1. Lambić, N. S.; Sommer R. D. and Ison, E. A. “Synthesis and reactivity of nitridorhenium complexes incorporating the mercaptoethylsulfide (SSS) ligand.” Dalton Trans., 2020,49, 6127-6134.
  2. Santiago, A. J. S.; Brown, C. A.; Sommer, R. D. and Ison, E. A. “Identification of key functionalization species in the Cp*Ir(III)-catalyzed-ortho halogenation of benzamides.” Dalton Trans., 2020, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/D0DT00565G.
  3. Brown, C. A; Lilly, C. P.; Lambic, N. S.; Sommer, R. D. and Ison, E. A. “Synthesis and Reactivity of Re(III) and Re(V) Fischer Carbenes.” Organometallics 2020, 39, 388-396 (DOI:10.1021/acs.organomet.9b00600).
  4. Lambic, N. S.; Brown, C. A.; Sommer, R. D. and Ison, E. A. “High-valent nitridorhenium(V) complexes containing PNP ligands: implications of ligand flexibility.” Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 758-768.           
  5. Lambic, N. S.; Brown, C. A.; Sommer, R. D. and Ison, E. A.” Dramatic Increase in the Rate of Olefin Insertion by Coordination of Lewis Acids to the Oxo Ligand in Oxorhenium(V) Hydrides.” Organometallics, 2017, 36, 2042–2051.
  6. Ison, A.; Ison, E. A. and Perry, C. M.” Oxorhenium Complexes for Catalytic Hydrosilylation and Hydrolytic Hydrogen Production: A Multiweek Advanced Laboratory Experiment for Undergraduate Students.” J. Chem. Educ., 2017, 94, 790–794.
  7. Pérez, D. E.; Smeltz, J. L.; Sommer, R. D.; Boyle, P. D. and Ison, E. A.” Cationic Rhenium (III) Complexes: Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity for Hydrosilylation of Aldehydes.” Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 4609-4616.
  8. Lambic, N. S.; Sommer, R. D.; Ison, E. A.” Tuning Catalytic Activity in the Hydrogenation of Unactivated Olefins with Transition-Metal Oxos as the Lewis Base Component of Frustrated Lewis Pairs.” ACS Catal. 2017, 7, 1170-1180.
  9. Robbins, L. K.; Lilly, C. P.; Sommer, R. D., and Ison, E. A.” Effect of the Ancillary Ligand on the Mechanism for CO Migratory Insertion in High-Valent Oxorhenium Complexes.” Organometallics 2016, 35, 3530-3537.
  10. Lambic, N. S.; Lilly, C. P.; Sommer, R. D.; Ison, E. A.” Mechanism for the Reaction of CO with Oxorhenium Hydrides: Migratory Insertion of CO into Rhenium Hydride and Formyl Bonds leads to Migration from Rhenium to the Oxo Ligand.” Organometallics 2016, 35, 3060-3068.
  11. Lambic, N. S.; Lilly, C. P.; Robbins, L. K.; Sommer, R. D.; Ison, E. A.” Reductive Carbonylation of Oxorhenium Hydrides Induced by Lewis Acids.” Organometallics 2016, 35, 2822-2829.
  12. Kerr, M.; Ahmed, I.; Gunay, A.; Venditto, N.; Zhu, F.; Ison, E.; Emmert, M. “Non-directed, Carbonate-Mediated C–H Activation and Aerobic C–H Oxygenation with Cp* Ir Catalysts.” Dalton Trans. 2016, 45, 9942–9947.
  13. Frasco, D. A.; Mukherjee, S.; Sommer, R. D.; Perry, C. M.; Lambic, N. S.; Abboud, K. A.; Jakubikova, E.; Ison, E. A. ” Nondirected C–H Activation of Arenes with Cp* Ir (III) Acetate Complexes: An Experimental and Computational Study.” Organometallics , 2016, 35, 2435–2445.
  14. Lambic, N. S.; Sommer, R. D.; Ison, E. A. “Transition-Metal Oxos as the Lewis Basic Component of Frustrated Lewis Pairs.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 4832.
