Publications by Year

Refereed Publications

2017

236. R. H. Morris. "A capped trigonal pyramidal molybdenum hydrido complex and an unusualy mild sulfur-carbon bond cleavage reaction" Chem. Comm. 2017, x, x-x. 10.1039/C7CC06372E

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235. K. Y. Wan, M. M. H. Sung, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris. "Half Sandwich Ruthenium Catalyst Bearing an Enantiopure Primary Amine Tethered to an N-heterocyclic Cabene for Ketone Hydrogenation" ACS Catal. 2017, 7, 6827-6842. 10.1021/acscatal.7b02346

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234. R. H. Morris. "Six coordinate capped trigonal bipyramidal complexes" Coord. Chem. Rev. 2017, x, x-x. 10.1016/j.ccr.2017.06.019

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233. S. A. M. Smith, D. E. Prokopchuk, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris. "Asymmetric Transfer Hydrogenation of Ketones Using New Iron(II) (P-NH-N-P') Catalysts: Changing the Steric and Electronic Properties at Phosphorus P'" Israel J. Chem. 2017, x, x-x. 10.1002/ijch.201700019/full, invited for special issue on Base Metal Catalysis.

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232. K. Z. Demmans, C. S. G. Seo, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "From Imine to Amine: an Unexpected Left Turn. Cis-β Iron (II) PNNP' Precatalysts for the Asymmetric Transfer Hydrogenation of Acetophenone" Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 6531-6541. 10.1039/C7SC02558K

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231. S. A. M. Smith, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Bromidocarbonyl{(1S,2S)-N-[2-(dicyclohexylphosphanyl)ethylidenyl]-N'-[2-(diphenylphosphanyl)ethyl]-1,2-diphenylethane-1,2-diamine}iron(II) tetraphenylborate" IUCrData 2017, 2, x-x. 10.1107/S2414314617004527

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230. S. A. M. Smith, P. O. Lagaditis, A. Lüpke, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Unsymmetrical iron P-NH-P' catalysts for the asymmetric pressure hydrogenation of aryl ketones" Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 7212-7216. 10.1002/chem.201701254

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229. J. F. Sonnenberg, K. Y. Wan, P. E. Sues, R. H. Morris, "Ketone Asymmetric Hydrogenation Catalyzed by P-NH-P' Pincer Iron Catalysts: an Experimental and Computational Study" ACS Catal. 2017, 7, 316-326. 10.1021/acscatal.6b02489

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2016 (top)

228. A. Zirakzadeh, K. Kirchner, A. Roller, B. Stöger, M. Widhalm, R. H. Morris, "Iron(II) Complexes Containing Chiral Unsymmetrical PNP' Pincer Ligands: Synthesis and Application in Asymmetric Hydrogenations" Organometallics 2016, 35, 3781-3787. 10.1021/acs.organomet.6b00711

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227. K. Z. Demmans, O. W. K. Ko, R. H. Morris, "Aqueous Biphasic Iron-Catalyzed Asymmetric Transfer Hydrogenation of Aromatic Ketones" RSC Adv. 2016, 6, 88580-88587. 10.1039/C6RA22538A

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226. M. M. H. Sung, R. H. Morris, "DFT Calculations Support the Additive Nature of Ligand Contributions to the pKa of Iron Hydride Phosphine Carbonyl Complexes" Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55, 9596-9601. 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b01274

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225. R. H. Morris, "Iron Group Hydrides in Noyori Bifunctional Catalysis" Chemical Record 2016, 6, 2640-2654. 10.1002/tcr.201600080

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224. D. E. Prokopchuk, A. J. Lough, R. E. Rodriguez-Lugo, R. H. Morris, H. Grützmacher "Insights into metal-ligand hydrogen transfer: a square-planar ruthenate complex supported by a tetradentate amino-amido-diolefin ligand" Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 6138-6141. 10.1039/C6CC00041J

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223. K. Y. Wan, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Transition Metal Complexes of an (S,S)-1,2-Diphenylethylamine-Functionalized N-Heterocyclic Carbene: A New Member of the Asymmetric NHC Ligand Family" Organometallics 2016, 35, 1604-1612. 10.1021/acs.organomet.6b00031

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222. R. H. Morris, "Brønsted-Lowry Acid Strength of Metal Hydride and Dihydrogen Complexes" Chem. Rev. 2016, 116, 8588-8654. 10.1021/acs.chemrev.5b00695

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221. W. Zuo, D. E. Prokopchuk, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Details of the Mechanism of the Asymmetric Transfer Hydrogenation of Acetophenone Using the Amine(imine)diphosphine Iron Precatalyst: The Base Effect and The Enantiodetermining Step" ACS Catal. 2016, 6, 301-314. 10.1021/acscatal.5b01979

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2015 (top)

220. P. J. Chirik, R. H. Morris, "Getting down to Earth: The Renaissance of Catalysis with Abundant Metals" Acc. Chem. Res. 2015, 48, 2495-2495. 10.1021/acs.accounts.5b00385

