Publications

  1. William Torres Delgado, Christina A. Braun, Michael P. Boone, Olena Shynkaruk, Yanyu Qi, Robert McDonald, Michael J. Ferguson, Przemyslaw Data, Shawan K. C. Almeida, Inara de Aguiar, Gabriel L. C. de Souza, Alex Brown, Gang He and Eric Rivard "Moving Beyond Boron-Based Substituents To Achieve Phosphorescence in Tellurophenes", ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b11628



  2. Matthew M. D. Roy and Eric Rivard "Pushing Chemical Boundaries with N-Heterocyclic Olefins (NHOs): From Catalysis to Main Group Element Chemistry", Acc. Chem. Res, 2017, DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.7b00264



  3. Matthew M. D. Roy, Paul A. Lummis, Michael J. Ferguson, Robert McDonald, and Eric Rivard "Accessing Low-Valent Inorganic Cations by Using an Extremely Bulky N-Heterocyclic Carbene", Chem. Eur. J., 2017, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201703215



  4. Anindya Swarnakar, Christian Hering-Junghans, Michael Ferguson, Robert McDonald and Eric Rivard, "Oxoborane (RBO) Complexation and Concomitant Electrophilic Bond Activation Processes", Chem. Eur. J., 2017, 23,8628-8631



  5. Christian Hering-Junghans, Ian Watson, Michael J Ferguson, Robert McDonald and Eric Rivard, "Organocatalytic hydroborylation promoted by N-heterocyclic olefins", Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 7150-7153.



  6. Melanie W. Lui, Olena Shynkaruk, Meagan S. Oakley, Regina Sinelnikov, Robert McDonald, Michael J. Ferguson, Al Meldrum, Mariusz Klobukowski and Eric Rivard, "Engaging dual donor sites within an N-heterocyclic olefin phosphine ligand", Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 5946-5954. DOI: 10.1039/C7DT00398F.



  7. Linda Bothaa, Stepheney Daveya, Benjamin Nguyena, Anindya K. Swarnakar, Eric Rivard and Joãxo B.P. Soares, "Flocculation of oil sands tailings by hyperbranched functionalized polyethylenes (HBfPE)", Minerals Engineering, 2017, 108, 71-82. DOI: 10.1016/j.mineng.2017.02.004.



  8. Anindya K. Swarnakar, Michael J. Ferguson, Robert McDonald and Eric Rivard, "Azido- and amido-substituted gallium hydrides supported by N-heterocyclic carbenes", Dalton Trans., 2017, Advance article. DOI: 10.1039/C6SC04893E.



  9. Anindya K. Swarnakar, Christian Hering-Junghans, Michael J. Ferguson, Robert McDonald and Eric Rivard, "Reactivity of a coordinated inorganic acetylene unit, HBNH, and the azidoborane cation [HB(N3)]+", Chem. Sci., 2017, Advance article (Edge Article). DOI: 10.1039/C6SC04893E.



  10. Christina Braun, Derek Zomerman, Inara de Aguiar, Yanyu Qi, William Torres Delgado, Michael J Ferguson, Robert McDonald, Gabriel Souza, Gang He, Alex Brown, and Eric Rivard, "Probing the nature of peripheral boryl groups within luminescent tellurophenes", Faraday Discuss., 2017, DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.6b00298.



  11. Christian Hering-Junghans, Patricia Andreiuk, Michael J. Ferguson, Robert McDonald, and Eric Rivard, "Using N-Heterocyclic Vinyl Ligands to Access Stable Divinylgermylenes and a Germylium Cation", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, Early view. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201609100.



  12. Matthew M. D. Roy, Michael J Ferguson, Robert McDonald, and Eric Rivard, "Investigation of N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Supported Group 12 Triflates as Pre-catalysts for Hydrosilylation/Borylation", Chem. Eur. J., 2016, 22, 18236-18246. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201603704.



  13. Matthew M. D. Roy, Michael J Ferguson and Eric Rivard, "N-Heterocyclic Carbene Reactivity Towards Mercurous Chloride", ZAAC, 2016, 22, 1232-1235. DOI: 10.1002/zaac.201600304.



