorus Sulfur Silicon Relat. Elem., 1999, 144-146, 577-580.

112. The Use of Triquaternary Alkylammonium Ions in the Synthesis of STA-5, a Magnesioaluminophosphate with the BPH Framework Topology, V. Patinec, P. A. Wright, R. A. Aitken, P. Lightfoot, S. D. J. Purdie, P. A. Cox, A. Kvick and G. Vaughan, Chem. Mater., 1999, 11, 2456-2462.

111. Five-Membered Ring Systems: With O and S (Se, Te) Atoms, R. A. Aitken and N. J. Wilson, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 1999, 11, 200-212.

110. New reactions of cyclic sulfoxides under Pummerer conditions, R. A. Aitken, L. Hill, P. Lightfoot and N. J. Wilson, Chem. Commun., 1999, 1673-1674.

109. Flash vacuum pyrolysis of stabilised phosphorus ylides. Part 16. Model studies for the construction of conjugated polymers, R. A. Aitken, M. J. Drysdale, L. Hill, K. W. Lumbard, J. R. MacCallum and S. Seth, Tetrahedron, 1999, 55, 11039-11050.

108. Formation of Four-membered rings Using the Intramolecular Wittig Reaction: Convenient Generation of Functionalised Butadienes, R. A. Aitken, M. E. Balkovich, H. J. Bestmann, O. Clem, S. E. Gibson and T. Röder, Synlett, 1999, 1235-1236.

107. Pyrolysis of organic derivatives of gold and silver, R. A. Aitken, Chemistry of the functional groups, Special 100th volume, Eds S. Patai and Z. Rappoport, 1999, 387-399.

106. Generation and Reactivity of a 3H-Phosphaindene: the first 3H-Phosphole, R. A. Aitken, P. N. Clasper and N. J. Wilson, Tetrahedron Lett., 1999, 40, 5271-5274.

105. Pyrolysis of tricyclic cyclobutane-fused sulfolanes as a route to cis-1,2-divinyl compounds and their Cope-derived products, R. A. Aitken, J. I. G. Cadogan, I. Gosney, C. M. Humphries (née Buchan), L. M. McLaughlin, and S. J. Wyse, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 1999, 605-614.

104. Flash vacuum pyrolysis of stabilised phosphorus ylides. Part 15. Generation of alkoxycarbonyl(sulfenyl)carbenes and their intramolecular insertion to give alkenyl sulfides, R. A. Aitken, J. M. Armstrong, M. J. Drysdale, F. C. Ross and B. M. Ryan, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 1999, 593-604.

103. Unusually direct synthesis of mono- and di-substituted tetrathiafulvalenes, R. A. Aitken, L. Hill and N. J. Wilson, Tetrahedron Lett., 1999, 40, 1061-1064.

102. Reaction of Stabilised Phosphorus Ylides with Nitrogen Dioxide, R. A. Aitken and N. Karodia, Eur. J. Org. Chem., 1999, 251-254.

101. Oxalylmethylenephosphoranes III. Synthesis and vacuum flash pyrolysis of ethyl esters of 3-triphenylphosphoranylidene-4-aryl-2,4-dioxobutanoic acids, E. N. Koz'minykh, E. S. Berezina, V. O. Koz'minykh, R. A. Aitken, N. Karodia and T. Massil, Zh. Obshch. Khim, 1998, 68, 420-424.

100. Synthesis and Antitumour Activity of New Derivatives of Flavone-8-acetic Acid (FAA). Part 3: 2-Heteroaryl Derivatives, R. A. Aitken, M. C. Bibby, F. Bielefeldt, J. A. Double, A. L. Laws, A.-L. Mathieu, R. B. Ritchie and D. W. J. Wilson, Arch. Pharm. Pharm. Med. Chem., 1998, 331, 405-411.

99. Solution and solid state structure of highly delocalised 5-triphenylphosphoranylidene-cyclopentene-3,4-diones, R. A. Aitken, E. N. Kozminykh, V. O. Kozminykh and P. Lightfoot, Phosphorus Sulfur Silicon Relat. Elem., 1998, 134/135, 487-492.

