Publications
(since 1980)


  1. The use of ruthenium trifluoromethanesulfonates in the synthesis of Ru(CO)2(bidentate)22+ complexes.
    D.St.C.Black, G.B.Deacon, and N.C.Thomas.
    Transition Metal Chemistry, 5, 317 (1980).

  2. Selective monodecarbonylation of Ru(CO)2X2L2 complexes.
    D.St.C.Black, G.B.Deacon, and N.C.Thomas.
    Inorganica Chimica Acta, 54, L143 (1981).

  3. New decarbonylation reactions of carbonylruthenium(II) complexes.
    D.St.C.Black, G.B.Deacon, and N.C.Thomas.
    Inorganica Chimica Acta, 65, L75 (1982).

  4. Ruthenium carbonyl complexes I. Synthesis of Ru(CO)2(bidentate)22+ complexes.
    D.St.C.Black, G.B.Deacon, and N.C.Thomas.
    Australian Journal of Chemistry, 35, 2445 (1982).

  5. Improved synthesis of Ru(CO)2(O3SCF3)2(bidentate) complexes and their conversion into new Ru(CO)2(bidentate)22+ complexes.
    D.St.C.Black, G.B.Deacon, and N.C.Thomas.
    Polyhedron, 2, 409 (1983).

  6. Crystal structure of bis(benzo-h-quinolin-10-yl-C10N)-dicarbonyl- ruthenium(II).
    J.M.Patrick, A.H.White, M.I.Bruce, M.J.Beatson, D.St.C.Black, G.B.Deacon, and N.C.Thomas.
    Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Trans., 2121 (1983).

  7. Ruthenium carbonyl complexes III. Preparation, properties and structures of dicarbonyl and monocarbonyl (2,2':6',2"- terpyridyl) ruthenium(II) complexes.
    G.B.Deacon, J.M.Patrick, B.W.Skelton, N.C.Thomas, A.H.White.
    Australian Journal of Chemistry, 37, 929 (1984).

  8. Insertion and oxidation reaction of rhodium octaethylporphyrin complexes. Novel free radical chain mechanisms.
    R.S.Paonessa, N.C.Thomas, and J.Halpern.
    Journal of the American Chemical Society, 107, 4333 (1985).

  9. Synthesis of ruthenium carbonyl chloride complexes containing N-donor ligands.
    N.C.Thomas and G.B.Deacon.
    Synthesis and Reactivity in Inorganic and Metal-organic Chemistry, 16, 85 (1986).

  10. The Tylenol poisonings in Chicago.
    N.C.Thomas and D.Hillman.
    Chemistry in Australia, 236 (1986).

  11. Preparation of ruthenium carbonyl complexes.
    N.C.Thomas.
    Inorganica Chimica Acta, 120, L7 (1986).

  12. Substituted ruthenium carbonyl halides.
    N.C.Thomas.
    Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 70, 121 (1986).

  13. The photochemical conversion of water to hydrogen.
    N.C.Thomas.
    Journal of the Alabama Academy of Sciences, 57, 83 (1986).

  14. Preparation of a novel rhodium porphyrin dimer containing a bridging 4,4'-bipyridyl ligand.
    N.C.Thomas.
    Transition Metal Chemistry, 11, 425 (1986).

  15. Ambiguous terms of science: Part 1.
    N.C.Thomas.
    Journal of Chemical Education, 63, 1049 (1986).

  16. The observation of doubly charged ions in Fast Atom Bombardment mass spectrometry: ruthenium(II) complexes in a nitrobenzyl alcohol matrix.
    J.M.Miller, K.Balasanmugam, J.Nye, G.B.Deacon and N.C. Thomas.
    Inorganic Chemistry, 25, 560 (1987).

  17. New dimeric ruthenium(II) carbonyl complexes containing a bridging 2,2'-bipyrimidine ligand.
    N.C.Thomas.
    Inorganica Chimica Acta, 131, 151 (1987).

  18. A history of carbonated water.
    N.C.Thomas.
    Education in Chemistry, 24, 71 (1987).

  19. An aqueous problem with an interesting solution.
    N.C.Thomas.
    Journal of Chemical Education, 64, 611 (1987).

  20. Synthesis of monometallic and bimetallic 2,2'-bipyrimidine and 2,3-bis(2-pyridyl)-pyrazine complexes of ruthenium, platinum and palladium.
    N.C.Thomas and J.Cox.
    Polyhedron, 7, 731 (1988).

  21. The role of hydrogen as a future fuel.
    N.C.Thomas.
    Science Progress, 72, 37 (1988).

  22. Ruthenium carbonyl complexes of 2,4,6-tris-(2-pyridyl)- 1,3,5-triazine. Crystal structure of methoxide substituted -[2,4,6-tris(2-pyridyl)-1,3,5-triazine] bis[dicarbonyl-dichlororuthenium(II)].
    N.C.Thomas, B.L.Foley and A.L.Rheingold.
    Inorganic Chemistry, 27, 3426 (1988).

