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TOLMAN GROUP LABORATORY

Publications

Updated December 11, 2013

The following publication list is arranged by the following research topics:

Copper-Mediated Nitrogen Oxide Activation
Dioxygen Activation: Modeling Copper Oxygenases and Oxidases
Modeling Copper-Sulfur Biosites
Metal-Phenoxyl Radical Arrays: Modeling Galactose and Glyoxal Oxidases
Organometallic Chemistry of Optically Active Polypyrazole Ligands
Sterically Hindered Carboxylates for Modeling Nonheme Dimetal Biosites
Catalysts for the Polymerization of Cyclic Esters
Other Publications and Patents
Edited Books and Special Issues

For a complete publication list in chronological order and in PDF format, click HERE.

Copper-Mediated Nitrogen Oxide Activation

  • "Synthetic Models of Copper-Nitrosyl Species Proposed as Intermediates in Biological Denitrification." Debra J. Salmon and William B. Tolman, Struct. Bond. 2013, DOI: 10.1007/430_2013_93.
  • “Binding and Activation of N2O at Transition Metal Centers: Recent Mechanistic Insights“ William B. Tolman, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2010, 49, 1018-1024.
  • “Reduction of Nitrous Oxide to Dinitrogen by a Mixed Valent Tricopper-Disulfido Cluster” Itsik Bar-Nahum, Aalo K. Gupta, Stefan M. Huber, Mehmed Z. Ertem, Christopher J. Cramer, and William B. Tolman, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 2812-2814.
  • "Influences of Ligand Environment on the Spectroscopic Properties and Disproportionation Reactivity of Copper-Nitrosyl Complexes." Jamie L. Schneider, Susan M. Carrier, Christy E. Ruggiero, Victor G. Young, Jr., and William B. Tolman, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1998, 120, 11408-11418.
  • "Mono- vs. Bidentate Coordination of the NONOate [Et2N(N 2O2)]- to Copper(II) Complexes of Tetradentate Ligands." Jamie L. Schneider, Jason A. Halfen, Victor G. Young, Jr., William B. Tolman New Journal of Chemistry , 1998, 459-466.
  • "Synthetic Modeling of Nitrite Binding and Activation by Reduced Copper Proteins. Characterization of Copper(I)-Nitrite Complexes That Evolve Nitric Oxide." Jason A. Halfen, Samiran Mahapatra, Elizabeth C. Wilkinson, Alan J. Gengenbach, Victor G. Young, Jr., Lawrence Que, Jr. and William B. Tolman, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1996, 118,763-776.
  • "Synthesis and Characterization of a Copper Complex of [Et2 N(N2O2)]- Stabilized with Respect to NO Release in Aqueous Solution." Jamie L. Schneider, Victor G. Young, Jr. and William B. Tolman, Inorg. Chem., 1996, 35, 5410-5411.
  • "(Nitrito-O,O')bis(triphenylphosphine)-copper(I), (PPh3 ) 2Cu(h2-NO2 -O,O')." Jason A. Halfen and William B. Tolman, Acta Crystallographica , 1995, C51, 215-217.
  • "Synthetic Modeling of the Interactions of Nitrogen Oxides with Copper Proteins: Copper-Nitrosyl Complexes Relevant to Putative Denitrification ntermediates." William B. Tolman In Mechanistic Bioinorganic Chemistry, V. Pecararo, H. Thorp, Eds.; American Chemical Society(Advances in Chemistry Series), Washington, D.C., 1995, 195-217.
  • "Catalytic Reduction of Nitric Oxide (NO) to Nitrous Oxide (N 2O) by Alcohols Mediated by Copper(I) Complexes." Samiran Mahapatra, Jason A. Halfen, and William B. Tolman, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1994, 1625-1626.
  • "Synthetic Model for the Substrate Adduct to the Reduced Active Site of Copper Nitrite Reductase." Jason A. Halfen and William B. Tolman, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1994, 116,5475-5476.
  • "Synthetic Analogues of Nitrite Adducts of Copper Proteins: Characterization and Interconversion of Dicopper(I,I) and -(I,II) Complexes Bridged Only by NO2-" Jason A. Halfen, Samiran Mahapatra, Marilyn M. Olmstead and William B. Tolman, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1994, 116, 2173-2174.
  • "Reductive Disproportionation of NO Mediated by Copper Complexes: Modeling N2O Generation by Copper Proteins and Heterogeneous Catalysts." Christy E. Ruggiero, Susan M. Carrier and William B. Tolman, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 1994, 33, 895-897.
  • "Synthesis, Structural and Spectroscopic Characterization of Mononuclear Copper Nitrosyl Complexes: Models for Nitric Oxide Adducts of Copper Proteins and Copper-Exchanged Zeolites." Christy E. Ruggiero, Susan M. Carrier, William E. Antholine, James W. Whittaker, Christopher J. Cramer and William B. Tolman, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1993, 115, 11285-11298.
  • "Characterization of Mononuclear Copper-Nitrogen Oxide Complexes: Models of NOx Binding to Isolated Active Sites in Copper Proteins." William B. Tolman, Susan M. Carrier, Christy E. Ruggiero, William E. Antholine and James W. Whittaker In Bioinorganic Chemistry of Copper; K.D. Karlin and Z. Tyeklár, Eds.; Chapman & Hall, Inc.: New York, 1993; 406-418.
  • "Synthesis and Structural Characterization of a Mononuclear Copper Nitrosyl Complex." Susan M. Carrier, Christy E. Ruggiero, William B. Tolman and Geoffrey B. Jameson, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1992, 114, 4407-4408.
  • "A Model for the Substrate Adduct of Copper Nitrite Reductase and its Conversion to a Novel Tetrahedral Cu(II) Triflate Complex." William B. Tolman, Inorg. Chem., 1991, 30, 4877-4880.

