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Brown University

39. Brown, A. M.;† Butman, J. L.;‡ Lengacher, R.; Vargo, N. P.;† Martin, K. E.; Koller, A.; Śmiłowicz, D.; Boros, E.*; Robinson, J. R.* “N,N-Alkylation Clarifies the Role of N- and O-Protonated Intermediates in Cyclen-Based 64Cu Radiopharmaceuticals” Inorg. Chem. 2022, Accepted.  DOI:  10.1021/acs.inorgchem.2c02907 [Selected for front cover]

38. Goodwin, M. D.; Costa, M. Q.; Robinson, J. R.; Kotyk C. M.* “Mechanochemical Synthesis of Thiolactams and Other Thioamides Using Lawesson’s Reagent” Results Chem. 2022, 4, 100528. DOI: 10.1016/j.rechem.2022.100528

37. Lueckheide, M. J.; Ertem, M. Z.;* Michon, M. A.; Chmielniak, P.; Robinson, J. R.* “Peroxide-Selective Reduction of O2 at Redox-inactive Rare-Earth(III) Triflates Generates and Ambiphilic Peroxide” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.2c08140

36. Hamsath, A.; Lederberg, O. L.; Cui, Q.; Shieh, M.; Lam, Y.; Brummett, B. J.; Xu, S.; Robinson, J. R.; Xian, M.* “Intramolecular Tetrazine-acryloyl Cycloaddition: Chemistry and Applications” Chem. Sci. 2022. DOI: 10.1039/d2sc04331a


35. Dong, J.; Robinson, J. R.; Gao, Z-H.; Wang, L-S. "Selective Semihydrogenation of Polarized Alkynes by a Gold Hydride Nanocluster" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 12501–12509.









34. Chellali, J. E.; Alverson, A. K.; Robinson, J. R.* "Zinc Aryl/Alkyl β-diketiminates: Balancing Accessibility and Stability for High-Activity Ring-Opening Polymerization of rac-Lactide" ACS Catal. 2022, 12, 5585–5594. [ACS Editor's Choice].

33. Koller, A. J.; Saini, S.; Chaple, I. F.; Joaqui-Joaqui, M. A.; Paterson, B. M.; Ma, M. T.; Blower, P. J.; Pierre, V. C.; Robinson, J.R.; Lapi, S. E.; Boros, E.* "A General Design Strategy Enabling the Synthesis of Hydrolysis-Resistant, Water-stable Titanium(IV) Complexes." Angew. Chem. Int. Edit. 2022in press

32. Dong, X.; Brown, A. M.; Woodside, A. J.; Robinson, J. R.* "N-Oxides amplify catalyst reactivity and isoselectivity in the ring-opening polymerization of rac-β-butyrolactone" Chem. Commun. 2022.

31. Dong, X.; Robinson, J. R.*. "The versatile roles of neutral donor ligands in tuning catalyst performance for the ring-opening polymerization of cyclic esters." New J. Chem. 2022. 46, 444-453.


30. Zuckerman, L. A.; Vargo, N. P.; Claire, M.V.; Crockett, M. P; Hyre, A. S.; McNeely, J.; Elinberg, J. K.; Brown, A. M.; Robinson, J. R.*; Rheingold A. L.*; Doerrer, L. H*. "Thiolate-Thione Redox-Active Ligand with a Six-Membered Chelate Ring via Template Condensation and Its Pt(II) Complexes" Inorganic Chemistry. 2021. ASAP.

29. Vargo, N. P.; Harland, J. B.; Musselman, B. W.; Lenert, N.*; Ertem, M. Z.*; Robinson, J. R.* "Calcium-ion Binding Mediates the Reversible Interconversion of Cis and Trans Peroxido Dicopper Cores" Angew. Chem. Int. Edit. 2021. ASAP.





28. Panetti, G. B.; Robinson, J. R.*; Schelter, E. J.*; Walsh, P. J.* "Expanding the Rare-Earth Metal BINOLate Catalytic Multitool beyond Enantioselective Organic Synthesis" Acc. Chem. Res. 202154, 2637-2648. 

27. Shen, M.; Yu, C.; Guan, H.; Dong, X.; Harris, C.; Xiao, Z.; Yin, Z.; Muzzio, M.; Lin, H.; Robinson, J. R.; Colvin, V. L. Sun, S.*;  "Nanoparticle-Catalyzed Green Chemistry Synthesis of Polybenzoxazole" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021143, 2115-2122. 

26. Casey, K. C.; Brown, A.M.; Robinson, J. R.* "Yttrium and lanthanum bis(phosphine-oxide) methanides: structurally diverse, dynamic, and reactive" Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, 20218, 1539-1552.


25. Vaughn, B. A.;  Brown, A. M.; Ahn, S. H.; Robinson, J. R.*, Boros, E.* "Is Less More? Influence of the Coordination Geometry of Copper(II) Picolinate Chelate Complexes on Metabolic Stability" Inorg. Chem. 202059, 16095-16108.

