Independent Career Publications:

1. Wong, A.; Chu, J.; Wu, G.; Telser, J.; Dobrovetsky, R.; Ménard, G.* "Redox-Controlled Reactivity at Boron: Parallels to Frustrated Lewis/Radical Pair Chemistry." Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 10343-10352.


2. Jacob, S. I.; Douair, I.; Wu, G.; Maron, L.; Ménard, G.* "A Tetranuclear Nickel Cluster Isolated in Multiple High-Valent States." Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 8182-8185. (Note: Inside Cover and invited contribution to the 2020 Emerging Investigators issue)

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3. Peterson, M.; Hunt, C.; Wang, Z.; Heinrich, S. E.; Wu, G.; Ménard, G.* "Synthesis, Characterization, and Electrochemical Properties of a First-Row Metal Phthalocyanine Series." Dalton Trans. 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0DT01372B. (Note: HOT Article and invited contribution to New Talent: Americas issue)

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4. Lemmerz, L. E.; Wong, A.; Ménard, G.; Spaniol, T. P.; Okuda, J. "Reactivity of the Molecular Magnesium Hydride Cation [MgH]+ Supported by an NNNN Macrocycle." Polyhedron 2020, 178, 114331.


5. Keener, M; Hunt, C; Carroll, T.G.; Kampel, V.; Dobrovetsky, R.; Hayton, T.W.; Ménard, G.* “Redox-Switchable Carboranes for Uranyl Capture and Release.” Nature 2020, 577, 652-655.

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6. Wong, A.; Guevara, K.; Wu, G.; Ménard, G.* "Unusual C–H Bond Activation and C(sp3)–C(sp3) Bond Formation at an Fe(II) Bis(amide) Carbene Complex." Organometallics 2020, 39, 116-122.

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7. Livshits-Kritsman, Y.; Tumanskii, B.; Ménard, G.; Dobrovetsky, R. "Isolable cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbene–phosphonyl radical adducts." Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 1341-1344.


8. Hunt, C.; Peterson, M.; Anderson, C.; Chang, T.; Wu, G.; Scheiner, S.; Ménard, G.* “Switchable Aromaticity in an Isostructural Mn Phthalocyanine Series Isolated in Five Separate Redox States.” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141, 2604-2613.

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9. Hunt, C.; Mattejat, M.; Anderson, C.; Sepunaru, L.; Ménard, G.* “Symmetric Phthalocyanine Charge Carrier for Dual Redox Flow Battery/Capacitor Applications.” ACS Appl. Energy Mater., 2019, 2, 5391-5396.


10. Carroll, T. G.; Hunt, C.; Garwick, R.; Wu, G.; Dobrovetsky, R.; Ménard, G.* “An Untethered C3v-symmetric Triarylphosphine Oxide Locked by Intermolecular Hydrogen Bonding.” Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 3761-3764.


12. Chu, J.; Carroll, T. G.; Wu, G.; Telser, J.; Dobrovetsky, R.; Ménard, G.* “Probing Hydrogen Atom Transfer at a Phosphorus(V) Oxide Bond Using a “Bulky Hydrogen Atom” Surrogate: Analogies to PCET.” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 15375-15383.

11. Lemmerz, L. E.; Mukherjee, D.; Spaniol, T. P.; Wong, A.; Ménard, G.; Maron, L.; Okuda, J. “Cationic Magnesium Hydride [MgH]+ Stabilized by an NNNN-type Macrocycle.” Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 3199-3202.


13. Carroll, T. G.; Garwick, R.; Wu, G.; Ménard, G.* “A Mono-, Di-, and Trivanadocene Phosphorus Oxide Series: Synthesis, Magnetism, and Chemical/Electrochemical Properties.” Inorg. Chem., 2018, 57, 11543-11551.


14. Carroll, T. G.; Garwick, R.; Telser, J.; Wu, G.; Ménard, G.* “Synthesis, Characterization, and Electrochemical Analyses of Vanadocene Tetrametaphosphate and Phosphinate Derivatives.” Organometallics 2018, 37, 848-854.


15. Keener, M.; Peterson, M.; Hernández Sánchez, R.; Oswald, V. F.; Wu, G.; Ménard, G.* “Towards Catalytic Ammonia Oxidation to Dinitrogen: A Synthetic Cycle by Using a Simple Manganese Complex.” Chem. Eur. J., 2017, 23, 11479-11484.