Dioxygen Activation: Modeling Copper Oxygenases and Oxidases

  • "Isolation of a 2-Hydroxytetrahydrofuran Complex from Copper-Promoted Hydroxylation of THF." Mohammad Reza Halvagar and William B. Tolman, Inorganic Chemistry, 2013, 52, 8306-8308.
  • "Reactivity of (Dicarboxamide)M(II)-OH (M = Cu, Ni) Complexes: Reaction with Acetonitrile to Yield M(II)-Cyanomethides." Jacqui Tehranchi, Patrick J. Donoghue, Christopher J. Cramer, and William B. Tolman, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2013, 4077-4084.
  • "Copper, Palladium, and Platinum-Containing Complexes of an Asymmetric Dinucleating Ligand." Mohammad Reza Halvagar, Benjamin Neisen, and William B. Tolman, Inorganic Chemistry 2013, 52, 793-799.
  • “Cu(I)/O2 Chemistry Using a b-Diketiminate Supporting Ligand Derived from N,N-Dimethylhydrazine: Identification of a [Cu3O2]3+ Complex with Novel Reactivity” Aalo K. Gupta and William B. Tolman, Inorg. Chem. 2012, 50, 1881–1888.
  • “Rapid C-H Bond Activation by a Monocopper(III)-Hydroxide Complex” Patrick J. Donoghue, Jacqui Tehranchi, Christopher J. Cramer, Ritimukta Sarangi, Edward I. Solomon, and William B. Tolman, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011,133, 17602–17605.
  • " An Anionic, Tetragonal Copper(II) Superoxide Complex," Patrick J. Donoghue, Aalo K. Gupta, David W. Boyce, Christopher J. Cramer, and William B. Tolman, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 15869-15871.
  • “Copper/a-Ketocarboxylate Chemistry With Supporting Peralkyated Diamines: Reactivity of Copper(I) Complexes and Dicopper-Oxygen Intermediates” Aalo K. Gupta and William B. Tolman, Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 3531-3539.
  • “Intermediates in Reactions of Copper(I) Complexes with N-Oxides: From Formation of Stable Adducts to Oxo Transfer” Sungjun Hong, Aalo K. Gupta, and William B. Tolman, Inorg. Chem., 2009, 48, 6323–6325.
  • “Effects of Electron Deficient b-Diketiminate and Formazan Supporting Ligands on Copper(I)-Mediated Dioxygen Activation” Sungjun Hong, Lyndal M. R. Hill, Aalo K. Gupta, Benjamin D. Naab, Joe B. Gilroy, Robin G. Hicks, Christopher J. Cramer, and William B. Tolman, Inorg. Chem., 2009, 48, 4514-4523.
  • “Generating Cu(II)-Oxyl / Cu(III)-Oxo Species from Cu(I)-a-Ketocarboxylate Complexes and O2: In silico studies on ligand effects and C-H-activation reactivity” S. M. Huber, M. Z. Ertem, F. Aquilante, L. Gagliardi, W. B. Tolman, and C. J. Cramer, Chem. Eur. J., 2009, 15, 4886-4895.
  • “Copper(I)-a-Ketocarboxylate Complexes: Characterization and O2 Reactions That Yield Copper-Oxygen Intermediates Capable of Hydroxylating Arenes” Sungjun Hong, Stefan Huber, Laura Gagliardi, Christopher J. Cramer, and William B. Tolman, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 14190-14192.
  • “Mononuclear Cu/O2 Complexes: Geometries, Spectroscopic Properties, Electronic Structures, and Reactivity" Christopher J. Cramer and William B. Tolman, Acc. Chem. Res., 2007, 40, 601-608.
  • “Electronic Tuning of β-Diketiminate Ligands with Fluorinated Substituents: Effects on the O2-Reactivity of Mononuclear Cu(I) Complexes” Lyndal M. R. Hill, Benjamin F. Gherman, Nermeen W. Aboelella, Christopher J. Cramer and William B. Tolman, Dalton Trans. 2006, 4944 - 4953.
  • “Can an Ancillary Ligand Lead to a Thermodynamically Stable End-On 1:1 Cu-O2 Adduct Supported by a β-Diketiminate Ligand?” David E. Heppner, Benjamin F. Gherman, William B. Tolman, and Christopher J. Cramer, Dalton Trans. 2006, 4773 - 4782.
  • “Characterization and Reactivity of Monocopper-Oxygen Complexes Supported by β-Diketiminate and Anilido-Imine Ligands” Benjamin F. Gherman, William B. Tolman, Christopher J. Cramer, J. Comput. Chem., 2006, 27, 1950-1961.
  • "X-ray Absorption Edge Spectroscopy and Computational Studies on LCuO2 Species: Superoxide-CuII versus Peroxide-CuIII Bonding" Ritimukta Saragi, Nermeen Aboelella, Kiyoshi Fujisawa, William B. Tolman, Britt Hedman, Keith O. Hodgson, and Edward I. Solomon, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 8286-8296.
  • “Heterobimetallic Activation of Dioxygen: Characterization and Reactivity of Novel Cu(I)-Ge(II) Complexes” John T. York, Victor G. Young, Jr.,  and William B. Tolman, Inorg. Chem., 2006, 45, 4191-4198.
  • “Effects of Thioether Substituents on the O2 Reactivity of β-Diketiminate-Cu(I) Complexes: Probing the Role of the Methionine Ligand in Copper Monooxygenases” Nermeen W. Aboelella, Benjamin F. Gherman, Lyndal M. R. Hill, John T. York, Nicole Holm, Victor G. Young, Jr., Christopher J. Cramer, and William B. Tolman, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 3445-3458.
  • “Models for Dioxygen Activation by the CuB Site of DβM and PHM” Benjamin F. Gherman, David E. Heppner, William B. Tolman, and Christopher J. Cramer, J. Biol. Inorg. Chem., 2006, 11, 197-205.
  • “Characterization of a 1:1 Cu/O2 Adduct Supported by an Anilido-Imine Ligand” Anne M. Reynolds, Benjamin F. Gherman, Christopher J. Cramer, and William B. Tolman, Inorg. Chem., 2005, 44, 6989-6997.
  • "Reactivity of a 1:1 Copper-Oxygen Complex: Isolation of a Cu(II)-o-Iminosemiquinonato Species" Anne M. Reynolds, Elizabeth A. Lewis, Nermeen W. Aboelella, and William B. Tolman, Chem. Commun., 2005, 2014-2016.
  • "Dioxygen Activation at a Single Copper Site: Structure, Bonding, and Mechanism of Formation of 1:1 Cu/O2 Adducts" Nermeen W. Aboelella, Sergey V. Kryatov, Benjamin F. Gherman, William W. Brennessel, Victor G. Young, Jr., Ritimukta Sarangi, Elena V. Rybak-Akimova, Keith O. Hodgson, Britt Hedman, Edward I. Solomon, Christopher J. Cramer, and William B. Tolman, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2004, 126, 16896-16911.
  • "Catching Copper in the Act" (Perspective) Nermeen W. Aboelella, Anne M. Reynolds, and William B. Tolman, Science, 2004, 304, 836-837.
  • "Mixed Metal Bis(μ-oxo) Complexes with [CuM(μ-O)2]n+ (M = Ni(III) or Pd(II)) Cores" Nermeen W. Aboelella, John T. York, Anne M. Reynolds, Koyu Fujita, Christopher R. Kinsinger, Christopher J. Cramer, Charles G. Riordan, and William B. Tolman, Chem. Commun., 2004, 1716-1717.
  • "Reactivity of Dioxygen-Copper Systems" Elizabeth A. Lewis and William B. Tolman, Chem. Rev., 2004, 104, 1047-1076.
  • "Variable Character of O-O and M-O Bonding in Side-on (h2) 1:1 Metal Complexes of O2" Christopher J. Cramer, William B. Tolman, Klaus H. Theopold, and Arnold L. Rheingold, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 2003, 100, 3635-3640.
  • "Copper Chemistry of b-Diketiminate Ligands: Monomer/Dimer Equilibria and a New Class of Bis(m-oxo)dicopper Compounds" Douglas J. E. Spencer, Anne M. Reynolds, Patrick L. Holland, Brian A. Jazdzewski, Carole Duboc-Toia, Laurent Le Pape, Seiji Yokota, Yoshimitsu Tachi, Shinobu Itoh, and William B. Tolman, Inorg. Chem., 2002, 41, 6307-6321.
