top of page

Publications

All Whittlesey group publications are listed below:

2018

 

127. C-​F Bond Activation of P(C6F5)​3 by Ruthenium Dihydride Complexes: Isolation and Reactivity of the "Missing" Ru(PPh3)​3H(halide) Complex, Ru(PPh3)​3HF. Cybulski, Mateusz K.; Davies, Caroline J. E.; Lowe, John P.; Mahon, Mary F.; Whittlesey, Michael K., Inorg. Chem., 2018, 57 (21), 13749-13760.

126. Copper-NHC-Mediated Semihydrogenation and Hydroboration of Alkynes: Enhanced Catalytic Activity Using Ring-Expanded Carbenes. J. W. Hall, D. M. L. Unson, P. Brunel, L. R. Collins, M. K. Cybulski, M. F. Mahon, and M. K. Whittlesey. Organometallics, 2018, 37, 3102-3110.

125. [Ru3(6-NHC)(CO)10]: synthesis, characterisation and reactivity of rare 46-electron tri-ruthenium clusters. C. E. Ellul, J. P. Lowe,  M. F. Mahon,  P. R. Raithby and  M. K. Whittlesey. Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 4518-4523.

124. Well-Defined Heterobimetallic Reactivity at Unsupported Ruthenium–Indium Bonds. I. M. Riddlestone, N. A. Rajabi, S. A. Macgregor, M. F. Mahon, M. K. Whittlesey Chem. Eur. J., 2018, 24, 1732-1738.

123. Mono- and dinuclear Ni(I) products formed upon bromide abstraction from the Ni(I) ring-expanded NHC complex [Ni(6-Mes)(PPh3)Br]. W. J. M. Blackaby, S. Sabater, R. C. Poulten, M. J. Page, A. Folli, V. Krewald, M. F. Mahon, D.M. Murphy, E. Richards and  M. K. Whittlesey Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 769-782.

2017

122. Catalytic Hydrodefluorination of Fluoroarenes Using Ru(IMe4)2L2H2 (IMe4= 1,3,4,5-Tetramethylimidazol-2-ylidene; L2 = (PPh3)2, dppe, dppp, dppm) Complexes. M. K. Cybulski, J. E. Nicholls, J. P. Lowe, M. F. Mahon, and M. K. Whittlesey Organometallics 2017, 36, 2308-2316.

121. Stoichiometric and Catalytic Reactivity of Ni(6-Mes)(PPh3)2. S. Sabater, M. J. Page, M. F. Mahon, and M. K. Whittlesey 

Organometallics 201736, 1776-1783.

120. Computation provides chemical insight into the diverse hydride NMR chemical shifts of [Ru(NHC)4(L)H]0/+ species (NHC = N-heterocyclic carbene; L = vacant, H2, N2, CO, MeCN, O2, P4, SO2, H−, F− and Cl−) and their [Ru(R2PCH2CH2PR2)2(L)H]+ congeners. L. J. L. Häller, E. Mas-Marzá, M. K. Cybulski, R. A. Sanguramath, S. A. Macgregor, M.F. Mahon, C. Raynaud, C. A. Russell and M. K. Whittlesey Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 2861-2873.

119. Room Temperature Regioselective Catalytic Hydrodefluorination of Fluoroarenes with trans-[Ru(NHC)4H2] through a Concerted Nucleophilic Ru−H Attack Pathway. M. K. Cybulski, D. McKay, S. A. Macgregor, M. F. Mahon and M. K. Whittlesey Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 1515-1519.

118. Synthesis and characterization of phosphorescent two-coordinate copper(I) complexes bearing diamidocarbene ligands. S. Shi, L. R. Collins, M. F. Mahon, P. I. Djurovich, M. E. Thompson and M. K. Whittlesey Dalton Trans. 201746, 745-752.

2016

117. Experimental and Computational Studies of the Copper Borate Complexes [(NHC)Cu(HBEt3)] and [(NHC)Cu(HB(C6F5)3)]. L. R. Collins, N. A. Rajabi, S. A. Macgregor, M. F. Mahon and M. K. Whittlesey Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201655, 15539-15543.

116. Influence of Ring-Expanded N-Heterocyclic Carbenes on the Structures of Half-Sandwich Ni(I) Complexes: An X-ray, Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR), and Electron Nuclear Double Resonance (ENDOR). Study. S. Pelties, E. Carter, A. Folli, M. F. Mahon, D. Murphy, M. K. Whittlesey and R. Wolf Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55 (21), 11006-11017.

115. Activation of H2 over the Ru-Zn bond in the Transition Metal-Lewis Acid Heterobimetallic Species [Ru(IPr)2(CO)ZnEt]+ (IPr = 1,3-Bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene). I. Riddlestone, N. Rajabi, J. Lowe, M. F. Mahon, S. A. Macgregor and M. K. Whittlesey J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016138 (35), 11081-11084.