24. Casey, K. C.; Appiah, J. K.; Robinson, J. R.* “Low-symmetry β-diketimine Aryloxide Rare-Earth Complexes: Flexible, Reactive, and Selective” Inorg. Chem. 202059, 16095-16108.

23. Dong, X.; Robinson, J. R.* “The role of neutral donor ligands in the isoselective ring-opening polymerization of rac-β-butyrolactone.” Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 8184-8195.

22. Yu, C.; Guo, X.; Yin, Z.; Zhao, Z.; Li, X.; Robinson, J. R., Muzzio, M.; Barbosa, C.; Shen, M.; Yuan, Y.; Wang, J.; Antolik, J.; Lu, G.; Su, D.; Chen, O.; Guduru, P.; Seto C.; Sun S. “Highly Efficient AuPd Nanoparticle Catalyst for Synthesizing Polybenzoxazole with Controlled Polymerization” Matter20191, 1-13.

Axalta Coating Systems

21. Zabula, A. V.; Dey, S.; Robinson, J. R.; Cheisson, T.; Higgins, R. F.; Bhargava, G.; Nahas, R. C.; Cinoman, D.;  Schelter, E. J. “Screening of Molecular Lanthanide Corrosion Inhibitors by a High-Throughput Method” Corrosion Science, 2019, 165, 108377. doi: 10.1016/j.corsci.2019.108377

20.  Suarez-Martinez, P. C.; Robinson, J. R.; An, H.; Nahas, R. C.; Cinoman, D.; Lutkenhaus, J. L. "Polymer-clay nanocomposite coatings as efficient, environment-friendly surface pretreatments for aluminum alloy 2024-T3” Electrochim. Acta 2018, 260, 73-81. doi: 10.1016/j.electacta.2017.11.046

19.  Suarez-Martinez, P. C.; Robinson, J. R.; An, H.; Nahas, R. C.; Cinoman, D.; Lutkenhaus, J. L. "Spray-On Polymer–Clay Multilayers as a Superior Anticorrosion Metal Pretreatment” Macromol. Mater. Eng. 2017, 1600552. doi: 10.1002/mame.201600552


University of Pennsylvania

18. Panetti, G. B.;  Robinson, J. R.; Carroll, P. J.; Gau, M. R.; Manor B. C.; Walsh, P. J.; Schelter, E. J. "Synthesis of novel copper-rare earth BINOLate frameworks from a hydrogen bonding DBU-H rare earth BINOLate complex” Dalton Trans 2018, 47, 14408-14410. doi: 10.1039/C8DT03335H

17.  Robinson, J. R.; Qiao, Y.; Gu, J.; Carroll, P. J.; Schelter, E. J.; Walsh, P. J. "The Impact of Dynamic Ligand Exchange Processes on the Oxidation Chemistry of Cerium(III)” Chem. Sci.  2016, 7 4537-4547. doi:10.1039/c5sc04897d

16. Robinson, J. R.; Gu, J.; Carroll, P. J.; Schelter, E. J.; Walsh, P. J. "Exchange Processes in Shibasaki's Rare Earth Alkali Metal BINOLate (REMB) Frameworks and their Relevance in Multifunctional Asymmetric Catalysis” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 7135-7144. doi:10.1021/jacs.5b02201


15.  Robinson, J. R.; Fan, X.; Yadav, J.; Carroll, P. J.; Wooten, A. J.; Pericàs, M. A.; Schelter, E. J.; Walsh, P.J. "Air- and Water-Tolerant Rare Earth Guanidinium BINOLate Complexes as Practical Precatalysts in Multifunctional Asymmetric Catalysis" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 8034-8041. doi:10.1021/ja502568g


14.  Yadav, J.; Stanton, G. R.; Fan, X.; Robinson, J. R.; Schelter, E. J.; Walsh, P. J.; Pericàs, M. A. "Asymmetric Allylation of Ketones and Subsequent Tandem Reactions Catalyzed by a Novel Polymer-Supported Titanium-BINOLate Complex" Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 7122-7127. doi:10.1002/chem.201400204


13.  Zhang, J.; Bellomo, A.; Trongsiriwat, N.; Jia, T.; Carroll, P. J.; Dreher, S. D.; Tudge, M. T.; Yin, H.; Robinson, J. R.; Schelter, E. J.; Walsh, P. J. "NiXantphos: A Deprotonatable Ligand for Room Temperature Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Couplings of Aryl Chlorides" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014,136, 6276–6287. doi:10.1021/ja411855d


12.  Robinson, J. R.; Yadav, J.; Fan, X.; Stanton, G. R.; Schelter, E. J.; Pericàs, M. A.; Walsh, P. J. “Non-Covalent Immobilization of Rare Earth Heterobimetallic Frameworks and their Reactivity in an Asymmetric Michael Addition" Adv. Synth. Catal. 2014, 356, 1243–1254. [Selected for the issue’s back cover Adv. Synth. Catal. 2014, 356, 1380] doi:10.1002/adsc.201400087

