Updated 9/27/12

 
PUBLICATIONS:

1.      “Synthesis and Characterization of [(h5-C5H5)V(CO)3H], A New Anionic Vanadium Carbonyl Hydride, and A Study of Its Reduction Reaction with Organic Halides.  Observation of a Free-Radical Chain Process Having an Extremely Rapid Metal-to-Carbon Hydrogen Transfer Step,” Robert J. Kinney, William D. Jones and Robert G. Bergman, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1978, 100, 635-637.

2.      “Synthesis and Reactions of (h5-Cyclopentadienyl)tricarbonylhydridovanadate.  A Comparative Mechanistic Study of Its Organic Halide Reduction Reactions with Those of Tri-n-butyltin Hydride,” Robert  J. Kinney, William D. Jones and Robert G. Bergman, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1978, 100, 7902-7915.

3.      “Chemical Reduction of h5-Cyclopentadienyldicarbonylrhodium.  Crystal and Molecular Structure of an Anionic Trinuclear Rhodium Cluster with ‘Semi-Triple-Bridging’ Carbonyl Ligands,” William D. Jones, Mary A. White, and Robert G. Bergman, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1978, 100, 6770-6772.

4.      “Mechanism of the Reaction Between Organotransition Metal Alkyls and Hydrides.  A Model for the Aldehyde-Forming Step in the Oxo Process,” William D. Jones and Robert G. Bergman, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1979, 101, 5447-5449.

5.      “Conversion of an h5-Cyclopentadienyl-Metal Complex to an h1-Cyclopentadienyl-Metal Complex upon Addition of Trimethylphosphine,” Charles P. Casey and William D. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1980, 102, 6154-6156.

6.      “Intermediates in Associative Phosphine Substitution Reactions of (h5-C5H5)W(CO)2(NO),” Charles P. Casey, William D. Jones, and Steven G. Harsy, J. Organomet. Chem. 1981, 206, C38-C42.

7.      “Comparative Reactivities of Two Isoelectronic Transition-Metal Hydrides with Transition-Metal Carbonyls and Alkyls,” William D. Jones, John M. Huggins, and Robert G. Bergman, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1981, 103, 4415-23.

8.      “Metal Formyl and Hydroxymethyl Metal Compounds,” Charles P. Casey, Mark A. Andrews, Donald R. McAlister, William D. Jones, and Steven G. Harsy, J. Mol. Catal. 1981, 13, 43-59.

9.      “Mechanism of Arene C-H Bond Activation by [C5(CH3)5]Rh[P(CH3)3](H)(C6H5).  Evidence for Arene Precoordination,” William D. Jones and Frank J. Feher, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1982, 104, 4240-4242.

10.  “Preparation and Reactions of New Isocyanide Complexes of Rhodium and Their Role in Carbon-Hydrogen Bond Activation,” William D. Jones and Frank J. Feher, Organometallics 1983, 2, 686-687.

11.  “Alkane Carbon-Hydrogen Bond Activation by Homogeneous Rhodium(I) Compounds,” William D. Jones and Frank J. Feher, Organometallics 1983, 2, 562-563.

12.  “Intermediates in the Associative Phosphine Substitution Reaction of (h5-C5H5)Re(CO)3,” Charles P. Casey, Joseph M. O'Connor, William D. Jones, and Kenneth J. Haller, Organometallics 1983, 2, 535-538.

13.  “Preparation and Conformational Dynamics of (C5Me5)Rh(PR'3)RX.  Hindered Rotation about Rhodium-Phosphorus and Rhodium-Carbon Bonds,” William D. Jones and Frank J. Feher, Inorg. Chem. 1984, 23, 2376-2388.

14.  “The Mechanism and Thermodynamics of Alkane and Arene Carbon-Hydrogen Bond Activation in (C5Me5)Rh(PMe3)(R)H,” William D. Jones and Frank J. Feher, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1984, 106, 1650- 1663.

15.  “Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Intra- and Intermolecular Carbon-Hydrogen Bond Activation,” William D. Jones and Frank J. Feher, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1985, 107, 620-631.

16.  “The Mechanism and Thermodynamics of C-H bond Activation by Complexes of Rhodium,” William D. Jones and Frank J. Feher, Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Homogeneous Catalysis, Leningrad, USSR : Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, Inc., New York (1984), vol. 3, pp. 973-984.

17.  “Preparation and Reaction Dynamics of (h4-C5H6)Re(PPh3)2H3.  A Structurally Characterized h4-Cyclopentadiene Complex,” William D. Jones and John A. Maguire, Organometallics 1985, 4, 951-953.

18.  “The Direct Intermolecular Transfer of Dihydrogen Between Two Transition Metal Complexes,” William D. Jones and John A. Maguire, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1985, 107, 4544-4547.

19.  “The Mechanism and Thermodynamics of C-H Bond Activation by Complexes of Rhodium,” Proceedings of the Gas Research Institute Workshop on Basic Research Opportunities in Methane Activation Chemistry, pp. 23-27, Feb. 4-6, 1985, Houston, Texas. Arthur D. Little, publisher.

20.  “Preparation and Structural Comparison of the Ruthenium(0) Derivatives Ru(dmpe)2L (L = PMe3, CO; dmpe = 1,2-Bis(dimethylphosphino)ethane),” William D. Jones and Emanuela Libertini, Inorg. Chem. 1986, 25, 1794-1800.

21.  “The Activation of Methane by Rhenium. Catalytic H/D Exchange in Alkanes with CpRe(PPh3)2H2,” William D. Jones and John A. Maguire, Organometallics 1986, 5, 590-591.

22.  “Homogeneous Alkane Activation,” William D. Jones, Recent Advances in Alkane Activation; Catalytica Associates, Publisher: Mountain View, California, 1986. pp.5-168.

23.  “Isotope Effects in Arene C-H Bond Activation by [(C5Me5)Rh(PMe3)],” William D. Jones and Frank J. Feher, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1986, 108, 4814-4819.

24.  “Preparation and C-N Cleavage Reactions of Bis(dimethylphosphinoethane)ruthenium Isocyanide Complexes,” William D. Jones and Walter P. Kosar, Organometallics 1986, 5, 1823-1829.

25.  “Activation of C-H Bonds by Rhenium.  Catalytic Intermolecular H/D Exchange with (h6‑C6H6)Re(PPh3)2H,” William D. Jones and Mingxin Fan, Organometallics 1986, 5, 1057-1059.

26.  “Carbon-Hydrogen Bond Activation by Ruthenium for the Catalytic Synthesis of Indoles,” William D. Jones and Walter P. Kosar, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1986, 108, 5640-5641.

27.  “Preparation, Dynamic Behavior, and C-H and C-C Cleavage Reactions of (h4-C5H6)Re(PPh3)2H3.  Structures of (h4-C5H6)Re(PPh3)2H3, CpRe(PPh3)2H2, and CpRe(PPh3)H4,” William D. Jones and John A. Maguire, Organometallics 1987, 6, 1301-1311.

28.  “Synthesis, Structures, and C-H Bond Activation Reactions of HRe(PR3)2(L)3 Complexes,” William D. Jones and John A. Maguire, Organometallics 1987, 6, 1728-1737.

29.  “Dihydride Transfer. A Bimolecular Mechanism in the Isomerization of cis-Dihydridobromo(carbonyl)-(bis(diphenylphosphino)ethane)iridium, IrH2Br(CO)(dppe),” Amanda J. Kunin, Curtis E. Johnson, John A. Maguire, William D. Jones, and Richard Eisenberg, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1987, 109, 2963-2968.