114. Isolation of [Ru(IPr)2(CO)H]+ (IPr = 1,3-Bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene) and Reactivity toward E–H (E = H, B) Bonds. I. M. Riddlestone, D. McKay, M. J. Gutmann, S. A. Macgregor, M. F. Mahon, H. A. Sparkes, and M. K. Whittlesey Organometallics 2016, 35, 1301-1312.

113. Lactide polymerisation by ring-expanded NHC complexes of zinc. L. R. Collins, L. A. Moffat, M. F. Mahon, M. D. Jones and M. K. Whittlesey Polyhedron 2016, 103, 121-125.

 

2015

 

112. Stoichiometric and catalytic C-F Bond activation by the trans-dihydride NHC complex [Ru(IEt2Me2)2(PPh3)2H2] (IEt2Me2 = 1,3-diethyl-4,5-dimethylimidazol-2-ylidene). M. K. Cybulski, I. M. Riddlestone, M. F. Mahon, T. J. Woodman and M. K. Whittlesey Dalton Trans. 2015, 44, 19597-19605.

111. A Comparison of the Stability and Reactivity of Diamido- and Diaminocarbene Copper Alkoxide and Hydride Complexes. L. R. Collins, I. M. Riddlestone, M, F. Mahon and M. K. Whittlesey Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 14075-14084.

110. Mono- and bimetallic zwitterionic Cr(0) and W(0) metal allenyls. E. A. Giner, A. Santaigo, M. Gómez-Gallego, C. Ramírez de Arellano, R. C. Poulten, M. K. Whittlesey and M. A. Sierra Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 5450-5461.

109. Unexpected migratory insertion reactions of M(alkyl)­­2 (M = Zn, Cd) with diamidocarbenes. L. R. Collins, G. Hierlmeier, M. F. Mahon, I. M. Riddlestone and M. K. Whittlesey Chem Eur J. 2015, 21, 3215-3218.

108. A mechanistic study of Ru-NHC catalysed hydrodefluorination of fluoropyridines: The influence of the NHC on the regioselectivity of C–F activation and chemoselectivity of C–F vs C–H bond cleavage. D. McKay, I. M.Riddlestone, S. A. Macgregor, M. F. Mahon and M. K. Whittlesey ACS. Catal. 2015, 5, 776-787.

 

2014

 

107. ‘Ruthenium N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes for the Catalysis of Non-Metathesis Organic Transformations’. L. Schwartsburd and M. K. Whittlesey, chapter in ‘N-Heterocyclic Carbenes - Effective Tools for Organometallic Synthesis’, S. P. Nolan (Ed.), pp 341-370, Wiley-VCH, 2014.

106. Mechanistic Studies of the Rhodium NHC Catalyzed Hydrodefluorination of Polyfluorotoluenes. L. Schwartsburd, M. F. Mahon, R. C. Poulten and M. K. Whittlesey Organometallics 2014, 33, 6165-6170.

105. The use of ring-expanded diamino- and diamidocarbene ligands in copper catalysed azide-alkyne ‘click’ reactions. L. R. Collins, T. M. Rookes, M. F. Mahon, I. M. Riddlestone and M. K. Whittlesey Organometallics 2014, 33, 5882-5887.

104. Catalytic hydrodefluorination with late transition metal complexes. M. K. Whittlesey and E. Peris ACS. Catal. 2014, 4, 3152-3159.

103. Stereoelectronic effects in C-H bond oxidation reactions of Ni(I) N-heterocyclic carbene complexes. R. C. Poulten, I. López, A. Llobet, M. F. Mahon and M. K. Whittlesey Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, 7160-7169.

102. Rh-FHF and Rh-F complexes containing small N-alkyl substituted 6-membered ring N-heterocyclic carbenes. N. Bramananthan, M. Carmona, J. P. Lowe, M. F. Mahon, R. C. Poulten and M. K. Whittlesey Organometallics 2014, 33, 1986-1995.

101. Copper diamidocarbene complexes: Characterization of monomeric-tetrameric species. L. R. Collins, J. P. Lowe, M. F. Mahon, R. C. Poulten and M. K. Whittlesey Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, 2699-2707.

 

2013

 

100. Synthesis, electronic structure and magnetism of [Ni(6-Mes)2]+: A two-coordinate nickel(I) complex stabilized by bulky N-heterocyclic carbenes. R. C. Poulten, M. J. Page, A. G. Algarra, J. J. Le Roy, I. López, E. Carter, A. Llobet, S. A. Macgregor, M. F. Mahon, D. M. Murphy, M. Murugesu and M. K. Whittlesey J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 13640-13643.

99. Synthesis and small molecule reactivity of trans-dihydride isomers of Ru(NHC)2(PPh3)2H2 (NHC = N-heterocyclic carbene). C. J. E. Davies, J. P. Lowe, M. F. Mahon, R. C. Poulten and M. K. Whittlesey Organometallics 2013, 32, 4927-4937.

98. Computational study of the hydrodefluorination of fluoroarenes at [Ru(CO)(NHC)(PR3)2(H)2]: Predicted scope and regioselectivities. S. A. Macgregor, D. McKay, J. A. Panetier and M. K. Whittlesey Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 7386-7395.

