1. Svetlana S. Kostina, Tishaan Singh, and William J. Leigh, "Electronic and Steric Effects on the Lewis Acidities of Transient Silylenes and Germylenes: Equilibrium Constants for Complexation with Chalcogen and Pnictogen Donors", Organometallics, 2012, 31 (9), 3755
2. Kostina, S. S.; Singh, T.; Leigh, W. J. "Kinetics and Mechanistics of the Reactions of Transient Silylenes with Amines", J. Phys. Org. Chem. 2011, 24 (10), 937
3. S. S. Kostina and W. J. Leigh, "Silanones and Silanethiones from the Reactions of Transient Silylenes with Oxiranes and Thiiranes in Solution. The Direct Detection of Diphenylsilanethione".
J. Am. Chem. Soc, 2011, 133, 4377.
4. W. J. Leigh*, S. S. Kostina, A. Bhattacharya, and A. G. Moiseev, "A Fast Kinetics Study of the Reactions of Transient Silylenes with Alcohols. Direct Detection of Silylene-Alcohol Complexes in Solution", Organometallics, 2010, 29, 662
B.Sc. McMaster University, 2008
Ph.D. McMaster University, 2014
Current Position: alumni
Project: Mechanistic Aspects of the Complexation, Chalcogen Abstraction and Sigma Bond Insertion Reactions by Transient Silylenes and Germylenes in Solution
Group 14 Reactive Intermediates