Publications Since UCR Appointment


Publications Post Tenure



39. A Carboranyl Electrolyte Enabling Highly Reversible Sodium Metal Anodes via a 'Fluorine-Free' SEI
A. W. Tomich, J. Park, S.B. Son, E. P. Kamphaus, X. Lyu, F. Dogan, V. Carta, J. Gim, T. Li, L. Cheng, E. Lee, V. Lavallo*,
C. S. Johnson*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2022 , 61, e202208158.






38. Fusing 10-vertex closo-Carborane Anions with N-Heterocyclic Carbenes
V. Tej, S. Lee, I. Banda, A. Gregory, S. McArthur, S. P. Fisher, V. Lavallo*.
Chem. Commun., 2022, 58, 10580-10582. (Invited: Pioneering Investigators)






37. Searching for the Truth: Elemental Analysis - A Powerful but Often Poorly Executed Technique
S. Proctor, S. O. Lovera, A. W. Tomich, V. Lavallo*. ACS Cent. Sci., 2022, 8, 7, 874–876. (Invited)
*See Also: Science, 2022, Combustion Analysis: That Voodoo That We Do
*See Also: ACS Cent. Sci., 2022, Chemists Debate the Value of Elemental Analysis






36. Cesium Carbonate Mediated C-H Functionalization of Perhalogenated 12-vertex Carborane Anions
S. O. Lovera, A. L. Bagsdasarian, J. Guo, H. M. Nelson*, V. Lavallo*.
Chem. Commun., 2022, 58, 4060-4062. (Invited: Boron Chemistry Special Edition)





35. Book Chapter: Ligands Featuring Covalently Tethered Moderate to Weakly Coordinating Anions
A. W. Tomich, V. Tej; S. O. Lovera, I. Banda, M. Asay*, S. P. Fisher*, V. Lavallo*.
Comprehensive Organometallic Chemistry IV, 2022, In Press. (Invited)



34. Strongly Coordinating Ligands to Form Weakly Coordinating yet Functional Organometallic Anions
S. P. Fisher, S. McArthur, V. Tej, S. Lee, A. Chan, I. Banda, A. Gregory, K. Berkely, C. Tsay, A. Rheingold,
G. Guisado-Barrios, V. Lavallo*. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2020, 142, 1, 251-256.





33. Understanding Superionic Conductivity in Lithium and Sodium Salts of Weakly Coordinating
Closo-Hexahalocarbaborate Anions

M. Jørgensen, P. Shea, A. W. Tomich, J. Varley, M. Bercx, S. O. Lovera, R. Cerný, W. Zhou, T. J. Udovic, V. Lavallo*,
T. Jensen*, B. Wood*, V. Stavila*. Chem. Mater., 2020, 32, 4, 1475-1487.





32. Characterization of Reactive Organometallic Species via MicroED
C. Jones, M. Asay, L. J. Kim, J. Kleinsasser, A. Saha, T. Fulton, K. Berkly, D. Cascio, A. Malyutin, M. Conley, B. Stoltz*, V.
Lavallo*, J. Rodriguez*, H. M. Nelson*. ACS Cent. Sci., 2019, 5, 9, 1507-1513.





31. The Debut of Chiral Cyclic (Alkyl)(Amino)Carbenes (CAACs) in Enantioselective Catalysis
D. Pichon, M. Soleilhavoup, J. Morvan, G. P. Junor, T. Vives, C. Crévisy, V. Lavallo, J. M. Campagne, M. Mauduit*, R.
Jazzar*, G. Bertrand*. Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 7807-7811.





30. Vinyl Carbocations Generated Under Basic Conditions and Their Intramolecular C–H Insertion Reactions
B. Wigman, S. Popov, A. L. Bagdasarian, B. Shao, T. R. Benton, C. G. Williams, S. P. Fisher, V. Lavallo*, K. N. Houk*,
H. M. Nelson*. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141, 23, 9140-9144.





