Lectures and other presentations

  • Coordination Chemistry with Peri-Substituted Phosphine Ligands, Invited plenary lecture at Second Tunisian Chemical Society Conference on Coordination Chemistry (JCC 2017), Hammamet, Tunisia, May 2017.
  • Eliminations Across the peri-Gap: Coupling Reactions with Main Group Species, L. J. Taylor, P. Kilian, talk presented (by L. J. Taylor) at the School of Chemistry Postgraduate Symposium, St Andrews, UK, December 2016.
  • P-Block Molecules via Catalytic Dehydrogenative Coupling, B. J. M. Lawson, P. Kilian, poster presented at the School of Chemistry Postgraduate Symposium, St Andrews, UK, December 2016.
  • Peri-Substitution: Making Main Group Molecules That Should Not Exist, invited talk at Departmental Seminar, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, November 2016.
  • Eliminations Across the peri-Gap: Coupling Reactions with Main Group Species, L. J. Taylor, P. Kilian, talk presented (by L. J. Taylor) at the third European Conference on Smart Inorganic Polymers (EUSIP 2016), Porto, Spain, September 2016.
  • NMR of Sterically Interlocked MoleculesMagnetic Inequivalence and Through Space Couplings, Talk at the Sixth Annual Meeting of the St Andrews Centre of Magnetic Resonance, St Andrews, UK, June 2016.
  • Rotationally Restricted Pnictogens: Magnetic Inequivalence and Through-Space Coupling, B. A. Chalmers, M. Bühl, A. M. Z. Slawin, P. Kilian, poster presented at the Sixth Annual Meeting of the St Andrews Centre of Magnetic Resonance, St Andrews, UK, June 2016.
  • Late p-Block Polymer Precursors, talk at the Strategic Working Group Meeting, Cluj, Romania, April 2016.
  • Synthesis and Reactivity of Low Valent Group 15 Species, lecture at Workshop on Organic Electronics of Highly-Correlated Molecular Systems, St Andrews, UK, April 2016.
  • Spontaneous Dehydrocoupling of Peri-Substituted Phosphine-Borane Adducts, L. J. Taylor, B. A. Surgenor, P. Wawrzyniak, M. J. Ray, A. M. Z. Slawin, D. Cordes, P. Kilian, poster presented at Workshop on Organic Electronics of Highly-Correlated Molecular Systems, St Andrews, UK, April 2016.
  • Structural Diversity in Bimetallic Rhodium and Iridium Dithiolato Complexes, P. S. Nejman, A. M. Z. Slawin, P. Kilian, J. D. Woollins, poster presented at Workshop on Organic Electronics of Highly-Correlated Molecular Systems, St Andrews, UK, April 2016.
  • Spontaneous Dihydrogen Elimination Leading to an Isolable Arsanylidiene-σ4-Phosphorane, B. A. Chalmers, K. S. Athukorala Arachchige, A. M. Z. Slawin, P. Kilian, poster presented at Workshop on Organic Electronics of Highly-Correlated Molecular Systems, St Andrews, UK, April 2016.
  • Peri-substitution Chemistry: Promoting Unusual Reactivity, L. J. Taylor, P. Kilian, Talk presented (by L. J. Taylor) at the Inaugural Postgraduate Symposium, St Andrews, UK, December 2015.
  • Structural Diversity in Bimetallic Rhodium and Iridium Dithiolato Complexes, P. S. Nejman, A. M. Z. Slawin, P. Kilian, J. D. Woollins, poster presented at the Inaugural Postgraduate Symposium, St Andrews, UK, December 2015.
  • Peri-substitution Chemistry: Promoting Unusual Reactivity, L. J. Taylor, P. Kilian, Talk presented (by L. J. Taylor) at the second European Conference on Smart Inorganic Polymers (EUSIP 2015), Uppsala, Sweden, September 2015.
  • Spontaneous Dehydrocoupling of Peri-Substituted Phosphine-Borane Adducts, L. J. Taylor, B. A. Surgenor, P. Wawrzyniak, M. J. Ray, A. M. Z. Slawin, D. Cordes, P. Kilian, poster presented at the second European Conference on Smart Inorganic Polymers (EUSIP 2015), Uppsala, Sweden, September 2015.
  • Phosphorus-Arsenic peri-Substituted Intramolecular Donor-Acceptor Complexes, B. A. Chalmers, P. Kilian, Talk presented (by B. A. Chalmers) at Universities of Scotland Inorganic Club (USIC), Glasgow, September 2014.
