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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


Education

  • 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 (including now-commercialized ‘DalPhos’ ligands) and derived transition metal complexes that exhibit interesting and unusual reactivity, with the goal of incorporating such reactivity into useful catalytic substrate transformations.

Selected awards & honours

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2017)
  • Alexander McLeod Professor of Chemistry (2013-present)
  • 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

Selected publications

  • "Nickel-Catalyzed N-Arylation of Cyclopropylamine and Related Ammonium Salts with (Hetero)aryl (Pseudo)halides at Room Temperature" J. P. Tassone, P. M. MacQueen, C. M. Lavoie, M. J. Ferguson, R. McDonald and Mark Stradiotto* (ACS Catal., 2017, 7, 6048−6059).
  • "Dehydrogenative B-H/C(sp3)-H Benzylic Borylation Within the Coordination Sphere of Platinum(II)" C. M. Kelly, J. T. Fuller, III, C. M. Macaulay, R. McDonald, M. J. Ferguson, S. M. Bischof, O. L. Sydora,* D. H. Ess,* Mark Stradiotto* and L. Turculet* (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 6312-6316).
  • "Challenging Nickel-Catalyzed Amine Arylations Enabled by Tailored Ancillary Ligand Design" C. M. Lavoie, P. M. MacQueen, N. L. Rotta-Loria, R. S. Sawatzky, A. Borzenko, A. J. Chisholm, B. K. V. Hargreaves, R. McDonald, M. J. Ferguson and Mark Stradiotto* (Nature Comm. 2016, 7, 11073).
  • "Synthesis and Reactivity of a Neutral, Three-Coordinate Platinum(II) Complex Featuring Terminal Amido Ligation" C. M. Kelly, D.-H. Kwon, M. J. Ferguson, S. M. Bischof, O. L. Sydora,* D. H. Ess,* Mark Stradiotto* and L. Turculet* (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 14498-14502).
  • "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).