UGA Foundation Professor

Contact Info

Office:
413 Chemistry Annex
Phone Number:
Lab Office:
350 Chemistry
Education:
  • B.S., Jacksonville State University, 1980
  • Ph.D., University of Alabama, 1984
Research Areas:
Research Interests:

Organometallic Chemistry constitutes a branch of Chemistry that draws from traditional Inorganic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. Consequently, this branch of Chemistry can address and solve particularly unique problems ranging from catalytic industrial production issues to the synthesis and fabrication of compounds and materials relevant to nanotechnology. Our laboratory has been studying difficult problems relating to fundamental issues of structure and bonding in organometallic compounds. In particular, we are interested in the synthesis, stabilization, and structure of compounds containing multiple bonds between heavier main group elements (such as gallium and lead) and extending the concept of aromaticity beyond carbon ring systems to metallic ring systems-a phenomenon known as metalloaromaticity. Students engaged in this research will gain valuable experience in both organic and inorganic synthesis and become proficient in the synthesis and manipulation of air-sensitive compounds and materials (a very valuable technique in both the academic and industrial communities). In addition, as our principal characterization technique is single crystal X-ray diffraction, students will hone their skills in practical small molecule crystallography.

Selected Publications:

2011-2018

Hickox, H. P., Wang, Y., Luedecke, K. M., Xie, Y., Wei, P., Carrillo, D., . . . Robinson, G. H. (2018). 1,3,2-Diazaborole-derived Carbene Complexes of Boron.. Dalton Transactions, 47, 41-44. doi:10.1039/c7dt04079b

Wang, Y., Hickox, H. P., Xie, Y., Wei, P., Schaefer, H. F., & Robinson, G. H. (2017). Facile Conversion of Bis-Silylene to Cyclic Silylene Isomers: Unexpected C–N and C–H Bond Cleavage. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139, 16109-16112. doi:10.1021/jacs.7b10325

Wang, Y., Hickox, H. P., Xie, Y., Wei, P., Blair, S. A., Johnson, M. K., . . . Robinson, G. H. (2017). A Stable Anionic Dithiolene Radical. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139, 6859-6862. doi:10.1021/jacs.7b03794

Hickox, H. P., Wang, Y., Xie, Y., Wei, P., Schaefer, H. F., & Robinson, G. H. (2016). Push-Pull Stabilization of Parent Monochlorosilylenes. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138, 9799-9802. doi:10.1021/jacs.6b06726

Wang, Y., Hickox, H. P., Xie, Y., Wei, P., Cui, D., Walter, M. R., . . . Robinson, G. H. (2016). Protonation of Carbene-Stabilized Diphosphorus: Complexation of HP2+. Chemical Communications, 52, 5746-5748. doi:10.1039/c6cc01759b

Wang, Y., Hickox, H. P., Wei, P., & Robinson, G. H. (2017). C4-Ferrocenylsilyl-bridged and -substituted N-Neterocyclic Carbenes: Complexation of Germanium Chloride. Dalton Transactions, 46, 5508-5512. doi:10.1039/c7dt00066a

Wang, Y., Xie, Y., Wei, P., Schaefer, H. F. I. I. I., & Robinson, G. H. (2016). Abnormal Carbene–Silicon Halide Complexes,Y. Wang, Y. Xie, P. Wei, H. F. Schaefer, III and G. H. Robinson, Dalton Transactions, 2016, 45, 5941–5944. doi: 10.1039/c5dt03894d.

Wang, Y., Xie, Y., Wei, P., III, S. H. F., & Robinson, G. H. (2016). Abnormal Carbene-Silicon Halide Complexes. Dalton Transactions, 45, 5941-5944. doi:10.1039/c5dt03894d

Wang, Y., Chen, M., Xie, Y., Wei, P., III, S. H. F., & Robinson, G. H. (2015). Stabilization of Silicon-Carbon Mixed Oxides. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137, 8396-8399. doi:10.1021/jacs.5b05202

Hickox, H. P., Wang, Y., Xie, Y., Chen, M., Wei, P., III, S. H. F., & Robinson, G. H. (2015). Transition-Metal-Mediated Cleavage of a Si=Si Double Bond. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 54, 10267-10270. doi:10.1002/anie.201503069

Wang, Y., Chen, M., Xie, Y., Wei, P.,  Schaefer. H. F., Schleyer, P. V. R., & Robinson, G. H. (2015). Stabilization of elusive silicon oxides. Nature Chemistry, 7, 509-513. doi:10.1038/NCHEM.2234

Wang, Y., & Robinson, G. H. (2014). N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Main-Group Chemistry: A Rapidly Evolving Field. Inorganic Chemistry, 53, 11815-11832. doi:10.1021/ic502231m

Chen, M., Wang, Y., Xie, Y., Wei, P., Jr, G. R. J., Schwartz, N. A., . . . Robinson, G. H. (2014). Dynamic Complexation of Copper(I) Chloride by Carbene-Stabilized Disilicon. Chemistry-A European Journal, 20, 9208-9211. doi:10.1002/chem.201403095

Chen, M., Wang, Y., Jr, G. R. J., Wei, P., Schwartz, N. A., & Robinson, G. H. (2014). Synthesis and molecular structure of an abnormal carbene-gallium chloride complex. Dalton Transactions, 43, 14211-14214. doi:10.1039/c4dt00933a

Wang, Y., Xie, Y., Wei, P., III, S. H. F., Schleyer, P. V. R., & Robinson, G. H. (2013). Splitting Molecular Oxygen en Route to a Stable Molecule Containing Diphosphorus Tetroxide. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135, 19139-19142. doi:10.1021/ja411667f

Wang, Y., Abraham, M. Y., Jr, G. R. J., Sexton, D. R., Wei, P., & Robinson, G. H. (2013). N-Heterocyclic Olefin Stabilized Borenium Cations. Organometallics, 32, 6639-6642. doi:10.1021/om400539z

