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Refereed Journal Articles

Vollmer, M. V.; Xie, J.; Cammarota, R. C.; Young, Jr, V. G.; Bill, E.*; Gagliardi, L.*; Lu, C. C.*Formal Nickelate(−I) Complexes Supported by Group 13 Ions: Where are the Valence Electrons?Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 2018, in press.
co-first authors.
Nickel-gallium catalyst
Ye, J.*; Cammarota, R. C.; Xie, J.; Vollmer, M. V.; Truhlar, D. G.; Cramer, C. J.; Lu, C. C.*; Gagliardi, L.*Rationalizing the Reactivity of Bimetallic Molecular Catalysts for CO2 Hydrogenation.” ACS Catal. 2018, 8, 4955-4968. Nickel-gallium catalyst
Webber, T. E.; Liu, W.-G.; Desai, S. P.; Lu, C. C., Truhlar, D. G.; Penn, R. L.*Role of a Modulator in the Synthesis of Phase-Pure NU-1000.” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9, 39342–39346.
Cammarota, R. C.; Vollmer, M. V.; Xie, J.; Ye, J.; Linehan, J. C.; Burgess, S. A.; Appel, A. M.; Gagliardi, L.; Lu, C. C.*A Bimetallic Nickel-Gallium Complex Catalyzes CO2 Hydrogenation via the Intermediacy of an Anionic d10 Nickel Hydride.” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 14244-14250.
Nickel-gallium catalyst
Vollmer, M. V.; Xie, J.; Lu, C. C.* Stable Dihydrogen Complexes of Cobalt(-I) Suggest an Inverse trans-Influence of Lewis Acidic Group 13 Metalloligands.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 6570-6573.
pull-pull interaction
Desai, S. P.; Malonzo, C. D.; Webber, T.; Duan, J.; Thompson, A. B.; Tereniak, S. J.; DeStefano, M. R.; Buru, C. T.; Li, Z.; Penn, R. L.; Farha, O. K.; Hupp, J. T.; Stein, A.*; Lu, C. C.* “Assembly of Dicobalt and Cobalt-Aluminum Oxide Clusters on Metal-Organic Framework and Nanocast Silica Supports.” Farad. Discuss. 2017, 201, 287-302.
co-first authors
Silical nanocasting
Moore, J. T.; Smith, N. E.; Lu, C. C.*Structure and Dynamic NMR Behavior of Rhodium Complexes Supported by Lewis Acidic Group 13 Metallatranes.” Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 5689-5701
Rh complexes
Miller, D. L.; Siedschlag, R. B.; Clouston, L. J.; Young, V.G., Jr.; Chen, Y.-S.; Bill, E.*; Gagliardi, L.*; Lu, C. C.*Redox Pairs of Diiron and Iron-Cobalt Complexes with High-Spin Ground States.Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55, 9725-9735
LFeCoCl and LFeCo
Thompson, A. B.; Pahls, D. R.; Bernales, V.; Gallington, L. C.; Malonzo, C. D.; Webber, T.; Tereniak, S. J.; Wang, T. C.; Desai, S. P.; Li, Z.; Kim, I. S.; Gagliardi, L.; Penn, R. L.; Chapman, K. W.; Stein, A.; Farha, O. K.; Hupp, J. T.; Martinson, A. B. F.; Lu, C. C.*Installing Heterobimetallic Cobalt-Aluminum Single-Sites on a Metal Organic Framework Support.” Chem. Mater. 2016, 28, 6753-6762
Cobalt-aluminum heterobimetallic in MOF
Cammarota, R. C.*; Clouston, L. J.; Lu, C. C.*Leveraging Molecular Metal-Support Interactions for H2 and N2 Activation.” Coord. Chem. Rev. 2017, 334, 100-111. bonding interactions
Malonzo, C. D.; Shaker, S. M.; Ren, L.; Prinslow, S. D.; Platero-Prats, A. E.; Gallington, L. C.; Borycz, J.; Thompson, A. B.; Wang, T. C.; Farha, O. K.; Hupp, J. T.; Lu, C. C.; Chapman, K. W.; Myers, J. C.; Penn, R. L.; Gagliardi, L.; Tsapatsis, M.; Stein, A.*Thermal Stabilization of Metal–Organic Framework-Derived Single-Site Catalytic Clusters through Nanocasting.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 2739-2748.
Clouston, L. J.; Bernales, V.; Cammarota, R. C.; Carlson, R. K.; Bill, E.; Gagliardi, L.*; Lu, C. C.*Heterobimetallic Complexes that Bond Vanadium to Iron, Cobalt, and Nickel.” Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 11669-11679.
