University of Toronto
Stephan Research Group


C. Beddie, P. Wei, J. Gauld, E. Hollink, D.W. Stephan, The Synergistic Use of Computational and Synthetic Chemistry in Catalyst Design: A New Family of High Activity Ethylene Polymerization Catalysts based on Titanium tris-Amido-Phosphinimide Complexes, Organometallics 23, 5240-5251.

A158. E. Hollink, P. Wei,  D.W. Stephan, Group IV Phosphinimide Amide Complexes, Can. J. Chem. 82, 1634-1639.

A157. T.W. Graham, J. Kickham, S. Courtenay, P. Wei,  D.W. Stephan, Reductions of Ti(IV)-Phospinimide Complexes: Routes to Ti(III) Dimers, Ti(IV)-Metallocycles and Ti(II) Species, Organometallics 23, 3309-3318.

A156. J.D. Masuda, D. Walsh, P. Wei, D.W. Stephan, Neutral and Cationic Group 13-Alkyl and Hydride Complexes of a Phosphinimine-Amide Ligand, Organometallics 23, 1819-1824.

A155. E. Hollink, P. Wei, D.W. Stephan, Controlling Molecular Weights DistributionsL: Benzyl-phosphinimide Titanium Complexes as Ethylene Polymerization Catalysts, Can. J. Chem. 82, 1304-1313.

A154. E. Hollink, P. Wei,  D.W. Stephan, The Role of Activators for Zirconium Phosphinimide Complexes as Ethylene Polymerization Catalysts, Organometallics 23, 1562-1569.

A153. K.T.K. Chan, L.P. Spencer, J.D. Masuda, J.S.J McCahill, P. Wei,  D.W. Stephan, Anionic Phosphinimine-Chelate Complexes of Rh and Ir: Steric and Electronic Influences on Oxidative Addition of CH2Cl2, Organometallics 23, 381-390.

A152. D.W. Stephan, S. Smith,  Titanium, Comp. Coord. Chem. 2nd Ed.  2003. Editor: J. McCleverty, Elsevier Science, UK, 4, 31-104.

A151. D.W. Stephan, E. Hollink,  Zirconium/Hafnium, Comp. Coord. Chem. 2nd Ed.  2003. Editor: J. McCleverty, Elsevier Science, UK, 4, 105-173.


A150. E. Hollink, J.C. Stewart, P. Wei,  D.W. Stephan, Ti and Zr Bidentate Bis-Phosphinimide Complexes, Dalton Trans. 3968-3974.

A149. P. Wei, K.T.K. Chan, D.W. Stephan, Metalled tri-Phenylphosphinimine Complexes, Dalton Trans. 3804-3810.

A148. J.D. Masuda, P. Wei, D.W. Stephan, Ni and Pd Phosphinimine-lmine Ligand Complexes, Dalton Trans. 3500-3505.

A147. S.B. Hawkeswood, D.W. Stephan, Vanadium(V)-Phosphinimide Complexes, Inorg. Chem. 42, 5429-5433.

A146. S. Courtenay, P. Wei,  D.W. Stephan, The Syntheses and Structures of [Li(µ-NPt-Bu3)]4 and [(Li(µ-Cl)HNPt-Bu3]4, Can. J. Chem. 81, 1471-1476.

A145. P. Wei, D.W. Stephan, C-H Bond Activation en Route to Aluminum Anion Salts of [(Cp*Cr)4(µ-Cl)3(µ-CH203AlMe]+, Organometallics 22, 1992-1994

A144. L.P. Spencer, R. Altwier, P. Wei, L. Gelmini, J. Gauld, D.W. Stephan, Pyridine- and Imidaazole-Phosphinimine Bidentate Ligand Complexes: Considerations for Ethylene Oligomerization Catalysts, Organometallics 22, 3841-3854.

A143. P. Wei, D.W. Stephan, Cationic and Neutral Phosphido-Bridged µPentamethylcyclo-pentadienyl-Chromium Dimers, Organometallics 22, 1712-1717.

A142. S. Courtenay, C.M. Ong, D.W. Stephan, Phosphinimido Complexes of Silicon, Tin and Germanium, Organometallics 22, 818-825.

A141. D.W. Stephan, J.C. Stewart, F. Guérin, S. Courtenay, J. Kickham, E. Hollink, C. Beddie, A. Hoskin, T. Graham, P. Wei, E. Urbanska, R.E.v.H. Spence, W. Xu, L. Koch, X. Gao, D.G. Harrison, An Approach to Catalyst Design: Cyclopentadienyl-Titanium Phospinimide Complexes in Olefin Polymerization, Organometallics 22, 1937-1947.

A140. P. Wei, D.W. Stephan, Mg Complexes of Bis(phosphinimine)-methane and -methanide Ligands, Organometallics 22, 601-603.


A139. S.J. Brown, X. Gao, M.G. Kowalchuk, R.E.v.H. Spence, D.W. Stephan, J. Swabey, Synthesis and characterization of titanium complexes containing phosphin-imido and tropidinyl ligands: crystal structure of (trop)(t-Bu3PN)TiCl2, Can. J. Chem. 80, 125-132.

A138. S. Courtenay, U. Blaschke, G. Kehr, R. Fröhlich, G. Erker, D.W. Stephan, Synthesis of a Dinuclear µ-(ŋ2-Thioaldehyde) zirconecene Cation Complex, (2002), Z. Naturforschung, 57b, 1184-1188.