219. R. H. Morris, "Exploiting Metal-Ligand Bifunctional Reactions in the Design of Iron Asymmetric Hydrogenation Catalysts" Acc. Chem. Res. 2015, 48, 1494-1502. 10.1021/acs.accounts.5b00045

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218. S. A. M. Smith, R. H. Morris, "An Unsymmetrical Iron Catalyst for the Asymmetric Transfer Hydrogenation of Ketones" Synthesis 2015, 47, 1775-1779. 10.1055/s-0034-1380147

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217. W. Zuo, R. H. Morris, "Synthesis and use of an asymmetric transfer hydrogenation catalyst based on iron(II) for the synthesis of enantioenriched alcohols and amines" Nat. Protoc. 2015, 10, 241-257. 10.1038/nprot.2015.012

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216. P. O. Lagaditis, P. E. Sues, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Exploring the decomposition pathways of iron asymmetric transfer hydrogenation catalysts" Dalton Trans. 2015, 44, 12119-12127. 10.1039/C4DT02799J

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215. P. E. Sues, K. Cai, D. F. McIntosh, R. H. Morris, "Template Effect and Ligand Substitution Methods for the Synthesis of Iron Catalysts: A Two-Part Experiment for Inorganic Chemistry" J. Chem. Educ. 2015, 92, 378-381. 10.1021/ed500341p

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2014 (top)

214. D. E. Prokopchuk, B. T. H. Tsui, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Intramolecular C-H/O-H Bond Cleavage with Water and Alcohol Using a Phosphine-Free Ruthenium Carbene NCN Pincer Complex" Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 51, 16960-16968. 10.1002/chem.201404819

News article: "Phosphine-Free Ruthenium Complex for Water Splitting"

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213. J. F. Sonnenberg, P. O. Lagaditis, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Synthesis of Iron P-N-P' and P-NH-P' Asymmetric Hydrogenation Catalysts" Organometallics 2014, 33, 6452-6465. 10.1021/om5008083

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212. W. Zuo, S. Tauer, D. E. Prokopchuk, R. H. Morris, "Iron Catalysts Containing Amine(imine)diphosphine P-NH-N-P Ligands Catalyze both Asymmetric Hydrogenation and Asymmetric Transfer Hydrogenation of Ketones" Organometallics 2014, 33, 5791-5801. 10.1021/om500479q (Invited contribution for a special issue titled "Catalytic and Organometallic Chemistry of Earth-Abundant Metals.")

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211. J. F. Sonnenberg, R. H. Morris, "Distinguishing homogeneous from nanoparticle asymmetric iron catalysis" Catal. Sci. Technol. 2014, 4, 3426-3438. 10.1039/C4CY00468J (From themed collection "Mechanistic Studies in Catalysis.")

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210. P. E. Sues, K. Z. Demmans, R. H. Morris, "Rational development of iron catalysts for asymmetric transfer hydrogenation" Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 7650-7667. 10.1039/c4dt00612g

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208. P. E. Sues, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Bromo(N,N-bis(2-(diphenylphosphino)ethylidene)ethylenediamine) (para-toluenesulfonylmethyl-isocyanide)iron(II) tetraphenylborate" Acta Cryst. E. Struct. Reports Online 2014, E70, m144. 10.1107/S1600536814005467

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207. S. E. Clapham, M. Z.-D. Iuliis, K. Mack, D. E. Prokopchuk, R. H. Morris, "Alcohol Assisted Base-free Hydrogenation of Acetophenone Catalyzed by OsH(NHCMe2CMe2NH2)(PPh3)2" Can. J. Chem. 2014, 92, 731-738. 10.1139/cjc-2014-0060

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206. P. E. Sues, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Reactivity of Ruthenium Phosphido Species Generated Through the Deprotonation of a Tripodal Phosphine Ligand and Implications for Hydrophosphination" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 4746-4760. 10.1021/ja5006724

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205. P. E. Sues, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "A Sulphur Mimic of 1,1-Bis(diphenylphosphino)methane: A New Ligand Opens Up" Chem Commun. 2014, 50, 4707-4710. 10.1039/C3CC49456J

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204. P. E. Sues, M. W. Forbes, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Ligand-based Molecular Recognition and Dioxygen Splitting: An Endo Epoxide Ending" Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 4137-4145. 10.1039/C3DT53495B Selected as January 2014 hot article by Dalton Transactions.

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203. P. O. Lagaditis, P. E. Sues, J. F. Sonnenberg, K. Y. Wan, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Iron(II) Complexes Containing Unsymmetrical P-N-P' Pincer Ligands for the Catalytic Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Ketones and Imines" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 1367-1380. 10.1021/ja4082233

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202. R. H. Morris, "Estimating the Acidity of Transition Metal Hydride and Dihydrogen Complexes by Adding Ligand Acidity Constants" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 1948-1959. 10.1021/ja410718r

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2013 (top)

201. W. Zuo, A. J. Lough, Y. F. Li, R. H. Morris, "Amine(imine)diphosphine Iron Catalysts for Asymmetric Transfer Hydrogenation of Ketones and Imines" Science 2013, 342, 1080-1083. Abstract, Reprint, Full Text

News articles: "Abundant Metals Give Precious Hydrogenation Performance", "Base metal catalysts strike hydrogenation gold"