Vanadium bimetallic complexes
Eisenhart, R. J.; Carlson, R. K.; Clouston, L. J.; Young, V. G., Jr.; Cheng, Y.-S.; Bill, E.*; Gagliardi, L.*; Lu, C. C.*Influence of Copper Oxidation State on the Bonding and Electronic Structure of Cobalt-Copper Complexes.” Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 11330-11338 Co-Cu bonds and spin states
Eisenhart, R. J.; Clouston, L. J.; Lu, C. C.*Configuring Bonds Between First-Row Transition Metals.” Acc. Chem. Res. 2015, 48, 2885-2894.
Bi-metal pairings
Cammarota, R. C.; Lu, C. C.*Tuning Nickel with Lewis Acidic Group 13 Metalloligands for Catalytic Olefin Hydrogenation.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 12486-12489
Lewis acidity in Ni-Me complexes
Carlson, R. K.; Odoh, S. O.; Tereniak, S. J.; Lu, C. C.; Gagliardi, L. “Can Multiconfigurational Self-Consistent Field Theory and Density Functional Theory Correctly Predict the Ground State of Metal-Metal Bonded Complexes?J. Chem. Theory Comput. 2015, 11, 4093-4101.
Eisenhart, R. J.; Rudd, P. A.; Planas, N.; Boyce, D. W.; Carlson, R. K.; Tolman, W. B.; Bill, E.*; Gagliardi, L.*; Lu, C. C.*Pushing the limits of delta bonding in metal-chromium complexes with redox changes and metal swapping.” Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 7579-7592.
co-first authors.
M-Cr bond orders
Clouston, L. J.; Bernales, V.; Carlson, R. K.; Gagliardi, L.*; Lu, C. C.*Bimetallic Cobalt-Dinitrogen Complexes: Impact of the Supporting Metal on N2 Activation.” Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 9263-9270
Cobalt bimetallic complexes In an IC forum issue, see: Lehnert, N.; Peters, J. C. “Preface for Small-Molecule Activation: From Biological Principles to Energy Applications. Part 2: Small Molecules Related to the Global Nitrogen Cycle.” Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 9229-9233.
Siedschlag, R. B.; Bernales, V.; Vogiatzis, K. D.; Planas, N.; Clouston, L. J.; Bill, E.; Gagliardi, L.*; Lu, C. C.*Catalytic Silylation of Dinitrogen with a Dicobalt Complex.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 4638-4641
Dicobalt catalyst For a highlight of this paper, see: Williams, S. G. “Two Cobalts Are Better Than One.” Frontiers in Energy Research, Autumn 2015.
Eisenhart, R. J.; Carlson, R. K.; Boyle, K. M.; Gagliardi, L.; Lu, C. C.*Synthesis and Redox Reactivity of a Phosphine-ligated Dichromium Paddlewheel.” Inorg. Chim. Acta 2015, 424, 336-344.
Dichromium paddlewheel
Ward, A. L.; Lukens, W. W.; Lu, C. C.; Arnold, J.*Photochemical Route to Actinide-Transition Metal Bonds: Synthesis, Characterization and Reactivity of a Series of Thorium and Uranium Heterobimetallic Complexes.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 3647-3654.
Tereniak, S. J.; Carlson, R. K; Clouston, L. J.; Young, V. G., Jr.; Bill, E.*; Maurice, R.; Cheng, Y.-S.; Kim, H. J.; Gagliardi, L.*; Lu. C. C.*Role of the Metal in the Bonding and Properties of Bimetallic Complexes with Metal-Metal Interactions Involving Manganese, Iron, and Cobalt.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 1842-1855
JACS cover (Volume 136, Issue 5) Cartoon for metal-metal choices
For coverage as an annual highlight at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne, see: Bradley, D. “Investigating the Ties that Bind: Catalysts with Paired-Up Metals,” APS Science 2014, ANL-15/03, ISSN 1931-5007, pp. 80-81.
Clouston, L. J.; Siedschlag, R. B.; Rudd, P. A.; Planas, N.; Hu, S.; Miller, A. D.; Gagliardi, L.; Lu, C. C.*Systematic Variation of Metal-Metal Bond Order in Metal-Chromium Complexes.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 13142-13148.
co-first authors.
Illustration of bond-order For a highlight of this paper, see: Ritter, S. K. “Family of Multiply Bonded Bimetallic Complexes Grows.” Chemical & Engineering News 2013, 91(35), 43.
