Publications

2024

64. Unlocking Biradical Character in Diborepins Hollister, Kimberly K.; Molino, Andrew; Jones, Nula; Le VuongVy V.; Dickie, Diane A.; Cafiso, David S.; Wilson, David J. D.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2024, 146, 6506. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.3c08297

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63. Unveiling Three Interconvertible Redox States of Boraphenalene Deng, Chun-Lin; Hollister, Kimberly K.; Molino, Andrew; Tra, Bi Youan E.; Dickie, Diane A.; Wilson, David J. D.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2024, 146, 6145. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.3c13726

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62. Geminal Bimetallic Coordination of a Carbone to Main-Group and Transition Metals Obi, Akachukwu D.; Deng, Chun-Lin; Alexis, Andrew; Dickie, Diane A.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Chem. Commun. 2024 60, 1880. DOI: 10.1039/D3CC06226K *Hot Paper

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61. Air- and photo-stable luminescent carbodicarbene-azaboraacenium ions Deng, Chun-Lin; Obi, Akachukwu D.; Sarkar, Samir K.; Tra, Bi Youan E.; Dickie, Diane A.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Nat. Chem. 2024, 16, 437 DOI: 10.1038/s41557-023-01381-0

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2023

60. Bis(9-Boraphenanthrene) and its Stable Biradical Sarkar, Samir K.; Hollister, Kimberly K.; Molino, Andrew; Obi, Akachukwu D.; Deng, Chun-Lin; Tra, Bi Youan E.; Stewart, Brennan M.; Dickie, Diane A.; Wilson, David J. D.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2023, 145, 21475. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.3c07236 *Highlighted in ChemistryViews

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59. Solvatochromic and aggregation-induced emission active nitrophenyl-substituted pyrrolidinone-fused-1,2-azaborine with a pre-twisted molecular geometry Campbell Jr., Albert D.; Ellis, Kaia; Gordon, Lyric K.; Riley, Janiyah E.; Le, VuongVy; Hollister, Kimberly K.; Ajagbe, Stephen O.; Gozem, Samer; Hughley, Robert B.; Boswell, Adeline M.; Adjei-sah, Ophelia; Baruah, Prioska D.; Malone, Ra’Nya; Whitt, Logan M.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J.; Saint-Louis, Carl Jacky J. Mater. Chem. C. 2023, 11, 13740. DOI: 10.1039/D3TC03278G

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58. Photochemically and Thermally Generated BN-Doped Borafluorenate Heterocycles via Intramolecular Staudinger-Type Reactions Tra, Bi Youan E.; Molino, Andrew; Hollister, Kimberly K.; Sarkar, Samir K.; Dickie, Diane A.; Wilson, David J. D.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Inorg. Chem. 2023, 62, 15809. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.3c02284 *Featured Article *Most Read Article

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57. Boron-Doped Pentacenes: Isolation of 5,12- and 5,7-Diboratapentacene Dianions Barker, Joshua; Obi, Akachukwu D.; Dickie, Diane A.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2023, 145, 2028. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.2c11494 *Highlighted in ChemistryViews

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56. Approaching Dianionic Tetraoxadiborecine Macrocycles: 10-Membered Bora-Crown Ethers Incorporating Borafluorenate Units Wentz, Kelsie E.; Molino, Andrew; Freeman, Lucas A.; Dickie, Diane A.; Wilson, David J. D.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2023, 62, e202215772​. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202215772 *Hot Paper

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2022

55. A Multidimensional Approach to Carbodiphosphorane-Bismuth Coordination Chemistry: Cationization, Redox-Flexibility, and Stabilization of a Crystalline Bismuth Hydridoborate Obi, Akachukwu D.; Dickie, Diane A.; Tiznado, William.; Frenking, Gernot; Pan, Sudip; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Inorg. Chem. 2022, 61, 19452-19462. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.2c03337 *ACS Editors’ Choice Article

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54. Lewis Superacidic Heavy Pnictaalkene Cations: Comparative Assessment of Carbodicarbene-Stibenium and Carbodicarbene-Bismuthenium Ions Warring, Levi S.; Walley, Jacob E.; Dickie, Diane A.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Inorg. Chem. 2022, 61, 18640-18652. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.2c03135

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53. Carbene–Calcium Silylamides and Amidoboranes Obi, Akachukwu D.; Freeman, Lucas A.; Coates, Samuel J.; Alexis, Andrew J. H.; Frey, Nathan C.; Dickie, Diane A.; Webster, Charles E.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Organometallics 2022, 41, 3064-3072. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.2c00464

