PUBLICATIONS

Cobalt Catalyzed Isomerization of Alkenes

Sheng Zhang and Michael Findlater

Synthesis, 2021, DOI: 10.1055/a-1464-2524

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cobalt- and Iron-Catalyzed Regiodivergent Alkene Hydrosilylations

Sheng Zhang, Jia-Shia Liao, Daniel K. Unruh, Guigen Li and Michael Findlater

Organic Chemistry Frontiers, 2021, 8, 2174-2181

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Electrochemical Arylation of Aldehydes, Ketones and Alcohols: from Cathodic Reduction to Convergent Paired Electrolysis

Sheng Zhang, Lijun Li, Jingjing Li, Jianxue Shi, Kun Xu, Wenchao Gao, Luyi Zong, Guigen Li and Michael Findlater

Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed., 2021, 60, 7275-7282

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iron-catalyzed hydroboration of non-activated imines and nitriles: kinetic and mechanistic studies

Adineh Rezaei Bazkiaei, Michael Wiseman and Michael Findlater

RSC Advances, 2021, 11, 15284-15289

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Experimental and Computational Studies of Phosphine Ligand Displacement in Iridium Pincer Complexes Employing Pyridine or Acetonitrile

Sara Shafiei-Haghighi, Aneelman Brar, Daniel K. Unruh, Anthony F. Cozzolino and Michael Findlater

Organometallics, 2020, 39, 3461-3468

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cobalt (II)-Catalyzed Stereoselective Olefin Isomerization: Facile Access to Acyclic Trisubstituted Alkenes

Sheng Zhang, Deepika Bedi, Lu Cheng, Daniel K. Unruh, Guigen Li and Michael Findlater

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 8910-8917

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Electroreductive 4-Pyridylation of Electron-Deficient Alkenes with Assistance of Ni(acac)2

Sheng Zhang, Lijun Li, Junqi Zhang, Kun Xu, Guigen Li and Michael Findlater

Organic Letters, 2020, 22, 3570-3575

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transition Metal- and Solvent-Free Double Hydroboration of Nitriles

Deepika Bedi, Aneelman Brar and Michael Findlater

Green Chemistry 2020, 22, 1125-1128

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synthesis, Structures, Photophysical Properties, and Catalytic Characteristics of 2,9-dimesityl-1,10-phenanthroline (dmesp) Transition Metal Complexes

M. Mustafa Cetin, Sara Shafiei-Haghighi, Jiazhen Chen, Sheng Zheng, Amanda C. Miller, Daniel K. Unruh, Dominick J. Casadonte Jr., Tracy L. Lohr, Tobin J. Marks, J. Fraser Stoddart, Michael F. Mayer and Michael Findlater

Journal of Polymer Chemistry, 2020, 58, 1130-1143

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polynuclear Lanthanide-Diketonato Clusters for the Catalytic Hydroboration of Carboxamides and Esters

Sem R. Tamang, Arpita Singh, Deepika Bedi, Adineh Rezai, Audrey Warner, Keeley Glogau, Corey McDonald, Daniel K. Unruh and Michael Findlater

Nature Catalysis, 2020, 3, 154-162

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hydroboration of Alkenes and Alkynes Employing Earth-Abundant Metal Catalysts

Arpita Singh, Sara Shafiei-Haghighi, Cecilia R. Smith, Daniel K. Unruh and Michael Findlater

Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry 2020, 9, 416-420

Mechanism of the Iron(0)-Catalyzed Hydrosilylation of Aldehydes: A Combined DFT and Experimental Investigation

Guilin Fan, Zhengfeng Shang, Ruifang Li, Sara Shafiei-Haghighi, Qian Peng, Michael Findlater and Xiufang Xu

Organometallics 2019, 38, 4105-4114

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emergence and Applications of Base Metals (Fe, Co, and Ni) in Hydroboration and Hydrosilylation

Sem R. Tamang and Michael Findlater

Molecules 2019, 24, 3194.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iron Catalyzed Selective Reduction of Esters via Hydrosilylation

Sem R. Tamang, Anthony F. Cozzolino and Michael Findlater

Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 2019, 1834-1838.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synthesis, Structural Characterization, Electrochemical Properties and Theoretical Calculations of BIAN-Fe(arene) Complexes

Patrick Larson, Francis S. Wekesa, Arpita Singh, Cecilia R. Smith, Gregory P. McGovern, Daniel K. Unruh, Anthony F. Cozzolino and Michael Findlater

Polyhedron 2019, 159, 365-374.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conversion of Imines to Secondary Amines Using Iron-Catalyzed Hydrosilylation

