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Borane- and Alane-Containing Late Transition Metal Complexes
(Fe, Rh, Ni, Pd, Pt)

39) B. E. Cowie and D. J. H. Emslie* Nickel and Palladium Complexes of Ferrocene-Backbone Bisphosphine-Borane and Trisphosphine Ligands,
Organometallics
, 2015, 34, 4093-4101. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

Pt

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B. E. Cowie and D. J. H. Emslie* Bis-Hydrocarbyl Platinum(II) Ambiphilic Ligand Complexes: Alkyl–Aryl Exchange Between Platinum and Boron,
Organometallics
, 2015, 34, 2737–2746. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

Pt

36) B. E. Cowie, F.-A. Tsao and D. J. H. Emslie* Synthesis and Platinum Complexes of an Alane-Appended 1,1'-Bis(phosphino)ferrocene Ligand,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
, 2015, 54, 2165-2169. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

FcPPAl

35) B. E. Cowie and D. J. H. Emslie* Platinum Complexes of a Borane-Appended Analogue of 1,1'-Bis(diphenylphosphino)ferrocene: Flexible Borane Coordination Modes and In-Situ Vinylborane Formation,
Chem. Eur. J., 2014, 20, 16899-16912. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

* Selected as a Very Important Paper (VIP).

* Awarded the front cover for the issue. See issue 51 in the cover gallery at: DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

* The group was featured in an author profile: DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

* This paper was featured in a recent Angewandte Highlight by Didier Bourissou et al.: DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

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33) B. E. Cowie and D. J. H. Emslie,* Bridging Rh–Fe Borataaminocarbyne Complexes Formed by Intramolecular Isonitrile–Borane Coordination,
Organometallics
,2013, 32, 7297-7305. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

RhFp CNR

27) D. J. H. Emslie,* B. E. Cowie, S. R. Oakley, N. L. Huk, H. A. Jenkins, L. E. Harrington, J. F. Britten, A Study of M–X–BR3 (M = Pt, Pd or Rh; X = Cl or I) Interactions in Square Planar Ambiphilic Ligand Complexes: Structural, Spectroscopic, Electrochemical and Computational Comparisons with Borane-Free Analogues, Dalton Trans. 2012, 41 (12), 3523-3535. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI.

Pt X TXPB TXPH

26) D. J. H. Emslie,* B. E. Cowie, K. B. Kolpin, Acyclic Boron-Containing p-Ligand Complexes: h2- and h3-Coordination Modes, Dalton Trans. 2012, 41 (4), 1101-1117. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI (Invited Perspective).

* Invited Review. Awarded the front cover for this issue of Dalton Trans.

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21) K. B. Kolpin, D. J. H. Emslie,* h3-Vinylborane Complexes of Platinum and Nickel: Borataallyl- and Alkyl/Borataalkene-Like Coordination Modes,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 2716-2719. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

20) B. E. Cowie, D. J. H. Emslie,* H. A. Jenkins, J. F. Britten, Diversity of Metal-Ligand Interactions in Halide (X = I, Br, Cl, F) and Halide-Free Ambiphilic LIgand Rhodium Complexes, Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 4060-4072. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

18) D. J. H. Emslie,* L. E. Harrington, H. A. Jenkins, C. M. Robertson, J. F. Britten, Group 10 Transition Metal Complexes of an Ambiphilic PSB-Ligand: Investigations into h3(BCC)-Triarylborane Coordination, Organometallics 2008, 27, 5317-5325. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

15) S. R. Oakley, K. D. Parker, D. J. H. Emslie,* I. Vargas-Baca, C. M. Robertson, L. E. Harrington, J. F. Britten, Synthesis of a Heterobimetallic Rhodium-Iron Complex Containing an h3-Interaction Between Rhodium and the B-Cipso-Cortho Unit of a Triarylborane, Organometallics, 2006, 25, 5035-5038. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

14) D. J. H. Emslie,* J. M. Blackwell, J. F. Britten, L. E. Harrington, A Zwitterionic Palladium(II) h3-Boratoxypentadienyl Complex: Cooperative Activation of Dibenzylideneacetone between Palladium and a Phosphine/Thioether/Borane Ligand, Organometallics, 2006, 25, 2412-2414. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

