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1. Papish, E. T.; Nieto, I.  New Provisional Patent Application No. 61/528,787 for “Dihydroxybipyridine Complexes of Ruthenium and Iridium for Water Oxidation and Hydrogenation”  Reference # 11-1296DD, internal ref.# DREX-1139USP, filed with US Patent and Trademark Office on Aug. 30, 2011.

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26-28. In preparation for submission in December 2012 to February 2013.

25. Kumar, M.; DePasquale, J.; White, N. J.; Zeller, M.; Papish, E. T. “Ruthenium Complexes of Triazole Based Scorpionate Ligands can Hydrogenate Substrates Under Base Free Conditions” Organometallics, manuscript in preparation, to be submitted in December 2012.

24. DePasquale, J; Nieto, I.; Reuther, L. E.;* Herbst-Gervasoni, C. J.; Paul, J. P.; Mochalin, V.; Zeller, M.; Thomas, C. M.; Addison, A. W.; Papish, E. T.Iridium Dihydroxybiypyridine Complexes show that Ligand Deprotonation Dramatically Speeds Rates of Catalytic Water Oxidation” Inorg. Chem., revised manuscript submitted 11/8/12.

23. Kumar, M.; DePasquale, J.; Zeller, M.; Papish, E. T. “A Bulky Bis N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complex of Iron with Coordination Number of Six: [CpFe(CO)(CH2(ImtBu)2]I  (where ImtBu = 3-tert-butyl-1H-imidazol-1-yl-2(3H)-ylidene)”  Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 2012, accepted with revisions.

22. DePasquale, J.; Kumar, M., Zeller, M.; Papish, E. T. “Variations on an NHC Theme: Which Features are Essential for Catalysis of Transfer Hydrogenation with Ruthenium Complexes?” Organometallics, 2012, accepted with suitable revisions, revised manuscript submitted 11/30/12.

21. DePasquale, J.; White, N. J.; Ennis, E. J.; Zeller, M.; Foley, J. P.; Papish, E. T. “Synthesis of Chiral N-Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC) Ligand Precursors and Formation of Ruthenium(II) Complexes for Transfer Hydrogenation Catalysts”  Polyhedron – Michelle Millar special memorial issue, 2012, published online, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.poly.2012.10.010.

20.  Papish, E. T.; Dixon, N. A.; Kumar, M. “Biomimetic Chemistry with Tris(triazolyl)borate Ligands: Unique Structures and Reactivity via Interactions with the Remote Nitrogen” Invited review article for Structure and Bonding 2012, accepted, in press.

19. Kumar, M.; Dixon, N. A.; Merkle, A.C.; Papish, E. T.; Lehnert, N.; Zeller, M., “Hydrotris(triazolyl)borate Complexes as Functional Models for Cu Nitrite Reductase: The Electronic Influence of Distal Nitrogens.”   Inorg. Chem. 2012, ASAP. DOI: 10.1021/ic300160c

    ‡ Author Contributions The first two authors contributed equally to this work.

18. Oseback, S. N.;* Shim, S. W.;* Kumar, M.; Greer, S. M.; Gardner, S. R.;* Lemar, K. M.;* DeGregory, P. R.;* Papish, E. T.; Tierney, D. L.; Zeller, M.; Yap, G. P. A. “Crowded Bis Ligand Complexes of TtzPh,Me with First Row Transition Metals Rearrange due to Ligand Field Effects:  Structural and Electronic Characterization (TtzPh,Me = tris(3-phenyl-5-methyl-1,2,4 triazolyl)borate)”  Dalton. Trans. 2012, 41, 2774-2787. DOI: 10.1039/c2dt12029a.

    ‡ Author Contributions The first three authors contributed equally to this work.

Graphical abstract: Crowded bis ligand complexes of TtzPh,Me with first row transition metals rearrange due to ligand field effects: structural and electronic characterization (TtzPh,Me = tris(3-phenyl-5-methyl-1,2,4-triazolyl)borate)

17. Nieto, I.; Livings, M. S.; Sacci, J. B. III; Reuther, L. E.;* Zeller, M.; Papish, E. T.  “Transfer hydrogenation in Water via a Ruthenium Catalyst with OH Groups near the Metal Center on a Bipy Scaffold.Organometallics 2011, published on the web.  DOI: 10.1021/om200638p


16.  Kumar, M.; Papish, E. T.; Zeller, M.; Hunter, A. D. “Zinc Complexes of TtzR,Me with O and S Donors Reveal Differences Between Tp and Ttz Ligands: Acid Stability and Binding to H or an Additional Metal (TtzR,Me = tris(3-R-5-methyl-1,2,4-triazolyl)borate; R = Ph, tBu)” Dalton Trans. 2011, 40, 7517-7533.  DOI: 10.1039/C1DT10429B

15.  Marts, A. R.; Greer, S. M.; Whitehead, D. R.; Woodruff, T. M.; Breece, R. M.; Shim, S. W.;* Oseback, S. N.;* Papish, E. T.; Jacobsen, F. E.; Cohen, S. M.;  Tierney, D. L. “Dual Mode EPR Studies of a Kramers ion: High-Spin Co(II) in 4-, 5- and 6-Coordination” Applied Magnetic Resonance 2011, published online April 20, 2011.