97. Three-coordinate nickel(I) complexes stabilised by six, seven and eight membered ring N-hetereocyclic carbenes: Synthesis, EPR/DFT studies and catalytic activity. M. J. Page, W. Y. Lu, R. C. Poulten, E. Carter, A. G. Algarra, B. M. Kariuki, S. A. Macgregor, M. F. Mahon, K. J. Cavell, D. M. Murphy and M. K. Whittlesey Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 2158-2167.

 

2012

 

96. Ring-expanded N-heterocyclic carbene complexes of rhodium with bifluoride, fluoride and fluoroaryl ligands. C. Segarra, E. Mas-Marzá, J. P. Lowe, M. F. Mahon, R. C. Poulten and M. K. Whittlesey Organometallics 2012, 31, 8584-8590.

95. Photochemistry of Cp′Mn(CO)2(NHC) (Cp′ = h5-C5H4Me) species: Synthesis, time-resolved IR spectroscopy and DFT calculations. M. Batool, T. A. Martin, A. Algarra, M. W. George, S. A. Macgregor, M. F. Mahon and M. K. Whittlesey Organometallics 2012, 31, 4971-4979.

94. Formation of cyclometallated N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complexes from LnRuCl2 (L = cyclooctadiene, PPh3, DMSO) precursors. N. Bramananthan, E. Mas-Marzá, F. E. Fernandéz, C. E. Ellul, M. F. Mahon and M. K. Whittlesey Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2012, 2213-2219.

 

2011

 

93. ‘Dehalogenation’. E. Mas-Marzá, M. J. Page and M. K. Whittlesey, chapter in ‘Heterocyclic Carbenes in Transition Metal Catalysis and Organocatalysis’, C. S. Cazin (Ed.), pp 207-217, Springer, 2011.

92. Ruthenium catalysed meta-sulfonation of 2-phenylpyridines. O. Saidi, J. Marafie, A. E. W. Ledger, P. M. Liu, M. F. Mahon, G. Kociok-Köhn, M. K. Whittlesey and C. G. Frost J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 19298-19301.

91. Ruthenium-catalysed transfer hydrogenation reactions with dimethylamine borane. T. D. Nixon, M. K. Whittlesey and J. M. J. Williams Tetrahedron Lett. 2011, 52, 6652-6654.

90. Comparison of the photochemistry of organometallic N-heterocyclic carbene and phosphine complexes of manganese. M. Batool, T. A. Martin, M. A. Naser, M. W. George, S. A. Macgregor, M. F. Mahon and M. K. Whittlesey Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 11225-11227.

89. Formation and reactivity of the cyclometallated N-heterocyclic carbene complexes [Ru(NHC)`(dppe)(CO)H]. M. J. Page, M. F. Mahon and M. K. Whittlesey Dalton Trans. 2011, 40, 7858-7865.

88. Ruthenium bidentate phosphine complexes for the coordination and catalytic dehydrogenation of amine- and phosphine- boranes. A. E. W. Ledger, C. E. Ellul, M. F. Mahon, J. M. J. Williams and M. K. Whittlesey Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 8704-8713.

87. Neutral and cationic mono- and bis-N-heterocyclic carbene complexes derived from manganese and rhenium carbonyl precursors. T. A. Martin, C. E. Ellul, M. F. Mahon, M. E. Warren, D. Allan and M. K. Whittlesey Organometallics 2011, 30, 2200-2211.

86. Catalytic hydrodefluorination of pentafluorobenzene by Ru(N-heterocyclic carbene)(PPh3)2(CO)H2: A novel nucleophilic attack by a metal-bound hydride ligand explains an unusual 1,2-regioselectivity. J. A. Panetier, S. A. Macgregor and M. K. Whittlesey Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 2783-2786.

85. [Ru(NHC)(P-P)(CO)HF] (NHC = N-heterocyclic carbene; P-P = xantphos, dppf) complexes: Efforts to prepare new hydrodefluorination catalysts. L. M. Guard, A. E. W. Ledger, S. P. Reade, C. E. Ellul, M. F. Mahon and M. K. Whittlesey J. Organomet. Chem. 2011, 696, 780-786.

 

2010

 

84. An experimental and computational investigation of C-N bond activation in ruthenium N-heterocyclic carbene complexes. L. J. L. Häller, M. J. Page, S. Erhardt, S. A. Macgregor, M. F. Mahon, M. A. Naser, A. Vélez and M. K. Whittlesey J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 18408-18416.

83. Tripodal N-heterocyclic carbene complexes of palladium and copper: Syntheses, characterization and catalytic activity. C. E. Ellul, G. Reed, M. F. Mahon, S. I. Pascu and M. K. Whittlesey Organometallics 2010, 29, 4097-4104.

