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CENTC supports collaborative research projects that are continually reviewed to maintain a broad and balanced research portfolio aimed at enabling some of the most challenging transformations in chemistry. Rather than serving as stand-alone projects, our science is strengthened by the synergism and collaboration of the large number of CENTC researchers who regularly meet to critically discuss these activities. Each project involves collaborators from multiple institutions, including faculty, students, and post-docs. These researchers, while physically distributed around North America, communicate on a daily basis utilizing videoconferencing and other cyber-enabled technologies. Summaries of current projects can be found by following the links, below.

Current Projects

Alkane Metathesis
Anti-Markovnikov Hydroamination of Alkenes
Tandem Catalysis to Convert Carbohydrates to High-Value Chemicals
Copper Complexes for Water Oxidation
Dehydroaromatization of Alkanes: Cyclization to form Aromatic Molecules
Direct Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Methanol
Direct Formation of Arylamines from Arenes
Disassembly of Lignocellulose
High Value Chemicals from Glycerol by Hydrogenolysis
New Generation of Electrophilic Oxidation Catalysts
Oxidative Oligomerization of Methane
Tandem Catalysis Combining Organometallic Catalysts and Metalloenzymes


137. Denard, C. A.; Huang, H.; Bartlett, M. J.; Lu, L.; Tan, Y.; Zhao, H.; Hartwig, J. F. "Cooperative Tandem Catalysis by an Organometallic Complex and a Metalloenzyme", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Eng., 2014, 53, 465-469.
(DOI: 10.1002/anie.201305778)

136. O'Neill, B. J.; Jackson, D. H. K.; Crisci, A. J.; Farberow, C. A.; Shi, F.; Alba-Rubio, A. C.; Lu, J.; Dietrich, P. J.; Gu, X.; Marshall, C. L.; Stair, P. C.; Elam, J. W.; Miller, J. T.; Ribeiro, F. H.; Voyles, P. M.; Greeley, J.; Mavrikakis, M.; Scott, S. L.; Kuech, T. F.; Dumesic, J. A. "Stabilization of Copper Catalysts for Liquid-Phase Reactions by Atomic Layer Deposition", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Eng., 2013, 52, 13808-13812.
(DOI: 10.1002/anie.201308245)

135. Sedai, B.; Diaz-Urrutia, C.; Baker, R. T.; Wu, R.; Silks, L. A.; Hanson, S. K. "Aerobic Oxidation of ß-1 Lignin Model Compounds with Copper and Oxovanadium Catalysts", ACS Catalysis, 2013, 3, 3112-3122.
(DOI: 10.1021/cs400636k)

134. Cook, A. K.; Emmert, M. H.; Sanford, M. S. "Steric Control of Site Selectivity in the Pd-Catalyzed C–H Acetoxylation of Simple Arenes", Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 5428-5431.
(DOI: 10.1021/ol4024248)

133. Jackson, D. H. K.; Wang, D.; Gallo, J. M. R.; Crisci, A. J.; Scott, S. L.; Dumesic, J. A.; Kuech, T. F. "Amine Catalyzed Atomic Layer Deposition of (3-Mercaptopropyl)trimethoxysilane for the Production of Heterogeneous Sulfonic Acid Catalysts", Chem. Mater., 2013, 25, 3844-3851.
(DOI: 10.1021/cm401607g)

132. Brewster, T. P.; Miller, A. J. M.; Heinekey, D. M.; Goldberg, K. I. "Hydrogenation of Carboxylic Acids Catalyzed by Half-Sandwich Complexes of Iridium and Rhodium", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 16022-16025.
(DOI: 10.1021/ja408149n)

131. Huff, C. A.; Sanford, M. S. "Catalysis CO2 Hydrogenation to Formate by a Ruthenium Pincer Complex", ACS Catalysis, 2013, 3, 2412-2416.
(DOI: 10.1021/cs400609u)

130. Dobereiner, G. E.; Yuan, J.; Schrock, R. R.; Goldman, A. S.; Hackenberg, J. D. “Catalytic Synthesis of n-Alkyl Arenes through Alkyl Group Cross Metathesis”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 12572-12575.
(DOI: 10.1021/ja4066392)

129. Lao, D. B.; Owens, A. C. E.; Heinekey, D. M.; Goldberg, K. I. "Partial Deoxygenation of Glycerol Catalyzed by Iridium Pincer Complexes", ACS Catalysis, 2013, 3, 2391-2396.
(DOI: 10.1021/cs400551g)

128. Kundu, S.; Lyons, T. W.; Brookhart, M. "Synthesis of Piperylene and Toluene via Transfer Dehydrogenation of Pentane and Pentene", ACS Catalysis, 2013, 3, 1768-1773.
(DOI: 10.1021/cs400398w)

127. Huff, C. A.; Kampf, J. W.; Sanford, M. S. "Reversible carbon-carbon bond formation between carbonyl compounds and a ruthenium pincer complex", Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 7147-7149.
(DOI: 10.1039/c3cc43517b)

126. Lyons, T. W.; Brookhart, M. "Cobalt-Catalyzed Hydrosilation/Hydrogen-Transfer Cascade Reaction: A New Route to Silyl Enol Ethers", Chem. Eur. J., 2013, 19, 10124-10127.
(DOI: 10.1002/chem.201301502)

125. Alamillo, R.; Crisci, A. J.; Gallo, J. M. R.; Scott, S. L.; Dumesic, J. A. "A Tailored Microenvironment for Catalytic Biomass Conversion in Inorganic-Organic Nanoreactors", Angew. Chem., 2013, 52, 10349-10351.
(DOI: 10.1002/anie.201304693)

124. Gary, J. B.; Cook, A. K.; Sanford, M. S. "Palladium Catalysts Containing Pyridinium-Substituted Pyridine Ligands for the C–H Oxygenation of Benzene with K2S2O8", ACS Catal., 2013, 3, 700-703.
(DOI: 10.1021/cs300786j)