30.  “Preparation and Structural Examination of a Series of New, Low-Valent Iron Phosphine Isonitrile Complexes with Bent C-N-C Linkages.,” William D. Jones, Glenn P. Foster, and Jeanne M. Putinas, Inorg. Chem., 1987, 26, 2120-2127.

31.  “Chemical and Electrocatalytic Oxidation of CpRe(PAr3)2H2 Complexes To Give Stable 17-Electron Radical Cations.  Disproportionation to Diamagnetic Species via Electron-Transfer Catalysis,” Michael R. Detty and William D. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1987, 109, 5666-5673.

32.  “The Catalytic Activation and Functionalization of C-H Bonds.  Aldimine Formation by the Insertion of Isonitriles into Aromatic C-H Bonds,” William D. Jones, Glenn P. Foster, and Jeanne M. Putinas, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1987, 109, 5047-5048.

33.  “Alkane Activation Processes by Cyclopentadienyl Complexes of Rhodium, Iridium, and Related Species,” William D. Jones, Chapter 4 in Activation and Functionalization of Alkanes; Craig Hill, Ed., John Wiley and Sons: New York, 1989, pp.111-149.

34.  “Comparative Reactivities of Hydrocarbon C-H Bonds With a Transition-Metal Complex,” William D. Jones and Frank J. Feher, Acc. Chem. Res. 1989, 22, 91-100.

35.  “Development of Catalytic Processes for the Synthesis of Organic Compounds that Involve C‑H Bond Activation,” William D. Jones, Chapter 5 in Selective Hydrocarbon Activation; J. A. Davies, P. L. Watson, A. Greenberg, J. F. Liebman, Eds., VCH Publishers: New York, 1990, pp. 113-148.

36.  “Organometallic Transformations via C-H Bond Activation,” William D. Jones, Valerie L. Chandler, Robert P. Duttweiler, Frank J. Feher, Edward T. Hessell, Grace C. Hsu, and Walter P. Kosar,  Organometallics in Organic Synthesis, Aspects of a Modern Interdisciplinary Field, Proceedings of the Second Symposium on Organic Synthesis via Organometallics, H. Werner & G. Erker, Eds., Würzburg, FRG, October 19-22, Springer-Verlag: Heidelberg, 1988, pp.185-201.

37.  “Hydride Abstraction. The Reaction of IrX(CO)(dppe) with Cp2TaH3,” Paul J. Deutsch, John A. Maguire, William D. Jones, and Richard Eisenberg, Inorg. Chem. 1990, 29, 686-690.

38.  “Isonitrile Insertion into Activated C-H Bonds Using (C5Me5)ML2 Complexes and Analogs,” William D. Jones, Robert P. Duttweiler, Jr., Frank J. Feher, and Edward T. Hessell, Nouv. J. Chem. 1989, 13, 725-736.

39.  “Preparation and Characterization of (C5Me5)Rh(CNR)2 and [(C5Me5)Rh(CNR)]2 Complexes,” William D. Jones, Robert P. Duttweiler, Jr., and Frank J. Feher, Inorg. Chem. 1990, 29, 1505-1511.

40.  “Reactions of (C5Me5)Rh(PMe3)(R)H with Electrophiles.  The Insertion of Unsaturated Molecules into Activated Carbon-Hydrogen Bonds,” William D. Jones, Valerie L. Chandler, and Frank J. Feher, Organometallics 1990, 9, 164-174.

41.  “Direct Obervation of h2-Arene Complexes of [(C5Me5)Rh(PMe3)],” William D. Jones and Lingzhen Dong, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1989, 111, 8722-8723.

42.  “Catalytic Functionalization of C-H Bonds by Isonitrile Insertion.  Preparation, Characterization, and Reactivity of RhCl(PR3)2(CNR'),” William D. Jones and Edward P. Hessell, Organometallics 1990, 9, 718-727.

43.  “New Square Planar Complexes of Rhodium and Their Reactions with C-H Bonds,” William D. Jones and Edward T. Hessell, Nouv. J. Chem. 1990, 14, 481-485.

44.  “Insertion of Rhodium into the Carbon-Sulfur Bond of Thiophene.  Mechanism of a Model for the Hydrodesulfurization Reaction,” William D. Jones and Lingzhen Dong, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1991, 113, 559-564.

45.  “Ring Migration Reactions of (C5Me5)Rh(PMe3)H2.  Evidence for h3-Slippage and Metal-to-Ring Hydride Migration,” William D. Jones, Valerie L. Kuykendall, and Anthony D. Selmeczy, Organometallics 1991, 10, 1577-1586.

46.  “Synthesis and Structures of Some Rhodium Isocyanide Complexes Containing an h2-Hydridotris(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)borate Ligand,” William D. Jones and Edward T. Hessell, Inorg. Chem. 1991, 30, 778-783.

47.  “Control of h2-Arene Coordination and C-H Bond Activation by Cyclopentadienyl Complexes of Rhodium,” Simon T. Belt, Lingzhen Dong, Simon B. Duckett, William D. Jones, Martin G. Partridge, and Robin N. Perutz, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. 1991, 266-269.

48.  “Sequential Arene Coordination and C-F Insertion in the Reactions of (h5- Cyclopentadienyl)rhodium Complexes with Hexafluorobenzene,” William D. Jones, Martin G. Partridge, and Robin N. Perutz, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. 1991, 264-266.

49.  “Effects of Phosphine on Structure and Reductive Elimination Reactions of (C5Me5)Rh(PR3)PhH Complexes,” William D. Jones and Valerie L. Kuykendall, Inorg. Chem. 1991, 30, 2615-2622.

50.  “Crystal Structure and Chemical Reactivity of Heme Phenoxide Adducts,” Anna M. Helms, William D. Jones, and George L. McLendon, J. Coord. Chem. 1991, 23, 351-359.

51.  “Multiple h2 Arene Coordination.  Structure and Isomerism of Naphthalene Complexes of [(C5Me5)Rh(PMe3)],” Robert M. Chin, Lingzhen Dong, Simon B. Duckett, and William D. Jones, Organometallics 1992, 11, 871-876.

52.  “A Model for Homogeneous Hydrodesulfurization.  The Importance of h2-Coordination and Sulfur Coordination in C-H and C-S Bond Cleavage Reactions of Thiophene,” Lingzhen Dong, Simon B. Duckett, Kristine F. Ohman, and William D. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1992, 114, 151-160.

53.  J. A. Martinho Simões, Ed. Energetics of Organometallic Species; “Chapter 4: The Role Of Bond Energies In Hydrocarbon Activation By Transition Metal Centers,” William D. Jones, R. Martin Chin, Lingzhen Dong, Simon B. Duckett, and Edward T. Hessell,  Kluwer Academic Publishers: Dordrecht, 1992, pp. 53-67.

54.  “Catalytic Thermal C-H Activation with Manganese Complexes: Evidence For h2-H2 Coordination in a Neutral Manganese Complex and its Role In C-H Activation,” Christophe Perthuisot, Mingxin Fan and William D. Jones, Organometallics, 1992, 11, 3622-3629.

55.  “Reactions of Electrophiles with a Metal-Hydride Complex.  Reduction of CS2 by (C5Me5)Rh(PMe3)H2 to Produce the Bridging Methanedithiolate Complex (C5Me5)Rh(PMe3)(SCH2S),” William D. Jones and Anthony D. Selmeczy, Organometallics, 1992, 11, 889-893.

56.  “Dimerization of Thiophene to Give a Linear S(CH)8S Fragment with (C5Me5)Rh(C2H4)2,” Robert M. Chin and William D. Jones, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 1992, 31, 357-358.

57.  “Thiophene Carbon-Sulfur Bond Cleavage by Cobalt.  Synthesis, Structure, and Dynamics of [(C5Me5)Co]2(C4H4S),” William D. Jones and Robert M. Chin, Organometallics, 1992, 11, 2698-2700.