82. Pincer phosphine complexes of ruthenium: Formation of Ru(P-O-P)(PPh3)HCl (P-O-P = xantphos, DPEphos, (Ph2PCH2CH2)2O) and Ru(dppf)(PPh3)HCl and characterization of cationic dioxygen, dihydrogen, dinitrogen and arene coordinated phosphine products. A. E. W. Ledger, A. Moreno, C. E. Ellul, M. F. Mahon, P. S. Pregosin, M. K. Whittlesey and J. M. J. Williams Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 7244-7256.

81. Ni(I) and Ni(II) ring-expanded N-heterocyclic carbene complexes: C-H activation, indole formation and catalytic hydrodehalogenation. C. E. J. Davies, M. J. Page, C. E. Ellul, M. F. Mahon and M. K. Whittlesey Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 5151-5153.

80. Ring expanded N-heterocyclic carbene complexes of ruthenium. R. Armstrong, C. Ecott, E. Mas-Marzá, M. J. Page, M. F. Mahon and M. K. Whittlesey Organometallics 2010, 29, 991-997.

79. Reactivity of the N-heterocyclic carbene complexes Ru(IMes)2(CO)HX (X = OH, Cl) with alkynes. S. L. Chatwin, M. F. Mahon, T. J. Prior and M. K. Whittlesey Inorg. Chim. Acta 2010, 363, 625-632.

78. Intramolecular C-H insertion of ring expanded N-heterocyclic carbenes. R. S. Holdroyd, M. J. Page, M. E. Warren and M. K. Whittlesey Tetrahedron Lett. 2010, 51, 557-559.

77. Synthesis and structural characterisation of the palladium N-heterocyclic carbene cluster complexes Pd3(m-CO)3(NHC)3 and Pd3(m-SO2)3(NHC)3. C. E. Ellul, M. F. Mahon and M. K. Whittlesey J. Organomet. Chem. 2010, 695, 6-10.

 

2009

 

76. Coordination, agostic stabilisation and single/double C-H bond activation of N-alkyl heterocyclic carbenes by coordinatively unsaturated ruthenium hydride chloride complexes. S. Burling, E. Mas-Marzá, J. E. V. Valpuesta, M. F. Mahon and M. K. Whittlesey Organometallics 2009, 28, 6676-6686.

75. Synthesis, characterisation and electrochemistry of a series of iron(II) complexes containing self-assembled 1,5-diaza-3,7-diphophabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane ligands. A. D. Burrows, R. W. Harrington, A. S. Kirk, M. F. Mahon, F. Marken, J. E. Warren and M. K. Whittlesey, Inorg. Chem. 2009, 48, 9924-9935.

74. The influence of the N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) on the reactivity of [Ru(NHC)4H]+ with small molecules. S. Burling, L. J. L. Häller, E. Mas-Marzá, A. Moreno, S. A. Macgregor, M. F. Mahon, P. S. Pregosin and M. K. Whittlesey Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 10912-10923.

73. Synthesis of furans, pyrroles and pyridazines by a ruthenium-catalysed isomerisation of alkynediols and in situ cyclisation. S. J. Pridmore, P. A. Slatford, J. E. Taylor, M. K. Whittlesey and J. M. J. Williams Tetrahedron 2009, 65, 8981-8986.

72. [Ru(NHC)(xantphos)(CO)H2] complexes: Intramolecular C-H activation and applications in C-C bond formation. A. E. W. Ledger, M. F. Mahon, M. K. Whittlesey and J. M. J.Williams Dalton Trans. 2009, 6941-6947.

71. The formation of [Ru(NHC)4(h2-O2)H]+: An extreme, high frequency hydride chemical shift and facile, reversible coordination of O2. L. J. L. Häller, E. Mas-Marzá, A. Moreno, J. P.Lowe, S. A. Macgregor, M. F. Mahon, P. S. Pregosin and M. K. Whittlesey J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 9618-9619.

70. Conversion of primary alcohols and aldehydes into methyl esters by ruthenium-catalysed hydrogen transfer reactions. N. A. Owston, T. D. Nixon, A. J. Parker, M. K. Whittlesey and J. M. J. Williams Synthesis 2009, 9, 1578-1581.

69. Synthesis and reactivity of Ru(NHC)(dppp)(CO)H2 and Ru(NHC)(dppp)(CO)HF Complexes: C-H and C-F activation. S. P. Reade, A. L. Acton, M. F. Mahon, T. A. Martin and M. K. Whittlesey Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2009, 1774-1785.

68. Benzyl alcohol as an alkylating agent using the ruthenium-catalysed borrowing hydrogen strategy. T. D. Nixon, P. S. Slatford, M. K. Whittlesey and J. M. J. Williams Org. Synth. 2009, 86, 28-35.

67. Activation of an alkyl C-H bond geminal to an agostic interaction: An unusual mode of base-induced C-H activation. L. J. L. Häller, M. J. Page, S. A. Macgregor, M. F. Mahon and M. K. Whittlesey J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 4604-4605.