123. Manbeck, K. A.; Brennessel, W. W.; Jones, W. D. "Examination of a Dicationic Rhodium Methyl Aquo Complex", Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2013, 397, 140-143.
(DOI: 10.1016/j.ica.2012.12.002)

122. Campos, J.; Kundu, S.; Pahls, D. R.; Brookhart, M. S.; Carmona, E.; Cundari, T. R. "Mechanism of Hydrogenolysis of an Iridium-Methyl Bond: Evidence for a Methane Complex Intermediate", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 4, 1217-1220.
(DOI: 10.1021/ja310982v)

121. Denard, C.; Hartwig, J. F.; Zhao, H. "Multistep One-pot Reactions Combining Biocatalysts and Chemical Catalysts for Asymmetric Synthesis", ACS Catalysis, 2013, 3, 2856-2864.
(DOI: 10.1021/cs400633a)

120. Nawara-Hultzsch, A. J.; Hackenberg, J. D.; Punji, B.; Supplee, C.; Emge, T. J.; Bailey, B. C.; Schrock, R. R.; Brookhart, M.; Goldman, A. S. "Rational Design of Highly Active “Hybrid” Phosphine–Phosphinite Pincer Iridium Catalysts for Alkane Metathesis", ACS Catalysis, 2013, 3, 2505-2514.
(DOI: 10.1021/cs400624c)

119. Frasco, D. A.; Lilly, C. P.; Boyle, P. D.; Ison, E. A. "Cp*Ir(III)-Catalyzed Oxidative Coupling of Benzoic Acis with Alkynes", ACS Catalysis, 2013, 3, 2421-2429.
(DOI: 10.1021/cs400656q)

118. Haibach, M. C.; Wang, D. Y.; Emge, T. J.; Krogh-Jespersen, K.; Goldman, A. S. "(POP)Rh Pincer Hydride Complexes: Unusual Reactivity and Selectivity in Oxidative Addition and Olefin Insertion Reactions", Chem. Sci., 2013, 4, 3683-3692.
(DOI: 10.1039/C3CS50380A)

117. Lehman, M. C.; Gary, J. B.; Boyle, P. D.; Sanford, M. S.; Ison, E. A. "Effect of Solvent and Ancillary Ligands on the Catalytic H/D Exchange Reactivity of Cp*Ir(L) Complexes", ACS Catalysis, 2013, 3, 2304-2310.
(DOI: 10.1021/cs400420n)

116. Shrestha, R,; Muhkerjee, P.; Tan, Y.; Litman, Z. C.; Hartwig, J. F. "Sterically Controlled, Palladium-Catalyzed Intermolecular Amination of Arenes", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 8480-8483.
(DOI: 10.1021/ja4032677)

115. O'Connor, A. R.; Kaminsky, W.; Chan, B. C.; Heinekey, D. M.; Goldberg, K. I. "Synthesis and Characterization of Iridium(I) and Iridium(III) Complexes Containing Dialkylbiphenylphosphines", Organometallics, 2013, 13, 4016-4019.
(DOI: 10.1021/om400266d)

114. Tucker, M. H.; Alamillo, R.; Crisci, A. J.; Gonzalez, G. M.; Scott, S. L.; Dumesic, J. A. "Sustainable Solvent Systems for Use in Tandem Carbohydrate Dehydration Hydrogenation", ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2013, 1, 554-560.
(DOI: 10.1021/sc400044d)

113. Miller, A. J. M.; Heinekey, D. M.; Mayer, J. M.; Goldberg, K. I. "Catalytic Disproportionation of Formic Acid to Generate Methanol", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 3981-3984.
(DOI: 10.1002/anie.201208470)

112. Allen, K. E.; Heinekey, D. M.; Goldman, A. S.; Goldberg, K. I. "Alkane Dehydrogenation by C-H Activation at Iridium(III)", Organometallics, 2013, 32, 1579-1582.
(DOI: 10.1021/om301267c)

111. Gallo, J. M. R.; Alonso, D. M.; Mellmer, M. A.; Dumesic, J. A. " Production and upgrading of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural using heterogeneous catalysts and biomass-derived solvents", Green Chem., 2013, 15, 85-90.
(DOI: 10.1039/C2GC36536G)

110. Meredith, J. M.; Goldberg, K. I.; Kaminsky, W.; Heinekey, D. M. "η6-Tetramethylfulvene and μ-η3:η3-Benzene Complexes of Iridium", Organometallics, 2012, 31, 8459-8462.
(DOI: 10.1021/om3010492)

109. Bezier, D., Park, S., Brookhart, M., “Selective Reduction of Carboxylic Acids To Aldehydes catalyzed by B(C6F5)3”, Organic Letters, 2013, 15, 496-499.
(DOI: 10.1021/ol303296a)

108. Barnett, S. M.; Waidmann, C. R.; Scheuermann, M. L.; Nesvet, J. C.; Goldberg, K. I.; Mayer, J. M. Chapter 11 "Developing Molecular Copper Complexes for Water Oxidation", in Molecular Water Oxidation Catalysts. Llobet, A., Ed. Wiley-Interscience: New York; submitted February 2013; projected publication June 2014.