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200. J. F. Sonnenberg, D. Pichugin, N. Coombs, R. H. Morris, "Oxidative Kinetic Resolution of Aromatic Alcohols Using Iron Nanoparticles" Top. Catal. 2013, 56, 1199-1207. 10.1007/s11244-013-0086-2

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199. W. W. N. O, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Primary amine functionalized N-heterocyclic carbene complexes of iridium: Synthesis, structure, and catalysis" Organometallics 2013, 32, 3208-3218. 10.1021/om400180h

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198. A. M. Appel, J. E. Bercaw, A. B. Bocarsly, H. Dobbek, D. L. DuBois, M. Dupuis, J. G. Ferry, E. Fujita, R. Hille, P. J. A. Kenis, C. A. Kerfeld, R. H. Morris, C. H. F. Peden, A. R. Portis, S. W. Ragsdale, T. B. Rauchfuss, J. N. H. Reek, L. C. Seefeldt, R. K. Thauer, G. L. Waldrop, "Frontiers, Opportunities, and Challenges in Biochemical and Chemical Catalysis of CO2 Fixation" Chem. Rev. 2013, 113, 6621-6658. 10.1021/cr300463y

197. D. E. Prokopchuk, A. Collado, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Structural properties of trans hydrido–hydroxo M(H)(OH)(NH2CMe2CMe2NH2)(PPh3)2 (M = Ru, Os) complexes and their proton exchange behaviour with water in solution" Dalton Trans. 2013, 10.1039/C3DT50452B

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196. J. F. Sonnenberg, R. H. Morris, "Evidence for Iron Nanoparticles Catalyzing the Rapid Dehydrogenation of Ammonia-Borane" ACS Catal. 2013, 3, 1092-1102. 10.1021/cs400115p

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195. K. Park, P. O. Lagaditis, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Synthesis of New Late Transition Metal P,P-, P,N-, and P,O- Complexes Using Phosphonium Dimers as Convenient Ligand Precursors" Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 5448-5456. 10.1021/ic4003753

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194. W. W. N. O, R. H. Morris, "Ester Hydrogenation Catalyzed by a Ruthenium(II) Complex Bearing an N-Heterocyclic Carbene Tethered with an "NH2" Group and a DFT Study of the Proposed Bifunctional Mechanism" ACS Catal. 2013, 3, 32-40. 10.1021/cs300619q

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2012 (top)

193. D. E. Prokopchuk, R. H. Morris, "Inner-Sphere Activation, Outer-Sphere Catalysis: Theoretical Study on the Mechanism of Transfer Hydrogenation of Ketones Using Iron(II) PNNP Eneamido Complexes" Organometallics 2012, 31, 7375-7385. 10.1021/om300572v

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192. F. Hasanayn, R. H. Morris, "Symmetry Aspects of H2 Splitting by Five-Coordinate d6 Ruthenium Amides, and Calculations on Acetophenone Hydrogenation, Ruthenium Alkoxide Formation, and Subsequent Hydrogenolysis in a Model trans-Ru(H)2(diamine)(diphosphine) System" Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 10808-10818. 10.1021/ic301233j

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191. P. E. Sues, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Flexible Syntheses of Tripodal Phosphine Ligands 1,1,2-Tris(diarylphosphino)ethane and Their Ruthenium η5-C5Me5 Complexes" Organometallics 2012, 31, 6589-6594. 10.1021/om3005959

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190. A. A. Mikhailine, M. I. Maishan, R. H. Morris, "Asymmetric Transfer Hydrogenation of Ketimines Using Well-Defined Iron(II)-Based Precatalysts Containing a PNNP Ligand" Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 4638-4641. 10.1021/ol302079q

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189. P. E. Sues, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Synthesis, Characterization, and Activity of Yttrium(III) Nitrate Complexes Bearing Tripodal Phosphine Oxide and Mixed Phosphine–Phosphine Oxide Ligands" Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 9322-9332. 10.1021/ic3010147

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188. A. A. Mikhailine, M. I. Maishan, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "The Mechanism of Efficient Asymmetric Transfer Hydrogenation of Acetophenone Using an Iron(II) Complex Containing an (S,S)-Ph2PCH2CH=NCHPhCHPhN=CHCH2PPh2 Ligand: Partial Ligand Reduction Is the Key" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 12266-12280. 10.1021/ja304814s

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187. H. Ohara, W. W. N. O, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Effect of chelating ring size in catalytic ketone hydrogenation: facile synthesis of ruthenium(II) precatalysts containing an N-heterocyclic carbene with a primary amine donor for ketone hydrogenation and a DFT study of mechanisms" Dalton Trans. 2012, 41, 8797-8808. 10.1039/C2DT30994G

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186. D. E. Prokopchuk, J. F. Sonnenberg, N. Meyer, M. Zimmer-De Iuliis, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Spectroscopic and DFT Study of Ferraaziridine Complexes Formed in the Transfer Hydrogenation of Acetophenone Catalyzed Using trans-[Fe(CO)(NCMe)(PPh2C6H4CH=NCH2-)24P,N,N,P](BF4)2" Organometallics 2012, 31, 3056-3064. 10.1021/om201170f

