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L. Liu, J. Zhou, L.L. Cao, R. Andrews, D.W. Stephan, A Transient Vinylphosphinidene via a Phosphirene-Phosphinidene Rearrangement, J. Am. Chem. Soc., DOI:10.1021/jacs.7b11791.

L. Liu, D.W. Stephan, An Imine-Gallium Lewis Pair Stabilized Oxophosphinidene via an Unexpected Phosphirene Rearrangement, Chem.Comm.,  DOI:10.1039C7CC09090K.

V. Fasano, J.H.W. LaFortune, J.M. Bayne, M.J. Ingelson, D.W. Stephan, Air- and Water- Stable Electrophilic Phosphonium Cations: Synthesis and Reactivity of P-trifluoromethyl Phosphonium Salts, Chem.Comm.,  54, 662-665, DOI:10.1039C7CC09128A.

F.A. Tsao, D.W. Stephan, Synthesis and Reactions of 4-H-1, 4-Telluraborine, Chem.Comm.,  54, 208-211, DOI:10.1039C7CC08765A.


J.H.W. LaFortune, J.M. Bayne, T.C. Johnstone, L. Fan, D.W. Stephan, Catalytic Double Hydroarylation of Alkynes to 9,9-Disubstituted 9,10-Dihydroacridine Derivatives by an Electrophilic Phenoxyphosphonium Dication, Chem. Comm., 53, 13312-13315, DOI:10.1039/C7CC08037A (Invited Cover).

K. Sato, T.T.Y. Tan, F. Schäfers, F.E. Hahn, D.W. Stephan, Imidazole-Stabilized, Electron-Deficient Boron Cations, Dalton Trans., 46, 16404-16407, DOI:10.1039/C7DT04030J.

C. Tang, Q. Liang, A.R. Jupp, T.C. Johnstone, R.C. Neu, D. Song, S. Grimme, D.W. Stephan, 1,1-Hydroboration and Borane Adduct of Diphenyldiazomethane: A Prelude to FLP-N2 Chemistry?, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 56, 16588-16592 (Highlighted in Angew. Chem. as VIP).

H462. D.W. Stephan, Dogma-Free Catalysis, Nat. Chem., (Accepted, Invited News and Views).

I. Mallov, A.J. Ruddy, Hui, S. Grimme, D.W. Stephan, C-F Bond Activation by Silylium/Phosphine Frustrated Lewis Pairs: Mono-Hydrodefluorination of PhCF3, PhCF2H and Ph2CF2, Chem. Eur. J., 23, 17692-17696, DOI:10.1002/chem.201705276.

A.G. Barrado, J.M. Bayne, M. Alcarazo, D.W. Stephan, Cyclopropenium- and Pyridinium- Substituted Phosphonium Salts: Lewis Acid Catalyts for Mukaiyama-Aldol Reaction, Dalton Trans., 46, 16216-16228.

M. Mehta, T.C. Johnstone, J. Lam, A. Hermannsdorfer, M. Dreiss, D.W. Stephan, Synthesis and Oxidation of Phosphine Cations, Dalton Trans., 46, 14149-14157, DOI:10.1039/C7DT03175K.

K.M. Szkop, A.R. Jupp, R. Suter, H. Grützmacher, D.W. Stephan, Borane-Stabilized Isomeric Dimers of the Phosphaethynolate Anion, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 56, 14174-14177, DOI:10.1002/anie.201708646.

M. Xu, A.R. Jupp, D.W. Stephan, Stoichiometric Reactions of CO2 and Indium-Silylamides and Catalytic Synthesis of Ureas, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., DOI:10.1002/anie.201708921.

S.J. Geier, J.H.W. LaFortune, D. Zhu, S.C. Kosnik, C.L.B. MacDonald, D.W. Stephan, S.A. Westcott, The Phosphinoboration of Carbodiimides, Isocyanates and CO2, Dalton Trans.,  46, 10876-10885.

L.L. Cao, D.W. Stephan, Homolytic Cleavage Reactions of a Neutral Electron-Precise Doubly-based Stabilized Diborane(4), Organometallics,  DOI:10.1039/acs.organomet.7b00522.

F.A. Tsao, A. Sathaseevan, G. Erker, D.W. Stephan, Stoichiometric and Catalytic Isomerization of Alkenylboranes using Bulky Lewis Bases, Chem. Commun., 53, 9458-9461, DOI:10.1039/C7CC04904H.

L. Liu, L.L. Cao, Y. Shao, D.W. Stephan, Single Electron Delivery to Lewis Pairs: Small Molecule Activation to Novel Anions, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 39, 10062-10071, DOI:10.1021/jacs.7b05120.

G. Erker, D.W. Stephan, Introduction to Issue on FLP Chemistry, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A.,  375:20170239, (Invited).

I. Mallov, T.C. Johnstone, D.C. Burns, D.W. Stephan, A Model for C-F Activation by Eletrophilic Phosphonium Cations, Chem. Commun., 53, 7529-7532, DOI:10.1039/C7CC04057A.

F.A. Tsao, D.W. Stephan, Avenues for Derivatization of Te-B based Heterocycles, Chem. Commun., 53, 6311-6314, DOI:10.1039/C7CC03648E.

F.G. Fontaine, D.W. Stephan, On the Concept of Frustrated Lewis Pairs, Philisoph. Trans. A., (Accepted, Invited)

J. Zhou, L.L. Cao, L. Liu, D.W. Stephan, FLP Reactivity of [Ph3C]+ and (o-tolyl)3P and the Capture of a Staudinger Reaction Internmediate, Dalton Trans., 46, 9334-9338, DOI:10.1039/C7DT01726J (Invited Cover).

L. Liu, L.L. Cao, Y. Shao, G. Ménard, D.W. Stephan, A Radical Mechanism for Frustrated Lewis Pairs Reactivity, CHEM., 3, 259-267, (Invited Cover).

M. Xu, J. Possart, A. Waked, J. Roy, W. Uhl, D.W. Stephan, Halogenated Triphenyl and Indium in Frustrated Lewis Activations and Hydrogenation Catalysis, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A., 375: 20170014 (Invited).

E445. M. Lautens, D.W. Stephan, Celebrating Canadian Chemistry, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.,  DOI:10.1002/anie.201702437 (Invited Editorial).

K.L. Bamford, L.E. Longobardi, L. Liu, S. Grimme, D.W. Stephan, FLP Reduction and Hydroborations of Phenanthrene o-Iminoquinones and alpha-Iminoquinones and alpha-Diimines, Dalton Trans., 46, 5308-5319, DOI:10.1039/C7DT01024A.

K.M. Szkop, D.W. Stephan, Metal Free Pincer Chemistry: PNP Pincer-based Polycationic Phosphonium Lewis Acids, Dalton Trans., 46, 3921-3928, DOI:10.1039/C7DT00441A.

R442. D.W. Stephan, A Tale of Two Elements: The Lewis Acidity/Basicity Umpolung of Boron and Phosphorus, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 56, 5984-5992.

H. Jin, C. Mück-Litchenfeld, A. Hepp, D.W. Stephan, F.E. Hahn, Small Molecule Activation with N, NR-MIC Platinum Complexes, Chem. Eur. J., (Accepted).

J.J. Chi, T.C. Johnstone, D. Voicu, P. Mehlmann, F. Dielmann, E. Kumcheva, D.W. Stephan, Quantifying the Efficiency of CO2 Capture by Lewis Pairs, Chem. Sci., 8, 3270-3275, DOI:10.1039/C6SC05607E.