  14. Olena Shynkaruk, Yanyu Qi, Aiden Cottrell-Callbeck, William Torres Delgado, Robert McDonald, Michael J. Ferguson, Gang He, and Eric Rivard, "Modular Synthesis of Diarylalkynes and Their Efficient Conversion into Luminescent Tetraarylbutadienes", Organometallics, 2016, 35, 2232-2241.
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.6b00298.



  15. Sarah M. Parke, Michael P. Boone, and Eric Rivard, "Marriage of heavy main group elements with p-conjugated materials for optoelectronic applications", Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 9485-9505.
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC04023C.



  16. William Torres Delgado, Fatemeh Shahin, Michael J. Ferguson, Robert McDonald, Gang He, and Eric Rivard, "Selective Placement of Bromide and Pinacolboronate Groups about a Tellurophene: New Building Blocks for Optoelectronic Applications", Organometallics, 2016, 35, 2140-2148.
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.6b00362.



  17. Nathan Paisley, Melanie Lui, Robert McDonald, Michael J. Ferguson, and Eric Rivard, "Structurally versatile phosphine and amine donors constructed from N-heterocyclic olefin units", Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 9860-9870.
    DOI: 10.1039/C6DT00299D.



  18. Melanie Lui, Nathan Paisley, Robert McDonald, Michael J. Ferguson, and Eric Rivard, "Metal-Free Dehydrogenation of Amine-Boranes by Tunable N-Heterocyclic Iminoboranes", Chem. Eur. J., 2016, 22, 2134-2145.
    DOI: 10.1002/chem.201503528.



  19. Olena Shynkaruk, Gang He, Robert McDonald, Michael J. Ferguson, and Eric Rivard, "Modular Synthesis of Spirocyclic Germafluorene-Germoles: A New Family of Tunable Luminogens", Chem. Eur. J., 2016, 22, 248-257.
    DOI: 10.1002/chem.201503377.



  20. Anindya K. Swarnakar, Michael J. Ferguson, Robert McDonald and Eric Rivard, "Transition metal-mediated donor-acceptor coordination of low-oxidation state Group 14 element halides", Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 6071-6078.
    DOI: 10.1039/C5DT03018H.



  21. Oded Millo, Isacc Balberg, Doron Azulay, Tapas K. Purkait, Anindya K. Swarnakar, Eric Rivard, and Jonathan G. C. Veinot, "Direct Evaluation of the Quantum Confinement Effect in Single Isolated Ge Nanocrystals", J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2015, 6, 3396-3402. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.5b01541.



  22. Kate Powers, Christian Hering-Junghans, Robert McDonald, Michael J. Ferguson, Eric Rivard, "Improved Synthesis of N-Heterocyclic Olefins and Evaluation of their Donor Strengths", Polyhedron, 2016, 108, 8-14. DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2015.07.070.



  23. Eric Rivard, "Group 14 inorganic hydrocarbon analogues", Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance article. DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00365B.



  24. Anindya K. Swarnakar, Christian Hering-Junghans, Koichi Nagata, Michael J. Ferguson, Robert McDonald, Norihiro Tokitoh and Eric Rivard, "Encapsulating Inorganic Acetylene, HBNH, Using Flanking Coordinative Interactions", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 10666-10669. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201504867.



  25. Christian Hering-Junghans and Eric Rivard, "Accessing an Aromatic Diphosphatriazolate Anion by Formal Inorganic "Click" Chemistry", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 10077-10079. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201505715.



  26. Mohammad R. Momeni, Lisa Shulman, Eric Rivard and Alex Brown, "Interplay of donor-acceptor interactions in stabilizing boron nitride compounds: insights from theory", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys, 2015, 17, 16525-16535. DOI: 10.1039/C5CP01993A.



  27. Paul A. Lummis , Robert McDonald , Michael J. Ferguson and Eric Rivard, "Synthesis, characterisation, and dehydrocoupling ability of zirconium complexes bearing hindered bis(amido)silyl ligands", Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 7009-7020. DOI: 10.1039/C5DT00306G.



  28. Eric Rivard, "Tellurophenes and Their Emergence as Building Blocks for Polymeric and Light-emitting Materials", Chem. Lett., 2015, 44, 730-736. DOI: 10.1246/cl.150119.



