Farihah M. Haque, Jacob S. A. Ishibashi, Claire A. L. Lidston, Huiling Shao, Frank Bates, Alice B. Chang, Geoffrey W. Coates, Christopher J. Cramer, Paul J. Dauenhauer, William R. Dichtel, Christopher J. Ellison, Ethan A. Gormong, Leslie S. Hamachi, Thomas R. Hoye, Jennifer McCambridge, Marc A. Hillmyer*, Mengyuan Jin, Julia A. Kalow, Hee Joong Kim, […]
Congratulations to Appie Peterson and Caitlin Bouchey for their successful Ph.D. theses defenses! The work in Caitlin’s thesis (“Synthesis and Reactivity of High-Valent Copper Complexes and the Design of Copper Monooxygenase Model Complexes”) was supported by the NIH, while Appie’s (“Structure-Activity Relationships for Aluminum Catalysts in the Ring-Opening Polymerizations of Cyclic Esters”) was supported by […]
Caitlin J. Bouchey and William B. Tolman*, Inorganic Chemistry, 2022, 61, 2662–2668 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.1c03790).
As we settle into fall semester, there’s been a few changes. Mahesh has left the lab, and will shortly begin work for Galera Therapeutics; congratulations to him! Congratulations also to Evan, who will begin working with Eastman in October! We also welcome a new undergraduate student to the group: Juli Yaniz, who will be working […]
Xinzhe Zhong, Caitlin J. Bouchey, Evanta Kabir, and William B. Tolman*, J. Inorg. Biochem. 2021, 222, 111498 (DOI: 10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2021.111498)
We are happy to welcome three new WashU undergraduate students into the group, starting in late May or early June: Sabrina Hu, Dylan Bodner, and Rachel Cohen. Also, in late May Peter Koetting will leave the group to enter begin the Master’s in Education plus Teacher Certification program at Villanova University. Upon completing the program, […]
Wen Wu, Jacqui Tehranchi De Hont, Riffat Parveen, Bess Vlaisavljevich*, and William B. Tolman*, Inorganic Chemistry 2021, 60, 5217–5223 (https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.1c00216).
Hussnain successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis “Renewable Feedstocks Towards a Sustainable Future for Polymers” on Friday, February 26, 2021. We wish him the best as he transitions to the next phase of his career, and thank him for all his contributions to our group!
Mahesh Krishnan, Dimitar Y. Shopov, Caitlin J. Bouchey, Wilson D. Bailey, Riffat Parveen, Bess Vlaisavljevich*, and William B. Tolman*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 3295–3299 (https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.0c13470).
As we get ready to begin the spring 2021 semester, we welcome two new group members, undergraduate chemistry major Jack Klein and NSF Center for Sustainable Polymers Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Evan Beaumier. We’re excited for both of them to begin working in the lab soon!
Tedd C. Wiessner, Samuel Asiedu Fosu, Riffat Parveen, Nigam P. Rath, Bess Vlaisavljevich*, and William B. Tolman*, Organometallics, 2020, 39, 3992-3998 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.organomet.0c00584).
Yanay Popowski, Juan J. Moreno, Asa W. Nichols, Shelby L. Hooe, Caitlin J. Bouchey, Nigam P. Rath, Charles W. Machan * and William B. Tolman*, Chemical Communications, 2020, 56, 14027 – 14030 (DOI: 10.1039/D0CC05652A)
Lucy, a third year undergraduate student, has just joined the group, and will be working on a project with Dr. Evanta Kabir. Welcome, Lucy!
Hussnain Sajjad, William B. Tolman, and Theresa M. Reineke, ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 2020, 2, 2719–2728. (DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.0c00317).
Anna M. Luke, Appie Peterson, Sina Chiniforoush, Mukunda Mandal, Yanay Popowski, Hussnain Sajjad, Caitlin J. Bouchey, Dimitar Y. Shopov, Brendan J. Graziano, Letitia J. Yao, Christopher J. Cramer,* Theresa M. Reineke,* and William B. Tolman*, Macromolecules 2020, 53, 1809-1818 (https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.0c00092)
We welcome Connor Wright as a new member of the group, and welcome back Yilenda Dong, Wyatt Green Williams, and Caleb LaBorious. It’s great to have such enthusiastic and talented undergraduate students working with us! To learn more about them, see: https://sites.wustl.edu/tolmangrouplaboratory/ourpeople/
Derek J. Saxon, Anna M. Luke, Hussnain Sajjad, William B. Tolman, and Theresa M. Reineke, Progress in Polymer Science, 2020, 101, 101196 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2019.101196).
Courtney E. Elwell, Mukunda Mandal, Caitlin J. Bouchey, Lawrence Que, Jr., Christopher J. Cramer,* William B. Tolman*, Inorganic Chemistry 2019, 58, 23, 15872-15879 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b02293).
Mukunda Mandal, Courtney E. Elwell, Caitlin J. Bouchey, Timothy J. Zerk, William B. Tolman,* and Christopher J. Cramer* Journal of the American Chemical Society 2019, 141, 17236-17244 (DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b08109).
