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Cationic ruthenium complex of the formula [RuCl(2,6-diacetylpyridine)(PPh3)2]BArF and its catalytic activity in the formation of enol esters
Stark, M. J.; Tang, D. T.; Rath, N. P.; Bauer, E. B. Tetrahedron Lett. 2018, 59, 873-877.

Ruthenium complexes of the general formula [RuCl2(PHOX)2] as precatalysts in propargylic substitution reactions
Jourabchian, N.; Jurkowski, K.; Bauer, E. B. Catal. Commun. 2018, 106, 92-95.

Recent Advances in Iron Catalyzed Oxidation Reactions of Organic Compounds
Bauer, E. B. Isr. J. Chem. 2017, 57, 1131-1150. Invited contribution to the special issue "Iron Catalysis".

Synthesis, structural characterization and catalytic activity of indenyl complexes of ruthenium bearing fluorinated phosphine ligands
Stark, M. J.; Shaw, M. J.; Fadamin, A.; Rath, N. P.; Bauer, E. B. J. Organomet. Chem. 2017, 847, 41-53. On invitation. Dedicated to Professor John A. Gladysz on the occasion of his 65th birthday.

Spectroscopic investigation and direct comparison of the reactivities of iron pyridyl oxidation catalysts
Song, Y.; Decemberes, H. G.; Queensen, M. J.; Bauer, E. B., Dupureur, C. M. Spectrochim. Acta Mol. Biomol. Spectrosc. 2017, 147, 130-137.

Synthesis, Structural Characterization and Catalytic Activity of Indenyl tris-N-Pyrrolyl Phosphine Complexes of Ruthenium
Stark, M. J.; Shaw, M. J.; Rath, N. P.; Bauer, E. B. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2016, 1093-1102.

"Ferrocenium Hexafluorophosphate as an Inexpensive, Mild Catalyst for the Etherification of Propargylic Alcohols"
Queensen, M. J.; Rabus, J. M.; Bauer, E. B. J. Mol. Cat. A: Chem. 2015, 407, 221-229.

"Iron Catalysis II"
Bauer, E. B. Springer, Heidelberg, 2015.

"Iron Catalysis: Historic Overview and Current Trends"
Bauer, E. B. Topics in Organometallic Chemistry 2015, 50, 1-18.

"Diastereoselective Attack on Chiral-at-Metal Ruthenium Allenylidene Complexes to Give Alkynyl Complexes"
Queensen, M.; Rath, N. P.; Bauer, E. B. Organometallics 2014, 5052-5065.
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"Ruthenium Complexes of the General Formula [RuCl2(PHOX)2] and their Catalytic Activity in the Mukaiyama Aldol Reaction"
Curvey, N.; Widaman, A. K.; Rath, N. P.; Bauer, E. B. Tetrahedron Lett. 2014, 55, 3033-3037.

"Etherification Reactions of Propargylic Alcohols Catalyzed by a Cationic Ruthenium Allenylidene Complex"
Alkhaleeli, D. F; Baum, K. J.; Rabus, J. M.; Bauer, E. B. Catal. Commun. 2014, 47, 45-48.

"New Bis(imino)pyridine Complexes of Iron(II) and Iron(III), and Their Catalytic Activity in the Mukaiyama Aldol Reaction"
Shejwalkar, P.; Rath, N.; Bauer, E. B. Synthesis 2014, 57-66.

"Chemoselective, Iron(II)-Catalyzed Oxidation of a Variety of Secondary Alcohols over Primary Alcohols Utilizing H2O2 as the Oxidant "
Lenze, M.; Bauer, E. B. Chem. Commun. 2013, 5889-5891.

"Polydentate pyridyl ligands and the catalytic activity of their iron(II) complexes in oxidation reactions utilizing peroxides as the oxidants"
Lenze, M.; Sedinkin, S. L.; Bauer, E. B. J. Mol. Cat. A: Chem. 2013, 373, 161-171.