98. Flash vacuum pyrolysis of stabilised phosphorus ylides. Part 14. Tandem cyclisation of intermediate aryloxy and arylthio radicals leading to tri- and tetra-cyclic aromatic heterocycles, R. A. Aitken, G. Burns and J. J. Morrison, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 1998, 3937-3941.

97. Five-Membered Ring Systems: With O and S (Se, Te) Atoms, R. A. Aitken and T. Massil, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 1998, 10, 195-208.

96. Formation of Heterocyclic Compounds Using Carbon Disulfide, R. A. Aitken and N. J. Wilson, Sulfur Reports, 1998, 21, 81-137.

95. Flash vacuum pyrolysis of stabilised phosphorus ylides. Part 13. Extrusion of Ph3P from sulfinyl ylides and reactivity of the resulting sulfinyl carbenes, R. A. Aitken, M. J. Drysdale and B. M. Ryan, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 1998, 3345-3348.

94. The solution structure of β,γ-dioxoalkyl(triphenyl)phosphonium salts, R. A. Aitken and N. Karodia, Tetrahedron, 1998, 54, 9223-9228.

93. Reaction of stabilised arsonium ylides with acetylenic esters: convenient ring synthesis of a tetrasubstituted benzene, R. A. Aitken, A. J. Blake, I. Gosney, R. O. Gould, D. Lloyd and R. A. Ormiston, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 1998, 1801-1805.

92. Flash vacuum pyrolysis of stabilised phosphorus ylides. Part 12. Extrusion of Ph3P from sulfonyl ylides and reactivity of the resulting sulfonylcarbenes, R. A. Aitken, M. J. Drysdale, G. Ferguson and A. J. Lough, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 1998, 875-880.

91. Synthesis and pyrolytic behaviour of chiral thiazolidine 1,1-dioxides, R. A. Aitken and S. T. E. Mesher, J. Chem. Res. (S), 1998, 76-77; J. Chem. Res. (M), 1998, 564-579.

90. Behaviour of dioxolanones as chiral acyl anion equivalents, R. A. Aitken and A. W. Thomas, Synlett, 1998, 102-104.

89. Flash vacuum pyrolysis of dichlorophosphines over magnesium: Generation and reactivity of simple phosphinidenes, R. A. Aitken, W. Masamba and N. J. Wilson, Tetrahedron Lett., 1997, 38, 8417-8420.

88. Direct One Pot Construction of Norbornane-fused Dihydrotetrathiafulvalenes, R. A. Aitken, L. Hill and P. Lightfoot, Tetrahedron Lett., 1997, 38, 7927-7930.

87. Flash vacuum pyrolysis of stabilised phosphorus ylides. Part 11. Unexpected generation and rearrangement of acetyl benzotriazolyl carbene, R. A. Aitken, I. M. Fairhurst, A. Ford, P. E. Y. Milne, D. W. Russell and M. Whittaker, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 1997, 3107-3112.

86. Flash vacuum pyrolysis of stabilised phosphorus ylides. Part 10. Generation of 2-methylstyrylalkynes and their thermal cyclisation to 2-alkenylnaphthalenes, R. A. Aitken, C. Boeters and J. J. Morrison, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 1997, 2625-2631.

85. Construction of Extended and Polymeric 1,3-Dithiolane and Tetrathiafulvalene Derivatives Using Cycloaddition of Bun3P∙CS2, R. A. Aitken and L. Hill, Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon, 1997, 120/121, 423-424.

84. Synthesis and Antitumour Activity of New Derivatives of Flavone-8-acetic Acid (FAA). Part 2. Ring-Substituted Derivatives, R. A. Aitken, M. C. Bibby, J. A. Double, A. L. Laws, R. B. Ritchie and D. W. J. Wilson, Arch. Pharm. Pharm. Med. Chem., 1997, 330, 215-224.

83. Effect of Added Benzoic Acid on the Phase-transfer Catalysed Permanganate Oxidation of Organosulfur Compounds, R. A. Aitken, S. T. E. Mesher, F. C. Ross and B. M. Ryan, Synthesis, 1997, 787-791.

82. Five-Membered Ring Systems: With O and S (Se, Te) Atoms, R. A. Aitken and L. Hill, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 1997, 9, 192-206.

