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Department of Chemistry Zachariah M. Heiden Group


Washington State University


40) Pradhan, R.; Groner, V. M.; Gutman, K. L.; Heiden, Z. M.; Roll, M. F.; Moberly, J. G.; Waynant, K. V. Substitution effects on the binding interactions of redox-active arylazothioformamide ligands and copper(I) salts. Supra. Chem. 2020, 32, 466-478.

39) Li, X.; Ding, G.; Thompson, B. L.; Hao, L.; Deming, D. A.; Heiden, Z. M.; Zhang, Q. Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Zirconium Phosphate Nanoplatelet-Supported Ru-Anadem Nanostructures and Their Catalytic Study for the Hydrogenation of Acetophenone. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces2020, 12, 30670-30679.

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38) Thompson, B. L.; Simons, C. R.; Heiden, Z. M. Redox Switchable Catalysis Utilizing a Fluorescent Dye. Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 11430-11433.



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37) Hanson, T. B.; Chudomelka, D. D.; Heiden, Z. M. Synthesis and Characterization of Hydrazine-Appended BODIPY Dyes and the Related Methylamine Complexes. New J. Chem. 2019, 43, 13103-13111.



36) Bhattacharya, P.; Heiden, Z. M.; Chambers, G. M.; Johnson, S. I.; Bullock, R. M.; Mock, M. T. Catalytic Ammonia Oxidation to Dinitrogen by Hydrogen Atom Abstraction. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 11618-11624. (Designated as a “Hot Paper.” and is featured on a Frontispiece)







35) Zhang, Y. C.; Chilukuri, B.; Hanson, T. B.; Heiden, Z. M.; Lee, D. Y. Connecting Solution-Phase to Single-Molecule Properties of Ni(Salophen). J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2019, 10, 3525-3530.



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34) Heiden, Z. M.; Mosquera, M. E. G.; Singh, H. B. Inorganic Chemistry of the p-Block Elements. Dalton Trans. 2019, 48, 6666-6668.



Graphical abstract: Inorganic chemistry of the p-block elements

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33)  Thompson, B. L.; Heiden, Z. M. Investigation of Main Group Promoted Carbon Dioxide Reduction. Tetrahedron, 2019, 75, 2099-2105. (Invited article for special issue on “Frustrated Lewis Acids and Organoboranes”)


32) Heiden, Z. M.; Thompson, B. L., Influence of Lewis Acid Strength on Molecule Activation. In The Essential Guide to Lewis Acids, Sandes, O. M., Ed. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.: Hauppauge, New York, 2019; pp. 1-87.





31) Thompson, B. L.; Heiden, Z. M., Redox Chemistry of BODIPY Dyes. In BODIPY Dyes: A Privilege Molecular Scaffold with Tunable Properties, Bañuelos-Prieto, J.; Llano, R. S., Eds. IntechOpen: 2018; pp. 45-64.




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30) Peters, J. W.; Beratan, D. N.; Bothner, B.; Dyer, R. B.; Harwood, C. S.; Heiden, Z. M.; Hille, R.; Jones, A. K.; King, P. W.; Lu, Y.; Lubner, C. E.; Minteer, S. D.; Mulder, D. W.; Raugei, S.; Schut, G. J.; Seefeldt, L. C.; Tokmina-Lukaszewska, M.; Zadvornyy, O. A.; Zhang, P.; Adams, M. W. W. A New Era for Electron Bifurcation. Curr. Opin. Chem. Biol. 2018, 47, 32-38.


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29) Kieffer, I. A.; Treich, N. R.; Fernandez, J. L.; Heiden, Z. M. Influence of Lewis Acid Strength on Hydride Transfer to Unsaturated Substrates. Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 3985-3991.



28) Kieffer, I. A.; Allen, R. J.; Fernandez, J. L.; Deobald, J. L.; Thompson, B. L.; Wimpenny, J. D.; Heiden, Z. M. Utilization of a Fluorescent Dye Molecule as a Proton and Electron Reservoir. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Engl., 2018, 57, 3377 –3380.




27) Johnson, N. A.; Wolfe, S. R.; Kabir, H.; Andrade, G. A.; Yap, G. P. A.; Heiden, Z. M.; Moberly, J. G.; Roll, M. F.; Waynant, K. V. Deconvoluting the Innocent vs. Non-Innocent Behavior of N,N-diethylphenylazothioformaide Ligands with Copper sources. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2017, 5576-5581.




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26) Synthesis and Characterization of Chiral and Achiral Diamines Containing One or Two BODIPY Molecules. New J. Chem., 2017, 41, 14370-14378.



Graphical abstract: Synthesis and characterization of chiral and achiral diamines containing one or two BODIPY molecules


25) Influence of Intramolecular vs. Intermolecular Phosphonium-Borohydrides in Catalytic Hydrogen, Hydride, and Proton Transfer Reactions. Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 9382-9393.



Graphical abstract: Influence of intramolecular vs. intermolecular phosphonium-borohydrides in catalytic hydrogen, hydride, and proton transfer reactions

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24) Lathem, A. P.; Heiden, Z. M. Quantification of Lewis acid induced Brønsted acidity of protogenic Lewis bases. Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 5976-5985.



Graphical abstract: Quantification of Lewis acid induced Brønsted acidity of protogenic Lewis bases


23) Comparison of Intramolecular and Intermolecular Ammonium- and Phosphonium-Borohydrides in Hydrogen, Proton, and Hydride Transfer Reactions. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2017, 2032–2039.


22) Ammonia Oxidation by Abstraction of Three Hydrogen Atoms from a Mo–NH3 Complex. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 2916-2919.