"Iron(II) alpha-aminopyridine complexes and their catalytic activity in oxidation reactions: a comparative study of activity and ligand decomposition"
Lenze, M.; Martin, E. T.; Rath, N. P.; Bauer, E. B. ChemPlusChem 2013, 78, 101-116.

"Transition metal catalyzed functionalization of propargylic alcohols and their derivatives"
Bauer, E. B. Synthesis 2012, 1131-1151. Invited review article

"Chiral-at-metal complexes and their catalytic applications in organic synthesis"
Bauer, E. B. Chem. Soc. Rev. 2012, 3153-3167. Invited review article

"New five-coordinate Ru(II) phosphoramidite complexes and their catalytic activity in propargylic amination reactions"
Widaman, A. K.; Rath, N. P.; Bauer, E. B. New J. Chem. 2011, 35, 2427-2434.

"New iron(II) a-iminopyridine complexes and their catalytic activity in the oxidation of activated methylene groups and secondary alcohols to ketones"
Shejwalkar, P.; Rath, N. P.; Bauer, E. B. Dalton Trans. 2011, 7617-7631.

"Facile One-Pot Access to a Chiral at Metal Ruthenium Pyrrolylphosphine Phosphoramidite Complex"
Costin, S.; Rath, N. P.; Bauer, E. B. Inorg. Chem. Commun. 2011, 478-480.

"Synthesis and Structural Characterization of a Series of New Chiral at Metal Ruthenium Allenylidene Complexes"
Costin, S.; Widaman, A. K.; Rath, N. P.; Bauer, E. B. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2011, 1269-1282.

"New amino-dithiaphospholanes and phosphoramidodithioites and their rhodium and iridium complexes"
Shejwalkar, P.; Sedinkin, S. L.; Bauer, E. B. Inorg. Chim. Acta 2011, 209-218.

"New Chiral Phosphoramidite Complexes of Iron as Catalytic Precursors in the Oxidation of Activated Methylene Groups"
Shejwalkar, P.; Rath, N. P.; Bauer, E. B. Molecules 2010, 2631-2650. Invited contribution to the special issue "Organometallic Chemistry", [pdf].

"New Indenyl Phosphinooxazoline Complexes of Iron and Their Catalytic Activity in the Mukaiyama Aldol Reaction "
Lenze, M.; Sedinkin, S. L.; Rath, N. P.; Bauer, E. B. Tetrahedron Lett. 2010, 2855-2858.

"New Chiral Phosphoramidite Allenylidene Complexes of Ruthenium Obtained with Chirality Transfer"
Costin, S.; Rath, N. P.; Bauer, E. B. Tetrahedron Lett. 2009, 5485-5488.

"Oxidation of activated methylene groups to ketones catalyzed by new iron phosphinooxazoline complexes and by iron(II) triflate"
Lenze, M.; Bauer, E. B. J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem. 2009, 309, 117-123.

"The Coordination Chemistry and Reactivity of Amino-dithiaphospholanes with Rhodium, Iridium and Ruthenium"
Costin, S.; Sedinkin, S. L.; Bauer, E. B. Tetrahedron Lett. 2009, 922-925.

"Synthesis and Structural Characterization of New Chiral Mixed Phosphine Phosphoramidite Complexes of Ruthenium"
Costin, S.; Rath, N. P.; Bauer, E. B. Inorg. Chim. Acta 2009, 361, 1935-1942.

"Recent Advances in Iron Catalysis in Organic Synthesis"
Bauer, E. B. Curr. Org. Chem. 2008, 12, 1341-1369.

"Conversion of Propargylic Alcohols to ß-Oxo Esters Catalyzed by Novel Ruthenium-Phosphoramidite Complexes"
Costin, S.; Rath, N. P.; Bauer, E. B. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2008, 350, 2414-2424.

"Synthesis and Structural Characterization of New Phosphinooxazoline Complexes of Iron"
Sedinkin, S. L.; Rath, N. P.; Bauer, E. B. J. Organomet. Chem. 2008, 693, 3081-3091.