A137. J. Kickham, F. Guérin and D.W. Stephan, Divergent Pathways of C-H Bond Activation: Reactions of (t-Bu3PN)2TiMe2 with Trimethylaluminum, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 124, 11486-11494.

A136. C. Ong, J, Kickham, S. Clemens, F. Guérin, D.W. Stephan, Synthesis, Structure and Reactivity of Titanium Phosphinimide Thiolate Complexes, Organometallics 21, 1646-1653.

A135. L. LePichon, D.W. Stephan, X. Gao, Q. Wang, Iron Phosphinimide and Phosphinimine Complexes: Catalyst Precursors for Ethylene Polymerization, Organometallics 21, 1362-1366.

A134. S. Courtenay, J.Y. Mutus, R.W. Schurko, D.W. Stephan, The extended borinium cation: [(tBu3PN)2B]+, Agnew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl.  41, 498-501.

A133. P. Wei, D.W. Stephan, Structural Isomers of the Chronium Bis(phosphoranimine) methanide Complex [(HC(PPh2NSiMe3)2)Cr(µ-Cl)]2, Organometallics 21(6), 1308-1310.

A132. A.J. Hoskin, D.W. Stephan, Early Metal Hydride Complexes: Synthesis and Reactivity, Coord. Chem. Rev. 223-234, 107-129.

A131. D.W. Stephan, The 2001 Alcan Award Lecture: From Academic Research to Industrial Applications and Back Again, Can. J. Chem. 80, 125-132.


A130. N. Yue, E. Hollink, F. Guérin, D.W. Stephan, Zirconium Phosphinimide-Complexes: Synthesis, Structure and Deactivation Pathways in Ethylene Polymerization Catalysis, Organometallics 20, 4424-4433.

A129. F. Guérin, C.L. Beddie, D.W. Stephan, R.E.v.H. Spence, R. Wurz, ŋ1 - and ŋ5 - Idenyl and Cyclopentadienyl-tri-t-Butylphosphoraneiminato-Titanium Complexs, Organometallics 20, 3466-3471.

A128. D.W. Stephan, Olefin Polymerization and Decativation Pathways of Titanium-Phosphinimide Catalysts, VCH Symposium Series, Macromol. Symp. 173, 105-115.

A127. E. Witt, D.W. Stephan, Towards Cyclopentadienyl Titanium-Aryloxide Terminal-Sulfide Complexes, Inorg. Chem. 40, 3824-3826.

A126. L. LePichon, D.W. Stephan, Contrasting Formation of a (Phenylthio)phosphinimine and (Phenylthio)phosphazide. Synthesis of Metal Complexes, Inorf. Chem. 40, 3827-3829.

A125. N.L.S. Yue, D.W. Stephan, Phosphinimide-Phosphinimide Ligands: New Bulky Ligands for Ehtylene Polymerization Catalysts, Organometallics 20, 2303-2208.

A124. J.E. Kickham, F. Guérin, J.C. Stewart, E. Urbanska, D.W. Stephan, Multiple C-H Bond Activation: Reactions of Titanium-Phosphinimide Complexes with Trimethylaluminum, Organometallics 20, 1175-1182.

A123. S. Courtenay, D.W. Stephan, Synthesis and Reactivity of Neutral Zwitterionic and Cationic Pentamethylcyclopentadienyl-Tantalum-Phosphinimide Complexes, Organometallics 20, 1442-1450.

A122. A.J. Hoskin, D.W. Stephan, The Main-Group Macrocycle [(PCH2CH2PAlMe2)2)4]º4[AlMe3], Agnew. Chem. 113, 1917-1919; Agnew. Chem. Int. Ed. 40, 1865-1867.


A121. F. Guérin, C. Beddie, J.C. Stewart, D.W. Stephan, Synthesis, Structure and Reactivity of the Phosphinimide Complexes (t-Bu3PN)nMX4-nM=Ti, Zr, Organometallics 19, 2994-3000.

A120. C. Carraz, D.W. Stephan, Titanium Complexes of Sterically Demanding Cage-Phosphinimide Ligands, Organometallics 19, 3791-3796.

A119. J.E. Kickham, F. Guérin, J.C. Stewart, D.W. Stephan, Five Coordinate Carbides in Ti-Al-C Complexes, Agnew. Chem. 112, 3406-3409;  Agnew. Chem. Int. Ed. 39, 3263-3266.

A118. A.J. Hoskin, D.W. Stephan, Reactivity of Decamethylzirconocene-tri-Hydride Anion with Protic Reagents, Organometallics 19, 2621-2624.

A117. R.C.W. Sung, S. Courtenay, B.R. McGarvey, D.W. Stephan, The Synthesis, Structure and Single Crystal EPR Study of [Cp9t-Bu3PN)Ti(µ-Cl)]2, Inorg. Chem. 39, 2542-2546.

A116. F. Guérin, D.W. Stephan, Synthesis and Structure of the Dicationic bis-Borate Adduct (t-Bu3PN)2Ti(µ-MeB(C6F5)3)2, Agnew. Chem. 112, 1354-1356; Agnew. Chem. Int. Ed. 39, 1298-1301.

R115. D.W. Stephan, Zirconium-Phosphorus Chemistry: Strategies in Synthesis, Reactivity, Catalysis and Utility, Agnew. Chem. 112, 322-338; Agnew. Chem. Int. Ed. 39, 315-329.

C114. D.W. Stephan, "Breaking the Rules": A Planar Phosphinium Cation, (Invited Highlight) Agnew. Chem. 112, 511-512; Agnew. Chem. Int. Ed. 39, 501-502.

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