McMaster Analytical X-Ray Diffraction Facility


Rigid Non-Carbocyclic Ligand Complexes in Electropositive Metal Chemistry
(Th, U, Y, Lu, La, Zr, Mg and K)

46) K. S. A. Motolko, J. S. Price, D. J. H. Emslie,* H. A. Jenkins, and J. F. Britten,Zirconium Complexes of a Rigid, Dianionic Pincer Ligand: Alkyl Cations, Arene Coordination, and Ethylene Polymerization, Organometallics, 2017, asap. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI. // Supporting Information.

Zr cations

45) N. R. Andreychuk, D. J. H. Emslie,* H. A. Jenkins, and J. F. Britten,Cyclometallation Following Coordination of Anionic and Neutral Lewis Bases to a Uranium(IV) Dialkyl Complex, J. Organomet. Chem., 2017, asap. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI. // Supporting Information.

* Invited paper for a special issue on "Organometallic Lanthanide and Actinide Complexes" dedicated to Prof. William J. Evans on the occasion of his 70th birthday.

Evans JOMC

44) K. S. A. Motolko, D. J. H. Emslie,* H. A. Jenkins, J. F. Britten, Potassium and Yttrium Complexes of a Rigid Bis‑Phosphido POP-Donor Ligand,
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2017, 2920-2927. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI. Supporting Information..

POP Y

43) K. S. A. Motolko, D. J. H. Emslie,* J. F. Britten, Rigid NON-Donor Pincer Ligand Complexes of Lutetium and Lanthanum: Synthesis and Hydroamination Catalysis, RSC Adv., 2017, 7, 27938-27945. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

LuLa

41) K. S. A. Motolko, D. J. H. Emslie,* H. A. Jenkins, Yttrium and Aluminum Alkyl Complexes of a Rigid Bis-Anilido NON-Donor Ligand: Synthesis and Hydroamination Catalysis, Organometallics, 2017, 36, 1601-1608. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

Kelly 1

38) E. W. Y. Wong and D. J. H. Emslie* Cyclometalation and Coupling of a Rigid 4,5-Bis(imino)acridanide Pincer Ligand on Yttrium,
Dalton Trans.
, 2015, 44, 11601-11612. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI


Pt

31) N. R. Andreychuk, S. Ilango, B. Vidjayacoumar, D. J. H. Emslie,* H. A. Jenkins, Uranium(IV) Alkyl Complexes of a Rigid Dianionic NON-Donor Ligand: Synthesis and Quantitative Alkyl Exchange Reactions with Alkyllithium Reagents, Organometallics, 2013, 32, 1466−1474. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI.

* Invited paper for a special issue entitled “Recent Advances in Organo-f-Element Chemistry”.

UR2 paper

30) N. R. Andreychuk, D. J. H. Emslie,* Potassium–Alkane Interactions within a Rigid Hydrophobic Pocket,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
, 2013, 52, 1696-1699. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI.

30 K XAT

28) B. Vidjayacoumar, S. Ilango, M. J. Ray, T. Chu, K. B. Kolpin, N. R. Andreychuk, C. A. Cruz, D. J. H. Emslie,* H. A. Jenkins, J. F. Britten,
Rigid NON‑ and NSN-Ligand Complexes of Tetravalent and Trivalent Uranium: Comparison of U–OAr2 and U–SAr2 Bonding,
Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 8175-8189. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI.

* Invited paper for a special issue entitled “New Talent: the Americas”.

* This article was selected as a Dalton Transactions Hot Article and was featured on the Dalton Transactions Blog.

25) C. A. Cruz, T. Chu, D. J. H. Emslie,* H. A. Jenkins, L. E. Harrington, J. F. Britten, Divergent reactivity of [(k3-L)ThCl2(dme)] with Grignard reagents: alkylation, ancillary ligand transfer to magnesium, and halide-exchange caught in the act, J. Organomet. Chem. 2010, 695, 2798-2803. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

* Invited paper for a special issue on Organo-f Element Chemistry in memory of Prof. Herbert Schumann.