11.  Yin, H.; Robinson, J. R.; Carroll, P. J.; Walsh, P. J.; Schelter, E. J. “κ2-coordination of 18-crown-6 to Ce(III) cations: Solution dynamics and reactivity" Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 3470-3472. doi:10.1039/c4cc00448e

10.   Piro, N. A.; Robinson, J. R.; Walsh, P. J.; Schelter, E. J. “The Electrochemical Behavior of Cerium(III/IV) Complexes: Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Applications in Synthesis” Coord. Chem. Rev. 2014, 260, 21–36.  doi:10.1016/j.ccr.2013.08.034  

9.   Robinson, J. R.; Gordon, Z.; Booth, C. H.; Carroll, P. J.; Walsh, P. J.; Schelter, E. J. “Tuning Reactivity and Electronic Properties through Ligand Reorganization within a Cerium Heterobimetallic Framework.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 19016–19024. doi:10.1021/ja410688w

8.   Williams, U. J.; Robinson, J. R.; Lewis, A. J.; Carroll, P. J.; Walsh, P. J.; Schelter, E. J. “Synthesis, Bonding, and Reactivity of a Cerium(IV)-Fluoride Complex” Inorg. Chem. 2013. 53, 27–29. doi:10.1021/ic402769u

7.   Nieto, I.; Wooten, A. J.; Robinson, J. R.; Carroll, P. J.; Schelter, E. J.; Walsh, P. J. "Synthesis and Catalytic Activity of Heterobimetallic Rare Earth-Zinc Ethyl BINOLate Analogues of Shibasaki's Catalysts" Organometallics 2013, 32, 7431–7439. doi:10.1021/om4009444

6.   Robinson, J. R.; Booth, C. H.; Carroll, P. J.; Walsh, P. J.; Schelter, E. J. “Dimeric Rare Earth BINOLate Complexes: Activation of 1,4-Benzoquinone through Lewis-Acid Promoted Potential Shifts” Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 5996-6004. doi:10.1002/chem.201300026

5.   Robinson, J. R.; Carroll, P. J.; Walsh, P. J.; Schelter, E. J. “Uranium(IV) BINOLate Heterobimetallics: Synthesis and Reactivity in an Asymmetric Diels-Alder Reaction” Organometallics 2013, 32, 1493–1499. [Invited for a special issue on f–elements in Organometallic Chemistry] doi:10.1021/om3011849  


4.   Robinson, J. R.; Carroll, P. J.; Walsh, P. J.; Schelter, E. J. “The Impact of Ligand Reorganization on Cerium(III) Oxidation Chemistry” Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 10159-10162.[Selected for the issue’s back cover:  Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 10196.] doi:10.1002/anie.201203481

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

3.   Robinson, J. R.; Bahr, K. A.; Bierman, M. J.; Guzei, I. A.; Kieler-Ferguson; H. M.; McCoy A. M.; McGaff R.W. “Resolution of Enantiomers of a Series of Chiral Alkoxy-Modified Phthalocyaninato Nickel(II) Complexes by Enantioselective HPLC” Dalton Trans. 2011, 40, 11809-11814. doi:10.1039/c1dt11302j

2.   Brown, E. S.; Robinson, J. R.; McCoy A. M.; McGaff R.W. “Efficient Catalytic Cycloalkane Oxidation Employing a “Helmet” Phthalocyaninato Iron(III) Complex”  Dalton Trans. 201140, 5921-5925.  doi:10.1039/c1dt10147a

1.   Guzei, I; Spencer, L; McGaff, R; Kieler, H; Robinson, J.R. Acta Crystallographica C. 200763, 255-258 doi:10.1107/s0108270107009146




Saghy, P.; Robinson, J. R.; Chen, O. U.S. Provisional Application, Filed: August 12, 2022.Casey,


K. C.; Robinson, J. R. U.S. Provisional Application, Filed: January 21, 2022.


Dong, X.; Robinson, J. R. “Catalyst and process for ring opening polymerization” U.S. Patent US 2021/0188878 A1, June 24, 2021.

Schelter, E. J.; Zabula, A. V.; Nahas, R. C.; Robinson, J. R.; Houze, E. C.; Bhargava, G.; Kerins, M. “Coatings and methods for using and producing the same” 2018, (US10934438B2)


Suarez-Martinez, P. C.; Robinson, J. R.; An, H.; Nahas, R. C.; Cinoman, D.; Lutkenhaus, J. L. “Clay based anticorrosion coatings and methods for applying same to metal substrates"  2017,  (PCT/US2017/050070)

Robinson, J. R.; Walsh, P. J.; Schelter, E. J. “Precatalyst for Shibasaki's Rare Earth Metal BINOLate Catalysts” 2016, (WO 2014/205437). 

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