"Isomerization in Bent Phosphametallocenes: Combining Rotational Barriers and the Intramolecular Slip-Inversion-Slip Mechanism to Control Stereo-Conformation"
Freeman, W. P.; Ahn, Y. J.; Hollis, T. K.; Whitaker, J. A.; Vargas, V. C.; Rubio, R. J.; Alingog, K. D.; Bauer, E. B.; Tham, F. S. J. Organomet. Chem. 2008, 693, 2415-2423.

"Air- and Water-Stable Catalysts for Hydroamination/Cyclization. Synthesis and Application of CCC-NHC Pincer Complexes of Rh and Ir"
Bauer, E. B.; Andavan, G. T. S.; Hollis, T. K.; Rubio, R. J.; Cho, J.; Kuchenbeiser, G. R.; Helgert, T. R.; Letko, C. S.; Tham, F. S. Org. Lett. 2008, 10, 1175-1178.

"Ligands for Catalytic Reactions in Aqueous Systems"
Präsang, C.; Bauer, E. B. in Phosphorus Ligands in Asymmetric Catalysis, Börner, A. Ed.; Wiley/VCH, Weinheim, 2008, pp 917-954.

"sp Carbon chains surrounded by sp3 carbon double helices: wire-like Pt(CC)nPt moieties that are spanned by two alpha,omega diphosphines that bear heteroatoms or alkyl substituents"
de Quadras, L.; Bauer, E. B.; Stahl, J.; Zhuravlev, F.; Hampel, F.; Gladysz, J. A. New J. Chem. 2007, 31, 1594-1605.

"sp Carbon Chains Surrounded by sp3 Carbon Double Helices: Directed Syntheses of Wirelike Pt(CC)nPt Moieties That Are Spanned by Two P(CH2)mP Linkages via Alkene Metathesis"
de Quadras, L.; Bauer, E. B.; Mohr, W.; Bohling, J. C.; Peters, T. B.; Martin-Alvarez, J. M.; Hampel, F.; Gladysz, J. A. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 8296-8309.

"Synthesis and Characterization of a Free Phenylene Bis(N-Heterocylcic Carbene) and its di-Rh complex. Catalytic Activity of the di-Rh and CCC-NHC Rh Pincer complexes in Intermolecular Hydrosilylation of Alkynes"
Andavan, G. T. S.; Bauer, E. B.; Letko, C. S.; Hollis, T. K.; Tham, F. S. J. Organomet. Chem. 2005, 690, 5938-5947.

"Toward a General Method for CCC N-Heterocyclic Carbene Pincer Synthesis: Metallation and Transmetallation Strategies for Activation of Three C-H bonds Concurrently"
Rubio, R. R.; Andavan, G. T. S.; Bauer, E. B.; Hollis, T. K.; Cho, J.; Tham, F. S.; Donnadieu, B. J. Organomet. Chem. 2005, 690, 5353-5364.

"Alkene metatheses in transition metal coordination spheres: dimacrocyclizations that join trans positions of square-planar platinum complexes to give topologically novel diphosphine ligands"
Shima, T.; Bauer, E. B.; Hampel, F.; Gladysz, J. A. Dalton Transactions 2004, 7, 1012-1028.

"Alkyne Metatheses in Transition Metal Coordination Spheres: Convenient tungsten- and molybdenum-catalyzed syntheses of novel metallamacrocycles"
Bauer, E. B.; Hampel, F.; Gladysz, J. A. Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis 2004, 346(7), 812-822.

"Alkene Metathesis in Transition Metal Coordination Spheres: Effect of Ring Size and Substitution on the Efficiencies of Macrocyclizations That Join trans Positions of Square-Planar Platinum Complexes"
Bauer, E. B.; Hampel, F.; Gladysz, J. A. Organometallics 2003, 22, 5567-5580.

"Metal-Catalyzed Olefin Metathesis in Metal Coordination Spheres"
Bauer, E. B.; Gladysz, J. A. in Handbook of Metathesis, Grubbs, R. H. Ed.; Wiley/VCH, New York, 2003, Vol 2, pp 403-431.