  • "Snapshots of Dioxygen Activation by Copper: The Structure of a 1:1 Cu/O2 Adduct and Its Use in Syntheses of Asymmetric Bis(oxo) Complexes" Nermeen W. Aboelella, Elizabeth A. Lewis, Anne M. Reynolds, William W. Brennessel, Christopher J. Cramer, and William B. Tolman, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2002, 124, 10660-10661.
  • "b-Diketiminate Ligand Backbone Structural Effects on Cu(I)/O2 Reactivity: Unique Copper-Superoxo and Bis(m-oxo) Complexes" Douglas J.E. Spencer, Nermeen W. Aboelella, Anne M. Reynolds, Patrick L. Holland, and William B. Tolman, J. Am. Chem. Soc. , 2002, 124, 2108-2809.
  •   "Bis(m-oxo)dimetal ‘Diamond’ Cores in Copper and Iron Complexes Relevant to Biocatalysis" Lawrence Que, Jr., and William B. Tolman, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2002, 41, 1114-1137.
  • "Ligand Macrocycle Structural Effects on Copper-Dioxygen Reactivity" Bernice M. T. Lam, Jason A. Halfen, Victor G. Young, Jr., John R. Hagadorn, Patrick L. Holland, Agustí Lledós, Lourdes Cucurull-Sánchez, Juan J. Novoa, Santiago Alvarez, and William B. Tolman, Inorg. Chem., 2000, 39, 4059-4072.
  • "Copper-Dioxygen and Copper-Oxo Species Relevant to Copper Oxygenases and Oxidases." Allan G. Blackman and William B. Tolman, in Metal-Oxo and Metal-Peroxo Species in Catalytic Oxidations; Meunier, B., Ed.; Structure & Bonding, Vol. 97; Springer-Verlag: Berlin, 2000; Vol. 97, pp 179-211.
  • "Resonance Raman Spectroscopy as a Probe of the Bis(m-oxo)dicopper Core." Patrick L. Holland, Christopher J. Cramer, Elizabeth C. Wilkinson, Samiran Mahapatra, Kenton R. Rodgers, Shinobu Itoh, Masayasu Taki, Shunichi Fukuzumi, Lawrence Que, Jr., and William B. Tolman, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2000, 122, 792-802.
  • "Aliphatic Hydroxylation by a Bis(m-oxo)dicopper(III) Complex." Shinobu Itoh, Masayasu Taki, Hajime Nakao, Patrick L. Holland, William B. Tolman, Lawrence Que, Jr., and Shunichi Fukuzumi, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2000, 39, 398-400.
  • "Heterocyclic Donor Influences on the Binding and Activation of CO, NO, and O2 by Copper Complexes of Hybrid Triazacyclononane-Pyridyl Ligands." Lisa M. Berreau, Jason A. Halfen, Victor G. Young, Jr., and William B. Tolman, Inorganica Chimica Acta (Special Lippard 60th Birthday Issue), 2000, 297, 115-128.
  • "Reactivity of Peroxo- and Bis(m-oxo)dicopper Complexes with Catechols." Lisa M. Berreau, Samiran Mahapatra, Jason A. Halfen, Robert P. Houser, Victor G. Young, Jr., and William B. Tolman, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 1999, 38, 207-210.
  • "Dioxygen Activation by Copper Sites: Relative Stability and Reactivity of (m-h2 :h2-Peroxo)- and Bis( m-oxo)dicopper Cores." Patrick L. Holland and William B. Tolman, Coord. Chem. Rev. 1999, 190-192, 855-869.
  • "Is the Bis(m-oxo)dicopper Core Capable of Hydroxylating an Arene?" Patrick L. Holland, Kenton R. Rodgers, and William B. Tolman, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 1999, 38, 1139-1142.
  • "Experimental Studies of the Interconversion of m -h2: h 2-Peroxo- and Bis(m-oxo)dicopper Complexes." John Cahoy, Patrick L. Holland, and William B. Tolman, Inorg. Chem., 1999, 38, 2161-2168.
  • "An Unusual Ligand Oxidation by a (m-h2:h2-Peroxo)dicopper Compound: 1o > 3o C-H Bond Selectivity and a Novel Bis(µ-alkylperoxo)dicopper Intermediate." Jason A. Halfen, Victor G. Young, Jr., William B. Tolman, Inorg. Chem., 1998, 37, 2102-2103.
  • "Synthesis and Copper Coordination Chemistry of Hindered 1,4,7-Triazacyclononane Ligands with Amide Appendages." Lisa M. Berreau, Jason A. Halfen, Victor G. Young, Jr., William B. Tolman, Inorg. Chem., 1998, 37, 1091-1098.
  • "Binucleating Ligand Structural Effects on (µ-Peroxo)- and Bis(µ-oxo)dicopper Complex Formation and Decay: Competition Between Arene Hydroxylation and Aliphatic C-H Bond Activation." Samiran Mahapatra, Susan Kaderli, Antoni Llobet, Yorck-Michael Neuhold, Tania Palanché, Jason A. Halfen, Victor G. Young, Jr., Thomas A. Kaden, Lawrence Que, Jr., Andreas Zuberbühler and William B. Tolman, Inorg. Chem., 1997, 36, 6343-6356.
  • "Making and Breaking the O-O Bond: New Insights from Studies of Synthetic Copper Complexes." William B. Tolman, Acc. Chem. Res., 1997, 30, 227-237.
  • "Tuning the Structure and Reactivity of the [Cu2(µ-O) 2]2+ Core: Characterization of a New Bis(µ-oxo)dicopper Complex Stabilized by a Sterically Hindered Dinucleating Bis(triazacyclononane) Ligand." Samiran Mahapatra, Victor G. Young, Jr., Susan Kaderli, Andreas Zuberbühler and William B. Tolman, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 1997, 36, 130-133.
  • "Kinetic and thermodynamic parameters of copper-dioxygen interaction with different oxygen binding modes." Kenneth D. Karlin, William B. Tolman, Susan Kaderli and Andreas D. Zuberbühler, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 1997, 117, 215-222.
  • "Ab Initio Characterization of the Isomerism Between the µ-h2:h2-Peroxo- and Bis(µ-oxo)dicopper Cores." Christopher J. Cramer, Bradley A. Smith and William B. Tolman, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1996, 118, 11283-11287.
  • "Dioxygen Activation by a Copper(I) Complex of a New Tetradentate Tripodal Ligand: Mechanistic Insights into Peroxodicopper Core Reactivity." Jason A. Halfen, Victor G. Young, Jr., and William B. Tolman, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1996, 118, 10920-10921.
  • "Mechanistic Study of the Oxidative N-Dealkylation Reactions of Bis(µ-oxo)dicopper Complexes." Samiran Mahapatra, Jason A. Halfen and William B. Tolman, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1996, 118, 11575-11586.
  • "Structural, Spectroscopic, and Theoretical Characterization of Bis(µ-oxo)dicopper Complexes, Novel Intermediates in Copper-Mediated Dioxygen Activation." Samiran Mahapatra, Jason A. Halfen, Elizabeth C. Wilkinson, Gaofeng Pan, Xuedong Wang, Victor G. Young, Jr., Christopher J. Cramer, Lawrence Que, Jr., and William B. Tolman, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1996, 118, 11555-11574.
  • "Reversible Cleavage and Formation of the Dioxygen O-O Bond Within a Dicopper Complex." Jason A. Halfen, Samiran Mahapatra, Elizabeth C. Wilkinson, Susan Kaderli, Lawrence Que, Jr., Andreas D. Zuberbühler and William B. Tolman, Science, 1996, 271, 1397-1400.
  • "A New Intermediate in Copper Dioxygen Chemistry: Breaking the O-O Bond to Form a {Cu2(µ-O)2}2+ Core." Samiran Mahapatra, Jason A. Halfen, Elizabeth C. Wilkinson, Gaofeng Pan, Christopher J. Cramer, Lawrence Que, Jr. and William B. Tolman J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1995, 117, 8865-8866.
  • "Modeling Copper-Dioxygen Reactivity in Proteins: Aliphatic C-H Bond Activation by a New Dicopper(II)-Peroxo Complex." Samiran Mahapatra, Jason A. Halfen, Elizabeth C. Wilkinson, Lawrence Que, Jr. and William B. Tolman J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1994, 116, 9785-9786.