  • Piano Stool Rhodium and Iridium Dithiolato Complexes, P. S. Nejman, B. M. Fernandez, A. M. Z. Slawin, J. D. Woollins, P. Kilian, poster presented at Universities of Scotland Inorganic Club (USIC), Glasgow, September 2014.
  • Phosphorus-Arsenic peri-Substituted Intramolecular Donor-Acceptor Complexes, B. A. Chalmers, P. Kilian, Talk presented (by B. A. Chalmers) at Inorganic Postgradual Symposium, St Andrews, September 2014.
  • Synthetic Studies of Phosphorus-Antimony Donor-Acceptor Complexes, B. A. Chalmers, K. S. Athukorala Arachchige, A. M. Z. Slawin, P. Kilian, poster presented at Inorganic Postgradual Symposium, St Andrews, September 2014. Best poster award.
  • Peri-Substitution in Organo-Pnictide Chemistry: An Alternative to Steric Protection?, Invited lecture at International Conference on Phosphorus Chemistry (ICPC 2014), Dublin, Ireland, July 2014.
  • Thermal decomposition of peri-substituted bis(phosphines), L. J. Taylor, M. J. Ray, A. M. Z. Slawin, D. Cordes, P. Kilian, poster presented at International Conference on Phosphorus Chemistry (ICPC 2014), Dublin, Ireland, July 2014.
  • Spontaneous Dihydrogen Elimination Leading to an Isolable Arsanylidiene-σ4-Phosphorane, B. A. Chalmers, K. S. Athukorala Arachchige, A. M. Z. Slawin, P. Kilian, poster presented at International Conference on Phosphorus Chemistry (ICPC 2014), Dublin, Ireland, July 2014.
  • Organo-Phosphorus Chemistry on Rigid Scaffolds: From Low Valency to Hypervalency, Lecture at Scottish Dalton Meeting, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, April 2013.
  • Organo-Phosphorus Chemistry on Rigid Scaffolds: From Low Valency to Hypervalency, Invited Lecture (Erasmus Visiting Fellow), University of Bonn, Germany, April 2013.
  • Synthetic Studies of Phosphorus-Antimony Donor-Acceptor Complexes, B. A. Chalmers, K. S. Athukorala Arachchige, A. M. Z. Slawin, P. Kilian, poster presented at 10th European Workshop in Phosphorus Chemistry (EWPC), Regensburg, Germany, March 2013.
  • Divergent Behaviour of Phosphino-Phosphoniums; Quasi-Phosphoniums or Phosphine Stabilised Phospheniums?, M. J. Ray, P. Kilian, Talk presented (by M. J. Ray) at 10th European Workshop in Phosphorus Chemistry (EWPC), Regensburg, Germany, March 2013.
  • Organo-Phosphorus Chemistry on Rigid Scaffolds: From Low Valency to Hypervalency. Invited Lecture, Freiburg University, Germany, October 2012.
  • Donor Stabilised Low Valent Phosphorus Compounds, A. Surgenor, P. Wawrzyniak, A. L. Fuller, A. M. Z. Slawin, J. D. Woollins, P. Kilian, Talk presented (by B. A. Surgenor) at USIC 2012, St Andrews, August 2012.
  • Peri-Substituted Phosphino-Phosphoniums and Phosphines, M. J. Ray, A. M. Z. Slawin, P. Kilian, Talk presented (by M. J. Ray) at USIC 2012, St Andrews, August 2012.
  • Arsenic and Antimony Peri-substituted Acenaphthenes, B. A. Chalmers*, A. M. Z. Slawin, and P. Kilian, Talk presented (by B. A. Chalmers) at USIC 2012, St Andrews, August 2012.
  • Organo-Phosphorus Chemistry on Rigid Scaffolds: From Low Valency to Hypervalency. Lecture at 19th International Conference on Phosphorus Chemistry (ICPC), Rotterdam, Netherlands, July 2012.
  • Syhthesis and Reactivity of Peri-Substituted Phosphino-phosphonium Cations, M. Ray, A. M. Z. Slawin, P. Kilian, Poster presented at 9th European Workshop in Phosphorus Chemistry, Rennes, France, March 2012
  • Donor Stabilised Low Valent Phosphorus Compounds, A. Surgenor, P. Wawrzyniak, A. L. Fuller, A. M. Z. Slawin, J. D. Woollins, P. Kilian, Talk presented (by B. A. Surgenor) at 9th European Workshop in Phosphorus Chemistry, Rennes, France, March 2012.