L. Liu, D. Zhu, L.L. Cao, D.W. Stephan, N-Heterocyclic Carbene Stabilized Parent Sulfenyl, Selenenyl and Tellurenyl Cations (EH+, E = S, Se, Te), Dalton Trans., 46, 3095-3099, DOI:10.1039/C7DT00186J (Invited Cover).

F.G. Fontaine, D.W. Stephan, Metal-Free Reduction of CO2, Curr. Opin. Green Sust. Chem., 3, 28-32,

L.E. Longobardi, P. Zatsepin, R. Korol, S. Grimme, D.W. Stephan, Reactions of Boron-Derived Radicals with Nucleophiles, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 139, 426-435.

C436. S.S. Eaton, K. Huber, H. Elajaili, J. McPeak, G.R. Eaton, L.E. Longobardi, D.W. Stephan, Electron Spin Relaxation of a Boron-Containing Heterocyclic Radical, J. Mag. Res., 276, 7-13.


C435. K. Firth, D.W. Stephan, Phosphorus Lewis Acid Activation of Pd-acyl Fragment, Chem. Commun., 52, 13967-13970, DOI:10.1039/C6CC08561J.

A434. J. LaFortune, T.C. Johnstone, M. Pérez, D. Winkelhaus, V. Podgorny,  D.W. Stephan, Electrophilic Phenoxy-Substituted Phosphonium Cations, Dalton Trans., 45, 18156-18162, DOI:10.1039/C6DT03544B.

A433. C. Pranckevicius, D. Ionovan, D.W. Stephan, Three and Four Coordinate Fe Carbodiphosphorane Complexes, Dalton Trans., 45, 16820-16825, DOI:10.1039/C6DT03453E.

C432. A. Augurusa, M. Mehta, M.V. Pérez, J. Zhu, D.W. Stephan, Catalytic Reduction of Amides to Amines by Electrophilic Phosphonium Cations via FLP Hydrosilylation, Chem. Commun., 52, 12195-12198, DOI:10.1039/C6CC06914B.

C431. F.A. Tsao, A.E. Waked, L. Cao, J. Hoffmann, L. Lei, S. Grimme, D.W. Stephan, S(VI) Lewis Acids: Fluorosulfoxonium Cations, Chem. Commun., 52, 12418-12421, DOI:10.1039/C6CC06929K (Invited Cover).

R430. D.W. Stephan, The Broadening Reach of Frustrated Lewis Pair Chemistry, Science, 354, aaf7229, DOI:10.1126/science.aaf7229 (Invited).

C429. M. Fleige, J. Möbus, T. vom Stein, F. Glorius, D.W. Stephan, Metal-Free Direct Hydroboration of Alkynes with Pinacol Borane via Lewis Acid Catalysts, Chem. Comm., 52, 10830-10833 (Invited Cover).

J. Lam, B. Günther, P. Eisenberger, P.D. Newman, R.L. Melen, C. Crudden, D.W. Stephan, Chiral Carbene-Borane Adducts: Precursors for Borenium Catalysts for Asymmetric FLP Hydrogenations, Dalton Trans., 45, 15303-15316, DOI:10.1039/C6DT02202B (Invited Cover).

C427. L.E. Longobardi, T.C. Johnstone, R.L. Falconer, C.A. Russell, D.W. Stephan, Hydroboration of Phosphaalkynes, Chem. Eur. J., 22, 12665-12669,

C426. E. Mosaferi, D. Ripsman, D.W. Stephan, The Air-Stable Carbocation Salt: [(MeOC6H4)CPh2][BF4] in Lewis Acid Catalyzed Hydrothiolation of Alkenes, Chem. Commun., 52, 8291-8293, DOI:10.1039/C6CC03970G.

L. Fan, D.W. Stephan, PNPCB Heterocycles via Thermal and Lewis Acid Catalyzed trans-Hydroborations, Dalton Trans., 45, 9229-9234, DOI:10.139/C6DT01659F.

C424. J. Zhu, M. Pérez, D.W. Stephan, C-C Coupling of Benzyl Fluorides Catalyzed by an Electrophilic Phosphonium Cation, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 55, 8448-8451.

C423. S. Postle, V. Podgorny, D.W. Stephan, Electrophilic Phosphonium Cations (EPCs) with Perchlorinated-Aryl Substituents: Towards Air Stable Phosphorus-Based Lewis Acid Catalysts, Dalton Trans., 45, 14651-14657, DOI:10.1039/C6DT01339B.

C422. T. vom Stein, J. Möbus, D.W. Stephan, Cooperative Lewis Acidity in Borane-Substituted Fluorophosphonium Cations, Chem. Commun., 52, 6387-6390, DOI:10.1039/C6CC02607A.

A421. M. Mehta, I. Garcia de la Arada, M. Pérez, D. Porwal, M. Oestreich, D.W. Stephan, Phosphine Oxide Reduction Catalyzed by B(C6F5)3 and Electrophilic Fluorophosphonium Cations, Organometallics, 35, 1030-1035.

L.L. Cao, E. Daley, T.C. Johnstone, D.W. Stephan, Cationic Aluminum Hydride Complexes: Reactions of Carbene-Alane Adducts with Trityl-Borate, Chem. Comm., 52, 5305-5307, DOI:10.1039/C6CC01585A.

C. Pranckevicius, L. Liu, G. Bertrand, D.W. Stephan, Synthesis and Adducts of a Carbodicyclopropenylidene: A Carbodicarbene Based Solely on Carbon, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 55, 5536-5540 (Highlighted in Synfacts, 12, 0579).

I. Mallov, D.W. Stephan, Ferrocenyl-Derived Electrophilic Phosphonium Cations (EPCs) as Lewis Acid Catalysts, Dalton Trans., 45, 5568-5574.

L.E. Longobardi, L. Lui, S. Grimme, D.W. Stephan, Stable Borocyclic Radicals via Frustrated Lewis Pair Hydrogenation, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 138, 2500-2503.

E416. R.L. Melen,  D.W. Stephan, Main Group Transformations, Dalton Trans., 45 (Invited Editorial for Guest Editors).

A415. A.M. McKinty, D.W. Stephan, Ru Alkylidene Compounds Bearing Tridentate Dianionic Ligands: Lewis Acid Activation and Olefuin Metathesis, Dalton Trans., 45, 3844-3852, DOI:10.1039/C5DT04481B.

E. Mosaferi, L. Pan, T. Wang, Y. Sun, C. Pranckevicius, D.W. Stephan, Prepartion and Reactivity of a Ru(0) Phosphino-Carbene Complex, Dalton Trans., 45, 1354-1358, DOI:10.1039/C5DT04337A.

R413. J.M. Bayne, D.W. Stephan, Phosphorus Lewis Acids: Emerging Reactivity and Applications in Catalysis, Chem. Soc. Rev., 45, 765-774, DOI:10.1039/C5CS00516G (Invited, featured on cover).

A412. J.M. Bayne, M.H. Holthausen, D.W. Stephan, Pyridinium-Phosphonium Dications: Highly Electrophilic Phosphorus-Based Lewis Acids Catalysts, Dalton Trans., 45, 5949-5957, DOI:10.1039/C5DT03796D (Invited, featured on cover).

J. Zhu, M. Pérez, C.B. Caputo, D.W. Stephan, Catalytic Benzylations and Alkylations with Subsequent Hydrodefluorination using Trifluoromethyl Groups, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 55, 417-421.


