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Linda H. Doerrer

Assistant Professor
Boston University
590 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
US
Office: (617) 358-4335
Fax: (617) 353-6466
Email: doerrer
http://home.earthlink.net/~lindadoerrer/

Biography

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

*Synthetic inorganic chemistry  

CURRENT FOCUS:

*Metallophilicity
*Highly fluorinated aryloxide and alkoxide ligands for the stabilization of high oxidation states in first-row transition metals

The Doerrer research group specializes in synthetic inorganic chemistry and is an equal-opportunity element utilizer. Currently there are two main avenues of research in the group.

The first is the use of highly fluorinated aryloxide and alkoxide ligands for the stabilization of high oxidation states in first-row transition metals. Spectroscopic work strongly suggests that these ligands generate a stronger field environment than chloride and might be fluoride mimics. We have prepared many phenolate anions of the form [M(OAr)n]m- and are investigating their reactivity with strong oxidizing agents.

The second area of research is in metallophilicity, which is the attraction of electron rich metal centers e.g. Au(I), Pt(II), for each other. We are investigating the use of this relatively weaker attractive force in combination with electrostatics to form chain of metal atoms that can be prepared with odd numbers of spins and investigated as low-dimensional conductors.

Journal Articles

8.) A. DeMasi, S. W. Cho, L. Piper, A. R. Preston, K. E. Smith, R. J. Allenbaugh, W. A. Barksdale, and L. H. Doerrer, "Electronic structure of N,N'-ethylene-bis(1,1,1-trifluoropentene-2,4-dioneiminato)-copper(II) (Cu-TFAC), from soft X-ray spectroscopies and density functional theory calculations," Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Vol. 12, 10 February 2010, pp. 3171-3177

7.) L. H. Doerrer, "Steric and electronic effects in metallophilic double salts," Dalton Transactions, Vol. 39, 28 January 2010, pp. 3543-3553

6.) S. A. Cantalupo, J. S. Lum, M. C. Buzzeo, C. Moore, A. G. DiPasquale, A. L. Rheingold, and L. H. Doerrer, "Three-coordinate late transition metal fluorinated alkoxide complexes," Dalton Transactions, Vol. 39, 2010, pp. 374-383

5.) B. Zheng, M. O. Miranda, A. G. DiPasquale, J. A. Golen, A. L. Rheingold, and L. H. Doerrer, "Synthesis and Electronic Spectra of Fluorinated Aryloxide and Alkoxide [NiX4]2- Anions," Inorganic Chemistry, Vol. 48, 2009, pp. 4274-4276

4.) M. I. Kahn, J. A. Golen, A. L. Rheingold, and L. H. Doerrer, "Bromido(2,2':6',2"-terpyridine)- platinum(II) dibromidoaurate(I) dimethyl sulfoxide solvate," ACTA Crystallographica E, Vol. 65, 2009, pp. m1135

3.) L. H. Doerrer, "Metallophlic interactions in double salts: toward 1D metal atom chains," Comments on Inorganic Chemistry, Vol. 29, 1 May 2008, pp. 93-127

2.) C. S. Angle, K. J. Woolard, M. I. Kahn, J. A. Golen, A. L. Rheingold, and L. H. Doerrer, "Metallophilic interactions in iodido(2,2 ':6',2''-terpyridine) -platinum(II) diiodidoaurate(I)," ACTA Crystallographica C, Vol. 63, No. 6, June 2007, pp. M231-M234

1.) D. Millar, L. Venkataraman, and L. H. Doerrer, "Efficacy of Au-Au contacts for scanning tunneling microscopy molecular conductance measurements," Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 111, No. 47, 2007, pp. 17635-17639

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