81. Cycloaddition of Bun3P∙CS2: Formation of Extended bis- and tris-1,3-Dithiolanes and Dithiolane-Containing Polymers, R. A. Aitken, L. Hill, T. Massil, M. B. Hursthouse and K. M. A. Malik, Tetrahedron, 1997, 53, 10441-10450.

80. Synthesis and Pyrolytic Behaviour of Thiazolidin-2-one 1,1-Dioxides, R. A. Aitken, D. P. Armstrong, S. T. E. Mesher and R. H. B. Galt, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 1997, 2139-2145.

79. Dehalogenation of organic halides by flash vacuum pyrolysis over magnesium: A versatile synthetic method, R. A. Aitken, P. K. G. Hodgson, A. O. Oyewale and J. J. Morrison, Chem. Commun., 1997, 1163-1164.

78. Kinetic Resolution of Secondary Alcohols Using Proline-Derived Bicyclic Iminium Salts, R. A. Aitken, K. Ali and S. T. E. Mesher, Tetrahedron Lett., 1997, 38, 4179-4182.

77. Flash Vacuum Pyrolysis of Stabilised Phosphorus Ylides. Part 9. Preparation and pyrolysis of β,γ-Dioxo Ylides, β,γ,β',γ'-Tetraoxo Ylides and Hexaoxo Bisylides, R. A. Aitken and N. Karodia, Liebigs Ann. / Recueil, 1997, 779-783.

76. Pyrolysis involving compounds with C=C, C=O and C=N double bonds, R. A. Aitken and A. W. Thomas, Chemistry of the functional groups, Supplement A3, Ed S. Patai, 1997, 473-536.

75. Ethyl Mandelate as a Convenient New Benzoyl Anion Equivalent, R. A. Aitken and A. W. Thomas, Synlett., 1997, 293-294.

74. Synthesis and oxidation of chiral 2-thiazolines (4,5-dihydrothiazoles), R. A. Aitken, D. P. Armstrong, R. H. B. Galt and S. T. E. Mesher, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 1997, 935-943.

73. Cycloaddition of Bun3P∙CS2: Direct One Pot Conversion of Strained Double Bonds to 2-Alkylidene-1,3-dithiolanes, R. A. Aitken, K. Carcas, L. Hill, T. Massil and S. V. Raut, Tetrahedron, 1997, 53, 2261-2270.

72. Synthesis and Resonance Structures of Stabilised α-Dioxocyclopentadienylidene Ylides, E. N. Kozminykh, R. A. Aitken, E. S. Berezina and V. O. Kozminykh, Proceedings of the 75th Anniversary Symposium: Perspectives for Development of the Natural Sciences in the Western Urals, Volume 1 - Chemistry, Perm University Press, 1996, 38-40.

71. Synthesis and Flash Vacuum Pyrolysis of Ethyl 4-Aryl-2,4-dioxo-3-triphenylphosphoranylidenebutanoates, R. A. Aitken, N. Karodia, T. Massil, E. N. Kozminykh, E. S. Berezina and V. O. Kozminykh, Proceedings of the 75th Anniversary Symposium: Perspectives for Development of the Natural Sciences in the Western Urals, Volume 1 - Chemistry, Perm University Press, 1996, 36.

70. 1,3-Dioxoles and Oxathioles, R. A. Aitken and L. Hill, Chapter 3.10 in Comprehensive Heterocyclic Chemistry 2nd Edition, Pergamon, 1996, Vol. 3, 525-567.

69. 1,2-Dioxoles and Oxathioles, R. A. Aitken and L. Hill, Chapter 3.09 in Comprehensive Heterocyclic Chemistry 2nd Edition, Pergamon, 1996, Vol. 3, 511-524.

68. Synthesis and Antitumour Activity of New Derivatives of Flavone-8-acetic Acid (FAA). Part 1. 6-Methyl Derivatives, R. A. Aitken, M. C. Bibby, J. A. Double, R. M. Phillips and S. K. Sharma, Arch. Pharm. Pharm. Med. Chem., 1996, 329, 489-497.