A410. M.H. Hansmann, R.L. Melen, M. Rudolph, F. Rominger, H. Wadepohl, L.H. Gade, D.W. Stephan, A.S.K. Hashmi, Cyclopropanation/Carboboration Reactions of Enyne with B(C6F5)3, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137, 15469-15477, DOI:10.1021/jacs.5b09311.

A409. D. Voicu, D.W. Stephan, E. Kumacheva, Microfluidic Separation of Ethylene and Ethane Using Frustrated Lewis Pairs, ChemSusChem., 8, 4202-4208, (Highlighted in Chemistry Views).

F. Tsao, L. Cao, S. Grimme, D.W. Stephan, Double FLP-Alkyne Exchange Reactions: A Facile Route to Te/B Heterocycles, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137, 13264-13267, DOI:10.1021/jacs.5b09526 (Highlighted in SynFacts 2016, 12, 30).

J. Farrell, D.W. Stephan, Synthesis of a Diboryl N-Heterocycle and its Conversion to a Bidente Cationic Lewis Acid, Chem. Commun., 51, 14322-14325, DOI:10.1039/C5CC06248A.

L.C. Wilkins, M.M. Hansmann, H. Wadepohl, B. Kariuki, L.H. Gade, A.S.K. Hashmi, D.W. Stephan, R.L. Melen, Reactions of Allenes with Lewis Acids and Bases: Addition and 1,2-Carboboration, Organometallics, 34, 4127-4137.

D.W. Stephan, Frustrated Lewis Pairs, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137, 10018-10032, DOI:10.1021/jacs.5b06794 (invited perspective, highlighted in JACS Spotlight).

D. Winkelhaus, M.H. Holthausen, R. Dobrovetsky, D.W. Stephan, Phosphine and Carbene Azido-Cations: [(L)N3]+ and [(L)2N3]+, Chem. Sci., 6, 6367-6372, DOI:10.1039/C5SC02336J.

T. vom Stein, M. Pérez, R. Dobrovetsky, D. Winkelhaus, C.B. Caputo, D.W. Stephan, Electrophilic Fluorophosphonium Cations in FLP Hydrogen Activation and Catalytic Hydrogenation of Olefins, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 54, 10178-10182 (highlighted in Synfacts).

S.A. Weicker, D.W. Stephan, Activation of Carbon Dioxide by Silyl Triflate-Based Frustrated Lewis Pairs, Chem. Eur. J., 21, 13027-13034, DOI:10.1002/chem.201501904.

B401. C.B. Caputo, D.W. Stephan, Non-Conventional Lewis Acids and Bases in Frustrated Lewis Pair Chemistry, Structure and Bonding., DOI:10.1007/430_2015_177 (Invited, 100th Anniversary of Lewis Acid Base Chemistry).

M. Pérez, T. Mahdi, L.J. Hounjet, D.W. Stephan, Electrophilic Phosphonium Cations (EPCs) Catalyzed Hydroarylation and Hydrosulfuration of Olefins, Chem. Comm., 51, 11301-11304, DOI:10.1039/c5cc03572d.

M.H. Holthausen, J.M Bayne, I. Mallov,  D.W. Stephan, A 1,2-Diphosphonium Dication: A Strong P-Based Lewis Acid in FLP-Activations of B-H, Si-H and H-H Bonds, J. Am. Chem., 137, 7298-7301.

S. Weicker, D.W. Stephan, Main Group Lewis Acids in Frustrated Lewis Pair Chemistry: Beyond Electrophilic Boranes, Bull. Chem. Soc. Jap., 88, 1003-1016, DOI:10.1246.bcsj.20150131 (invited review and cover).

M.A. Courtemanche, A.P. Pulis, É. Rochette, M.A. Légaré, D.W. Stephan, F.G. Fontaine, Intramolecular B/N Frustated Lewis Pairs and the Hydrogenation of Carbon Dioxide, Chem. Comm., 51, 9797-9800.

T. Mahdi, D.W. Stephan, Stoichiometric and Catalytic Inter- and Intramolecular Hydroaminiation of Terminal Alkynes by Frustrated Lewis Pairs, Chem. Eur. J., 21, 11134-11142, DOI:10.1002/chem.201501535 (highlighted on CEJ twitter feed).

T. Mahdi, D.W. Stephan, Catalytic FLP-Hydrogenation and Reductive Deoxygenation of Ketones and Aldehydes, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 54, 8511-8514, DOI:10.1002/anie.201503087R1.

M. Mehta, M.H. Holthausen, I. Mallov, M. Pérez, Z.W. Qu, S. Grimme, D.W. Stephan, Catalytic Ketone Deoxygenation Mediated by Highly Electrophilic Phosphonium Cations (EPCs), Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 54, 8250-8254.

A393. C. Pranckevicius, L. Fan, D.W. Stephan, Cyclic Bent Allene Hydrido-Carbonyl Complexes of Ruthenium: Efficient Catalysts for Olefin Hydrogenation, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137, 5582-5589, DOI:10.1021/jacs.5b02203.

C. Eller, G. Kehr, C.G. Daniliuc, D.W. Stephan, G. Erker, Thiophene Synthesis by 1,1-Carboboration, Chem. Commun51, 7226-7229.

L. Longobardi, T. Mahdi, D.W. Stephan, B(C6F5)3 Mediated Arene Hydrogentation/Transannulation of para-Methoxyanilines, Dalton Trans., 44, 7114-7117, DOI:10.1039/C5DT00921A.

C.B. Caputo, D. Winkelhaus, R. Dobrovetsky, L.J. Hounjet, D.W. Stephan, Synthesis and Lewis Acidity of Fluorophosphonium Cations, Dalton Trans., 44, 12256-12264, DOI:10.1039/C5DT00217F.

R.L. Melen, D.W. Stephan, Cycloaddition Reactions of (C6B5)2BN3 with Dialkyl Acetylenedicarboxylates, Dalton Trans., 44, 5045-5048, DOI:10.1039/C5DT00316D.

J. Farrell, D.W. Stephan, Planar N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Diarylborenium Cations: Synthesis via Cationic Borylation and Reactivity with Lewis Bases, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 5214-5217,; Angew. Chem., 127, 5303-5306,

S. Postle, D.W. Stephan, Reactions of Iodine-Nitrene Reagents with Boranes, Dalton Trans., 44, 4436-4439, DOI:10.1039/C5DT00142K.

F.A. Tsao, D.W. Stephan, Intramolecular 1,1-Carboboration versus Intermolecular FLP Addition in Reactions of Boranes and Bis(phenylethynyl)tellurether, Chem. Commun., 51, 4287-4289, DOI:10.1039/C4CC09258.

M. Holthausen, R.R. Hiranandani, D.W. Stephan, Electrophilic  Bis-Fluorophosphonium Dications: Lewis Acid Catalysts from Diphosphines, Chem. Sci., 6, 2016-2021, DOI:10.1039/C4CC00051C (14th most downloaded paper in Q1 2015).

E384. D.W. Stephan, E. Erker, Frustrated Lewis Pairs, Editorial, Israel J. Chem., (invited).

J. Farrell, R.T. Posaratnanathan, D.W. Stephan, A Family of N-heterocyclic Carbene-Stablized Borenium Ions for Metal-Free Imine Hydrogenation Catalysis, Chem. Sci., 6, 2010-2015, DOI:10.1039/C4SC03675A (12th most downloaded paper in Q1 2015).