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21) Carter, T. J.; Heiden, Z. M.; Szymczak, N. K. Discovery of Low Energy Pathways to Metal-Mediated B=N Bond Reduction Guided by Computation and Experiment. Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 7258-7266.



Graphical abstract: Discovery of low energy pathways to metal-mediated B [[double bond, length as m-dash]] N bond reduction guided by computation and experiment



20)  Heiden, Z. M.; Lathem, A. P. Establishing the Hydride Donor Abilities of Main Group Hydrides Organometallics, 2015, 34, 1818–1827.



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19) Labios, L. A.; Heiden, Z.M.; Mock, M.T. Electronic and Steric Influences of Pendant Amine Groups on the Protonation of Molybdenum Bis(dinitrogen) Complexes. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 4409-4422.




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18) Lathem, A. P.; Treich, N. R.; Heiden, Z. M. Establishing the Steric Bulk of Main Group Hydrides in Reduction Reactions. Isr. J. Chem. 2015, 55, 226-234.  (Invited article for special issue on Frustrated Lewis Pairs)




Pacific Northwest National Laboratory



17) Heiden, Z. M.; Chen, S.; Labios, L. A.; Bullock, R. M.; Walter, E. D.; Tyson, E. L.; Mock, M. T. Proton and Electron Additions to Iron(II) Dinitrogen Complexes Containing Pendant Amines.Organometallics, 2014, 33, 1333-1336.






16)  Heiden, Z. M.; IRIDIUM, DICHLORODI-μ-HYDROBIS[(1,2,3,4,5-η)-1,2,3,4,5-PENTAMETHYL-2,4-CYCLOPENTADIEN-1-YL]DI-. Electronic Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis. 2013.






15)  Heiden, Z. M.; Chen, S.; Mock, M. T.; Rousseau, R.; Dougherty, W. G.; Kassel, W. S.; Bullock, R. M. Protonation of Ferrous Dinitrogen Complexes Containing a Diphosphine Ligand with a Pendent Amine. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 4026-4039.




University of Toronto



14)  Madhi, T. M.; Heiden, Z. M.; Grimme, S.; Stephan, D. W. Metal-Free Aromatic Hydrogenation: Aniline to Cyclohexyl-amine Derivatives. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 4088-4091.







13)  Farrell, J. M.; Heiden, Z. M.; Stephan, D. W. Metal-Free Transfer Hydrogenation Catalysis by B(C6F5)3Organometallics, 2011, 30, 4497-4500.






12)  Stephan, D. W.; Greenberg, S.; Graham, T. W.; Chase, P.; Hastie, J. J.; Geier, S. J.; Farrell, J. M.; Brown, C. C.;. Heiden, Z. M.; Welch, G. C.; Ullrich, M. Metal-Free Catalytic Hydrogenation of Polar Substrates by Frustrated Lewis Pairs. Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50, 12338-12348.






11)  Heiden, Z. M.; Stephan, D. W. Metal-Free Diastereoselective Catalytic Hydrogenations of Imines Using B(C6F5)3. Chem. Commun., 2011, 5729-5731.






10)  Heiden, Z. M.; Schedler, M.; Stephan, D. W. Synthesis and Reactivity of o-Benzylphosphino- and o-α-Methylbenzyl(N,N-dimethyl)amine-Boranes. Inorg. Chem. 2011, 50, 1470–1479.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

9)  Letko, C. S.; Heiden, Z. M.; Rauchfuss, T. B. Coordination Chemistry of the Soft Chiral Lewis Acid [Cp*Ir(TsDPEN)]+: Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50, 5558-5566.

8)  Letko, C. S.; Heiden, Z. M.; Rauchfuss, T. B. Activation and Deactivation of Cp*Ir(TsDPEN) Hydrogenation Catalysts in Water. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2009, 4927-4930.

7)  Heiden, Z. M.; Rauchfuss, T. B. Proton-Assisted Activation of Dihydrogen: Mechanistic Aspects of Proton-Catalyzed Addition of H2 to Ru and Ir Amido Complexes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 3593-3600.

6)  Heiden, Z. M.; Zampella, G.; De Gioia, L.; Rauchfuss, T. B. [FeFe]-Hydrogenase Models and Hydrogen: Oxidative Addition of Dihydrogen and Silanes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 2008, 47, 9756-9759. (highlighted: Nature Chemistry 21 November 2008)

5)  Heiden, Z. M.; Gorecki, B. J.; Rauchfuss, T. B. Lewis Base Adducts Derived from Transfer Hydrogenation Catalysts: Scope and Selectivity. Organometallics, 2008, 27, 1542-1549.

4)  Ringenberg, M. R.; Kokatam, S. L.; Heiden, Z. M.; Rauchfuss, T. B. Redox-Switched Oxidation of Dihydrogen Using a Non-Innocent Ligand. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 788-789.

3)  Stanley, J. L.; Heiden, Z. M.; Rauchfuss, T. B.; Wilson, S. R.; De Gioia, L.; Zampella, G. Desymmetrized Diiron Azadithiolato Carbonyls: A Step Toward Modeling the Fe-only Hydrogenases. Organometallics, 2008, 27, 119-125.

2)  Heiden, Z. M.; Rauchfuss, T. B. Homogeneous Catalytic Reduction of Dioxygen Using Transfer Hydrogenation Catalysts. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 14303-14310.

1)  Heiden, Z. M.; Rauchfuss, T. B. Proton-Induced Lewis Acidity of Unsaturated Iridium Amides, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 13048-13049.