66. Sequential formation of [Ru(IPr)2(CO)H(OH2)]+ and [Ru(IPr)(h6-C6H6)(CO)H]+ upon protonation of Ru(IPr)2(CO)H(OH) (IPr = 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene). O. Saker, M. F. Mahon, J. E. Warren and M. K. Whittlesey Organometallics 2009, 28, 1976-1979.

65. Catalytic hydrodefluorination of aromatic fluorocarbons by ruthenium N-heterocyclic carbene complexes. S. P. Reade, M. F. Mahon and M. K. Whittlesey J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 1847-1861.

64. Transition metal catalysed reactions of alcohols using borrowing hydrogen methodology. T. D. Nixon, M. K. Whittlesey and J. M. J. Williams Dalton Trans. 2009, 753-762.

63. Ruthenium xantphos complexes in hydrogen transfer processes: reactivity and mechanistic studies. A. E. W. Ledger, P. A. Slatford, J. P. Lowe, M. F. Mahon, M. K. Whittlesey and J. M. J. Williams Dalton Trans. 2009, 716-722.

 

2008

 

62. Abnormal coordination of Arduengo’s carbene upon reaction with M3(CO)12 (M = Ru, Os). M. R. Crittal, C. E. Ellul, M. F. Mahon, O. Saker and M. K. Whittlesey Dalton Trans. 2008, 4209-4211.

61. Stoichiometric and catalytic reactivity of the N-heterocyclic carbene complexes [Ru(NHC)(L)(CO)HCl] and [Ru(NHC)(L)(CO)H(h2-BH4)] (NHC = IMes, IPr, SIPr; L = NHC, PPh3). V. L. Chantler, S. L. Chatwin, R. F. R. Jazzar, M. F. Mahon, O. Saker and M. K. Whittlesey Dalton Trans. 2008, 2603-2614.

60. Computational studies of intramolecular carbon-heteroatom bond activation in N-aryl heterocyclic carbene ligands. R. A. Diggle, A. Kennedy, S. A. Macgregor and M. K. Whittlesey Organometallics 2008, 27, 938-944.

59. Computational study of C-C activation of 1,3-dimesitylimidazol-2-ylidene (IMes) at ruthenium: The role of ligand bulk in accessing reactive intermediates. R. A. Diggle, S. A. Macgregor and M. K. Whittlesey Organometallics 2008, 27, 617-625.

58. Cleavage of Ru3(CO)12 by N-heterocyclic carbenes: isolation of Ru(NHC)2(CO)3 and reaction with O2 to form Ru(NHC)2(CO)2(CO3). C. E. Ellul, O. Saker, D. C. Apperley, M. F. Mahon and M. K. Whittlesey Organometallics 2008, 27, 100-108.

 

2007

 

57. Abnormally bound N-heterocyclic carbene complexes of ruthenium: C-H activation of both C4 and C5 positions in the same ligand. C. E. Ellul, M. F. Mahon, O. Saker and M. K. Whittlesey Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 6343-6345.

56. Synthesis and reactivity of Ru(PPh3)3(CO)HF and the N-heterocyclic carbene derivatives Ru(NHC)(PPh3)2(CO)HF. S. P. Reade, D. Nama, M. F. Mahon, P. S. Pregosin and M. K. Whittlesey Organometallics 2007, 26, 3484-3491.

55. Ruthenium catalysed conversion of 1,4-alkynediols into pyrroles. S. J. Pridmore, P. A. Slatford, A. Daniel, M. K. Whittlesey and J. M. J. Williams Tetrahedron Lett. 2007, 48, 5115-5120.

54. C-H activation reactions of ruthenium N-heterocyclic carbene complexes: application in a catalytic tandem reaction involving C-C bond formation from alcohols. S. Burling, B. M Paine, D. Nama, V. S. Brown, M. F. Mahon, T. J. Prior, P. S. Pregosin, M. K. Whittlesey and J. M. J. Williams J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 1987-1995.

53. Substitution and derivitisation reactions of a self-assembled water soluble tetradentate iron(II) phosphine complex. A. D. Burrows, D. Dodds, A. S. Kirk, J. P. Lowe, M. F. Mahon, J. E. Warren and M. K. Whittlesey Dalton Trans. 2007, 570-580.

 

2006

 

52. ‘Mononuclear Ru/Os Compounds With Hydrocarbon Ligands: Compounds with h2- h4 Ligands’. M. K. Whittlesey, Comprehensive Organometallic Chemistry III, R. H. Crabtree, D. M. P. Mingos (Eds), volume 8, chapter 6.13, Elsevier: Oxford 2006.

51. ‘Mononuclear Ru/Os Compounds With Hydrocarbon Ligands: Compounds with h1 Ligands’. M. K. Whittlesey, Comprehensive Organometallic Chemistry III, R. H. Crabtree, D. M. P. Mingos (Eds), volume 8, chapter 6.12, Elsevier: Oxford 2006.

50. ‘Mononuclear Ru/Os Compounds Without Hydrocarbon Ligands’. M. K. Whittlesey, Comprehensive Organometallic Chemistry III, R. H. Crabtree, D. M. P. Mingos (Eds), volume 8, chapter 6.11, Elsevier: Oxford 2006.