58.  “Synthesis and Structure of Rhodium Complexes Containing a Photolabile h2-Carbodiimide Ligand.  1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition of Phenylazide to Tp'Rh(CNR)2  (Tp'=hydrotris(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)borate),” Edward T. Hessell and William D. Jones, Organometallics 1992, 11, 1496-1505.

59.  “Mechanism of Benzene Loss from Tp'Rh(H)(Ph)(CN-neopentyl) in the Presence of Neopentylisocyanide.  Evidence for an Associatively Induced Reductive Elimination,” William D. Jones and Edward T. Hessell, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1992, 114, 6087-6095.

60.  “Matrix Isolation and Transient Photochemistry of Ru(dmpe)2H2.  Characterization and Reactivity of Ru(dmpe)2 (dmpe = Me2PCH2CH2PMe2),” Chris Hall, William D. Jones, Roger J. Mawby, Robert Osman, Robin N. Perutz, and Michael K. Whittlesey, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1992, 114, 7425-7435.

61.  “Mechanism of Formation of C-C Bonds in the Ring-Opening and Coupling of Thiophene by (C5Me5)Rh(C2H4)2,” William D. Jones and Robert M. Chin, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1992, 114, 9851-9858.

62.  “First Examples of the Homogeneous Hydrogenolysis of Thiophene to 1‑Butanethiol and Ethylthioketene: Synthesis and Reactivity of (h4-C4H5S)ReH2(PPh3)2,” Glen P. Rosini and William D. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1992, 114, 10767-10775.

63.  “Photolysis of Tp'Rh(CN-neopentyl)(h2-PhN=C=N-neopentyl) in Alkanes and Arenes: Kinetic and Thermodynamic Selectivity of [Tp'Rh(CN-neopentyl)] for Various Types of C-H Bonds,” William D. Jones and Edward T. Hessell, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1993, 115, 554-562.

64.  h2-Coordination and C-F Activation of Hexafluorobenzene by Cyclopentadienylrhodium and -iridium Complexes,” Simon T. Belt, Madeleine Helliwell, William D. Jones, Martin G. Partridge, and Robin N. Perutz, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1993, 115, 1429-1440.

65.  “An Unorthodox Reaction of Indene with ReH7(PPh3)2: The Competitive Formation of an h5-Indanyl Ligand vs and h5-Indenyl Ligand,” Glen P. Rosini and William D. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1993, 115, 965-974.

66.  “Control of h2-Coordination vs. C-H Bond Activation By Rhodium: The Role Of Aromatic Resonance Energies,” R. Martin Chin, Lingzhen Dong, Simon B. Duckett, Martin G. Partridge, William D. Jones, and Robin N. Perutz, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1993, 115, 7685-7695.

67.  “Homogeneous Models of Thiophene HDS Reactions.  Selectivity in Dibenzothiophene C-S Cleavage and Thiophene Reactions with Dinuclear Metal Complexes,” William D. Jones, Robert M. Chin, and Andrew W. Myers, Prepr., Div. Pet. Chem., Am Chem. Soc.  1993, 38, 650-653.

68.  The Fall of the C-C Bond,” William D. Jones,  Nature, 1993, 364, 676-677

69.  “Hydrodesulfurization of Thiophene to Butadiene and Butane by a Homogeneous Iridium Complex,” William D. Jones and Robert M. Chin, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1994, 116, 198-203.

70.  “Functionalization of Benzylic Carbon-Hydrogen Bonds.  Mechanism and Scope of the Catalytic Synthesis of Indoles with [Ru(dmpe)2],” Grace C. Hsu, Walter P. Kosar, and William D. Jones, Organometallics, 1994, 13, 385-396.

71.  “Selectivity in the Activation of Fluorinated Aromatic Hydrocarbons by [(C5H5)Rh(PMe3)] and [(C5Me5)Rh(PMe3)],” Anthony D. Selmeczy, William D. Jones, Martin G. Partridge and Robin N. Perutz, Organometallics 1994, 13, 522-532.

72.  “Catalytic Hydrogenolysis of an Aryl-Aryl Carbon-Carbon Bond with a Rhodium Complex,” Christophe Perthuisot and William D. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1994, 116, 3647-3648.

73.  “C-H Activation of Olefins with a Zerovalent Iron Complex. Isomerisation of 4-Phenyl-1-Butene to 1-Phenyl-1-Butene using Fe(depe)2N2,”  Christophe Perthuisot and William D. Jones, New J. Chem. 1994, 18, 621-628.

74.  “Carbon-Sulfur Bond Cleavage by Cobalt.  Reaction of (C5Me5)Co(C2H4)2 with Dibenzothiophene,” William D. Jones and Robert M. Chin, J. Organomet. Chem. 1994, 472, 311-316.

75.  “Carbon-Sulfur Bond Cleavage in Thiophene by Group 6 Metallocenes,” William D. Jones, Robert M. Chin, Todd W. Crane, and David M. Baruch, Organometallics 1994, 13, 4448-4452.

76.  “Bond Cleavage Reactions in Oxygen and Nitrogen Heterocycles by a Rhodium Phosphine Complex,” William D. Jones, Lingzhen Dong, Andrew W. Myers, Organometallics 1995, 14, 855-861.

77.  “Regiochemical Selectivity in the Carbon-Sulfur Bond Cleavage of 2-Methylbenzothiophene:  Synthesis, Characterization and Mechanistic Study of Reversible Insertion into a C-S Bond,”  Andrew W. Myers, William D. Jones, and Shawn M. McClements, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1995 117, 11704-11709. 

78.  “Substituent Effects on Reductive Elimination from Disubstituted Aryl Hydride Complexes: Mechanistic and Thermodynamic Considerations,” Anthony D. Selmeczy, William D. Jones, Robert Osman, and Robin N. Perutz, Organometallics 1995, 14, 5677-5685.

79.  “Steric and Electronic Effects of the Insertion of a Rhodium Phosphine Complex into the C-S Bond of Substituted Dibenzothiophenes.  Homogeneous Model for the Hydrodesulfurization Process,” Andrew W. Myers and William D. Jones, Organometallics 1996, 15, 2905-2917.

80.  “Hydrodesulfurization of Thiophene and Benzothiophene to Butane and Ethyl Benzene by a Homogeneous Iridium Complex,” David A. Vicic and William D. Jones, Organometallics 1997, 16, 1912-1917.

81.  “C—C Activation in Biphenylene.  Synthesis, Structure and Reactivity of (C5Me5)2M2(2,2'-biphenyl) (M = Rh, Co),”  Christophe Perthuisot, Brian L. Edelbach, Deanna L. Zubris, and William D. Jones, Organometallics, 1997, 16, 2016-2023.

82.  “Carbon-Selenium Bond Cleavage by a Rhodium Complex,” David A. Vicic, Andrew W. Myers, and William D. Jones,” Organometallics 1997, 16, 2751-2753.

83.  “Synthesis and Characterization of Tris(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)boraterhodium Alkyl and Vinyl Chloride Complexes,” Douglas D. Wick and William D. Jones, Inorg. Chem. 1997, 36, 2723-2729. 

84.  “Homogeneous Models of Thiophene HDS Reactions.  Selectivity in Thiophene C-S Cleavage and Thiophene Reactions with Dinuclear Metal Complexes,”  William D. Jones, David A. Vicic, R. Martin Chin, James H. Roache, and Andy W. Myers, Polyhedron, 1997, 16, 3115-3128. 