M. Pérez, Z-W. Qu, C.B. Caputo, V. Podgorny, L.J. Hounjet, A. Hansen, S. Grimme, D.W. Stephan, Hydrosiliation of Ketones, Imines and Nitriles Catalyzed by Electrophillic Phosphonium Cations: Functional Group Selectivity and Mechanistic Considerations, Chem. Eur. J., 21, 6491-6500

R. Dobrovetsky, K. Takeuchia, D.W. Stephan, Metal-free Lewis Acid Mediated Dehydrocoupling of Phosphines and Concurrent Hydrogenation, Chem. Comm., 51, 2396-2398.

R380. D.W. Stephan, G. Erker, Frustrated Lewis Pair Chemistry: Development and Perspectives, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 54, 6400-6441 (Invited Review).

A379. F. Dahcheh, D.W. Stephan, Bis-Mixed-Carbene Ruthenium-Thiolate-Alkylidene Complexes, Dalton Trans., 44 (4), 1724-1733.

R378. D.W. Stephan, Frustrated Lewis Pairs: From Concept to Catalysis, Acct. Chem. Res., 48, 306-316, DOI:10.1021/ar500375j.

A377. B. Bagh, A.M. McKinty, A.J. Lough, D.W. Stephan, 1,2,3-Triazolylidene Ruthenium(II)-Cyclometalated Complexes and Olefin Selective Hydrogenation Catalysis, Dalton Trans., 44, 2712-2723, DOI:10.1039/C4DT03156C (Cover Invited, declined).

Z. Zhang, R.M. Edkins, J. Nitsch, K. Fucke, A. Steffen, L.E. Longobardi, D.W. Stephan, C. Lambert, T.B. Marder, Optical and Electronic Properties of Organoboron Compounds with Strongly Electron-Accepting Bis(fluoromesityl)boryl Groups, Chem. Sci., 6 (1), 308-321, DOI:10.1039/C4SC02410A.

F.A. Tsao, D.W. Stephan, 1,1-Carboboration to Tellurium-Boron Intramolecular Frustrated Lewis Pairs, Dalton Trans., 44 (1), 71-74, DOI:10.1039/C4DT03241A.

M.H. Holthausen, M. Colussi, D.W. Stephan, B(C6F5)3-Mediated Transformations and Hydrogenation of Carbodiimides, Chem. Eur. J.,  21, 2133-2199,

C373. L.E. Longobardi, V. Wolter, D.W. Stephan, Frustrated Lewis Pair Activation of N-Sulfinylamines: A Source of Sulfur Monoxide, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 54, 809-812, DOI:10.1002/anie.201409969 (Hot paper, Cover invited, Highlighted in C&E News (December 22, 2014)).

C372. R. Dobrovetsky, D.W. Stephan, tBu3P/ZnR2 (R = Et, I) Frustrated Lewis Pairs Catalyzed Functionalization and Reduction of CO2, Israel J. Chem., 2015, 55, 206-209, DOI:10.1002/ijch.201400121 (Invited, Guest Editor).


C371. F. Dahcheh, D.W. Stephan, G. Bertrand, Oxidative Addition at a Carbene Center: Synthesis of an Iminoboryl-CAAC Adduct, Chem. Eur. J., DOI:10.1002/chem.201405887.

C370. T. Mahdi, D.W. Stephan, Enabling Catalytic Ketone Hydrogenation by Frustrated Lewis Pairs, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 136 (45), 15809-15812 (Highlighted in C&E News).

H369. D.W. Stephan, A Metal-Free Landmark, Nat. Chem., 6, 1026, (Invited News and Views).

L.E. Longobardi, C. Tang, D.W. Stephan, Stoichiometric Reductions of Alkyl-Substituted Ketones and Aldehydes to Borinate Esters, Dalton Trans., 43 (42), 15723-15726, DOI:10.1039/C4DT02648A.

C367. F. Dahche, D. Martin, D.W. Stephan, G. Bertrand, A Room Temperature Stable Organoboron Isoelectronic with Singlet Carbenes, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., DOI:10.1002/anie.201408371.

A366. B. Bagh, D.W. Stephan, Half Sandwich Ruthenium (II) Hydrides: Hydrogenation of Terminal, Internal, Cyclic and Functionalized Olefins, Dalton Trans., 43 (41), 15638-15645, DOI:10.1039/C4DT02407A.

C365. M.H. Holthausen, I. Mallov, D.W. Stephan, Phosphinimine-Substituted Boranes and Borenium Ions, Dalton Trans., 43 (40), 15201-15211, DOI:10.1039/C4DT02406K.

C364. L.E. Longobardi, C.A. Russell, M. Green, N.S. Townsend, K. Wang, A.J. Holmes, S.B. Duckett, J.E. McGrady, D.W. Stephan, Hydrogen Activation by an Aromatic Triphosphabenzene, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 136, 13453-13457, DOI:10.1021/ja5077525.

A363. M.M. Hansmann, F. Rominger, M.P. Boone, D.W. Stephan, A.S.K. Hashmi, Reactivity of Organogold Compounds with B(C6F5)3 - A Gold Boron Transmetalation via δ-B/π -Au Species, Organometallics, 33, 387-393.

A362. J.G.M. Morton, H. Al-Shammari, Y. Sun, J. Zhu, D.W. Stephan, 1,1-Olefin-Bridged bis(2-Indenyl) Metallocenes of Titanium and Zirconium, Dalton Trans., 43 (35), 13219-13231, DOI:10.1039/C4DT01583E.

C361. M.H. Holthausen, T. Mahdi, C. Schlepphorst, L.J. Hounjet, J.J. Weigand, D.W. Stephan, Frustrated Lewis Pair Mediated C-O or C-H Bond Activations of Esthers, Chem. Commun., 10038-10040, DOI:10.1039/C4CC01922A.

O. Ekkert, C.B. Caputo, C. Prankevicius, C.G. Daniliuc, G. Kehr, H. Erker, D.W. Stephan, Reactivity of an Intramolecular Fluorophosphonium-Fluoroborate, Chem. Eur. J., 20, 11287-11290, DOI:10.1002/chem.201403110.

A359. M. Pérez, C.B. Caputo, D.W. Stephan, Olefin Transfer Hydrogenation via Electrophilic Phosphonium Catalysis of Heteroatom-Silane Dehydrocoupling, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 111 (30), 10917-10921, doi/10.1079/pnas.1407484111.

C358. P. Jochmann, D.W. Stephan, The Synthesis and Structure of Zn(TEMPO)2 and [Zn(ŋ-H)(ŋ-TEMPO)]6, Chem. Commun., 8395-8397, DOI:10.1039/C4CC03256J.

A357. B. Bagh, A.M. McKinty, A.J. Lough, D.W. Stephan, Selective Intramolecular C-H Bond Activation of "Click" 1,2,3-Triazolylidene Ligands in Ruthenium(II) (ŋ6-arene) Complexes, Dalton Trans., 43 (34), 12842-12850, DOI:10.1039/c4dt01174k (invited cover).

C356. T. Wang, D.W. Stephan, Phosphine Catalyzed Reduction of CO2 with Boranes, Chem. Commun., 50, 7007-7010, DOI:10.1039/C4CC02103G.

A355. R.L. Melen, M.M. Hansmann, S.K. Hashmi, D.W. Stephan, Lewis Acid Promoted Cyclisation of Propargyl Esters: Structural Characterization of Dioxolium Compound, Chem. Comm.50, 7243-7245, DOI:10.1039/C4CC01370K (hot paper, invited cover).