107. Kovach, J.; Brennessal, W. W.; Jones, W. D. "Bisindolines from the Reaction of 3,5-dimethoxyaniline with Vicinal Diones", RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 1401-1411.
(DOI: 10.1039/C3RA45350B)

106. Reithofer, M. R.; Dobereiner, G. E.; Schrock, R. D.; Muller, P. "Monoaryloxide Pyrrolide (MAP) Imido Alkylidene Complexes of Molybdenum and Tungsten That Contain 2,6-Bis(2,5-R2-pyrrolyl)phenoxide (R = i-Pr, Ph) Ligands and an Unsubstituted Metallacyclobutane on Its Way to Losing Ethylene", Organometallics, 2013, 32, 2489-2492. (DOI: 10.1021/om400114h)

105. Cobb, R. E.; Chao, R.; Zhao, H. "Directed Evolution: Part, Present, and Future", AIChE J., 2013, 59, 1432-1440.
(DOI: 10.1002/aic.13995)

104. Wigington, B. M.; Drummond, M. L.; Cundari, T. R.; Thorn, D. L.; Hanson, S. K.; Scott, S. L. "A Biomimetic Pathway for Vanadium-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidation of Alcohols: Evidence for a Base-Assisted Dehydrogenation Mechanism", Chem. Eur. J., 2012, 18, 14981-14988.
(DOI: 10.1002/chem.201202499)

103.Kundu, S.; Snyder, B. E. R.; Walsh, A. P.; Brennessel, W. W.; Jones, W. D. "C-S Bond Activation of Thioethers Using (dippe)Pt(NBE)2", Polyhedron, 2013, in press.
(DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2012.07.071)

102. Cheng, C.; Brookhart, M. "Efficient Reduction of Esters to Aldehydes through Iridium-Catalyzed Hydrosilylation", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Eng., 2012, 51, 9422-9422.
(DOI: 10.1002/anie.201205154)

101. Hanley, P. S.; Marquard, S. L.; Cundari, T. R.; Hartwig, J. F. "Reductive Elimination of Alkylamines from Low-Valent, Alkylpalladium(II) Amido Complexes", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 15281-15284.
(DOI: 10.1021/ja307558x)

100. Lyons, T. W.; Guironnet, D.; Findlater, M.; Brookhart, M. "Synthesis of p-Xylene from Ethylene", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 15708-15711.
(DOI: 10.1021/ja307612b)

99. Tucker, M.H.; Crisci, A.J.; Wigington, B; Phadke, N.; Alamillo, R.; Zhang, J.; Scott, S.L.; Dumesic, J.A. “Acid-Functionalized SBA-15 Type Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas and their use in the Continous Production of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural”, ACS Catalysis, 2012, 2, 1865-1876.
(DOI: 10.1021/cs300303v)

98. Biswas, S.; Huang, Z.; Choliy, Y.; Wang, D. Y.; Brookhart, M.; Krogh-Jespersen, K.; Goldman, A. S. “Olefin Isomerization by Iridium Pincer Catalysts. Experimental Evidence for an η3-Allyl Pathway and an Unconventional Mechanism Predicted by DFT Calculations”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 13276-13295.
(DOI: 10.1021/ja301464c)

97. Manbeck, K. A.; Kundu, S.; Walsh, A. P.; Brennessel, W. W., Jones, W. D. "Carbon-Oxygen Bond Activation in Esters by Pt(0): Cleavage of the Less Reactive Bond," Organometallics, 2012, 31, 5018-5024.
(DOI: 10.1021/om300323d)

96. Yuan, J.; Schrock, R. R.; Muller, P.; Axtell, J. C.; Dobereiner, G. E. “Pentafluorophenylimido Alkylidene Complexes of Molybdenum and Tungsten”, Organometallics, 2012, 31, 4650-4653.
(DOI: 10.1021/om300408n)

95. Huff, C. A.; Kampf, J. W.; Sanford, M. S. “Role of a Noninnocent Pincer Ligand in the Activation of CO2 at (PNN)Ru(H)(CO)”, Organometallics, 2012, 31, 4643-4645.
(DOI: 10.1021/om300403b)

94. Gary, J. B.; Carter, T. J.; Sanford, M. S. “Rh(III) Pyridinium Substituted Bipyridine Complexes as Catalysts for Arene H/D Exchange”, Top. Catal., 2012, 55, 565-570.
(DOI: 10.1007/s11244-012-9825-z)

93. Schrauben, J. N.; Hayoun, R.; Valdez, C. N.; Braten, M.; Fridley, L.; Mayer, J. M. “Titanium and Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles Are Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer Agents”, Science, 2012, 336, 1298-1301.
(DOI: 10.1126/science.1220234)

92. Boisvert, L.; Goldberg, K. I. “Reactions of Late Transition Metal Complexes with Molecular Oxygen”, Acc. Chem. Res., 2012, 45, 899-910.
(DOI: 10.1021/ar2003072)

91. Haibach, M. C.; Kundu, S.; Brookhart, M.; Goldman, A. S. “Alkane Metathesis by Tandem Alkane-Dehydrogenation—Olefin-Metathesis Catalysis and Related Chemistry”, Acc. Chem. Res., 2012, 45, 947.
(DOI: 10.1021/ar3000713

90.  Ahmed Foskey, T. J.; Heinekey, D. M.; Goldberg, K. I. “Partial Deoxygenation of 1,2 Propanediol Catalyzed by Iridium Pincer Complexes,” ACS Catalysis, 2012, 2, 1285-1289.
(DOI: 10.1021/cs300120d)

89.  Pagan-Torres, Y. J.; Wang, T.; Gallo, J. M. R.; Shanks, B. H.; Dumesic, J. A. “Production of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural from Glucose Using a Combination of Lewis and Brønsted Acid Catalysts in Water in a Biphasic Reactor with an Alkylphenol Solvent”, ACS Catalysis, 2012, 2, 930-934.
(DOI: 10.1021/cs300192z)

88.  Barnett, S.; Goldberg, K. I.; Mayer, J. M. “Soluble Copper-Pyridine Water Oxidation Electrocatalysts”, Nature Chem., 2012, 4, 498-502.
(DOI: 10.1038/nchem.1350)