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52. Systematic Electronic and Structural Studies of 9-Carbene-9-Borafluorene Monoanions and Transformations into Luminescent Boron Spirocycles Wentz, Kelsie E.; Molino, Andrew; Freeman, Lucas A.; Dickie, Diane A.; Wilson, David J. D.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Inorg. Chem. 2022, 61, 17049-17058. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.2c01945

51. Activation of Carbon Dioxide by 9-Carbene-9-Borafluorene Monoanion: Carbon Monoxide-Releasing Transformation of Trioxaborinanone to Luminescent Dioxaborinanone Wentz, Kelsie E.; Molino, Andrew; Freeman, Lucas A.; Dickie, Diane A.; Wilson, David J. D.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. J. Am. Chem. Soc.2022, 144, 16276-16281. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.2c06845

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50. N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Assisted Reversible Migratory Coupling of Aminoborane at MagnesiumObi, Akachukwu D.; Frey, Nathan C.; Dickie, Diane A.; Webster, Charles E.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 61, e202211496. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202211496

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49. Synthesis and Reactivity of Low-Oxidation-State Alkaline Earth Metal Complexes Freeman, Lucas A.; Walley, Jacob E.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Nature Synthesis 2022, 1, 439-448​ . DOI: 10.1038/s44160-022-00077-6
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48. Isolation of Stable Borepin Radicals and Anions Hollister, Kimberly K. +; Yang, Wenlong +; Mondol, Ranajit; Wentz, Kelsie E.; Freeman, Lucas A.; Dickie, Diane A.; Molino, Andrew; Wilson, David J. D.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, e202202516. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202202516
*Highlighted in ChemistryViews

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47. Air-Stable Thermoluminescent Carbodicarbene-Borafluorenium Ions Hollister, Kimberly K.; Molino, Andrew; Walley, Jacob E.; Breiner, Grace; Wentz, Kelsie E.; Conley, Ashley M.; Dickie, Diane A.; Wilson, David J. D.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. J. Am. Chem. Soc.2022, 144, 590-598. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c11861

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2021

46. Recent Adventures in Beryllium Chemistry Walley, Jacob E.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry, 2021, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., DOI: 10.1002/9781119951438.eibc2788

45. Reactions of 9-Carbene-9-Borafluorene Monoanion and Selenium: Synthesis of Boryl-Substituted Selenides and Diselenides Wentz, Kelsie E.; Molino, Andrew; Freeman, Lucas A.; Dickie, Diane A.; Wilson, David J. D.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60, 13941-13949. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.1c02124 *ACS Editors’ Choice; Inorganic Chemistry Featured Article

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44. A Thermally Stable Magnesium Phosphaethynolate Grignard Complex Obi, Akachukwu D.; Machost, Haleigh R.; Dickie, Diane A.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Inorg. Chem.
2021, 60, 12481-12488. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.1c01700

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43. Stabilization of the Elusive 9-Carbene-9-Borafluorene Monoanion Wentz, Kelsie E.; Molino, Andrew; Weisflog, Sarah L.; Aishvaryadeep, Kaur; Dickie, Diane A.; Wilson, David J. D.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 13065-13072. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202103628 *Hot Paper, highlighted in ChemistryViews, ScienceDaily, Phys.org, EurekaAlert

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42. Indirect Access to Bismuth and Antimony Carbene-Phosphaketene Adducts and their Unusual Thermal Transformation to [NHC 2OCP][OCP] Walley, Jacob E.; Warring, Levi S.; Kertész, Erik; Wang, Guocang; Dickie, Diane A.; Benkő, Zoltán; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Inorg. Chem. 2021 , 60, 4733-4743. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c03683

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41. Surfactant Removal for Colloidal Nanocrystal Catalysts Mediated by N-Heterocyclic Carbene Godbold, Perrin; Johnson, Grayson; Obi, Akachukwu D.; Brown, Rebecca; Hwang, Sooyeon; Gilliard Jr., Robert J.; Zhang, Sen J. Am. Chem. Soc.2021, 143, 2644-2648. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c12278 *Highlighted in ChemistryViews

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40. Soluble, Crystalline, and Thermally Stable Alkali CO 2 and Carbonite (CO 22-) Clusters Supported by Cyclic (Alkyl)(Amino)Carbenes Freeman, Lucas A.; Obi, Akachukwu D.; Machost, Haleigh R.; Molino, Andrew; Nichols, Asa. W.; Dickie, Diane A.; Wilson, David J. D.; Machan, Charles W.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Chem. Sci. 2021, 12, 3544-3550. DOI: 10.1039/D0SC06851A *Invited: Themed Collection Celebrating 10 Years of Chemical Science

*Highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News*Most popular 2021 main group, inorganic and organometallic chemistry articles published in Chemical Science

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39. s-Block Multiple Bonds: Isolation of a Beryllium Imido Complex Wang, Guocang; Walley, Jacob E.; Dickie, Diane A.; Andrew; Wilson, David J. D.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 9407-9411. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202016027. *Hot paper, highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News

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38. Carbodicarbene Bismaalkene Cations: Unvravelling the Complexities of Carbene versus Carbone in Heavy Pnictogen Chemsitry Walley, Jacob E.; Warring, Levi; Wang, Guocang; Dickie, Diane A.; Pan, Sudip; Frenking, Gernot; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 6682-6690. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202014398.