  29. Melanie W. Lui, Christian Merten, Michael J. Ferguson, Robert McDonald, Yunjie Xu, and Eric Rivard, "Contrasting Reactivities of Silicon and Germanium Complexes Supported by an N-Heterocyclic Guanidine Ligand", Inorg. Chem., 2015, 54, 2040-2049. DOI: 10.1021/ic5029838.



  30. Tapas K. Purkait, Anindya K. Swarnakar, Glenda B. De Los Reyes, Frank A. Hegmann, Eric Rivard and Jonathan G. C. Veinot, "One-pot synthesis of functionalized germanium nanocrystals from a single source precursor", Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 2241-2244. DOI: 10.1039/C4NR05125D.



  31. Gang He, Benjamin D. Wiltshire, Paul Choi, Aliaksandr Savin, Shuai Sun, Arash Mohammadpour, Michael J. Ferguson, Robert McDonald, Samira Farsinezhad, Alex Brown, Karthik Shankar and Eric Rivard, "Phosphorescence within benzotellurophenes and color tunable tellurophenes under ambient conditions", Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 5444-5447. DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06529H.



  32. Gang He, Olena Shynkaruk, Melanie W. Lui, and Eric Rivard, "Small Inorganic Rings in the 21st Century: From Fleeting Intermediates to Novel Isolable Entities", Chemical Reviews, 2014, 114, 7815-7880. DOI: 10.1021/cr400547x.



  33. Anindya K. Swarnakar , Sean M. McDonald , Kelsey C. Deutsch , Paul Choi , Michael J. Ferguson , Robert McDonald , and Eric Rivard, "Application of the Donor-Acceptor Concept to Intercept Low Oxidation State Group 14 Element Hydrides using a Wittig Reagent as a Lewis Base", Inorganic Chemistry, 2014, 53, 8662-8671. DOI: 10.1021/ic501265k.



  34. Paul Lummis, Mohammad R. Momeni, Melanie W. Lui, Robert McDonald, Michael J. Ferguson, Mark Miskolzie, Alex Brown and Eric Rivard, "Accessing Zinc Monohydride Cations through Coordinative Interactions", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53, 9347-9351. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201404611.



  35. Eric Rivard, "Donor–acceptor chemistry in the main group", Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 8577-8586. DOI: 10.1039/C4DT00481G.



  36. Gang He, William Torres Delgado, Devon J. Schatz, Christian Merten, Arash Mohammadpour, Lorenz Mayr, Michael J. Ferguson, Robert McDonald, Alex Brown, Karthik Shankar and Eric Rivard, "Coaxing Solid-State Phosphorescence from Tellurophenes", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53, 4587-4591. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201307373.



  37. Christopher J. Berger, Gang He, Christian Merten, Robert McDonald, Michael J. Ferguson, and Eric Rivard, "Synthesis and Luminescent Properties of Lewis Base-Appended Borafluorenes", Inorganic Chemistry, 2014, 53, 1475-1486. DOI: 10.1021/ic402408t.



  38. S. M. Ibrahim Al-Rafia, Paul A. Lummis, Anindya K. Swarnakar, Kelsey C. Deutsch, Michael J. Ferguson, Robert McDonald and Eric Rivard, "Preparation and Structures of Group 12 and 14 Element Halide–Carbene Complexes", Australian Journal of Chemistry, 2013, 66, 1235-1245. DOI: 10.1071/CH13209.



  39. M. R. Momeni,E. Rivard and A. Brown, "Carbene-Bound Borane and Silane Adducts: A Comprehensive DFT Study on Their Stability and Propensity for Hydride-Mediated Ring Expansion", Organometallics, 2013, 32, 6201-6208. DOI: 10.1021/om400791r.



  40. S. M. I. Al-Rafia, M. R. Momeni, M. J. Ferguson, R. McDonald, A. Brown and E. Rivard, "Stable Complexes of Parent Digermene: an Inorganic Analogue of Ethylene", Organometallics, 2013, DOI: 10.1021/om400361n. (invited contribution for a special issue on “Applications of Electrophilic Main Group Organometallic Molecules”).



  41. S. M. I. Al-Rafia, M. R. Momeni, R. McDonald, M. J. Ferguson, A. Brown, and E. Rivard, "Controlled Growth of Dichlorogermanium Oligomers from Lewis Basic Hosts", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (VIP Article), 2013, 52, 6390-6395.