Zall, C. M.; Clouston, L. J.; Young, V. G., Jr.; Ding, K.; Kim, H. J.; Zherebetsky, D.; Cheng, Y.-S.; Bill, E.*; Gagliardi, L.*; Lu, C. C.*Mixed-Valent Dicobalt and Iron-Cobalt Complexes with High-Spin Configurations and Short Metal-Metal Bonds.” Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 9216-9228.
High-spin Co-Co complexes
Saouma, C. T.; Lu, C. C.; Day, M.; Peters, J. C.*CO2 reduction by Fe(I): solvent control of C-O cleavage versus C-C coupling.” Chem. Sci. 2013, 4, 4042-4051.
Rudd, P. A.; Planas, N.; Bill, E.; Gagliardi, L.; Lu, C. C.*Dinitrogen Activation at Iron and Cobalt Metallalumatranes.” Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 2013, 3898-3906.
Fe-Al complex For a guest editorial of this special cluster issue, see: Lu, C. C.; Meyer, K. “Small-Molecule Activation by Reactive Metal Complexes.” Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 2013, 3731-3732.
Rudd, P. A.; Liu, S.; Planas, N.; Bill, E.; Gagliardi, L.*; Lu, C. C.*Multiple Metal-Metal Bonds in Iron-Chromium Complexes.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Eng. 2013, 52, 4449-4452
Fe-Cr complex For a highlight of this paper, see: Doherty, R. “Heterometallic complexes: Meeting of the metals.” Nature Chemistry, 2013, 5, 358-359.
Saouma, C. T.; Lu, C.C.; Peters, J. C. “Mononuclear Five- and Six-Coordinate Iron Hydrazido and Hydrazine Species.” Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 10043-10054.
Tereniak, S. J.; Marlier, E. E.; Lu, C. C.*One-electron Ni(II)/(I) Redox Couple: Potential Role in Hydrogen Activation and Production.” Dalton Trans. 2012, 41, 7862-7865 (New Talent: Americas issue).
Miller, D. L.; Lu, C. C.*Encapsulating Zinc(II) Within a Hydrophobic Cavity.” Dalton Trans. 2012, 41, 7464-7466.
Zinc tris(amido)amine
Zall, C. M.; Zherebetskyy, D.; Dzubak, A. L.; Bill, E.*; Gagliardi, L.*; Lu, C. C.*A Combined Spectroscopic and Computational Study of a High-spin S = 7/2 Diiron Complex with a Short Iron-Iron Bond.” Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 728-736.
Fe2(DPhF)3: MO diagram, X-ray structure, Mössbauer spectra
Rudd, P. A.; Liu, S.; Gagliardi, L.; Young, V. G., Jr.; Lu, C. C.*Metal-Alane Adducts with Zero-Valent Nickel, Cobalt, and Iron." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 20724-20727.
Marlier, E. E.; Tereniak, S. J.; Ding, K.; Milliken, J. E.; Lu, C. C.*First-Row Transition-Metal Chloride Complexes of the Wide Bite-Angle Diphosphine iPrDPDBFphos and Reactivity Studies of Monovalent Nickel.” Inorg. Chem. 2011, 50, 9290-9299.
NiCl(iPrDPDBFphos): X-ray structure, EPR spectrum, d-orbital diagram
Ding, K.; Miller, D. L.; Young, V. G., Jr.; Lu, C. C.*Study of the Conformationally Flexible, Wide Bite-Angle Diphosphine 4,6-Bis(3-diisopropylphosphinophenyl)dibenzofuran in Rhodium(I) and Palladium(II) Coordination Complexes.” Inorg. Chem. 2011, 50, 2545-2552.
Rh(nbd)(iPrDPDBFphos) & Rh(ACN)2(iPrDPDBFphos) cations
Lu, C. C.*; Weyhermüller, T.; Bill, E.; Wieghardt, K.* “Accessing Different Redox States of α-iminopyridines within cobalt complexes.” Inorg. Chem. 2009, 48, 6055-6064.
van Gastel, M.; Lu, C. C.; Wieghardt, K.; Lubitz, W. “Electron Paramagnetic Resonance and Electron Nuclear Double Resonance Investigation of the Diradical Bis(α-Iminopyridinato)zinc Complex.” Inorg. Chem. 2009, 48, 2626-2632.
Lu, C. C.*; DeBeer George, S.; Weyhermüller, T.; Bill, E.; Bothe, E.; Wieghardt, K.* “An Electron-Transfer Series of High-valent Chromium Complexes with Redox Non-innocent, Non-heme Ligands.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 2008, 47, 6384-6387.
