Dr Richard H. Jones

Title: Lecturer
Phone: (+44) 01782 7 33039
Email: r.h.jones@keele.ac.uk
Location: Lennard-Jones 1.02
Role: Radiation Protection Supervisor (Lennard-Jones Building);
Academic Conduct Officer (School of Physical and Geographical Sciences)
Contacting me:
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I obtained a BA from Oxford in 1980 and a PhD from Birmingham in 1983 under the supervision of Dr T A Hamor. Between 1983 and 1985  I was Post – doctoral Fellow working in the Dyson Perrins and Chemical Crystallography Laboratory Oxford, with Professors J E Baldwin and C K Prout this was followed with a Postdoctoral Fellowship  at Simon Fraser University in Canada (1985 – 1988) with Professor F W B Einstein. I was then a Warren Research Fellow of the Royal Society from 1989 to 1992 at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, working with Professors J M Thomas and C R A Catlow and was appointed Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry at Keele University in 1992.

Our main research involves the use of structural techniques to probe the properties of compounds, which are of importance in inorganic and materials chemistry. We mainly use diffraction based methods using both single crystal and powder methods. In order to obtain information on the properties of these materials we often use in-situ and or variable temperature measurements.  One class of materials, which are of particular interest, are the microporous aluminosilicate zeolites and aluminophosphate catalysts. Our interest here falls into the following area, the structure of novel microporous materials. To do this we often have to use either microcrystal or powder diffraction methods at synchrotron sources. We have also studied the location of moieties that are not part of the framework of the material. These may be may be either charge balancing ion or sorbed reactant molecules.

We have also recently initiated a collaboration with Dr Joe Hriljac of Birmingham and Bill Marshall of ISIS to study molecular ions under high pressure. 

The final area of research that I am involved in is the study of ceramic pigments.

Selected Publications

  • Marshall WG, Jones RH, Knight KS, Clews J, Darton RJ, Miller W, Coles SJ, Pitak MB. 2017. Structural organization in the trimethylamine iodine monochloride complex. CRYSTENGCOMM, vol. 19(35), 5194-5201. link> doi>
  • Jones RH, Knight KS, Marshall WG, Clews J, Darton RJ, Pyatt D, Coles SJ, Horton PN. 2014. Colossal thermal expansion and negative thermal expansion in simple halogen bonded complexes. CRYSTENGCOMM, vol. 16(2), 237-243. link> doi>
  • Jones RH, Knight KS, Marshall WG, Coles SJ, Horton PN, Pitak MB. 2013. The competition between halogen bonds (Br center dot center dot center dot O) and C-H center dot center dot center dot O hydrogen bonds: the structure of the acetone-bromine complex revisited. CRYSTENGCOMM, vol. 15(42), 8572-8577. link> doi>
  • Warren JE, Pritchard RG, Abram D, Davies HM, Savarese TL, Cash RJ, Raithby PR, Morris R, Jones RH, Teat SJ. 2009. A prototype environmental gas cell for in situ small-molecule X-ray diffraction. JOURNAL OF APPLIED CRYSTALLOGRAPHY, vol. 42, 457-460. link> doi>
  • Barrett PA, Sankar G, Stephenson R, Catlow CRA, Thomas JM, Jones RH, Teat SJ. 2006. A new addition to the Phillipsite family of molecular sieves: A divalent metal-ion-framework substituted microporous aluminophosphate (DAF-8). SOLID STATE SCIENCES, vol. 8(3-4), 337-341. link> doi>