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Prior Publications:

  1. Bartholomew, A. K.; Teesdale, J. J.; Hernández Sánchez, R.; Malbrecht, B. J.; Juda, C. E.; Ménard, G.; Bu, W.; Iovan, D. A.; Mikhailine, A. A.; Zheng, S.-L.; Sarangi, R.; Wang, S. G.; Chen, Y.-S.; Betley, T. A. “Exposing the Inadequacy of Redox Formalisms by Resolving Redox Inequivalence Within Isovalent Clusters.” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2019, 201907699. [LINK]

  2. Liu, L.; Cao, L. L.; Shao, Y.; Ménard, G.; Stephan, D. W. “A Radical Mechanism for Frustrated Lewis Pair Reactivity.” Chem 2017, 3, 259-267. [LINK]

  3. Hernández Sánchez, R.; Bartholomew, A.K.; Powers, T.M.; Ménard, G.; Betley, T.A. “Maximizing Electron Exchange in a [Fe3] cluster.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 2235-2243. [LINK]

  4. Shafia, E.; Esposito, S.; Manzoli, M.; Chiesa, M.; Tiberto, P.; Barrera, G.; Ménard, G.; Allia, P.; Freyria, F. S.; Garrone, E.; Bonelli, B. “Al/Fe isomorphic substitution versus Fe2O3 clusters formation in Fe-doped aluminosilicate nanotubes (imogolite).” J. Nanopart. Res., 2015, 17, 1-14. [LINK]

  5. Voicu, D.; Abolhasani, M.; Choueiri, R.; Lestari, G.; Seiler, C.; Ménard, G.; Greener, J.; Guenther, A.; Stephan, D.W.; Kumacheva, E. “Microfluidic Studies of CO2 Sequestration by Frustrated Lewis Pairs.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 3875-3880. [LINK]

  6. Ménard, G.; Hatnean, J.A.; Cowley, H.J.; Lough, A.J.; Rawson, J.M.; Stephan, D.W. “C–H Bond Activation by Radical Ion Pairs Derived from R3P/Al(C6F5)3 Frustrated Lewis Pairs and N2O.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 6446-6449. [LINK]

  7. Ménard, G.; Tran, L.; McCahill, J.S.J.; Lough, A.J.; Stephan, D.W. “Contrasting the Reactivity of Ethylene and Propylene with P/Al and P/B Frustrated Lewis Pairs.” Organometallics 2013, 32, 6759-6763. [LINK]

  8. Ménard, G.; Gilbert, T.M.; Hatnean, J.A.; Kraft, A.; Krossing, I.; Stephan, D.W. “Stoichiometric Reduction of CO2 to CO by Phosphine/AlX3-Based Frustrated Lewis Pairs.” Organometallics 2013, 32, 4416-4422. [LINK]

  9. Ménard, G.; Tran, L.; Stephan, D.W. “Activation of H2 using P/Al Based Frustrated Lewis Pairs and Reactions with Olefins.” Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 13685-13691. [LINK]

  10. Ménard, G.; Stephan, D.W. “CO2 Reduction via Aluminum Complexes of Ammonia Boranes.” Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 5447-5453. [LINK]

  11. Ménard, G.* “Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations: Key Players in Development in a Changing Climate. A Case Study of Mali.” Environ. Dev. Sustain. 2013, 15, 117-131. (Note: M.E.S. work) [LINK]

  12. Ménard, G.; Stephan, D.W. “H2 Activation and Hydride Transfer to Olefins by Al(C6F5)3-Based Frustrated Lewis Pairs.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 8272-8275. “Hot Paper” [LINK]

  13. Ménard, G.; Stephan, D.W. “C–H Activation of Isobutylene Using Frustrated Lewis Pairs: Aluminum and Boron σ-Allyl Complexes.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 4409-4412. “Hot Paper” [LINK]

  14. Neu, R.C.; ; Stephan, D.W. “Exchange Chemistry of Bu3P(CO2)B(C6F5)2Cl.” Dalton Trans. 2012, 41, 9016-9018. [LINK]

  15. Ménard, G.; Stephan, D.W. “Stoichiometric Reduction of CO2 to CO by Aluminum-Based Frustrated Lewis Pairs.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 8396-8399. [LINK]

  16. Ménard, G.; Stephan, D.W. “Room Temperature Reduction of CO2 to Methanol by Al-Based Frustrated Lewis Pairs and Ammonia Borane.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 1796-1797. [LINK]

  17. Ménard, G.; Jong, H.; Fryzuk, M.D. “Synthesis and Characterization of a New Thiophene-Bridged Diamidophosphine [NPN] Donor Set and its Coordination Chemistry with Zirconium(IV): Unexpected Deprotonation-Lithiation Sequence with a Mesitylaminothiophene Precursor.” Organometallics 2009, 28, 5253-5260. [LINK]

  18. Dyker, C.A.; Burford, N.; Ménard, G.; Lumsden, M.D.; Decken, A. “Monocyclic Di- and Triphosphinophosphonium Cations: New Foundational Frameworks for catena-Phosphorus Chemistry.” Inorg. Chem. 2007, 46, 4277-4285. [LINK]

The Ménard Group is based in the Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryUniversity of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9510

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