Sung-Soo Kim, C. Maggie Lau, Leon M. Lillie, William B. Tolman, Theresa M. Reineke*, and Christopher J. Ellison*, ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 2019, 1, 2933-2942 (DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.9b00647)
Zerk, T. J.; Saouma, C. T.; Mayer, J. M; Tolman, W. B. Inorganic Chemistry, 2019, ASAP (DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b02185)
We are excited to welcome Evanta, who recieved her PhD at the University of Houston. She will be working on the bioinorganic chemistry of copper.
We are delighted to welcome Wen Wu to the group! He joins us after receiving his Ph.D. from Rutgers University. He’s working on a bioinorganic project focused on copper complexes as models of enzyme active site intermediates.
Welcome to Mahesh, who joins us after completing his Ph.D. in the laboratory of Zachary Tonzetich in San Antonio, TX. He’s working in the bioinorganic area on new copper complexes relevant to metalloenzyme intermediates.
Courtney successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis in June, 2019, and is off to her new job working for Linde PLC (formerly “Praxair”) Tech Center in Tonawanda, NY. We wish her the best!
Wilson has left the lab to take a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Gonzaga University. We wish him the best, and thank him for all of his oustanding contributions to our group.
Tim has left the group to move back to Australia and begin a new position in the federal government there. We wish him the best, and thank him for his contributions to our lab!
Bailey, W. D.; Dhar, D.; Cramblitt, A. C.; Tolman, W. B., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 5470-5480. (DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b00466)
Wilson D. Bailey, Nicole L. Gagnon, Courtney E. Elwell, Anna C. Cramblitt, Caitlin J. Bouchey, and William B. Tolman, Inorganic Chemistry 2019, 58, 4706-4711. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b00090).
We welcome Wyatt, a WUSTL undergraduate chemistry major who will be working on mechanistic studies of new catalysts for the synthesis of biorenewable polymers.
Welcome to Lara and Emma, who both will be working in the bioinorganic chemistry research area.
Mukunda Mandal, Anna M. Luke, Büşra Dereli, Courtney E. Elwell, Theresa M. Reineke, William B. Tolman*, and Christopher J. Cramer*ACS Catal., 2019, 9, pp 885–889. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.8b04540
Courtney E. Elwell, Benjamin D. Neisen, and William B. Tolman*, Inorganica Chimica Acta 2019, 485, 131-139.DOI: 10.1016/j.ica.2018.10.011
Yanay joins us from Israel, where he worked at the University of Tel Aviv and Shenkar College. He’ll be working on catalysis projects under the rubric of the CSP.
We welcome Yilenda, who is working with Caitlin Bouchey on a bioinorganic chemistry project. Yilenda is from Beijing, China, and is majoring in Chemistry and East Asian Studies.
Welcome to Dimitar, a new member of the lab who completed his Inorganic Chemistry PhD in 2018 at Yale University under Profs. Robert Crabtree and Gary Brudvig, studying the wonderful high oxidation state-stabilizing properties of pyridine-alkoxide ligands and resultant unique oxo-bridged iridium dimers. He is currently investigating the properties of bio-inspired reactive copper-oxygen species.
As the new laboratory takes shape in Bryan Hall at Washington University in St. Louis, we welcome two new postdoctoral associates, Timothy Zerk and Justin Barry. Tim joins us after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Queensland, Australia, under the mentorship of Profs. Paul Bernhardt and Michael Monteiro (thesis title: “Understanding the mechanisms of […]
Two of our postdoctoral associates are moving on to the next steps in their careers! Dr. Sydonie Schimler is heading to Midland, MI, to work for Dow, and Dr. Megan Fieser is joining the faculty in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Southern California. We wish them the best, and are grateful for […]
In the last few months two group members successfully defended their Ph.D. theses, Debanjan Dhar and Nicole Gagnon. Debanjan’s thesis is entitled “Properties and Hydrogen Atom Transfer Reactivity of Copper(III)-Hydroxide Complexes”, and Nicole’s is entitled “Synthetic and Spectroscopic Investigation of Mono and Dinuclear Copper-Oxygen Complexes.” Debanjan is joining the laboratory of Prof. Jillian Dempsey at […]
Two new graduate students have joined the group! Appie Peterson is working on new catalysts for the polymerization of cyclic esters, and Tedd Wiessner is working on catalytic conversions of biobased compounds to useful olefins. Both are members of the Center for Sustainable Polymers. Welcome, Appie & Tedd!
For the last super-group meeting of the Tolman, Tonks, and Lu labs at UMN, we are proud to celebrate the lasting impact of a multi-lab meeting on all of our science. Although Connie and Ian couldn’t make this particular meeting, they were with us in spirit through their attending group members. As the Tolman lab […]
The Tolman Laboratory will be moving to the Department of Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis ~July, 2018. Stay tuned for updates!
Welcome to Dr. Sydonie Schimler, a new postdoc in the group, who will be working on the decarbonylation of fatty acids with the CSP.
Welcome to Dr. Wilson Bailey, a new postdoctoral associate in the group who will be working in the Cu bioinorganic area.
Check out our parody of the Sarah McLachlan SPCA commercial that won the Joint Safety Team’s safety video contest!