67. Five-Membered Ring Systems: With O and S (Se, Te) Atoms, R. A. Aitken and L. Hill, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 1996, 8, 178-191.

66. Convenient Synthesis of Chiral α,β-Acetylenic γ-Amino Acid Derivatives and GABA Analogues via Stabilised Ylides, R. A. Aitken and N. Karodia, Chem. Commun., 1996, 2079-2080.

65. Gas-phase Generated Phosphinidenes as a Route to Phosphorus Heterocycles - Formation of the First 3H-Phosphindole, R. A. Aitken, A. H. Cowley, F. P. Gabbaï and W. Masamba, Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon, 1996, 111, 182.

64. Pyrolysis of Amino Acid Derived Stabilised Ylides as a Route to Chiral Acetylenic Amines and Amino Acids and GABA Analogues, R. A. Aitken and N. Karodia, Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon, 1996, 111, 181.

63. Preparation of Novel Polyoxo Ylides and Diylides and their Behaviour towards Pyrolysis and Oxidation, R. A. Aitken and N. Karodia, Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon, 1996, 111, 180.

62. Construction of Extended and Polymeric 1,3-Dithiolane and Tetrathiafulvalene Derivatives using Cycloaddition of Bun3P∙CS2, R. A. Aitken, L. Hill and T. Massil, Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon, 1996, 109/110, 593-596.

61. Base-induced Cycloreversion of Nitrile Oxide Cycloadducts: Conversion of Imines into Amides and Aldehydes into Acids without a Conventional Oxidising Agent, R. A. Aitken and S. V. Raut, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 1996, 747-751.

60. Flash Vacuum Pyrolysis of Stabilised Phosphorus Ylides. Part 8. Preparation of Symmetrical and Unsymmetrical 1,3-Diynes from Alkynoyl Ylides and Oxalyl Diylides, R. A. Aitken, H. Hérion, C. E. R. Horsburgh, N. Karodia and S. Seth, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 1996, 485-489.

59. Flash Vacuum Pyrolysis of Stabilised Phosphorus Ylides. Part 7. Cyclisation of Amino Acid Derived a-Phthalimidoacyl Ylides to give Pyrroloisoindolediones, R. A. Aitken, H. R. Cooper and A. P. Mehrotra, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 1996, 475-483.

58. The Synthesis of Functions Containing One Phosphorus and Either Another Phosphorus or As, Sb, Bi, Si, Ge, B or a Metal, R. A. Aitken, Chapter 4.12 in Comprehensive Organic Functional Group Transformations, Pergamon, 1995, Vol. 4, 543-589.

57. Thermal Analysis of Poly(p-xylylene) and Poly(α,α,α',α'-tetrafluoro-p-xylylene), A. O. Oyewale and R. A. Aitken, J. Thermal Anal., 1995, 45, 1393-1401.

56. Thermal Reactions of Oxiranes, A. O. Oyewale and R. A. Aitken, Russ. Chem. Bull., 1995, 44, 919-922.

55. Five-Membered Ring Systems: With O and S (Se, Te) Atoms, R. A. Aitken and L. Hill, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 1995, 7, 165-178.

54. Convenient Preparation of Unsymmetrically Substituted Benzils by Permanganate Oxidation of β-Oxo Phosphorus Ylides, R. A. Aitken, J. I. G. Cadogan and I. Gosney, Phosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon, 1995, 101, 281-286.

53. Novel Thermal Cyclisation of o-Methylstyrylalkynes to give 2-Alkenylnaphthalenes, R. A. Aitken, C. Boeters and J. J. Morrison, Tetrahedron Lett., 1995, 36, 1303-1306.

52. Tandem Cyclisation in the Flash Vacuum Pyrolysis of 2-Methoxyphenyl and 2-Methylthiophenyl Substituted Phosphorus Ylides, R. A. Aitken, C. K. Bradbury, G. Burns and J. J. Morrison, Synlett., 1995, 53-54.

51. Five-Membered Ring Systems: With O and S (Se, Te) Atoms, R. A. Aitken, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 1994, 6, 177-189.

50. Cycloaddition of Bun3P⋅CS2: Direct One Pot Conversion of Strained Double Bonds to 2-Alkylidene-1,3-dithiolanes, R. A. Aitken, T. Massil and S. V. Raut, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1994, 2603-2604.

