Dr. Oleg Pestovsky

Assistant Scientist III
26 Spedding Hall
The Ames Laboratory
Ames, IA 50011-3020
Phone 515-294-5826
Fax 515-294-4709
Email pvp@ameslab.gov

Research Interests

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.

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(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

Bakac A; Pestovsky O; Durfey B L; Kristian K E . 2013. Kinetics and thermodynamics of nitric oxide binding to transition metal complexes. Relationship to dioxygen binding. Chemical Science. 4:2185-2192. abstract
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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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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. abstract
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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. 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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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. abstract
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Jee J E; Pestovsky O; Bakac A . 2010. Preparation and characterization of manganese(IV) in aqueous acetic acid. Dalton Transactions. 39:11636-11642. abstract
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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. abstract
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Pestovsky O; Harrata K A; Bakac A . 2008. Evidence for a tetraoxo intermediate in a reaction between a superoxometal complex and acylperoxyl radicals. Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 112:7758-7760. abstract
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Furczon M; Pestovsky O; Bakac A . 2007. Kinetics of dissociation of molecular oxygen from a superoxorhodium(III) complex and reactivity of a macrocyclic rhodium(II) ion. Inorganic Chemistry. 46:11461-11466. abstract
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