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51. Pocock, E.; Diefenbach, M.; Hood, T. M.; Nunn, M.; Richards, E.*; Krewald, K.*; Webster, R. L.*

Synthetic and Mechanistic Studies into the Reductive Functionalization of Nitro Compounds Catalyzed by an Iron(salen) Complex

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2024, accepted


50. Lau, S.; Mahon, M. F.; Webster, R. L.*

Synthesis and Characterization of a Terminal Iron(II)-PH2 Complex and
a Series of Iron(II)-PH
3 Complexes

Inorg. Chem. 2024, accepted


49. Farcaş-Johnson, M. A.; Gasperini, D.; King, A. K.; Mohan, S.; Barrett, A. N.; Lau, S.; Mahon, M. F.; Sarazin, Y.; Kyne, S. H.*​; Webster, R. L.*

Iron(II)-Catalyzed Activation of Si–N and Si–O Bonds Using Hydroboranes

Organometallics, 2023, 42, 3013–3024


48. Hood, T. M.; Lau, S.; Diefenbach, M. Firmstone, L.; Mahon, M. F.*; Krewald, V. K.*; Webster R. L.*

The Complex Reactivity of [(salen)Fe]2(μ-O) with HBpin and Its Implications in Catalysis

ACS Catal. 2023, 13, 11841-11850


47.  Wheelhouse, K. M. P.; Webster, R. L.; Beutner, G. L.

Advances and Applications in Catalysis with Earth-Abundant Metals

Organometallics202342, 1677-1679

Org. Process Res. Dev. 2023, 27, 1157-1159



46. Hood, T. M.; Lau, S.; Webster R. L.*

Taming PH3: State of the Art and Future Directions in Synthesis

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 16684–16697

Invited Perspective


45. Lau, S.*; Hood, T. M.*; Webster R. L.*

Broken Promises? On the Continued Challenges Faced in Catalytic Hydrophosphination

ACS Catal. 2022, 12, 10939–10949

Invited Perspective


43. Barrett, A. N.; Diefenbach, M.; Mahon, M. F.*; Krewald, V.*; Webster, R. L.* 


An Iron-Catalyzed Route to Dewar 1,3,5-triphosphabenzene and Subsequent Reactivity


Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 10.1002/ange.202208663



42. Woof, C. R.; Linford-Wood, T. G.; Mahon, M. F.; Webster, R. L.* 


Catalytic hydrophosphination of allenes using an iron(II) β-diketiminate complex


Synthesis, 2022, 10.1055/a-1902-5592

Invited article for a Special Edition "Synthetic Advancements Enabled by Phosphorous Redox"


41. Linford-Wood, T. G.; Mahon, M. F.; Grayson, M. N.*; Webster, R. L.* 


Iron-Catalyzed H/D Exchange of Primary Silanes, Secondary Silanes, and Tertiary Siloxanes


ACS Catal. 2022, 15, 2979-2985

40. Barrett, A. N.; Woof, C. R.; Goult, C. A.; Gasperini, D.; Mahon, M. F.; Webster, R. L.* 


Hydrogen/Halogen Exchange of Phosphines for the Rapid Formation of Cyclopolyphosphines


Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60, 16826–16833


39. Lau, S.; Provis-Evans, C. B.; James, A. P.; Webster, R. L.* 


Hydroboration of Aldehydes, Ketones and CO2 Under Mild Conditions Mediated by Iron(III) Salen Complexes


Dalton Trans. 2021, 50, 10696-10700

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38. Woof, C. R.; Durand, D. J.; Webster, R. L.* 


Polymerization of allenes using an iron(II) β-diketiminate pre-catalyst to generate high Mn polymers


Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 27, 12335-12340


37. Gasperini, D.; Neale, S. E.; Mahon, M. F.; Macgregor, S. A.*; Webster, R. L.* 


Phosphirenium Ions as Masked Phosphenium Catalysts: Mechanistic Evaluation and Application in Synthesis


ACS Catal. 2021, 11, 5452-5462


36. Linford-Wood, T. G.; Coles, N. T.; Webster, R. L.* 


Room temperature iron catalyzed transfer hydrogenation using n-butanol and poly(methylhydrosiloxane)


