Faculty - Samuel A Johnson

Dr. Samuel A. Johnson - Inorganic Transition Metal and Materials

Dr. Samuel A. Johnson

Inorganic Transition Metal and Materials
Ph.D. (University of British Columbia)
253-3000 Ext: 3769
354 Essex Hall
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Inert bond activation (C-H, C-C, C-O, C-S, C-F), organometallic chemistry, nickel, clusters.


[54]F Matthew R. Elsby, Junyang Liu, Sha Zhu, Lingfei Hu, Genping Huang*, and Samuel A. Johnson* “Influence of N-Heterocyclic Carbene Steric Bulk on Selectivity in Nickel Catalyzed C–H Bond Silylation, Germylation and Stannylation”, Organometallics ASAP. 2019. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.organomet.8b00786

[53]F Shoshani, Manar M.; Semeniuchenko, Volodymyr; Samuel A. Johnson “Dismantling of Vinyl Ethers by Pentanuclear [(iPr3P)Ni]5H6: Facile Cooperative CO, CC and CH Activation Pathways” Chemistry-A European Journal, 2018, 24, 14282-14289. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201803451

[52]F Shoshani, Manar M.; Liu, Junyang; Johnson, Samuel A. “Mechanistic Insight into H /D Exchange by a Pentanuclear Ni- H Cluster and Synthesis and Characterization of Structural Analogues of Potential Intermediates” Organometallics 2018, 37(1), 116-126. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00763

[51]F Shoshani, Manar M.; Beck, Robert; Wang, Xiaoping; McLaughlin, Matthew J.; Johnson, Samuel A. “Synthesis of Surface- Analogue Square- Planar Tetranuclear Nickel Hydride Clusters and Bonding to μ4- NR, - O and - BH Ligands” Inorganic Chemistry 2018, 57(5), 2438-2446. (Invited “Skeeball” cover) https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b02546

[50]F Shoshani, Manar M.; Johnson, Samuel A. “Cooperative carbon- atom abstraction from alkenes in the core of a pentanuclear nickel cluster” Nature Chemistry 2017, 9(12), 1282-1285. https://www.nature.com/articles/nchem.2840.pdf

 [49]F Elsby, Matthew R.; Johnson, Samuel A. “Nickel- Catalyzed C- H Silylation of Arenes with Vinylsilanes: Rapid and Reversible β- Si Elimination” Journal of the American Chemical Society 2017, 139(27), 9401-9407. Also featured in 2018 JACS Young Investigators Virtual Issue: https://pubs.acs.org/page/jacsat/vi/young-investigator2018.html


[48]F Zhu, Sha; Shoshani, Manar M.; Johnson, Samuel A. “Versatile (η6- arene) Ni(PCy3) nickel monophosphine precursors Chemical Communications 2017, 53(98), 13176-13179. https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2017/cc/c7cc08416a

[47]F Baird, Drake A.; Jamal, S.; Johnson, Samuel A. “Influence of the Transmetalating Agent in Difficult Coupling Reactions: Control in the Selectivity of C- F Bond Activation by Ni(0) Complexes in the Presence of AlMe3 Organometallics 2017, 36(7), 1436-1446. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00165

 [46]R Johnson, S. A.  “Nickel complexes for catalytic C-H bond functionalization” 2015 Dalton Trans., 44(24), 10905-10913. https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2015/dt/c5dt00032g

[45]F Shoshani, Manar M.; Johnson, Samuel A. “Facile Deep and Ultradeep Hydrodesulfurization by the [(iPr3P)Ni]5H6 Cluster Compared to Mononuclear Ni Sources” 2015 Inorg. Chem. , 54(24), 11977-11985. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b02383

[44]F Hatnean, Jillian A.; Johnson, Samuel A. “Diamagnetic molybdenum nitride complexes supported by diligating tripodal triamido-phosphine ligands as precursors to paramagnetic phosphine donors”  Dalton Transactions 2015, 44(33), 14925-14936. https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2015/dt/c5dt01415h

 [43]F Hatnean, Jillian A.; Shoshani, Manar; Johnson, Samuel A.  “Mechanistic insight into carbon-fluorine cleavage with a (iPr3P)2Ni source: Characterization of (iPr3P)2NiC6F5 as a significant Ni(I) byproduct in the activation of C6F6” 2014  Inorg.Chim. Acta , 422, 86-94. Special issue in honour of T. Don Tilley. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0020169314004319

 [42]F Doster, M.E.; Johnson, S. A.* "Carbon-hydrogen Bond Stannylation and Alkylation by Nitrogen-Donor-Supported Nickel Complexes: Intermediates with Ni-Sn Bonds and Catalytic Carbostannylation of Ethylene with Organostannanes" Organometallics, 2013, 32(10), 2944-2951. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/om4003889

[41]F Beck, R.; Johnson, S. A.* "Dinuclear Ni(I)-Ni(I) Complexes with Syn-Facial Bridging Ligands from Ni(I) Precursors or Ni(II)/Ni(0) Comproportionation" Organometallics, 2013, 32(10), 2944-2951. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/om4001633

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