87.  Kang, P.; Cheng, C.; Chen, Z.; Schauer, C. K.; Meyer, T. J.; Brookhart, M. “Selective Electrocatalytic Reduction of CO2 to Formate by Water-Stable Iridium Dihydride Pincer Complexes”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 5500-5503.
(DOI: 10.1021/ja300543s)

86. Kubota, A.; Emmert, M. H.; Sanford, M. S. “Pyridine Ligands as Promoters in PdII/0-Catalyzed C–H Olefination Reactions,” Org. Lett.2012, 14, 1760-1763.
(DOI: 10.1021/ol300281p)

85. Alamillo, R.; Tucker, M.; Chia, M.; Pagán-Torres, Y. J.; Dumesic, J. “The selective hydrogenation of biomass-derived 5-hydroxymethylfurfural using heterogeneous catalysts”, Green Chem., 2012, 14, 1413-1419.
(DOI: 10.1039/C2GC35039D)

84. Findlater, M.; Schultz, K. M.; Bernskoetter, W. H.; Cartwright-Sykes, A.; Heinekey, D. M.; Brookhart, M. “Dihydrogen Complexes of Iridium and Rhodium”, Inorg. Chem., 2012, 51, 4672-4678.
(DOI: 10.1021/ic202630x)

83. Hanson, S. K.; Wu, R.; Silks, L. A. "Pete", “C–C or C–O Bond Cleavage in a Phenolic Lignin Model Compound: Selectivity Depends on Vanadium Catalyst”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 3410-3413.
(DOI: 10.1002/anie.201107020 )

82. Meredith, J. M.; Robinson, R. Jr.; Goldberg, K. I.; Kaminsky, W.; Heinekey, D. M. “C–H Bond Activation by Cationic Iridium(III) NHC Complexes: A Combined Experimental and Computational Study”, Organometallics, 2012, 31, 1879-1887.
(DOI: 10.1021/om2012166)

81. Rhinehart, J. L.; Manbeck, K. A.; Buzak, S. K.; Lippa, G. M.; Brennessel, W. W.; Goldberg, K. I.; Jones, W. D. “Catalytic Arene H/D Exchange with Novel Rhodium and Iridium Complexes”, Organometallics, 2012, 31, 1943-1952.
(DOI: 10.1021/om2012419)

80. Waidmann, C. R.; Miller, A. J. M.; Ng, C.-W.A.; Scheuermann, M. L.; Porter, T. R.; Tronic, T. A.; Mayer, J. M. “Using Combinations of Oxidants and Bases as PCET Reactants: Thermochemical and Practical Considerations”, Energy Envir. Sci., 2012, 5, 7771-7780.
(DOI: 10.1039/c2ee03300c)

79. Wang, M.; Si, T.; Zhao, H. “Biocatalyst development by directed evolution”, Bioresource Technology, 2012, 115, 117-125.
(DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2012.01.054)

78. Gladysz, J. A.; Ball, Z. T.; Bertrand, G.; Blum, S. A.; Dong, V. M.; Dorta, R.; Hahn, F. E.; Humphrey, M. G.; Jones, W. D.; Klosin, J.; Manners, I.; Marks, T. J.; Mayer, J. M.; Rieger, B.; Ritter, J. C.; Sattelberger, A. P. Schomaker, J. M.; Yam, V. W.-W. “Organometallics Roundtable 2011”, Organometallics, 2012, 31, 1-18.
(DOI: 10.1021/om201234x)

77. Choi, J.; Goldman, A. S. "Ir-Catalyzed Functionalization of C−H Bonds" Top. Organomet. Chem., 2011, 34, 139–168.
(DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-15334-1_6)

76. Du, J.; Shao, Z.; Zhao, H. “Engineering a Microbial Factory for Synthesis of Value-added Products”, J. Ind. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 2011, 873-890.
(DOI: 10.1007/s10295-011-0970-3)

75. Huff, C. A.; Sanford, M. S. “Cascade Catalysis for the Homogeneous Hydrogenation of Carbon Dioxide to Methanol”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 18122-18125.
(DOI: 10.1021/ja208760j)

74. Kundu, S.; Brennessel, W. W.; Jones, W. D. “Making M-CN Bonds from M-Cl in (PONOP)M and (dippe)Ni Systems (M = Ni, Pd, and Pt) using t-BuN”, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2011, 379, 109-114.
(DOI: 10.1016/j.ica.2011.09.048j)

73. Grochowski, M. R.; Brennessel, W. W.; Jones, W. D. “C-CN Bond Activation of Benzonitrile with (dippe)Rh(-1)”, Organometallics, 2011, 30, 5604-5610.
(DOI: 10.1021/om200342f)

72. Kundu, S.; Brennessel, W. W.; Jones, W. D. “C-S Bond Activation of Thioesters Using Platinum(0)”, Organometallics, 2011, 30, 5147-5154.
(DOI: 10.1021/om200452z)

71. Kundu, S.; Brennessel, W. W.; Jones, W. D. “Synthesis and Reactivity of New Ni, Pd and Pt 2,6-Bis(di-tert-butylphosphinito)pyridine Pincer Complexes”, Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50, 9443-9453.
(DOI: 10.1021/ic201102v)

70. Ateşin, T. A.; Kundu, S.; Skugrud, K.; Lai, K.; Swartz, B. D.; Jones, W. D. “Predicting Selectivity in Oxidative Addition of C-S Bonds of Substituted Thiophenes to Pt(0) Fragment: Experimental and Theoretical Study”, Organometallics, 2011, 30, 4578-4588. 
(DOI: 10.1021/om200352d)

69. Emmert, M. H.; Cook, A. K.; Xie, Y. J.; Sanford, M. S. “Remarkably High Reactivity of Pd(OAc)2/Pyridine Catalysts: Nondirected C-H Oxygenation of Arenes”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2011, 50, 9409-9412.
(DOI: 10.1021/om200343b)

