Dr. Oleg Pestovsky
Mechanistic investigation of inorganic, organometallic, and bioinorganic reactions. Activation of molecular oxygen, nitrogen, and nitrogen monoxide in catalytic transformations. Investigation of reactive intermediates in catalytic transformations, such as high-valent transition metal oxo, superoxo, and hydroperoxo complexes. Stopped-flow and laser flash photolysis for generation of free radicals and reactive transition metal-based transients.
(Chronologically most recent on top)Education
- Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, Iowa State University.
- B.S., Chemistry, Higher Chemical College of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.
(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments
- 2004-present Assistant Scientist, Ames Laboratory.
- 2001-2004 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Iowa State University.
(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards
- 2008 “Identification and Characterization of Aqueous Iron(IV) Complex”, Chemistry Department, Iowa State University (Invited Talk).
- 2006 “Identification and Characterization of Aqueous Ferryl(IV)”, ACS National Meeting, San Francisco (Invited Talk).
- 2004 “Catalytic Oxidations by Molecular Oxygen”, Brookhaven National Laboratory (Invited Talk)
(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory
Carraher J M; Pestovsky O; Bakac A . 2012. Transition metal ion-assisted photochemical generation of alkyl halides and hydrocarbons from carboxylic acids. Dalton Transactions. 41:5974-5980.
Bataineh H; Pestovsky O; Bakac A . 2012. pH-induced mechanistic changeover from hydroxyl radicals to iron(IV) in the Fenton reaction. Chemical Science. 3:1594-1599.
Pestovsky O; Veysey S W; Bakac A . 2011. Kinetics and Mechanism of Hydrogen-Atom Abstraction from Rhodium Hydrides by Alkyl Radicals in Aqueous Solutions. Chemistry-A European Journal. 17:4518-4522.
Jee J E; Pestovsky O; Hidayat I; Szajna-Fuller E; Bakac A . 2010. Mechanism of oxidation of alkyl and superoxo complexes of chromium(III) by aquamanganese(III) ions. Journal of Coordination Chemistry. 63:2578-2585.