Modeling Copper-Sulfur Biosites

  • “Type 1 Copper Site Synthetic Model Complexes with Increased Redox Potentials” Lei Yang and William B. Tolman, J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. 2012, 17, 285-291.
  • “X-ray Absorption Spectroscopic and Computational Investigation of a Possible S…S Interaction in the [Cu3S2]3+ Core” Ritimukta Sarangi, Lei Yang, Stuart G. Kohl, Laura Gagliardi, Christopher J. Cramer, William B. Tolman, and Edward I. Solomon, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 17180–17191.
  • “Reactions of Ph3Sb=S with Copper(I) Complexes Supported by N-Donor Ligands: Formation of Stable Adducts and S-Transfer Reactivity” Lei Yang, Jacqui Tehranchi, and William B. Tolman, Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50, 2606-2612.
  • “Novel Reactivity of Side-On (Disulfido)Dicopper Complexes Supported by Bi- and Tridentate N-Donors: Impact of Axial Coordination” Itsik Bar-Nahum, John T. York, Victor G. Young, Jr., and William B. Tolman, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2008, 47, 533-536.
  • “Copper-Sulfur Complexes Supported by N-Donor Ligands: Towards Models of the CuZ Site in Nitrous Oxide Reductase” John T. York, Itsik Bar-Nahum, and William B. Tolman, Inorg. Chim. Acta (special issue in honor of E. Solomon), 2008, 361, 885–893.
  • “X-ray Absorption Spectroscopic and Theoretical Studies on (L)2[Cu2Sn]2+ Complexes: Disulfide Versus Disulfide (1-) Bonding” Ritimukta Sarangi, John T. York, Matthew E. Helton, Kiyoshi Fujisawa, Kenneth D. Karlin, William B. Tolman, Keith O. Hodgson, Britt Hedman, and Edward I. Solomon, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 676-686.
  • “Structural Diversity in Copper-Sulfur Chemistry: Synthesis of Novel Cu/S Clusters through Metathesis Reactions” John T. York, Itsik Bar-Nahum and William  B. Tolman, Inorg. Chem., 2007, 46, 8105-8107.
  • “Ligand Structural Effects on Cu2S2 Bonding and Reactivity in Side-On Disulfido-Bridged Dicopper Complexes” Eric C. Brown, Itsik Bar-Nahum , John T. York, Nermeen W. Aboelella and William B. Tolman, Inorganic Chemistry, 2007, 46, 486-496.
  • “[Cu3(μ-S)2]3+ Clusters Supported by N-Donor Ligands: Progress Towards a Synthetic Model of the Catalytic Site of Nitrous Oxide Reductase” Eric C. Brown, John T. York, William E. Antholine, Eliseo Ruiz, Santiago Alvarez, and William B. Tolman, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127, 13752-13753.
  • “Characterization of a Complex Comprising a [Cu2(S2)2]2+ Core: Bis(μ-S22-)dicopper(III) or Bis(μ- S2·−)dicopper(II)?” John T. York, Eric C. Brown, and William B. Tolman, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2005, 44, 7745-7748.
  • "A New Class of (μ-η2:η2-Disulfido)dicopper Complexes: Synthesis, Characterization, and Disulfide Exchange" Eric C. Brown, Nermeen W. Aboelella, Anne M. Reynolds, Gabriel Aullón, Santiago Alvarez, and William B. Tolman, Inorg. Chem., 2004, 43, 3335-3337.
  • "Toward Synthetic Analogs of Linked Redox and Catalytic Multimetal Sites in Proteins: A Model of the Histidine-Cysteine Bridged Dicopper Array." Way-Zen Lee and William B. Tolman, Inorg. Chem., 2002, 41, 5656-5658.
  • "The Electronic Properties of a Model Active Site for Blue Copper Proteins as Probed by Stark Spectroscopy." Arindam Chowdhury, Linda A. Penteanu, Patrick L. Holland, and William B. Tolman, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2002, 106, 3007-3012.
  • "A Quantitative Description of the Ground-State Wave Function of CuA by X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy: Comparison to Plastocyanin and Relevance to Electron Transfer." Serena DeBeer George, Markus Metz, Robert K. Szilagyi, Hongxin Wang, Stephen P. Cramer, Yi Lu, William B. Tolman, Britt Hedman, Keith O. Hodgson, and Edward I. Solomon, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2001123, 5757-5767.
  • "Spectroscopic and Electronic Structural Studies of Blue Copper Model Complexes. 2: Comparison of 3- and 4-Coordinate Cu(II) Thiolate Complexes and Fungal Laccase." David W. Randall, Serena DeBeer, Patrick L. Holland, Britt Hedman, Keith O. Hodgson, William B. Tolman, and Edward I. Solomon, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2000, 122, 11632-11648.
  • "A Structural Model of the Type 1 Copper Protein Active Site: N2S(thiolate)S(thioether) Ligation in a Cu(II) Complex." Patrick L. Holland and William B. Tolman, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2000, 122, 6331-6332.
  • "Three-Coordinate Cu(II) Complexes: Structural Models of Trigonal-Planar Type 1 Copper Protein Active Sites." Patrick L. Holland and William B. Tolman, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1999, 121, 7270-7271.
  • "Electronic Spectroscopy of Mixed-Valence CuA-Type Centers: Ligand-Field Control of Ground-State Properties Related to Electron Transfer." Daniel R. Gamelin, David W. Randall, Michael T. Hay, Robert P. Houser, Ton C. Mulder, Gerard W. Canters, Simon de Vries, William B. Tolman, Yi Lu, and Edward I. Solomon, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1998, 120, 5246-5263.
  • "X-ray Absorption Studies on the Mixed-Valence and Fully Reduced Forms of the Soluble CuA Domains of Cytochrome c Oxidase." Ninian J. Blackburn, Simon de Vries, Mary E. Barr, Robert P. Houser, William B. Tolman, Donita Sanders and James A. Fee J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1997, 119, 6135-6143.
  • "The Influence of Copper-Sulfur Covalency and Copper-Copper Bonding on Valence Delocalization and Electron Transfer in the CuA Site of Cytochrome c Oxidase." Kendra R. Williams, Daniel R. Gamelin, Louis B. LaCroix, Britt Hedman, Keith O. Hodgson, Edward I. Solomon, Robert P. Houser, William B. Tolman, Ton C.M. Mulder and Simon de Vries, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1997, 119, 613-614.
  • "A Thiolate-Bridged, Fully Delocalized Mixed-Valence Dicopper(I,II) Complex that Models the CuA Biological Electron-Transfer Site." Robert P. Houser, Victor G. Young, Jr. and William B. Tolman J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1996, 118, 2101-2102.
  • "Structural Characterization of the First Example of a Bis(µ-thiolato)dicopper(II) Complex. Relevance to Proposals for the Electron Transfer Sites in Cytochrome c Oxidase and Nitrous Oxide Reductase." Robert P. Houser, Jason A. Halfen, Victor G. Young, Jr., Ninian J. Blackburn and William B. Tolman, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1995, 117, 10745-10746.
  • "Mixed Valence Tricopper (I,II,I) Complexes with Thiolate Bridges. Progress Towards Synthetic Models of the Putative {Cu2}3+ Sites in Nitrous Oxide Reductase and Cytochrome c Oxidase." Robert P. Houser and William B. Tolman, Inorg. Chem., 1995, 34, 1632-1633.