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Journal Articles

  • Marshall WG, Jones RH, Knight KS, Clews J, Darton RJ, Miller W, Coles SJ, Pitak MB. 2017. Structural organization in the trimethylamine iodine monochloride complex. CRYSTENGCOMM, vol. 19(35), 5194-5201. link> doi>
  • Jones RH, Knight KS, Marshall WG, Clews J, Darton RJ, Pyatt D, Coles SJ, Horton PN. 2014. Colossal thermal expansion and negative thermal expansion in simple halogen bonded complexes. CRYSTENGCOMM, vol. 16(2), 237-243. link> doi>
  • Jones RH, Knight KS, Marshall WG, Coles SJ, Horton PN, Pitak MB. 2013. The competition between halogen bonds (Br center dot center dot center dot O) and C-H center dot center dot center dot O hydrogen bonds: the structure of the acetone-bromine complex revisited. CRYSTENGCOMM, vol. 15(42), 8572-8577. link> doi>
  • Warren JE, Pritchard RG, Abram D, Davies HM, Savarese TL, Cash RJ, Raithby PR, Morris R, Jones RH, Teat SJ. 2009. A prototype environmental gas cell for in situ small-molecule X-ray diffraction. JOURNAL OF APPLIED CRYSTALLOGRAPHY, vol. 42, 457-460. link> doi>
  • Barrett PA, Sankar G, Stephenson R, Catlow CRA, Thomas JM, Jones RH, Teat SJ. 2006. A new addition to the Phillipsite family of molecular sieves: A divalent metal-ion-framework substituted microporous aluminophosphate (DAF-8). SOLID STATE SCIENCES, vol. 8(3-4), 337-341. link> doi>
  • JONES RH, Helliwell JR, Helliwell M. 2005. Ab initio structure determination using dispersive differences from multiple-wavelength synchrotron-radiation powder diffraction data. Acta Crystallographica Section A Foundations of Crystallography, vol. 61(6), 568-574. doi>
  • JONES RH, Helliwell M, Kaucic V, Logar NZ. 2005. The use of softer X-rays in the structure elucidation of microporous materials. Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, vol. 12(4), 420-430. doi>
  • Cork SP, Cressey G, Jones RH, Teat SJ, Zholobenko VL. 2004. The dynamic desorption of krypton from the zeolite chabazite. Chem Commun (Camb), 2796-2797. link> doi>
  • JONES RH, Chippindale AM, Cowley AR, Teat SJ. 2002. Multiwavelength X-ray diffraction studies of ZnGaPOs; distinguishing isoelectronic framework cations. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials , vol. 51(1), 51-64. doi>
  • Jones RH, Doerrer LH, Teat SJ, Wilson CC. 2000. Variable-temperature diffraction study of the barrier to rotation and zero-point motion in bis(eta(6)-benzene) chromium. CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS, vol. 319(3-4), 423-426. link> doi>
  • Barrett PA and Jones RH. 2000. Evidence for ordering of cobalt ions in the microporous solid acid catalyst CoDAF-4 by single crystal X-ray diffraction and resonant X-ray powder diffraction. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, vol. 2(3), 407-412. link> doi>
  • Hamlyn RJ, Jones RH, Ramsden CA. 2000. Carbon-carbon bond formation via thermal intermolecular hydrogen atom transfer: two serendipitous heterocyclic examples. JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY-PERKIN TRANSACTIONS 1, 1811-1813. link> doi>
  • Barrett PA, Diaz-Cabanas MJ, Camblor MA, Jones RH. 1998. Synthesis in fluoride and hydroxide media and structure of the extra-large pore pure silica zeolite CIT-5. JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY-FARADAY TRANSACTIONS, vol. 94(16), 2475-2481. link> doi>
  • Barrett PA, Camblor MA, Corma A, Jones RH, Villaescusa LA. 1998. Synthesis and structure of as-prepared ITQ-4, a large pore pure silica zeolite: The role and location of fluoride anions and organic cations. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, vol. 102(21), 4147-4155. link> doi>
  • Sankar G, Wyles JK, Jones RH, Thomas JM, Catlow CRA, Lewis DW, Clegg W, Coles SJ, Teat SJ. 1998. Structure of templated microcrystalline DAF-5 (Co0.28Al0.72PO4C10H20N2) determined by synchrotron-based diffraction methods. CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 117-118. link> doi>
  • Barrett PA, Sankar G, Jones RH, Catlow CRA, Thomas JM. 1997. Interaction of acetonitrile with cobalt-containing aluminophosphates: An X-ray absorption investigation. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, vol. 101(46), 9555-9562. link> doi>
  • Chippindale AM, Cowley AR, Huo QS, Jones RH, Law AD, Thomas JM, Xu RR. 1997. Synthesis and structure of a new layered aluminium phosphate: [BuNH3](3)[Al3P4O16]. JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY-DALTON TRANSACTIONS, 2639-2643. link> doi>
  • Jones RH and Knight KS. 1997. The structure of gamma-Bi2Sn2O7 at 725 degrees C by high-resolution neutron diffraction: implications for bismuth(III)-containing pyrochlores. JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY-DALTON TRANSACTIONS, 2551-2555. link> doi>
  • Barrett PA, Camblor MA, Corma A, Jones RH, Villaescusa LA. 1997. Structure of ITQ-4, a new pure silica polymorph containing large pores and a large void volume. CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, vol. 9(8), 1713-&. link> doi>