C354. M.H. Holthausen, M. Mehta, D.W. Stephan, The Highly Lewis Acidic Dicationic Phosphonium Salt: [(SIMes)PFPh2][B(C6F5)4]2, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 53, 6538-6541, and

C353. P. Jochmann, D.W. Stephan, Zincocene and Dizincocene N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes and Catalytic Hydrogenation of Imines and Ketones, Chem.Eur. J.,

D. Winkelhaus, D.W. Stephan, Boron "Distributed" Click Reactions Prompts C-H Activations, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 53, 5414-5417,  and

P.K. Dornan, L.E. Longobardi, D.W. Stephan, Reversible Frustrated Lewis Pair Addition of N-Heterocycles to Unsaturated C-C Bonds, Synlett, accepted (Invited Contribution).

C350. C. Pranckevicius, D.W. Stephan, Ruthenium Complexes of Abnormally Bound, Anionic N-Heterocyclic Carbenes, Chem. Eur. J., 20, 6597-6602, (Invited Cover).

R349. D.W. Stephan, G. Erker, Frustrated Lewis Pair Chemistry of Carbon, Nitrogen and Sulfur Oxides, Chem. Sci., 5, 2625-2641 (Invited Contribution).

F. Dahcheh, D.W. Stephan, Reactions of Ruthenium Hydrides and Ethyl-Vinyl Sulfides, Dalton Trans., 43, 3501-3507 DOI:10.1039/C3DT53326C.

A347. M.J. Sgro, F. Dahcheh, D.W. Stephan, Synthesis and Reactivity of Ruthenium-Hydride Complexes Containing a Tripodal Aminophosphine Ligand, Organometallics, 33, 578-586, DOI:10.1021/om4011388.

L.J. Hounjet, D.W. Stephan, Hydrogenations by Frustrated Lewis Pairs: Main Group Alternatives to Transition Metal Catalysts, Organic Process Research & Development, 18, 384-391.

D. Voicu, R. Choueiri, M. Abolhasani, G. Lestari, C. Seiler, G. Ménard, J. Greener, A. Guenther, D.W. Stephan, E. Kumacheva, Microfluidic Studies of Co2 Sequestration by Frustrated Lewis Pairs, J. Am. Chem. Soc.,  2014, 136, 3875-3880, DOI:10.1021/ja411601a.

M.P. Boone, D.W. Stephan, The Ru-ŋ6-Arene Cations [((Ph2PC6H4)2B(ŋ6-Ph))RuX]+ (X = Cl, H) as Lewis Acids, Chem. Eur. J., 20, 3333-3341, DOI:10.1002/chem.20130489  (invited cover and profile).

T.Wang, D.W. Stephan, Carbene-9-BBN Ring Expansions as a Route to Intramolecular Frustrated Lewis Pairs for CO2 Reduction, Chem. Eur. J., 20, 3036-3039, DOI:10.1002/chem.201304870.

M.M. Hansmann, R.L. Melen, F. Rominger, A.S.K. Hashmi, D.W. Stephan, Boron Allylation Reagents Derived from Propargyl Esters, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 136, 777-782.

M.P. Boone, D.W. Stephan, Ancillary Metal Centers in Frustrated Lewis Pair Chemistry: Ruthenium-Acetylide as a Lewis Base in the Activation of CO2, Aldehyde and Alkyne, Organometallics,  33, 387-393, DOI:10.1021/om401118n.

A.M. McKinty, D.W. Stephan, A Facile Route to Ru-Alkylidenes, Dalton Trans., 43, 2710-2712, DOI:10.1039/C3DT53525H.

J.A. Hatnean, J. Thompson, P.A. Chase, D.W. Stephan, Imine Hydrogenation by Alkylaluminum Catalysts, Chem. Commun., 50, 301-303, DOI:10.1039/C3CC47889K.


A338. P. Jochmann, D.W. Stephan, Reactions of CO2 with Heteroleptic Zn and Zn-NHC Complexes, Organometallics, accepted.

M. Perez, L.J. Hounjet, C.B. Caputo, R. Dobrovetsky, D.W. Stephan, Olefin Isomerization and Hydrosilylation Catalysis by Lewis Acidic Organofluorophosphonium Salts, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 135, 18308-18310.

F. Dahcheh, D.W. Stephan, Ruthenium-thiolate-Alkylidene Complexes: Synthesis and Activtiy in Olefin Metathesis, Organometallics, 32, 5253-5255.

T. Mahdi, D.W. Stephan, Frustrated Lewis Pair Catalysed Hydroamination of Terminal Alkynes, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52, 12418-12421, DOI:10.1022/anie.201307254 (designated a Hot Paper).

A.M. McKinty, C. Lund, D.W. Stephan, A Tridentate-Dithiolate Ruthenium Alkylidene Complex: A Latent Olefin Metathesis Catalyst Activated by BCl3, Organometallics, 17, 4730-4732, DOI:10.1021/om400794u.

C.B. Caputo, L.J. Hounjet, R. Dobrovetsky, D.W. Stephan, Lewis Acidity of Organofluorophosphonium Salts: Hydrodefluorination by a Saturated Acceptor, Science, 341, 1374-1377, DOI:10.1126/science.1241764 (Highlighted in Nachtrichten Chemie, 61, 1092, Nov. 2013).

C332. K. Takeuchi, L.J. Hounjet, D.W. Stephan, Frustrated Lewis Pair-Mediated Hydrodesilylations of Silylphosphines, Organometallics, 32, 4469-4472, DOI:10.1021/om4007278.

A331. G. Ménard, L. Tran, D.W. Stephan, Activation of H2 Using P/Al Based Frustrated Lewis Pairs and Reactions with Olefins, Dalton Trans., 42, 13685-13691, DOI:10.1039/C3DT51739J.

A330. G. Ménard, T.M. Gilbert J.A. Hatnean, A. Kraft, I. Krossing, D.W. Stephan, Stoichiometric Reduction of CO2 to CO by Phosphine/AlX3 Based Frustrated Lewis Pairs, Organometallics, 32, 4416-4422, DOI:10.1021/om400619y.

A329. R.L. Melen, M.M. Hansmann, A.J. Lough, A.S.K. Hashmi, D.W. Stephan, Cyclisation versus 1,1-Carboboration: Reactions of B(C6F5)3 with Propargyl Amides, Chem. Eur. J., DOI:10.1002/chem.201301899.

C328. P. Jochmann, D.W. Stephan, H2 Cleavage Hydride Formation and Catalytic Hydrogenation of Imines with Zinc Complexes of C5Me5 and NHCs, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., DOI:10.1002/anie.201303968 (Designated Hot Paper).

C327. J.W. Thomson, J.A. Hatnean, J. Hastie, A. Pasternak, D.W. Stephan, P.A. Chase, Scrubbers for Metal-Free Hydrogenation Catalysts, Organic Process Research & Development, DOI:10.1021/op4000847.

M.P. Boone, D.W. Stephan, A Ru-ŋ6-Arene Complex as a C-Based Lewis Acid in the Activation of Hydrogenation Catalysis, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 135, 8508-8511, DOI:10.1021/ja403912n.

A325. M.J. Sgro, D.W. Stephan, Synthesis and Reactivity of Ruthenium Tridentate bis-Aminophosphine and Phosphinate Ligand Complexes, Dalton Trans., 42, 10460-10472, DOI:10.1039/C3DT51065D.