68. Engelman, K. L.; Feng, Y.; Ison, E. A. “C-H Bond Functionalization of Benzoic Acid: Catalytic Synthesis of 2-Hydroxy-6H-benzo[c]chromen-6-ones using (Cp*IrCl2)2”, Organometallics, 2011, 30, 4572-4577.
(DOI: 10.1021/om200343b)

67. Matson, T. D.; Barta, K.; Iretskii, A. V.; Ford, P. C.  “One-Pot Catalytic Conversion of Cellulose and of Woody Biomass Solids to Liquid Fuels”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 14090-14097.
(DOI: 10.1021/ja205436c)

66. Choi, J.; Wang, D. Y.; Kundu, S.; Choliy, Y.; Emge, T. J.; Krogh-Jespersen, K.; Goldman, A. S. “Net Oxidative Additional of C(sp3)-F Bonds to Iridium via Initial C-H Bond Activation”, Science, 2011, 332, 1545-1548.
(DOI: 10.1126/science.1200514)

65. Lanci, M. P.; Remy, M. S.; Lao, D. B.; Sanford, M. S.; Mayer, J. M. “Modulating Sterics in Trimethylplatinum(IV) Diimine Complexes To Achieve C-C Bond-Forming Reductive Elimination”, Organometallics, 2011, 30, 3704-3707.
(DOI: 10.1021/om200508k)

64. Findlater, M.; Cartwright-Sykes, A.; White, P. S.; Schauer, C. K.; Brookhart, M. “The Role of Coordination Geometry in Dictating the Barrier to Hydride Migration in d6 Square Pyramidal Iridium and Rhodium Pincer Complexes”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 12274-12284.
(DOI: 10.1021/ja204851x)

63. Sedai, B.; Diaz-Urrutia, C.; Baker, R. T.; Wu, R.; Silks, L. A. “Pete”; Hanson, S. K. “Comparison of Copper and Vanadium Homogeneous Catalysts for Aerobic Oxidation of Lignin Models”, ACS Catalysis, 2011, 1, 794-804.
(DOI: 10.1021/cs200149v)

62. Marquard, S. L.; Hartwig, J. F. “C(sp3)-O Bond-Forming Reductive Elimination of Ethers from Bisphosphine-Ligated Benzylpalladium(II) Aryloxide Complexes” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Eng., 2011, 50, 7119-7123.
(DOI: 10.1002/anie.201101088)

61. Yuan, J.; Townsend, E. M.; Schrock, R. R.; Goldman, A. S.; Muller, P.; Takase, M. T. “Preparation of Tungsten-Based Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Supported on Alumina” Adv. Chem. Synth., 2011, 353, 1985-1992.
(DOI: 10.1002/adsc.201100200)

60. Crisci, A. J.; Tucker, M. H.; Dumesic, J. A.; Scott, S. L. “Acid-Functionalized SBA-15-Type Silica Catalysts for Carbohydrate Dehydration”, ACS Catalysis, 2011, 1, 719-728.
(DOI: 10.1021/cs2001237)

59. Cobb, R.; Sun, N.; Zhao, H. “Directed Evolution as a Powerful Synthetic Biology Tool.” Methods, 2013, 60, 81-90.
(DOI: 10.1016/j.ymeth.2012.03.009)

58. Liang, J.; Luo, Y.; Zhao, H. “Synthetic Biology: Put Synthesis in Biology”, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Systems Biology and Medicine, 2011, 3, 7-20.
(DOI: 10.1002/wsbm.104)

57. Nair, N. U.; Tang, W.; Eriksen, D.; H. Zhao, H. “Industrial Applications of Enzymes as Catalysts.” In Manual of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, 3rd Ed. (A. L. Demain, R. Baltz, and J. E. Davies, Eds.), pp 480-494, ASM Press, Washington, DC, 2010.

56. Vicente, B.; Nelson, R.; Moses, A.; Chattopadhyay, S.; Scott, S. L. “Interactions Involving Lewis Acidic Aluminum Sites in Oxide-Supported Perrhenate Catalysts”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2011, 115, 9112-9024 .
(DOI: 10.1021/jp109929g)

55. Findlater, M.; Goldman, A. S.; Brookhart, M. S. “Alkane Dehydrogenation” Ch. 4 in Alkane C-H Activation by Single-Site Metal Catalysis, P. J. Perez, Ed.; Catalysis by Metal Complexes, Vol. 38, Springer, New York, 2012, 113-141.

54. Crisci, A. J.; Tucker, M. H.; Dumesic, J. A.; Scott, S. L. “Functionalized periodic mesoporous silica catalysts for the selective dehydration of carbohydrates” Prepr. Pap.-Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Pet. Chem., 2011, 56, 148-149.

53. O’Connor, A. R.; Kaminsky, W.; Heinekey, D. M.; Goldberg, K. I. “Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity of Arene-Stabilized Rhodium Complexes”, Organometallics, 2011, 30, 2105-2116.
(DOI: 10.1021/om1009473)

52. Schultz, K. M.; Goldberg, K. I.; Gusev, D. G.; Heinekey, D. M. “Synthesis, Structure and Reactivity of Iridium NHC Pincer Complexes”, Organometallics, 2011, 30, 1429-1437.
(DOI: 10.1021/om101024x)

Kovach, J.; Peralta, M.; Brennessel, W. W.; Jones, W. D. “Synthesis and X-ray Crystallographic Characterization of Substituted Aryl Imines”, J. Mol. Struct., 2011, 992, 33-38.
(DOI: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2011.02.027)

50. Vicente, B. C.; Huang, Z.; Brookhart, M.; Goldman, A. S.; Scott, S. L. " Reactions of phosphinites with oxide surfaces: a new method for anchoring organic and organometallic complexes”, Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 4268-4274.
(DOI: 10.1039/C0DT01369B)