29. A Comparative Study of Mg(CB11H12)2 and Mg(TFSI)2 at the Magnesium/Electrolyte Interface
R. Jay, A. W. Tomich, J. Zhang, Y. Zhao, A. D. Gorostiza, V. Lavallo*, J. Guo*
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2019, 11 (12), pp 11414–11420





28. Non-Classical Applications of Closo-Carborane Anions: From Main Group Chemistry and Catalysis to Energy
Storage
S. P. Fisher, A. W. Tomich, S. O. Lovera, J. Kleinsasser, J. Guo, M. Asay*, H. M. Nelson*, V. Lavallo*,
Chem. Rev., 2019,
119, 14, 8262-8290. (Invited)





27. Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks: New Directions in Fundamental and Applied closo-Carborane Anion Chemistry
S. P. Fisher, A. W. Tomich, J. Guo, V. Lavallo*, Chem. Comm., 2019, 55, 1684-1701. (Invited)





26. The First example of a "Click" Reaction with a Carboranyl Azide and an Olefin
Uday B. Chauhan, A. W. Tomich*, V. Lavallo*, Tetrahedron, 2019, 75, 10, 1323-1325.
(Invited: Main Group Special Issue)




25. Ethylene Oligomerization and Polymerization by Palladium(II) Methyl Complexes Supported by Phosphines
Bearing a Perchlorinated 10-Vertex closo-Carborane Anion Substituent

J. F. Kleinsasser, E. Reinhart, J. Estrada, R. Jordan*, V. Lavallo*, Organometallics, 2018, 37, 24, 4773–4783.






24. Synthesis of an Anionic Au(I) Hydroamination Precatalyst Supported by Charged Hydrido-Carboranyl Phosphine
Ligands

J. F. Kleinsasser, S. E. Lee, C. A. Lugo, V. Tej, S. G. McArthur, V. Lavallo*, Polyhedron, 2018, 156, 245-248.
(Invited: In celebration of Bill Jones's 65th birthday)





23. Reversible Silver Electrodeposition from Boron Cluster Ionic Liquid (BCIL) Electrolytes
R. Dziedzic, M. Waddington, S. E. Lee; J. F. Kleinsasser, J. Plumley, W. Ewing, B. Bosley*, V. Lavallo*, T. Peng*, A. Spokoyny*, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2018, 10, 8, 6825–6830.





22. Fusing Dicarbollide Ions with N-Heterocyclic Carbenes
J. Estrada, V. Lavallo*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 9906-9909.





21. On the Reactivity of the Carba-closo-Dodecaborate Anion with the Trityl Cation
J. F. Kleinsasser, S. P. Fisher, F.S. Tham, V. Lavallo*, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2017, 4417–4419 (Invited: BoronSpecial Issue).






20. Below the 12-Vertex: 10-Vertex Carborane Anions as NonCorrosive, Halide Free, Electrolytes for Rechargeable
Mg Batteries

S.G. McArthur, R. Jay, L. Geng, J. Guo*, V. Lavallo*, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 4453-4456.




Publications Pre Tenure



19. Changing the Charge: Electrostatic Effects in Pd Catalyzed Cross-Coupling
A.L. Chan, J. Estrada, C.E Kefalidis*, V. Lavallo*, Organometallics, 2016, 35, 3257–3260.





18. Anionic and Zwitterionic Carboranyl N-Heterocyclic Carbene Au(I) Complexes
S.P. Fisher, A. El-Hellani, F. Tham, V. Lavallo*, Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 9762-9765 (Invited: New talent in the Americas
special issue).






17. Dehydrogenation of Icosahedral Carborane Anions via Gas-Phase Collisional Activation
O. Hamdy, T.H. Pham, S.G. McArthur, V. Lavallo, R. Julian*, Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom., 2016, 30, 1223–1227.





16. Quantitation of alpha-glucosidase activity using fluorinated carbohydrate array and MALDI-TOF-MS
H. Yang, A.L. Chan, V. Lavallo, Q. Cheng*, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8, 2872-2878.






