Publications

Homogeneous electrocatalytic oxidation of ammonia to N2 under mild conditions, Habibzadeh, F.; Miller, S. L.; Hamann, T. W.; Smith, M. R., III. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 2019, 116, 2849–2853.

Achieving High Ortho Selectivity in Aniline C–H Borylations by Modifying Boron Substituents, Smith, M. R., III; Bisht, R.; Haldar, C.; Pandey, G.; Dannatt, J. E.; Ghaffari, B.; Maleczka, R. E., Jr.; Chattopadhyay, B. ACS Catal. 2018, 8, 6216–6223.

Cobalt-Catalyzed C–H Borylation of Alkyl Arenes and Heteroarenes Including the First Selective Borylations of Secondary Benzylic C–H Bonds, Jayasundara, C. R. K.; Sabasovs, D.; Staples, R. J.; Oppenheimer, J.; Smith, M. R., III; Maleczka, R. E., Jr. Organometallics 2018, 37, 1567–1574.

Ir-Catalyzed ortho-Borylation of Phenols Directed by Substrate-Ligand Electrostatic Interactions: A Combined Experimental/in Silico Strategy for Optimizing Weak Interactions, Chattopadhyay, B.; Dannatt, J. E.; Andujar-De Sanctis, I. L.; Gore, K. A.; Maleczka, R. E., Jr; Singleton, D. A.; Smith, M. R., III. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 7864–7871.

As Precious as Platinum: Iron Nitride for Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Liquid Ammonia, Little, D. J.; Edwards, D. O.; Smith, M. R., III; Hamann, T. W. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 9, 16228–16235.

Improved synthesis of electron deficient bipyridines, Li, H.; Oppenheimer, J.; Smith, M. R., III; Maleczka, R. E., Jr. Tetrahedron Lett. 2016, 57, 2231–2232.

Bismuth Acetate as a Catalyst for the Sequential Protodeboronation of Di- and Triborylated Indoles, Shen, F.; Tyagarajan, S.; Perera, D.; Krska, S. W.; Maligres, P. E.; Smith, M. R., III; Maleczka, R. E., Jr. Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 1554–1557.

Catalytic borylation of methane, Smith, K. T.; Berritt, S.; González-Moreiras, M.; Ahn, S.; Smith, M. R., III; Baik, M.-H.; Mindiola, D. J. Science 2016, 351, 1424–1427.

Dextran functionalization enhances nanoparticle-mediated siRNA delivery and silencing, Vocelle, D.; Chesniak, O. M.; Malefyt, A. P.; Comiskey, G.; Adu-Berchie, K.; Smith, M. R., III; Chan, C.; Walton, S. P. Technology 2016, 4, 42–54.

Gregory L. Hillhouse: His Life, His Art, His Science, and the Rise of “Double Nickel,” Mindiola, D. J.; Smith, M. R., III; Bercaw, J. E. Organometallics 2015, 34, 4633–4636.

Harnessing C–H Borylation/Deborylation for Selective Deuteration, Synthesis of Boronate Esters, and Late Stage Functionalization, Kallepalli, V. A.; Gore, K. A.; Shi, F.; Sanchez, L.; Chotana, G. A.; Miller, S. L.; Maleczka, R. E., Jr.; Smith, M. R., III. J. Org. Chem. 2015, 80, 8341–8353.

Reversible Borylene Formation from Ring Opening of Pinacolborane and Other Intermediates Generated from Five-Coordinate Tris-Boryl Complexes: Implications for Catalytic C–H Borylation, Ghaffari, B.; Vanchura, B. A.; Chotana, G. A.; Staples, R. J.; Holmes, D.; Maleczka, R. E., Jr.; Smith, M. R., III. Organometallics 2015, 34, 4732–4740.

Electrolysis of liquid ammonia for hydrogen generation, Little, D. J.; Smith, M. R., III; Hamann, T. W. Energy Environ. Sci. 2015, 8, 2775–2781.

A Catalytic Borylation/Dehalogenation Route to o-Fluoro Arylboronates, Jayasundara, C. R. K.; Unold, J. M.; Oppenheimer, J.; Smith, M. R., III; Maleczka, R. E., Jr. Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 6072–6075.

Silyl phosphorus and nitrogen donor chelates for homogeneous ortho borylation catalysis, Ghaffari, B.; Preshlock, S. M.; Plattner, D. L.; Staples, R. J.; Maligres, P. E.; Krska, S. W.; Maleczka, R. E., Jr.; Smith, M. R., III. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 14345–14348.

High-Throughput Optimization of Ir-Catalyzed C–H Borylation: A Tutorial for Practical Applications, Preshlock, S. M.; Ghaffari, B.; Maligres, P. E.; Krska, S. W.; Maleczka, R. E., Jr.; Smith, M. R., III. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 7572–7582.