49. Choi, J.; MacArthur, A.; Brookhart, M.; Goldman, A. S. “Dehydrogenation and Related Reactions Catalyzed by Iridium Pincer Complexes”, Chem. Rev., 2011, 111, 1761-1770.
(DOI: 10.1021/cr1003503)

48. Tran, S. D.; Tronic, T. A.; Kaminsky, W.; Heinekey, D. M.; Mayer, J. M. “Metal-free Carbon Dioxide Reduction and Acidic C-H Activation using a Frustrated Lewis Pair” Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2011, 369, 126-132.
(DOI: 10.1016/j.ica.2010.12.022)

47. Grochowski, M. R.; Brennessel, W. W.; Jones, W. D. “Dinuclear Ir(III) complex with an unusual η13-allylic bridging ligand from the double C-H activation of 2,5-dimethylthiophene,” J. Chem. Cryst. 2011, in press.
(DOI: 10.1007/s10870-011-0006-x)

46. Vicente, B. C.; Nelson, R. C.; Singh, J.; Scott, S. L.; van Bokhoven, J. A. “Electronic structures of supported Pt and PtSn nanoparticles in the presence of adsorbates and during CO oxidation”, Catalysis Today, 2011, 160, 137-143.
(DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2010.07.017)

45. Hartwig, H. J. “Hydrocarbon synthesis: Ringing the Chains”, Nature Chem., 2011, 3, 99-101.

44. Ahuja, R.; Punji, B.; Findlater, M.; Supplee, C.; Schinski, W.; Brookhart, M.; Goldman, A. S. "Catalytic Dehydroaromatization of n-Alkanes by Pincer-Ligated Iridium Complexes", Nature Chem., 2011, 3, 167-171.
(DOI: 10.1038/nchem.946)

43. Tabane, T.; Evans, M. E.; Brennessel, W. W.; Jones, W. D. "C-H and C-CN Bond Activation of Acetonitrile and Succinonitrile by [Tp'Rh(PR3)]", Organometallics, 2011, 30, 834-843.
(DOI: 10.1021/om101002m)

42. Kovach, J.; Brennessel, W. W.; Jones, W. D. "Synthesis and Characterization of Cationic Rhodium(I) Dicarbonyl Complexes", Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2011, 367, 108-113.
(DOI: 10.1016/j.ica.2010.12.005)

41. Li, T.; Jones, W. D. "DFT Calculations of the Isomerization of 2-Methyl-3-butenenitrile by [Ni(bisphosphine)] in Relation to the DuPont Adiponitrile Process", Organometallics, 2011, 30, 547-555.
(DOI: 10.1021/om100907y)

40. Becker, R.; Jones, W. D. "Cobalt and Nickel Catalyzed Reactions Involving C-H and C-N Activation Reactions", in Catalysis Without Precious Metals, Bullock. R. M., Ed., Wiley VCH Publishers, 2010, Ch. 6, 143-164.

39. Hanson, S. K.; Baker, R. T.; Gordon, J. C.; Scott, B. L.; Silks, L. A. "Pete"; Thorn, D. L., "Mechanism of Alcohol Oxidation by Dipicolinate Vanadium(V): Unexpected Role of Pyridine", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 17804-17816.

38. Evans, M. E.; Li, T.; Jones, W. D. "C-H vs. C-C Bond Activation of Acetonitrile and Benzonitrile via Oxidative Addition: Rhodium vs. Nickel and Cp* vs. Tp' (Tp' = hydrotris(3,5-dimethylpyrazol-1-yl)borate, Cp* = η5-pentamethylcyclopentadienyl)", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 16278-16284.
(DOI: 10.2021/ja107927b)

37. Li, L.; Jiao, Y.; Brennessel, W. W.; Jones, W. D. "Reactivity and Regioselectivity of Insertion of Unsaturated Molecules into M-C (M = Ir, Rh) Bonds of Cylometallated Complexes", Organometallics, 2010, 29, 4593-4606.
(DOI: 10.1021/om100796q)

36. Nair, N. U.; Denard, C. A.; Zhao, H., "Engineering of Enzymes for Selective Catalysis", Curr. Org. Chem., 2010, 14, 1870-1882.

35. Warren, J. J.; Tronic, T. A.; Mayer, J. M., "Thermochemistry of Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer Reagents and its Implications", Chem. Rev., 2010, 110, 6961-7001.

34. Nair, N. U.; Zhao, H., "Selective reduction of xylose to xylitol from a mixture of hemicellulosic sugars", Metab. Eng , 2010, 12, 462-468.
(DOI: 10.1016/j.ymben.2010.04.005)

33. Barta, K.; Matson, T. D.; Fettig, M. L.; Scott, S. L.; Iretskii, A. V.; Ford, P. C., "Catalytic disassembly of an organosolv lignin via hydrogen transfer from supercritical methanol", Green Chemistry , 2010, 12, 1640-1647.
(DOI: 10.1039/C0GC00181C)

32. Emmert, M. H.; Gary, J. B.; Villalobos, J. M.; Sanford, M. S., "Platinum and Palladium Complexes Containing Cationic Ligands as Catalysts for Arene H/D Exchange and Oxidation", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Eng., 2010, 49, 5884-5886.
(DOI: 10.1002/anie.201002351)

31. Feng, Y.; Jiang, B.; Boyle, P. A.; Ison, E. A., "Effect of Ancillary Ligands and Solvents on H/D Exchange Reactions Catalyzed by Cp*Ir Complexes", Organometallics, 2010, 29, 2857.
(DOI: 10.1021/om100018x)

30. Crisci, A. J.; Tucker, M. H.; Dumesic, J. A.; Scott, S. L., "Bifunctional Solid Catalysts for the Selective Conversion of Fructose to 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural", Topics in Catalysis, 2010, 53, 1185-1192.
(DOI: 10.1007/s11244-010-9560-2)