Abraham, M. Y., Wang, Y., Xie, Y., Jr, G. R. J., Wei, P., Vaccaro, B. J., . . . Robinson, G. H. (2013). Oxidation of Carbene-Stabilized Diarsenic: Diarsene Dications and Diarsenic Radical Cations. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135, 2486-2488. doi:10.1021/ja400219d

Wang, Y., Xie, Y., Abraham, M. Y., Jr, G. R. J., Wei, P., Campana, C. F., . . . Robinson, G. H. (2012). NHC-Stabilized Triorganozincates: Syntheses, Structures, and Transformation to Abnormal Carbene-Zinc Complexes. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 51, 10173-10176. doi:10.1002/anie.201204712

Wang, Y., Abraham, M. Y., Jr, G. R. J., Wei, P., Smith, J. C., & Robinson, G. H. (2012). From Anionic N-Heterocyclic Dicarbenes to Abnormal Carbene-Borane Complexes: A Logical Synthetic Route. Organometallics, 31, 791-793. doi:10.1021/om201259d

Wang, Y., & Robinson, G. H. (2012). Carbene-stabilized main group diatomic allotropes. Dalton Transactions, 41, 337-345. doi:10.1039/c1dt11165e

Jr, G. R. J., Abraham, M. Y., Wang, Y., Wei, P., Xie, Y., Quillian, B., . . . Robinson, G. H. (2012). Carbene-Stabilized Beryllium Borohydride. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134, 9953-9955. doi:10.1021/ja304514f

Wang, Y., & Robinson, G. H. (2011). Carbene Stabilization of Highly Reactive Main-Group Molecules. Inorganic Chemistry, 50, 12326-12337. doi:10.1021/ic200675u

Wang, Y., & Robinson, G. H. (2011). Building a Lewis Base with Boron. Science, 333, 530-531. doi:10.1126/science.1209588

Wang, Y., Xie, Y., Abraham, M. Y., Wei, P., III, S. H. F., Schleyer, P. V. R., & Robinson, G. H. (2011). Carbene-stabilized diphosphorus: bidentate complexation of BH2+. Chemical Communications, 47, 9224-9226. doi:10.1039/c1cc13224e

Wang, Y., Xie, Y., Abraham, M. Y., Wei, P., III, S. H. F., Schleyer, P. V. R., & Robinson, G. H. (2011). Anionic N-Heterocyclic Dicarbene-Borane Binuclear Complexes. Organometallics, 30, 1303-1306. doi:10.1021/om2000579

Abraham, M. Y., Wang, Y., Xie, Y., Wei, P., III, S. H. F., Schleyer, P. V. R., & Robinson, G. H. (2011). Cleavage of Carbene-Stabilized Disilicon. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133, 8874-8876. doi:10.1021/ja203208t

2010

Wang, Y. ; Xie, Y., Abraham, M. Y., Wei, P., Schaefer, H. F., Schleyer, P. R. ; Robinson, G. H. A viable anionic N-heterocyclic dicarbene. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2010, 132, 14370-2.

Wang, Y. ; Xie, Y. ; Abraham, M. Y. ; Gilliard, R. J. ; Wei, P. ; Schaefer, H. F. ; Schleyer, P. v. R. ; Robinson, G. H. Carbene-Stabilized Parent Phosphinidene. Organometallics 2010, 29, 4778 - 4780.

Abraham, M. Y. ; Wang, Y. Z. ; Xie, Y. M. ; Wei, P. R. ; Schaefer, H. F. ; Schleyer, P. v. R.; Robinson, G. H. Carbene Stabilization of Diarsenic: From Hypervalency to Allotropy. Chemistry-A European Journal 2010, 16, 432-435.

2009

Quillian, B. ; Wei, P. R. ; Wannere, C. S. ; Schleyer, P. V. ; Robinson, G. H. A Neutral Ga6 Octahedron: Synthesis, Structure, and Aromaticity. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2009, 131, 3168-+.

Wang, Y. Z. ; Robinson, G. H. Unique homonuclear multiple bonding in main group compounds. Chemical Communications 2009, 5201-5213.

2008

Wang, Y. Z. ; Xie, Y. M. ; Wei, P. R. ; King, R. B. ; Schaefer, H. F. ; Schleyer, P. V. ; Robinson, G. H. Carbene-Stabilized Diphosphorus. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2008, 130, 14970-+.

Wang, Y. Z. ; Quillian, B. ; Wei, P. R. ; Xie, Y. M. ; Wannere, C. S. ; King, R. B. ; Schaefer, H. F. ; Schleyer, P. V. R. ; Robinson, G. H. Planar, twisted, and trans-bent: Conformational Flexibility of Neutral Diborenes. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2008, 130, 3298-+.

Wang, Y. Z. ; Xie, Y. M. ; Wei, P. R. ; King, R. B. ; Schaefer, H. F. ; Schleyer, P. V. ; Robinson, G. H. A Stable Silicon(0) Compound with a Si=Si Double Bond. Science 2008, 321, 1069-1071.

Quillian, B. ; Wang, Y. Z. ; Wei, P. R. ; Robinson, G. H. m-Terphenyl derivative of titanium(III): Cp2TiR (Cp=C5H5; R=2,6-(4-MeC6H4)(2)C6H3). Journal of Coordination Chemistry 2008, 61, 137-142.

Quillian, B. ; Wang, Y. Z. ; Wei, P. R. ; Robinson, G. H. Organometallic compounds containing new Hf-Ga and Hf-In bonds: Cp2Hf(ER)(2)(Cp = C5H5; E = Ga, In; R = -C6H3-2,6-(2,4,6-i-Pr3C6H2)(2)). New Journal of Chemistry 2008, 32, 774-776.