22) C. A. Cruz, D. J. H. Emslie,* H. A. Jenkins, J. F. Britten, A thermally robust di-n-butyl thorium complex with an unstable dimethyl analogue,
Dalton Trans.
2010, 39, 6626-6628. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

* Invited paper for a themed issue: New horizons in organo-f-block chemistry.

19) C. A. Cruz, D. J. H. Emslie,* C. M. Robertson, L. E. Harrington, H. A. Jenkins, J. F. Britten, Cationic Thorium Alkyl Complexes of Rigid NON- and NNN-Donor Ligands: p-Arene Coordination as a Persistent Structural Motif, Organometallics, 2009, 28, 1891-1899. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

17) C. A. Cruz, D. J. H. Emslie,* L. E. Harrington, J. F. Britten, Single and Double Alkyl Abstraction from a Bis(anilido)xanthene Thorium(IV) Dibenzyl Complex: Isolation of an Organothorium Cation and a Thorium Dication, Organometallics, 2008, 27, 15-17.
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16) C. A. Cruz, D. J. H. Emslie,* L. E. Harrington, J. F. Britten, C. M. Robertson, Extremely Stable Thorium(IV) Dialkyl Complexes Supported by Rigid Tridentate 4,5-Bis(anilido)xanthene and 2,6-Bis(anilidomethyl)pyridine Ligands, Organometallics, 2007, 26, 692-701. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

McMaster Analytical X-Ray Diffraction Facility

Development of New Organometallic Precursors and Reactivity for Metal Film Deposition
[Solution Deposition, Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) and Pulsed-CVD] + Fundamental Organometallic Chemistry stemming from this Research.

42) J. S. Price, D. J. H. Emslie,* J. F. Britten, Manganese Silylene Hydride Complexes: Synthesis and Reactivity with Ethylene to afford Silene Hydride Complexes, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 6223-6227. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

* Invited paper for a special issue celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Canadian Society for Chemistry.

* Selected as a Very Important Paper (VIP).

* Awarded the front cover for the issue. See: DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

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40) J. S. Price, P. Chadha, D. J. H. Emslie,* Base-Free and Bisphosphine Ligand Dialkylmanganese(II) Complexes as Precursors for Manganese Metal Deposition,Organometallics, 2016, 35, 168-180. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

RhFp CNR

34) P. Chadha, D. J. H. Emslie,* H. A. Jenkins, Manganese(II) Alkyl / p-Allyl Complexes Resistant to Ligand Redistribution,
Organometallics, 2014, 33, 1467-1474. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

RhFp CNR

32) D. J. H. Emslie,* P. Chadha and J. S. Price, Metal ALD and pulsed-CVD: Fundamental reactions and links with solution chemistry,
Coord. Chem. Rev.
, 2013, 257, 3282-3296. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

* Invited Review for a Special Issue entitled "Chemical Vapor Deposition and Atomic Layer Deposition: Precursor Design and Application"

small PT ALD

29) B. Vidjayacoumar, V. Ramalingam, D. J. H. Emslie,* J. M. Blackwell,§ and S. B. Clendenning,§ Solution Reactivity Studies for Identification of Promising New ALD and Pulsed‑CVD Reaction Chemistries, ECS Trans., 2012, 50 (13), 53-66. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

Cu 29

24) B. Vidjayacoumar, D. J. H. Emslie,* J. M. Blackwell,* S. B. Clendenning§ and J. F. Britten, Solution Reactions of a Bis(pyrrolylaldiminate)copper(II) Complex with Peralkyl Zinc, Aluminum, and Boron Reagents: Investigation of the Pathways Responsible for Copper Metal Deposition, Chem. Mater., 2010, 22, 4854-4866. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

23) B. Vidjayacoumar, D. J. H. Emslie,* S. B. Clendenning,*,§ J. M. Blackwell,§ J. F. Britten and A. Rheingold, Investigation of AlMe3, BEt3, and ZnEt2 as Co-Reagents for Low-Temperature Copper Metal ALD/Pulsed-CVD, Chem. Mater., 2010, 22, 4844-4853. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