C324. L.J. Hounjet, C. Bannwarth, C.N. Garon, C.B. Caputo, S. Grimme, D.W. Stephan, Ether/B(F5)3 Combinations Function as Hydrogenation Catalysts, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52, 7492-7495, DOI:10.1002/anie.201303166 (Designated Hot Paper).

D.W. Stephan, Frustrated Lewis Pairs, Activation of H2 and Other Small Molecules Comp. Inorg. Chem. II, Eds: J. Reedijk, K. Poeppelmeier, Elsevier, Oxford, April 2013 (Invited).

B322. D.W. Stephan, G. Erker, Frustrated Lewis Pairs Mediated Hydrogenations, Topics in Current Chem.: Frustrated Lewis Pairs I, Ed: D.W. Stephan, G. Erker, Springer Press, 2013, 85-110.

B321. D.W. Stephan, Discovery of Frustrated Lewis Pairs: Intermolecular FLP's for Activation of Small Molecules, Topics in Current Chem.: Frustrated Lewis Pairs I, Ed: D.W. Stephan, G. Erker, Springer Press, 2013, 1-44.

A320. R.L. Melen, A.J. Lough, D.W. Stephan, Boron Azides in Staudinger Oxidations and Cycloadditions, Dalton Trans., 42, 8674-8683, DOI:10.1039/C3DT50791B.

C319. G. Ménard, J.A. Hatnean, H.J. Cowley, A.J. Lough, J.M. Rawson, D.W. Stephan, C-H Bond Activation Using R3P/Al(C6F5)3 Frustrated Lewis Pairs and N2O, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 135, 6446-6449, DOI:10.1021/ja402964h.

C. Pranckevicius, D.W. Stephan, Three Coordinate, Cycle Bent Allene Fe Complexes, Organometallics,  DOI:10.1021/om400166t.

A317. G. Ménard, J.S.J. McCahill, L. Tran, A.J. Lough, D.W. Stephan, Contrasting Reactivity of Ethylene and Propylene with P/Al and P/B Frustrated Lewis Pairs, Organometallics, DOI:10.1021/om400222w (Invited for Special Issue on Main Group Chemistry).

T. Wang, C. Pranckevicius, C.L. Lund, M.J. Sgro, D.W. Stephan, Ruthenium-Carbene-Diether Ligand Complexes: Catalysts for Hydrogenation of Olefins, Organometallics, 32, 2168-2177, DOI:10.1021/om400044w.

C315. R. Dobrovetsky, D.W. Stephan, Stochiometric Metal-Free Reduction of CO using Syn-Gas, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 135, 4974-4977, DOI:10.1021/ja401492s.

A314. T. Mahdi, J.N. del Castillo, D.W. Stephan, Metal-Free Hydrogenation of N-based Heterocycles, Organometallics, 32, 1971-1978, DOI:10.1021/om4000727.

A313. G. Ménard, D.W. Stephan, CO2 Reduction via Aluminum Complexes of Ammonia Boranes, Dalton Trans., 42, 5447-5453, DOI:10.1039/c3dt00098b.

C312. D.W. Stephan, A Step Closer to the "Methanol Economy" Nature., 495, 85-89 (Invited highlight).

C311. R.L. Melen, D.W. Stephan, Cycloaddition Chemistry of Dicyclohexylboron Azides, Dalton Trans., 42, 4795-4798, DOI:10.1039/c3dt000685k (Designated Hot paper).

C310. M.J. Sgro, D.W. Stephan, Activation of CO2 by Phosphinoamide Hafnium Complexes, Chem. Commun., 49, 2610-2612, DOI:10.1039/c3cc38286a (Cover invited).

C309. R. Cariou, T.W. Graham, D.W. Stephan, Synthesis and Reactivity of Nickel-Hydride Amino-bis-Phosphinimine Complexes, Dalton Trans., 42, 4237-4239, DOI:10.1039/c3dt33021d.

C308. R. Dobrovetsky, D.W. Stephan, Catalytic Reduction of CO2 to CO using Zn(II) and in situ Generated Carbodiphosphoborane as a Frustrated Lewis Pair, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52, 2516-2519, DOI:10.1002/anie.201208817.

C. Jiang, D.W. Stephan, Hydrophosphination of Vinyl-Boranes with Phosphinoamines, Dalton Trans., 42, 3318-3325, DOI:10.1039/c2dt32677a.

C306. L.J. Hounjet, C.B. Caputo, D.W. Stephan, Phosphorus-Based Frustrated Lewis Pairs: Access to Mixed Valent Phosphorus Species, Dalton Trans.,  42, 2629-2635, DOI:10.1039/c2dt32711b.

M. Sajid, A. Klose, B. Birkmann, L. Liang, G. Kehr, A.J. Lough, R. Fröhlich, C. Daniliuc, B. Schirmer, S Grimme, D.W. Stephan, G. Erker, Reactions of Phosphorus/Boron Frustrated Lewis Pairs with SO2, Chem. Sci.,  4, 213-219, DOI:10.1039/c2sc21161k.

C304. C.B. Caputo, K. Zhu, V.N. Vukotic, S.J. Loeb, D.W. Stephan, Heterolytic Activation of H2 Using a Mechanically Interlocked Molecule as a Frustrated Lewis Base, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.,  52, 960-963, DOI:10.1002/anie.201207783 (Designated a very important paper, Cover invited).

A303. C. Jiang, D.W. Stephan, Phosphinimine/Borane Combinations in Frustrated Lewis Pairs Chemistry, Dalton Trans.,  42, 630-637, DOI:10.1039/c2dt30720k (Cover invited).

R.C. Neu, C. Jiang, D.W. Stephan, Bulky Derivatives of Boranes, Boronic Acids and Boronate Esters via Reaction with Diazomethanes, Dalton Trans.,  42, 726-736, DOI:10.1039/c2dt31868g.


C301. Y. Segawa, D.W. Stephan, Metal-Free Hydrogenation Catalysis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Chem. Commun.,  48, 11963-11965 (Highlighted in C&E News December 24, 2012 as one of the top research stories for 2012).
C300. K. Takeuchi, D.W. Stephan, Silyl-Migrations in Frustrated Lewis Pair Chemistry: Reactions of ((CH3)3Si)3P and B(C6F4H)3 with H2 and CO2, Chem. Commun.,  48, 11304-11306.

C299. M.J. Sgro, D.W. Stephan, Frustrated Lewis Pair Inspired CO2 Reduction by a Ruthenium Tris-Aminophosphine Complex, Agnew. Chem. Int. Ed.,  51, 11343-11345.

C298. X. Zhao, L. Liang, D.W. Stephan, Facile Synthesis of Electrophillic Vinyl Boranes: Reactions of Alkynyl-borates and Diazonium Salts, Chem. Commun.,  48, 10189-10191.

C297. J. Farrell, J.A. Hatnean, D.W. Stephan, Activation of Hydrogen and Hydrogenation Catalysis by Borenium Cations, J. Am. Chem. Soc.,  134, 15728-15731, DOI:10.1021/ja307995f

C296. L. Grebb, P. Ono-Burgos, B. Schirmer, F. Breher, S. Grimme, D.W. Stephan, J. Paradies, Metal-Free Hydrogenation Catalytic Olefin Hydrogenations: Low Temperature H2-Activation by Frustrated Lewis Pairs, Agnew. Chem. Int. Ed.,  DOI:10.1002/anie.201204007 (Highlighted in C&E News, September 10, 2012 and highlighted in C&E News December 24, 2012 as one of the top research stories for 2012).