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185. J. F. Sonnenberg, N Coombs, P. A. Dube, R. H. Morris, "Iron Nanoparticles Catalyzing the Asymmetric Transfer Hydrogenation of Ketones" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 5893-5899. 10.1021/ja211658t

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184. W. W. N. O, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Bifunctional Mechanism with Unconventional Intermediates for the Hydrogenation of Ketones Catalyzed by an Iridium(III) Complex Containing an N-Heterocyclic Carbene with a Primary Amine Donor" Organometallics 2012, 31, 2152-2165. 10.1021/om300071v

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183. W. W. N. O, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Factors Favoring Efficient Bifunctional Catalysis. Study of a Ruthenium(II) Hydrogenation Catalyst Containing an N-Heterocyclic Carbene with a Primary Amine Donor" Organometallics 2012, 21, 2137-2151. 10.1021/om300108p

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2011 (top)

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181. D. E. Prokopchuk, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "From Amine to Ruthenaziridine to Azaallyl: Unusual Transformation of Di-(2-pyridylmethyl)amine on Ruthenium" Dalton Trans. 2011, 40, 10603-10608. 10.1039/C1DT10626K

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180. P. E. Sues, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Stereoelectronic Factors in Iron Catalysis: Synthesis and Characterization of Aryl-Substituted Iron(II) Carbonyl P-N-N-P Complexes and Their Use in the Asymmetric Transfer Hydrogenation of Ketones" Organometallics 2011, 30, 4418-4431. 10.1021/om2005172

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179. P. O. Lagaditis, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Low-valent Ene-amido Iron Complexes for the Asymmetric Transfer Hydrogenation of Acetophenone Without Base" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 9662-9665. 10.1021/ja202375y

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178. W. W. N. O., A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Mechanistic Investigation of the Hydrogenation of Ketones Catalyzed by a Ruthenium(II) Complex Featuring an N-Heterocyclic Carbene with a Tethered Primary Amine Donor: Evidence for an Inner Sphere Mechanism" Organometallics 2011, 30, 1236-1252. 10.1021/om101152m

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2010 (top)

177. A. A. Mikhailine, R. H. Morris, "Effect of the Structure of the Diamine Backbone of P-N-N-P ligands in Iron(II) Complexes on Catalytic Activity in the Transfer Hydrogenation of Acetophenone" Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 11039-11044. 10.1021/ic101548j

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176. P. O. Lagaditis, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Iron Complexes for the Catalytic Transfer Hydrogenation of Acetophenone: Steric and Electronic Effects Imposed by Alkyl Substituents at Phosphorus" Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 10057-10066. 10.1021/ic101366z

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175. W. W. N. O, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "The Hydrogenation of Molecules with Polar Bonds Catalyzed by a Ruthenium(II) Complex Bearing a Chelating N-heterocyclic Carbene with a Primary Amine Donor" Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 8240-8242. 10.1039/C0CC02664F

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174. W. W. N. O, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "(η5-Pentamethylcyclopentadienyl)(η6-toluene)ruthenium(II) hexafluoridophosphate" Acta Cryst. 2010, E66, m1264. 10.1107/S1600536810036299

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173. A. A. Mikhailine, P. O. Lagaditis, P. E. Sues, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "New cyclic phosphonium salts derived from the reaction of phosphine-aldehydes with acid" J. Organomet. Chem. 2010, 695, 1824-1830. 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2010.04.016

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172. W. W. N. O, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Palladium(II) and Platinum(II) Complexes Featuring a Nitrile-Functionalized N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligand" Organometallics 2010, 29, 570-581. 10.1021/om9008372

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171. P. O. Lagaditis, A. A. Mikhailine, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Template Synthesis of Iron(II) Complexes Containing Tridentate P-N-S, P-N-P, P-N-N, and Tetradentate P-N-N-P Ligands" Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 1094-1102. 10.1021/ic901945c

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2009 (top)

170. W. W. N. O, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Transmetalation of a Primary Amino-Functionalized N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligand from an Axially Chiral Square-Planar Nickel(II) Complex to a Ruthenium(II) Precatalyst for the Transfer Hydrogenation of Ketones" Organometallics 2009, 28, 6755-6761. 10.1021/om9007746

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169. M. Zimmer-De Iuliis, R. H. Morris, "Kinetic Hydrogen/Deuterium Effects in the Direct Hydrogenation of Ketones Catalyzed by a Well-Defined Ruthenium Diphosphine Diamine Complex" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 11263-11269. 10.1021/ja9043104

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168. R. H. Morris, "Asymmetric hydrogenation, transfer hydrogenation and hydrosilylation of ketones catalyzed by iron complexes." Chem. Soc. Rev. 2009, 8, 2282-2291. 10.1039/b806837m

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166. N. Meyer, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Iron(II) Complexes for the Efficient Catalytic Asymmetric Transfer Hydrogenation of Ketones" Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 5605-5610. 10.1002/chem.200802458