Metal-Phenoxyl Radical Arrays: Modeling Galactose and Glyoxal Oxidases

  • "Copper(I)-Phenolate Complexes as Models of the Reduced Active Site of Galactose Oxidase: Synthesis, Characterization, and O2 Reactivity." Brian A. Jazdzewski, Anne M. Reynolds, Patrick L. Holland, Victor G. Young, Jr., Susan Kaderli, Andreas D. Zuberbühler, and William B. Tolman, J. Biol. Inorg. Chem., 2003, 8, 381-393.
  • "Three-Coordinate Copper(II)-Phenolate Complexes." Brian A. Jazdzewski, Patrick L. Holland, Maren Pink, Victor G. Young, Jr., Douglas J. E. Spencer, and William B. Tolman, Inorg. Chem., 2001, 40, 6097-6107.
  • "Understanding the Unique Copper-Phenoxyl Radical Array in Galactose Oxidase: Contributions From Synthetic Modeling Studies." Brian A. Jazdzewski and William B. Tolman, Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 2000, 200-202, 633-685.
  • "A Three-Coordinate Copper(I)-Phenoxide Complex that Models the Reduced Form of Galactose Oxidase." Brian A. Jazdzewski, Victor G. Young, Jr. and William B. Tolman, Chem. Commun., 1998, 2521-2522.
  • "Synthetic Models of the Inactive Copper(II)-Tyrosinate and Active Copper(II)-Tyrosyl Radical Forms of Galactose and Glyoxal Oxidase." Jason A. Halfen, Brian A. Jazdzewski, Samiran Mahapatra, Lisa M. Berreau, Elizabeth C. Wilkinson, Lawrence Que, Jr. and William B. Tolman, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1997, 119, 8217-8227.
  • "Modeling of the Chemistry of the Active Site of Galactose Oxidase." Jason A. Halfen, Victor G. Young, Jr. and William B. Tolman, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 1996, 35, 1687-1690.

Organometallic Chemistry of Optically Active Polypyrazole Ligands

  • "A New Set of Structurally Related Enantiopure Polypyrazolyl Ligands of Varying Rotational Symmetry: Synthesis, Metal Complexation, and Comparison of Asymmetric Induction." Michael C. Keyes, Bradley M. Chamberlain, Scott A. Caltagirone, Jason A. Halfen, and William B. Tolman Organometallics, 1998, 17 , 1984-1992.
  • "Diastereoselective Intramolecular C-H Bond Activation by Optically Active Tris(pyrazolyl)hydroborate Complexes of Rhodium." Michael C. Keyes, Victor J. Young, Jr. and William B. Tolman Organometallics, 1996, 15, 4133-4140.
  • "New Copper and Rhodium Cyclopropanation Catalysts Supported by Chiral Bis(pyrazolyl)pyridines. A Metal-Dependent Enantioselectivity Switch." David L. Christenson, Christopher J. Tokar and William B. Tolman, Organometallics, 1995, 14, 2148-2150.
  • "Optically Active and C3-Symmetric Tris(pyrazolyl)hydroborate and Tris(pyrazolyl)phosphine Oxide Ligands: Synthesis and Structural Characterization." Daniel D. LeCloux, Christopher J. Tokar, Masahisa Osawa, Robert P. Houser, Michael C. Keyes and William B. Tolman, Organometallics, 1994, 13, 2855-2866.
  • "Transition Metal Complexes of Optically Active Tris(pyrazolyl)hydroborates." Daniel D. LeCloux, Michael C. Keyes, Masahisa Osawa, Veronica Reynolds and William B. Tolman Inorg. Chem. 1994, 33, 6361-6368.
  • "Synthesis and Transition Metal Complexation of an Enantiomerically Pure Tris(pyrazolyl)hydroborate Ligand." Daniel D. LeCloux and William B. Tolman, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1993, 115, 1153-1154.
  • "Enantiomerically Pure Copper(I) and Zinc(II) Complexes of a Novel C 3-Symmetric Polypyrazole Ligand." Christopher J. Tokar, Peter B. Kettler and William B. Tolman, Organometallics 1992, 11, 2737-2739.

