University of Toronto
Stephan Research Group


C113. F. Guérin, D.W. Stephan, Titanium-Thiolate-Aluminum -Carbide Complexes via Multiple C-H Bond Activation, Agnew. Chem.  111, 3910-3913; Agnew. Chem. Int. Ed.  38, 3698-3701.

A112. C. Ong, D.W. Stephan, 1, 2 Cyclopentadienyl Diimine-Group III Complexes, Inorg. Chem. 38, 5189-5191.

A111. A.V. Firth, J.C. Stewart, A.J. Hoskin, D.W. Stephan, Ancillary Aryloxide Ligands in Ethylene Polymerization Catalyst Precursors, J. Organometal. Chem. 591, 185-193 (Invited article) .

A110. C.M. Ong, P. McKarns, D.W. Stephan, Neutral and Cationic Group 13 Phosphinimine and Phosphinimide Complexes, Organometallics 18, 4197-4204.

A109. A.J. Hoskin, D.W. Stephan, Decamethylzirconocene-Chalcogenide-Hydride Complexes, Organometallics 17, 2479.

C108. C.M. Ong, D.W. Stephan, Lithiations of bis-Diphenyl-N-trimethylsilylphosphinimino-methane: An X-ray Structure of a 1, 1-Dilithiomethane Derivative, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 121, 2939.

C107. D.W. Stephan, J.C. Stewart, F. Guérin, R.E.v.H. Spence, W. Xu, D.G. Harrison, Phsophinimides as a Steric Equivalent to Cyclopentadienyl: An Approach to Ehtylene Polymerization Catalyst Design, Organometallics  17, 1116.

C106. D.W. Stephan, F. Guérin, R.E.v.H. Spence, L. Koch, X. Gao, S.J. Brown, J.W. Swabey, Q. Wang, W. Xu, P. Zoricak, D.G. Harrison, A Remarkably Active Non-Metallocene Ethylene Polymerization Catalyst, Organometallics  17, 2046. In 2007, this paper was named to the list of 20 most "highly cited papers" in Organometallics (top 1%) in the last ten years.


A105. A.V. Firth, D.W. Stephan, Cyclopentadienyl-bis-Aryloxide Titanium Complexes, Inorg. Chem. 37, 4732-4734.

A104. N. Etkin, C.M. Ong, D.W. Stephan, Synthesis and Zirconium Complexes of 1, 2-Cyclopentadienyl Diimine Anions, Organometallics 16, 3656-3660.

A103. A.V. Firth, D.W. Stephan, Monocyclopentadienyl-Aryloxide Titanium Sulfide Complexes, Inorg. Chem. 37, 4726-4731.

A102. A.V. Firth, E. Witt, D.W. Stephan, Thermal Reactions of Titanium Thiolates: Terminal Titanium Sulfides in C-S Bond Cleavage Reactions, Organometallics 16, 3716-3722.

A101. N. Etkin, D.W. Stephan, The Zirconocenedihydride-Alane Adducts: [(Cp')2ZrH(µ-H)2]3Al and [(Cp')2ZrH(µ-H)2AlH  Cp'= Me3SiC5H4, Organometallics 16, 763-765.


A100. N. Etkin, A.J. Hoskin, D.W. Stephan, The Anionic Zirconocene Trihydride: [Cp*2ZrH3]-, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 119, 11420-11424.

A99. N. Etkin, M.T. Benson, S. Courtenay, M.J. McGlinchey, A.D. Bain,  D.W. Stephan, Niobium and Tantalum Disphanato-Complexes: Synthesis, Structure and NMR Studies of Cp2MH[(PR)2] (R = Ph, Cy, H), Organometallics 16, 3504-3510.

A98. A.V, Firth,  D.W. Stephan, C-H and C-S Bond Cleavage in Cyclopentadienyl-Titanium-Phenoxide-Thiolate Complexes, Organometallics 16, 2183-2188.

C97. N. Etkin, M.C. McFermin, D.W. Stephan, Catalytic Synthesis of the P16 Macrocycle: (C6H4P8), J. Am. Chem. Soc. 119, 2954-2955.