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165. W. W. N. O, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris "Synthesis and Characterization of Nitrile-Functionalized N-Heterocyclic Carbenes and Their Complexes of Silver(I) and Rhodium(I)" Organometallics 2009, 28, 853-862. 10.1021/om8009377

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164. C. Sui-Seng, F. N. Haque, A. Hadzovic, A.-M. Pütz, V. Reuss, N. Meyer, A. J. Lough, M. Zimmer-De Iulii, R. H. Morris, "Synthesis and Characterization of Iron(II) Complexes with Tetradentate Diiminodiphosphine or Diaminodiphosphine Ligands as Precatalysts for the Hydrogenation of Acetophenone" Inorg. Chem. 2009, 48, 735-743. 10.1021/ic801518h

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163. A. Mikhailine, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Efficient Asymmetric Transfer Hydrogenation of Ketones Catalyzed by an Iron Complex Containing a P-N-N-P Tetradentate Ligand Formed by Template Synthesis" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 1394-1395. 10.1021/ja809493h

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162. M. Zimmer-De Iuliis, I. D. G. Watson, A. K. Yudin, R. H. Morris, "A DFT Investigation into the Origin of Regioselectivity in Palladium-catalyzed Allylic Amination" Can. J. Chem. 2009, 87, 54-62. 10.1139/V08-078

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2008 (top)

161.A. A. Mikhailine, E. Kim, C. Dingels, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Template Syntheses of Iron(II) Complexes Containing Chiral P-N-N-P and P-N-N Ligands" Inorg. Chem. 2008, 47, 6587-6589. 10.1021/ic800884c

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159. F. N. Haque, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Ruthenium Hydrogenation Catalysts With P-N-N-P Ligands Derived from 1,3-Diaminopropane and the Formation of a β-Diiminate Complex by a Base-induced Isomerization" Inorg. Chim. Acta 2008, 361, 3149-3158. (invited for special issue dedicated to R. Angelici) 10.1016/j.ica.2007.12.003

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158. R. H. Morris, "Dihydrogen, dihydride and in-between: NMR and Structural Properties of Iron Group Complexes" Coord. Chem. Rev. 2008, 252, 2381-2394. 10.1016/j.ccr.2008.01.010

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157. X. Zhao, N. Ivanova, A. Hadzovic, M. Zimmer-De Iuliis, A. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Use of an Iodide-modified Merrifield Resin in the Synthesis of Coordinately Unsaturated Ruthenium Complexes. The Structure of RuHI((R)-binap)(PPh3)" Organometallics 2008, 27, 503-508. 10.1021/om700360r

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156. C. Sui-Seng, F. Freutel, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Highly Efficient Catalyst Systems Using Iron Complexes with a Tetradentate PNNP Ligand for the Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Polar Bonds" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 940-943. 10.1002/anie.200705115

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2007 (top)

155. A. Hadzovic, C. M. MacLaughlin, D. Song, R. H. Morris, "A Mechanism Displaying Autocatalysis: the Hydrogenation of Acetophenone Catalyzed by RuH(S-binap)(app) Where app is the Amido Ligand Derived from 2-Amino-2-(2-pyridyl)-propane" Organometallics 2007, 26, 5987-5999. 10.1021/om700849w

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154. T. Li, I. Bergner, F. N. Haque, M. Zimmer-De Iuliis, D. Song, R. H. Morris, "The hydrogenation of benzonitrile to benzylamine catalyzed by ruthenium hydride complexes with P-NH-NH-P ligands" Organometallics 2007, 26, 5940-5949. 10.1021/om700783e

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153. C. Sui-seng, A. Hadzovic, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Novel Hydrido-Ruthenium(II) Complexes of Histidine Derivatives and Their Application in the Hydrogenation of Ketones" Dalton Trans. 2007, 2536-2541. 10.1039/b702803b (featured on cover)

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152. J. G. Hinman, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Properties of the Polyhydride Anions [WH5(PMe2Ph)3]- and [ReH4(PMePh2)3]- and Periodic Trends in the Acidity of Polyhydride Complexes" Inorg. Chem. 2007, 46, 4392-4401. 10.1021/ic062037b (featured on cover)

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151. T. Li, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "An Acidity Scale of Tetrafluoroborate Salts of Phosphonium and Iron Hydride Compounds in Dichloromethane-d2" Chem. Eur. J. 2007, 13, 3796-3803. 10.1002/chem.200601484

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2006 (top)

150. S. E. Clapham, R. Guo, M. Zimmer-De Iuliis, N. Rasool, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Probing the Effect of the Ligand X on the Properties and Catalytic Activity of the Complexes RuHX(diamine)(PPh3)2 (X = OPh, 4-SC6H4OCH3, OPPh2, OP(OEt)2, CCPh, NCCHCN, CH(COOMe)2; diamine = 2,3-Diamino-2,3-dimethylbutane, (R,R)-1,2-Diaminocyclohexane)" Organometallics 2006, 25, 5477-5486. 10.1021/om060661q

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149. A. Hadzovic, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, P. G. Pringle, D. E. Zambrano-Williams, "Ketone H2-hydrogenation catalysts: ruthenium complexes with the headphone-like ligand bis(phosphaadamantyl)propane" Inorg. Chim. Acta 2006, 359, 2864-2869. 10.1016/j.ica.2005.11.018

