Anthony Fitzpatrick

Anthony Fitzpatrick

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Science & Technology

Staff Group(s)
Chemistry and Forensic Science


Dr Fitzpatrick teaches inorganic chemistry to all levels of chemistry.

He is also involved in research of magnetic materials based on first row transition metal chemistry.

Career overview

Dr Fitzpatrick completed his BSc in University College Dublin (UCD) in 2011 graduating with first class honours. He remained there for his PhD under the supervision of Dr Grace Morgan working on "Modulation of the Magnetic Anisotropy and the Jahn-Teller Distortion in Manganese(III)" where he was awarded the BOC Gases thesis award, the Royal Irish Academy “Young Scientist” award and was the IUPAC-SOLVAY young chemist nominee for Ireland. He finished his PhD in 2015 and stayed for a PDRA til the end of 2016.

He is currently a lecturer of inorganic chemistry at Nottingham Trent University .

Research areas

Dr Fitzpatrick’s research deals with the interplay of supramolecular interactions and magnetic phenomena.

We deal with three main areas:

  • Covalent and non-covalent magnetic interactions- Coordination polymers and cluster synthesis and their applications in magnetism and catalysis, examining assemblies through H-bonding, Pi-Pi stacking and halogen interactions.
  • Magnetic materials development- Adding properties such as liquid crystal and ionic liquid character to magnetically interesting compounds.
  • Magnetic Nanomaterials- Synthesis of nanomaterials from novel magnetic coordination complexes.

Further details can be found at the Fitzpatrick Research Group Website.


Elizabeth K. Rusbridge, Yan Peng, Annie K. Powell, David Robinson and Anthony J. Fitzpatrick, An octahedral tetrachlorido Fe(II) complex with aminopyrazinium ligands from a serendipitous redox synthesis exhibiting magnetic exchange through non-covalent 3-D architectures, Dalton Trans., 2018,47, 7644-7648

Samuel V. F. Beddoe, Anthony J. Fitzpatrick , Jason R. Price, Neil Mallo, Jonathon E. Beves, Grace G. Morgan, Jonathan A. Kitchen, and Tony D. Keene, A Bridge Too Far: Testing the Limits of Polypyridyl Ligands in Bridging Soluble Subunits of a Coordination Polymer, Cryst. Growth Des., 2017, 17, 6603–6612.

R.J. Laverick, A.B. Carter, H.A. Klein, Anthony J. Fitzpatrick, T.D. Keene, G.G. Morgan, J.A. Kitchen, Synthesis and characterisation of Fe(III) and Co(III) complexes of thiazole-containing thiosemicarbazone ligands” Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2017, 463, 126-133

Sara Realista, Anthony J. Fitzpatrick, Gonçalo Santos, Liliana P. Ferreira, Sónia Barroso, Laura C. J. Pereira, Nuno A. G. Bandeira, Grace G. Morgan, Maria J. Calhorda and Paulo N. Martinho*, “A Mn(III) single ion magnet with tridentate Schiff-base ligands” Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 12301 – 12307.

Jonathan A. Kitchen, Ningjin Zhang, Anthony B. Carter, Anthony J. Fitzpatrick and Grace G. Morgan “Structural and magnetic properties of novel dinuclear Cu(II) complexes featuring triazolyl-naphthalimide ligands” J. Coord. Chem., 2016, 69:11-13, 2024-2037

Anthony J. Fitzpatrick, Paulo N. Martinho Brendan J. Gildea, John D. Holbrey, and Grace G. Morgan* “Robust Room Temperature Hysteresis in an Fe(III) Spin Crossover Metallomesogen” Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2016, 13-14, 2025-2029.

Anthony J. Fitzpatrick, Helen M. O'Connor and Grace G. Morgan* “Room Temperature Spin Crossover Ionic Liquids” Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 20839 - 20842.

Anthony J. Fitzpatrick, S. Stepanovic, H. Müller-Bunz, M. A. Gruden-Pavlovic, P. García-Fernández, and G. G. Morgan* “Challenges in assignment of orbital populations in a high spin manganese(III) complex” Dalton Trans. 2016, 45, 6702-6708

Anthony J. Fitzpatrick, Elzbieta Trzop, Helge Müller-Bunz, Marinela M. Dîrtu, Yann Garcia, Eric Collet* and Grace G. Morgan* “Electronic vs. structural ordering in a manganese(III) spin crossover complex” Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 17540-17543.

Paolo Pirovano, Erik Farquhar, Marcel Swart, Anthony J. Fitzpatrick, Grace G. Morgan, Aidan R. McDonald* “Characterization and Reactivity of a Terminal Nickel(III)-Oxygen Adduct”, Chem. Eur. J., 2015, 21, 3785-3790.

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