Anu Saini, Cecilia R. Smith, Francis S. Wekesa, Amanda K. Helms and Michael Findlater

Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 2018, 9368-9372

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cobalt Catalyzed Hydroboration of Alkenes, Aldehydes and Ketones

Sem R. Tamang, Deepika Bedi, Sara Shafiei-Haghighi, Cecilia R. Smith, Christian Crawford and Michael Findlater

Org. Lett 2018, 20, 6695-6700

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cobalt Catalyzed Reduction of CO2 via Hydroboration

Sem R. Tamang and Michael Findlater

Dalton Trans. 2018, 8199-8203

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nickel Catalyzed Regioselective 1,4-Hydroboration of N-Heteroarenes

Sem R. Tamang, Arpita Singh, Daniel K. Unruh and Michael Findlater

ACS Catalysis 2018, 8, 6186-6191

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pincer Complexes of Iron and their Application in Catalysis

Anu Saini and Michael Findlater

In “Pincer Compounds: Chemistry and Applications” Ed. D. Morales-Morales, Elsevier, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synthesis, Characterization and Reactivity of Iridium Pincer Complexes

Sara Shafiei-Haghighi, Laci M. Singer, Sem R. Tamang and Michael Findlater

Polyhedron 2018, 143, 126-131

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iron Catalyzed Hydroboration of Aldehydes and Ketones

Sem R. Tamang and Michael Findlater

J. Organic Chemistry 2017, 82, 12857-12862

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIAN-Fe(eta6-C6H6): Synthesis, Characterization, and L-Lactide Polymerization

Lauren A. Brown, Francis S. Wekesa, Daniel K. Unruh, Michael Findlater, and Brian K. Long

J. Poly. Sci. A 2017, 55, 2824-2830

Synthesis, structural characterization, photophysical properties, DFT and TDDFT calculations, and photoredox catalysis studies of 2,9-di(aryl)-1,10-phenanthroline copper (I) complexes

Muhammad M. Cetin,  Roman T. Hodson,  C. Robin Hart,  David B. Cordes,  

Michael Findlater,  Dominick J. Casadonte,  Anthony F. Cozzolino  and  Michael F. Mayer 

Dalton Transactions 2017, 6553-6569 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synthesis, Characterization and Reactivity of Iron- and Cobalt-Pincer Complexes

Ashleigh D. Smith, Anu Saini, Laci M. Singer, Neha Phadke, and Michael Findlater

Polyhedron 2016, 114, 286-291

 

Fe(III) Catalyzed Dimerization of Cycloolefins: Synthesis of High-Density Fuel Candidates

Renzo Arias-Ugarte, Francis S. Wekesa, Stefan Schunemann, and Michael Findlater

Energy&Fuels 2015, 29, 8162-8167

 

Isomerization of Internal Alkynes to Iridium(III) Allene Complexes via C-H Bond Activation: Expanded Substrate Scope, and Progress towards a Catalytic Methodology

Neha Phadke and Michael Findlater

Molecules 2015, 20, 20195-20205

 

Iron Catalyzed Hydrosilylation of Aldehydes and Ketones under Solvent-Free Conditions

Francis S. Wekesa, Renzo Arias-Ugarte, Lydia Kong, Zachary Sumner, Gregory P. McGovern and Michael Findlater

Organometallics 2015, 34, 5051-5056

 

 

Selective Aldol Condensation or Cyclotrimerization Reactions Catalyzed by FeCl3

Renzo Arias-Ugarte, Francis S. Wekesa and Michael Findlater

Tetrahedron Letters 2015, 56, 2406-2411

 

A Convenient and Efficient Synthesis of N,N-Diaryl Tertiary Amines

Francis Wekesa, Neha Phadke, Claire Jahier, David B. Cordes and Michael Findlater

Synthesis 2014, 46, 1046-1051

 

 

 

 

Vibrational Frequency Analysis, FT-IR, Laser-Raman, DFT and M06-2X Studies on tert-Butyl N-(thiophen-2-yl)carbamate

Yusuf Sert, Laci M. Singer, Michael Findlater, Hatice Dogan and C. Cirak

Spectrochim. Acta A 2014, 128, 46-53

 

Formation of Iridium(III) Allene Complexes Via Isomerization of Internal Alkynes

Neha Phadke and Michael Findlater

Organometallics 2014, 33, 16-18

 

 

The Synthesis and Characterization of Terpyridine Supported Boron Cations; Evidence for Hypercoordination at Boron

Gregory P. McGovern, Adelia Aquino, Dragoslav Vidovic and Michael Findlater

Inorganic Chemistry 2013, 52, 13865-13868

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tert-Butyl N-(thiophen-2-yl)carbamate

