Dr. Aaron D. Sadow

Scientist, Ames Laboratory and Associate Professor, Iowa State University
Address
2760 Gilman Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone 515-294-8069
Email sadow@iastate.edu

Research Interests

  • Stereoselective organometallic chemistry, involving synthesis of achiral and chiral oxazolinylborate ligands, a range of reactive organometallic compounds, mechanistic investigations of their reactions, and development of catalytic transformations.
  • Alkyl ligands containing b-SiH groups, which impart interesting structural and spectroscopic features (e.g., b-agostic SiH moieties) as well as new reaction pathways (such as intermolecular b-hydride abstractions).
  • Surface supported organometallic chemistry, where the goal is to prepare 'single-site' catalysts and 'site-isolated well defined organometallic compounds on surfaces. Here, the ligand synthesis (oxazolinylborane, oxazolinylborate and silylmethyl ligands) and solution reactivity defined above will be applied to surface species.

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(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • 2003-2005: Postdoctoral Associate, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)
  • 2003: PhD., University of California, Berkeley
  • 1997: B.S., The Pennsylvania State University

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 2011-Present: Associate Professor of Chemistry, Iowa State University
  • 2011-Present: Interim Director, Center for Catalysis, Iowa State University
  • 2005-Present: Faculty Scientist, Ames Laboratory
  • 2005-2010: Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Iowa State University  

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • 2010: Sloan Research Fellow 2010
  • 2010: NSF Career
  • 2009: Poster Prize, Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms Gordon Conference
  • 2008: Poster Prize, Organometallic Gordon Conference
  • 2006: Wilkinson Teaching Award, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University

(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory

2013
Manna K; Everett W C; Schoendorff G; Ellern A; Windus T L; Sadow A D . 2013. Highly Enantioselective Zirconium-Catalyzed Cyclization of Aminoalkenes. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 135:7235-7250. abstract
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Yan K; Schoendorff G; Upton B M; Ellern A; Windus T L; Sadow A D . 2013. Intermolecular beta-Hydrogen Abstraction in Ytterbium, Calcium, and Potassium Tris(dimethylsilyl)methyl Compounds. Organometallics. 32:1300-1316. abstract
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2012
Jana B; Hovey M; Ellern A; Pestovsky O; Sadow A D; Bakac A . 2012. Unusual structural motif in a zwitterionic Fe(II) complex of a tetradentate phosphine. Dalton Transactions. 41:12781-12785. abstract
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Ho H A; Manna K; Sadow A D . 2012. Acceptorless Photocatalytic Dehydrogenation for Alcohol Decarbonylation and Imine Synthesis. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. 51:8607-8610. abstract
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Mukherjee D; Ellern A; Sadow A D . 2012. Remarkably Robust Monomeric Alkylperoxyzinc Compounds from Tris(oxazolinyl)boratozinc Alkyls and O-2. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 134:13018-13026. abstract
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2011
Manna K; Kruse M L; Sadow A D . 2011. Concerted C-N/C-H Bond Formation in Highly Enantioselective Yttrium(III)-Catalyzed Hydroamination. ACS Catalysis. 1:1637-1642. abstract
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Wu K; Mukherjee D; Ellern A; Sadow A D; Geiger W E . 2011. Anodic electrochemistry of Mn and Re tricarbonyl complexes of tris(oxazolinyl)phenyl borate ligands: comparison to tris(pyrazolyl) borate complexes. New Journal of Chemistry. 35:2169-2178. abstract
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Mukherjee D; Thompson R R; Ellern A; Sadow A D . 2011. Coordinatively Saturated Tris(oxazolinyl)borato Zinc Hydride-Catalyzed Cross Dehydrocoupling of Silanes and Alcohols. ACS Catalysis. 1:698-702. abstract
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Ho H A; Gray T S; Baird B; Ellern A; Sadow A D . 2011. Allylic C-H bond activation and functionalization mediated by tris(oxazolinyl)borato rhodium(I) and iridium(I) compounds. Dalton Transactions. 40:6500-6514. abstract
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Jana B; Ellern A; Pestovsky O; Sadow A; Bakac A . 2011. Synthesis of Monomeric Fe(II) and Ru(II) Complexes of Tetradentate Phosphines. Inorganic Chemistry. 50:3010-3016. abstract
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