  23. Ambiguous terms of science: Part 2.
    N.C.Thomas.
    Journal of Biological Education, 22, 3 (1988).

  24. Trimethylamine oxide induced decarbonylation of Ru(CO)2Cl2(PPh3)2 (M = Ru,Os) complexes.
    B.L.Foley, C.A.Smith and N.C.Thomas.

    Inorganica Chimica Acta, 150, 163 (1988).

  25. Substituted osmium carbonyl halides.
    N.C.Thomas.
    Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 93, 225 (1989).

  26. Tris(bidentate)ruthenium(II) hexafluorophosphate Complexes.
    N.C.Thomas and G.B.Deacon.
    Inorganic Syntheses, 25, 107 (1989).

  27. Coordination chemistry of cobalt(II) and cobalt(III) compounds.
    N.C.Thomas, W.K.Pringle and G.B.Deacon.
    Journal of Chemical Education, 66, 516 (1989).

  28. Ambiguous terms of science: Part 3.
    N.C.Thomas.
    Journal of Chemical Education, 65, 1061 (1989).

  29. Ruthenium carbonyl complexes of N-heterocyclic molecules. Part 2. Preparation, protonation and decarbonylation reactions of complexes with a bidentate terpyridyl ligand. X-ray crystal structure of [Ru(CO)2(phen)(tpyH)](BF4)3.
    N.C.Thomas and J.Fischer.
    Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 21, 119 (1990).

  30. A chemiluminescent ammonia fountain.
    N.C.Thomas.
    Journal of Chemical Education, 67, 339 (1990).

  31. A convenient method to prepare ammonia and hydrogen chloride gases.
    N.C.Thomas.
    Journal of Chemical Education, 67, 431 (1990).

  32. Recovering silver nitrate from silver chloride residues in about 30 minutes.
    N.C.Thomas.
    Journal of Chemical Education, 67, 794 (1990).

  33. Molecular weight determination by boiling-point elevation of a urea solution.
    N.C.Thomas and P.Saisuwan.
    Journal of Chemical Education, 67, 971 (1990).

  34. An excursion into alchemy.
    N.C.Thomas.
    Education in Chemistry, 28, 11 (1991).

  35. An early history of spectroscopy.
    N.C.Thomas.
    Journal of Chemical Education, 68, 631 (1991).

  36. Ambiguous terms of science: Part 4.
    N.C.Thomas.
    Journal of Chemical Education, 68, 1014 (1991).

  37. The alkali metals.
    N.C.Thomas.
    In Magill's Survey of Science: Physical Science, ed., F.N.Magill, Salem Press, Pasadena, pp. 104-109 (1992).

  38. The alkaline earths.
    N.C.Thomas.
    In Magill's Survey of Science: Physical Science, ed., F.N.Magill, Salem Press, Pasadena, pp. 110-116 (1992).

  39. The nitrogen group elements.
    N.C.Thomas.
    In Magill's Survey of Science: Physical Science, ed., F.N.Magill, Salem Press, Pasadena, pp. 1531-1538 (1992).

  40. A spectacular demonstration of flame tests.
    N.C.Thomas and R.Brown.
    Journal of Chemical Education, 69, 326 (1992).

  41. Demonstrating scientific principles: surface area.
    N.C.Thomas.
    The Science Teacher, 59, 64 (1992).

  42. Ambiguous terms of science: Part 5.
    N.C.Thomas.
    The Physics Teacher, 30, 506 (1992).

  43. Alloys.
    N.C.Thomas.
    In Magill's Survey of Science: Applied Science, Salem Press, Pasadena, pp 89-95, (1993).

  44. Demonstrating the conservation of matter: A trilogy of experiments.
    D.Martin, R.D.Russell and N.C.Thomas.
    Journal of Chemical Education, 69, 925 (1992).

  45. Elemental anagrams.
    N.C.Thomas.
    Journal of Chemical Education, 69, 982 (1992).

  46. Ruthenium carbonyl complexes of N-heterocyclic Molecules. Part 3. Synthesis of ruthenium complexes of the ambidentate ligand 4-amino-3,5-bis-(pyridinyl- 2-yl)-1,2,4-triazole (APT). X-ray crystal structure of two coordination isomers of Ru(CO)2Cl2(APT).
    A.L.Rheingold, P.Saisuwan and N.C.Thomas.
    Inorganica Chimica Acta, 214, 41 (1993)

  47. A tale of two isotopes.
    N.C.Thomas.
    Journal of Chemical Education, 71, 1013 (1994).

  48. Chemical warfare.
    N.C.Thomas.
    In Ethics, Salem Press, Pasadena, Vol. 1, p. 131 (1994).

  49. Festive flames.
    N.C.Thomas and M.Gilchrist.
    Education In Chemistry, 31, 4 (1994).

  50. Designed synthesis of mononuclear tris(heteroleptic) ruthenium complexes containing bidentate polypyridyl ligands.
    P.A.Anderson, G.B.Deacon, K.H.Haarmann, F.R.Keene, T.J.Meyer, D.A.Reitsma,B.W.Skelton, G.F.Strouse, N.C.Thomas, J.A.Treadway, and A.H.White.
    Inorganic Chemistry, 34, 6145 (1995).

