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Mark Stradiotto

Alexander McLeod Professor of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry

Email: mark.stradiotto@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-7190
Mailing Address: 
Department of Chemistry Dalhousie University
6274 Coburg Road
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Synthesis
  • Catalysis
  • Transition metals
  • Ligand design
  • Amination


  • BSc, McMaster University
  • PhD, McMaster University
  • PDF, University of California at Berkeley

Research interests

Our research efforts are directed toward developing new classes of ancillary ligands/transition metal complexes that exhibit interesting and unusual reactivity, with the goal of incorporating such reactivity into useful substrate transformations.

Selected awards & honours

  • Canadian Society for Chemistry Strem Chemicals Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry, 2012
  • Faculty of Science Killam Professorship, 2011-2016
  • Synlett/Synthesis Promising Young Professor Journal Awardee, 2009
  • Harry Shirreff Prize for Excellence in Research in Chemistry, 2006-2008
  • Dalhousie Innovation Award, 2006

Selected publications

  • Nickel-Catalyzed Monoarylation of Ammonia" A. Borzenko, N. L. Rotta-Loria, P. M. MacQueen, C. M. Lavoie, R. McDonald and Mark Stradiotto* (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 3773-3777).
  • "Utilizing Mor-DalPhos/Palladium-Catalyzed Monoarylation in the Multicomponent One-Pot Synthesis of Indoles" N. L. Rotta-Loria, A. Borzenko, P. G. Alsabeh, C. B. Lavery and Mark Stradiotto* (Adv. Synth. Catal., 2015, 357, 100-106).
  • "(N-Phosphinoamidinate)Cobalt-Catalyzed Hydroboration: Alkene Isomerization Affords Terminal Selectivity" A. J. Ruddy, O. L. Sydora,* B. L. Small, Mark Stradiotto* and L. Turculet* (Chem. Eur. J., 2014, 20, 13918-13922).
  • "Addressing Challenges in Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Couplings of Aryl Mesylates: Monoarylation of Ketones and Primary Alkyl Amines." P. G. Alsabeh and Mark Stradiotto* (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 7242 –7246).
  • "Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Aryl Chlorides and Tosylates with Hydrazine." R. J. Lundgren and Mark Stradiotto* (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2010, 49, 8686-8690).
  • "A P,N-Ligand for Pd-Catalyzed Ammonia Arylation: Coupling of Deactivated Aryl Chlorides, Chemoselective Arylations, and Room Temperature Reactions." R. J. Lundgren, B. D. Peters, P. G. Alsabeh, and Mark Stradiotto* (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2010, 49, 4071-4074).