Dr Nathan Halcovitch

Experimental Officer in X-ray Techniques

Professional Role

I manage the X-ray facilities within the department of chemistry here at Lancaster University. This currently encompasses a Rigaku Oxford Diffraction SuperNova single crystal diffractometer, a Rigaku Smartlab powder diffractometer and a Shimadzu EDX-8000 X-ray fluorescence spectrophotometer. This instrumentation is also available through the collaborative technology access program (cTAP).

My role involves maintaining the instrumentation and offering support to users with anything from sample preparation to experiment design and final data analysis. If you are interested in using our facilities please do not hesitate to get in touch.

A multicomponent reaction of 2-aminoimidazoles: microwave-assisted synthesis of novel 5-aza-7-deaza-adenines
Lim, F.P.L., Low, S.T., Ho, E.L.K., Halcovitch, N.R., Tiekink, E.R.T., Dolzhenko, A.V. 2/11/2017 In: RSC Advances. 7, 81, p. 51062-51068. 7 p.
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Cross-Coupling of α-carbonyl sulfoxonium ylides with C-H bonds
Barday, M., Janot, C., Halcovitch, N.R., Muir, J., Aissa, C. 9/10/2017 In: Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 56, 42, p. 13117-13121. 5 p.
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Preparation, characterization and in vitro antioxidant and cytotoxicity studies of some 2,4-dichloro-N-[di(alkyl/aryl)carbamothioyl]benzamide derivatives
Gunasekaran, N., Vadivel, V., Halcovitch, N.R., Tiekink, E.R. 08/2017 In: Chemical Data Collections. 9-10, p. 263-276. 14 p.
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Secondary bonding in di-methyl-bis-(morpholine-4-carbodi-thio-ato-κ(2)S,S')tin(IV): crystal structure and Hirshfeld surface analysis
Zaldi, N.B., Hussen, R.S.D., Lee, S.M., Halcovitch, N.R., Jotani, M.M., Tiekink, E.R.T. 1/06/2017 In: Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications. 73, 6, p. 842-848. 7 p.
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trans-Di-chlorido-bis-(dimethyl sulfoxide-κO)bis-(4-fluoro-benzyl-κC(1))tin(IV): crystal structure and Hirshfeld surface analysis
Amin, N.A.B.M., Hussen, R.S.D., Lee, S.M., Halcovitch, N.R., Jotani, M.M., Tiekink, E.R.T. 1/05/2017 In: Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications. 73, Pt 5, p. 667-672. 6 p.
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μ3-Chlorido-μ2-chlorido-(μ3-pyrrolidine-1-carbo-dithio-ato-κ(4)S:S,S':S')tris-[(tri-ethyl-phosphane-κP)copper(I)]: crystal structure and Hirshfeld surface analysis
Tan, Y.J., Yeo, C.I., Halcovitch, N.R., Jotani, M.M., Tiekink, E.R.T. 1/05/2017 In: Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications. 73, Pt 5, p. 720-725. 6 p.
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Personalised asthma action plans for adults with asthma
Gatheral, T.L., Rushton, A., Evans, D., Mulvaney, C., Halcovitch, N., Whiteley, G., Eccles, F., Spencer, S. 10/04/2017 In: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 4, 78 p.
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A triclinic polymorph of tricyclohexylphosphane sulfide: crystal structure and Hirshfeld surface analysis
Tan, Y.J., Yeo, C.I., Halcovitch, N.R., Jotani, M.M., Tiekink, E.R.T. 04/2017 In: Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications. 73, 4, p. 493-499. 7 p.
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N′-[1-(5-Bromo-2-hydroxyphenyl)ethylidene]isonicotinohydrazide monohydrate: crystal structure and Hirshfeld surface analysis
Lee, S.M., Halcovitch, N.R., Jotani, M.M., Tiekink, E.R.T. 04/2017 In: Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications. 73, p. 630-636. 7 p.