85.  “Structure of Metallathiacycles: Planar vs. Nonplanar Geometries.  A Theoretical and Experimental Investigation,” Christine Blonski, Andrew W. Myers, Michael Palmer, Suzanne Harris, and William D. Jones, Organometallics 1997, 16, 3819-3827.

86.  “Mechanism of Carbon-Fluorine Bond Activation by (C5Me5)Rh(PMe3)H2,” Brian L. Edelbach and William D. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1997, 119, 7734-7742.

87.  “Room Temperature Desulfurization of Dibenzothiophene Mediated by [(i-Pr2PCH2)2NiH]2,” David A. Vicic and William D. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1997, 119, 10855-10856.

88.  “Synthesis, Structure, and Antiproliferative Activity of Selenophenfurin, an Inosine 5'-Monophosphate Dehydrogenase Inhibitor Analogue of Selenazofurin,” P. Franchetti, L. Cappellacci, G. AbuSheikha, H. N. Jayaram, V. V. Gurudutt, T. Sint, B. P. Schneider, W. D. Jones, B. M. Goldstein, G. Perra, A. DeMontis, A. G. Loi, P. LaColla, M. Grifantini, J. Med. Chem. 1997, 40, 1731-1737.

89.  “Thermal and Photochemical Substitution Reactions of CpReH2(PPh3)2 and CpRe(PPh3)H4.  Catalytic Insertion of Ethylene into the C-H Bond of Benzene,” William D. Jones, John A. Maguire, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 1998, 270, 77-86. (DOE)

90.  “Mechanistic Investigation of Catalytic Carbon-Carbon Bond Activation and Formation by Platinum and Palladium Phosphine Complexes,” Brian L. Edelbach, Rene J. Lachicotte, and William D. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1998, 120, 2843-2853. (DOE)

91.  “Insertion of SO2 into the Metal-Carbon Bonds of Rhodium and Iridium Compounds and Reactivity of the SO2 Inserted Species,”  Laurent Lefort, Rene J. Lachicotte, and William D. Jones, Organometallics, 1998, 17; 1420-1425. (DOE, Elf)

92.  "Deep Hydrodesulfurization in Homogeneous Solution: Access to a Transition-Metal Insertion Complex of 4,6-Dimethyldibenzothiophene," Vicic, D. A.; Jones, W. D. Organometallics, 1998, 17, 3411-3413. (NSF)

93.  “Synthesis and Reactions of Cp-Linked Phosphine Complexes of Rhodium,” Laurent Lefort, Todd W. Crane, Michael D. Farwell, David M. Baruch, John A. Kaeuper, Rene J. Lachicotte, and William D. Jones, Organometallics 1998, 17, 3889-3899. (DOE)

94.  “Facile C-N Bond Cleavage Mediated by Electron-Rich Cyclopentadienyl Cobalt(I) Complexes,” Helmut Werner, Gerhard Hörlin, and William D. Jones, J. Organomet. Chem. 1998, 562, 45-51. (NATO)

95.  “Carbon-Hydrogen and Carbon-Carbon Bond Activation of Cyclopropane by a Hydridotrispyrazolylborate Rhodium Complex,” Douglas D. Wick, Todd O. Northcutt, Rene J. Lachicotte, and William D. Jones, Organometallics 1998, 17, 4484-4492. (DOE)

96.  “Catalytic Hydrogenolysis of Biphenylene with Platinum, Palladium, and Nickel Phosphine Complexes,” Brian L. Edelbach, David A. Vicic, Rene J. Lachicotte, and William D. Jones, Organometallics 1998, 17, 4784-4794. (DOE)

97.  11B NMR: A New Tool for the Determination of Hapticity of Trispyrazolylborate Ligands,” Todd O. Northcutt, Rene J. Lachicotte and William D. Jones, Organometallics 1998, 14, 5148-5152. (DOE)

98.  “Activation of Sulfur and Nitrogen-Containing Heterocycles by a Dinuclear Iridium Complex,” David A. Vicic and William D. Jones, Organometallics, 1999, 18, 134-138. (NSF)

99.  “Insertion of Elemental Sulfur and SO2 into the Metal-Hydride and Metal-Carbon Bonds of Platinum Compounds,” Michael S. Morton, Rene J. Lachicotte, David Vicic, and William D. Jones, Organometallics, 1999, 18, 227-234. (DOE, Elf)

100.          “Energetics of Homogeneous Intermolecular Vinyl and Allyl Carbon-Hydrogen Bond Activation by the 16 Electron Coordinatively Unsaturated Organometallic Fragment [Tp'Rh(CNCH2CMe3)],” William D. Jones and Douglas D. Wick, Organometallics 1999, 18, 495-505. (DOE)

101.          “Topics in Organometallic Chemistry. Activation of Unreactive Bonds and Organic Synthesis,” Chapter 2, Activation of C-H Bonds.  Stoichiometric Reactions, William D. Jones, Springer-Verlag, 1999, Berlin. 

102.          “Cleavage of the Carbon-Sulfur Bonds in Thiophenes by a Polynuclear Ruthenium Complex, William D. Jones,* R. Martin Chin, and Christine L. Hoaglin,” Organometallics, 1999, 18, 1786-1790. (NSF)

103.          “Photochemical C-H Activation and Ligand Exchange Reactions of CpReH2(PPh3)2.  Phosphine Dissociation is Not Involved,” William D. Jones, Glen P. Rosini, and John A. Maguire, Organometallics, 1999, 18, 1754-1760. (DOE)

104.          “Evidence for Methane Sigma-Complexes in Reductive Elimination Reactions from Tp'Rh(L)(CH3)H,” Douglas D. Wick, Kelly A. Reynolds, and William D. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1999, 121, 3974-3983. (DOE)

105.          “Evidence for the Existence of a Late-Metal Terminal Sulfido Complex,” David A. Vicic and William D. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1999, 121, 4070-4071. (NSF)

106.           “A new synthetic route to ligands of the general composition R2PCH2ER'2 (E = P, As) and some rhodium complexes derived thereof,” Justin Wolf, Matthias Manger, Ulrich Schmidt, Guido Fries, Dietmar Barth, Birgit Weberndörfer, David A. Vicic, William D. Jones, Helmut Werner, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans. 1999, 1867-1876. (NATO)

107.          “Carbon–Fluorine Bond Cleavage by Zirconium Metal Hydride Complexes,” Brian L. Edelbach, A. K. Fazlur Rahman, Rene J. Lachicotte, and William D. Jones, Organometallics 1999, 18, 3170-3177. (DOE)

108.          “Modeling the Hydrodesulfurization Reaction at Nickel.  Unusual Reactivity of Dibenzothiophene Relative to Thiophene and Benzothiophene,” David A. Vicic and William D. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1999, 121, 7606-7617. (NSF)

109.          “Catalytic Carbon-Carbon Bond Activation and Functionalization by Nickel Complexes,”  Brian L. Edelbach, Rene J. Lachicotte, and William D. Jones, Organometallics 1999, 18, 4040-4049. (DOE)

110.          “Catalytic Carbon-Carbon and Carbon-Silicon Bond Activation and Functionalization by Nickel Complexes,”  Brian L. Edelbach, Rene J. Lachicotte, and William D. Jones, Organometallics 1999, 18, 4660-4668. (DOE)

111.          “Generation of Perfluoro-Polyphenylene Oligomers via Intramolecular C-F activation from Cp2Zr(C5F5)2: A Dual Mechanism involving a Radical Chain and Release of Tetrafluorobenzyne,” Brian L. Edelbach, Bradley M. Kraft, and William D. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1999, 121, 10327-10331. (DOE)

112.           “Conquering the Carbon-Hydrogen Bond,” William D. Jones, Science, 2000, 287, 1942.

