Group News

September 2017

  • Our collaborative paper with the Bonacorso group (Brazil) "Sequential One-Pot Three-Step Synthesis of Polysubstituted 4-(5-(trifluoromethyl)-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)-1H-1,2,3-triazole Systems" is accepted to RSC Advances

July 2017

  • Congrats to Nick Rotta-Loria on his successful Ph.D. defence
  • Our collaborative paper with Prof. Erin Johnson (Dal) entitled "Bisphosphine-Ligated Nickel Pre-catalysts in C(sp2)-N Cross-Couplings of Aryl Chlorides: A Comparison of Ni(I) and Ni(II)" is accepted to Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis
  • Our paper entitled "Nickel-Catalyzed N-Arylation of Cyclopropylamine and Related Ammonium Salts with (Hetero)aryl (Pseudo)halides at Room Temperature" is accepted to ACS Catalysis
  • Mark attends the Gordon Symposium (& Conference) on Organometallic Chemistry as a career panelist

June 2017

  • Our paper entitled "Nickel-Catalyzed Cross-coupling of Ammonia or Primary Alkylamines with (Hetero)aryl Sulfamates, Carbamates, or Pivalates" is accepted to Synlett
  • Our paper entitled "Exploring the Influence of Phosphine Ligation on the Gold-Catalyzed Hydrohydrazination of Terminal Alkynes at Room Temperature" is accepted to Organometallics

May 2017

  • Our paper entitled "Efficient Cross-Coupling of Secondary Amines/Azoles and Activated (Hetero)Aryl Chlorides Using an Air-Stable DPEPhos/Nickel Pre-Catalyst" is accepted to Synlett
  • Our collaborative paper with the Bonacorso group (Brazil) "Ni and Cu-Catalyzed One Pot Synthesis of Unsymmetrical 1,3-Di(hetero)aryl-1H-indazoles from Hydrazine, o-Chloro(hetero)benzophenones, and (Hetero)aryl Bromides" is accepted to Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry
  • Raymond Bennett and Ryan McGuire join the group as summer undergraduate researchers
  • Jillian, Joseph, Casper, Preston, and Chris give talks at the CSC in Toronto

April 2017

  • Our collaborative paper with Chevron-Phillips Chemical, the Turculet group (Dal), and the Ess group (BYU) entitled "Dehydrogenative B-H/C(sp3)-H Benzylic Borylation Within the Coordination Sphere of Platinum(II)" is accepted to Angewandte Chemie
  • the Stradiotto group is awarded an NSERC-RTI to fund an HPLC-MS
  • Jillian is awarded a Nova Scotia Graduate Scholarship
  • Carlos Diaz joins the group for the summer as a visiting graduate student from UBC (CREATE program)

March 2017

  • Our paper entitled "Nickel-Catalyzed N-Arylation of Primary Amides and Lactams with Activated (Hetero)aryl Electrophiles" (Chem. Eur. J.) is highlighted in Organic Process Research and Development

February 2017

  • Our collaborative paper with Chevron-Phillips Chemical and the Turculet group (Dal) entitled "Cobalt- and Iron-Catalyzed Isomerization-Hydroboration of Branched Alkenes: Terminal Hydroboration with Pinacolborane and 1,3,2-Diazaborolanes" (Organometallics) is highlighted in Synfacts
  • Mark is named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK)

December 2016

  • Mark gives an invited lecture at the University of Toronto
  • Our collaborative paper with Chevron-Phillips Chemical and the Turculet group (Dal) entitled "Cobalt- and Iron-Catalyzed Isomerization-Hydroboration of Branched Alkenes: Terminal Hydroboration with Pinacolborane and 1,3,2-Diazaborolanes" is accepted to Organometallics
  • Our paper entitled "Evaluating 1,1’-Bisphosphinoferrocene Ancillary Ligand Variants in the Nickel-Catalyzed C-N Cross-Coupling of (Hetero)aryl Chlorides" is accepted to Organometallics. Highlighted as an ACS Editors Choice.

November 2016

  • Our paper entitled "Nickel-Catalyzed N-Arylation of Primary Amides and Lactams with Activated (Hetero)aryl Electrophiles" is accepted to Chemistry-A European Journal

October 2016

  • Mark gives an invited lecture at Bristol-Myers Squibb in NJ
  • Our paper entitled "A Comparative Reactivity Survey of Some Prominent Bisphosphine Nickel(II) Pre-Catalysts in C-N Cross-Coupling" is accepted to Organometallics

September 2016

  • Mark's co-edited book (with Rylan Lundgren, University of Alberta) Ligand Design in Transition Metal Chemistry: Reactivity and Catalysis” (2016, John Wiley & Sons) is published
  • Alex Gatien joins the group

August 2016

  • Our collaborative paper with the Bonacorso group (Brazil) entitled "Synthesis of Pyrazolo[1,5-a]quinoxalin-4(5H)-ones via One-pot Amidation/N–Arylation Reactions Under Transition Metal-Free Conditions" is accepted to Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry

July 2016

June 2016

  • Stradiotto group members attend CSC 2016 and ChemCon 2016 in Halifax; congrats to Chris and Jill - award winners!
  • Preston attends the Gordon Conference on Heterocyclic Chemistry