Sterically Hindered Carboxylates for Modeling Nonheme Dimetal Biosites

  • “Iron(II) Complexes of Sterically Bulky a-Ketocarboxylates. Structural Models for a-Ketoacid-Dependent Nonheme Iron Halogenases” Seth J. Friese, Benjamin E. Kucera, Victor G. Young, Jr., Lawrence Que, Jr., and William B. Tolman, Inorg. Chem., 2008, 47, 1324-1331.
  • “Self-Assembly of Mononuclear Iron(II) and Zinc(II) Models of Metalloenzyme Active Sites With the 2-His-1-Carboxylate Facial Triad” Seth J. Friese, Benjamin E. Kucera, Lawrence Que, Jr., and William B. Tolman, Inorg. Chem. 2006, 45, 8003-8005.
  • “Mononitrosyl Iron Complexes Supported by Sterically Hindered Carboxylate Ligands” David P. Klein, Victor G. Young, Jr., William B. Tolman, and Lawrence Que, Jr., Inorg. Chem. 2006, 45, 8006-8008.
  • "Mechanistic Studies on the Formation and Reactivity of Dioxygen Adducts of Diiron Complexes Supported by Sterically Hindered Carboxylates." Sergey V. Kryatov, Ferman A. Chavez, Anne M. Reynolds, Elena V. Rybak-Akimova, Lawrence Que, Jr. and William B. Tolman.  Inorg. Chem., 2004, 43, 2141-2150.
  • "Dicopper(I,I) and Delocalized Mixed-Valent Dicopper(I,II) Complexes of a Sterically Hindered Carboxylate Ligand" John R. Hagadorn, Theresa I. Zahn, Lawrence Que, Jr., and William B. Tolman, Dalton Trans., 2003, 1790-1794.
  • "Sterically Hindered Benzoates: A Synthetic Strategy for Modeling Dioxygen Activation at Metalloprotein Active Sites" William B. Tolman and Lawrence Que, Jr., J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2002, 653-660.
  • "Unusual Peroxo Intermediates in the Reaction of Dioxygen with Carboxylate-Bridged Diiron(II,II) Paddlewheel Complexes." Ferman A. Chavez, Raymond Y. N. Ho, Maren Pink, Victor G. Young, Jr., Sergei V. Kryatov, Elena V. Rybak-Akimova, Hanspeter P. Andres, Eckard Münck, Lawrence Que, Jr., and William B. Tolman, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2002, 41, 149-152.
  • "Metal Ion Complexation by a New, Highly Sterically Hindered, Bowl-Shaped Carboxylate Ligand." Ferman A. Chavez, Lawrence Que, Jr., and William B. Tolman, Chem. Commun., 2001, 111-112.
  • "N-Donor Effects on Carboxylate Binding in Mononuclear Iron(II) Complexes of a Sterically Hindered Benzoate Ligand." John R. Hagadorn, Lawrence Que, Jr., and William B. Tolman, Inorg. Chem., 2000, 39, 6086-6090.
  • "Conformational Tuning of Valence Delocalization in Carboxylate-Rich Diiron Complexes." John R. Hagadorn, Lawrence Que, Jr., William B. Tolman, Ion Prisecaru, and Eckard Münck, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1999, 121, 9760-9761.
  • "A Bulky Benzoate Ligand for Modeling the Carboxylate-Rich Active Sites of Non-Heme Diiron Enzymes." John R. Hagadorn, Lawrence Que, Jr., and William B. Tolman, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1998, 120, 13531-13532.