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2020

37. N-Heterocyclic Carbene Mediated Ring Opening of Reduced Diazamagnesacycles Obi, Akachukwu D.; Freeman, Lucas A.; Dickie, Diane A.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Organometallics 2020, 39, 4575-4583. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.0c00620.

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36. Tris(carbene)-stabilization of Monomeric Magnesium Cations: A Neutral, Non-tethered Ligand Approach Obi, Akachukwu D.; Walley, Jacob E.; Dickie, Diane A.; Frey, Nathan C.; Wong, Yuen Onn; Webster, Charles E.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Organometallics 2020, 39, 4329-4339. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.0c00462
*Special Issue: Organometallic Chemistry of the Main-Group Elements

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35. An Update on the Organometallic Chemistry of the Main-Group Elements Gilliard Jr., Robert J.; Chiu, Ching-Wen Organometallics 2020, 39, 4123-4123. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.0c00736

34. Planar, Stair-stepped, and Twisted: Modulating Structure and Photophysics in Pyrene- and Benzene-Fused N-Heterocyclic Boranes Krantz, Kelsie E.; Weisflog, Sarah L.; Frey, Nathan C.; Yang, Wenlong; Dickie, Diane A.; Webster, Charles E.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Chem.−Eur. J. 2020, 26, 10072-10082. DOI: 10.1002/chem.202002118 *Invited: Young Chemists Special Issue to Commemorate Emerging Scientists (Celebration of the 25th Anniversary)

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33. Crystallographic Study of a Heteroleptic Chloroberyllium Borohydride Carbodicarbene Complex Walley, Jacob E.; Dickie, Diane A.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Z. Naturforsch. B 2020, 75, 495-501. DOI: 10.1515/znb-2020-0033 *Inivited: Themed Issue on Beryllium Chemistry

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32. A Stable, Crystalline Beryllium Radical Cation Wang, Guocang; Walley, Jacob E.; Dickie, Diane A.; Pan, Sudip; Frenking, Gernot; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 4560-4564. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b13777 *Highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News, and in Chemical & Engineering News – Molecules of the Year for 2020

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31. Crystalline BP-Doped Phenanthryne via Photolysis of The Elusive Boraphosphaketene Yang, Wenlong; Krantz, Kelsie E.; Dickie, Diane A.; Molino, Andrew; Wilson, David J. D.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 3971-3975. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201916362

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30. Persistent Borafluorene Radicals Yang, Wenlong; Krantz, Kelsie E.; Freeman, Lucas A.; Dickie, Diane A.; Molino, Andrew; Frenking, Gernot; Pan, Sudip; Wilson, David J. D.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 3850-3852. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201909627

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2019

29. Extremely Twisted and Bent Pyrene-Fused N-Heterocyclic Germylenes Krantz, Kelsie E.; Weisflog, Sarah L.; Yang, Wenlong; Dickie, Diane A.; Frey, Nathan C.; Webster, Charles E.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 14954-14957. DOI: 10.1039/C9CC08703F

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28. Low-Nuclearity Magnesium Hydride Complexes Stabilized by N-Heterocyclic Carbenes Freeman, Lucas A.; Walley, Jacob E.; Dickie, Diane A.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Dalton Trans., 2019, 48, 17174-17178. DOI: 10.1039/C9DT03915E

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27. N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Supported Aryl- and Alk-oxides of Beryllium and Magnesium Walley, Jacob E. ; Wong, Yuen Onn ; Freeman, Lucas A.; Dickie, Diane A.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Catalysts, 2019, 9, 934. †equal contribution DOI: 10.3390/catal9110934 *Invited: N‐Heterocyclic Carbenes and Their Complexes in Catalysis

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26. Cyclic(Alkyl)(Amino) Carbene-Promoted Ring Expansion of a Carbodicarbene Beryllacycle Walley, Jacob E.; Obi, Akachukwu D.; Breiner, Grace; Wang, Guocang; Dickie, Diane A.; Molino, A.; Dutton, Jason L.; Wilson, David J. D.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Inorg. Chem., 2019, 58, 11118-11126. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b01643.