Green Chem. 2021, 23, 2703-2709


35. Woof, C. R.; Durand, D. J.; Fey, N.*; Richards, E.*Webster, R. L.* 


Iron catalyzed double bond isomerization: evidence for an
Fe(I)/Fe(III) catalytic cycle


Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 27, 5972-5977


34. Coles, N. T.; Gasperini, D.; Provis-Evans, C. E.; Mahon, M. F.; Webster, R. L.* 


Heterobimetallic complexes of 1,1-diphosphineamide ligands


Organometallics,  2021, 40, 148–155

Equal contribution


33. Barrett, A. N.; Sanderson, H. J.; Mahon, M. F.; 

Webster, R. L.* 


Hydrophosphination using [GeCl{N(SiMe3)2}3] as a pre-catalyst


Chem Commun. 2020, 56, 13623-13626

Highlighted by ChemistryViews

32. Lau, S.; Gasperini, G.‡; Webster, R. L.* 


Amine‐Boranes as Transfer Hydrogenation and Hydrogenation Reagents: A Mechanistic Perspective


Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, DOI: 10.1002/anie.202010835

‡ Equal contribution

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30. Gasperni, D.; King, A. K.; Coles, N. T.; Mahon, M. F.; Webster, R. L.* 


Seeking Heteroatom-Rich Compounds: Synthetic and Mechanistic Studies into Iron Catalyzed Dehydrocoupling of Silanes


ACS Catal. 2020, 10, 6102-6112

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31. Provis-Evans, C. B.; Lau, S.; Krewald,V.*; Webster, R. L.* 


Regioselective Alkyne Cyclotrimerization with an In Situ-Generated [Fe(II)H(salen)]·Bpin Catalyst


ACS Catal. 2020, 10, 10157–10168

Highlighted by Synfacts

29. Provis-Evans, C. B.; Farrar, E. H. E.; Grayson, M. N.; Webster, R. L.*; Hill, A. K.* 


Highly Sensitive Real-Time Isotopic Quantification of Water by ATR-FTIR


Anal. Chem. 202092, 7500-7507

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28. Espinal-Viguri, M.; Neale, S. E.; Coles, N. T.; Macgregor. S. A.*; Webster, R. L.* 


Room temperature iron-catalyzed transfer hydrogenation and regioselective deuteration of carbon-carbon double bonds


J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 572-582.

27. Webster, R. L.* 


Room Temperature Ni(II) Catalyzed Hydrophosphination and Cyclotrimerization of Alkynes


Inorganics20186, 120-131.

Invited Article for a Special Edition on First-Row Transition Metal Complexes.

26. Coles, N. T.; Mahon. F.; Webster, R. L.* 


1,1-Diphosphines and divinylphosphines via base catalyzed hydrophosphination


Chem. Commun. 201854, 10443-10446.

25. Provis-Evans, C. B.; Emanuelsson, E. A. C.; Webster, R. L.* 


Rapid metal-free formation of free-phosphines from phosphine oxides


Adv. Synth. Catal2018360, 3999-4004.

24. Coles, N. T.; Webster, R. L.* 


Iron Catalyzed Dehydrocoupling of Amine- and Phosphine-Boranes


Isr. J. Chem201757, 1070-1081.

23. King, A. K.; Gallagher, K. J.; Mahon, M. F.; Webster, R. L.* 


Markovnikov versus anti-Markovnikov hydrophosphination: Divergent reactivity using an iron(II) β-diketiminate pre-catalyst


Chem. Eur. J. 201723, 9039–9043.

22. Coles, N. T.; Mahon, M. F.; Webster, R. L.* 


Phosphine- and Amine-Borane Dehydrocoupling Using a Three-Coordinate Iron(II) β-Diketiminate Precatalyst


Organometallics, 201736, 2262–2268.

20. Espinal-Viguri, M.; Mahon, M. F.; Tyler, S. N. G.; Webster, R. L.*


Iron catalysis for the synthesis of ligands: Exploring the products of hydrophosphination as ligands in cross-coupling


Tetrahedron 20171, 64-69.

21. Webster, R. L.*


β-Diketiminate complexes of the first row transition metals: applications in catalysis


Dalton Trans201746, 4483-4498.

19. Espinal-Viguri, M.; King, A. K.; Lowe, J. P.; Mahon, M. F.; Webster, R. L.* 


Hydrophosphination of unactivated alkenes and alkynes using iron(II): catalysis and mechanistic insight


ACS Catal. 20166, 7892-7897.