Catalysts for the Polymerization of Cyclic Esters

  • "Understanding the Mechanism of Polymerization of e-Caprolactone Catalyzed by Aluminum Salen Complexes." Maria O. Miranda, Yvonne DePorre, Hugo Vazquez-Lima, Michelle Johnson, Daniel J. Marell, Christopher J. Cramer, and William B. Tolman, Inorganic Chemistry, 2013, DOI: 10.1021/ic402255m.
  • "Thermoplastic Elastomers Derived from Menthide and Tulipalin A". Jihoon Shin, Youngmin Lee, William B. Tolman, and Marc A. Hillmyer, Biomacromolecules 2012, 13, 3833–3840.
  • "The Roles of Monomer Binding and Alkoxide Nucleophilicity in Aluminum-Catalyzed Polymerization of e-Caprolactone." Keying Ding, Maria O. Miranda, Beth Moscato-Goodpaster, Noureddine Ajellal, Laurie E. Breyfogle, Eric D. Hermes, Chris P. Schaller, Stephanie E. Roe, Christopher J. Cramer, Marc A. Hillmyer and William B. Tolman, Macromolecules, 2012, 45, 5387-5396.
  • “Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives from Renewable Block Copolymers” Jihoon Shin, Mark T. Martello, Mona Shrestha, Jane E. Wissinger, William B. Tolman, and Marc A. Hillmyer, Macromolecules, 2011, 44, 87-94.
  • “Functional Biorenewable Polyesters from Carvone-derived Lactones” Jennifer R. Lowe, Mark Martello, William B. Tolman, and Marc A. Hillmyer, Polymer Chemistry, 2011, 2, 702-708.
  • “Mechanistic Study of the Stereoselective Polymerization of D,L-Lactide using Indium(III) Halides” Agostino Pietrangelo, Spencer C. Knight, Aalo K. Gupta, Letitia J. Yao, Marc A. Hillmyer, and William B. Tolman, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 11649–11657.
  • “Oxidized Dihydrocarvone as a Renewable Multifunctional Monomer for the Synthesis of Shape Memory Polyesters” Jennifer R. Lowe, William B. Tolman, and Marc A. Hillmyer, Biomacromolecules, 2009, 10, 2003-2008.
  • “Consequences of Polylactide Stereochemistry on the Properties of Polylactide-Polymenthide-Polylactide Thermoplastic Elastomers” Carolyn L. Wanamaker, Michael J. Bluemle, Louis M. Pitet, Leslie E. O’Leary, William B. Tolman, and Marc A. Hillmyer, Biomacromolecules, 2009, 10, 2904-2911.
  • “Stereoselective and Controlled Polymerization of rac-Lactide Using Indium(III) Trichloride” Agostino Pietrangelo, Marc A. Hillmyer, and William B. Tolman, Chem. Commun., 2009, 2736-2737.
  • “Poly(d-lactide)–Poly(menthide)–Poly(d-lactide) Triblock Copolymers as Crystal Nucleating Agents for Poly(l-lactide)” Carolyn L. Wanamaker, William B. Tolman, and Marc A. Hillmyer, Macromol. Symp. 2009, 283–284, 130–138. Also to published in "New Trends in Polymer Science" Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Rigoberto Advincula, Enrique Saldívar-Guerra, Gabriel Luna-Bárcenas (Editors), Wiley-VCH,  Weinheim, 2009. ISBN: 3-527-32735-5.
  • “Hydrolytic Degradation Behavior of a Renewable Thermoplastic Elastomer” Carolyn L. Wanamaker, William B. Tolman, and Marc A. Hillmyer, Biomacromolecules, 2009, 10, 443-448.
  • “Renewable Resource Thermoplastic Elastomers based on Polylactide and Polymenthide” Carolyn L. Wanamaker, Leslie E. O’Leary, Nathaniel A. Lynd, Marc A. Hillmyer, and William B. Tolman, Biomacromolecules, 2007, 8, 3634-3640.
  • “Structural and Mechanistic Studies of Bis(phenolato)amine Zinc(II) Catalysts for the Polymerization of e-Caprolactone" Carter M. Silvernail, Letitia J. Yao, Lyndal M.R. Hill, Marc A. Hillmyer, and William B. Tolman, Inorg. Chem., 2007, 46, 6565-6574.
  • “Comparison of Structurally Analogous Zn2, Co2, and Mg2 Catalysts for the Polymerization of Cyclic Esters” Laurie E. Breyfogle, Charlotte K. Williams, Victor G. Young, Jr., Marc A. Hillmyer, and William B. Tolman, Dalton Trans., 2006, 928-936.
  • “Zinc N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes and their Polymerization of D,L-Lactide” Tryg R. Jensen, Chris P. Schaller, Marc A. Hillmyer, and William B. Tolman, J. Organomet. Chem., 2005, 690, 5881-5891.
  • "Catalytic Polymerization of a Cyclic Ester Derived from a "Cool" Natural Precursor" Donghui Zhang, Marc A. Hillmyer, and William B. Tolman, Biomacromolecules, 2005, 6, 2091-2095.
  • "A New Synthetic Route to Poly[3 hydroxypropionic acid] (P[3 HP]): Ring opening Polymerization of 3 HP Macrocyclic Esters" Donghui  Zhang, Marc A. Hillmyer, and William B. Tolman, Macromolecules, 2004, 37, 8198-8200.
  • "Stereoelective Polymerization of D,L-Lactide Using N-Heterocyclic Carbene Based Compounds" Tryg R. Jensen, Laurie E. Breyfogle, Marc A. Hillmyer, and William B. Tolman, Chem. Commun., 2004, 2504-2505.
  • "Isotactic Polymers with Alternating Lactic Acid and Oxetane Subunits from the Endoentropic Polymerization of a 14 membered Ring" Donghui Zhang, Jianyan Xu, Luis Alcazar Roman, Loren Greenman, Christopher J. Cramer, Marc A. Hillmyer, and William B. Tolman, Macromolecules, 2004, 37, 5274-5281.
  • "Electronic Influence of Ligand Substituents on the Rate of Polymerization of e-Caprolactone by Single-Site Aluminum Alkoxide Catalysts" Luis M. Alcazar-Roman, Brendan J. O'Keefe, Marc A. Hillmyer, and William B. Tolman, Dalton Trans., 2003, 3082-3087.
  • "A Highly Active Zinc Catalyst for the Controlled Polymerization of Lactide" Charlotte K. Williams, Laurie E. Breyfogle, Sun Kyung Choi, Wonwoo Nam, Victor G. Young, Jr., Marc A. Hillmyer, and William B. Tolman, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2003, 125, 11350-11359.
  • "Metalloenzyme Inspired Dizinc Catalyst for the Polymerisation of Lactide" Charlotte K. Williams, Neil R. Brooks, Marc A. Hillmyer, and William B. Tolman, Chem. Commun., 2002, 2132-2133.
  • "Mechanistic Comparison of Cyclic Ester Polymerizations by Novel Iron(III)-Alkoxide Complexes: Single vs. Multiple Site Catalysis" Brendan J. O’Keefe, Laurie E. Breyfogle, Marc A. Hillmyer, and William B. Tolman, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2002, 124, 4384-4393.
  • "Polymerization of Lactide by Monomeric Sn(II) Alkoxide Complexes". Katherine B. Aubrecht, Marc A. Hillmyer, and William B. Tolman, Macromolecules, 2002, 35, 644-650.
  • "The Perfectly Alternating Copolymer of Lactic Acid and Ethylene Oxide as a Plasticizing Agent for Polylactide" Kevin Bechtold, Marc A. Hillmyer, and William B. Tolman, Macromolecules, 2001, 34, 8641-8648.
  • "Polymerization of Lactide and Related Cyclic Esters by Discrete Metal Complexes." Brendan J. O’Keefe, Marc A. Hillmyer, and William B. Tolman, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2001, 2215-2224.
  • "Rapid and Controlled Polymerization of Lactide by Structurally Characterized Ferric Alkoxides" Brendan J. O'Keefe, Susanne M. Monnier, Marc A. Hillmyer, and William B. Tolman, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2001, 123, 339-340.
  • "Alkoxide, Phenoxide, and Amide Derivatives of Yttrium (III) Arylamidinates: Structures and Lactide Polymerization Activity." Katherine B. Aubrecht, Karen Chang, Marc A. Hillmyer, and William B. Tolman, J. Polym. Sci. A: Polym. Chem., 2001, 39, 284-293.
  • "The Controlled Polymerization of D,L-Lactide and e-Caprolactone by Structurally Well-Defined Alkoxo-Bridged Di- and Triyttrium(III) Complexes." Bradley M. Chamberlain, Brian A. Jazdzewski, Maren Pink, Marc A. Hillmyer, and William B. Tolman, Macromolecules, 2000, 33, 3970-3977.
  • "Discrete Yttrium(III) Complexes as Lactide Polymerization Catalysts." Bradley M. Chamberlain, Yongping Sun, John R. Hagadorn, Eric W. Hemmesch, Victor G. Young, Jr., Maren Pink, Marc A. Hillmyer, and William B. Tolman, Macromolecules 1999, 38, 2400-2402.