2007

Wang, Y. ; Quillian, B. ; Wei, P. ; Wannere, C. S. ; Xie, Y. ; King, R. B. ; Schaefer, H. F. ; Schleyer, P. V. ; Robinson, G. H. A Stable Neutral Diborene Containing a B = B Double Bond. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2007, 129, 12412-+.

Quillian, B. ; Wang, Y. ; Wei, P. ; Wannere, C. S. ; Schleyer, P. V. ; Robinson, G. H. Gallepins. Neutral gallium analogues of the tropylium ion: Synthesis, structure, and aromaticity. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2007, 129, 13380-+.

Wang, Y. Z. ; Quillian, B. ; Wannere, C. S. ; Wei, P. R. ; Schleyer, P. V. ; Robinson, G. H. A trimetallic compound containing Zn-Zr bonds: Cp2Zr(ZnR)(2) (Cp = C5H5; r = C6H3-2,6-(2,4,6-i-Pr3C6H2)(2)). Organometallics 2007, 26, 3054-3056.

Wang, Y. Z. ; Robinson, G. H. Organometallics of the group 13 M-M bond (M = Al, Ga, In) and the concept of metalloaromaticity. Organometallics 2007, 26, 2-11.

Quillian, B. ; Wang, Y. H. ; Wannere, C. S. ; Wei, P. R. ; Schleyer, P. V. ; Robinson, G. H. A trimetallic fulvalene-bridged dizirconocene-gallium complex. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 2007, 46, 1836-1838.

2006

Quillian, B. ; Wang, Y. ; Wei, P. ; Handy, A. ; Robinson, G. H. 2,6-Di(4-t-butylphenyl)phenyl-group 13 organometallic compounds. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 2006, 691, 3765-3770.

Wang, Y. Z. ; Quillian, B. ; Wei, P. R. ; Wannere, C. S. ; Schleyer, P. V. ; Robinson, G. H. A self-assembled organometallic sphere: [{(t-BuC5H4)(t-BuC5H3)Zr(mu-H)Na}(2)](4). Organometallics 2006, 25, 3286-3288.

Yang, X. J. ; Wang, Y. Z. ; Wei, P. R. ; Quillian, B. ; Robinson, G. H. Syntheses and structures of new diaryl lead(II) compounds PbR2 (1,R=2,4,6-triphenylphenyl; 2, R=2,6-bis(1 '-naphthyl)phenyl). Chemical Communications 2006, 403-405.

Yang, X. J. ; Wang, Y. Z. ; Quillian, B. ; Wei, P. R. ; Chen, Z. F. ; Schleyer, P. V. ; Robinson, G. H. Syntheses, structures, and bonding of CP2M(ER)2 compounds (CP = C5H5; M = Ti, Zr; E = Ga, In; R = C6H3-2,6-(2,4,6-i-Pr3C6H2)(2)). Organometallics 2006, 25, 925-929.

Fokin, A. A. ; Schreiner, P. R. ; Berger, R. ; Robinson, G. H. ; Wei, P. R. ; Campana, C. F. Pseudotetrahedral polyhalocubanes: Synthesis, structures, and parity violating energy differences. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2006, 128, 5332-5333.

2005

Wang, Y. Z. ; Quillian, B. ; Yang, X. J. ; Wei, P. R. ; Chen, Z. F. ; Wannere, C. S. ; Schleyer, P. V. ; Robinson, G. H. A metallocene-complexed dibismuthene: Cp2Zr(BiR)(2) (CP = C5H5; R = C6H3-2,6-Mes(2)). Journal of the American Chemical Society 2005, 127, 7672-7673.

Wang, Y. Z. ; Quillian, B. ; Wei, P. R. ; Wang, H. Y. ; Yang, X. J. ; Xie, Y. M. ; King, R. B. ; Schleyer, P. V. ; Schaefer, H. F. ; Robinson, G. H. On the chemistry of Zn-Zn bonds, RZn-ZnR (R = [{(2,6-(Pr2C6H3)-C-i)N(Me)C}(2)CH]): Synthesis, structure, and computations. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2005, 127, 11944-11945.

2004

Yang, X. J. ; Quillian, B. ; Wang, Y. Z. ; Wei, P. R. ; Robinson, G. H. A metallocene with Ga-Zr bonds: Cp2Zr(GaR)(2) (Cp = C5H5; R = -C6H3-2,6-(2,4,6-i-Pr3C6H2)(2)). Organometallics 2004, 23, 5119-5120.

Wang, Y. Z. ; Quillian, B. ; Wei, P. R. ; Yang, X. J. ; Robinson, G. H. New Pb-Pb bonds: syntheses and molecular structures of hexabiphenyldiplumbane and tri(trisbiphenylplumbyl)plumbate. Chemical Communications 2004, 2224-2225.

2003

Majetich, G. ; Wang, Y. Y. ; Li, Y. ; Vohs, J. K. ; Robinson, G. H. A synthesis of (+)-salvadione-A. Organic Letters 2003, 5, 3847-3850.

Robinson, G. H. Honoring Professor Jerry L. Atwood - Preface. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 2003, 666, 1-2.

Vohs, J. K. ; Downs, L. E. ; Barfield, M. E. ; Latibeaudiere, K. ; Robinson, G. H. Unusual trimetallic magnesium cations and adamantyl anions of aluminum and gallium. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 2003, 666, 7-13.

2002

Schreiner, P. R. ; Fokin, A. A. ; Lauenstein, O. ; Okamoto, Y. ; Wakita, T. ; Rinderspacher, C. ; Robinson, G. H. ; Vohs, J. K. ; Campana, C. F. Pseudotetrahedral polyhaloadamantanes as chirality probes: Synthesis, separation, and absolute configuration. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2002, 124, 13348-13349.