49. Synthesis and Anti-Tumour Activity of 6-Methyl Derivatives of Flavone Acetic Acid (FAA), R. A. Aitken, M. C. Bibby, J. A. Double R. M. Phillips and S. K. Sharma, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett., 1994, 4, 2313-2316.

48. Flash Vacuum Pyrolysis of Stabilised Phosphorus Ylides. Part 6. Pyrolysis of Substituted Cinnamoyl Ylides as a Route to Conjugated Enynes, R. A. Aitken, C. Boeters and J. J. Morrison, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 1994, 2473-2480.

47. Flash Vacuum Pyrolysis of Stabilised Phosphorus Ylides. Part 5. Selective Extrusion of Ph3PO from β,γ,β'-Trioxoylides to give Diacylalkynes, R. A. Aitken, H. Hérion, A. Janosi, N. Karodia, S. V. Raut, S. Seth, I. J. Shannon and F. C. Smith, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 1994, 2467-2472.

46. Flash Vacuum Pyrolysis of Stabilised Phosphorus Ylides. Part 4. Stepwise Construction of Terminal 1,3-Diynes, Conjugated Diacetylenic Esters and a Triacetylenic Ester, R. A. Aitken and S. Seth, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 1994, 2461-2466.

45. Flash Vacuum Pyrolysis of Stabilised Phosphorus Ylides. Part 3. Preparation of o-Methoxyphenyl- and o-Methylthiophenylalkynes and their cyclisation to benzofurans and benzothiophenes, R. A. Aitken and G. Burns, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 1994, 2455-2460.

44. Fragmentation Patterns in the Gas-phase Pyrolysis of some Bi- and Tricyclic Sulfolanes related to the 8-Thiabicyclo[4.3.0]non-3-ene 8,8-dioxide Ring System, R. A. Aitken, J. I. G. Cadogan, I. Gosney and S. F. Newlands, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 1994, 2301-2308.

43. Unexpected Thermal Extrusion of CO2 from 3-Benzylthiazolidin-2-one 1,1-Dioxides to give 2-Phenylthiazolines and Thiazoles, R. A. Aitken, D. P. Armstrong, S. T. E. Mesher and R. H. B. Galt, Tetrahedron Lett., 1994, 35, 6143-6146.

42. Carbenes and Nitrenes, R. A. Aitken, Chapter 6 in Organic Reaction Mechanisms 1992, Eds A. C. Knipe and W. E. Watts, John Wiley, 1994, pp 205-224.

41. Preparation and Pyrolysis of some Bi- and Tricyclic Sulfones Derived from Photochemical [2+2] Cycloaddition of 2,3-Dihydrothiophene 1,1-Dioxide (2-Sulfolene), R. A. Aitken, J. I. G. Cadogan and I. Gosney, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 1994, 1983-1989.

40. Flash Vacuum Pyrolysis of Stabilised Phosphorus Ylides. Part 2. Two Step Conversion of Acid Chlorides to Acetylenic Esters and Terminal Alkynes, R. A. Aitken, C. E. R. Horsburgh, J. G. McCreadie and S. Seth, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 1994, 1727-1732.

39. Flash Vacuum Pyrolysis of Stabilised Phosphorus Ylides. Part 1. Preparation of Aliphatic and Terminal Alkynes, R. A. Aitken and J. I. Atherton, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 1994, 1281-1284.

38. The Effect of Ring Strain on the Formation and Pyrolysis of some Diels-Alder Adducts of 2-Sulfolene (and Maleic Anhydride) with 1,3-Dienes and Products derived therefrom, R. A. Aitken, J. I. G. Cadogan and I. Gosney, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 1994, 927-931.

37. Flash Vacuum Pyrolysis of Alkoxycarbonyl/Sulfinyl Stabilised Phosphorus Ylides: Generation and Intramolecular Insertion of Alkoxycarbonyl(sulfenyl)carbenes, R. A. Aitken, M. J. Drysdale and B. M. Ryan, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1994, 805-806.