113.           “Selective Carbonylation Routes to Thiocarbamates.  An Alternative to Phosgene,” William D. Jones, Kelly A. Reynolds, Caroline K. Sperry, Rene J. Lachicotte, Steven A. Godleski, Ronald Valente, Organometallics 2000, 19, 1661-1669. (NSF)

114.           “Insertions of Electrophiles into Metal Hydride Bonds.  Reactions of (C5Me5)Rh(PMe3)H2 with Activated Alkynes to Produce h2-Alkene Complexes,” Anthony D. Selmeczy and William D. Jones, Inorg. Chim. Acta 2000, 300-302, 138-150. (DOE)

115.           “Aliphatic Carbon-Fluorine Bond Activation using (C5Me5)2ZrH2,” Bradley M. Kraft, Rene J. Lachicotte, and William D. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2000, 122, 8559-5560. (DOE)

116.           “Reversible Cleavage of Carbon-Carbon Bonds in Benzonitrile using Nickel(0),” Juventino J. Garcia and William D. Jones, Organometallics 2000, 19, 5544-5545. (DOE)

117.     “Nickel Mediated Selective Carbonylation Routes to Thiocarbamates,” Josemon Jacob, Kelly A. Reynolds, William D. Jones, Stephen A. Godleski, and Ronald R. Valente, Organometallics 2001, 20, 1028-1031. (NSF)

118.     “Afterthoughts on the Magnesium + Cab-o-Sil Fiasco,” William D. Jones, American Fireworks News 2001, 233, 3.

119.     “Formation of Phenylene Oligomers Using Platinum-Phosphine Complexes,” Nira Simhai, Carl N. Iverson, Brian L. Edelbach, and William D. Jones, Organometallics 2001, 20, 2759-2766. (DOE)

120.     “Palladium-Catalyzed Coupling Reactions of Biphenylene with Olefins, Arylboronic Acids, and Ketones Involving C-C Bond Cleavage,” Tetsuya Satoh and William D. Jones, Organometallics 2001, 20, 2916-2919. (DOE)

121.     “Investigation of the Mechanism of Alkane Reductive Elimination and Skeletal Isomerization in Tp'Rh(CNneopentyl)(R)H Complexes: The Role of Alkane Complexes,” Todd O. Northcutt, Douglas D. Wick, Andrew J. Vetter, and William D. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123, 7257-7270. (DOE)

122.          “Carbon-Carbon Bond Activation in Pt(0)-Diphenylacetylene Complexes Bearing Chelating P,N- and P, P-Ligands, Christian Müller, Carl N. Iverson, Rene J. Lachicotte, and William D. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123, 9718-9719. (DOE)

123.          “Aliphatic and Aromatic Carbon-Fluorine Bond Activation Using Cp*2ZrH2: Mechanisms of Hydrodefluorination,” Bradley M. Kraft, Rene J. Lachicotte, and William D. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123, 10973-10979. (DOE)

124.          “Rhodium Catalyzed Activation and Functionalization of the C-C Bond of Biphenylene,” Carl N. Iverson and William D. Jones, Organometallics, 2001, 20, 5745-5750. (DOE)

125.          “Perspectives: Synthetic Chemistry.  The Key to Successful Organic Synthesis is…,” William D. Jones, Science, 2002, 295, 289-290.

126.          “Structure of [Ni(dippe)(m-S)]2 and its Reaction Products.  The Nucleophilicity of the Ni2S2 Fragment,” Stephen S. Oster, Rene J. Lachicotte, and William D. Jones, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2002, 330, 118-127. (NSF)

127.          “Formation of Tetrafluorobenzyne by b-Fluoride Elimination In Zirconium-Perfluorophenyl Complexes,” Bradley M. Kraft, Rene J. Lachicotte, and William D. Jones, Organometallics, 2002, 21, 727-731. (DOE)

128.          “Cobalt Catalyzed Selective Conversion of Diallylanilines and Arylimines to Quinolines,” Josemon Jacob, Colleen M. Cavalier, William D. Jones, Stephen A. Godleski, and Ronald R. Valente, J. Mol. Catal. A, Chemical, 2002, 183, 565-570. (NSF)

129.          “Cleavage of the Carbon-Carbon Bond in Biphenylene using Transition Metals,” Christophe Perthuisot, Brian L. Edelbach, Deanna L. Zubris, Nira Simhai, Carl N. Iverson, Christian Müller, Tetsuya Satoh, and William D. Jones, J. Mol. Catal. A, Chemical, 2002, 189, 157-168. (DOE)

130.          “Chelating P,N versus P,P Ligands: Differing Reactivity of Donor Stabilized Pt-(h2-PhC!Unexpected End of Expression.CPh) Complexes Towards Diphenylacetylene,” Christian Müller, Rene J. Lachicotte, and William D. Jones, Organometallics, 2002, 21, 1118-1123. (DOE)

131.          “Thermal and Photolytical Silicon-Carbon Bond Activation in Donor Stabilized Pt(0)-Alkyne Complexes,” Christian Müller, Rene J. Lachicotte, and William D. Jones, Organometallics, 2002, 21, 1190-1196. (DOE)

132.          “Catalytic C-C Bond Activation in Biphenylene and Cyclotrimerization of Alkynes: Reactivity of P,N versus P,P Substituted Nickel Complexes,” Christian Müller, Rene J. Lachicotte, and William D. Jones, Organometallics, 2002, 21, 1975-1981. (DOE)

133.          “Mechanism of Vinylic and Allylic Carbon-Fluorine Bond Activation of Non-Perfluorinated Olefins using Cp*2ZrH2,” Bradley M. Kraft, Rene J. Lachicotte, and William D. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2002, 124, 8681-8689. (DOE)

134.          “Cleavage of Carbon-Carbon Bonds in Aromatic Nitriles using Nickel(0),” Juventino J. Garcia, Nicole M. Brunkan, and William D. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2002, 124, 9547-9555. (DOE)

135.          “Carbon-Fluorine Bond Activation of Perfluorinated Arenes with Cp*2ZrH2,” Bradley M. Kraft and William D. Jones, J. Organomet. Chem., 2002, 658, 132-140. (DOE)

136.          “Conformational Behavior of 2,11‑Dithia[3.3]orthocyclophane Upon Coordination with Platinum Group Metals,” Jorge Tiburcio, William D. Jones, Stephen J. Loeb, and Hugo Torrens, Inorg. Chem. 2002, 41, 3779-3785.

137.          h2- Coordination and C–H Activation of Electron-poor Arenes,” Carl N. Iverson, Rene J. Lachicotte, Christian Müller and William D. Jones, Organometallics, 2002, 21, 5320-5333. (DOE)

138.          “Isotope Effects in C-H Bond Activation Reactions by Transition Metals,” William D. Jones, Acc. Chem. Res. 2003, 36, 140-146.

139.          “Cobalt Catalyzed Selective Conversion of Diallylanilines and Arylimines to Quinolines,” Josemon Jacob and William D. Jones, J. Org. Chem. 2003, 68, 3563-3568. (NSF)

140.          “Preparation, Structure, and Dynamics of a Nickel p-Allyl Cyanide Complex,” Nicole M. Brunkan and William D. Jones, J. Organomet. Chem. 2003, 683, 77-82. (DOE)

141.          “Activation of C-F Bonds using Cp*2ZrH2: A Diversity of Mechanisms,” William D. Jones, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans. 2003, 3991-3995. (DOE)

142.          “Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity of a Rhenium Complex with a Corannulene Based Ligand,” Robert M. Chin, Benjamin Baird, Michael Jarosh, Shane Rassman, Brian Barry, and William D. Jones, Organometallics 2003, 22, 4829-4832.