18. Espinal-Viguri, M.; Woof, C. R.; Webster, R. L.


Iron catalyzed hydroboration: unlocking reactivity through ligand modulation


Chem. Eur. J. 201622, 11605–11608.

17. Gallagher, K. J.; Espinal-Viguri, M.; Mahon, M. F.; Webster, R. L.*


A study of two highly active, air-stable iron (III)-μ-oxo pre-catalysts: synthetic scope of hydrophosphination using phenyl- and diphenylphosphine


Adv. Synth. Catal. 2016, 358, 2460-2468.

16. King, A. K.; Buchard, A.; Mahon, M. F.; Webster, R. L.* 


Facile, catalytic dehydrocoupling of phosphines using β-diketiminate iron(II) complexes


Chem. Eur. J. 201521, 15960-15963.

15. Gilmour, D. J.; Webster, R. L.; Perry, M. R.; Schafer, L. L. Titanium pyridonates for the homo- and copolymerization of rac-lactide and ε-caprolactoneDalton Trans201544, 12411-12419.

14. Bent, S. J.; Mahon, M. F.; Webster, R. L.* 


Copper malonamide complexes and their use in azide-alkyne cycloaddition reactions


Dalton Trans201544, 10253-10258.

13. Bedford, R. B.; Bowen, J. G.; Davidson, R. B.; Haddow, M. F.; Seymour-Julen, A. E.; Sparkes, H. A.; Webster R. L. Facile hydrolysis and alcoholysis of palladium acetateAngew. Chem. Int. Ed201554, 6591-6594.

12. Brown, C. A.; Nile, T. A.; Mahon, M. F.; Webster R. L.* 


Iron catalysed Negishi cross-coupling using simple ethyl-monophosphines


Dalton Trans201544, 12189-12195.

11. Gallagher K. J.; Webster R. L.


Room temperature hydrophosphination using a simple iron salen pre-catalyst


Chem. Commun. 201450, 12109-12111.

10. Evans V.; Mahon M. F.; Webster R. L.


A mild, copper-catalysed amide deprotection strategy: use of tert-butyl as a protecting group


Tetrahedron201470, 7593-7597.

9. Tyler S. N. G.; Webster R. L.


Sterically hindered malonamide monomers for the step growth synthesis of polyesters and polyamides


Chem. Commun. 201450, 10665-10668.

8. Webster R. L.* 


Random copolymerisations catalysed by simple titanium α-amino acid complexes


RSC Adv. 20144, 5254-5260.

7. Garcia P.; Payne P. R.; Chong E.; Webster R. L.; Barron B. J.; Behrle A. C.; Schmidt J. A. R.; Schafer L. L. Easily assembled, modular N,O-chelating ligands for Ta(V) complexation: a comparative study of ligand effects in hydroaminoalkylation with N-methylaniline and 4-methoxy-N-methylanilineTetrahedron201369, 5737-5743.

6.Webster R. L.; Noroozi N.; Hatzikiriakos S. G.; Thomson J. A.; Schafer L. L. Titanium pyridonates and amidates: novel catalysts for the synthesis of random copolymers, Chem. Commun. 201349, 57-59.

5. Bedford R. B.; Haddow M. F.; Mitchell C. J.; Webster R. L. Mild C-H halogenation of anilides and the isolation of an unusual palladium(I)-palladium(II) species, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201150, 5524-5527.

4. Bedford R. B.; Mitchell C. J.; Webster R. L. Solvent free catalytic C–H functionalisation, Chem. Commun. 201046, 3095-3097.

3. Bedford R. B.; Engelhart J. U.; Haddow M. F.; Mitchell C. J.; Webster R. L. Solvent-free aromatic C–H functionalisation/halogenation reactions, Dalton Trans201039, 10464-10472.

2. Bedford R. B.; Webster R. L.; Mitchell C. J. Palladium-catalysed ortho-arylation of carbamate-protected phenolsOrg. Biomol. Chem2009, 7, 4853-4857.

1. Bedford R. B.; Haddow M. F.; Webster R. L.; Mitchell C. J. The catalytic ortho-arylation of tyrosineOrg. Biomol. Chem2009, 7, 3119-3127.

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