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     Recent Publications:

  • "Chemical reduction of CO2 facilitated by C-nucleophiles " Janes, Trevor; Yang, Yanxin; Song, Datong Chemical Communications (2017), 53, 11390-11398. PDF

  • "Reactivity of Fe and Ru Complexes of Picolyl-Substituted N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligand: Diverse Coordination Modes and Small Molecule Binding" Liang, Qiuming; Song, Datong Inorganic Chemistry (2017), 56, 11956-11970. PDF

  • "Homoleptic iron(II) and cobalt(II) bis(phosphoranimide) complexes for the selective hydrofunctionalization of unsaturated molecules" Bai, Tao; Janes, Trevor; Song, Datong Dalton Transactions (2017), 46, 12408-12412. PDF

  • "Highly regio- and stereoselective palladium-catalyzed allene bifunctionalization cascade via pi-allyl intermediate" Bai, Tao; Yang, Yanhui; Janes, Trevor; Song, Datong; Guo, Zhigang Tetrahedron (2017), 73, 5784-5793. PDF

  • "Iron-Catalyzed gem-Specific Dimerization of Terminal Alkynes" Liang, Qiuming; Osten, Kimberly M.; Song, Datong Angewandte Chemie International Edition (2017), 56, 6317-6320. PDF

  • "Reactivity of heavy carbene analogues towards oxidants: redox active ligand-enabled isolation of a paramagnetic stannylene" Janes, Trevor; Zatsepin, Pavel; Song, Datong* Chemical Communications (2017), 53, 3090 - 3093. PDF

  • "Zwitterionic indenylammonium with carbon-centred reactivity toward reversible CO2 binding and catalytic reduction" Yang, Yanxin; Yan, Linfan; Xie, Qinyu; Liang, Qiuming; Song, Datong* Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry (2017), 15, 2240 - 2245. PDF

  • "A luminescent cationic metal-organic framework featuring [Cu-pyrazolate]3 units for volatile organic compound sensing" Kivi, Charlie E.; Song, Datong* Dalton Transactions (2016), 45, 17087 - 17090. PDF

  • "Iron Complexes of a Bidentate Picolyl-NHC Ligand: Synthesis, Structure and Reactivity" Liang, Qiuming; Janes, Trevor; Gjergji, Xhoana; Song, Datong* Dalton Transactions (2016), 45, 13872 - 13880. PDF

  • "Direct Synthesis of CdSe Nanocrystals with Electroactive Ligands" Hassan, Yasser; Janes, Trevor; Pensack, Ryan D.; Rafiq, Shahnawaz; Broderson, Peter M.; Winnik, Mitchell A.; Song, Datong; Scholes, Gregory D.* Chemistry of Materials (2016), 28, 4953 - 4961. PDF

  • "Synthesis and reactivity of Li and TaMe3 complexes supported by N,N'-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)-o-phenylenediamido ligands" Janes, Trevor; Xu, Maotong; Song, Datong* Dalton Transactions (2016), 45, 10672-10680. PDF

  • "Insertion of CO2 into the Carbon-Boron Bond of a Boronic Ester Ligand" Janes, Trevor; Osten, Kimberly M; Pantaleo, Adam; Yan, Ellen; Yang, Yanxin; Song, Datong* Chemical Communications (2016), 52, 4148-4151. PDF

  • "Coordination chemistry and applications of versatile 4,5-diazafluorene derivatives" Annibale, Vincent T.; Song, Datong* Dalton Transactions (2016), 45, 32-49. PDF

  • "Organocatalysts with carbon-centered activity for CO2 reduction with boranes" Yang, Yanxin; Xu, Maotong; Song, Datong* Chemical Communications (2015), 51, 11293-11296. PDF

  • "Highly Efficient and Robust Blue Phosphorescent Pt(II) Compounds with a Phenyl-1,2,3-triazolyl and a Pyridyl-1,2,4-triazolyl Chelate Core" Wang, Xiang; Gong, Shao-Long; Song, Datong; Lu, Zheng-Hong; Wang, Suning* Advanced Functional Materials (2014), 24, 7257-7271. PDF

  • "4,5-Diazafluorenyl-9-Carboxylate Complexes with H2 and CO2" Annibale, Vincent T.; Song, Datong* Organometallics (2014), 33, 2776-2783. PDF