Fokin, A. A. ; Tkachenko, B. A. ; Shubina, T. E. ; Gunchenko, P. A. ; Gusev, D. V. ; Vohs, J. K. ; Robinson, G. H. ; Yurchenko, A. G. ; Schreiner, P. R. The protoadamantane radical cation. European Journal of Organic Chemistry 2002, 3844-3849.

Vohs, J. K. ; Downs, L. E. ; Barfield, M. E. ; Goodwin, S. D. ; Robinson, G. H. Synthesis and molecular structure of tris(pentamethylphenyl)gallium. Polyhedron 2002, 21, 531-534.

Vohs, J. K. ; Downs, L. E. ; Stasalovich, J. ; Barfield, M. ; Robinson, G. H. Synthesis and molecular structure of tris(pentamethylphenyl)aluminum, (C6Me5)(3)Al, and the magnesium cluster [Mg-6(mu(3)-OH)(2)(mu(3)-Br)(2)(mu(2)-Br)(8)(OEt2)(8)]. Journal of Cluster Science 2002, 13, 601-608.

2001

Robinson, G. H. Sound byte or the whole story?. Chemical & Engineering News 2001, 79, 162-162.

Brown, S. G. ; Wei, P. R. ; Beck, B. C. ; Vohs, J. K. ; Robinson, G. H. Synthesis and molecular structure of a novel ring-fused borane derivative [(PhC)(8)C2H5]B. Journal of Chemical Crystallography 2001, 31, 467-470.

Robinson, G. H. Multiple bonds involving aluminum and gallium atoms. Advances in Organometallic Chemistry, Vol 47 2001, 47, 283-294.

2000

King, R. B. ; Robinson, G. H. Analogies between Group 13 metal clusters in organometallic and intermetallic structures. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 2000, 597, 54-60.

Xie, Y. M. ; Schaefer, H. F. ; Robinson, G. H. The gallium-gallium triple bond in a realistic model. A density functional theory study of Na-2[(C6H5)(2)C6H3GaGaC6H3(C6H5)(2)]. Chemical Physics Letters 2000, 317, 174-180.

Beck, B. C. ; Su, J. R. ; Wei, P. P. ; Li, X. W. ; Robinson, G. H. Reaction of indium bromide with 1,4-dilithiotetraphenylbutadiene. Synthesis and molecular structure of (Et2O)(2)Li(Br)(2)In{(C4Ph4)}(2)In(Br)(2)Li(OEt2)(2): A novel ten-membered-ring organometallic complex. Organometallics 2000, 19, 1214-1215.

Robinson, G. H. On the organometallic chemistry of gallium and the dynamics of Ga-Ga bond formation. Chemical Communications 2000, 2175-2181.

Goodwin, S. D. ; Wei, P. R. ; Beck, B. C. ; Su, J. R. ; Robinson, G. H. Synthesis and molecular structure of germanium and tin tetraphenylbutadienyl based heterocyclic halides. Main Group Chemistry 2000, 3, 137-141.

Li, X. W. ; Wei, P. R. ; Beck, B. C. ; Xie, Y. M. ; Schaefer, H. F. ; Su, J. R. ; Robinson, G. H. Synthesis and molecular structure of an unusual -Ga-Ga-Ga- linked organometallic. Chemical Communications 2000, 453-454.

Vohs, J. K. ; Wei, P. R. ; Su, J. R. ; Beck, B. C. ; Goodwin, S. D. ; Robinson, G. H. Formation of a diphosphine: synthesis and molecular structure of bis(tetraphenylbutadienyl)diphosphine, (Ph4C4)P-P(C4Ph4). Chemical Communications 2000, 1037-1038.

1999

Robinson, G. H. Gallanes, gallenes, cyclogallenes, and gallynes: Organometallic chemistry about the gallium-gallium bond. Accounts of Chemical Research 1999, 32, 773-782.

Wei, P. R. ; Li, X. W. ; Robinson, G. H. [Ga2Cl4(dioxane)(2)](x): molecular structure and reactivity of a polymeric gallium(II) halide containing two five-coordinate gallium atoms about a Ga-Ga bond. Chemical Communications 1999, 1287-1288.

Crittendon, R. C. ; Beck, B. C. ; Su, J. R. ; Li, X. W. ; Robinson, G. H. 2,6-diphenylphenyl-based organometallic compounds of gallium. Organometallics 1999, 18, 156-160.

1998

Su, J. R. ; Li, X. W. ; Robinson, G. H. 2,6-bis(2,4,6-triisopropylphenyl)phenyl as an extraordinarily bulky ligand in organometallic chemistry. Synthesis and molecular structure of [(Mes*2C6H3)MCl2](2) (M = Ga, In; Mes* = C6H2Pr3i-2,4,6). Chemical Communications 1998, 2015-2016.

Li, X. W. ; Su, J. R. ; Robinson, G. H. Synthesis, molecular structure, and reactivity of an Li2Br4 octahedrallly stabilized organoaluminium bromide dimer. Chemical Communications 1998, 1281-1282.

Xie, Y. M. ; Schreiner, P. R. ; Schaefer, H. F. ; Li, X. W. ; Robinson, G. H. Are heterocyclic 2 pi-electron aromatic systems HC-Ga(H)-CH, M[HGa-C(H)-GaH], [HGa-C(H)-GaH](-), HSi-Ga(H)-SiH, M[HGa-Si(H)-GaH] (M = Li, Na, and K), and [HGa-Si(H)-GaH](-) stable?. Organometallics 1998, 17, 114-122.

Su, J. R. ; Goodwin, S. D. ; Li, X. W. ; Robinson, G. H. Synthesis and molecular structure of [Li(THF)center dot 12-crown-4][(PhC=CPhPhC=CPh)(2)Ga]: The first spirogallane. Journal of the American Chemical Society 1998, 120, 12994-12995.

