Charlotte Williams Research

Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

Heterodinuclear catalysts Zn(II)/M and Mg(II)/M, where M = Na(I), Ca(II) or Cd(II), for phthalic anhydride/cyclohexene oxide ring opening copolymerisation

A. C. Deacy, C. B. Durr, R. W. F. Kerr, and C. K. Williams, Cat. Sci. Tech., 2021, Adv Article


High-performance plastic made from renewable oils is chemically recyclable by design

C. K. Williams and G. L. Gregory, Nature, 2021, 590, 391-392


Ultrarapid Cerium(III)–NHC Catalysts for High Molar Mass Cyclic Polylactide

R. W. F. Kerr, P. M. D. A. Ewing, S. K. Raman, A. D. Smith, C. K. Williams and P. L. Arnold, ACS. Catal., 2021, 11, 1563-1569


Ortho-vanillin derived Al(III) and Co(III) catalyst systems for switchable catalysis using ε-decalactone, phthalic anhydride and cyclohexene oxide

W. T. Diment, T. Stosser, R. W. F. Kerr, A. Phanopoulos, C. B. Durr, and C. K. Williams, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2021, 11, 1737 - 1745


High elasticity, chemically recyclable, thermoplastics from bio-based monomers: carbon dioxide, limonene oxide and ε-decalactone

L. P. Carrodeguas, T. T. D. Chen, G. L. Gregory, G. S. Sulley, and C. K. Williams, Green Chem., 2020 22, 8298 - 8307

2020 Hot Green Chemistry Article


Co(III)/Alkali-Metal(I) Heterodinuclear Catalysts for the Ring-Opening Copolymerization of CO2 and Propylene Oxide

A. C. Deacy, E. Moreby, A. Phanopoulos, and C. K. Williams, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2020, 142, 45, 19150 - 19160


Indium phosphasalen catalysts showing high isoselectivity and activity in racemic lactide and lactone ring opening polymerizations

N. Yuntawattana, T. M. McGuire, C. B. Durr, A. Buchard, and C. K. Williams, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 7226 - 7239


Bio‐derived and degradable block polyester pressure‐sensitive adhesives

T. T. D. Chen, L. P. Carrodeguas, G. S. Sulley, G. L. Gregory, and C. K. Williams, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2020, 50, 1-7


Cu/M:ZnO (M = Mg, Al, Cu) colloidal nanocatalysts for the solution hydrogenation of carbon dioxide to methanol

A. H. M. Leung, A. Garcia-Trenco, A. Phanopoulos, A. Regoutz, > E. Schuster, S. D. Pike, M. S. P. Shaffer, and C. K. Williams, J. Mater. Chem. A , 2020, 8, 11282-11291


Triblock polyester thermoplastic elastomers with semi-aromatic polymer end blocks by ring-opening copolymerization

G. L. Gregory, G. S. Sulley, L. Peña Carrodeguas, T. T. D. Chen, A. Santmarti, N. J. Terrill, K. Lee, and C. K. Williams, Chem. Sci. , 2020, 10, 6567 - 6581


Understanding metal synergy in heterodinuclear catalysts for the copolymerization of CO2 and epoxides

A. C. Deacy, A. F. R. Kilpatrick, A. Regoutz, and C. K. Williams, Nat. Chem. , 2020, 12, 372-380

Article featured in Nature News & Views piece by Xiao-Bing Lu


Switchable Catalysis Improves the Properties of CO2-Derived Polymers: Poly(cyclohexene carbonate-b-ε-decalactone-b-cyclohexene carbonate) Adhesives, Elastomers, and Toughened Plastics

G. S. Sulley, G. L. Gregory, Thomas T. D. Chen, L. P. Carrodeguas, G. Trott, A. Santmarti, K. Lee, N. J. Terrill, and C. K. Williams, J. Am. Chem. Soc, 2020, 142, 9, 4367-4378


Ti(IV)–Tris(phenolate) Catalyst Systems for the Ring-Opening Copolymerization of Cyclohexene Oxide and Carbon Dioxide

S. K. Raman, A. C. Deacy, L. P. Carrodeguas, N. V. Reis, R. W. F. Kerr, A. Phanopoulos, S. Morton, M. G. Davidson and C. K. Williams, Organometallics, 2020, 39, 1619-1627


Metal Complexes for Catalytic Polymerizations

C. K. Williams and K. Nozaki, Inorg. Chem., 2020, 59, 2, 957-959


Heterodinuclear complexes featuring Zn(II) and M = Al(III), Ga(III) or In(III) for cyclohexene oxide and CO2 copolymerisation

A. C. Deacy, C. Durr, and C. K. Williams, Dalton Trans., 2020, 49, 223-231