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Supervisory Interests

Molecular magnetism, coordination chemistry, carbon dioxide uptake materials, liquid crystals.

Research interests

I am a synthetic inorganic chemist interested in the synthesis and characterisation of a range of multifunctional materials for use in the fields of molecular magnetism, liquid crystal research and carbon dioxide utilisation.

Scholarly biography

Ian Gass is a Senior Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry in the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences at the University of Brighton. He took up this position in January 2014 after five years as a postdoctoral research fellow at Monash University under Professor Keith S Murray focusing on spin-crossover Fe(II) systems and the interplay of exchange and spin-crossover in metal radical coordination compounds. Before that his Phd on “Molecular Nanomagnets of Fe(III)”  was undertaken at the University of Edinburgh under the supervision of Professor Euan K Brechin. The focus of Gass`s research is to develop functional inorganic materials with specific magnetic, luminescent or redox properties with a long term goal to bring these materials out of the laboratory.

Approach to teaching

My personal teaching philosophy is based on motivation or ‘want’ with the idea that it is our job to fuel any desire or ’want’ so the student cohort can start to make sense of the world around them. To this end I employ a multifaceted approach combining short didactic content, problem solving exercises, visually striking demonstrations, Q and A sessions and laboratory sessions without a titration in sight. Additionally, I introduce research articles early on in the degree programmes to encourage their use as primary sources of information with the final goal to get the student to eventually have the skills to extract, analyse and draw conclusions from such papers.   

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Research Output

[FeII(L)2][TCNQF4•-]2: A Redox-active Double Radical Salt

Gass, I., Lu, J., Ojha, R., Asadi, M., Lupton, D. W., Geoghegan, B., Moubaraki, B., Martin, L. L., Bond, A. M. & Murray, K. S., 3 Jun 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Australian Journal of Chemistry.

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  • Hysteretic thermal spin-crossover in heteroleptic Fe(II) complexes using alkyl chain substituted 2,2’-dipyridylamine ligands

    Geoghegan, B., Phonsri, W., Horton, P., Orton, J., Coles, S., Murray, K. S., Cragg, P., Dymond, M. & Gass, I., 15 Nov 2019, In : Dalton Transactions. 48, 46, p. 17340-17348 9 p.

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  • The use of the TCNQF42-dianion in the spontaneous redox formation of [FeIII(L-)2][TCNQF4•-]

    Gass, I. A., Lu, J., Asadi, M., Lupton, D. W., Forsyth, C. M., Geoghegan, B. L., Moubaraki, B., Cashion, J. D., Martin, L. L., Bond, A. M. & Murray, K. S., 9 Mar 2018, In : ChemPlusChem.

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  • Experimental and computational study of the inclusion complexes of b-cyclodextrin with the chemical warfare agent soman (GD) and commonly used simulants

    Sambrook, M., Vincent, J. C., Ede, J. A., Gass, I. A. & Cragg, P., 2 Aug 2017, In : RSC Advances. 7, 60, p. 38069-38076 8 p.

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  • Hexahalorhenate(IV) salts of metal oxazolidine nitroxides

    Pedersen, A. H., Geoghegan, B. L., Nichol, G. S., Lupton, D. W., Murray, K. S., Martínez-Lillo, J., Gass, I. A. & Brechin, E. K., 20 Mar 2017, In : Dalton Transactions. 46, p. 5250-5259 10 p.

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