  • Stabilisation of Less Common P-P bonds using Naphthalene-1,8-diyl Backbone. Talk at PhoSciNet COST meeting, Muenster, Germany, March 2011.
  • Synthesis of peri-Substituted Phosphine-Phosphenium Adducts. M. Ray, P. Kilian, Poster presented at 8th European Workshop in Phosphorus Chemistry, Muenster, Germany, March 2011.
  • Synthesis and Reactivity of Phosphonium-Phosphoranide Adducts. B. A. Surgenor, P. Wawrzyniak, A. L. Fuller, A. M. Z. Slawin, J. D. Woollins, P. Kilian, Poster presented at 8th European Workshop in Phosphorus Chemistry, Muenster, Germany, March 2011.
  • Synthesis of Sterically Hindered Phosphine and Phosphine Oxides. C. Fleming, A. M. Z. Slawin, P. Kilian, Poster presented at 8th European Workshop in Phosphorus Chemistry, Muenster, Germany, March 2011.
  • Phosphorus Peri-Substituted Naphthalenes. Lecture at 18th International Conference on Phosphorus Chemistry (ICPC), Wroclaw, Poland, July 2010.
  • Phosphorus Peri-Substituted Naphthalenes. Lecture at Scottish RSC Dalton Division Meeting, Glasgow, April 2010.
  • 1,2-Diphospha Dications. D. M. U. K. Somisara, P. Kilian, Lecture presented at 7th European Workshop in Phosphorus Chemistry, Budapest, Hungary, March 2010.
  • New Waste Free Synthetic Routes To Organophosphorus Plastics Additives. K. Armstrong, P. Kilian, Poster presented at 7th European Workshop in Phosphorus Chemistry, Budapest, Hungary, March 2010.
  • Synthesis of Mixed Tertiary Phosphines via P(V) Intermediates. B. A. Surgenor, P. Kilian and J. D. Woollins, Poster presented at 7th European Workshop in Phosphorus Chemistry, Budapest, Hungary, March 2010.
  • Phosphorus Peri-Substituted Naphthalenes. Invited lecture at Main Group Chemistry RSC Dalton Division Meeting, Manchester, September 2009.
  • 1,2-Diphospha Dicationic Compounds. P. Kilian, A. M. Z. Slawin, D. M. U. K. Somisara, Poster presented at Main Group Chemistry RSC Dalton Division Meeting, Manchester, September 2009.
  • Synthesis of Highly Strained Phosphorus Containing Four-Membered Rings. P. Wawrzyniak, P. Kilian, Poster presented at Main Group Chemistry RSC Dalton Division Meeting, Manchester, September 2009.
  • 1,2-Diphosphonium Dicationic Compounds. D. M. U. K. Somisara, A. M. Z. Slawin, P. Kilian, Flash presentation and poster at 42nd IUPAC Congress, Glasgow, August 2009.
  • Organophosphorus Chemistry in St Andrews: 1,2-Dications, Strained Rings and Other Curiosities. Invited Lecture at TU Graz, Austria, May 2009.
  • 1,2-Diphosphonium Dicationic Compounds. D. M. U. K. Somisara, A. M. Z. Slawin, P. Kilian, Poster presented at 6th European Workshop in Phosphorus Chemistry, Florence, Italy, March 2009.
  • Phosphorus Peri-Substituted Naphthalenes. Lecture at Main Group Chemistry Conference, Cancun, Mexico, February 2009.
  • 1,2-Diphosphonium Dicationic Compounds. D. M. U. K. Somisara, A. M. Z. Slawin, P. Kilian, Poster presented at Main Group Chemistry Conference, Cancun, Mexico, February 2009.
  • Phosphorus 1,2-dications. Invited lecture at Heavier Heterocycles and Heteroatom Chemistry Conference, Cancun, Mexico, February 2008.
  • Unusual Reactivity of Phosphorus Peri-Substituted Naphthalenes. P. Wawrzyniak, P. Kilian, Poster presented at Heavier Heterocycles and Heteroatom Chemistry Conference, Cancun, Mexico, February 2008.
  • Sterically Hindered Phosphorus Compounds. Lecture at EastCHEM Main Group Chemistry Minisymposium, St Andrews, June 2007.
  • Zero-waste process for organophosphite plastic additives. Invited visit at Thermphos headquarters, Vlissingen, Netherlands, May 2007.