  51. First fluoridation of a U.S. water supply.
    N.C.Thomas.
    In Great Events in History II: Ecology and the Environment, Salem Press, Pasadena, pp. 425-430 (1995).

  52. Indian mathematics.
    N.C.Thomas.
    In Ready Reference: American Indians, Salem Press, Pasadena, Vol II, p. 463 (1995).

  53. Indian metalwork.
    N.C.Thomas.
    In Ready Reference: American Indians, Salem Press, Pasadena, Vol II, p. 483 (1995).

  54. Hydrogen Chloride.
    N.C.Thomas.
    In Gale Encyclopedia of Science, Gale Research, Detroit, Vol. 3, pp.1861-1862 (1996).

  55. Lanthanides.
    N.C.Thomas.
    In Gale Encyclopedia of Science, Gale Research, Detroit, Vol. 4, pp. 2051-2053 (1996).

  56. Rare Gases.
    N.C.Thomas.
    In Gale Encyclopedia of Science, Gale Research, Detroit, Vol. 5, pp. 3054-3056 (1996).

  57. Fluoridation.
    N.C.Thomas.
    In Gale Encyclopedia of Science, Gale Research, Detroit, Vol. 3, pp. 1509-1510 (1996).

  58. Molecular Weight Determination by Boiling-Point Elevation of a Urea Solution.
    N.C.Thomas.
    In Primis Labbase, McGraw-Hill (1996).

  59. An early history of spectroscopy.
    N.C.Thomas.
    Chinese Journal of Spectroscopy, 13, 68 (1996).

  60. Lite Chemistry: Part 1.
    N.C.Thomas.
    Australian Journal of Chemical Education, p. 36, September (1996).

  61. Lite Chemistry: Part 2.
    N.C.Thomas.
    Australian Journal of Chemical Education, p. 19, December (1996).

  62. The Gunpowder Plot.
    N.C.Thomas.
    In Chronology of European History, Salem Press, Pasadena, Vol II, pp. 598-600 (1997).

  63. Lite Chemistry: Part 3.
    N.C.Thomas.
    Australian Journal of Chemical Education, p. 50, December (1997).

  64. Hydrogen chloride.
    N.C.Thomas.
    In Macillian's Encyclopedia of Chemistry, Macmillian Press, (1997).

  65. Dimitri Mendeleev biography
    N.C.Thomas.
    In The Biographical Encyclopedia of Science, Marshall Cavendish Corp., p. 917 (1998).

  66. Humphry Davy biography
    N.C.Thomas.
    In The Biographical Encyclopedia of Science, Marshall Cavendish Corp., p.340 (1998).

  67. Platinum and platinum metals.
    N.C.Thomas.
    In Natural Resources, Salem Press, Pasadena, p. 646 (1998).

  68. Microwave Ovens.
    N.C.Thomas.
    In The Sixties in America, Salem Press, Pasadena, p.482 (1999).

  69. Guy Fawkes biography
    N.C.Thomas.
    In Dictionary of World Biography: The Renaissance, Salem Press, Pasadena, p.260 (1999).

  70. Robert Menzies biography
    N.C.Thomas.
    In Biographical Encyclopedia of twentieth Century World Leaders, Marshall Cavendish Corp., p.1065, Vol. 3, (1999).

  71. Alfred Deakin biography
    N.C.Thomas.
    In Biographical Encyclopedia of twentieth Century World Leaders, Marshall Cavendish Corp., p.378 , Vol . 1, (1999).

  72. Harold Holt biography
    N.C.Thomas.
    In Biographical Encyclopedia of twentieth Century World Leaders, Marshall Cavendish Corp., p.709, Vol. 3, (1999).

  73. Lite Chemistry: Part 4.
    N.C.Thomas.
    Australian Journal of Chemical Education, p. 66, December (1998).

  74. Synthesis and structures of photodecarbonylated ruthenium(II) complexes-potential intermediates for mixed ligand complexes.
    Glen B. Deacon, Christopher M. Kepert, Norma Sahely, Brian W. Skelton, Leone Spiccia, Nicholas C. Thomas, Allan H. White.
    Journal of the Chemical Society Dalton Transactions, 275, p3, (1999).