  • Kaszkur ZA, Jones RH, Bell RG, Catlow CRA, Thomas JM. 1996. The location of para-xylene in the pores of a model ferrierite catalyst: A powder diffraction and computational study. MOLECULAR PHYSICS, vol. 89(5), 1345-1357. link> doi>
  • Mora AJ, Fitch AN, Cole M, Goyal R, Jones RH, Jobic H, Carr SW. 1996. The structure of the calcined aluminophosphate ALPO(4)-5 determined by high-resolution X-ray and neutron powder diffraction. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, vol. 6(11), 1831-1835. link> doi>
  • Barrett PA, Jones RH, Thomas JM, Sankar G, Shannon IJ, Catlow CRA. 1996. Rational design of a solid acid catalyst for the conversion of methanol to light alkenes: Synthesis, structure and performance of DAF-4. CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 2001-2002. link> doi>
  • Jones RH, Ramsden CA, Rose HL. 1996. A novel photoaddition of 2-phenylbenzimidazole. JOURNAL OF HETEROCYCLIC CHEMISTRY, vol. 33(4), 1031-1034. link> doi>
  • Roberts MA, Sankar G, Thomas JM, Jones RH, Du H, Chen J, Pang W, Xu R. 1996. Synthesis and structure of a layered titanosilicate catalyst with five-coordinate titanium. NATURE, vol. 381(6581), 401-404. link> doi>
  • Jones RH, Lothian AP, Ramsden CA. 1996. 5-amino-1,2-dimethylimidazole. ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION C-CRYSTAL STRUCTURE COMMUNICATIONS, vol. 52, 982-984. link> doi>
  • BARRETT PA and JONES RH. 1995. THE PORE-SIZE MODIFICATION OF A LAYERED ALUMINOPHOSPHATE [AL3P4O16C9H24N3] BY RATIONAL SELECTION OF THE INTERCALATED TEMPLATE CATION. JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY-CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 1979-1981. link> doi>
  • JONES RH, LIGHTFOOT P, ORMEROD RM. 1995. THE LOCATION OF SORBED KR IN SILICALITE USING RESONANT X-RAY-DIFFRACTION. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY OF SOLIDS, vol. 56(10), 1377-1381. link> doi>
  • JONES RH, LIGHTFOOT P, ORMEROD RM. 1995. USE OF ANOMALOUS X-RAY-DIFFRACTION TO DETERMINE THE LOCATION OF SORBED KRYPTON IN FERRIERITE. JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY-CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 783-784. link> doi>
  • BROWN DR, DENNING RG, JONES RH. 1994. SYNTHESIS AND CRYSTAL-STRUCTURE OF AN ANALOG OF THE URANYL(VI) ION, CONTAINING A LINEAR, O=U=N-GROUP. JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY-CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 2601-2602. link> doi>
  • CHIPPINDALE AM, POWELL AV, JONES RH, THOMAS JM, CHEETHAM AK, HUO QS, XU RR. 1994. A 3-DIMENSIONAL FRAMEWORK ALUMINO-PHOSPHATE (CH3NH3)+[AL3P3O13H]-. ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION C-CRYSTAL STRUCTURE COMMUNICATIONS, vol. 50, 1537-1540. link> doi>
  • SONG TY, HURSTHOUSE MB, CHEN JH, XU JN, MALIK KMA, JONES RH, XU RR, THOMAS JM. 1994. AN OPEN-FRAMEWORK ZINC PHOSPHATE WITH ZN-O-ZN LINKAGES. ADVANCED MATERIALS, vol. 6(9), 679-680. link> doi>
  • CHIPPINDALE AM, NATARAJAN S, THOMAS JM, JONES RH. 1994. AN EXAMPLE OF A REACTIVE TEMPLATE IN THE SYNTHESIS OF A NOVEL LAYERED ALUMINUM PHOSPHATE (AL3P4O16)3-(NH3(CH2)5NH3)2+(C5H10NH2)+. JOURNAL OF SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY, vol. 111(1), 18-25. link> doi>
  • CHEN JS, JONES RH, NATARAJAN S, HURSTHOUSE MB, THOMAS JM. 1994. A NOVEL OPEN-FRAMEWORK COBALT PHOSPHATE-CONTAINING A TETRAHEDRALLY COORDINATED COBALT(II) CENTER - COPO4-CENTER-DOT-0.5 C2H10N2. ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, vol. 33(6), 639-640. link> doi>
  • JONES RH, CHIPPINDALE AM, NATARAJAN S, THOMAS JM. 1994. A REACTIVE TEMPLATE IN THE SYNTHESIS OF A NOVEL LAYERED ALUMINUM PHOSPHATE (AL(3)P(4)O(16))(3-)[NH3(CH2)(5)NH3](2+)(C5H10NH2)+. JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY-CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 565-566. link> doi>
  • ASHCROFT AT, CHEETHAM AK, HARRIS PJF, JONES RH, NATARAJAN S, SANKAR G, STEDMAN NJ, THOMAS JM. 1994. PARTICLE-SIZE STUDIES OF SUPPORTED METAL-CATALYSTS - A COMPARATIVE-STUDY BY X-RAY-DIFFRACTION, EXAFS AND ELECTRON-MICROSCOPY. CATALYSIS LETTERS, vol. 24(1-2), 47-57. link> doi>
  • SANKAR G, WRIGHT PA, NATARAJAN S, THOMAS JM, GREAVES GN, DENT AJ, DOBSON BR, RAMSDALE CA, JONES RH. 1993. COMBINED QUEXAFS-XRD - A NEW TECHNIQUE IN HIGH-TEMPERATURE MATERIALS CHEMISTRY - AN ILLUSTRATIVE IN-SITU STUDY OF THE ZINC OXIDE-ENHANCED SOLID-STATE PRODUCTION OF CORDIERITE FROM A PRECURSOR ZEOLITE. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY, vol. 97(38), 9550-9554. link> doi>
  • WRIGHT PA, JONES RH, NATARAJAN S, BELL RG, CHEN JS, HURSTHOUSE MB, THOMAS JM. 1993. SYNTHESIS AND STRUCTURE OF A NOVEL LARGE-PORE MICROPOROUS MAGNESIUM-CONTAINING ALUMINOPHOSPHATE (DAF-1). JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY-CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 633-635. link> doi>
  • Marshall WG, Jones RH, Knight KS. 2018. Negative 2D thermal expansion in the halogen bonded acetone bromine complex. CRYSTENGCOMM, vol. 20(23), 3246-3250. link> doi> full text>