Muresan, N.; Lu, C. C.; Ghosh, M.; Peters, J. C.; Abe, M.; Henling, L. M.; Weyhermüller, T.; Bill, E.; Wieghardt, K. “Bis(α-Diimine)iron Complexes: Electronic Structure Determination by Spectroscopy and Broken Symmetry Density Functional Theoretical Calculations.” Inorg. Chem. 2008, 47, 4579-4590.
Lu, C. C.; Bill, E.; Weyhermüller, T.; Bothe, E.; Wieghardt, K. “Neutral Bis(α-iminopyridine)metal Complexes of the First-row Transition Ions (Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Zn) and Their Monocationic Analogues: Mixed Valency Involving a Redox Non-innocent Ligand System.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 3181-3197.
Lu, C. C.; Bill, E.; Weyhermüller, T.; Bothe, E.; Wieghardt, K. “The Monoanionic π-Radical Redox State of α-Iminoketones in Bis(ligand)metal Complexes of Nickel and Cobalt.” Inorg. Chem. 2007, 46, 7880-7889.
Lu, C. C.; Saouma, C. T.; Day, M. W.; Peters, J. C. "Fe(I)-mediated Reductive Cleavage and Coupling of CO2: An FeII(μ–O, μ–CO)FeII Core." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 4-5.
Hendrich, M.P.; Gunderson, W.; Behan, R. K.; Green, M. T.; Mehn, M. P.; Betley, T. A.; Lu, C. C.; Peters, J. C. "On the Feasibility of N2 Fixation Mediated via a Single Site FeI/FeIV Redox Cycle: Spectroscopic Studies of FeI(N2)FeI, FeIVN, and Related Species." Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2006, 103, 17107-17112.
Lu, C. C.; Peters, J. C. "Pseudotetrahedral manganese complexes supported by the anionic tris(phosphino)borate ligand [PhBPiPr3]." Inorg. Chem. 2006, 45, 8597-8607.
Lu, C. C.; Peters, J. C. "Synthetic, Structural, and Mechanistic Aspects of an Amine Activation Process Mediated at a Zwitterionic Pd(II) Center." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 15818-15832.
Tonzetich, Z. J.; Lu, C. C.; Schrock, R. R.; Hock, A. S.; Bonitatebus, P. J., Jr. “Synthesis, Characterization, and Polymerization Behavior of Zirconium and Hafnium Complexes that Contain Asymmetric Diamido-N-Donor Ligands.” Organometallics 2004, 23, 4362-4372.
Lu, C. C.; Peters, J. C. "Catalytic Copolymerization of CO and Ethylene at a Charge Neutral Palladium(II) Zwitterion." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 5272-5273.
Blanchard, B. J.; Hiniker, A. E.; Lu, C. C.; Margolin, Y.; Yu, A. S.; Ingram, V. M. "Elimination of Amyloid Neurotoxicity." J. Alzheimer’s Disease 2000, 2, 137-149.

Book Chapters (edited)

Lu, C. C.*; Prinslow, S. D. “Group 9 transition metal-dinitrogen complexes.” In Transition Metal-Dinitrogen Complexes: Preparation and Reactivity; Nishibayashi, Y., Ed.; Wiley-VCH: Weinheim, Germany, 2018, in press.
Tereniak, S. J.; Lu, C. C.*Group 8 metal-metal bonds.” In Molecular Metal-Metal Bonds. Compounds, Synthesis, Properties; Liddle, S. T., Ed.; Wiley-VCH: Weinheim, Germany, 2015, pp. 225-278.

Editorials and Essays

Berry, J. F.* and Lu, C. C.*Metal–Metal Bonds: From Fundamentals to Applications.” Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 7577-7581.
(Editorial of an ACS Select virtual issuetop 1 most read paper in Inorganic Chemistry in 2017)
Gladysz, J. A.*; Bedford, R. B.; Fujita, M.; Gabbaı̈, F. P.; Goldberg, K. I.; Holland, P. L.; Kiplinger, J. L.; Krische, M. J.; Louie, J.; Lu, C. C.; Norton, J. R.; Petrukhina, M. A.; Ren, T.; Stahl, S. S.; Tilley, T. D.; Webster, C. E.; White, M. C.; Whiteker, G. T. “Organometallics Roundtable 2013–2014.” Organometallics 2014, 33, 1505-1527.
Lu, C. C.*; Meyer, K.*Small-Molecule Activation by Reactive Metal Complexes.” Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 3731-3732.