Xie, J. M. ; Grev, R. S. ; Gu, J. D. ; Schaefer, H. F. ; Schleyer, P. V. ; Su, J. R. ; Li, X. W. ; Robinson, G. H. The nature of the gallium-gallium triple bond. Journal of the American Chemical Society 1998, 120, 3773-3780.

Li, X. W. ; Xie, Y. M. ; Su, J. R. ; Schaefer, H. F. ; Robinson, G. H. Synthesis and molecular structure of (Mes(2)C(6)H(3))B(Br)N(H)[(i-Pr2C6H3)] and an ab initio examination of CH3BBr2 and CH3B(Br)NH2. Main Group Chemistry 1998, 2, 323-327.

1997

Su, J. R. ; Li, X. W. ; Crittendon, R. C. ; Campana, C. F. ; Robinson, G. H. Experimental confirmation of an iron-gallium multiple bond: Synthesis, structure, and bonding of a ferrogallyne. Organometallics 1997, 16, 4511-4513.

Crittendon, R. C. ; Li, X. W. ; Su, J. R. ; Robinson, G. H. Syntheses, structure, and reactivity of 2,6-dimesitylphenyl-based sterically demanding gallium aryls. Organometallics 1997, 16, 2443-2447.

Su, J. R. ; Li, X. W. ; Crittendon, R. C. ; Robinson, G. H. How short is a -Ga Ga- triple bond? Synthesis and molecular structure of Na-2[Mes*2C6H3-Ga Ga-C(6)H(3)Mes*(2)] (Mes*=2,4,6-i-Pr3C6H2): The first gallyne. Journal of the American Chemical Society 1997, 119, 5471-5472.

1996

Li, X. W. ; Xie, Y. M. ; Schreiner, P. R. ; Gripper, K. D. ; Critendon, R. C. ; Campana, C. F. ; Schaefer, H. F. ; Robinson, G. H. Cyclogallanes and metalloaromaticity, synthesis and molecular structure of dipotassium tris((2,6-dimesityphenyl)cyclogallene), K-2[(Mes(2)C(6)H(3))Ga](3) (Mes=2,4,6-Me(3)C(6)H(2)): A structural and theoretical examination. Organometallics 1996, 15, 3798-3803.

Xie, Y. M. ; Schreiner, P. R. ; Schaefer, H. F. ; Li, X. W. ; Robinson, G. H. Are cyclogallenes [M(2)(GaH)(3)] (M=Li, Na, K) aromatic?. Journal of the American Chemical Society 1996, 118, 10635-10639.

Li, X. W. ; Su, J. R. ; Robinson, G. H. Syntheses and molecular structure of organo-group 13 metal carbene complexes. Chemical Communications 1996, 2683-2684.

Li, X. W. ; Robinson, G. H. ; Pennington, W. T. Disproportionation of low valent indium bromide: Synthesis and molecular structure of bis(2,6-dimesityl-phenyl) indium bromide, (2,6-Mes(2)C(6)H(3))(2)InBr (Mes=2,4,6-Me3C6H2). When does trigonal planar become T-shaped?. Main Group Chemistry 1996, 1, 301-307.

1995

Burns, J. A. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Robinson, G. H. Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of [(Me(3)Si)(2)P(Me(2)Ga)(2)Pme](2) - a Phosphinogallane Containing a P-P Bond. Organometallics 1995, 14, 1533-1535.

Li, X. W. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Robinson, G. H. A Metallic System with Aromatic Character - Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of Na-2[(Mes(2)C(6)H(3))Ga](3) (Mes=2,4,6-Me(3)C(6)H(2)) - the First Cyclogallane. Journal of the American Chemical Society 1995, 117, 7578-7579.

Li, X. W. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Robinson, G. H. Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of Bis(2,6-Dimesitylphenyl)Gallium Chloride, (Mes(2)C(6)H(3))(2)Gacl (Mes=2,4,6-Me(3)C(6)H(2)) - a T-Shaped Tricoordinate Molecule. Organometallics 1995, 14, 2109-2111.

1994

Hill, J. B. ; Talley, T. A. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Robinson, G. H. Reaction of Trimethylaluminum and Trimethylgallium with Bifunctional Amines - Syntheses and Molecular-Structures of [Me2al-N(Ch2ch2)2-C-(Och2)2]2 and [Me2ga-N(Si(H)Me2)2]2. Journal of Chemical Crystallography 1994, 24, 61-65.

Dillingham, M. D. B. ; Burns, J. A. ; Byershill, J. ; Gripper, K. D. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Robinson, G. H. Trimethylgallium Based Phosphinogallanes - Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of [Me2ga-P(Sime3)2]2. Inorganica Chimica Acta 1994, 216, 267-269.

Burns, J. A. ; Dillingham, M. D. B. ; Hill, J. B. ; Gripper, K. D. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Robinson, G. H. Trimethylindium Based Phosphinoindanes - Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of [Me2in-Pph2]3 - an Interesting In3p3 Trimer. Organometallics 1994, 13, 1514-1517.

Dillingham, M. D. B. ; Schauer, S. J. ; Byershill, J. ; Pennington, W. H. ; Robinson, G. H. Thia and Aza Based Alanes - Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of [Np2al-N(H)Ph]2, [Np2al-Snp]2, and [Ph2al-N(H)Ph']2 (Np = Me3cch2- Ph = Biphenyl). Journal of Coordination Chemistry 1994, 31, 283-295.

1993

Sangokoya, S. A. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Byershill, J. ; Robinson, G. H. ; Rogers, R. D. Toward Unusual Al-O Compounds - Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of [Al4o(Och2cf3)11]- - Structural Characterization of a Novel Al4o12 Cluster. Organometallics 1993, 12, 2429-2431.