49. ‘Ruthenium N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes in Organic Transformations’. S. Burling, B. M. Paine and M. K. Whittlesey, chapter in ‘N-Heterocyclic Carbenes in Synthesis’, S. P. Nolan (Ed.), pp 27-53, Wiley-VCH, 2006.

48. Ruthenium induced C-N bond activation of an N-heterocyclic carbene: Isolation of C- and N-bound tautomers. S. Burling, M. F. Mahon, R. E. Powell, M. K. Whittlesey and J. M. J. Williams J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 13702-13703.

47. C-C bond formation from alcohols using a xantphos ruthenium complex. P. A. Slatford, M. K. Whittlesey and J. M. J. Williams Tetrahedron Lett. 2006, 47, 6787-6789.

46. Fluorinated N-heterocyclic carbene complexes of rhodium and iridium. S. Burling, M. F. Mahon, S. P. Reade and M. K. Whittlesey Organometallics 2006, 25, 3761-3767.

45. Photochemical isomerisation of N-heterocyclic carbene ruthenium hydride complexes: in-situ photolysis, parahydrogen and computational studies. K. A. M. Ampt, S. Burling, S. M. A. Donald, S. Douglas, S. B. Duckett, S. A. Macgregor, R. N. Perutz and M. K. Whittlesey J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 7452-7453.

44. Cationic tris N-heterocyclic carbene rhodium carbonyl complexes: molecular structures and solution NMR studies. S. Burling, S. Douglas, M. F. Mahon, D. Nama, P. S. Pregosin and M. K. Whittlesey Organometallics 2006, 25, 2642-2648.

43. Synthesis and isomerisation of two metallated N,O-complexes of ruthenium: models for the Murai reaction. R. F. R. Jazzar, M. Varrone, A. D. Burrows, S. A. Macgregor, M. F. Mahon and M. K Whittlesey Inorg. Chim. Acta 2006, 359, 815-820.

42. Hydrogen transfer processes in N-heterocyclic carbene ruthenium heteroatom hydride complexes: density functional and synthetic studies identifying stable 16-electron species. S. L. Chatwin, M. G. Davidson, C. Doherty, S. M. Donald, R. F. R. Jazzar, G. J. McIntyre, S. A. Macgregor, M. F. Mahon and M. K. Whittlesey Organometallics 2006, 25, 99-110.

41. Borrowing hydrogen: Iridium catalysed reactions for the formation of C-C bonds from alcohols. P. J. Black, G. Cami-Kobeci, M. G. Edwards, P. A. Slatford, M. K. Whittlesey and J. M. J. Williams Org. Biomol. Chem. 2006, 4, 116-125.

 

2005

 

40. Ruthenium hydride complexes of 1,3-bis(cyclohexyl)imidazol-2-ylidene. S. Burling, G. Kociok-Köhn, M. F. Mahon, M. K. Whittlesey and J. M. J. Williams Organometallics 2005, 24, 5868-5878.

39. Synthesis and structural characterisation of rhodium hydride complexes bearing N-heterocyclic carbene ligands. S. Douglas, J. P. Lowe, M. F. Mahon, J. E. Warren and M. K. Whittlesey J. Organomet. Chem. 2005, 690, 5027-5035.

38. Direct and transfer hydrogenation of ketones and imines with a ruthenium N-heterocyclic carbene complex. S. Burling, M. K. Whittlesey and J. M. J. Williams Adv. Synth. Cat. 2005, 347, 591-594.

37. Mononuclear and Dinuclear Ruthenium Complexes with a Ru(tBu2PCH2CH2PtBu2)(CO) Core. J. M. Goicoechea, M. F. Mahon, M. K. Whittlesey, P. G. A. Kumar and P. S. Pregosin Dalton Trans. 2005, 588-597.

36. N-Alkylation of phenylethylamine and tryptamine. G. Cami-Kobeci, P. A. Slatford, M. K. Whittlesey and J. M. J. Williams Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2005, 15, 535-537.

 

2004

 

35. Water-soluble hydroxyalkylated phosphines: examples of their differing behaviour towards ruthenium and rhodium. L. J. Higham, M. K. Whittlesey and P. T. Wood Dalton Trans. 2004, 4202-4208.

34. The reaction of M(CO)3(dppe) (dppe = Ph2PCH2CH2PPh2, M = Fe, Ru) with parahydrogen: probing the electronic structure of reaction intermediates and the internal rearrangement mechanism for the dihydride products. D. Schott, P. Callaghan, J. Dunne, S. B. Duckett, C. Godard, J. M. Goicoechea, J. N. Harvey, J. P. Lowe, R. J. Mawby, G. Muller, R. N. Perutz, R. Poli and M. K. Whittlesey Dalton Trans. 2004, 3218-3224.

33. Reversible intramolecular alkyl C-H bond activation, alcohol dehydrogenation and trans-cis dihydride isomerisation in ruthenium N-heterocyclic carbene complexes. S. Burling, M. F. Mahon, B. M. Paine, M. K. Whittlesey and J. M. J. Williams Organometallics 2004, 23, 4537-4539.