  75. A Laboratory Manual for General Chemistry I and II
    S.E. Arnold, C.A.L. Mahaffy, J. Rawlings, R.E. Richardson, N.C. Thomas; published by Auburn University Montgomery, 2000.

  76. A Laboratory Manual for Introduction to Chemistry
    S.E. Arnold, C.A.L. Mahaffy, J. Rawlings, R.E. Richardson, N.C. Thomas; published by Auburn University Montgomery, 2000.

  77. Amedeo Avogadro biography
    N.C.Thomas.
    In Dictionary of World Biography, Salem Press, p. 98 (2000).

  78. Newton's Principia.
    N.C.Thomas.
    In World Philosophy, Salem Press, p.1350, Vol II, (2000).

  79. Fluoridation.
    N.C.Thomas.
    In Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues, Salem Press, p. 320 (2001)

  80. Chlorination.
    N.C.Thomas.
    In Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues, Salem Press, p. 50 (2001).

  81. An Innovative Method to Fund New Chemical Instrumentation and Increase Laboratory Safety With Application for State Two and Four Year Colleges and Universities in Alabama
    Steven E. Arnold, Miriam K. Findley, Christopher A.L. Mahaffy, Jill Rawlings, Randall E. Richardson,
    Randy D. Russell and Nicholas C. Thomas,
    Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science, Vol 74, 29 (2003).

  82. A Laboratory Manual for Analytical Chemistry
    N.C. Thomas, published by Auburn University Montgomery, 2003.

  83. A fast coulometric estimation of Avogadro's Number
    N.C.Thomas.
    Journal of Chemical Education, 84, 1667 (2007).

  84. Light relief
    Nick Thomas.
    Nature, 450, p329 (2007). Read

  85. The art of arthropods
    Nick Thomas.
    Nature, 450, p613 (2007). Read    pdf

  86. Glitter bugs
    Nick Thomas.
    Nature, 450, p1163 (2007). Read

  87. Flames tests with flair
    N. C. Thomas.
    Journal of Chemical Education, 85, 521 (2008).

  88. A simple penny analysis
    N. C. Thomas and S. Faulk
    Journal of Chemical Education, 85, 817 (2008).

  89. Colorful chemical fountains
    N. C. Thomas and S. Faulk
    Journal of Chemical Education, 85, 1061 (2008). Read

  90. A hand-held ammonia fountain
    N. C. Thomas and S. Faulk
    Journal of Chemical Education, 85, 1063 (2008).

  91. Water works
    Nick Thomas.
    Nature, 452, p289 (2008). Read

  92. Science artists draw together
    Nick Thomas.
    Nature, 452, p278, 2008. Read

  93. Particles come in all shapes and sizes
    Nick Thomas.
    Physics Education, p 457, Sept., 2008. Read

  94. A helium atom walks into a bar ....
    Nick Thomas.
    Nature, 456, p709 (2008). Read

  95. Peter Goldmark biography
    N.C.Thomas.
    In Great Lives from History: Inventors and Inventions, Salem Press, Pasadena, p.451 (2009).

  96. Robert Bunsen biography
    N.C.Thomas.
    In Great Lives from History: Inventors and Inventions, Salem Press, Pasadena, p.148 (2009).

  97. U.S. towns with element names
    N. C. Thomas
    Journal of Chemical Education, 86, 181 (2009). Read (text only); with photos

  98. Elemental chemical puzzlers
    N. C. Thomas
    Journal of Chemical Education, 86, 1208 (2009).

  99. Updated resources for assembling an element collection
    N. C. Thomas
    Journal of Chemical Education, 86, 1193 (2009). Read

  100. Chemical tornadoes
    S. E. Arnold, S. Faulk, and N. C. Thomas
    Education in Chemistry, Sept., p152 (2009). Read    pdf

  101. Nikola Tesla biography
    N.C.Thomas.
    In Encyclopedia of American Immigration, Salem Press, Pasadena, p1003 (2010).

  102. Making a Big Bang on the small screen
    Nick Thomas
    Physics World, Jan., page 12 (2010). Read    pdf

  103. Rocking the physics message
    Nick Thomas
    Physics World, Jan 24, (2010). Read   

  104. Here comes science that rocks
    Nick Thomas.
    Physics Education, p 313, July, 2010. pdf

  105. The elements go to the movies
    D. Taarea and N. C. Thomas
    Journal of Chemical Education, 87, 1056 (2010). Read    pdf

  106. Henry Cavendish biography
    N.C.Thomas.
    In Great Lives from History: The Incredibly Wealthy, Salem Press, Pasadena, p.180 (2011).

  107. TV show converts funny into funding
    Nick Thomas.
    In Physics World, p 11, July, 2015. pdf



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