McMaster Analytical X-Ray Diffraction Facility
§ Intel Corporation

PDF Research - 2,2'-Diborabiphenyl; A Lewis Acid Analogue of 2,2'-Bipyridine

13) C. A. Jaska, D. J. H. Emslie, M. J. D. Bosdet, W. E. Piers,* T. S. Sorensen, M. Parvez, Triphenylene Analogues with B2N2C2 Cores: Synthesis,
Structure, Redox Behavior, and Photophysical Properties, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 10885-10896. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

12) D. J. H. Emslie, W. E. Piers,* M. Parvez, 2,2'-Diborabiphenyl; A Lewis Acid Analogue of 2,2'-Bipyridine,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
, 2003, 42, 1251-1255. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI


PDF Research - Non-Cyclopentadienyl Organoscandium and Yttrium Chemistry

11) D. J. H. Emslie, W. E. Piers,* M. Parvez, Synthesis and thermal reactivity of organoscandium and yttrium complexes of sterically less bulky salicylaldiminato ligands, Dalton Trans., 2003, 2615-2620. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

10) P. G. Hayes, G. C. Welch, D. J. H. Emslie, C. L. Noack, W. E. Piers,* M. Parvez, A New Chelating Anilido-Imine Donor Related to b-Diketiminato Ligands for Stabilization of Organoyttrium Cations, Organometallics, 2003, 22, 1577-1579. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

9) W. E. Piers, D. J. H. Emslie, Non-cyclopentadienyl ancillaries in organogroup 3 metal chemistry: a fine balance in ligand design,
Coord. Chem. Rev., 2002, 233-234, 131
-155. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

8) D. J. H. Emslie, W. E. Piers,* R. MacDonald, Organo-scandium and yttrium complexes supported by a salicylaldiminato ligand, J. Chem. Soc.,
Dalton Trans.
, 2002, 293-294. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

7) D. J. H. Emslie, W. E. Piers,* M. Parvez, R. MacDonald, Organometallic complexes of scandium and yttrium supported by a bulky salicylaldimine ligand, Organometallics, 2002, 21, 4226-4240. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI


PhD Research - Rhodium HE(pz)3 (E = B or C) Complexes: Redox Chemistry and Reactivity

Note: Authors are in alphabetical order

6) C. J. Adams, N. G. Connelly,* D. J. H. Emslie, O. D. Hayward, T. Manson, A. G. Orpen, P. H. Rieger,* The substitution chemistry of the
tris(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)methanerhodium complex [Rh(CO)2{HC(pz')3}]+, Dalton Trans., 2003, 2835-2845. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

5) W. E. Geiger,* N. C. Ohrenberg, B. Yeomans, N. G. Connelly,* D. J. H. Emslie, Reversible Sequence of Intramolecular Associative and Dissociative
Electron-Transfer Reactions in Hydrotris(Pyrazolylborate) Complexes of Rhodium, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2003, 125, 8680-8688. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

4) N. G. Connelly,* D. J. H. Emslie, P. Klangsinsirikul, P. H. Rieger,* Analysis of EPR Spectra with Very Large Quadrupole Couplings,
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2002, 106, 12214-12220. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

3) N. G. Connelly,* D. J. H. Emslie, O. D. Hayward, A. G. Orpen, M. J. Quayle, Redox-active catecholate complexes of rhodium hydrotris(pyrazoly)borates,
Dalton Trans.
, 2001, 875-880. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

2) N. G. Connelly,* D. J. H. Emslie, W. E. Geiger,* O. D. Hayward, E. B. Linehan, A. G. Orpen, M. J. Quayle, P. H. Rieger,*
Redox-induced k2-k3 isomerisation in rhodium hydrotris(pyrazoly)boratorhodium complexes: structure and ESR spectroscopy of stabilised rhodium(II) species,
Dalton Trans.
, 2001, 670-683. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI

1) N. G. Connelly,* D. J. H. Emslie, B. Metz, A.G. Orpen, M. J. Quayle, Redox-induced k2-k3 isomerisation in rhodium hydrotris(3,5-dimethylpyrazoly)borate chemistry: the stabilisation of square pyramidal rhodium(II), Chem. Commun., 1996, 2289-2290. DOI or MacLibaccessDOI