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148.T. Li, A. J. Lough, C. Zuccaccia, A. Macchioni, R. H. Morris, "An Acidity Scale of Phosphorus-Containing Compounds Including Phosphonium Salts and Ruthenium Dihydrogen Complexes in Dichloromethane." Can. J. Chem. 2006, 84, 164-175 (special issue in honour of Arthur Carty). 10.1139/V05-236

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2005 (top)

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144. R. Guo, C. Elpelt, X. Chen, D. Song, R. H. Morris, "A Modular Design of Ruthenium Catalysts with Diamine and Binol-derived Phosphinite Ligands that are Enantiomerically-Matched for the Effective Asymmetric Transfer Hydrogenation of Simple Ketones" Chem. Commun. 2005, 3050-3052. 10.1039/b502123e

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142. R. Guo, C. Elpelt, X. Chen, D. Song, R. H. Morris, "Applications of Ruthenium Hydride Borohydride Complexes Containing Phosphinite and Diamine Ligands to Asymmetric Catalytic Reactions" Org. Lett. 2005, 1757-1759. 10.1021/ol050336j

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141. K. Abdur-Rashid, R. Abbel, A. Hadzovic, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Chemistry of Ruthenium(II) Monohydride and Dihydride Complexes Containing Pyridyl Donor Ligands" Inorg. Chem. 2005, 44, 2483-2492. 10.1021/ic0489387

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140. S. E. Clapham, R. H. Morris, "Reactions of the amido hydrido complex of osmium, OsH(NHCMe2CMe2NH2)(PPh3)2: HX addition, HX transfer and ketone H2-hydrogenation" Organometallics 2005, 24, 479-481. 10.1021/om048998k

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139. R. Guo, R. H. Morris, D. Song, "Enantioselective Tandem Michael Addition/H2-Hydrogenation Catalyzed by Ruthenium Hydride Borohydride Complexes Containing Beta-aminophosphine Ligands" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 516-517. 10.1021/ja043782v

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138. K. Abdur-Rashid, R. Guo, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, D. Song, "Synthesis of Ruthenium Hydride Complexes Containing beta-Aminophosphine Ligands Derived from Amino Acids and their use in the H2-Hydrogenation of Ketones and Imines" Adv. Syn. Catal. 2005, 347, 571-579. 10.1002/adsc.200404274

137. R. Abbel, K. Abdur-Rashid, A. Hadzovic, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, J. Harvey, "A Succession of Dihydride Isomers of Ruthenium. Which One is the Ketone Hydrogenation Catalyst? " J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 1870-1882. 10.1021/ja039396f

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2004 (top)

136. T. Li, R. Churlaud, A. J. Lough, K. Abdur-Rashid, R. H. Morris, "Dihydridoamine and Hydridoamido Complexes of Ruthenium(II) With a Tetradentate P-N-N-P Donor Ligand" Organometallics 2004, 23, 6239-6247. 10.1021/om049565k

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135. R. Guo, A.J. Lough, R.H. Morris, D. Song, "Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Ketones Catalyzed by Ruthenium Hydride Complexes of a Beta-aminophosphine Ligand Derived from Norephedrine" Organometallics 2004, 23, 5524-5529. 10.1021/om049460h

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134. D. Song, R. H. Morris, "Cyclometallated Amine and Amido Ligands in Pt(II) and Pd(II) Complexes and A Novel Potassium Alkoxide Aggregate" Organometallics 2004, 23, 4406-4413. 10.1021/om0496232

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133. S. Clapham, A. Hadzovic, R. H. Morris, "Mechanisms of the H2-Hydrogenation and Transfer Hydrogenation of Polar Bonds Catalyzed by Ruthenium Hydride Complexes" Coord. Chem. Rev. 2004, 248, 2201?237 (invited review). 10.1016/j.ccr.2004.04.007

132. K. Abdur-Rashid, T. Fedorkiw, A.J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Coordinatively Unsaturated Hydridoruthenium(II) Complexes of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes" Organometallics 2004, 23, 86-94. 10.1021/om034178g

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2003-1998 (top)

131. V. Rautenstrauch, X. Hoang-Cong, R. Churlaud, K. Abdur-Rashid, R. H. Morris, "Hydrogenation versus Transfer Hydrogenation of Ketones: Two Established Ruthenium Systems Catalyze Both" Chem. Eur. J. 2003, 9, 4954-4967. 10.1002/chem.200304884

130. K. Abdur-Rashid, S.E. Clapham, A. Hadzovic, J.N. Harvey, A.J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Mechanism of the Hydrogenation of Ketones Catalyzed by trans-Dihydrido(diamine)ruthenium(II) Complexes" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 15104-15118. 10.1021/ja016817p

129. Shaun E. Landau, Kai E. Groh, Alan J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Large Effects of Ion Pairing and Protonic−Hydridic Bonding on the Stereochemistry and Basicity of Crown-, Azacrown-, and Cryptand-222-potassium Salts of Anionic Tetrahydride Complexes of Iridium(III)" Inorg. Chem. 2002, 41, 2995-3007. 10.1021/ic0255149