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25. Stable Borepinium and Borafluorenium Heterocycles: A Reversible Thermochromic “Switch” Based on Boron-Oxygen Interactions Yang, Wenlong; Krantz, Kelsie E.; Freeman, Lucas A.; Dickie, Diane A.; Molino, Andrew; Kaur, A.; Wilson, David J. D.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Chem.−Eur. J. 2019, 25, 12512-12516. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201903348. *Hot Paper

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24. Stepwise Reduction at Magnesium and Beryllium: Cooperative Effects of Carbenes with Redox Non-Innocent α-Diimines Freeman, Lucas A.; Walley, Jacob E.; Wang, Guocang; Obi, Akachukwu D.; Dickie, Diane A.; Molino, Andrew; Wilson, David J. D.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Inorg. Chem., 2019, 58, 10554-10568. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b01058. *Invited: Celebrating the Year of the Periodic Table: Emerging Investigators in Inorganic Chemistry

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23. Metal-Free Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Mediated by Cyclic(Alkyl)(Amino) Carbenes Lipske, Lauren E. ; Freeman, Lucas A. ; Wang, Guocang; Dickie, Diane A.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J.; Machan, Charles W. Chem.−Eur. J. 2019, 25, 6098-6101. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201900316. †equal contribution *Top 10% Most Downloaded for 2019

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22. Isolation of Cyclic(Alkyl)(Amino) Carbene-Bismuthinidene Mediated by a Beryllium(0) Complex Wang, Guocang; Freeman, Lucas A.; Dickie, Diane A.; Mokrai, Réka; Benkő, Zoltán; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Chem.−Eur. J. 2019, 25, 4335-4339. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201900458. *Special Collection: United Nations International Year of the Periodic Table, and highlighted in ChemistryViews

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21. s-Block Carbodicarbene Chemistry: C(sp3)−H Activation and Cyclization Mediated by a Beryllium Center Walley, Jacob E.; Breiner, Grace; Wang, Guocang; Dickie, Diane A.; Molino, Andrew; Dutton, Jason L.; Wilson, David J. D.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 1967-1970. DOI: 10.1039/C8CC10022E.

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20. Two Carbenes Versus One in Magnesium Chemistry: Synthesis of Terminal Dihalide, Dialkyl, and Grignard Reagents Wong, Yuen Onn; Freeman, Lucas A.; Agakidou, A. Danai; Dickie, Diane; Webster, Charles E.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Organometallics2019, 38, 688-696. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.8b00866. *Most Downloaded List (Jan/Feb 2019)

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2018

19. Highly Reactive Cyclic(Alkyl)(Amino) Carbene- and N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Bismuth(III) Complexes: Synthesis, Structure, and Computations Wang, Guocang; Freeman, Lucas A.; Dickie, Diane A.; Mokrai, Réka; Benkő, Zoltán; Gilliard Jr., Robert J. Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57, 11687-11695. DOI: 10.1039/C8CC10022E *Most Downloaded List (Nov/Oct/Dec 2018)

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Prior to Independent Career

18. ‘Anionic 1-Aza-3,4-Diphospholides as redox active ligands’ – Suter, Riccardo; Gilliard Jr., Robert J.; Zoltán Benkő, Grützmacher, Hansjörg Inorg. Chem. Acta. 2021 (accepted)

17. ‘Synthons for the Development of New Organophosphorus Functional Materials’ – Gilliard Jr., Robert J.; Kieser, Jerod M.; Protasiewicz, John D., Main Group Strategies Towards Functional Hybrid Materials Wiley 2018;

16. ‘An Isolable Magnesium Diphosphaethynolate Complex’ – Gilliard Jr., Robert J.; Heift, Dominikus; Benkő, Zoltán; Kieser, Jerod M.; Rheingold, Arnold; Grützmacher, Hansjörg; Protasiewicz, John D. Dalton Trans.2018, 47, 666-669.

15. ‘Synthesis of P 2C 2O 2 and P 2COvia NHC-Mediated Coupling of the Phosphaethynolate Anion’ – Gilliard Jr., Robert J.; Suter, Riccardo; Schrader, Erik; Benkő, Zoltán; Rheingold, Arnold; Grützmacher, Hansjörg; Protasiewicz, John D. Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 12325-12328.

14. Kieser, Jerod M.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J.; Rheingold, Arnold; Grützmacher, Hansjörg, Protasiewicz, John D.; ‘Insertion of Sodium Phosphaethynolate, Na[OCP], into a Zirconium-Benzyne Complex’Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 5110-5112.