  15. Robbins, L. K.; Lilly, C. P.; Smeltz, J. L.; Boyle, P. D. and Ison, E. A. “Synthesis and Reactivity of Oxorhenium (V) Methyl, Benzyl, and Phenyl Complexes with CO: Implications for a Unique Mechanism for Migratory Insertion. ” Organometallics , 2015, 34, 3152–3158.
  16. Lehman, C. M.; Pahls, D. R.; Meredith, J. H.; Sommer, R. D.; Heinekey, D. M.; Cundari, T. R. and Ison, E. A. “Oxyfunctionalization with Cp*IrIII(NHC)(Me)(Cl) with O2: Identification of a Rare Bimetallic IrIV u-oxo Intermediate. ” J. Am. Chem. Soc. , 2015,137, 3574–3584.
  17. Frasco, D. A.; Sommer, R. D. and Ison, E. A. “ortho-C–H Activation of Thiobenzoic Acid: Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity of Iridium Thiobenzoate Complexes. ” Organometallics, 2014, 34, 275–279.
  18. Lehman, M. C.; Boyle, P. D.; Sommer, R. D. and Ison, E. A. “Oxyfunctionalization with Cp*IrIII(NHC)(Me)L Complexes. ” Organometallics, 2014, 33, 5081–5084.
  19. Frasco, D. A.; Lilly, C. P.; Boyle, P. D. and Ison, E. A. “Cp*IrIII-Catalyzed Oxidative Coupling of Benzoic Acids with Alkynes. ” ACS Catal., 2013, 3, 2421–2429.
  20. Lehman, M. C.; Gary, J. B.; Boyle, P. D.; Sanford, M. S.; and Ison, E. A. “Effect of Solvent and Ancillary Ligands on the Catalytic H/D Exchange Reactivity of Cp*IrIII(L) Complexes.” ACS Catal., 2013, 3, 2304–2310.
  21. Liu, S.; Senocak, A.; Smeltz, J. L; Yang, L.; Wegenhart, B.; Yi, J.; Kenttämaa, H. I.; Ison, E. A. and Abu-Omar, M. M. “Mechanism of MTO-Catalyzed Deoxydehydration of Diols to Alkenes Using Sacrificial Alcohols.” Organometallics, 2013, 32, 3210–3219.
  22. Smeltz, J. L.; Lilly, C. P.; Boyle, P. D.; and Ison, E. A. “The Electronic Nature of Terminal Oxo Ligands in Transition-Metal Complexes: Ambiphilic Reactivity of Oxorhenium Species.” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 9433–9441.
  23. Smeltz, Jessica L.; Boyle, Paul D.; Ison, Elon A.The Role of Low-Valent Re Species in Catalytic Hydrosilylation Reactions with OxoRhenium Catalysts.” Organometallics, 2012, 31, 5994–5997.
  24. Lilly, Cassandra P.; Boyle, Paul D.; Ison, Elon A. “Synthesis of Oxorhenium Acetyl and Benzoyl Complexes Incorporating Diamido Pyridine Ligands: Implications for the Mechanism of CO Insertion.” Organometallics, 2012, 31, 4295-4301.
  25. Ison, E. A.; Ison, A. “Green and Sustainable Chemistry in the Undergraduate Labs: Teaching the Full Spectrum of Research Skills through Synthesis and the Application of Catalysis.” J. Chem. Ed., 2012, 89, 1575-1577.
  26. Smeltz, Jessica L.; Webster, Charles Edwin; Ison, Elon A. “Computational Investigation of the Mechanism for the Activation of CO by Oxorhenium Complexes.” Organometallics, 2012, 31, 4055-4062.
  27. Lilly, Cassandra P.; Boyle, Paul D.; Ison, Elon A. “Synthesis and Characterization of Oxorhenium(V) Diamido Pyridine Complexes that Catalyze Oxygen Atom Transfer Reactions.” Dalton Trans. 201140, 11815-11821.
  28. Travia, Nicholas E.; Xu, Zhenggang; Keith, Jason M.; Ison, Elon A.; Fanwick, Phillip E.; Hall, Michael B.; Abu-Omar, Mahdi M. “Observation of Inductive Effects That Cause a Change in the Rate-Determining Step for the Conversion of Rhenium Azides to Imido Complexes.” Inorganic Chemistry 201150, 10505-10514.
