Academic Title: Professor
Office: DB 465
Research Homepage: http://www.chem.utoronto.ca/staff/DSTEPHAN
Our research interests span a wide range of inorganic main group and organometallic chemistry. In the more fundamental projects, new reactivity and chemical transformations are targeted with a view to developing new catalysts to either new materials or new processes. In addition, collaborations with industry address the design and development of new catalyst and process technologies for use in commercial applications.
These activities are supported by NSERC and industrial collaborators.
Current fundamental projects are focused in the areas:
Current industrial/applied research projects are directed towards:
184. G.C. Welch, D.W. Stephan Facile Heterolytic Cleavage of Dihydrogen by Phosphines and Boranes , J. Am. Chem. Soc. 129, 1880-1881, 2007 .
183. G. Bai, D.W. Stephan, Formation of C-C and C-N Bonds in Ni(II)-Ketimide Complexes via Transient Ni(III)-Aryl Imides, Angew. Chem. Int'l Ed. Engl. 46, 1856-1859, 2007 .
181. G.C. Welch, R. San Juan, J.D. Masuda, D.W. Stephan, Reversible Metal-free Activation of Hydrogen, Science 1124-1126, 2006 .
176. J.D. Masuda, A.J. Hoskin, T.W. Graham, C.L. Beddie, M.C. Fermin, N. Etkin D.W. Stephan , Catalytic P-H Activation by Ti and Zr Catalysts, Chem. Eur. J. 8696-8707 , 2006.
168. D.W. Stephan, Sterically Demanding Phosphinimides: Ligands for Unique Main Group and Transition Metal Chemistry, Adv. Organomet. Chem. 54, 267-291, 2006 , (invited review).