29. Hanson, S. K.; Baker, R. T.; Gordon, J. C.; Scott, B. L.; Thorn, D. L., "Aerobic Oxidation of Lignin Models Using a Base Metal Vanadium Catalyst", Inorg. Chem., 2010, 49, 5611-5618.
(DOI: 10.1021/ic100528n)

28. Punji, B.; Emge, T. J.; Goldman, A. S., "A Highly Stable Adamantyl-Substituted Pincer-Ligated Iridium Catalyst for Alkane Dehydrogenation", Organometallics, 2010, 29, 2702-2709.
(DOI: 10.1021/om100145q)

27. Huang, Z.; White, P. S.; Brookhart, M., "Ligand Exchanges and Selective Catalytic Hydrogenation in Molecular Single Crystals", Nature, 2010, 465, 598-601.
(DOI: 10.1038/nature09085)

26. Findlater, M.; Bernskoetter, W. H.; Brookhart, M., "Proton-Catalyzed Hydrogenation of a d8 Ir(I) Complex Yields a trans Ir(III) Dihydride", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 4534-4535.
(DOI: 10.1021/ja100168w)

25. Remy, M. S.; Cundari, T. R.; Sanford, M. S., "Computational and Experimental Studies of Methyl Group Exchange between Palladium(II) Centers", Organometallics, 2010, 29, 1522-1525.
(DOI: 10.1021/om901039u)

24. Tan, Y.; Hartwig, J. F., "Palladium-Catalyzed Amination of Aromatic C-H Bonds with Oxime Esters", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 3676-3677.
(DOI: 10.1021/ja100676r)

23. Ke, Z.; Cundari, T.R., "Palladium-Catalyzed C-H Activation/C-N Bond Formation Reactions: DFT Study of Reaction Mechanisms and Reactive Intermediates", Organometallics, 2010, 29, 821-834.
(DOI: 10.1021/om900895t)

22. Huang, Z.; Rolfe, E.; Carson, E. C.; Brookhart, M.; Goldman, A. S.; El-Khalafy, S. H.; MacArthur, A. H. R. , "Efficient Heterogeneous Dual Catalyst Systems for Alkane Metathesis", Adv. Synth. Catal., 2010, 352, 125-135
(DOI 10.1002/adsc.200900539)

21. Marquard, S. L.; Rosenfeld, D. C.; Hartwig, J. F., "C(sp3)-N Bond-Forming Reductive Elimination of Amines: Reactions of Bisphosphine-Ligated Benzylpalladium(II) Diarylamido Complexes", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Eng., 2010, 49, 793-796.
(DOI 10.1002/anie.200904032)

20. Villalobos, J. M.; Hickman, A. J.; Sanford, M. S., "Platinum(II) Complexes Containing Quaternized Nitrogen Ligands: Synthesis, Stability, and Evaluation as Catalysts for Methane and Benzene H/D Exchange", Organometallics, 2010, 29, 257-262.
(DOI: 10.1021/om900889k)

19. Hickman, A.; Villalobos, J. A.; Sanford, M. S., "A Quantitative Method to Assay Platinum Catalysts for Benzene H/D Exchange", Organometallics, 2009, 28, 5316-5322.
(DOI: 10.1021/om900495n)

18. Lanci, M. P.; Remy, M. S.; Kaminsky, W.; Mayer, J. M.; Sanford, M. S., "Oxidatively Induced Reductive Elimination from (tBu2bpy)Pd(Me)2: Palladium(IV) Intermediates in a One Electron Oxidation Reaction", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 15618-15620.
(DOI: 10.1021/ja905816q)

17. Wesley H. Bernskoetter, Cynthia K. Schauer, Karen I. Goldberg, and Maurice Brookhart, "Characterization of a Rhodium(I) σ-Methane Complex in Solution", Science, 2009, 326, 553-556.

16. Kundu, S.; Choliy, Y.; Zhuo, G.; Ahuja, R.; Emge, T. J.; Warmuth, R.; Brookhart, M.; Krogh-Jespersen, K.; Goldman, A. S. "Rational Design and Synthesis of Highly Active Pincer-Iridium Catalysts for Alkane Dehydrogenation", Organometallics, 2009, 28, 5432-5444.
(DOI: 10.1021/om900568f)

15. Bernskoetter, W. H.; Hanson, S. K.; Buzak, S. K.; Davis, Z.; White, P. S.; Swartz, R.; Goldberg, K. I.; Brookhart, M. “Investigations of Iridium Mediated Reversible C-H Bond Cleavage: Characterization of a 16-Electron Iridium(III) Methyl Hydride Complex”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 28, 3546-3551.
(DOI: 10.1021/ja901706b)

14. Meredith, J. M.; Goldberg, K. I.; Kaminsky, W.; Heinekey, D. M. “Dinuclear Iridium Complexes Containing Cp* and Carbonyl Ligands: Synthesis, Structure and Reactivity” Organometallics, 2009, 28, 3546-3551.
(DOI: 10.1021/om900186j)

13. Goldman, A. S.; Brookhart, M.; Huang, Z.; Krogh-Jespersen, K.; Kundu, S.; Scott, S. L. "Transition-metal-based catalytic systems for the dehydrogenation and metathesis of alkanes. Solution-phase and solid-supported iridium-based pincer catalysts." Prepr. Symp. - Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Fuel Chem., 2009, 54, 213-215.