A96. A.V. Firth, D.W. Stephan, C-S Bond Cleavage Routes to the Titanium-Sulfides (CpTi)4(µ3-S)3(µ2-S)(µ2-SEt)2 and (CpTi)63-S)4(µ3-O)4  (Cp = µ-C5-H5), Inorg. Chem. 36, 1260-1262.

A95. T.L. Breen, D.W. Stephan, The Chemistry of Inorganicmetallics: Metallacycle Transfer Routes to Main Group Phosphacycles, Organometallics 16, 365-370.


A94. T.L. Breen, D.W. Stephan, Synthesis and Reactivity of Phosphametallocycles: Sterically Induced Epimerizations and Retrocycloadditions, Organometallics 15, 5729-5737.

A93. T.L. Breen, D.W. Stephan, Reactivity Studies of Methylzirconocene Phosphide Complexes, Organometallics 15, 4509-4514.

A92. T.L. Breen, D.W. Stephan, Zr-E -Bonding in Complexes Derived from E-H Additions to Cp2Zr(P(C6H2-2, 4, 6-t-Bu3))(PMe3), Organometallics. 15, 4223-4227.

C91. T.L. Breen, D.W. Stephan, Synthesis and Reactivity of Phosphametallacyclobutenes: Sterically Induced [4+2] Retroadditions, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 118, 4204-4205.

A90. Y. Huang, N. Etkin, R.R. Heyn, T.T. Nadasdi, D.W. Stephan, Synthesis and Structural and Reactivity Studies of Thiatitanacyclopropane Complexes [CptTi(SCHCH2CH2S)]2 (Cpt = Cp, MeCp), Organometallics 15, 2320-2330.

R84. D.W. Stephan, T.T. Nadasdi, Early Transition Metal Thiolates, Coordination Chem. Rev. 147, 147-208.


C89. M.C. McFermin, D.W. Stephan, Catalytic Oligomerization of Primary Phosophines Employing the Anionic Zirconocene Trihydride: [Cp*2ZrH3]-,  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 117, 12645-12646.

A88. T.L. Breen,  D.W. Stephan, Phosphinidene Transfer Reactions of the Terminal Phosphinidene Complex: Cp2Zr(P(C6H2-2, 4, 6-t-Bu3)(PMe3), J. Am. Chem. Soc. 117, 11914-11921.

A87. M.C. Fermin, J. Ho, D.W. Stephan, Sterically Induced P-C Bond Cleavage: Routes to Substituent Free Phosphorus Complexes of Zirconium, Organometallics 14, 4247-4256.

A86. Y. Huang, D.W. Stephan, Synthesis, Reductions of Cyclopentadienyl-Titanium Diolate and Dithiolate Complexes by Tin and Boron Hydrides, Organometallics 14, 2835-2842.

A85. R.H. Heyn, D.W. Stephan, Chemical, Computational and Structural Studies of Dimeric Pentamethylcyclopentadienyl- Zirconium Thiolate and Alkoxide Complexes , Inorg. Chem. 34, 2804-2812.

A83. Y. Huang, D.W. Stephan, Synthesis and Structure of Titanium Diolate Complexes Derived from CpTiCl3, Can. J. Chem. 73, 956-962 (Issued dedicated to W.A. Graham).


A82. J. Ho, D.W. Stephan, Formation of Ti(III) Phosphide Dimers and the Induction of  Cyclopentadienyl C-H and P-C Bond Cleavage, Inorg. Chem. 33, 4595-4597.

C81. C. Fermin, J. Ho, D.W. Stephan, Substituent Free P1, P2 and P3 Complexes of Zirconium, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 116, 6033-6034 (cited in Chem. & Industry 1994, 18, 701).

C80. Y. Huang, T.T. Nasadsi, D.W. Stephan, Metal Mediated Functionalization of Thiols: Synthesis and Reactivity of the Metallothiocyclopropane Complex [CpTi(SCHCH2CH2S)]2, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 116, 5483-5484.

A79. J. Ho, R. Rousseau, D.W. Stephan, Synthesis, Structure and Bonding in Zirconocene Primary Phosphido- (PHR-), Phosphinidene (PR2-) and Phosphide (P3-) Derivatives, Organometallics 12, 1918-1926.