128. K. Abdur-Rashid, M. Faatz, A.J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Catalytic Cycle for the Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Prochiral Ketones to Chiral Alcohols: Direct Hydride and Proton Transfer from Chiral Catalysts trans-Ru(H)2(diphosphine)(diamine) to Ketones and Direct Addition of Dihydrogen to the Resulting Hydridoamido Complexes" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123, 7473-7474. 10.1021/ja015902u

127. J.G. Hinman, K. Abdur-Rashid, A.J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "[{ReH2(PMePh2)2}2(μ-H)3]-: The first member of a new class of anionic polyhydride dimers [Re2H7L4]-" Inorg. Chem. 2001, 40, 2480-2481. 10.1021/ic010041b

126. K. Abdur-Rashid, A.J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "RuHCl(diphosphine)(diamine): Catalyst Precursors for the Stereoselective Hydrogenation of Ketones and Imines" Organometallics 2001, 20, 1047-1049. 10.1021/om001054k

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124. K. Abdur-Rashid, A.J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Intra- and Inter- Molecular Ion-Pair-Assisted Protonic-Hydridic Bonding in Polyhydridobis(phosphine)rhenates" Can. J. Chem. 2001, 79, 964-976 (Special Dedicated to Brian James). 10.1139/cjc-79-5-6-964

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122. K. Abdur-Rashid, D. Gusev, A.J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Intermolecular Proton-Hydride Bonding in Ion Pairs: Synthesis and Structural Properties of [K(Q)][MH5(PiPr3)2] (M = Os, Ru; Q = 18-crown-6, 1-aza-18-crown-6, 1,10-diaza-18-crown-6)" Organometallics 2000, 19, 834-843. 10.1021/om9908837

121.K. Abdur-Rashid, T.P. Fong, B. Greaves, D.G. Gusev, J. G. Hinman, S.E. Landau, R. H. Morris, "An Acidity Scale for Phosphorus-containing Compounds Including Metal Hydrides and Dihydrogen Complexes in THF: Toward the Unification of Acidity scales " J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2000, 122, 9155-9171. 10.1021/ja994428d

120. K. Abdur-Rashid, A.J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Ruthenium dihydride RuH2(PPh3)2(R,R-Cyclohexyldiamine) and Ruthenium Monohydride RuHCl(PPh3)2(R,R-Cyclohexyldiamine): Active Catalyst and Catalyst Precursor for the Hydrogenation of Ketones and Imines" Organometallics 2000, 19, 2655-2657. 10.1021/om000231e

119. S.H. Park, A.J. Lough, G.P.A. Yap, R. H. Morris, "The Effect of Ancillary Ligands on Intramolecular Proton---hydride (NH...HIr) Bonding in Complexes of Iridium(III)" J. Organomet. Chem. 2000, 609, 110-122. 10.1016/S0022-328X(00)00238-2

118. K. Abdur-Rashid, D. Gusev, A.J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Synthesis and Characterization of Ru(H2)2(H)2(PiPr3)2. Evidence for a Bis-dihydrogen Structure and Related Chemistry" Organometallics 2000, 19, 2655-2657. 10.1021/om000231e

117. G. Facey, D. Gusev, S. Macholl, R.H. Morris, G. Buntkowsky, "2H MAS NMR of strongly dipolar coupled deuterium pairs in transition metal dihydrides: Extracting dipolar coupling and quadrupolar tensor orientations from the line shape of spinning side bands" Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2000, 2, 935-941. 10.1039/a908942j

116. E. Rocchini, P. Rigo, A. Mezzetti, T. Stephan, R.H. Morris, A.J. Lough, C.E. Forde, T.P. Fong, S. D. Drouin, "Synthesis and Properties of Iron-group Hydrido-Cyano Complexes trans-[MH(CN)(L)2], M = Fe, Ru, Os, L = depe, dppm, dppe, dppp, dtpe and Their Hydrogen-, Trifluoroboron- and Triphenylboron-isocyanide Derivatives of the type trans-[MH(CNH)(L)2]OTf, trans-[MH(CNBX3)(L)2], X = F or Ph and trans-[M(H2)(CNBF3)(dppp)2]BF4" J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans. 1999, 4475. 10.1039/a906717e

115. T.P. Fong, C.E. Forde, A.J. Lough, R.H. Morris, P. Rigo, E. Rocchini, T. Stephan, "Synthesis of the acidic dihydrogen complexes trans-[M(H2)(CN)L2]+ and trans-[M(H2)(CNH)L2]2+ where M = Fe, Ru, Os and L = dppm, dppe, dppp, depe, and dihydrogen substitution by the trifluoromethylsulfonate anion to give trans-[Ru(OTf)(CN)L2] or trans-[Ru(OTf)(CNH)L2]OTf" J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans. 1999, 4475. 10.1039/a906717e

114. S.E. Landau, R.H. Morris, A.J. Lough , "Acidic dicationic iron(II) dihydrogen complexes and compounds related by H2 substitution" Inorg. Chem. 1999, 38, 6060-6068. 10.1021/ic990876a