143.          “Structural Properties and Inversion Mechanisms of [Rh(dippe)(m-SR)]2 Complexes,” Steven S. Oster and William D. Jones, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2004, 357, 1836-1846. (DOE)

144.          Activation and Functionalization of C-H Bonds, K. I. Goldberg and A. S. Goldman, Eds., “Chapter 3. Alkane Complexes as Intermediates in C-H Bond Activation Reactions,” William D. Jones, Andrew J. Vetter, Douglas D. Wick, Todd O. Northcutt, ACS Symposium Series 885, ACS, Washington, DC (2004).

145.          “Carbon-hydrogen bond activation of chloroalkanes by a rhodium trispyrazolylborate complex,” Andy J. Vetter and William D. Jones, Polyhedron, 2004, 23, 413-417. (DOE)

146.          “Kinetics, Thermodynamics and Effect of BPh3 on Competitive C-C and C-H Bond Activation Reactions in the Interconversion of Allyl Cyanide by [Ni(dippe)],” Nicole M. Brunkan, Donna M. Brestensky, and William D. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2004, 126, 3627-3636. (DOE)

147.          “Defluorination of Perfluoropropene using Cp*2ZrH2 and Cp*2ZrHF: A Mechanistic Investigation from a Joint Experimental-Theoretical Perspective,” Eric Clot, Claire Megret, Bradley M. Kraft, Odile Eisenstein, and William D. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2004, 126, 5647-5653. (DOE)

148.          “Cleavage of Carbon-Carbon bonds in Alkyl Nitriles Using Nickel(0),” Juventino J. García, Alma Arévalo, Nicole M. Brunkan, and William D. Jones, Organometallics, 2004, 23, 3997-4002.  (DOE)

149.          Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of [Ir(dippe)(m-Cl)]2, [Ir(dippe)2][Ir(dippe)Cl2], and [Ir(dippe)2]Cl, Stephen S. Oster and William D. Jones, Polyhedron, 2004, 23, 2959-2965. 

150.          “On the Nature of Carbon-Hydrogen Bond Activation at Rhodium and Related Reactions,” William D. Jones, Inorg. Chem. 2005, 44, 4475-4484.  (DOE, NSF)

151.          “Alkane Coordination Selectivity in Hydrocarbon Activation by [Tp'Rh(CNneopentyl)]: The Role of Alkane Complexes,” Andrew J. Vetter, Christine Flaschenriem, and William D. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 12315-12322.  (DOE)

152.          Bis-μ-2,3,5,6-tetrafluoro-trifluoromethyl-benzenethiolate-bis(3,5-cyclooctadiene)dirhodium(I),” William D. Jones, Juventino Garcia, and Hugo Torrens, Acta Cryst. E, 2005, 61(11), m2204-m2206.  (NSF)

153.          Kinetics and Mechanism of Dealkylation of Coordinated Isocyanide in Fe(PMe3)2(t-BuNC)3, Christine L. Tennent and William D. Jones, Can. J. Chem. 2005, 83, 626-633.  (DOE)

154.          The Synthesis and Structural Properties of [M(dippe)(h2-C4H4S)] Complexes of Pd and Pt and Comparison with their Ni Analog, Tülay A. Ateşin, Stephen S. Oster, Karlyn Skugrud, William D. Jones, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2006, 359, 2798-2805.  (DOE, NSF)

155.          “Isomerization of 2-methyl-3-butenenitrile with (bis-diphenylphosphinoferrocene)Nickel compounds. Catalytic and structural studies,” Alberto Acosta-Ramírez, Miguel Muñoz-Hernández, William D. Jones, and Juventino J. García, J. Organomet. Chem. 2006, 691, 3895-3901.  (NSF)

156.          Activation of Aromatic, Aliphatic, and Olefinic Carbon-Fluorine Bonds Using Cp*2HfH2,” Ryan D. Rieth, William W. Brennessel, and William D. Jones, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2007, 18, 2839-2847.  (DOE)

157.          Comprehensive Organometallic Chemistry III, Robert H. Crabtree and D. Michael P. Mingos, Eds.,Chapter 1.25: Advances in Carbon-Hydrogen Activation,” William D. Jones, Elsevier: Oxford 2007. pp.699-723.   ISBN: 008044590X

158.          Nickel Complexes Involved in the Isomerization of 2-Methyl-3-Butenenitrile,” Alberto Acosta-Ramírez, Areli Flores-Gaspar Miguel Muñoz-Hernández, Alma Arévalo, William D. Jones and Juventino J. García, Organometallics 2007, 26, 1712-1720.  (NSF)

159.          The Activation of Alkyl Cyanides Using a Rhodiumtrispyrazolylborate Complex,” Andrew J. Vetter, Ryan D. Rieth, and William D. Jones, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 2007, 104, 6957-6962.  (DOE)

160.          Structural and Dynamic Properties of Propane Coordinated to TpRh(CNR) from a Comparison between Theory and Experiment,” Eric Clot, Odile Eisenstein, and William D. Jones, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 2007, 104, 6939-6944.  (DOE)

161.          The Chemistry of Pincer Compounds, David Morales-Morales, Ed., Chapter 19 "Perspective and Prospects for Pincer Ligand Chemistry," William D. Jones, Elsevier: citycity 2007. pp. 441-443.  ISBN - 0-444-53138-6

162.          Experimental and Theoretical Examination of C—CN and C—H Bond Activations of Acetonitrile Using Zerovalent Nickel,” Tülay A. Ateşin, Ting Li, Sébastien Lachaize, William W. Brennessel, Juventino J. García, and William D. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 7562-7569.  (DOE, NSF)

163.          Cleavage of Carbon-Carbon Bonds of Diphenylacetylene and its Derivatives via Photolysis of Pt Complexes: Tuning the C-C Bond Formation Energy toward Selective C-C Bond Activation,” Ahmet Gunay and William D. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 8729-8736.  (DOE)

164.          “Mechanistic Investigation of the Cobalt-Catalyzed Selective Conversion of Diallylanilines to Quinolines Involving C-N and C-H Activations,” Ling Li and William D. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 10707-10713.  (NSF)

165.          Catalytic isomerization of 2-methyl-3-butenenitrile by Nickel systems using bis-diphosphinoferrocene ligands: Evidence for hemilability,” Alberto Acosta-Ramírez, Miguel Muñoz-Hernández, William D. Jones and Juventino J. García, Organometallics, 2007, 26, 5766-5769. (NSF)

166.          “A Deeper Look into Thiophene Coordination Prior to Oxidative Addition of the C–S Bond to Platinum(0): A Computational Study Using DFT and MO Methods,” Tülay A. Ateşin and William D. Jones, Organometallics, 2008, 27, 53-60.  (NSF)

167.          “A Second Polymorph of (1,2-bis(di-tert-butylphosphino)ethane)(dichloride)-platinum(II),” A. Gunay, W.W. Brennessel and W.D. Jones, Acta Cryst. E, 2008, 64, m454. (DOE)

168.          “P-C bond scission at the TRIPHOS ligand and C-CN bond cleavage in 2-methyl-3-butenenitrile using [Ni(COD)2],Alberto Acosta-Ramírez, Marcos Flores-Álamo, William D. Jones and Juventino J. García, Organometallics, 2008, 27, 1834-1840. (DOE)

169.          “Understanding Selectivity in the Oxidative Addition of the Carbon-Sulfur Bonds of
2-Cyanothiophene to Pt(0),
Tülay A. Ateşin, Abdurrahman Ç. Ateşin, Karlyn Skugrud, and William D. Jones, Inorg. Chem. 2008, 47, 4596-4604. (NSF)