36. Flash Vacuum Pyrolysis of Sulfinyl Stabilised Phosphorus Ylides: Generation and Reactivity of Sulfinylcarbenes, R. A. Aitken, M. J. Drysdale and B. M. Ryan, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1993, 1699-1700.

35. Unexpected Generation and Rearrangement of Acetyl Benzotriazolyl Carbene, R. A. Aitken, I. M. Fairhurst, A. Ford, P. E. Y. Milne, D. W. Russell and M. Whittaker, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1993, 1517-1519.

34. Pyrolysis of β,γ,β'-Trioxo Phosphorus Ylides: Convenient Synthesis of Symmetrical and Unsymmetrical Diacylalkynes, R. A. Aitken, H. Hérion, A. Janosi, S. V. Raut, S. Seth, I. J. Shannon and F. C. Smith, Tetrahedron Lett., 1993, 34, 5621-5622.

33. Five-Membered Ring Systems: With O and S (Se, Te) Atoms, R. A. Aitken, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 1993, 5, 173-184.

32. Extrusion of SO2 from Heterocyclic Compounds, Part 2: Five-Membered Rings, R. A. Aitken, I. Gosney and J. I. G. Cadogan, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 1993, 5, 1-33.

31. Novel Cycloaddition Reactions of Bun3P⋅CS2: Formation and Reactivity of New Ring Systems, R. A. Aitken, T. Massil and S. V. Raut, Phosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon, 1993, 77, 172.

30. Carbenes and Nitrenes, R. A. Aitken, Chapter 6 in Organic Reaction Mechanisms 1991, Eds A. C. Knipe and W. E. Watts, John Wiley, 1993, pp 207-227.

29. Pyrolysis of Stabilised Phosphorus Ylides as a Route to New Hetero Carbenes, R. A. Aitken, M. J. Drysdale, A. Ford, P. E. Y. Milne, D. W. Russell, B. M. Ryan and M. Whittaker, Phosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon, 1993, 75, 31-34.

28. Chiral Thiazolidine-2-thione Derived Iminium Salts as Reagents for Kinetic Resolution, R. A. Aitken and S. T. E. Mesher, Phosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon, 1993, 74, 411.

27. Five-Membered Ring Systems: With O and S (Se, Te) Atoms, R. A. Aitken, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 1992, 4, 138-149.

26. Extrusion of SO2 from Heterocyclic Compounds, Part 1: Systems Other than Five-Membered Rings, R. A. Aitken, I. Gosney and J. I. G. Cadogan, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 1992, 4, 1-32.

25. Formation of Novel 1:2 Adducts Between Bun3P⋅CS2 and Electron-deficient Alkynes, R. A. Aitken, S. V. Raut and G. Ferguson, Tetrahedron, 1992, 48, 8023-8030.

24. Carbenes and Nitrenes, R. A. Aitken, Chapter 6 in Organic Reaction Mechanisms 1990, Eds A. C. Knipe and W. E. Watts, John Wiley, 1992, pp 239-257.

23. Five-Membered Ring Systems: With O and S (Se, Te) Atoms, R. A. Aitken, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 1991, 3, 156-165.

22. Formation of Novel 1:2 Adducts Between Bun3P⋅CS2 and Electron-deficient Alkynes, R. A. Aitken, G. Ferguson and S. V. Raut, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1991, 812-814.

21. Flash Vacuum Pyrolysis of Sulphonyl Stabilised Phosphorus Ylides: Generation and Reactivity of Sulphonyl Carbenes, R. A. Aitken and M. J. Drysdale, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1991, 512-513.

20. Carbenes and Nitrenes, R. A. Aitken, Chapter 6 in Organic Reaction Mechanisms 1989, Eds A. C. Knipe and W. E. Watts, John Wiley, 1991, pp 237-252.

19. A Convenient Mild Two Step Conversion of Imines to Secondary and Tertiary Amides, R. A. Aitken and S. V. Raut, Synlett., 1991, 189-190.

18. Five-Membered Ring Systems: With O and S (Se, Te) Atoms, R. A. Aitken, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 1990, 2, 134-145.

