Crudden Research Lab




J. Du, A. Shimojima, T. Suzuki, M. Sakurai, H. Miyata, C.M. Crudden and K. Kuroda “Alignment Control of Self-Assembled Organosiloxane Films Derived from Alkyl-Oligosiloxane Amphiphiles” Langmuir, 2009, 25, 13614-13618.

C.M. Crudden, B.W. Glasspoole and C.J. Lata, “Expanding the scope of transformations of organoboronate esters: Carbon-carbon bond forming reactions with retention of configuration” Chemical Communications, 2009, 44, 6704-6716.

B.W. Glasspoole, J.D. Webb, C.M. Crudden, “Catalysis with chemically modified mesoporous silicas: Stability of the mesostructure under Suzuki–Miyaura reaction conditions” Journal of Catalysis, 2009, 265, 148-154.

D. Imao, B.W. Glasspoole, V. Laberge, C.M. Crudden, “Cross Coupling Reactions of Chiral Secondary Organoboronates with Retention of Chirality” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2009, 131, 5024-5025. Highlighted in Chemistry and Engineering News

J.M. Praetorius, R. Wang, C.M. Crudden, “Structure and Reactivity of Dinitrogen Rhodium Complexes Containing N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands” European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2009, 13, 1746-1751. Cover Article

K. McEleney, C.M. Crudden and J. Horton, “X-ray Photoelectorn Spectroscopy and the Auger Parameter as Tools for Characterization of Silica-Supported Palladium Catalysts for the Suzuki-Miyaura Reaction” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2009, 113, 1901-1907.


C. M. Crudden, S. L. MacQuarrie, R. P. Lemieux, N. J. Mosey, and M. P. Thompson “Chiral Mesoporous Organosilicates Based on Axially Chiral Monomers: Transmission of Chirality in the Solid State” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2008, 130, 14099-14101. Highlighted in Nature Chemistry

J. Barnes, S. Brown, C. M. Crudden, M. Dreher, K. Plett, H. P. Loock “Chemical Sensor Based on a long-period fibre grating modified by a functionalized polydimethylsiloxane coating” The Analyst, 2008, 133, 1541-1549. Cover Article

J. Praetorius, C. M. Crudden “N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes of Rhodium: Structure, Stability, and Reactivity” Dalton Transactions, 2008, 4079. Cover Article

J. Barnes, R.S. Brown, J. Cipot-Wechsler, C.M Crudden, J. Du, H.P. Loock, K. Plett “Long-period Gratings in Chemical Sensing” Proceedings, SPIE, 2008, 7099, 70992C1-8

J. M. Praetorius, D. P. Allen, R. Wang, J. D. Webb, P. Kennepohl, F. Grein, C. M. Crudden, “N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes of Rh: Reaction with Dioxygen without Oxidation” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2008, 130, 3724-3725.

S. MacQuarrie, J. Barnes, K. McEleney, J. H. Horton, H. P. Loock, C. M. Crudden “Visual Observation of Redistribution and Dissolution of Palladium during the Suzuki-Miyaura Reaction” Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2008, 47, 3279-3282. Cover Article

B. Nohair, S. MacQuarrie, C. M. Crudden, S. Kaliaguine “Functionalized Mesostructured Silicates as supports for palladium complexes: Synthesis and catalytic activity for the Suzuki-Miyaura coupling reaction” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2008, 112, 6065-6072.


D. R. Edwards, P. Montoya-Pelaez, C. M. Crudden “Experimental Investigation into the Mechanism of the Epoxidation of Aldehydes with Sulfur Ylides” Organic Letters, 2007, 9, 5481-5484.

D. R. Edwards, Y. B. Hleba, C. Lata, L. Calhoun, C. M. Crudden “Regioselectivity of the Rhodium Catalyzed Hydroboration of Vinyl Arenes: Electronic Twists and Mechanic Shifts” Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2007, 46, 7799-7802.

J. D. Webb, S. MacQuarrie, K. McEleney, and C. M. Crudden “Mesoporous silica-supported Pd catalysts: An investigation into stucture, activity, and leaching and heterogeneity” Journal of Catalysis, 2007, 252, 97-109.

D. R. Edwards, J. Du, C. M. Crudden “Experimental Demonstration of Base-Catalyzed Interconversion of Isomeric Betaine Intermediates in the Corey-Chaykovsky Epoxidation” Organic Letters, 2007, 9, 2397-2400.

J.M. Praetorius, M.W. Kotyk, J.D. Webb, R. Wang and C.M. Crudden, “Rhodium N-Heterocyclic Carbene Carboxylato Complexes: Synthesis, Structure Determination and Catalytic Activity in the Hydroformylation of Alkenes” Organometallics, 2007, 26, 1057-1061.

C.M. Crudden, K. McEleney, S.L. MacQuarrie, A. Blanc, M. Sateesh, J.D. Webb, “Modified mesoporous materials as metal scavengers and catalyst supports.” Pure and Applied Chemistry, 2007, 79, 247-260.


P.J. Montoya-Pelaez, Y.-S. Uh, C. Lata, M.P. Thompson, R.P. Lemieux and C.M. Crudden “The synthesis and resolution of 2,2′, 4,4′, 6,6′-substitued chiral biphenyl derivatives for application in the preparation of chiral materials” Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2006, 71, 5921-5929.

K. McEleney, D.P. Allen, A.E. Holliday and C.M. Crudden “Functionalized mesoporous silicates for the removal of ruthenium from reaction mixtures.” Organic Letters, 2006, 8, 2663-2666. Highlighted in ACS Heart Cut

F. Grien, A.C. Chen, D. Edwards, C.M. Crudden “Theoretical and Experimental Studies on the Baeyer-Villiger Oxidation of Ketones and the effect of α-Halo Substituents” Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2006, 71, 861-872.


D. P. Allen, C.M. Crudden, L.A. Calhoun, R. Wang, A. Decken “Rhodium N-heterocyclic carbene complexes: Synthesis, structure, NMR studies and catalytic activity.” Journal of Organometallic Chemistry,  2005, 690, 5736-5746. Invited manuscript, special issue on N-heterocyclic carbenes.

C.M. Crudden, M. Sateesh, R. Lewis, “Mercaptopropyl-modified mesoporous silica:  A Remarkable Support for the Preparation of a reusable, Heterogeneous Palladium catalyst for coupling reactions”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2005, 127, 10045-10050. Highlighted in Chemistry and Engineering News.

A.C. Chen, D.P. Allen, C.M. Crudden, A. Decken, “Synthesis, structure determination and hydroformylation activity of N-heterocyclic carbene complexes of rhodium.” Canadian Journal of Chemistry, 2005, 87, 943-975. Special issue dedicated to Howard Alper.

D. R. Edwards, C.M. Crudden, K. Yam, “One-Pot Carbon Monoxide-Free Hydroformylation of Internal Olefins to Terminal Aldehydes”, Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, 2005, 347, 50-54.