Gene C. Hsu, Laci M. Singer, David B. Cordes and Michael Findlater

Acta Cryst E, 2013, E69, o1413

 

Thiophene-2-Carbonyl Azide

Gene C. Hsu, Laci M. Singer, David B. Cordes and Michael Findlater

Acta Cryst E, 2013, E69, o1298 

 

PUBLICATIONS PRIOR TO TEXAS TECH

 

Synthesis of p-Xylene from Ethylene

Thomas W. Lyons, Damien Guironnet, Michael Findlater, and Maurice Brookhart

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 15708-15711 (Chemistry Views 1Chemistry Views 2C&ENews,)

 

Tetrakis(imino)pyracene complexes exhibiting multi-electron redox processes

Kalyan V. Vasudevan, Michael Findlater, Ignacio Vargas-Baca, and Alan H. Cowley

J.Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 176-178

Dihydrogen Complexes of Iridium and Rhodium

Michael Findlater, Katherine M. Schultz, Wesley H. Bernskoetter, Alison Cartwright-Sykes, D. Michael Heinekey and Maurice Brookhart

Inorganic Chemistry, 2012, 51, 4672-4678 (CoverArt.jpg

 

Alkane Dehydrogenation

Michael Findlater, Alan S. Goldman, and Maurice S. Brookhart

In “Alkane C-H Activation by Single-Site Metal Catalysis” Ed. P. Perez, Springer, 2012.

 

Comparison of Migratory Aptitudes of Hydride in beta-Migratory Insertion Reactions of Pincer Iridium and Rhodium Complexes

Michael Findlater, Alison Cartwright-Sykes, Peter S. White, and Maurice S. Brookhart

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 12274-12284

 

Catalytic dehydroaromatization of n-alkanes by pincer-ligated iridium complexes

Ritu Ahuja, Michael Findlater, Maurice Brookhart, Alan S. Goldman, Benudhar Punji, and Carolyn Supplee

Nature Chemistry, 2011, 3, 167-171. (Write Up in Chemical World - Nature Chemistry Commentary)

 

Proton-assisted Hydrogenation of a d8 Ir(I) Complex Yields a trans Ir(III) Dihydride

Michael Findlater, Wesley H. Bernskoetter and Maurice S. Brookhart

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 4534-4535

 

Synthesis and Structure of Boron Bithiazole Complexes

Michael Findlater, Nicholas A. Swisher, and Peter S. White

Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2010, 34, 5379-5382 (corresponding author)

Structural Diversity in Schiff Base Complexes of Ga(III), In(III), Pb(II), and Zn(II): Precursors and model systems for conducting metallopolymers

Michelle L. Mejia, Joseph H. Rivers, Sarah F. Swingle, Zheng Lu, Xiaoping Yang, Michael Findlater, Gregor Reeske, and Bradley J. Holliday

Main Group Chem., 2010, 9, 167-191

 

The Synthesis and Characterization of [IMesH]+[(3-C5H5)V(N)Cl2]-: An Example of Cyclopentadienyl Ring-slippage Induced by a Strongly pi-basic coligand

Carl E. Johnson, Everett A. Kysor, Michael Findlater, Jerry P. Jasinski, Andrew S. Metell, Jonathan W. Queen and Colin D. Abernethy

Dalton Trans., 2010, 3482-3488 (outreach with undergraduate institution) Selected as a “Hot Article”.

 

Bench-top synthesis and crystal structure determination of a monomeric N-heterocyclic carbene complex of copper(I) chloride

Anna P. McLean, Elizabeth A. Neuhardt, Joel P. St. John, Michael Findlater and Colin D. Abernethy

Transition Met. Chem., 2010, 35, 415-418 (outreach with undergraduate institution)

 

Pentacarbonyl(trimethylamine)chromium and Pentacarbonyl(trimethylamine)molybdenum

Michael Findlater, Nicholas J. Hill, and Alan H. Cowley

J. Chem. Cryst., 2010, 40, 64-66

 

Dual Emission from Stoichiometrically Mixed Lanthanide Complexes of 3-Phenyl-4-benzoyl-5-isoxazolonate and 2,2-Bipyridine

  1. A.Biju, D. B. A. Raj, M. L. P. Reddy, C. K. Jayasankar, Alan H. Cowley, and Michael Findlater

J. Mater. Chem., 2009, 1425-1432

 

Synthesis of 3,3’-bridged biscarbenes of the 1,2,4-triazole series and their copper complexes

A. V. Kiselyov, N. I. Korotkikh, A. H. Cowley, J. A. Moore, Michael Findlater, T. M. Pekhtereva and O. P. Shvaika

ARKIVOC, 2008, 329-342

 