A78. T.T. Nadasdi, D.W. Stephan, Heterobimetallic Derivatives of Cyclopentadienyl-Titanium-bis-dithiolate Anions: [(CpTi(S(CH2)nS)2M]x and CpTi(S(CH2)nS)2ML  (M = Cu, Rh; n = 2, 3), Inorg. Chem. 33, 1532-1538.

A77. J. Ho, T.L. Breen, A. Ozarowski, D.W. Stephan, Early Metal Mediated P-P Bond Formation in Cp2M(PR)2 and Cp2M(PR)3 Complexes, Inorg. Chem. 33, 865-870.


A76. T.T. Nadasdi, D.W. Stephan, Radical Routes to Titanium(IV) Thiolate Complexes: Structure and Reactivity of (ŋ5-C5H5)Ti(III) and Ti(IV) Donor and Thiolate Derivatives, Inorg. Chem. 32, 5933-5938.

A75. Z. Hou, T.L. Breen, D.W. Stephan, The Formation and Reactivity of the Early Metal Phosphides and Phosphinidenes: Cp*2Zr=PR, Cp*2Zr(PR)2 and Cp*2Zr(PR)3, Organometallics. 12, 3158-3167.

A74. J. Ho, Z. Hou, R.J. Drake, D.W. Stephan, P-H Cyclopentadienyl C-H Activation en Route to Homo- and Heterobinuclear Ziconocene Phosphides and Phosphinidene Complexes, Organometallics 12, 3145-3157.

A73. Y. Huang, T.T. Nasadsi, R.J. Drake, D.W. Stephan, Synthesis, Structure and Complexation and Thiolate Exchange Reactions of Macrocylic Titanium Dithiolate Derivatives with Cu(I), Ni(II) and Pd(II), Inorg. Chem. 32, 3022-3028.

A72. J. Ho, R.J. Drake, D.W. Stephan, [(Cp2Zr(µ-Ph))2][((THF)3Li)2(µ-N2)]: A Remarkable Salt of a Zirconocene Phosphinidene Dianion and Lithium Dication Containing Side Bound Dinitrogen, J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 115, 3792-3793.

A71. T.T. Nadasdi, Y. Huang, D.W. Stephan, The Synthesis. Structure and Lewis Acidity of Cyclopentadienyl-titanium Dithiolate Complexes, Inorg. Chem. 32, 347-356.


C70. Z. Hou, D.W. Stephan, Generation and Reactivity of the First Mononuclear Early-Metal Phosphinidene Complex, Cp*2Zr=P(C6H2Me3-2, 4, 6), J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 114, 10088-10089.

A69. D.W. Stephan, S-H and S-S Oxidative Addition to Low Valent Vanadium: The Synthesis adn Structure of Mono- and Dicyclopentadienyl-Vanadium Dithiolate Derivatives, Inorg. Chem. 31, 4218-4223.

A68. T.L. Breen, D.W. Stephan, Substitution or Nucleophillic Attack by Phosphines in ZrCl4(THF)2, Inorg. Chem. 31, 4019-4022.

A67. D.G. Dick, Z. Hou, D.W. Stephan, Monophosphido-Bridged Early-Late Heterobimetallics: The Synthesis, Structure and Electrochemistry of Cp2Ti(µ-PEt2)(µ-ŋ12-OC)M(CO)Cp  (M = Mo, W), Organometallics 11, 2378-2382.

C66. J. Ho, D.W. Stephan, Cyclopentadienyl C-H Bond Activation in Zirconocene Phosphide Complexes, Organometallics 11, 1014-1016.

A65. D.W. Stephan, Ti/Mg Complexes: Intermediates in the Reduction of Titanocene Dichloride by Mg, Organometallics 11, 996-999.

A63. T.T. Nadasdi, D.W. Stephan, Redox-Active Macrocycles as Metalloligands: Synthesis, Electrochemistry and Structure of Ag(I) and Cu(I) Complexes of Cp2Ti(µ-S(CH2)nS)2TiCp2  n=2, 3, Organometallics 11, 116-122.


A64. J. Ho, D.W. Stephan, The Synthesis of Zirconocene Phosphinidenes and Phosphides via P-H Activation, Organometallics 10, 3001-3003.

A62. R. Rousseau, D.W. Stephan, Bonding and Conformational Aspects of Thiolato-Bridged Early/Late Heterobimetallics, Organometallics 10, 3399-3403.