32. Ability of N-heterocyclic carbene ligands to promote intermolecular oxidative addition reactions at unsaturated ruthenium centres. R. A. Diggle, S. A. Macgregor and M. K. Whittlesey Organometallics 2004, 23, 1857-1865.

31. Borrowing hydrogen: a new route to catalytic C-C bond formation. M. G. Edwards, R. F. R. Jazzar, B. M. Paine, D. J. Shermer, M. K. Whittlesey, J. M. J. Williams and D. Edney Chem. Commun. 2004, 90-91.

 

2003

 

30. ‘Metal Complexes as Catalysts for H-X (X = B, CN, Si, N, P) Addition to CC Multiple Bonds’. M. K. Whittlesey, chapter in Comprehensive Coordination Chemistry II, Applications of Coordination Chemistry (volume 9), pp 265-305, Elsevier, 2003.

29. Structure, reactivity and computational studies of a novel ruthenium hydrogen sulfide dihydride complex. S. L. Chatwin, R. A. Diggle, R. F. R. Jazzar, S. A. Macgregor, M. F. Mahon and M. K. Whittlesey Inorg. Chem. 2003, 42, 7695-7697.

28. Reversible C-H bond activation reactions of the N-heterocyclic carbene ligands in Ru(Ph2PCH2CH2CH2PPh2)(IMes)(CO)H2 and Ru(Ph2AsCH2CH2PPh2)(IMes)(CO)H2 (IMes = bis(1,3-(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene)). M. J. Chilvers, R. F. R. Jazzar, M. F. Mahon and M. K. Whittlesey Adv. Synth. Cat. 2003, 345, 1111-1114.

27. PGSE diffusion studies on chelating phosphine complexes of Ru(II). Solvent dependence and ion pairing. P. G. A. Kumar, P. S. Pregosin, J. M. Goicoechea and M. K. Whittlesey Organometallics 2003, 22, 2956-2960.

26. N-heterocyclic carbene stabilised trans-dihydrido aqua and ethanol complexes of ruthenium. Precursors to complexes with Ru-heteroatom bonds. R. F. R. Jazzar, P. Bhatia, M. F. Mahon and M. K. Whittlesey Organometallics, 2003, 22, 670-683.

 

2002

 

25. Ethylidyne tricobalt nonacarbonyl: infrared, FT-Raman and inelastic neutron scattering spectra. S. F. Parker, N. A. Marsh, L. M. Camus, M. K. Whittlesey, U. A. Jayasooriya and G. J. Kearly J. Phys. Chem. A. 2002, 106, 5797-5802.

24. C-C and C-H bond activation in N-heterocyclic carbene complexes of ruthenium. R. F. R. Jazzar, S. A. Macgregor, M. F. Mahon, S. P. Richards and M. K. Whittlesey J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 4944-4945.

23. Substitution reactions of [Ru(dppe)(CO)(H2O)3][OTf]2. M. D. Hargreaves, M. F. Mahon and M. K. Whittlesey Inorg. Chem. 2002, 41, 3137-3145.

 

2001

 

22. Synthesis and X-ray structural characterisation of Ru(PPh3)3(CO)(C2H4) and RuH(C6H4C(O)CH3)(PPh3)2L (L = PPh3, CO, DMSO): ruthenium complexes of relevance to the Murai reaction. R. F. R. Jazzar, M. F. Mahon and M. K. Whittlesey Organometallics 2001, 20, 3745-3751.

21. C-F bond activation of perfluoroalkenes by ruthenium phosphine hydride complexes: X-ray crystal structures of cis-Ru(dmpe)2F(F..HF) and [Ru(dcpe)2H][(CF3)2C=C(O)CF2CF3]. M S. Kirkham, M. F. Mahon and M. K. Whittlesey Chem. Commun. 2001, 813-814.

 

1999

 

20. Synthesis and structures of organometallic aqua complexes of ruthenium(II). M. F. Mahon, M. K. Whittlesey and P. T. Wood Organometallics 1999, 18, 4068-4074.

 

1998

 

19. Formation and X-ray structure of a novel water-soluble tertiary-secondary phosphine complex of ruthenium(II): Ru{P(CH2OH)3}2{P(CH2OH)2H}2Cl2. L. J. Higham, A. K. Powell, M. K. Whittlesey, S. Wocadlo and P. T. Wood Chem. Commun. 1998, 1107-1108.

18. A theoretical study of M(PH3)4 (M = Fe, Ru), models for highly reactive d8 intermediates M(dmpe)2 (dmpe = Me2PCH2CH2PMe2). Zero activation energies for addition of CO and oxidative addition of H2. S. A. Macgregor, O. Eisenstein, M. K. Whittlesey and R. N. Perutz J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans. 1998, 291-301.