  • "An N-rich metal–organic framework with an rht topology: high CO2 and C2 hydrocarbons uptake and selective capture from CH4" Liu, Kang; Li, Baiyan; Li, Yi; Li, Xu; Yang, Fen; Zeng, Guang; Peng, Yu; Zhang, Zhijuan; Li, Guanghua; Shi, Zhan; Feng, Shouhua; Song, Datong Chemical Communications (2014), 50, 5031-5033. PDF

  • "High-Power-Efficiency Blue Electrophosphorescence Enabled by the Synergistic Combination of Phosphine-Oxide-Based Host and Electron-Transporting Materials" Gong, Shaolong; Chang, Yi-Lu; Wu, Kailong; White, Robin; Lu, Zheng-Hong; Song, Datong; Yang, Chuluo Chemistry of Materials (2014), 26, 1463-1470. PDF

  • "Heterodinuclear complexes of 4,5-diazafluorene derivatives displaying η52-[N,N] and η51-N coordination modes" Batcup, Rhys; Annibale, Vincent T.; Song, Datong* Dalton Transactions (2014), 43, 8951-8958. PDF

  • "Tuning the Reactivity of an Actor Ligand for Tandem CO2 and C–H Activations: From Spectator Metals to Metal-Free" Annibale, Vincent T.; Dalessandro, Daniel A.; Song, Datong* Journal of the American Chemical Society (2013), 135, 16175-16183. PDF

  • "RuCp* Complexes of Ambidentate 4,5-Diazafluorene Derivatives: From Linkage Isomers to Coordination-Driven Self-Assembly" Annibale, Vincent T.; Batcup, Rhys; Bai, Tao; Hughes, Sarah J.; Song, Datong* Organometallics (2013), 32, 6511-6521. PDF

  • "Selective one-pot syntheses of PtII-CuI heterobimetallic complexes of 4,5-diazafluorenide derivatives" Batcup, Rhys; Chiu, Frederick Sin Nang; Annibale, Vincent T.; Huh, Jung-Eun Ustina; Tan, Runyu; Song, Datong* Dalton Transactions (2013), 42, 16343-16350. PDF

  • "Syntheses and structures of Li, Fe, and Mo derivatives of N,N'-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)-o-phenylenediamine" Janes, Trevor; Rawson, Jeremy M.; Song, Datong* Dalton Transactions (2013), 42, 10640 - 10648. PDF

  • "Multidentate actor ligands as versatile platforms for small molecule activation and catalysis" Annibale, Vincent T.; Song, Datong* RSC Advances (2013), 3, 11432 - 11449. PDF

  • "A Luminescent Metal–Organic Framework as a Turn-On Sensor for DMF Vapor" Li, Yu; Zhang, Shanshan; Song, Datong* Angewandte Chemie International Edition (2013), 52, 710-713. PDF

  • "Syntheses, Structures, and Luminescent Properties of Dipyridylamine-Functionalized Anthracene and Its Complexes" Tan, Runyu; Wang, Zhi-Bin Wang; Li, Yu; Kozera, Daniel J.; Lu, Zheng-Hong; Song, Datong* Inorganic Chemistry (2012), 51, 7039-7049. PDF


  • "Construction of Rhodium(I) and Gold(I) Macrocycles by Transferring a Phosphine-Functionalized 4,5-Diazafluorenide Ligand from Its Copper(I) N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complex" Tan, Runyu; Chiu, Frederick Sin Nang; Hadzovic, Alen; Song, Datong* Organometallics (2012), 31, 2184-2192 PDF


  • "Reversible formal insertion of CO2 into a remote C-H bond of ligand in a Ru(II) complex at room temperature" Annibale, Vincent T.; Song, Datong* Chemical Communications (2012), 48, 5416-5418 PDF


  • "Syntheses of tetraquinolinyl substituted pyrene, diphenylacetylene, and trans-stilbene ligands" Tan, Runyu; Song, Datong* Tetrahedron Letters (2012), 53, 980-982. PDF

  • “Palladium β-Diiminate Chemistry: Reactivity Towards Monodentate Ligands and Arylboronic Acids" Annibale, Vincent T.; Tan, Runyu; Janetzko, John; Lund, Liisa M.; Song, Datong* Inorganica Chimica Acta (2012), 380, 308-321. PDF