  29. Engelman, Kristi L.; Feng, Yuee; Ison, Elon A. “C-H Bond Functionalization of Benzoic Acid: Catalytic Synthesis of 2-Hydroxy-6H-benzo[c]chromen-6-ones Using (Cp*IrCl2)2.” Organometallics 201130, 4572-4577.
  30. Smeltz, Jessica L.; Boyle, Paul D.; Ison, Elon A. “Mechanism for the Activation of Carbon Monoxide via Oxorhenium Complexes.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011133, 13288-13291.
  31. Feng, Y.; Jiang, B.; Boyle, P. A.; Ison, E. A. “Effect of Ancillary Ligands and Solvents on H/D Exchange Reactions Catalyzed by Cp*Ir Complexes.” Organometallics, 2010, 29, 2857–2867.
  32. Corbin, R. A.; Ison, E. A.; Abu-Omar, M. M. “Catalysis by Cationic Oxorhenium(V): Hydrolysis and Alcoholysis of Organic Silanes.” Dalton Trans. 2009, 2850-2855.
  33. Feng, Y.; Aponte, J.; Houseworth, P.; Boyle, P. D., Ison, E. A. “Synthesis of Oxorhenium (V) Complexes with Diamido Amine Ancillary Ligands and Their Role in Oxygen Atom Transfer Catalysis.” Inorg. Chem. 2009, 48, 11058-11066.
  34. Jiang, B.; Feng, Y.; Ison, E. A. “Mechanistic Investigations of the Iridium(III) Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidation of Primary and Secondary Alcohols.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 14462-14466.
  35. Ison, E. A.; Cessarich J., Travia N. E. , Fanwick, P. E.; and Abu-Omar, M. M. “Synthesis of Cationic Rhenium(VII) Oxo Imido Complexes and Their Tunability Towards Oxygen Atom Transfer.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 1167-1178.
  36. Ison E. A., Cessarich J., and Abu-Omar M. M.; “Synthesis of Cationic Oxorhenium Salen Complexes via -Oxo Abstraction and Their Activity in Catalytic Reductions.” Inorg. Chem. 2006, 45, 2385-2387.
  37. Ison E. A., Trivedi E. R., Corbin R. A., and Abu-Omar M. M; “Mechanism for Reduction Catalysis by Metal Oxo: Hydrosilation of Organic Carbonyl Groups Catalyzed by a Rhenium(V) Oxo Complex.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 15374-15375.
  38. Ison E. A., Corbin R. A. and Abu-Omar M. M; “Hydrogen Production from the Hydrolytic Oxidation of Organosilanes using a Cationic Oxorhenium Catalyst.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 11938-11939
    1. Highlighted in Scientific American.Com: Article “New Catalyst Produces Hydrogen from Water”.
  39. Ison E. A., Boncella J. M., Abboud K. A.; “Synthesis and Reactivity of Mo(IV) Complexes with Alkyl and Aryl Isocyanides.” Organometallics 2005, 24, 6310-6318.
  40. Ison E. A.; Boncella J. M.; Abboud K. A.; “Synthesis and Reactivity of Group 6 Imido Diamido Metallacyclopentenes and Metallacyclopentadienes, and the Mechanism of Ethylene Exchange from Metallacyclopentane Complexes.” Organometallics 2005, 24, 1557-1564.
  41. Ison, E. A.; Cameron, T. M.; Abboud, K. A.; Boncella, J. M. “Synthesis, Structure, and Dynamics of Molybdenum Imido Alkyne Complexes.”. Organometallics 2004, 23, 4070-4076.
  42. Ison E. A.; Abboud K. A.; Ghiviriga I.; Boncella J. M.; “Alkyl Aluminum Induced Diamide Transfer from Group 6 Imido Diamido Complexes.” Organometallics 2004, 23, 929-931.


Book Chapters

  1. Ison, E. A., Toward N—N Bond Cleavage: Synthesis and Reactivity of Group 7 Dinitrogen Complexes. Transition Metal-Dinitrogen Complexes: Preparation and Reactivity 2019.