A61. D. Dick, D.W. Stephan, Titanium(III) Phosphides: Trapping and Structure of Mononuclear Intermediates in the Formation of [Cp2Ti(µ-PR2)]2, Organometallics 10, 2811-2816.

A60. D.W. Stephan, Early-Metal Macrocyclic Metalloligands: Synthesis and Structure of the Dimeric Zirconocenedithiolates Cp2Zr(µ-S(CH2)nS)2ZrCp2  n = 2, 3 and their Silver Complexes [(Cp2Zr(µ-S(CH2)nS)2ZrCp2)Ag]BPh4  n = 2, 3, Organometallics 10, 2037-2045.

C59. D.W. Stephan, Early-Metal Macrocyclic Metalloligands: Synthesis and Structure of the Dimeric Zirconocenedithiolates Cp2Zr(µ-SCH2CH2Ch2S)2ZrCp2  and its Silver Complex [(Cp2Zr(µ-SCH2CH2CH2S)2ZrCp2)Ag]BPh4, J. Chem. Soc. Chem. Commun. 129-131.

A58. D.G. Dick, R. Rousseau, D.W. Stephan, Lewis Acidic Titanium Species: The Synthesis, Structure, Bonding and Molecular Modelling Considerations of the Complexes Ti(NR2)3Cl  (R = Me, Et), Can. J. Chem. 69, 357-362.

A57. R. Toth, D.W. Stephan, Towards Supported Catalyst Models: The Synthesis Characterization, Redox Chemistry and Structures of the Complexes Ti(OAr')4  (Ar' = C6H4(2-t-Bu), C6H(2, 3, 5, 6-Me)4), Can. J. Chem. 69, 172-178.

A56. T.T. Nadasdi, D.W. Stephan, Bimetallic Titanium Alkoxides: Synthesis and Structure of Cp2Ti(Ph)(µ-OCH2C(CH3)2CH2O)(Ph)TiCp2; A Precursor to Macrocyclic Metallocene Derivatives, Can. J. Chem. 69, 167-171.

A55. D.G. Dick, D.W. Stephan, Structure and Magnetic Properties of [Cp2M(µ-PR2)]2  (M = Ti, Zr), Can. J. Chem. 69, 1146-1152.


54. D.W. Stephan, Macrocyclic Zirconocene-Dialkoxides: Synthesis, Structure, Bonding and Molecular Modelling Considerations, Organometallics 9, 2718-2722.

53. N. Baidya, P.K. Masharak, C.F. Campana, D.W. Stephan, Mononuclear Nickel (II) Thiolate Complexes of Square Planar Geometry: Synthesis, Spectral and Redox Properties of [Ni(bdt)2]2- and [Ni(edt)2]2- and the Structure of [PPh4][Ni(edt)2]4H20, Inorg. Chim. Acta. 177, 233-238.

52. D.G. Dick, D.W. Stephan, Cooperative Activation by Early/Late Heterobimetallics: Reactions of [Cp2M(µ-PR2)]2  M = Ti, Zr with [CpMo(CO)3]2, Organometallics 9, 1910-1916.

51. H.A. Jenkins, S.J. Loeb, D.G. Dick, D.W. Stephan, Dihydride Formation versus H2-Elimination in the Protonation of the Heterobimetallic FePt Complex (CO)3Fe(µ-H)(µ-PCy2)Pt(PEt3)2, Can. J. Chem. 68, 869-874.

50. T.A. Wark, D.W. Stephan, Early/Late Heterobimetallic Complexes: Syntheses, Spectral and Structural Studies of Thiolato-Bridged Ti/Cu and V/Cu Complexes, Inorg. Chem. 29, 1731-1736.

49. T.A. Wark, D.W. Stephan, Rhodium Induced Titanium-Sulfur Bond Cleavage: Crystal and Molecular Structure of ((COD)Rh(µ-Sme))2, Can. J. Chem. 68, 565-569.

48. D.G. Dick, D.W. Stephan, C.F. Campana, The Crystal and Molecular Structure of the Coordinatively Unsaturated Ni(0) Species Ni(PPh3)3, Can. J. Chem. 68, 628-632.

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