A Traceless Directing Group for C-H Borylation, Preshlock, S. M.; Plattner, D. L.; Maligres, P. E.; Krska, S. W.; Maleczka, R. E., Jr.; Smith, M. R., III. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 12915–12919.

Outer-sphere direction in iridium C-H borylation, Roosen, P. C.; Kallepalli, V. A.; Chattopadhyay, B.; Singleton, D. A.; Maleczka, R. E., Jr.; Smith, M. R., III. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 11350–11353.

Practical One-Pot C-H Activation/Borylation/Oxidation: Preparation of 3-Bromo-5-methylphenol on a Multigram Scale, Norberg, A. M.; Smith, M. R., III; Maleczka, R. E., Jr. Synthesis-Stuttgart 2011, 2011, 857–859.

Electronic effects in iridium C-H borylations: insights from unencumbered substrates and variation of boryl ligand substituents, Vanchura, B. A., II; Preshlock, S. M.; Roosen, P. C.; Kallepalli, V. A.; Staples, R. J.; Maleczka, R. E., Jr.; Singleton, D. A.; Smith, M. R., III. Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 7724–7726.

Divergent Synthesis of 2,3,5-Substituted Thiophenes by C-H Activation/Borylation/Suzuki Coupling, Kallepalli, V. A.; Sanchez, L.; Li, H.; Gesmundo, N. J.; Turton, C. L.; Maleczka, R. E., Jr.; Smith, M. R., III. Heterocycles 2010, 80, 1429–1448.

Boc Groups as Protectors and Directors for Ir-Catalyzed C-H Borylation of Heterocycles, Kallepalli, V. A.; Shi, F.; Paul, S.; Onyeozili, E. N.; Maleczka, R. E., Jr.; Smith, M. R., III. J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 9199–9201.

Getting the sterics just right: a five-coordinate iridium trisboryl complex that reacts with C-H bonds at room temperature, Chotana, G. A.; Vanchura, B. A., 2nd; Tse, M. K.; Staples, R. J.; Maleczka, R. E., Jr.; Smith, M. R., III. Chem. Commun. 2009, No. 38, 5731–5733.

“Clickable” polyglycolides: Tunable synthons for thermoresponsive, degradable polymers, Jiang, X.; Vogel, E. B.; Smith, M. R., III; Baker, G. L. Macromolecules 2008, 41, 1937–1944.

Water-soluble thermoresponsive polylactides, Jiang, X.; Smith, M. R., III; Baker, G. L. Macromolecules 2008, 41, 318–324.

Glass transitions in polylactides, Baker, G. L.; Vogel, E. B.; Smith, M. R., III. Polym. Rev. 2008, 48, 64–84.

Cyclohexyl-substituted polyglycolides with high glass transition temperatures, Jing, F.; Smith, M. R., III; Baker, G. L. Macromolecules 2007, 40, 9304–9312.

Amphiphilic PEG/alkyl-grafted comb polylactides, Jiang, X.; Vogel, E. B.; Smith, M. R., III; Baker, G. L. Journal of Polymer Science Part A-Polymer Chemistry 2007, 45, 5227–5236.

Synthesis of polymandelide: A degradable polylactide derivative with polystyrene-like properties, Liu, T.; Simmons, T. L.; Bohnsack, D. A.; Mackay, M. E.; Smith, M. R., III; Baker, G. L. Macromolecules 2007, 40, 6040–6047.

Ir-Catalyzed Functionalization of 2-Substituted Indoles at the 7-Position: Nitrogen-Directed Aromatic Borylation, Paul, S.; Chotana, G. A.; Holmes, D.; Reichle, R. C.; Maleczka, R. E.; Smith, M. R. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 15552–15553.

One-pot borylation/amination reactions: Syntheses of arylamine boronate esters from halogenated arenes, Holmes, D.; Chotana, G. A.; Maleczka, R. E., Jr; Smith, M. R., 3rd. Org. Lett. 2006, 8, 1407–1410.

Aromatic borylation/amidation/oxidation: A rapid route to 5-substituted 3-amidophenols, Shi, F.; Smith, M. R., III; Maleczka, R. E., Jr. Org. Lett. 2006, 8, 1411–1414.

Regulation of osteoblast gene expression and phenotype by polylactide-fatty acid surfaces, Porter, K.; Hossain, M.; Wang, M.; Radano, C. P.; Baker, G. L.; Smith, M. R., III; McCabe, L. R. Mol. Biol. Rep. 2006, 33, 1–12.

Sterically Directed Functionalization of Aromatic C-H Bonds: Selective Borylation Ortho to Cyano Groups in Arenes and Heterocycles, Chotana, G. A.; Rak, M. A.; Smith, M. R., III. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 10539–10544.