Hill, J. B. ; Eng, S. J. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Robinson, G. H. Reaction of Me3ga and Me3al with the Tertiary-Tetraaza Analog of Adamantane, Hexamethylenetetramine (N4-Ada) - Syntheses and Molecular-Structures of [(Me3m)N.N4-Ada] (N = 1-4, M = Ga or Al). Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 1993, 445, 11-18.

Dillingham, M. D. B. ; Hill, J. B. ; Lee, B. S. ; Schauer, S. J. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Robinson, G. H. ; Hrncir, D. C. Group-13 Amides - Syntheses and Molecular-Structures of [(I-Bu)2al-N(H)Mes]2, [(I-Bu)Al-N(H)Ph(T-Bu)2-Mu-(Cme2ch2)]2, [Me2in-N(H)Ph']2, and [(I-Bu)2al-N(H)Ada]2. Journal of Coordination Chemistry 1993, 28, 337-346.

Schauer, S. J. ; Robinson, G. H. Aminoalane Dimers and Trimers - an Examination of Structural and Steric Trends. Journal of Coordination Chemistry 1993, 30, 197-214.

Dillingham, M. D. B. ; Schauer, S. J. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Robinson, G. H. Structural Characterization of a Thermally Stable Aminophenylalane - X-Ray Crystal-Structure of Ph3al.N(H2)T-Bu - a Rare Al-N Monomer. Journal of Coordination Chemistry 1993, 30, 19-23.

1992

Schauer, S. J. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Robinson, G. H. Neopentyl-Based Aminoalanes - Syntheses and Molecular-Structures of [Neo2al-N(H)R]2 (Neo = Neopentyl (Ch2cme3) - R = Adamantyl, Tert-Bu, Ph(I-Pr)2, Ph' (2-Biphenyl)). Organometallics 1992, 11, 3287-3292.

Byers, J. J. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Robinson, G. H. Bis-Adducts of Trimethylaluminum and Trimethylgallium with N,N,N',N'-Tetramethylethylenediamine. Acta Crystallographica Section C-Crystal Structure Communications 1992, 48, 2023-2025.

Robinson, G. H. Structural Survey of the Organoaluminum Coordination Chemistry of Oxygen and Sulfur (Thia) Crown Ethers. Coordination Chemistry Reviews 1992, 112, 227-245.

Byers, J. J. ; Lee, B. S. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Robinson, G. H. Reactions of 2-Aminobiphenyl with Group-13 Metal Alkyls - Syntheses and Molecular-Structures of [Me2m-N(H)Bp]2 (M = Al, Ga) and [(Iso-Bu)2al-N(H)Bp]2 (Nh2bp = 2-Aminobiphenyl). Polyhedron 1992, 11, 967-972.

Lee, B. S. ; Moise, F. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Robinson, G. H. Participation of Methylene-Chloride in Organo-Group-13 Systems - Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of [(C4h9)2al(N(Ch2ch2o)3)Al(Cl)]2 and [(Ch3)Ga.[14]Anen4]Cl2. Journal of Coordination Chemistry 1992, 26, 187-197.

1991

Self, M. F. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Robinson, G. H. Structure of a 2nd Polymorph of [Al(Ch3)]2[14]Anen4[Al(Ch3)3]2. Acta Crystallographica Section C-Crystal Structure Communications 1991, 47, 1309-1310.

Self, M. F. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Laske, J. A. ; Robinson, G. H. Reaction of Diethylaluminum Chloride with Diaza-18-Crown-6 - Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of [(Etal)2.Diaza-18-Crown-6]2+ - a Novel Aza Crown-Ether Stabilized Square-Pyramidal Coordination of Aluminum. Organometallics 1991, 10, 36-38.

Robinson, G. H. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Lee, B. ; Self, M. F. ; Hrncir, D. C. Isolation of Unusual Conformations of the [14]Anen4 Aza Crown-Ether - Syntheses and Molecular-Structures of [M(Ch3)3]2[14]Anen4 (M = Al, Ga) and the Group-13 Heterobimetallic Complex [Al(Ch3)]2[14]Anen4[Ga(Ch3)3]2. Inorganic Chemistry 1991, 30, 809-812.

Lee, B. S. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Robinson, G. H. Group-13 Chemistry of Sterically Hindered Amines - Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of (Me2m-Ada)2 (M=Al, Ga - Ada=1-Aminoadamantane) and ((I-Bu)Al-Iminodibenzyl)2. Inorganica Chimica Acta 1991, 190, 173-178.

Moise, F. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Robinson, G. H. Multiple Insertion of Acetonitrile into a Novel Aluminum-Amide Complex - Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of (Tren)Al[(Ch3)Cn(Ch3)Cn]3. Journal of Coordination Chemistry 1991, 24, 93-99.

Self, M. F. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Robinson, G. H. Reaction of Trimethylaluminum with 3-Amino-5,6-Dimethyl-1,2,4-Triazine - Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of [(Al(Ch3)2)]5[C11h15n8][Al(Ch3)3] - a Highly Aggregated Al-N System. Journal of Coordination Chemistry 1991, 24, 69-76.

1990

Self, M. F. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Robinson, G. H. Reaction of Diisobutylaluminum Hydride with a Macrocyclic Tetradentate Secondary Amine - Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of [Al(I-Bu)]2[C10h20n4][Al(I-Bu)3]2 - Evidence of an Unusual Disproportionation of (I-Bu)2alh. Inorganica Chimica Acta 1990, 175, 151-153.

Lee, B. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Robinson, G. H. ; Rogers, R. D. Organogallium Chemistry of Macrocyclic Amines - Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of [Ga(Ch3)3]4[(Ch3)4[14]Anen4] and [Ga(Ch3)]2[14]Anen4[Ga(Ch3)3]2. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 1990, 396, 269-278.