Boron Di- and Trications

Ignacio Vargas-Baca, Michael Findlater, Adam Powell, Kalyan V. Vasudevan, and Alan H. Cowley

Dalton Trans., 2008, 6421-6426

 

2-Thiopheneacetato-Based One-Dimensional Coordination Polymer of Tb3+: Enhancement of Terbium-Centered Luminescence in the Presence of Bidentate Nitrogen Donor Ligands

S. Raphael, M. L. P. Reddy, Alan H. Cowley, and Michael Findlater

Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2008, 28, 4387-4394

 

One Dimensional Molecular Ladder of Ionic complex of Terbium-4-sebacoylbis(1-phenyl-3-methyl-5-pyrazolonate) and Sodium Dibenzo-18-Crown-6: Synthesis, Crystal Structure and Photophysical Properties

P.N. Remya, S. Biju, M. L. P. Reddy, Alan H. Cowley, and Michael Findlater

Inorganic Chemistry, 2008, 47(16), 7396-7404

 

Synthesis and structure of two new (guanidinate)boron dichlorides and their attempted reduction to boron(I) derivatives

Michael Findlater, Nicholas J. Hill, and Alan H. Cowley

Dalton Trans., 2008, 4419-4423 (selected for Dalton Discussions 11).

 

Synthesis and Reactivity of Tetrakis(imino)pyracene (TIP) Ligands; Bifunctional analogs of the BIAN Ligand Class

Kalyan V. Vasudevan, Michael Findlater, and Alan H. Cowley

Chem. Commun., 2008, 1918-1919

 

Synthesis and Structure of Boron Halides Supported by the C6F5 substituted -diketiminate ligand

[HC(CMe)2(NC6F5)2]

Dragoslav Vidovic, Michael Findlater, Gregor Reeske, and Alan H. Cowley

Dalton Trans., 2008, 2293

 

A Beta-Diketiminato Hydroxyphosphenium Cation: Phosphinous Acid/Secondary Phosphine Oxide Tautomerism Revisited

Zheng Lu, Michael Findlater, and Alan H. Cowley

Chem. Commun., 2008, 184-186

 

Synthesis, Crystal Structure and Photophysical Properties of Homodinuclear Lanthanide Xanthene-9-carboxylates

R. Shyni, S. Biju, M. L. P. Reddy, Alan H. Cowley, and Michael Findlater

Inorg. Chem., 2007, 46(26), 11025-11030 

 

Synthesis and Characterisation of an Aluminum Dication

Dragoslav Vidovic, Michael Findlater, Gregor Reeske, and Alan H. Cowley

J. Organomet. Chem., 2007, 692(26), 5683-5686

 

A beta-diketiminate supported boron dication

Dragoslav Vidovic, Michael Findlater, and Alan H. Cowley

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129(27), 8436-8437

 

Isolation of a valence isomer of a beta-diketiminate phosphinidene

Zheng Lu, Michael Findlater, and Alan H. Cowley

Chem. Commun., 2007, 2873-2875

 

Diboron complexes of binucleating bis(amidinate) ligands

Nicholas J. Hill, Zheng Lu, Michael Findlater, and Alan H. Cowley

Inorg. Chim. Acta., 2007, 360(4), 1316-1322

 

A single-bonded cationic terminal borylene complex

Dragoslav Vidovic, Michael Findlater, Gregor Reeske and Alan H. Cowley

Chem. Commun., 2006, 3786-3787

 

Amidinate-substituted boron halides: Synthesis and Structure   

Michael Findlater, Nicholas J. Hill, and Alan H. Cowley

Polyhedron, 2006, 25, 983-988 

 

Isolation of an intermediate from the insertion of a carbodiimide into a boron-aryl bond

Nicholas J. Hill, Jennifer A. Moore, Michael Findlater and Alan H. Cowley

Chem. Commun., 2005, 5462-5464

 

Synthetic and structural chemistry of amidinate-substituted boron halides

Nicholas J. Hill, Michael Findlater, and Alan H. Cowley

Dalton Trans., 2005, 3229-3234

 

Patents

 

Synthesis of para-Xylene and toluene

Maurice Brookhart, Michael Findlater, Damien Guironnet and Thomas Lyons, PCT Int. Appl. (2012), WO 2012061272 A2 20120510

 

Reactive Mesogenic Azulenes

Louise Farrand, Michael Findlater et al, United States Patent No. 7,115,755, 2006

 

Mono-, oligo- and polymers comprising a 2,6-azulene group and their use as charge transport materials

Louise Farrand, Michael Findlater et al, United States Patent No. 7,034,174, 2006

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