Other Publications and Patents

  • "Student Involvement in Improving the Culture of Safety in Academic Laboratories." Kathryn A. McGarry, Katie R. Hurley, Kelly A. Volp, Ian M. Hill, Brian A. Merritt, Katie L. Peterson, P. Alex Rudd, Nicholas C. Erickson, Lori A. Seiler, Pankaj Gupta, Frank S. Bates,and William B. Tolman, J. Chem. Educ. 2013, 90, 1414–1417.
  • "Renewable carvone-based polyols for use in polurethane thermosets." Spencer C. Knight, Chris P. Schaller, William B. Tolman and Marc A. Hillmyer, RSC Advances2013, 3, 20399-20404.
  • “Small Molecule Models: Cu, Ni, Co” Debra J. Salmon, Mohammed Reza Halvagar, and William B. Tolman, In: Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry II, Vol 3, Jan Reedijk and Kenneth Poeppelmeier, editors. Oxford: Elsevier; 2013. p. 455-486.
  • "Polyurethanes based on renewable polyols from bioderived lactones." Senthil A. Gurusamy-Thangavelu, Susanna Emond, Aman Kulshrestha,Marc A. Hillmyer, Christopher W. Macosko, William B. Tolman and Thomas R. Hoye, Polymer Chemistry, 2012, 3, 2941 - 2948.
  • “Preparation and Properties of a Monomeric High-Spin MnV–Oxo Complex” Taketo Taguchi, Rupal Gupta, Benedikt Lassalle-Kaiser, David W. Boyce, Vittal K. Yachandra, William B. Tolman, Junko  Yano, Michael P. Hendrich, and Andrew S. Borovik, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 1996–1999.
  • “Catalytic decarbonylation of biomass-derived carboxylic acids as an efficient route to commodity monomers” Maria O. Miranda, Agostino Pietrangelo, Marc A. Hillmyer and William B. Tolman, Green Chemistry, 2012, 14, 490-494.
  • "Polymer Synthesis from Macrocycles", U.S. Patent Number 7,714,097 (issued on May 11, 2010).
  • “Biologically Inspired Oxidation Catalysis” Lawrence Que, Jr., and William B. Tolman, Nature, 2008, 455, 333-340.
  • “Synthesis and Reactivity of Copper(I) Complexes with an Ethylene-bridged Bis(imidazolin-2-imine) Ligand” Dejan Petrovic, Lyndal M. R. Hill, Peter G. Jones, William B. Tolman, and Matthias Tamm, Dalton Transactions, 2008, 887-894.
  • “Modular Syntheses of Multidentate Ligands with Variable N-Donors: Applications to Tri- and Tetracopper(I) Complexes” Eric C. Brown, Brandon Johnson, Sara Palavicini, Benjamin Kucera, Luigi Casella and William B. Tolman Dalton Trans., 2007, 3035-3042.
  • “Heterobimetallic Dioxygen Activation: Synthesis and Reactivity of Mixed Cu-Pd and Cu-Pt Bis(m-oxo) Complexes" John T. York, Antoni Llobet, Christopher J. Cramer and William B. Tolman, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 7990-7999.
  • “Using Synthetic Chemistry to Understand Copper Protein Active Sites: A Personal Perspective” William B. Tolman, J. Biol. Inorg. Chem., 2006, 11, 261-271.
  • "Recurring Structural Motifs." Lawrence Que, Jr., and William B. Tolman, In Comprehensive Coordination Chemistry II: From Biology to Nanotechnology, J. McCleverty, T.J. Meyer, Eds., Elsevier: Oxford, UK, Volume 8, 2004, 1-15.
  • "Metal-Radical Arrays." William B. Tolman, In Comprehensive Coordination Chemistry II: From Biology to Nanotechnology, J. McCleverty, T.J. Meyer, Eds., Elsevier: Oxford, UK, Volume 8, 2004, 715-737.
  • "New Advances in Ligand Design for Synthetic Modeling of Metalloprotein Active Sites." William B. Tolman and Douglas J.E. Spencer, Curr. Opin. Chem. Bio., 2001, 5, 188-195.
  • "Copper(I) Chemistry of Bis(pyrazolyl)diphenylborate Ligands: Formation of a Heterocycle by Cu-Mediated Acetonitrile Addition." Jamie L. Schneider, Victor G. Young, Jr., and William B. Tolman, Inorg. Chem., 2001, 40, 165-168.
  • "A Novel Copper-Mediated DNA Base Pair." Eric Meggers, Patrick L. Holland, William B. Tolman, Floyd E. Romesberg, and Peter G. Schultz, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2000, 122, 10714-10715.
  • "C2-Symmetric 1,4-Diisopropyl-7-R-1,4,7-Triazacyclononanes." Jason A. Halfen and William B. Tolman, Inorganic Synthesis, 1997, 33, 75-81.
  • "Independent Synthesis and Structural Characterization of a Mononuclear Copper-Hydroxide Complex Previously Assigned as a Copper-Superoxide Adduct." Lisa M. Berreau, Samiran Mahapatra, Jason A. Halfen, Victor G. Young, Jr. and William B. Tolman, Inorg. Chem., 1996, 35, 6339-6342.
  • "Coordination Chemistry with Sterically Hindered Hydrotris(pyrazolyl)borate Ligands: Organometallic and Bioinorganic Perspectives." Nobumasa Kitajima and William B. Tolman, Progress in Inorganic Chemistry, 1995, 43, 419-531.
  • "Synthesis, Structural Characterization, and Electrochemical Behavior of Cu(I) Complexes of Sterically Hindered Tris(3-t -butyl- and 3,5-diphenylpyrazolyl)hydroborate Ligands." Susan M. Carrier, Christy E. Ruggiero, Robert P. Houser and William B. Tolman, Inorg. Chem., 1993, 32, 4889-4899.

Edited Books and Special Issues

  • "Sustainable plastics: the world’s future materials." Laura Seifert, Marc Hillmyer, William Tolman, and Tom Hoye, Blue & Green Tomorrow, June 7, 2012, URL: bit.ly/KW1BAk.
  • W. Tolman and E.I. Solomon (Eds.), Forum on Oxygen Activation and Reduction, Inorganic Chemistry 2010, 49, issue 8 (Preface: pp. 3555-3556.
  • Cathleen Drennan and William B. Tolman (Eds.), Current Opinion in Chemical Biology, 2007, 11, 113-240 (issue on Bioinorganic Chemistry). Editorial: pp. 113-171.
  • William B. Tolman (Ed.), Activation of Small Molecules: Organometallic and Bioinorganic Perspectives, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA: Weinheim, Germany, 2006. ISBN: 3-527-31312-5.
  • Lawrence Que, Jr., and William B. Tolman (Volume Eds.), Comprehensive Coordination Chemistry II: From Biology to Nanotechnology, J. McCleverty, T.J. Meyer, Eds., Elsevier: Oxford, UK, Volume 8, 2004.