170.          “Study of the reactivity of 2-methyl-3-butenenitrile with Ni(0)-N-heterocyclic carbene complexes,” Alberto Acosta-Ramírez, David Morales-Morales, Juan Manuel Serrano-Becerra, Alma Arévalo, William D. Jones and Juventino J. García, J. Mol. Catal. A, Chemical, 2008, 288, 14-18. (DOE)

171.          “Bond Cleavage Reactions in Substituted Thiophenes by a Rhodium Complex, Andrew W. Myers, Lingzhen Dong, Tülay A. Ateşin, Roger Skugrud, Christine Flaschenriem, and William D. Jones, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2008, 361, 3263–3270.  (NSF)

172.          “Solvent Effects and Eyring Activation Parameters in the Competitive Cleavage of C-CN and C-H Bonds in 2-Methyl-3-Butenenitrile Using [(dippe)NiH]2,” Brett D. Swartz, Nicole M. Reinartz, Juventino J. Garcia and William D. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 8548-8554.  (DOE)

173.          “Oxidative Addition of the C–S Bond of Thiophene to the (C5Me5)Rh(PMe3) Fragment: A Theoretical Study Revisited, Tülay A. Ateşin and William D. Jones, Organometallics 2008, 27, 3666-3670. (NSF)

174.          “Experimental and Theoretical Examination of C–CN Bond Activation of Benzonitrile using Zerovalent Nickel,Tülay A. Ateşin, Ting Li, Sébastien Lachaize, Juventino J. García, and William D. Jones, Organometallics 2008, 27, 3811-3817. (DOE, NSF)

175.          “An Efficient Low Temperature Route to Polycyclic Isoquinoline Salt Synthesis via C-H Activation with [Cp*MCl2]2 (M = Rh, Ir),” Ling Li, William W. Brennessel and William D. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 12414-12419. (NSF)

176.          Selectivity in the Oxidative Addition of C–S Bonds of Substituted Thiophenes to the (C5Me5)Rh(PMe3) Fragment: A Comparison of Theory with Experiment,” Tülay Ateşin and William D. Jones, Inorg. Chem. 2008, 47, 10889–10894.  (NSF)

177.          “Mechanistic Insights on the Hydrodesulfurization of Biphenyl-2-Thiol with Nickel Compounds,” Jorge Torres-Nieto, William W. Brennessel, William D. Jones, Juventino J. García, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 4120–4126.  (NSF)

178.          “Selective C–H Activation of Haloalkanes using a Rhodiumtrispyrazolylborate Complex,” Andrew J. Vetter, Ryan D. Rieth, William W. Brennessel, and William D. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 10742-10752. (DOE)

179.          “Synthesis, Characterization, and C–H/C–C Cleavage Reactions of Two Rhodium-Trispyrazolylborate Dihydrides,” Douglas D. Wick and William D. Jones, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2009, 362, 4416-4421. (DOE)

180.          C-H Activation of Phenyl Imines and 2-Phenylpyridines with [Cp*MCl2]2 (M ) Ir, Rh): Regioselectivity, Kinetics, and Mechanism,” Ling Li, William W. Brennessel and William D. Jones, Organometallics 2009, 28, 3492–3500. (NSF, OM 3rd most cited article 2009-2011)

181.          “Carbon-Sulfur Bond Cleavage of Methyl Substituted Thiophenes with Iridium(III),” Matthew R. Grochowski, William W. Brennessel, and William D. Jones, Organometallics 2009, 28, 2661–2667. (NSF)

182.          “Unusual Lithium Coordinated Platinum and Rhodium Hydride Dimers,” Brett D. Swartz, Tülay A. Ateşin, Matthew R. Grochowski, Stephen S. Oster, William W. Brennessel, and William D. Jones, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2010, 363, 517-522.  (NSF)

183.          “Selective Hydrogenation of the C=O Bond of Ketones Using Ni(0) Complexes with a Chelating Bisphosphine,” Areli Flores-Gaspar, Paulina Pinedo-González, Marco G. Crestani, Miguel Muñoz-Hernández, David Morales-Morales, Brian A. Warsop, William D. Jones and Juventino J. García, J. Mol. Catal. A, 2009, 309, 1-11. (NSF)

184.          Thermodynamic Trends in Carbon-Hydrogen Bond Activation in Nitriles and Chloroalkanes at Rhodium,” Meagan E. Evans, Ting Li, Andrew J. Vetter, Ryan D. Rieth, and William D. Jones, J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 6907-6914.  (DOE)

185.          “Energetics of C-H Bond Activation of Fluorinated Aromatic Hydrocarbons Using a [Tp'Rh(CNneopentyl)] Complex,” Meagan E. Evans, Catherine L. Burke, Sornanong Yaibuathes, Eric Clot, Odile Eisenstein, and William D. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 13464-13473. (DOE)

186.          “Diverse Chemical Applications of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes,” William D. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 15075-15077.

187.          “Reactivity Differences of Pt0 Phosphine Complexes in C–C Bond Activation of Asymmetric Acetylenes,” Ahmet Gunay, Christian Müller, Rene J. Lachicotte, William W. Brennessel, William D. Jones, Organometallics 2009, 28, 6524-6530. (DOE)

188.          “Dibenzometallacyclopentadienes, Boroles and Selected Transition Metal and Main Group Heterocyclopentadienes: Synthesis, Catalytic and Optical Properties,” Andreas Steffen, Richard M. Ward, William D. Jones, and Todd B. Marder, Coord. Chem. Rev. 2010, 254, 1950-1976.  (DOE)

189.          C–CN Bond Activation of Aromatic Nitriles and Fluxionality of the h2-Arene Intermediates: Experimental and Theoretical Investigations,” Ting Li, Juventino J. García, William W. Brennessel, and William D. Jones, Organometallics, 2010, 29, 2430–2445.  (DOE)

190.          “Carbon-Sulfur Bond Activation of Dibenzothiophenes and Phenoxythiin by [Rh(dippe)(m-H)]2 and [Rh2(dippe)2(m-Cl)(m-H)],” Stephen S. Oster, Matthew R. Grochowski, Rene J. Lachicotte, William W. Brennessel, and William D. Jones*, Organometallics 2010, 29, 4923-4931.  (NSF) (Seyferth issue)

191.          “Mechanistic Investigation of Vinylic Carbon-Fluorine Bond Activation of Perfluorinated Cycloalkenes using Cp*2ZrH2 and Cp*2ZrHF,” Eric Clot, Bradley M. Kraft, Odile Eisenstein, William W. Brennessel, and William D. Jones, J. Fluorine Chem. 2010, 131, 1122-1132.  (DOE) (Hughes issue)

192.          “Synthesis, Structure, and Reductive Elimination in the Series Tp'Rh(PR3)(ArF)H; Determination of Rhodium–Carbon Bond Energies of Fluoroaryl Substituents, Taro Tanabe, William W. Brennessel, Eric Clot, Odile Eisenstein, and William D. Jones, Dalton Trans. 2010, 10495-10509.   (DOE)

193.          “Competitive Carbon-Sulfur vs. Carbon-Carbon Bond Activation of 2-Cyanothiophene with [Ni(dippe)H]2,” Matthew R. Grochowski, Ting Li, William W. Brennessel, and William D. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 12412-12421.  (NSF/DOE)

194.          Reactivity and Regioselectivity of Insertion of Unsaturated Molecules into M–C (M = Ir, Rh) Bonds of Cyclometallated Complexes, Ling Li, Yunzhe Jiao, William W. Brennessel and William D. Jones, Organometallics 2010, 29, 4593-4605. (NSF, CENTC)

195.          Catalysis Without Precious Metals, R. M. Bullock, Ed. Chapter 6: “Cobalt and Nickel Catalyzed Reactions Involving C–H and C–N Activation Reactions, Renee Becker and William D. Jones, Wiley VCH Publishers, 2010, pp.143-164. (CENTC)

196.          “C-H vs. C-C Bond Activation of Acetonitrile and Benzonitrile via Oxidative Addition: Rhodium vs. Nickel and Cp* vs. Tp' (Tp' = hydrotris(3,5-dimethylpyrazol-1-yl)borate, Cp* = η5-pentamethylcyclopentadienyl),” Meagan E. Evans, Ting Li, and William D. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 16278-16284.  (DOE, CENTC)

197.          “DFT Calculations of the Isomerization of 2-Methyl-3-butenenitrile by [Ni(bisphosphine)] in Relation to the DuPont Adiponitrile Process,” Ting Li and William D. Jones, Organometallics , 2011, 30, 547-555. (DOE, CENTC).