"Tungsten-Catalyzed Alkyne Metatheses in Transition Metal Coordination Spheres: A Versatile New Synthesis of Metallamacrocycles"
Bauer, E. B.; Szafert, S.; Hampel, F.; Gladysz, J. A. Organometallics 2003, 22, 2184-2186.

"sp Carbon Chains Surrounded by sp3 Carbon Double Helices: An Unprecedented New Class of Molecules that are Accessible by Self-Assembly and Models for "Insulated" Molecular-Scale Devices"
Stahl, J.; Bohling, J. C.; Bauer, E. B.; Peters, T. B.; Mohr, W.; Martín-Alvarez, J. M.; Hampel, F.; Gladysz, J. A. Angew. Chem. 2002, 114, 1951-1957; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2002, 41, 1871-1876.

"Olefin Metatheses in Metal Coordination Spheres: Versatile New Strategies for the Construction of Novel Monohapto or Polyhapto Cyclic, Macrocyclic, Polymacrocyclic, and Bridging Ligands"
Ruwwe, J.; Martín-Alvarez, J. M.; Horn, C. R.; Bauer, E. B.; Szafert, S.; Lis, T.; Hampel, F.; Cagle, P. C.; Gladysz, J. A. Chem. Eur. J. 2001, 7, 3931-3950.

"Olefin Metatheses in Metal Coordination Spheres: Novel trans-Spanning Bidentate and facially-Spanning Tridentate Macrocyclic Phosphine Complexes"
Bauer, E. B.; Ruwwe, J.; Martín-Alvarez, J. M.; Peters, T. B.; Bohling, J. C.; Hampel, F. A.; Szafert, S.; Lis, T.; Gladysz, J. A. Chem. Commun. 2000, 2261-2262.

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Contributed Presentations (Assortment)

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"New iron complexes and their catalytic activity in C-C and C-O bond forming reactions."
Bauer, E. B.; Lenze, M.; Shejwalkar, P.
Talk at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Boston, MA, USA, August 24, 2010.

"Novel Chiral Phosphoramidite Ligands, Their Ruthenium Complexes and Catalytic Applications in Beta-Oxo Ester Formation and Aldol Reactions."
Bauer, E. B.
Talk at the 44th Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Iowa City, IA, USA, October 21-24, 2009.

"Synthesis and Characterization of the First Phosphoramidite Allenylidene Complexes."
Costin, S.; Bauer, E. B.
Talk at the 44th Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Iowa City, IA, USA, October 21-24, 2009.

"Synthesis and Characterization of a New Class of Organoruthenium Complex and Its Application in the Etherification of Propargylic Alcohols."
Costin, S.; Bauer, E. B.
Talk at the 43rd Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Kearney, NE, USA, October 8-11, 2008.

"Syntesis of Novel Electronically and Sterically Tuned Phosphinooxazolines"
Sedinkin, S. L.; Bauer, E. B.
Poster Presentation at the 42nd Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Kansas City, MO, USA, December 7-10, 2007.

"Synthesis of Novel Ru Complexes Containing Chiral Phosphoramidite Ligands and Their Catalytic Applications"
Costin, S.; Bauer, E. B.
Poster Presentation at the 42nd Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Kansas City, MO, USA, December 7-10, 2007.

"Synthesis, characterization, and catalytic investigation of novel air and water stable CCC-NHC complexes of rhodium and iridium: Recent results and future prospects."
Kuchenbeiser, G. R.; Bauer, E.; Rubio, R. J.; Andavan, G. T. S.; Cho, J.; Helgert, T.; Hollis, T. K.; Tham, F. S.; Donnadieu, B.; Letko, C.; Cousineau, K.
Poster Presentation at the 232nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, Sept. 10-14, 2006.

"Dynamic and solid-state NMR properties of macrocyclic platinum diphosphine complexes"
Lewanzik, N.; Bauer, E. B.; Bluemel, J.; Gladysz, J. A.
Poster Presentation at the Anglo-German Magnetic Resonance Meeting, Aachen, Germany, December 28-30, 2004.