  • Redox Reaction of Diphosphorus Tetraiodide with Hindered Bis(phosphine). Kilian, A. M. Z. Slawin, J. D. Woollins, Poster presented at Universities of Scotland Inorganic Club (USIC), St Adrews, September 2006.
  • Peri-Substituted Naphthalenes and Doubly Peri-Substituted Anthracenes. Session Lecture at Inorganic Ring and Cluster International Symposium (IRIS XI), Oulu, Finland, August 2006.
  • Redox Reaction of Diphosphorus Tetraiodide with Hindered Bis(phosphine). Kilian, A. M. Z. Slawin, J. D. Woollins, Poster presented at Inorganic Ring and Cluster International Symposium (IRIS XI), Oulu, Finland, August 2006.
  • Polyaromatic Scaffolded P-Se Heterocycles. S. Parveen, P. Kilian, A. M. Z. Slawin, J. D. Woollins, Poster presented at Inorganic Ring and Cluster International Symposium (IRIS XI), Oulu, Finland, August 2006.
  • Inorganic Compounds Containing S2N2 Fragment. V. Matuska, P. Kilian, A. M. Z. Slawin, J. D. Woollins, Poster presented at Inorganic Ring and Cluster International Symposium (IRIS XI), Oulu, Finland, August 2006.
  • Bis(phosphine) ligands with rigid backbone. Lecture at International Research Training Groups Meeting, Leipzig University, Germany, July 2006.
  • Organophosphorus synthetic and structural study: Translating steric strain into unusual bonding. Lecture at RSC Main Group Chemistry Meeting, London, UCL, August 2005.
  • Trisulfurdinitrogen Oxide, S3N2O. Vit Matuska, P. Kilian, M. Z. Slawin, J. D. Woollins, Poster presented at RSC Main Group Chemistry Meeting, London, UCL, August 2005.
  • Redox Reactions of Diphosphorus Tetraiodide with Hindered Bis(phosphines). Kilian, A. M. Z. Slawin, J. D. Woollins, Poster presented at Scottish Dalton Meeting, Glasgow, April 2004.
  • Rigid Phosphine Ligands: Molecular Scaffolding in Catalysis. Lecture at SASOL meeting, St. Andrews, December 2004.
  • Phosphorus peri-tethered naphthalenes: The chemistry dictated by molecular scaffolding. Lecture at USIC, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, September 2004.
  • Diphospha tethered naphthalenes: The chemistry dictated by molecular scaffolding. Invited Lecture at of Inorganic Chemistry, Technische Universitat Braunschweig, Germany, June 2004.
  • Interaction of tethered groups in peri-substituted naphthalenes. Invited Session Lecture at Inorganic Ring and Cluster International Symposium (IRIS X), Burlington, Vermont, USA, August 2003.
  • Interaction of tethered groups in peri-substituted naphthalenes. Kilian, A. M. Z. Slawin, J. D. Woollins, Poster presented at Inorganic Ring and Cluster International Symposium (IRIS X), Burlington, Vermont, USA, August 2003.
  • Molecular Scaffolding – A direct way to unique bonding and chemistry. Lecture at Synthesis and Catalysis Meeting, University of St. Andrews, March 2002.
  • Novel P-Se heterocycles. Lecture at Synthesis and Catalysis Meeting, University of St. Andrews, March 2001.
  • Structures of New Cage Compounds Containing P, S, N and C atoms. J. Marek, P. Kilian, Poster presented at Seventeenth European Crystallographic Meeting, Lisboa, Portugal, 1997, Book of Abstracts pp. 116.
  • Silylating Reactions of Naphthalenedithiadiphosphetane Disulphide. P. Kilian, J. Touzin, J. Novosad, J. Marek, Poster presented at 50th Meeting of the Czech and Slovak Chemical Societies, Zlin, Czech Republic, 1997.
  • Reactions of Naphthalenedithiadiphosphetane Disulphide. P. Kilian, J. Marek, J. Novosad, J. Touzín, Poster presented at 49th Meeting of the Czech and Slovak Chemical Societies, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 1995, Book of Abstracts pp. 352-353.
  • Crystal Structure of a New Cyclic Se(VI)-Se(IV) oxide Se3O7. Z. Zak, J. Touzin, P. Kilian, Poster presented at Fifteenth European Crystallographic Meeting, Dresden, Germany, 1994, Book of Abstracts pp. 263.