C-H Activation/Borylation/Oxidation: A One-Pot Unified Route To Meta-Substituted Phenols Bearing Ortho-/Para-Directing Groups, Maleczka, R. E., Jr.; Shi, F.; Holmes, D.; Smith, M. R. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 7792–7793.

Remarkably selective iridium catalysts for the elaboration of aromatic C-H bonds, Cho, J.-Y.; Tse, M. K.; Holmes, D.; Maleczka, R. E., Jr; Smith, M. R., 3rd. Science 2002, 295, 305–308.

Regioselective aromatic borylation in an inert solvent, Tse, M. K.; Cho, J. Y.; Smith, M. R., III. Org. Lett. 2001, 3, 2831–2833.

Steric and chelate directing effects in aromatic borylation, Cho, J. Y.; Iverson, C. N.; Smith, M. R., III. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2000, 122, 12868–12869.

Stereoselective polymerization of a racemic monomer with a racemic catalyst: Direct preparation of the polylactic acid stereocomplex from racemic lactide, Radano, C. P.; Baker, G. L.; Smith, M. R., III. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2000, 122, 1552–1553.

Five- and Six-Coordinate Group 4 Compounds Stabilized by beta-Ketiminate and Diketiminate Ligands: Syntheses and Comparisons between Solid-State and Solution Structures, Kakaliou, L.; Scanlon, W. J., IV; Qian, B.; Baek, S. W.; Smith, M. R., III; Motry, D. H. Inorg. Chem. 1999, 38, 5964–5977.

Stoichiometric and Catalytic B-C bond Formation from Unactivated Hydrocarbons and Boranes, Iverson, C. N.; Smith, M. R., III. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1999, 121, 7696–7697.

Synthesis, structure, and reactivity of β-diketiminate boron(III) complexes, Qian, B.; Baek, S. W.; Smith, M. R., III. Polyhedron 1999, 18, 2405–2414.

Syntheses and structures of five-coordinate zirconium alkyl complexes supported by diketiminate ligands, Qian, B. X.; Scanlon, W. J.; Smith, M. R., III; Motry, D. H. Organometallics 1999, 18, 1693–1698.

A mechanistic dichotomy in the reactions of Cp2M(CH2=CHMe) (M = Nb, Ta) with catecholborane: Generation of boryl complexes by propylene hydroboration and propylene loss, Lantero, D. R.; Miller, S. L.; Cho, J. Y.; Ward, D. L.; Smith, M. R., III. Organometallics 1999, 18, 235–247.

Advances in metal boryl and metal-mediated B-X activation chemistry, Smith, M. R., III. In PROGRESS IN INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, VOL 48; Karlin, K. D., Ed.; 1999; Vol. 48, pp 505–567.

Synthesis, structure, and reactivity of beta-diketiminato aluminum complexes, Qian, B. X.; Ward, D. L.; Smith, M. R., III. Organometallics 1998, 17, 3070–3076.

Group 5 metallocene complexes as models for metal-mediated hydroboration: Synthesis of a reactive borane adduct, endo-Cp*2Nb(H2BO2C6H4), via hydroboration of coordinated olefins, Lantero, D. R.; Ward, D. L.; Smith, M. R., III. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1997, 119, 9699–9708.

Efficient olefin diboration by a base-free platinum catalyst, Iverson, C. N.; Smith, M. R., III. Organometallics 1997, 16, 2757–2759.

Significance of borane tuning in titanium-catalyzed borylation chemistry, Motry, D. H.; Brazil, A. G.; Smith, M. R., III. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1997, 119, 2743–2744.

Mechanistic investigation of stoichiometric alkyne insertion into Pt-B bonds and related chemistry bearing on the catalytic diborylation of alkynes mediated by platinum(II) diboryl complexes, Iverson, C. N.; Smith, M. R., III. Organometallics 1996, 15, 5155–5165.

Facile, Metal-Mediated Dehydrogenative Borylation of Ethylene: Selective Conversion of a Titanium-Bound Olefin to a Vinylboronate Ester, Motry, D. H.; Smith, M. R., III. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1995, 117, 6615–6616.

Reactivity of Organoplatinum Complexes with C6H4O2B-BO2C6H4: Synthesis of a Platinum Diboryl Complex with, and without, Metathesis of Boron–Boron and Metal-Carbon Bonds, Iverson, C. N.; Smith, M. R., III. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1995, 117, 4403–4404.

Synthesis of endo-Cp2TaH2(BO2C6H4) and exo-Cp2TaH2(BO2C6H4): Regioisomers of the First Tantalum Boryl Complexes, Lantero, D. R.; Motry, D. H.; Ward, D. L.; Smith, M. R., III. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1994, 116, 10811–10812.