113. G. Buntkowsky, F. Wehrmann, T.P. Fong, R. H. Morris, H.-H. Limbach, "Coherent and Incoherent Deuterium Dynamics in a Solid Non-classical RuD2 Complex studied by 2H Solid State NMR Spectroscopy: Evidence for D2 Tunneling" Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 1999, 1, 4033-4041. 10.1039/a904155i

112. G.A. Facey, T.P. Fong, D.G. Gusev, P.M. MacDonald, R.H. Morris, M. Schlaf, W. Xu , "Probing the Motion of the η2-Dideuterium Ligand by Solution and Solid State 2H NMR Spectroscopy" Can. J. Chem. 1999, 77, 1899-1910. 10.1139/cjc-77-11-1899

111. A. C. Ontko, J. F. Houlis, D. M. Roddick, T. P. Fong, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Protonation and H2 Heterolysis Studies of Electrophilic (η5-C5R5)Ru(dfepe)(X) (R = H, Me; X = H or OTf) Complexes" Organometallics 1998, 17, 5467-5476. 10.1021/om980711u

110. K. Abdur-Rashid, D. G. Gusev, S. E. Landau, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "Organizing Chain Structures by Use of Proton-hydride Bonding. The Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction Structures of [K(Q)][Os(H)5(PiPr3)2] and [K(Q)][Ir(H)4(PiPr3)2], Q=18-crown-6 and 1,10-diaza-18-crown-6" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1998, 120, 11826-11827. 10.1021/ja9822106

109. D. G. Gusev, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, "New Polyhydride Anions and Proton-Hydride Hydrogen Bonding in Their Ion Pairs" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1998, 128, 13138-13147. 10.1021/ja9817693

108. T. P. Fong, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, A. Mezzetti, E. Rocchini, P. Rigo, "Turning dihydrogen gas into a strong acid. Formation and reactions of the very acidic ruthenium dihydrogen complexes trans-[Ru(H2)(CNH)(PPh2(CH2)nPPh2)2](O3SCF3)2, n=2, 3" J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans. 1998, 2111. 10.1039/a803256d

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106. A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, L. Ricciuto and T. Schleis, "Solution and Crystal Structure of the Dihydrogen Complex [Ru(H2)H(PMe2Ph)4]PF6, an Active Alkyne Hydrogenation Catalyst" Inorg. Chim. Acta 1998, 270, 238-246. 10.1016/S0020-1693(97)05849-0

1997-1977 (top)

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Pre-1998 publications (pdf)

Non-Refereed Publications (top)

209. A. A. Mikhailine, F. Freutel, C. Sui-Seng, N. Meyer, R. H. Morris, P. O. Lagaditis, "Iron(II) catalysts containing diimino-diphosphine tetradentate ligands and their synthesis" United States Patent 2014, US 8,716,507 B2.

182. A. A. Mikhailine, R. H. Morris, "Iron Catalysis" in McGraw-Hill 2011 Yearbook of Science and Technology McGraw-Hill Book Co., 2011, 130-133. ISBN: 9780071763714

167. R. H. Morris, "The Guided Tours of Metalloproteins (now with Jmol or Chime)?“World Index of BioMolecular Visualization Resources? 2009, http://www.chem.utoronto.ca/coursenotes/GTM/main.htm

160. R. H. Morris, "IDW 2007 in Review" Canadian Chemical News 2008, 60(2), 6.

147. R. H. Morris, "Ruthenium and Osmium." In The Handbook of Homogeneous Hydrogenation Elsevier, C. J., de Vries, J. G., Eds.; Wiley-VCH: New York, 2006, 45-70. ISBN: 978-3-527-31161-3

146. R. H. Morris "Hydrogenases and Model Complexes" In Concepts and Models in Bioinorganic Chemistry B. Kraatz and N. Metzler-Nolte, Ed.; Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2006, 329-360. ISBN: 978-3-527-31305-1

145. R. H. Morris, Book Review of "Mechanisms in Homogeneous Catalysis: A Spectroscopic Approach" Edited by Brian Heaton (University of Liverpool). J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 17963-17964. 10.1021/ja0597956

143. R. H. Morris, "Discovery of the First Dinitrogen Complex" Canadian Chemical News 2005, 57, 44.

125. R. H. Morris, "Non-classical hydrogen bonding along the pathway to the heterolytic splitting of dihydrogen" in Recent Advances in Hydride Chemistry , M. Perruzini and R. Poli, Ed.; Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2001, 1-38. 10.1016/S0022-328X(03)00037-8

123. C. E. Forde, R. H. Morris, "Transition metal complexes as models of the active sites of hydrogenases" in Electron Transfer in Chemistry Vol. 2, V. Balzano, Ed.; Wiley VCH, Weinheim, 2001, 905-926. 10.1007/s10008-003-0452-2

107. R. H. Morris, "The Chemistry of the Dihydrogen Ligand in Transition Metal Compounds With Sulfur-donor Ligands" in Transition Metal Sulfides in Chemistry and Catalysis , NATO Advanced Research Workshop Series, T. Weber et al., Eds.; Kluwer Press, 1998, 57-87.