198.          “Synthesis and Characterization of Cationic Rhodium(I) Dicarbonyl Complexes,” James Kovach, William W. Brennessel, and William D. Jones, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2011, 367, 108-113.  (CENTC)

199.          "C-H and C-CN Bond Activation of Acetonitrile and Succinonitrile by [Tp'Rh(PR3)]," Taro Tanabe, Meagan E. Evans, William W. Brennessel, and William D. Jones, Organometallics, 2011, 30, 834-843.  (DOE, CENTC)

200.          “C-CN vs. C-H Cleavage of Benzonitrile using [(dippe)PtH]2,” Brett D. Swartz, William W. Brennessel, and William D. Jones, Organometallics, 2011, 30, 1523-1529. (DOE) 

201.          Dinuclear Ir(III) complex with an unusual h1:h3-allylic bridging ligand from the double C-H activation of 2,5-dimethylthiophene,” Matthew R. Grochowski, William W. Brennessel, William D. Jones, J. Chem. Cryst. 2011, 41, 829-833.  (NSF, CENTC)

202.          “Synthesis and X-ray Crystallographic Characterization of Substituted Aryl Imines,” James Kovach, Maria Peralta, William W. Brennessel, and William D. Jones, J. Mol. Struct., 2011, 992, 33–38. (CENTC)

203.          “Controlling the Selectivity for C–H and C–CN Bond Activation at Rhodium: A DFT Examination of Ligand Effects,” Meagan E. Evans and William D. Jones, Organometallics 2011, 30, 3371-3377. (DOE)

204.          “Predicting Selectivity in Oxidative Addition of C-S Bonds of Substituted Thiophenes to Pt(0) Fragment: Experimental and Theoretical Study,” Tülay A. Ateşin, Sabuj Kundu, Karlyn Skugrud, Katherine Lai, Brett D. Swartz, and William D. Jones, Organometallics, 2011, 30, 4578-4588.  (NSF, CENTC)

205.          “Synthesis and Reactivity of New Ni, Pd and Pt PONOP Pincer Complexes,” Sabuj Kundu, William W. Brennessel, and William D. Jones, Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50, 9443-9453. (DOE, CENTC)

206.          “C–S Bond Activation of Thioesters Using (dippe)Pt(NBE)2,” Sabuj Kundu, William W. Brennessel, and William D. Jones, Organometallics, 2011, 30, 5147-5154.  (NSF, CENTC)

207.          “C-CN Bond Activation of Benzonitrile with (dippe)Rh(-1),” Matthew R. Grochowski, William W. Brennessel, and William D. Jones, Organometallics 2011, 30, 5604-5610. (DOE, CENTC)

208.          “Making M-CN Bonds from M-Cl in (PONOP)M and (dippe)Ni Systems
(M = Ni, Pd, and Pt) using t-BuNC, ” Sabuj Kundu, William W. Brennessel, and William D. Jones,
Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2011, 379, 109-114.  (NSF, CENTC)

209.          "Organometallics Roundtable 2011", Gladysz, J. A.; Ball, Z. T.; Bertrand, G.; Blum, S. A.; Dong, V. M.; Dorta, R.; Hahn, F. E.; Humphrey, M. G.; Jones, W. D.; Klosin, J.; Manners, I.; Marks, T. J.; Mayer, J. M.; Rieger, B.; Ritter, J.; Sattelberger, A. P.; Schomaker, J. M.; Yam, V. W. W. Organometallics 2012, 31, 1-18.

210.          “Catalytic Arene H/D Exchange with Novel Rhodium and Iridium Complexes,” Jennifer L. Rhinehart, Sara K. Buzak, Geoffrey M. Lippa, William W. Brennessel, Karen I. Goldberg, and William D. Jones, Organometallics 2012, 31, 1943–1952.  (NSF-CENTC)

211.          C-H Activation of Terminal Alkynes by tris-(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)boraterhodium-neopentylisocyanide: New Metal-Carbon Bond Strengths,” Gyeongshin Choi, James Morris, William W. Brennessel, and William D. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 9276–9284. (DOE)

212.          “Carbon-Oxygen Bond Activation in Esters by Pt(0): Cleavage of the Less Reactive Bond,” Kimberly A. Manbeck, Sabuj Kundu, Aaron P. Walsh, William W. Brennessel, and William D. Jones, Organometallics 2012, 31, 5018–5024.  (NSF, CENTC)

213.          C-S bond activation of thioethers using (dippe)Pt(NBE)2,” Sabuj Kundu, Benjamin E. R. Snyder, Aaron P. Walsh, William W. Brennessel, and William D. Jones, Polyhedron, 2012, in press: http:/dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.poly.2012.07.071.  (NSF, CENTC)

214.          Examination of a Dicationic Rhodium Methyl Aquo Complex,” Kimberly A. Manbeck, William W. Brennessel, and William D. Jones, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2013, in press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ica.2012.12.002 (NSF-CENTC)

Manuscripts Submitted/in press:

215.          Rhodium-Carbon Bond Energies in Tp'Rh(CNneopentyl)(CH2X)H: Quantifying Stabilization Effects in M-C Bonds,” Yunzhe Jiao, Meagan E. Evans, James Morris, William W. Brennessel, and William D. Jones. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, submitted. 

Manuscripts in Preparation:

216.          “Lewis Acid Assisted C-CN Cleavage of Benzonitrile using [(dippe)NiH]2,” Brett D. Swartz, William W. Brennessel and William D. Jones, to be submitted.  (DOE)

217.          Investigation of C-C Bond Activation of sp-sp3 C-C Bonds of Acetylene Derivatives via Photolysis of Pt Complexes,” Ahmet Gunay, William W. Brennessel, and William D. Jones, to be submitted (thesis Ch.4). (DOE)

218.          “The Functionalization of Hydrocarbons by Boranes using Trispyrazolylborate Complexes,” Andrew J. Vetter and William D. Jones, to be submitted.  (DOE)

219.          “Reaction of 3,5-dimethoxyaniline with 2,3-butanedione: a new method for the synthesis of a bisindoline,” James Kovach, William W. Brennessel, and William D. Jones, Tetrahedron 2010, to be submitted.  (NSF-CENTC)

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Book Reviews and Summaries:

1.         Activation of Saturated Hydrocarbons by Transition Metal Complexes, by A. E. Shilov, book review for Organometallics 1985, 4, 959.

2.         Inorganic Reactions and Methods. Volume 11, J. J. Zuckerman, ed., book review for J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1988, 110, 7939.

3.         1994 Yearbook of Science and Technology, "Organometallic Chemistry,” McGraw Hill, New York (1994).

4.         “Iridium Catalysis,” Pher G. Andersson, ed. (Uppsala University, Sweden), Topics in Organometallic Chemistry, Vol. 34, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany, 2011.  Book review for Platinum Metals Rev., 2012, 56(1), 22-25.