Publications

  1. "Aerobic Solid State Red Phosphorescence from Benzobismole Monomers and Patternable Self-Assembled Block Copolymers"
    Sarah Parke, Emanuel Hupf, Gunwant Matharu, Inara de Aguiar, Letian Xu, Haoyang Yu, Michael Boone, Gabriel de Souza, Robert McDonald, Michael Ferguson, Gang He, Alex Brown and Eric Rivard. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Accepted
    DOI: 10.1002/anie.201809357



  2. "Neutral, Cationic and Hydride-substituted Siloxygermylenes"
    Matthew M. D. Roy, Shiori Fujimori, Michael J. Ferguson, Robert McDonald, Norihiro Tokitoh and Eric Rivard. Chem. Eur. J., 2018, 24.
    (front cover and hot paper)



  3. "Aggregation Induced Phosphorescence in the Main Group"
    Sarah M. Parke and Eric Rivard. Isr. J. Chem., 2018, 58, 915-926.
    (invited article)



  4. "Understanding the Origin of Phosphorescence in Bismoles: A Synthetic and Computational Study"
    Sarah M. Parke, Mary A. B. Narreto, Emanuel Hupf, Robert McDonald, Michael J. Ferguson, Frank A. Hegmann, and Eric Rivard. Inorg. Chem., 2018, 57, 7536-7549.
    (front cover)



  5. "An unexpected Staudinger reaction at an N-heterocyclic carbene-carbon center"
    Matthew M.D. Roy, Linkun Miao, Michael J. Ferguson, Robert McDonald and Eric Rivard. Can. J. Chem., 2018, 96, 543-548.
    (invited article)



  6. "Approaching monocoordination at a silver(I) cation"
    Matthew M. D. Roy, Michael J. Ferguson, Robert McDonald and Eric Rivard. Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 483-486.
    (invited article)



  7. "Moving Beyond Boron-Based Substituents To Achieve Phosphorescence in Tellurophenes"
    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. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2018, 10, 12124-12134.
    (invited article)



  8. "Pushing Chemical Boundaries with N-Heterocyclic Olefins (NHOs): From Catalysis to Main Group Element Chemistry"
    Matthew M. D. Roy and Eric Rivard . Acc. Chem. Res, 2017, 50, 2017-2025.



  9. "Accessing Low-Valent Inorganic Cations by Using an Extremely Bulky N-Heterocyclic Carbene"
    Matthew M. D. Roy, Paul A. Lummis, Michael J. Ferguson, Robert McDonald, and Eric Rivard. Chem. Eur. J., 2017, 23, 11249-11252.



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



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



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



  13. "Azido- and amido-substituted gallium hydrides supported by N-heterocyclic carbenes"
    Anindya K. Swarnakar, Michael J. Ferguson, Robert McDonald and Eric Rivard. Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 1406-1412.



  14. "Reactivity of a coordinated inorganic acetylene unit, HBNH, and the azidoborane cation [HB(N3)]+"
    Anindya K. Swarnakar, Christian Hering-Junghans, Michael J. Ferguson, Robert McDonald and Eric Rivard. Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 2337-2343.



  15. "Probing the nature of peripheral boryl groups within luminescent tellurophenes"
    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. Faraday Discuss., 2017, 196, 255-268.



  16. "Using N-Heterocyclic Vinyl Ligands to Access Stable Divinylgermylenes and a Germylium Cation"
    Christian Hering-Junghans, Patricia Andreiuk, Michael J. Ferguson, Robert McDonald, and Eric Rivard. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 56, 6272-6275.



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



  18. "N-Heterocyclic Carbene Reactivity Towards Mercurous Chloride"
    Matthew M. D. Roy, Michael J Ferguson and Eric Rivard. ZAAC, 2016, 22, 1232-1235.



  19. "Modular Synthesis of Diarylalkynes and Their Efficient Conversion into Luminescent Tetraarylbutadienes"
    Olena Shynkaruk, Yanyu Qi, Aiden Cottrell-Callbeck, William Torres Delgado, Robert McDonald, Michael J. Ferguson, Gang He, and Eric Rivard. Organometallics, 2016, 35, 2232-2241.



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



  27. "Improved Synthesis of N-Heterocyclic Olefins and Evaluation of their Donor Strengths"
    Kate Powers, Christian Hering-Junghans, Robert McDonald, Michael J. Ferguson, Eric Rivard. Polyhedron, 2016, 108, 8-14.



  28. "Group 14 inorganic hydrocarbon analogues"
    Eric Rivard. Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 45, 989-1003.



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



  30. "Accessing an Aromatic Diphosphatriazolate Anion by Formal Inorganic "Click" Chemistry"
    Christian Hering-Junghans and Eric Rivard. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 10077-10079.



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



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



  33. "Tellurophenes and Their Emergence as Building Blocks for Polymeric and Light-emitting Materials"
    Eric Rivard. Chem. Lett., 2015, 44, 730-736.



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



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



  36. "Phosphorescence within benzotellurophenes and color tunable tellurophenes under ambient conditions"
    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. Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 5444-5447.



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



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



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



  40. "Donor-acceptor chemistry in the main group"
    Eric Rivard. Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 8577-8586.



  41. "Coaxing Solid-State Phosphorescence from Tellurophenes"
    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. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53, 4587-4591.



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



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



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



  45. "Stable Complexes of Parent Digermene: an Inorganic Analogue of Ethylene"
    S. M. I. Al-Rafia, M. R. Momeni, M. J. Ferguson, R. McDonald, A. Brown and E. Rivard. Organometallics, 2013, 32, 6658-6665. (invited article).



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



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




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



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



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



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



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



  53. "Expanding the Steric Coverage Offered by Bis(amidosilyl) Chelates: Isolation of Low-Coordinate N-Heterocyclic Germylene Complexes"
    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. Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 5471.



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



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



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



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



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



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



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