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Selective arene cleavage by direct insertion of Iridium into the aromatic ring
Jakoobi, M., Halcovitch, N., Whitehead, G.F.S., Sergeev, A.G. 13/03/2017 In: Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 56, 12, p. 3266-3269. 4 p.
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[N'-(4-Dec-yloxy-2-oxido-benzyl-idene)-3-hy-droxy-2-naphtho-hydrazidato-κ(3)N,O,O']di-methyl-tin(IV): crystal structure and Hirshfeld surface analysis
Rosely, S.N.B.M., Hussen, R.S.D., Lee, S.M., Halcovitch, N.R., Jotani, M.M., Tiekink, E.R.T. 1/03/2017 In: Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications. 73, 3, p. 390-396. 7 p.
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Stepping down the dose of inhaled corticosteroids for adults with asthma
Crossingham, I., Evans, D., Halcovitch, N.R., Marsden, P.A. 1/02/2017 In: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2, 64 p.
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fac-Acetonitriletricarbonyl(dimethylcarbamodithioato-κ2 S,S′)rhenium(I): crystal structure and Hirshfeld surface analysis
Tan, S.L., Lee, S.M., Heard, P.J., Halcovitch, N.R., Tiekink, E.R.T. 1/02/2017 In: Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications. 73, 2, p. 213-218. 6 p.
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[N,N-Bis(2-hy­droxy­eth­yl)di­thio­carbamato-[kappa]2S,S']bis­(tri­phenyl­phosphane-[kappa]P)copper(I) chloro­form monosolvate: crystal structure, Hirshfeld surface analysis and solution NMR measurements
Tan, S.L., Yeo, C.I., Heard, P.J., Akien, G.R., Halcovitch, N.R., Tiekink, E.R. 12/2016 In: Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications. 72, 12, p. 1799-1805. 7 p.
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Iminoacyl Alkyl Complexes of Zirconium Supported by a Ferrocene-Linked Diphosphinoamide ligand Scaffold
Halcovitch, N.R., Fryzuk, M.D. 16/02/2016 In: Australian Journal of Chemistry. 69, 5, p. 555-560. 6 p.
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Arylspiroborates derived from 4-tert-Butylcatechol and 3,5-Di-tertbutylcatechol and their antimicrobial activities
Webb, M.I., Halcovitch, N.R., Bowes, E.G., Lee, G.M., Geier, M.J., Vogels, C.M., O'Neill, T., Li, H., Flewelling, A., Decken, A., Gray, C.A., Westcott, S.A. 01/2014 In: Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry. 51, 1, p. 157-161. 5 p.
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Synthesis of a dinuclear ferrocene-linked bis(phosphinoamide)scandium hydride complex
Halcovitch, N.R., Fryzuk, M.D. 28/10/2013 In: Organometallics. 32, 20, p. 5705-5708. 4 p.
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Rhodium complexes containing arylspiroborates derived from 3,5-di-tert-butylcatechol and their use in catalyzed hydroborations
Geier, M.J., Geier, S.J., Halcovitch, N.R., Vogels, C.M., Decken, A., Westcott, S.A. 22/03/2013 In: Polyhedron. 52, p. 1181-1189. 9 p.
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Synthesis and characterization of organo-scandium and yttrium complexes stabilized by phosphinoamide ligands
Halcovitch, N.R., Fryzuk, M.D. 7/02/2012 In: Dalton Transactions. 41, 5, p. 1524-1528. 5 p.
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Synthesis and molecular structure of a novel barium arylspiroboronate ester
Halcovitch, N.R., Geier, M.J., Vogels, C.M., Decken, A., Westcott, S.A. 06/2011 In: Central European Journal of Chemistry. 9, 3, p. 386-390. 5 p.
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Synthesis, characterization, and reactivity of a novel thallium arylspiroboronate ester
Halcovitch, N.R., Vogels, C.M., Decken, A., Westcott, S.A. 01/2009 In: Canadian Journal of Chemistry. 87, 1, p. 139-145. 7 p.
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