Lee, B. S. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Laske, J. A. ; Robinson, G. H. The 1st Example of a Ferrocenylgallane - Synthesis, Properties, and X-Ray Crystal-Structure of the [(Eta-5-C5h5)Fe(Eta-5-C5h4)Ga(Ch3)2]2 Dimer. Organometallics 1990, 9, 2864-2865.

Sangokoya, S. A. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Robinson, G. H. ; Hrncir, D. C. Organoaluminum-Phosphine Chemistry - Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of [Ph2p(O)2.Alcl2]2 and [Ph2p.Al(I-Bu)2]2. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 1990, 385, 23-31.

Moise, F. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Robinson, G. H. ; Sangokoya, S. A. Structure of a Condensation Product of Triethylaluminum and a Multidentate Open-Chain Amine. Acta Crystallographica Section C-Crystal Structure Communications 1990, 46, 1110-1111.

Pennington, W. T. ; Robinson, G. H. ; Sangokoya, S. A. Structure of an Optically-Active Organoaluminum Naphthylethylamine Dimer. Acta Crystallographica Section C-Crystal Structure Communications 1990, 46, 1108-1110.

Lee, B. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Robinson, G. H. Unusual Trigonal-Bipyramidal Coordination of Gallium by an Aza Crown Ether - Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of [Ga(Ch3)2][C12h25n2o4][Ga(Ch3)3]2. Organometallics 1990, 9, 1709-1711.

Sangokoya, S. A. ; Robinson, G. H. Reaction of Trimethylaluminum with Selenium Tetrachloride - Synthesis of [(Ch3)3se][Clal(Ch3)2(Cl)Al(Ch3)3] - the 1st Selenium-Based Liquid Clathrate. Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Molecular Recognition in Chemistry 1990, 9, 85-88.

Sangokoya, S. A. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Robinson, G. H. Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of ([Se(Ch3)3][(Ch3)Alcl3])N - a Novel 2-Dimensional Layered Organoaluminum-Selenium Polymer. Journal of Crystallographic and Spectroscopic Research 1990, 20, 53-57.

Self, M. F. ; Sangokoya, S. A. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Robinson, G. H. Reaction of Diisobutylaluminum Hydride with Bis(Diphenylphosphinoyl)Ethane. Synthesis and Structure of [Al(C4h9)3]2[Dppe]. Journal of Coordination Chemistry 1990, 21, 301-306.

Byers, J. J. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Robinson, G. H. ; Hrncir, D. C. Alkylsilazalanes - Reaction of Trimethylaluminum with Silazanes - Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of [Al(Ch3)2]2[C12h32n2si4] and [Al(Ch3)2]2[C8h28n2si4]. Polyhedron 1990, 9, 2205-2210.

Lee, B. S. ; Sangokoya, S. A. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Robinson, G. H. Reaction of Triethylaluminum with Bis(Diphenylphosphinoyl)Methane - Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of [Al(C2h5)][(Ph2p(O))2c]2[Al(C2h5)2]2. Journal of Coordination Chemistry 1990, 21, 99-105.

Moise, F. ; Sangokoya, S. A. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Robinson, G. H. Reaction of Diisobutylaluminum Chloride with N,N'-Bis(3-Aminopropyl)Ethylenediamine - Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of [Cl2al.C8h20n4][Al(C4h9)2]. Journal of Coordination Chemistry 1990, 21, 129-135.

Self, M. F. ; Lee, B. S. ; Sangokoya, S. A. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Robinson, G. H. Reaction of Trimethylaluminum with Sulfur Derivatives of Bis(Diphenylphosphino)Methane and Bis(Diphenylphosphino)Ethane - Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of [Al(Ch3)2][(C6h5)2p(S)Chp(S)(C6h5)2][Al(Ch3)3] and [Al(Ch3)3]2[(C6h5)2p(S)Ch2ch2p(S)(C6h5)2]. Polyhedron 1990, 9, 313-318.

1989

Sangokoya, S. A. ; Moise, F. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Self, M. F. ; Robinson, G. H. Reaction of Organo-Aluminum Species with Macrocyclic and Open-Chain Tetradentate Amines - Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of [Cl2al.C8h20n4][Al(C2h5)2] and [Al(Ch3)2][Clal.C10h21n4.Och3][Clal(Ch3)] - an Examination of Aminoalanes Containing 6-Coordinate. Organometallics 1989, 8, 2584-2589.

Sangokoya, S. A. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Robinson, G. H. Alkylation of Tellurium Tetrachloride by Trimethylaluminum - Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of [Te(Ch3)3][Al(Ch3)2cl2] - a Novel Organotelluronium-Aluminum Oligomer. Journal of Crystallographic and Spectroscopic Research 1989, 19, 433-438.

Robinson, G. H. ; Self, M. F. ; Sangokoya, S. A. ; Pennington, W. T. A Novel Example of a Di-Mu-Chloro-Stabilized Octahedral Coordination of Aluminum by Cyclam - Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of [(Ch3)2alcl]2[Al.C10h20n4][Al(Ch3)2]. Journal of the American Chemical Society 1989, 111, 1520-1522.

Sangokoya, S. A. ; Lee, B. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Robinson, G. H. Organoaluminum-Thiacrown Ether Chemistry - Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of [Ai(Ch3)3]4[12]Anes4 - an Unusual Example of an Endodentate Conformation of [12]Anes4. Journal of Coordination Chemistry 1989, 19, 331-338.

Robinson, G. H. ; Moise, F. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Sangokoya, S. A. Reaction of Trimethylaluminum with a Tridentate Open-Chain Amine - Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of [Al(Ch3)]2[C12h28n6][Al(Ch3)2]2. Polyhedron 1989, 8, 1279-1283.

Sangokoya, S. A. ; Lee, B. S. ; Self, M. F. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Robinson, G. H. Reaction of Organoaluminum Species with Bidentate Phosphine-Ligands - Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of [Alcl3][(Ph2p)2ch2][Alcl2(Ch3)] and [Alcl3]2[Ph2p(O))2ch2]. Polyhedron 1989, 8, 1497-1502.