 

1997

 

17. Synthesis, molecular structure and NMR spectroscopy of a transition metal bifluoride complex: formation via C-F activation or reaction with Et3N.(HF)3. M. K. Whittlesey, R. N. Perutz, B. Greener and M. H. Moore Chem. Commun. 1997, 187-188.

16. The low temperature matrix and room temperature solution photochemistry of Ru(CO)3(dmpe) (dmpe = Me2PCH2CH2PMe2). M. K. Whittlesey, R. N. Perutz, I. G. Virrels and M. W. George Organometallics 1997, 16, 268-274.

 

1996

 

15. Photochemical electron transfer in micellar systems and across surfactant vesicle bilayers promoted by esters of 2,1,3-benzothiadiazole-4,7-dicarboxylic acid. C. J. Grubb, D. J. Cole-Hamilton and M. K. Whittlesey J. Chem. Soc., Faraday Trans. 1996, 92, 5005-5012.

14. Facile insertion of CO2 into the Ru-H bond of Ru(dmpe)2H2 (dmpe = Me2PCH2CH2PMe2): identification of three ruthenium formate complexes. M. K. Whittlesey, R. N. Perutz and M. H. Moore Organometallics 1996, 24, 5166-5169.

13. Photochemical intermolecular C-H and C-F insertion of rhodium into pentafluoroanisole to generate a metallacycle; conversion to a cyclic carbene complex. M. Ballhorn, M. G. Partridge, R. N. Perutz and M. K. Whittlesey Chem. Commun. 1996, 961-962.

12. Facile intermolecular aromatic C-F bond activation reactions of Ru(dmpe)2H2 (dmpe = Me2PCH2CH2PMe2). M. K. Whittlesey, R. N. Perutz and M. H. Moore Chem. Commun. 1996, 787-788.

 

1995

 

11. Laser flash photolysis and matrix isolation studies of Ru(R2PCH2CH2PR2)H2 (R = C2H5, C6H5, C2F5): control of oxidative addition rates by phosphine substituents. L. Cronin, M. C. Nicasio, R. N. Perutz, R. G. Peters, D. M. Roddick and M. K. Whittlesey J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1995, 117, 10047-10054.

10. Matrix photochemistry of Ru(CO)2(PMe3)2H2 and Ru(CO)3(PMe3)2: formation of Ru(CO)2(PMe3)2...S (S = Ar, CH4, Xe). R. J. Mawby, R. N. Perutz and M. K. Whittlesey Organometallics 1995, 14, 3268-3274.

 

1994

 

9. Laser-induced photoionization of aromatic ketones in anionic micellar solutions. R. Boch, M. K. Whittlesey and J. C. Scaiano J. Phys. Chem. 1994, 98, 7854-7857.

8. Pulse radiolysis and laser flash photolysis studies of the lignin model a-(p-methoxyphenoxy)-p-methoxyacetophenone and related compounds. J. C. Scaiano, M. K. Whittlesey, A. B. Berinstain, P. R. L. Malenfant and R. H. Schuler Chem. Mater. 1994, 6, 836-843.

 

1993

 

7. Studies of lignin-like molecules: structure and photophysics of a -guaiacoxyacetoveratrone. J. C. Scaiano, A. B. Berinstain, M. K. Whittlesey, P. R. L. Malenfant and C. Bensimon Chem. Mater. 1993, 5, 700-704.

6. Application of laser techniques in the study of the photochemistry of carbonyl compounds containing lignin-like moieties. A. B. Berinstain, M. K. Whittlesey and J. C. Scaiano ACS Symposium Series 1993, 531, 111-122.

5. Determination of metal-hydride and metal-ligand (L = CO, N2) bond energies using photoacoustic calorimetry. S. T. Belt, J. C. Scaiano and M. K. Whittlesey J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1993, 115, 1921-1925.

4. Transient and matrix photochemistry of Fe(dmpe)2H2 (dmpe = Me2PCH2CH2PMe2): dynamics of C-H and H-H activation. M. K. Whittlesey, R. J. Mawby, R. N. Perutz, L. D. Field, M. P. Wilkinson, M. W. George and R. Osman J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1993, 115, 8627-8637.

 

1992

 

3. Matrix isolation and transient photochemistry of Ru(dmpe)2H2: characterization and reactivity of Ru(dmpe)2 (dmpe = Me2PCH2CH2PMe2). C. Hall, W. D. Jones, R. J. Mawby, R. Osman, R. N. Perutz and M. K. Whittlesey J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1992, 114, 7425-7435.

 

1990

 

2. Photochemical electron transfer across surfactant bilayers mediated by benzothiadiazole-4,7-dicarbonitrile. J. N. Robinson, D. J. Cole-Hamilton, M. K. Whittlesey and P. Camilleri J. Chem. Soc., Faraday Trans. 1990, 86, 2897-2903.

1. C-H activation by organometallics: the role of matrix isolation studies. R. N. Perutz, S. T. Belt. A. McCamley and M. K. Whittlesey Pure and Applied Chem. 1990, 62, 1539-1545.

bottom of page