Darrin S Richeson

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Water-soluble carborane functionalized nanoparticles also co-functionalized with targeting antibodies have been prepared. We demonstrate tumour cell targeting with anti-EGFR antibodies and delivery of a high concentration of boron using SERS imaging. This suggests these materials have a therapeutic potential in addition to multimodal imaging capabilities.
Bis(imino)pyridine pincer ligands in conjunction with two isothiocyanate ligands have been used to prepare two mononuclear Co(II) complexes. Both complexes have a distorted square-pyramidal geometry with the Co(II) centers lying above the basal plane. This leads to significant spin-orbit coupling for the d(7) Co(II) ions and consequently to slow relaxation(More)
The perimidine skeleton provides a framework for the isolation of a novel, stable carbene possessing a unique molecular architecture and electronic structure. The remarkable steric environment and exceptional electron-donating ability for the carbene-carbon are revealed through structural and spectroscopic characterization of the parent carbene and two(More)
Attempted coordination of "Ga(I)I" with two new sterically bulky, aryl substituted bis(imino)pyridine ligands lead to Ga(III) species [2,6-{ArN=CPh}(2)(NC(5)H(3))]GaI(2)(+)GaI(4)(-) (Ar = 2,5-(t)Bu(2)C(6)H(3), 2,6-(i)Pr(2)C(6)H(3) = Dipp) arising from thermodynamically favorable disproportionation reactions. Examination of these reactions lead to isolation(More)
The autoionization reaction of neutral bis(imino)pyridine and SnX2 led to three compounds [{ArN[double bond, length as m-dash]CPh}2(NC5H3)]SnX(+)SnX3(-) (Ar = 2,6-(2,5-(t)Bu2C6H3), X = Cl, Br; Ar = 2,6-(2,6-Me2C6H3), X = Cl) which display, within the same species, cations and anions possessing Sn(ii) centers. Computational analysis compared the ligated(More)
The application of a new bis(imino)pyridine ligand allowed the isolation and characterization of [{2,4-(t)Bu(2)C(6)H(3)N=CPh}(2)(NC(5)H(3))]In(+)(OTf)(-) as the first low-valent, main-group metal complex of this ligand scaffold. Structural analysis revealed a unique monomeric In(I) species with a surprisingly long metal-ligand bond. In conjunction with a(More)
A novel mononuclear germylene, Ge[1,8-((i)PrN)(2)C(10)H(6)] (1), was isolated as a stable crystalline solid by the reaction of Li(2)[1,8-((i)PrN)(2)C(10)H(6)] with GeCl(2)(1,4-dioxane). Structural examination of 1 shows that this compound possesses a planar six-membered heterocyclic ring system with a Ge(II) center and that the steric impact of the(More)
The addition of 2 equiv of N,N',N' '-triisopropylguanidine (guanH(2)) to Zr(CH(2)Ph)(4) produced the bis(guanidinato)bis(benzyl)zirconium complex [((i)PrNH)C(N(i)Pr)(2)](2)Zr(CH(2)Ph)(2) (1). The mono(guanidinato) complex [((i)PrN)(2)C(NH(i)Pr)]ZrCl(3) (2) was accessible by the reaction of 2 equiv of guanH(2) with ZrCl(4). Guanidinium hydrochloride,(More)
While lithium amides supported by tetramethylethylenediamine (TMEDA) are efficient catalysts in the synthesis of substituted guanidines via the guanylation of an amine with carbodiimide, as well as the guanylation of phosphines and conversion of alkynes into propiolamidines, aluminum amides are only efficient catalysts for the guanylation of amides. Density(More)