Karen I. Goldberg

Representative Publications

Denney, Melanie C.; Smythe, Nicole A.; Cetto, Kara L.; Kemp, Richard A.; Goldberg, Karen I.; “Insertion of Molecular Oxygen into a Palladium(II)-Hydride Bond” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 126, 2508-2509.

Kloek, Susan M.; Heinekey, D. Michael; Goldberg, Karen I. “Stereoselective Decarbonylation of Methanol to Form a Stable Iridium(III) Trans-Dihydride Complex”, Organometallics 2006, 25, 3007-3011.

Keith, J.M.; Muller, R.P.; Kemp, R.A.; Goldberg, K.I.; Goddard, W.A., III; Oxgaard, Jonas, “Mechanism of Direct Molecular Oxygen Insertion in a Palladium (II) – Hydride Bond”, Inorg.Chem. 2006, 45, 9631-9633.

Arthur, Kathryn L; Wang, Qi. L.; Bregel, Dawn M.; Smythe, Nicole A.; O’Neill, Bridget A.; Goldberg, Karen I.; Moloy, Kenneth. G., “The Gem-Dialkyl Effect as a Test for Preliminary Diphosphine Chelate Opening in a Reductive Elimination Reaction” Organometallics, 2005, 24, 4624-4628.

Procelewska, Joanna; Zahl, Achim; Liehr, Günter; van Eldik, Rudi; Smythe, Nicole A.; Williams, B. Scott; Goldberg, Karen I. “Mechanistic Information on the Reductive Elimination from Cationic Trimethylplatinum(IV) Complexes to Form Carbon-Carbon Bonds” Inorg. Chem. 2005, 44, 7732-7742.

Goldman, Alan S.; Goldberg, Karen I. “C-H Bond Activation by Transition Metals: An Introduction” In Activation and Functionalization of C-H Bonds; Goldberg, K. I; Goldman, A. S. Eds.; ACS Symposium Series 885; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2004, 1-45.

Look, Jennifer L.; Fekl, Ulrich; Goldberg, Karen I. “Mechanisms of Reactions Related to Selective Alkane Oxidation by Pt Complexes” In Activation and Functionalization of C-H Bonds;  Goldberg, K. I.; Goldman, A. S. Eds.; ACS Symposium Series 885; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2004, 283-302.

Fekl, Ulrich; Kaminsky, Werner; Goldberg, Karen I. “b-Diiminate Platinum Complexes for Alkane Dehydrogenation” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 15286-15287.

Crumpton-Bregel, D. M.; Goldberg, Karen I. “Mechanisms of C C and C H Alkane Reductive Eliminations from Octahedral Pt(IV): Reaction via Five-Coordinate Intermediates or Direct Elimination?” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 9442-9456.

Jensen, Michael P.; Wick, Douglas, D.; Reinartz, Stephan.; White, Peter S.; Templeton, Joseph L.; Goldberg, Karen I. “Reductive Elimination/Oxidative Addition of Carbon-Hydrogen Bonds at Pt(IV)/Pt(II) Centers: Mechanistic Studies of the Solution Thermolyses of TpMe2Pt(CH3)2H” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 8614-8624.

Fekl, Ulrich; Goldberg, Karen I. "Five-Coordinate Platinum(IV) as a Precursor to a Novel Pt(II) Olefin Hydride Complex for Alkane Activation" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 6804-6805.

Fekl, Ulrich; Goldberg, Karen I. " A Stable Five-Coordinate Platinum(IV) Complex" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001,123, 6423-6424.

Bartlett, Kevin L.; Goldberg, Karen I.; Borden, Weston Thatcher "A Computational Study of Reductive Elimination Reactions to Form C-H Bonds from Pt(II) and Pt(IV) Centers with Strongly Coordinating Trimethylphosphine Ligands" Organometallics, 2001, 20, 2669-2678.

Getty, April D.; Goldberg, Karen I. "Reaction of a Palladium(II) Complex Chelated by a Tridentate PNC Ligand with Water to Produce a [(PN)Pd(m-oH)]22+ Dimer: A Rare Observation of a Well-Defined Hydrolysis of a Pd(II)-Aryl Compound" Organometallics, 2001, 20, 2545-2551.

Williams, B. Scott; Goldberg, Karen I. "Studies of Reductive Elimination Reactions to Form Carbon-Oxygen Bonds from Pt(IV) Complexes" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123, 2576-2587.

Fekl, Ulrich; van Eldik, Rudi; Lovell, Scott; Goldberg, Karen I. "Effects of Trifluormethyl Substituents in a Tris(pyrazolyl)borate Ligand: A Structural and Spectroscopic Study of Analogous Pt(IV) Trimethyl Complexes" Organometallics, 2000, 19, 3535-3542.

Bartlett, Kevin L.; Goldberg, Karen I.; Borden, Weston Thatcher "A Computational Study of Reductive Elimination Reactions to Form C-H Bonds from Pt(II) and Pt(IV) Centers. Why Does Ligand Loss Precede Reductive Elimination from Six-Coordinate But Not Four-Coordinate Platinum?" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2000, 122, 1456-1465.

Crumpton, Dawn M.; Goldberg, Karen I. "Five-Coordinate Intermediates in Carbon-Carbon Reductive Elimination Reactions from Pt(IV)" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2000, 122, 962-963.

Wick, Douglas D.; Goldberg, Karen I. "Insertion of Dioxygen into a Platinum-Hydride Bond to Form a Novel Dialkylhydroperoxo Pt(IV) Complex," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1999, 121, 11900-11901.

Williams, B. Scott; Holland, Andrew W.; Goldberg, Karen I. "Direct Observation of C-O Reductive Elimination from Pt(IV)" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1999, 121, 252-253.

Rostovtsev, Vsevolod V.; Labinger, Jay A.; Bercaw, John E.; Lasseter, Tami L.; Goldberg, Karen I. "Oxidation of Dimethylplatinum(II) Complexes with Dioxygen" Organometallics 1998, 17, 4530-4531.

Wick, Douglas D.; Goldberg, Karen I. "C-H Activation at Pt(II) to Form Stable Pt(IV) Alkyl Hydrides." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1997, 119, 10235-10236.

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Awards & Activities

Editorial Advisory Board Member for Accounts of Chemical Research (2004-2009) and Organometallics (2008-2010)

Editorial Advisory Board for Inorganic Chemistry (2002-2004)

Closs Lecturer, University of Chicago (2001)

Alternate Councilor of the Inorganic Division of the American Chemical Society (1999-2001)

Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow (1997-1999)

Union Carbide Innovation Recognition Program Award (1995-1996)

Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (1995)

National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow (1988-1989)

National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship(1983-1986)

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