Robinson, G. H. ; Sangokoya, S. A. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Self, M. F. ; Rogers, R. D. Unexpected Conformation of the Hydrogen-Chloride Salt of [14]Anen4 - an X-Ray Structural Examination of [H2[14] Ane N4h2]Cl4 and Its Role in Organo-Aluminum Host Guest Chemistry. Journal of Coordination Chemistry 1989, 19, 287-294.

1988

Robinson, G. H. ; Self, M. F. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Sangokoya, S. A. Organo-Aluminum Chemistry of Bidentate Phosphine-Ligands - Reaction of Diisobutylaluminum Hydride with Bis(Diphenylthiophosphinoyl)Methane - Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of [Al(C4h9)]2(C6h5)2p(S)Cp(C6h5)2(S)2][Al(C4h9)2]2. Organometallics 1988, 7, 2424-2426.

Robinson, G. H. ; Sangokoya, S. A. Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of [Al(Ch3)3][12]Anes4 - a Novel Example of an Axially Stabilized Trigonal Bipyramidal Coordination of Aluminum. Journal of the American Chemical Society 1988, 110, 1494-1497.

Robinson, G. H. ; Self, M. F. ; Sangokoya, S. A. ; Pennington, W. T. On the Organo-Aluminum Chemistry of Multidentate Phosphine-Ligands - Reaction of Trimethylaluminum with Bis(Diphenylphosphino)Methane - Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of [Al(Ch3)3]2[(C6h5)2pch2p(C6h5)2]. Journal of Crystallographic and Spectroscopic Research 1988, 18, 285-291.

Robinson, G. H. ; Sangokoya, S. A. Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of the Aluminum-Nitrogen Macrocyclic Cage [Al(C2h5)]2[C10h20n4][Al(C2h5)Cl2]2 - Reaction of Disproportionation Products of the Diethylaluminum Chloride Dimer. Organometallics 1988, 7, 1453-1454.

Sangokoya, S. A. ; Robinson, G. H. Optically-Active Organo-Aluminum Based Inclusion-Compounds - Synthesis and Characterization of (S)-(-)-Alpha-[(C6h5)Ch(Ch3)N(Ch3)3][Al2r6i] (R = Ch3, C2h5). Journal of Inclusion Phenomena 1988, 6, 263-266.

Robinson, G. H. ; Lee, B. S. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Sangokoya, S. A. Facile Cleavage of C-H Bonds - Reaction of Trimethylaluminum with Bis(Diphenylphosphinoyl)Methane - Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of [Al(Ch3)][(C6h5)2p(O)Cp(O)(C6h5)2]2[Al(Ch3)2]2. Journal of the American Chemical Society 1988, 110, 6260-6261.

Robinson, G. H. ; Moise, F. ; Pennington, W. T. ; Sangokoya, S. A. Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of [Al(Ch3)2]2[C10h22n4][Al(Ch3)3]2 - Condensation Product of Trimethylaluminum and a Multidentate Open-Chain Amine. Journal of Crystallographic and Spectroscopic Research 1988, 18, 387-393.

Robinson, G. H. ; Sangokoya, S. A. ; Moise, F. ; Pennington, W. T. An Unusual Trigonal-Bipyramidal Coordination of Aluminum by an Open-Chain Tetradentate Amine - Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of [Al(Ch3)][C8h19n4][Al(Ch3)2]. Organometallics 1988, 7, 1887-1889.

Robinson, G. H. ; Appel, E. S. ; Sangokoya, S. A. ; Zhang, H. M. ; Atwood, J. L. Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of [Al(Ch3)]2[15]Anen4[Al(Ch3)3]2 - an Aluminum Nitrogen Macrocyclic Cage. Journal of Coordination Chemistry 1988, 17, 373-379.

Robinson, G. H. ; Sangokoya, S. A. ; Rogers, R. D. Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of the Optically-Active Organoaluminum Dimer (S)-(-)-(S)-(-)-[(C6h5)Ch(Ch3)Nhal(Ch3)2]2. Polyhedron 1988, 7, 2727-2730.

1987

Robinson, G. H. ; Zhang, H. M. ; Atwood, J. L. Reaction of Trimethylaluminum with a Macrocyclic Tetradentate Tertiary Amine - Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of [Al(Ch3)3]4[N-Tetramethylcyclam]. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 1987, 331, 153-160.

Robinson, G. H. ; Sangokoya, S. A. Organometallic Coordination Chemistry of Aluminum - Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of [Al(Ch3)]2[C8h20n6][Al(Ch3)2]2 - a Novel Example of a Neutral Organoaluminum Complex Containing 2 5-Coordinate Aluminum Atoms in Square Pyramidal Environments. Journal of the American Chemical Society 1987, 109, 6852-6853.

Robinson, G. H. ; Rae, A. D. ; Campana, C. F. ; Byram, S. K. Reaction of Trimethylaluminum with a Macrocyclic Tetradentate Secondary Amine - Synthesis and Molecular-Structure of [Al(Ch3)]2[C10h20n4][Al(Ch3)3]2. Organometallics 1987, 6, 1227-1230.

Robinson, G. H. ; Zhang, H. M. ; Atwood, J. L. Reaction of Trimethylaluminum with Thiacrown Ethers - Crystal and Molecular-Structure of [Al(Ch3)3]4[14]Anes4. Organometallics 1987, 6, 887-889.

Robinson, G. H. ; Bott, S. G. ; Atwood, J. L. Triethylaluminum-Based Ferrocenylalanes - Synthesis and Crystal-Structure of (Eta-5-C5h5)Fe[Eta-5-C5h4al2(C2h5)4cl]. Journal of Coordination Chemistry 1987, 16, 219-224.

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Athens, Ga. - Gregory H. Robinson, University of Georgia Foundation Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.