Other

  • Roberts MA, Sankar G, Greaves GN, Catlow CRA, Thomas JM, Colyer LM, Jones RH, Giulotto EG. 1996. IN-SITU SYNTHESIS OF CERAMICS AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES. ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA A-FOUNDATION AND ADVANCES (vol. 52, p. C399). link> doi>
  • Roberts MA, Sankar G, Catlow CRA, Thomas JM, Greaves GN, Jones RH. 1996. Kinetics of the formation of PLZT: An in-situ XRD study. EUROPEAN POWDER DIFFRACTION: EPDIC IV, PTS 1 AND 2 (vol. 228, pp. 417-421). link> doi>
  • Barrett PA and Jones RH. 1996. STRUCTURAL STUDIES OF DAF-4. ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA A-FOUNDATION AND ADVANCES (vol. 52, p. C401). link> doi>
  • COLYER LM, GREAVES GN, DENT AJ, FOX KK, CARR SW, JONES RH. 1995. IN-SITU STUDY OF CERAMIC FORMATION FROM CO2+ AND ZN2+ EXCHANGED ZEOLITE-A USING COMBINED XRD/XAFS TECHNIQUES. NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION B-BEAM INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS AND ATOMS (vol. 97, pp. 107-110). link> doi>
  • JONES RH, CHEN J, SANKAR G, THOMAS JM. 1994. THE SYNTHESIS AND STRUCTURE OF A NEW OPEN FRAMEWORK ZINC PHOSPHATE ZN2P2O8C2N2H10. ZEOLITES AND RELATED MICROPOROUS MATERIALS: STATE OF THE ART 1994 (vol. 84, pp. 2229-2236). link>
  • COLYER LM, GREAVES GN, DENT AJ, CARR SW, FOX KK, JONES RH. 1994. TRACING THE PRODUCTION OF SPINEL BASED CERAMICS FROM THE HEAT-INDUCED TRANSFORMATIONS OF ZINC AND COBALT EXCHANGED ZEOLITE-A USING COMBINED XRD/XAFS TECHNIQUES. ZEOLITES AND RELATED MICROPOROUS MATERIALS: STATE OF THE ART 1994 (vol. 84, pp. 387-394). link>

CHE-10047 Chemical Concepts and Structure

CHE-10048 Practical and Professional Chemistry Skills 1

CHE-10049 Practical and Professional Chemistry Skills 2

CHE-10050 Chemical Properties and Reactions 

CHE-20028 Physical Inorganic Chemistry (Module Leader)

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CHE-30002 Dual Honours Research Project

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