13. ‘From the Parent Phosphinidene-Carbene Adduct NHC=PH to Cationic P4-Rings and P 2-Cycloaddition Products’ – Beil, Andreas; Gilliard Jr., Robert J.; Grützmacher, Hansjörg Dalton Trans. 2016,45, 2044-2052.

12. ‘Dynamic Complexation of Copper(I) Chloride byCarbene-Stabilized Disilicon’ – Chen,Mingwei; Wang, Yuzhong; Yaoming, Xie; Wei, Pingrong; Gilliard Jr., Robert J.; Schwartz, Nichole A.; Schaefer III, Henry F.; Schleyer, Paul v. R.; Robinson, Gregory H. Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 9208-9211.

11. ‘Synthesis and Molecular Structure of an Abnormal Carbene Gallium Chloride Complex’ – Chen, Mingwei; Wang, Yuzhong; Gilliard Jr., Robert J.; Wei, Pingrong; Schwartz, Nichole A.; Robinson, Gregory H. Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 14211-14214.

10. ‘N-Heterocyclic Olefin-Stabilized Borenium Cations’ – Wang, Yuzhong; Abraham, Mariham Y.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J.; Sexton, Daniel R.; Wei, Pingrong; Robinson, Gregory H. Organometallics 2013, 32, 6639-6642.

9. ‘Oxidation of Carbene-Stabilized Diarsenic: Diarsene Dications and Diarsenic Radical Cations’ – Abraham, Mariham Y.; Wang, Yuzhong; Yaoming, Xie; Gilliard Jr., Robert J.; Wei, Pingrong; Vaccaro, Brian J.; Johnson, Michael K.; Schaefer III, Henry F.; Schleyer, Paul v. R.; Robinson, Gregory H. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 2486-2488.

8. ‘NHC-Stabilized Triorganozincates: Syntheses, Structures, and Transformation to Abnormal Carbene-Zinc Complexes’ – Wang, Yuzhong; Yaoming, Xie; Abraham, Mariham Y.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J.; Wei, Pingrong; Schaefer III, Henry F.; Schleyer, Paul v. R.; Robinson, Gregory H. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 10173-10176.

7. ‘Carbene-Stabilized Beryllium Borohydride’ – Gilliard Jr., Robert J.; Abraham, Mariham Y.; Wang, Yuzhong; Wei, Pingrong; Yaoming, Xie; Quillian, Brandon; Schaefer III, Henry F.; Schleyer, Paul v. R.; Robinson, Gregory H. ‘Carbene-Stabilized Beryllium Borohydride’ J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 9953-9955.

6. ‘From Anionic Dicarbenes to Abnormal Carbene-Borane Complexes’ – Wang, Yuzhong; Yaoming, Xie; Abraham, Mariham Y.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J.; Wei, Pingrong; Smith, Jared C.; Robinson, Gregory H.Organometallics 2012, 131, 791-793.

5. ‘Carbene-Stabilized Parent Phosphinidene’ – Wang, Yuzhong; Yaoming, Xie; Abraham, Mariham Y.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J.; Wei, Pingrong; Schaefer III, Henry F.; Schleyer, Paul v. R.; Robinson, Gregory H. Organometallics 2010, 132, 14370-14372.

4. ‘Metal Ion Detection by Luminescent 1,3-bis(dimethylamino)xyl Receptor-Modified Chromophores and Cruciforms’ – Malgalum, Anshuman; Gilliard Jr., Robert J.; Hanley, Jessica M.; Parker, Austa M.; Smith, Rhett C. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2010, 8, 5620-5627.

3. ‘Poly( p-phenylene ethylene) Incorporating Sterically Enshroudingm-Terphenyl Oxycyclophane Canopies’ – Morgan, Brad P., Gilliard Jr., Robert J.; Loungani, Rahul S.; Smith, Rhett C. “ Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2009, 30, 1399-1405. *Cover Article

2. ‘Canopied trans-chelating Bis(N-heterocyclic Carbene) Ligand: Synthesis, Structure and Catalysis’ – Morgan, Brad P.; Galdamez, Gabriela A.; Gilliard Jr., Robert J.; Smith, Rhett C. Dalton Trans. 2009, 11, 2020-2028.

1. ‘Chromophore-Derivatized Semifluorinated Polymers for Colorimetric and Turn-On Fluorescent Anion Detection’ – Gilliard Jr., Robert J.; Iacono, Scott T.; Buddy, Stephen M.; Moody, Justin D.; Smith Jr., Dennis W.; Smith, Rhett C. Sens. Actuators B. 2009, 143, 1-5.