  • “Interconversion between the Enantiomers of Chiral Five-Coordinate Me3Pt(IV) Complexes" Tan, Runyu; Song, Datong* Inorganic Chemistry (2011), 50, 10614–10622. PDF

  • “Ester hydrogenation catalyzed by Ru-CNN pincer complexes" Sun, Yunshan; Koehler, Christian; Tan, Runyu; Annibale, Vincent T.; Song, Datong* Chemical Communications (2011), 47, 8349-8351. PDF

  • “C-H and C-S activations of quinoline-functionalized thiophenes by platinum complexes" Tan, Runyu; Song, Datong* Organometallics (2011), 30, 1637-1645 PDF

  • “Syntheses, structures and luminescent properties of decorated lanthanide metal-organic frameworks of (E)-4,4’-(ethene-1,2-diyl)dibenzoic acids" Li, Yu; Song, Datong* CrystEngComm (2011), 13, 1821-1830 PDF

  • “Unusual transmetallation-induced formation of a C2-symmetric tetrapallada-macrocycle" Annibale, Vincent T.; Lund, Liisa M.; Song, Datong* Chemical Communications (2010), 46, 8261-8263 PDF

  • “Platinum Complexes of h2-Thiophenes" Tan, Runyu; Song, Datong* Inorganic Chemistry (2010), 49, 2026-2028. PDF

  • “Reversible H2 splitting between Ru(II) and a remote carbanion in a zwitterionic compound" Stepowska, Elzbieta; Jiang, Huiling; Song, Datong* Chemical Communications (2010) 46, 556-558. PDF

  • “Palladium-Catalyzed Intramolecular Carboesterification of Olefins" Li, Yang; Jardine, Katherine J.; Tan, Runyu; Song, Datong;* Dong, Vy M.* Angewandte Chemie, International Edition (2009) 48, 9690-9692. PDF

  • “Reductive dearomatization of a substituted benzene triggered by a strong oxidant" Tan, Runyu; Song, Datong* Dalton Transactions (2009) 9892-9897. PDF

  • “Syntheses, Structures, and Reactivities of Rhodium 4,5-Diazafluorene Derivatives" Jiang, Huiling; Stepowska, Elzbieta; Song, Datong* European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry (2009) 2083-2089. PDF

  • “Syntheses, Structures, and Reactivities of Novel Palladium b-Diiminato-Acetate Complexes" Hadzovic, Alen; Song, Datong* Inorganic Chemistry (2008) 47,12010-12017. PDF

  • “Diplatinum Complexes Supported by Novel Tetradentate Ligands with Quinoline Functionalities for Tandem C−Cl Activation and Dearomatization" Tan, Runyu; Jia, Peng; Rao, Yingli; Jia, Wenli; Hadzovic, Alen; Yu, Qing; Li, Xia; Song, Datong* Organometallics (2008) 27, 6614-6622. PDF

  • “Aerobic Oxidation of C(sp3)–H Bonds of 4,5-Diazafluorene Promoted by Coordination" Jiang, Huiling; Stepowska, Elzbieta; Song, Datong* Dalton Transactions (2008) 5879-5881. PDF

  • “Novel Luminescent Metal-Organic Frameworks [Eu2L3(DMSO)2(MeOH)2]∙2DMSO∙3H2O and [Zn2L2(DMSO)2]∙1.6H2O (L = 4,4'-ethyne-1,2-diyldibenzoate)" Nguyen Pham, B. Tram; Lund, Liisa M.; Song, Datong* Inorganic Chemistry (2008) 47, 6329-6335. PDF

  • “Novel Syntheses, Characterizations, and Reactivities of 4,5-Diazafluorenide Complexes of Pd(II) and Rh(I)" Jiang, Huiling; Song, Datong* Organometallics (2008) 27, 3587-3592. PDF

  • “Novel Dinuclear and Trinuclear Palladium b-Diiminate Complexes Containing Amido-Chloro Double-Bridges” Hadzovic, Alen; Janetzko, John; Song, Datong* Dalton Transactions (2008) 3279-3281.PDF

  • “Palladium-Catalyzed Olefin Dioxygenation” Li, Yang; Song, Datong*; Dong, Vy M* Journal of the American Chemical Society (2008) 130, 2962-2964. PDF

  • “Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity of a Versatile Dinuclear Palladium b-Diiminate Complex” Hadzovic, Alen; Song, Datong* Organometallics (2008) 27, 1290-1298. PDF