A295. J.S. Reddy, B. Xu, T. Mahdi, G. Kehr, R. Fröhlich, D.W. Stephan, G. Erker, Alkenylboranes Derived Frustrated Lewis Pairs: Metal-Free Catalytic Hydrogenation Reactions of Electron-Deficient Alkenes, Organometallics,  31, 5638-5649, DOI:10.1021/om3006068

C294. G. Ménard, D.W. Stephan, Al(C6F5)3-based Frustrated Lewis Pairs: Activation of H2, Olefin and Hydride Delivery, Agnew. Chem. Int. Ed.,  51, 8272-8275, DOI:10.1002/anie.201203362 (Designated hot paper).

E293. D.W. Stephan, Nothing Frustrating about "Frustrated Lewis Pairs", Dalton Trans.,  41, 9055. (Among top 10 downloaded Dalton Trans. Articles in June & July 2012).

A292. C.C. Brown, D.W. Stephan, Rearrangements of Phosphinoimines to Phoswphine-Imines in Ruthenium Chelate Complexes, Dalton Trans., 41, 9431-9438.

C291. M.J. Sgro, J. Dömer, D.W. Stephan, Stoichiometric CO2 Reductions using a Bis-Borane-based Frustrated Lewis Pair, Chem. Commun,  48, 7253-7255.

S.L. Granville, G.C. Welch, D.W. Stephan, Ni, Pd, Pt and Ru Complexes of Phopshine-Borate Ligands, Inorg. Chem.,  51, 4711-4721.

F. Dahcheh, D.W. Stephan, Ru and Rh Complexes of Thioether-Alkynlborates Organometallics,  31, 3222-3227.

288. M.J. Sgro, D.W. Stephan, Ni(II), Pd(II) and Pt(II) Complexes of PNP and PSP Tridentate Amino-Phosphine Ligands, Dalton Trans., 6791-6802.

R287. D.W. Stephan, "Frustrated Lewis Pair" Hydrogenations, Org. Biomol. Chem., 10, 5740-5746.

X. Zhao, D.W. Stephan, Frustrated Lewis Pair Olefin Addition Reactions: P-, N-, C- and H-based Nucleophilic Additions to an Olefin Tethered to Boron, Chem. Sci., 3, 2123-2132.

L.J. Hounjet, C.B. Caputo, D.W. Stephan, Phosphorus as a Lewis Acid: CO2 Sequestration with Amidophosphoranes, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51, 4714-4717.

T. Voss, T. Mahdi, E. Otten, G. Kehr, R. Fröhlich, D.W. Stephan, G. Erker, Frustrated Lewis Pair Behavior of Intermolecular Amine/B(C6F5)3 Pairs, Organometallics, 31, 2367-2378.

T. Mahdi, Z.M. Heiden, S. Grimme, D.W. Stephan, Metal-Free Aromatic Hydrogenation: Aniline to Cyclohexylamine Derivatives, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, 4088-4091 (Cited in C&E News February 2012 and highlighted in C&E News, December 24, 2012 as one of the top research stories of 2012).

R.C. Neu, G. Ménard, D.W. Stephan, Exchange Chemistry of tBu3P(CO2)B(C6F5)2Cl Dalton Trans.,  41, 9016-9018.

M.J. Sgro, D.W. Stephan, Oxidative Addition Reactions of bis-Aminophosphine and Phosphinite Ni(0) Pincer Complexes, Organometallics, 31, 1584-1587,

G. Ménard, D.W. Stephan, Frustrated Lewis Pair C-H Activation of Isobutylene: Al and  B ð- Allyl Complexes, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51, 4409-4412 (Designated hot paper).

C.L. Lund, M.J. Sgro, R. Cariou, D.W. Stephan, A cis-bis-Mixed Carbene Ruthenium Hydride Complex: A Selective Olefin Hydrogenation Catalyst, Organometallics,  31. 802-805, DOI:10.1021/om300014r.

C.L. Lund, M.J. Sgro, D.W. Stephan, Neutral and Cationic Tridentante Bis(N-heterocyclic carbene)ether Ruthenium Complexes in Metathesis, Organometallics, 31, 580-587, DOI:10.1021/om200848d.

C.B. Caputo, D.W. Stephan, Activation of Alkyl-C-F Bonds by B(C6F5)3: Stoichiometric and Catalytic Transformations, Organometallics, 31, 27-30.

R. Neu, D.W. Stephan, Efficient Synthesis of Sterically Encumbered Electrophillic Boranes by Facile Derivitization of Triarylboranes, Organometallics, 31, 46-49.

C.B. Caputo, S.J. Geier, D. Winkelhaus, N. Mitzel, V.N. Vukotic, S.J. Loeb, D.W. Stephan, The Reactions of  Subsituted Pyridines with Electrophilic Boranes, Dalton Trans., 41, 2131-2139.

C.B. Caputo, S.J. Geier, E.Y. Ouyang, C. Kreitner, C.C. Brown, D.W. Stephan, Chloro- and Phenoxy-Phosphines in Frustrated Lewis Pair Additions to Alkynes, Dalton Trans., 41, 237-242 (Hot article, Cover Invited).


A273. M.P. Boone, D.W. Stephan, Reactions of  Ru-alkynyl Complexes with Electrophilic Boranes, Organometallics, 30, 5537-5542.

J.M. Farrell, Z.M. Heiden, D.W. Stephan, Metal-Free Transfer Hydrogenation Catalysis by B(C6F5)3, Organometallics, 30, 4497-4500.

X. Zhao, D.W. Stephan, Olefin-Borane "van der Waals Complexes": Intermediates in Frustrated Lewis Pair Addition Reactions, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 133, 12448-12450.

E.A. Gwynne, D.W. Stephan, Binding Modes of bis-Aminophosphine Chelate Ligands to Ni(II) and Pd(II), Organometallics, 30, 4128-4135.

G. Ménard,  D.W. Stephan, Reduction of CO2 to CO by Al-based Frustrated Lewis Pairs, Agnew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50, 8396-8399.

C.A. Tanur, D.W. Stephan, The Thioether-Methyleneborane (PhSCH2B(C6F5)2)2: Synthesis and Reactivity with Donors and Alkynes, Organometallics, 30, 3652-3657.

D.W. Stephan, S. Greenberg, T.W. Graham, P.A. Chase, J.J. Hastie, S.J. Geier, J.M. Farrell, C.C. Brown, Z.M. Heiden, G.C. Welch, M. Ullrich, Metal-Free Catalytic Hydrogenation of Polar Substances by Frustrated Lewis Pairs, Inorg. Chem., 50, 12338-12348 (Forum article, Invited).

C. Kreitner, S.J. Geier, L.J.E. Stanlake, C. Caputo, D.W. Stephan, Ring Openings of Lactone and Ring Contractions of Lactide by Frustrated Lewis Pairs, Dalton Trans., 17, 6771-6777.

L.J.E. Stanlake, D.W. Stephan, Reactions of  Zn-ß-bis-Ferrocenyldiketiminates with [Ph3C][B(C6F5)4], Dalton Trans., 5836-5840.

Z.M. Heiden, D.W. Stephan, Metal-Free Diastereoselective Catalytic Hydrogenations of Imines using B(C6F5)3, Chem. Comm., 47, 5729-5731.

R. Cariou, T.W. Graham, F. Dahcheh, D.W. Stephan, Oxidative Addition to Aryl Halides: Routes to Mono- and Dimetallic Nickel Amino-bis-Phosphinimine Complexes, Dalton Trans., 40, 54719-5422.