17. Oxidation of Five-Membered Ring Heterocycles Containing N and S, R. A. Aitken, D. P. Armstrong and S. T. E. Mesher, Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., 1990, 2, 1-21.

16. Catalytic Asymmetric Ring-Opening of Bridged Tricyclic Anhydrides, R. A. Aitken and J. Gopal, Tetrahedron Asymmetry, 1990, 1, 517-520.

15. Carbenes and Nitrenes, R. A. Aitken, Chapter 6 in Organic Reaction Mechanisms 1988, Eds A. C. Knipe and W. E. Watts, John Wiley, 1990, pp 285-304.

14. Stepwise Construction of Conjugated Diacetylenic and Triacetylenic Esters, R. A. Aitken and S. Seth, Synlett., 1990, 212-213.

13. Convenient Two Step Conversion of Acid Chlorides to Terminal Alkynes, R. A. Aitken and S. Seth, Synlett., 1990, 211.

12. Stereospecific Synthesis of Z-2-Ethoxy-3-arylpropenoate Esters: Wittig Reaction of Diethyl Oxalate, R. A. Aitken and G. L. Thom, Synthesis, 1989, 958-959.

11. Carbenes and Nitrenes, R. A. Aitken, Chapter 6 in Organic Reaction Mechanisms 1987, Eds A. C. Knipe and W. E. Watts, John Wiley, 1989, pp 247-269.

10. Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of Highly Functionalised Compounds with Six Contiguous Stereocentres, R. A. Aitken, J. Gopal and J. A. Hirst, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1988, 632-634.

9. Carbenes and Nitrenes, R. A. Aitken, Chapter 6 in Organic Reaction Mechanisms 1986, Eds A. C. Knipe and W. E. Watts, John Wiley, 1988, pp 227-246.

8. An Asymmetric Synthesis of (-)-Steganone. Further Application of Chiral Biaryl Syntheses, A. I. Meyers, J. R. Flisak and R. A. Aitken, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1987, 109, 5446-5452.

7. A New Synthesis of 2-Substituted Benzofurans and Benzothiophenes: Novel Fragmentation Reactions of Simple Alkyl Groups, R. A. Aitken and G. Burns, Tetrahedron Lett., 1987, 28, 3717-3718.

6. An Asymmetric Synthesis of Chiral 4,4-Disubstituted Cyclohexenones in High Enantiometric Purity, A. I. Meyers, B. A. Lefker, K. T. Wanner and R. A. Aitken, J. Org. Chem., 1986, 51, 1936-1938.

5. A New General Synthesis of Aliphatic and Terminal Alkynes: Flash Vacuum Pyrolysis of β-Oxoalkylidenetriphenylphosphoranes, R. A. Aitken and J. I. Atherton, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1985, 1140-1141.

4. Chemical Repercussions of Orbital Interactions through Bond and through Space: Effect of Remote Substituents and the Addition of Nitrenes to Bicyclic Olefins, R. A. Aitken, I. Gosney, H. Farries, M. H. Palmer, I. Simpson, J. I. G. Cadogan and E. J. Tinley, Tetrahedron, 1985, 41, 1329-1346.

3. Chemical Repercussions of Orbital Interactions through Bond and through Space: The Reactivity of the Double Bond in Unsaturated Cyclic Sulphones towards Aziridine Formation and Epoxidation, R. A. Aitken, I. Gosney, H. Farries, M. H. Palmer, I. Simpson, J. I. G. Cadogan and E. J. Tinley, Tetrahedron, 1984, 40, 2487-2503.

2. Unusual Effect of a Remote SO2 Group on the Reactivity of the Double Bond in Unsaturated Cyclic Sulphones towards Ethoxycarbonylnitrene, R. A. Aitken, J. I. G. Cadogan, H. Farries, I. Gosney, M. H. Palmer, I. Simpson and E.J. Tinley, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1984, 791-793.

1. 3-Thiabicyclo[3.2.0]hept-6-ene 3,3-Dioxide: A Novel Synthon for cis-1,2-Divinyl Intermediates and Derived Seven-membered Ring Heterocycles, R. A. Aitken, J. I. G. Cadogan, I. Gosney, B. J. Hamill and L. M. McLaughlin, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1982, 1164 -1165.


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