12. Ter Horst, M.; Urbin, S.; Burton, R.; McMillan, C. “Using proton nuclear magnetic resonance as a rapid response research tool for methyl ester characterization of biodiesel”, Lipid Technology, 2009, 21, 39-41.
(DOI: 10.1002/lite.200900004)

11. Look, J. L.; Wick, D. D.; Mayer, J. M.; Goldberg, K. I. "Autoxidation of Platinum(IV) Hydrocarbyl Hydride Complexes to Form Platinum(IV) Hydrocarbyl Hydroperoxide Complexes", Inorg. Chem., 2009, 48, 1356-1369.
(DOI: 10.1021/ic801216r)

10. Huang, Z.; Brookhart, M.; Goldman, A. S.; Kundu, S.; Ray, A.; Scott, S. L.; Vicente, B. C. “Highly active and recyclable heterogeneous iridium pincer catalysts for transfer dehydrogenation of alkanes” Adv. Synth. Catal., 2009, 351, 188-206.
(DOI: 10.1002/adsc.200800615)

9. Macala, G. S.; Matson, T. D.; Johnson, C. L.; Lewis, R.; Iretskii, A. V.; Ford, P. C. “Hydrogen Transfer from Super-critical Methanol over a Solid Base Catalysts. A Model for Lignin Depolymerization” ChemSusChem, 2009, 2, 215-217.
(DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900033)

8. Hanson, S. K.; Baker, R. T.; Gordon, J. C.; Scott, B. L.; Sutton, A. D.; Thorn, D. L. "Aerobic Oxidation of Pinacol by Vanadium(V) Dipicolinate Complexes: Evidence for Reduction to Vanadium(III)" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131 (2), 428–429.
(DOI: 10.1021/ja807522n)

7. Bailey, B. C.; Schrock, R. R.; Kundu, S.; Goldman, A. S.; Huang, Z.; Brookhart, M. "Evaluation of Molybdenum and Tungsten Metathesis Catalysts for Homogeneous Tandem Alkane Metathesis", Organometallics, 2009, 28(1), 355–360.
(DOI: 10.1021/om800877q)

6. Macala, G. S.; Robertson, A. W.; Johnson, C. L.; Day, Z. B.; Lewis, R. S.; White, M. G.; Iretskii, A. V.; Ford, P. C. "Transesterification Catalysts from Iron Doped Hydrotalcite-like Precursors: Solid Bases for Biodiesel Production" Catalysis Letters, 2008, 122(3-4), 205-209.
(DOI: 10.1007/s10562-008-9480-y)

5. Nair, N. U.; Zhao, H. “Evolution in Reverse: Engineering a D-Xylose-specific Xylose Reductase” ChemBioChem, 2008, 9, 1213-1215.
(DOI: 10.1002/cbic.200700765)

4. Williams, D. B.; Kaminsky, W.; Mayer, J. M.; Goldberg, K. I., “Reactions of Iridium Hydride Pincer Complexes with Dioxygen: New Peroxo Complexes and Reversible O2 Binding” ChemComm., 2008, 35, 4195-4197.
(DOI: 10.1039/b802739k)

3. Foley, N. A.; Ke, Z.; Gunnoe, T. B.; Cundari, T. R.; Petersen, J. L. “Aromatic C-H Activation and Catalytic Hydrophenylation of Ethylene by TpRu{P(OCH2)3CEt}(NCMe)Ph” Organometallics, 2008, 27(13), 3007-3017.
(DOI: 10.1021/om800275b)

2. Hanson, S. K.; Heinekey, D. M.; Goldberg, K. I. "C-H Bond Activation by Rhodium(I) Phenoxide and Acetate Complexes: Mechanism of H−D Exchange between Arenes and Water" Organometallics, 2008, 27(7), 1454-1463. (DOI: 10.1021/om7012259)

1. Ahuja, R.; Kundu, S.; Goldman, A. S.; Brookhart, M.; Vicente, B. C.; Scott, S. L. “Catalytic Ring Expansion, Contraction, and Metathesis-Polymerization of Cycloalkanes” ChemComm., 2008, 253-255.
(DOI: 10.1039/b712197k)

CATSB (Phase I) Publications:

1. Kloek, Susan M.; Heinekey, D. Michael; Goldberg, Karen I.; "C-H bond activation by rhodium(I) hydroxide and phenoxide complexes" Angewandte Chemie, International Edition, 2007, 46(25), 4736-4738
(DOI: 10.1002/anie.200700270)
2. Kloek, Susan M.; Goldberg, Karen I. "Competitive C-H Bond Activation and β-Hydride Elimination at Platinum(II)" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129 (12), 3460–3461
(DOI: 10.1021/ja0669629)

3. X. Zhang; T. J. Emge; A. S. Goldman, "Selective Cleavage of the C-C Bond of Aminoethyl Groups, via a Multistep Pathway, by a Pincer Iridium Complex", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127, 8250
(DOI: 10.1021/ja051300p)

4. Alan S. Goldman; Amy H. Roy; Zheng Huang; Ritu Ahuja; William Schinski; Maurice Brookhart, "Catalytic Alkane Metathesis by Tandem Alkane-Dehydrogenation-Olefin-Metathesis", Science, 2006, 312, 257
(DOI: 10.1126/science.1123787)

5. Susan M. Kloek; D. Michael Heinekey; Karen I. Goldberg, "Stereoselective Decarbonylation of Methanol to Form a Stable Iridium(III) Trans-Dihydride Complex", Organometallics, 2006, 25, 3007
(DOI: 10.1021/om051098z)

6. Devon C. Rosenfeld; Shashank Shekhar; Akihiro Takemiya; Masaru Utsunomiya; John F. Hartwig*, "Hydroamination and Hydroalkoxylation Catalyzed by Triflic Acid. Parallels to Reactions Initiated with Metal-Triflates", Org. Lett., 2006, 8 (19), 4179-4182
(DOI: 10.1021/ol061174+)

7. Inigo Göttker-Schnetmann; D. M. Heinekey; Maurice Brookhart, “Temperature and Solvent Dependent Binding of Dihydrogen in Iridium Pincer Complexes.”  J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 17115-17119
(DOI: 10.1021/ja065854j)

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