A262. D.W. Stephan, Frustrated Lewis Pairs, Activation of H2 and Other Small Molecules, Comp. Inorg. Chem.II, accepted (Invited).

I. Peuser, R. Neu, X. Zhao, M. Ullrich, B. Schirmer, G. Kehr, R. Fröhlich, S. Grimme, G. Erker, D.W. Stephan, CO2 and Formate Complexes of Phospine-Borane Frustrated Lewis Pairs, Chem. Eur. J., 17, 9640-9650.

R. Cariou, F. Dahcheh, T.W. Graham, D.W. Stephan, Mononuclear and Dinuclear Palladium and Nickel Complexes of Phosphinimine-based Tridentate Ligands, Dalton Trans.  40, 4918-4925.

X. Zhao, D.W. Stephan, Synthesis and Reactions of Zwitterionic Alkynyl Phosphonium Borates, Chem. Eur. J., 17, 6731-6743.

M.A. Dureen, C.C. Brown, D.W. Stephan, Titanium "Constrained Geometry" Complexes with Pendant Arene Groups, Dalton Trans. 40, 2861-2867 (Invited).

D.W. Stephan, [2,3,5,6-tetrafluorophenyl][bis(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)phosphonium] [4-[bis(2,3,4,5,6-pentafluorophenyl)borohydride], Encycl. Reag. Org. Syn. (Invited).

MJ. Sgro, D.W. Stephan, Non-Innocent Reactivity of bis-Phosphinimine Pincer Ligands in Palladium Complexes, Dalton Trans. 40, 2419-2421 (Featured on Cover).

X. Zhao, D.W. Stephan, Bis-Boranes in the Frustrated Lewis Pair Activation of Carbon Dioxide, Chem Commun. 1833-1835.

Z.M. Heiden, M. Schedler and D.W. Stephan, Synthesis and Reactivity of o-Benzylphosphino- and o-alpha-Methylbenzyldimethylamine-Boranes, Inorg. Chem. 50, 1470-1479.

D.W. Stephan, Frustrated Lewis Acid and Base Pair Reactions, McGraw Hill 2011 Yearbook of Science & Technology. accepted (Invited).

R.C. Neu, E. Otten, A. Lough, D.W. Stephan, The Synthesis and Exchange Chemistry of Frustrated Lewis Pair-Nitrous Oxide Complexes, Chem. Sci. 2, 170-176.

S.J. Geier, T.M. Gilbert, D.W. Stephan, Synthesis and Reactivity of the Phosphinoboranes R2PB(C6F5)2, Inorg. Chem. 50, 336-344.


D.W. Stephan, Metal-Free Hydrogen Activation, Chem. Commun. (Feature Perspective Article, Invited) 46, 8526-8533.

M.A. Dureen, C.C. Brown, D.W. Stephan, Deprotonation and Addition Reactions of Frustrated Lewis Pairs with Alkynes Alkynes, Organometallics,  29, 6594-6607.

M.A. Dureen, C.C. Brown, D.W. Stephan, Additionsof Enamines and Pyrroles and B(C6F5)3 "Frustrated Lewis Pairs" to Alkynes, Organometallics,  29, 6622-6632.

J. Morton, M.A. Dureen, D.W. Stephan, Ring-Opening of Cyclopropanes by "Frustrated Lewis Pairs", Chem. Commun. 46, 8947-8949.

M.A. Dureen, D.W. Stephan, Reactions of Boron Amidinates with CO2 and CO and Other Small Molecules, J. Am. Chem. 132, 13559-13568.

M.P. Boone, C.C. Brown, T.A. Ancelet, D.W. Stephan, Interconversion of Ruthenium-O(CH2CH2PCy2)2 Alkylidene and Alkylidyne-Hydride Complexes, Organometallics, 29, 4369-4374.

C.C. Brown, C. Glotzbach, D.W. Stephan, Ag(I) and Au(I) Complexes of Sterically Crowded Cyclic Phosphinimine Ligands, Dalton Trans. 39, 9626-9632 (Hot Article).

M. Ullrich, A.J. Lough, D.W. Stephan, Dihydrogen Activation by B(p-C6F4)3, Organometallics, 29, 3647-3654.

K. Multani, L.J.E. Stanlake, D.W. Stephan, Ti and Zr Complexes of Ferrocenyl Amidinates, Dalton Trans. 39, 8957-8966.

C.C. Brown, D.W. Stephan, Cyclopropanation of Ru-Diimino-Pyridine Ligand Complexes, Dalton Trans. 39, 7211-7213.

B. Birkmann, T. Voss, S.J. Geier, M. Ullrich, G. Kehr, G. Erker, D.W. Stephan, Frustrated Lewis Pairs and Ring Opening of THF, Dioxane and Thioxane, Organometallics, 29, 5310-5319.

X. Zhao, T.M. Gilbert, D.W. Stephan, C-C Coupling via Thermolysis of Allkynyl Phosphonium-Borates, Chem. Eur. J. 16,  10304-10308.

S.J. Geier, P.A. Chase, D.W. Stephan, Metal-free Reductions of N-Heterocycles via Lewis Acid Catalyzed Hydrogenation, Chem. Commun. 46, 4884-4886.

S. Greenberg, D.W. Stephan, Catalytic Hydroamination as a Route to Nitrogen-Containing Polymers, Polym. Chem. 1, 1332-1338.

M.J. Sgro, D.W. Stephan, Synthesis and Exchange Reactions of Ni-Dimine-COD, Acetylene and Olefin Complexes, Dalton Trans. 39, 5786-5794 (Featured on Cover).

A235. R.C. Neu, E.Y. Ouyang, S.J. Geier, X. Zhao, A. Ramos, D.W. Stephan, Probing Substituent Effects of the Activation of H2 by Phosphorus and Boron Frustrated Lewis Pairs, Dalton Trans. 39, 4285-4294.

C234. T. Voss, C. Chen, G. Erker, D.W. Stephan, Cyclizations via Frustrated Lewis Pairs: Lewis Acid Induced Intramolecular Additions of Amines to Olefins and Alkynes, Chem. Eur. J. 16, 3005-3008.

A233. J.D. Webb, V.S. Laberge, S.J. Geier, D.W. Stephan, C.M. Crudden, Borohydrides from Oragnic Hydrides: Reactions of Hantzch's Esters with B(C6F5)3, Chem. Eur. J. 16, 4895-4902.

C232. G. Ménard, D.W. Stephan, Room Temperature Reduction of CO2 to Methanol by Al-Based Frustrated Lewis Pairs and Ammonia Borane, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132, 1796-1797.

C231. S.J. Geier, D.W. Stephan, Lewis Acid Mediated P-P Bond Hydrogenation and Hydrosilylation, Chem. Commun. 46, 1026-1028.

C230. X. Zhao, E. Otten, D. Song, D.W. Stephan, Ni -> B Interactions in Nickel Phosphino-Alkynyl-Borane Complexes, Chem. Eur. J. 16, 2040-2044

R229. D.W. Stephan, G. Erker, Frustrated Lewis Pairs: Metal-free Hydrogen Activation and More, Agnew. Chem. Int'l Ed. 49, 46-76 (invited).

A228. A. Ramos, D.W. Stephan, Titanium Ferrocenylphosphinimide Complexes, Dalton Trans. 39, 1328-1338.

A227. S. J. Geier, M.A. Dureen, E. Ouyang, D.W. Stephan, New Strategies to Phosphino-Phosphonium Cations and Zwitterions, Chem. Eur. J. 16, 988-993.

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