May 2016

  • Joseph Tassone and Jillian Clark join the group as graduate students
  • Joseph is awarded a Vanier Scholarship
  • Chris Voth joins the group for the summer as a visiting graduate student from UBC (CREATE program)

April 2016

  • Pam Alsabeh (former PhD student, Humboldt/NSERC with Beller, Germany) takes up a position as an Assistant Editor with Wiley-VCH

March 2016

  • Our paper entitled "A Comparative Ancillary Ligand Survey in Palladium-Catalyzed C-O Cross-Coupling of Primary and Secondary Aliphatic Alcohols" is accepted to the European Journal of Organic Chemistry
  • Casper Macaulay is awarded a Nova Scotia Graduate Scholarship and an NSERC Scholarship
  • Chris Lavoie is awarded an NSERC Scholarship
  • Joseph Tassone, Nicolas Rotta-Loria and Preston MacQueen each are awarded Killam Predoctoral Scholarships 

February 2016

  • Our paper entitled "Challenging Nickel-Catalyzed Amine Arylations Enabled by Tailored Ancillary Ligand Design" is accepted to Nature Communications

January 2016

  • Laura Cole joins the group
  • Our collaborative paper with the Bonacorso group (Brazil) entitled "Synthesis of Tetra-substituted 5-Trifluoromethylpyrazoles via Sequential Halogenation/Palladium-Catalyzed C-C and C-N Cross-Coupling" is accepted to Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry

December 2015

  • Stradiotto group research in nickel catalysis is named as one of the "Top Research Advances in 2015" by Chemical and Engineering News

November 2015

  • Mark is named to the Editorial Advisory Board of Catalysis Science & Technlology
  • Our collaborative paper with Treventis and the Weaver group (Dal/Toronto) entitled "Diversification of Edaravone via Palladium-Catalyzed Hydrazine Cross-Coupling: Applications Against Protein Misfolding and Oligomerization of Beta-Amyloid" is accepted to Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters

October 2015

  • Our collaborative paper with Chevron-Phillips Chemical, the Ess group (BYU) and the Turculet group (Dal) entitled "Synthesis and Reactivity of a Neutral, Three-Coordinate Platinum(II) Complex Featuring Terminal Amido Ligation" is accepted to Angewandte Chemie

June 2015

  • Mark gives two invited lectures at CSC-2015 in Ottawa, ON; Chris, Nick, Preston, Andrey and Carson also give presentations
  • Our paper entitled "Palladium-Catalyzed Mono-alpha-arylation of Acetone at Room Temperature" is accepted to Chemistry a European Journal

May 2015

  • Breanna Hargreaves, Alicia Chisholm, and Toren Hynes join the group  

April 2015

  • Mark gives an invited lecture at the University of Calgary
  • Preston and Chris each receive NSERC Scholarships
  • Our paper entitled "Utilizing Mor-DalPhos/Palladium-Catalyzed Monoarylation in the Multicomponent One-Pot Synthesis of Indoles" that appeared in Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis was identified as an ‘"Items of Interest to Process R&D Chemists and Engineers" in Organic Process Research and Development (2015, 19, 488)

March 2015

  • Our paper entitled "Nickel-Catalyzed Monoarylation of Ammonia" that appeared in Angewandte Chemie was identified as an ‘"Items of Interest to Process R&D Chemists and Engineers" in Organic Process Research and Development (2015, 19, 389)

January 2015

  • Our paper entitled "Nickel-Catalyzed Monoarylation of Ammonia" appears in Angewandte Chemie; identified as a ‘Hot Paper’ by the journal editors. This publication was featured as a Science Concentrate in Chemical and Engineering News (2015, 93(9), 24-25)
  • Carson Wiethan (visiting PhD student from Brazil) joins the group
  • Mark's book chapter “Ancillary Ligand Design in the Development of Palladium Catalysts for Challenging Selective Monoarylation Reactions” in "New Trends in Cross-Coupling: Theory and Application" is published (Ed.: T. J. Colacot, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK, 2014, pp. 228-253)

October 2014

  • Our paper entitled "Sulfur-Containing DalPhos Ligand Variants: Synthesis and Application in Buchwald-Hartwig Amination" is accepted to the Canadian Journal of Chemistry

September 2014

  • Our paper entitled "Utilizing Mor-DalPhos/Palladium-Catalyzed Monoarylation in the Multicomponent One-Pot Synthesis of Indoles" is accepted to Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis
  • Chris Lavoie and also Casper Macauley (joint with the Turculet group)  join the group as MSc students
  • Mark gives an invited lecture at Chevron Phillips Chemical Company in Kingwood, Texas

June 2014

  • Our paper entitled ""(N-Phosphinoamidinate)Cobalt-Catalyzed Hydroboration: Alkene Isomerization Affords Terminal Selectivity" is accepted to Chemistry A European Journal
  • Nick Rotta-Loria presents a talk at the CSC 2014 in Vancouver

May 2014

  • Preston MacQueen is awarded a Nova Scotia Graduate Scholarship

April 2014

  • Takahiko Ogawa joins the Stradiotto group as a Postdoctoral fellow (joint with Turculet group)
  • Colin Kelly (joint with Turculet group) is awarded an NSERC PGS-D
  • Colin Kelly and Preston MacQueen are awarded Sumner Scholarships