15. The Inductive Effects of 10 and 12-Vertex closo-Carborane Anion Ligand Substituents: Cluster Size and Charge
Make a Difference

J. Estrada, C.A. Lugo, S.G. McArthur, V. Lavallo*, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 1824-1826.




14.Cation Reduction and Comproportionation as Novel Strategies to Produce High Voltage, Halide Free, Carborane
Based Electrolytes for Rechargeable Mg Batteries
S.G. McArthur, L. Geng, J. Guo*, V. Lavallo*, Inorg. Chem. Frontiers, 2015, 2, 1101-1104.






13. Synthesis and Reactivity of a Zwitterionic Pd Allyl Complex Supported by a Perchlorinated Carboranyl Phosphine
Ligand Substituents

J. Estrada, D.H. Woen, F.S. Tham, G.M. Miyake, V. Lavallo*, Inorg. Chem., 2015, 54, 5142–5144.




12. Resisting B-H Oxidative Addition: The Divergent Reactivity of the o-Carborane and Carba- closo-dodecaborate
Ligand Substituents

J. Estrada, S.E. Lee, S. McArthur, A. El-Hellani, F.S. Tham, V. Lavallo*, J. Organomet. Chem., 2015, 798, 214-217, (Invited:
special issue in celebration of Russell Grimes 80th Birthday)






11.Synthesis of a Hybrid m-Terphenyl/o-Carborane Building Block: Applications in Phosphine Ligand Design
C.A. Lugo, C. Moore, A. Rheingold, V. Lavallo*, Inorg. Chem., 2015, 54, 2094–2096.





10. Synthesis of Unsymmetrical N-Carboranyl NHCs: Directing Effect of the Carborane Anion
M. J. Asay, S. P. Fisher, S. E. Lee, D. Borchardt, F. S. Tham, V. Lavallo*, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 5359-5362.
(Invited, Emerging Investigators Special Issue)




9. Synthesis and Characterization of Anionic Polybrominated Carboranyl Azides
J. Fajardo, Jr., A. L. Chan, F.S. Tham, V. Lavallo*, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2014, 422, 206-208. (Invited special issue in honor of
Don Tilley's 60th birthday)





8. Fusing N-Heterocyclic Carbenes with Carborane Anions
A. El-Hellani, V. Lavallo*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53, 4489-4493.




7. Comparative Reactivity of Different Types of Stable Cyclic and Acyclic Mono- and Di-Amino Carbenes with Simple
Organic Substrates

D. Martin, Y. Canac, V. Lavallo, G. Bertrand* J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 5023-5030.




6. Structure and Bonding of a Zwitterionic Ir Complex Supported by a Phosphine with the Parent Carba-
closo-Dodecaborate CB11H11- Ligand Substituent.

A. El-Hellani, C. E. Kefalidis, F. S. Tham, L. Maron*, V. Lavallo*, Organometallics, 2013, 32, 6887-6890.




5. Observation of Room Temperature B-Cl Activation of the HCB11Cl11- Anion and Isolation of a Stable Anionic
Carboranyl Phosphazide.

A. L. Chan, J. Fajardo, Jr., J. Wright II, M. Asay, V. Lavallo*, Inorg. Chem., 2013, 52, 12308-12310.




4. Isolation of a Carborane-Fused Triazole Radical Anion.
M. Asay, C. E. Kefalidis, J. Estrada, D. S. Weinberger, J. Wright, C. E. Moore, A. L. Rheingold, L. Maron*, V. Lavallo*,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 11560-11563.




3. Click-Like Reactions with the Inert HCB11Cl11 Anion Lead to Carborane-Fused Heterocycles with Unusual Aromatic
Character

J. H. Wright II, C. E. Kefalidis*, F. S. Tham, L. Maron, V. Lavallo*, Inorg. Chem., 2013, 52, 6223-6229.




2. Perhalogenated Carba-closo-dodecaborate Anions as Ligand Substituents: Applications in Gold Catalysis
V. Lavallo*, J. H. Wright II, F. S. Tham, and S. Quinlivan, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 3172-3176.




1. Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Bearing Cyclic Alkyl Amino Carbenes
D.S. Weinberger and V. Lavallo, book chapter in Handbook of Metathesis, 2nd edition. Wiley- VCH, 2015.