"New applications of the metathesis reaction in transition metal coordination spheres: generation of novel polymacrocyclic complexes"
Bauer, E. B.; Gladysz, J. A.
Poster Presentation at the 223rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Orlando, USA, April 07-11, 2002.

"Olefin metatheses in Metal Coordination Spheres. Versatile New Strategies for the Construction of Novel Monohapto or Polyhapto Cyclic, Macrocyclic, and Polymacrocyclic Ligands"
Bauer, E. B.; Gladysz, J. A.
Poster Presentation at the US-German-French Workshop on Carbon-Rich Organometallic Compounds, Erlangen, Germany, July 16-20, 2000.

Invited Talks


Iron-catalyzed carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom bond forming reactions.
Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, October 16 2014.

Organometallic catalysis: novel iron and ruthenium complexes and their catalytic activity in organic reactions. Illinois State University, USA, December 7 2012.

Organometallic catalysis: a "green" concept to accelerate chemical reactions and to help save resources.
Illinois Wesleyan University, USA, December 6 2012.

New chiral ruthenium phosphoramidite complexes for the catalytic activation of propargylic alcohols.
Mississippi State University, USA, March 9 2012.

New iron complexes and their catalytic activity in C-C and C-O bond forming reactions.
The University of Alabama, USA, March 8 2012.

New chiral ruthenium phosphoramidite complexes for the catalytic activation of propargylic alcohols.
The University of Southern Mississippi, USA, February 4 2011.

Novel iron amine and imine complexes and their catalytic activity in the oxidation of alcohols and methylene groups.
University of Giessen, Germany, January 13 2011.

Novel iron amine and imine complexes and their catalytic activity in the oxidation of alcohols and methylene groups.
RWTH Aachen University, Germany, January 12 2011.

Novel iron amine and imine complexes and their catalytic activity in the oxidation of alcohols and methylene groups.
University of Cologne, Germany, January 10 2011.

Novel Organometallic Architectures for the Catalytic Activation of Propargylic Alcohols.
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, USA, October 22 2010.

New Chiral Ruthenium Phosphoramidite Complexes for the Catalytic Activation of Propargylic Alcohols.
Texas A&M University, USA, October 21 2010.

New Chiral Ruthenium Phosphoramidite Complexes for the Catalytic Activation of Propargylic Alcohols.
The University of Mississippi, USA, December 16 2010.

Novel Organometallic Architectures for the Catalytic Activation of Propargylic Alcohols.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA, June 8 2010.

Novel iron complexes and their catalytic activity in C-C and C-O bond forming reactions
University of Louisville, KT, March 26 2010.

Better catalysts for better pharmaceuticals
Saint Louis University, USA, October 2009.

Novel Chiral Phopshoramidite Ligands, Their Ruthenium Complexes and Catalytic Applications in Beta-Oxo Ester Formation and Aldol Reactions.
Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Iowa City, USA, October 21 2009.

"Novel Organometallic Architectures for the Catalytic Activation of Propargylic Alcohols."
Talk at the Missouri Inorganic Day, Columbia, MO, USA, Mai 2, 2009.

"Novel Organometallic Architectures for the Catalytic Activation of Propargylic Alcohols."
Talk at the Missouri Organic Chemistry Day, Columbia, MO, USA, April 18, 2009.

Better catalysts for better pharmaceuticals
Washington University in St. Louis, USA, April 2008.

On the way to molecular gyroscopes, wires and catalysts: novel organometallic archiectures and their applications.
University of Cologne, Germany, July 2006.


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University of Missouri, St. Louis, January 2006.
Eastern Michigan University, January 2006.
California Polytechnic State University, St. Louis Obispo, January 2006.
University of Wisconsin, Platteville, December 2005.
Ohio Northern University, December 2005.
Illinois Wesleyan University, February 2005.
University of California, Riverside October 2004.

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December 2018:
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