  42. S. M. I. Al-Rafia, J. T. Goettel, P. A. Lummis, R. McDonald, M. J. Ferguson and E. Rivard, "Preparation of a Stable Disilicon Amidinium Heterocycle and Attempted Synthesis of an Inorganic N-Heterocyclic Carbene", J. Organomet. Chem. 2013, 739, 26-32.




  43. S. M. I. Al-Rafia, O. Shynkaruk, S. M. McDonald, S. K. Liew, M. J. Ferguson, R. McDonald, R. H. Herber and E. Rivard, "Synthesis and Mossbauer Spectroscopy of Formal Tin (II) Dichloride and Dihydride Species Supported by Lewis Acids and Bases", Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 5581-5589.



  44. Gang He, Le Kang, William Torres Delgado, Olena Shynkaruk, Michael J. Ferguson, Robert McDonald, and Eric Rivard, "The Marriage of Metallacycle Transfer Chemistry with Suzuki–Miyaura Cross-Coupling To Give Main Group Element-Containing Conjugated Polymers", JACS 2013, 135, 5360-5363.



  45. Kyle J. Sabourin, Adam C. Malcolm, Robert McDonald, Michael J. Ferguson, Eric Rivard, "Metal-free dehydrogenation of amine-boranes by an N-heterocyclic carbene", Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 4625-4632.



  46. Adam C. Malcolm, Kyle J. Sabourin, Robert McDonald, Michael J. Ferguson, Eric Rivard, "Donor-Acceptor Complexation and Dehydrogenation Chemistry of Aminoboranes", Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 12905-12916.



  47. S. M. Ibrahim Al-Rafia, Robert McDonald, Michael J. Ferguson, Eric Rivard, "Preparation of Stable Low-Oxidation-State Group 14 Element Amidohydrides and Hydride-Mediated Ring-Expansion Chemistry of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes", Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 13810.



  48. Sean K. Liew, S. M. Ibrahim Al-Rafia, James T. Goettel, Paul A. Lummis, Sean M. McDonald, Leah J. Miedema, Michael J. Ferguson, Robert McDonald, Eric Rivard, "Expanding the Steric Coverage Offered by Bis(amidosilyl) Chelates: Isolation of Low-Coordinate N-Heterocyclic Germylene Complexes", Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 5471.



  49. S. M. Ibrahim Al-Rafia, Adam C. Malcolm, Robert McDonald, Michael J. Ferguson, Eric Rivard, "Efficient generation of stable adducts of Si(II) dihydride using a donor–acceptor approach", Chem. Comm 2012, 48, 1308.



  50. S. M. Ibrahim Al-Rafia, Michael J. Ferguson, Eric Rivard, "Interaction of Carbene and Olefin Donors with [Cl2PN]3: Exploration of a Reductive Pathway toward (PN)3", Inorg. Chem. 2011, 50, 10543.



  51. S. M. Ibrahim Al-Rafia, Adam C. Malcolm, Michael, J. Ferguson, Robert McDonald, Eric Rivard, "Trapping the Parent Inorganic Ethylenes, H2SiGeH2 and H2SiSnH2, at Ambient Temperature", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 8354.



  52. S. M. Ibrahim Al-Rafia, Adam C. Malcolm, Sean K. Liew, Michael, J. Ferguson, Robert McDonald, Eric Rivard, "Intercepting low oxidation state main group hydrides with a nucleophilic N-heterocyclic olefin", Chem. Comm. 2011, 47, 6987.



  53. S. M. Ibrahim Al-Rafia, Adam. C. Malcolm, Sean. K. Liew, Eric Rivard, "Stabilization of the Heavy Methylene Analogues, GeH2 and SnH2, within the Coordination Sphere of a Transition Metal", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 777.



  54. S. M. Ibrahim Al-Rafia, Paul A. Lummis, Michael J. Ferguson, Robert McDonald, and Eric Rivard, "Low-Coordinate Germylene and Stannylene Heterocycles featuring Sterically Tunable Bis(amido)silyl Ligands", Inorg. Chem. 2010 49 (20), 9709.



  55. K. Thimer, I. Al-Rafia, M. J. Ferguson, R. McDonald and E. Rivard, "Donor/acceptor Stabilization of Germanium(II) Dihydride", Chem. Commun. 2009, 7119-7122.