14.  Kumar, M.; Papish, E. T.; Zeller, M. "Ethyl[tris(3-tert-butyl-5-methylpyrazol-1-yl)hydridoborato]zinc(II)" Acta Crystallographica Section C 2010, C66, m197-m200.

13.  Bongiovanni, J. L.;* Rowe, B. W.;* Fadden, P. T.;* Taylor, M. T.;* Wells, K. R.;* Kumar, M.; Papish, E. T.; Yap, G. P. A.; Zeller, M. “Synthesis, Structural Studies and Solubility Properties of Zinc(II), Nickel(II) and Copper(II) Complexes of Bulky Tris(triazolyl)borate Ligands” Inorganica Chimica Acta 2010, 363, 2163-2170. DOI: 10.1016/j.ica.2010.03.010

12.  Kumar, M.; Papish, E. T.; Zeller, M.; Hunter, A. D. “New alkylzinc complexes with bulky tris(triazolyl)borate ligands: Surprising water stability and reactivity” Dalton Trans. 2010, 39, 59-61.  DOI: 10.1039/b918328k

11.  Papish, E. T. “A Circuitous Route to the Right Balance of Teaching and Research” In Tips on Getting an Academic Position; Pei, Z. J., Ed.; www.lulu.com: Raleigh, N.C., 2009; pp 16-23.  This book chapter on mentoring future professors is available online or in paperback form.

10. Gardner, S. R.;* Papish, E. T.; Monillas, W. H.; Yap, G. P. A. “Tris(triazolyl)borate Ligands of Intermediate Steric Bulk for the Synthesis of  Biomimetic Structures with Hydrogen Bonding and Solubility in Hydrophilic Solvents” Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry 2008, 102, 2179-2183.

9. Papish, E. T.; Donahue, T. M.;* Wells, K. R.;* Yap, G. P. A. “How Are Tris(triazolyl)borate Ligands Electronically Different From Tris(pyrazolyl)borate Ligands? A Study of (TtztBu,Me)CuCO [TtztBu,Me = tris(3-t-butyl-5-methyl-1,2,4-triazolyl)borate].” Dalton Trans. 2008, 2923-2925.  DOI: 10.1039/b804951c

8. Jernigan, F. E.;* Sieracki, N. A.;* Taylor, M. T.;* Jenkins, A. S.;* Engel, S. E.; Rowe, B. W.;* Jové, F. A.; Yap, G. P. A.; Papish, E. T.; Ferrence, G. M. “Sterically Bulky Tris(triazolyl)borate Ligands as Water-Soluble Analogues of Tris(pyrazolyl)borate” Inorg. Chem.  2007, 46, 360-362.  DOI: 10.1021/ic061828a

7. Jernigan, F. E.;* Jové, F. A.; Papish, E. T.; Yap, G. P. A. "Bis[tris(3-isopropylpyrazolyl)methane sulfonate]manganese(II)" Acta Cryst. E62, 2006, m3172-m3173.

6. Papish, Elizabeth T.; Taylor, Michael T.;* Jernigan, Finith E.;* Rodig, Michael J.;* Shawhan, Robert R.;* Yap, Glenn P. A.; Jové, Fernando A. "Synthesis of Zinc, Copper, Nickel, Cobalt and Iron Complexes Using Tris(pyrazolyl)methane Sulfonate Ligands:  A Structural Model for N,N,O Binding in Metalloenzymes" Inorganic Chemistry 2006, 45, 2242-2250.  DOI: 10.1021/ic051579a

5. Mahajan, Devinder; Papish, Elizabeth T.; Pandya, Kaumudi.  Sonolysis Induced Decomposition of Metal Carbonyls: Kinetics and Product Characterization.” Ultrasonics Sonochemistry 2004, 11, 385-392.

4. Tang, LiHao; Papish, Elizabeth T.; Abramo, Graham P.; Baik, Mu-Hyun; Norton, Jack R.; Rappé, Anthony.Kinetics and Thermodynamics of H• Transfer From (h5-C5R5)Cr(CO)3H to Styrene and Methyl Methacrylate”.  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 10093-10102.  DOI: 10.1021/ja034927l

3. Papish, Elizabeth T.; Magee, Matthew P.; Norton, Jack R.  Protonation of Transition Metal Hydrides to Give Dihydrogen Complexes: Mechanistic Implications and Catalytic Applications”.  In Recent Advances in Hydride Chemistry; Poli, R., Ed.; Elsevier: Switzerland, 2001; pp 39-74.

2. Papish, Elizabeth T.; Rix, Francis C.; Spetseris, Nikos; Norton, Jack R.; Williams, Robert D.Protonation of CpW(CO)2(PMe3)H: Is the Metal or the Hydride the Kinetic Site? J. Am. Chem. Soc.  2000, 122, 12235-12242.  DOI: 10.1021/ja002395s

1. Wu, Min; Papish, Elizabeth T.; Begley, Tadhg P.Mechanistic studies on thiaminase I. Identification of the product of thiamin degradation in the absence of the nucleophilic cosubstrate.Bioorg. Chem. 2000,  28,  45-48.