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32) Maity, A. K.; Murillo, J.; Metta-Magana, A.; Pinter, Balazs;* Fortier, S.;* A Terminal Iron(IV) Nitride Supported by a Super Bulky Guanidinate Ligand and Examination of Its Electronic Structure and Reactivity. Accepted to JACS.

31) Fortier, S.;* Aguilar, J. R.; Vlaisavljevich, B.;* Metta-Magana, A.; Goos, A. G.; Botez, C. E. An N-Tethered Uranium(III) Arene Complex and the Synthesis of an Unsupported U-Fe Bond. Organometallics ASAP doi:10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00429.

30) Cai, W.; Morales-Martinez, R.; Zhang, X.; Najera, D.; Romero, E.; Metta-Magana, A.; Rodriguez-Fortea, A.; Fortier, S.; Chen, N.; Poblet, J. M.; Echegoyen, L.  Single Crystal Structures and Theoretical Calculations of Uranium Endohedral Metallofullerenes (U@C2n, 2n = 74, 82) Show Cage Isomer Dependent Oxidation States for U. Chem. Sci., ASAP doi: 10.1039/C7SC01711A

29) Bolotaulo, D.; Metta-Magana, A;  Fortier, S.* F-element metalated dipyrrins: Synthesis and characterization of a family of uranyl bis(dipyrrinate) complexes. Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 3284-3294. (N.B)

28) Aguilar, J. R.; Metta-Magana, A.; Noll, Bruce; Fortier, S.* C(sp3)-H Oxidative-Addition and Transfer Hydrogenation Chemistry of a Ti(II) Synthon - Mimicry of Late-Metal Type Reactivity. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 14101,

27) Castillo, M; Barreda, O.; Maity, A. K.; Barraza, B.; Lu, J.; Metta-Magana, A.; Fortier, S.* Advances in Guanidine Ligand Design: Synthesis of an Imidazolin-2-Iminato Functionalized Guanidinate and Its Properties on Iron. J. Coord. Chem. J. Coord. Chem. 2016, 69, 2003-20014.


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26) Fortier, S.;* Veleta, J.; Pialat, A..; Le Roy, J.; Ghiassi, K.; Olmstead, M. M.; Metta-Magana, A.; Murugesu, M.; Villagran, D. U(bipy)4: A Mistaken Case of U(0)? Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 1931-1936.

25) Castillo, M.; Metta-Magana, A; Fortier, S.* Isolation of Gravimetrically Quantifiable Alkali Metal Arenides Using 18-crown-6. New. J. Chem. 2016, 40, 1923-1926.

24) Maity, A. K.; Metta-Magana, A; Fortier, S.* Donor Properties of a New Class of Guanidinate Ligands Possessing Ketimine Backbones: A Comparative Study. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 10030-10041.

23) Pinter, B.; Smith, K. T.; Kamitani, M.; Zolnhofer, E. M.; Tran, B. L.; Fortier, S.; Pink, M.; Wu, G.; Manor, B. C.; Meyer, K.; Baik, M.-H.; Mindiola, D. J. Cyclo-P3 Complexes of Vanadium: Redox Properties and Origin of the 31P NMR Chemical Shift. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 5247-15261.

22) Wijeratne, G. B.; Zolnhofer, E. M.; Fortier, S.; Grant, L. N.; Carroll, P. J.; Chen, C.-H.; Meyer, K.; Kryzstek, J.; Ozarowski, A.; Jackson, T. A.; Mindiola, D. J.; Telser, J. Electronic Structure and Reactivity of a Well-Defined Mononuclear Complex of Ti(II). Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 10380-10397.

21) Maity, A. K.; Fortier, S.;* Griego, L.; Metta-Magana, A. Synthesis of a 'Super Bulky' Guanidinate Possessing an Expandable Coordination Pocket. ,Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, 8155-8164.

20) Searles, K.; Fortier, S.;* Khusniyarov, M.; Chen, C.-H.; Pink, M.; Carroll, P.J.; Sutter, J.; Meyer, K.; Mindiola, D.J.; Caulton, K.G. A cis-Divacant Mononuclear Iron(IV) Imide. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 14139-14143

19) Fortier, S.; Le Roy, J. J.; Chen, C.-H.; Veachslav, V.; Murugesu, M.; Chibotaru, L. F.; Mindiola, D.J.; Caulton, K.G. A Dincuclear Cobalt Complex Featuring Unprecedented Anodic and Cathodic Redox Switches for Single Molecule Magnet Activity. ,J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 14670-14678.

18) Lukens, W. W.; Edelstein, N. M.; Magnani, N.; Hayton, T. W.; Fortier, S.; Seaman, L. Quantifying the σ and π Interactions between U(V) f Orbitals and Halide, Alkyl, Alkoxide, Amide and Ketimide Ligands. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 10742-10754.

17) Fortier, S.; Gonzalez del Moral, O.; Chen, C.-H.; Pink, M.; Le Roy, J.J.; Murugesu, M.; Mindiola, D.J.; Caulton, K.G. Probing the redox non-innocence of dinuclear, three-coordinate Co(II) nindigo complexes: not simply β–diketiminate variants. Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 11082-11084.

16) Brown, J.; Fortier, S.; Wu, G.; Kaltsoyannis, N.; Hayton, T.W. Synthesis, Spectroscopic and Computational Characterization of the Chalcogenido-Substituted Analogues of the Uranyl Ion [OUE]2+ (E = S, Se). J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 5352-5355.

15) Seaman, L.; Hrobarik, P.; Schettini, M. F.; Fortier, S.; Kaupp, M.; Hayton, T. W. A Rare Uranyl(VI)-Alkyl Ate Complex [Li(DME)1.5]2[UO2(CH2SiMe3)4] and Its Comparison with a Homoleptic Uranium(VI) Hexaalkyl. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 3259-3263.

14) Crestani, M.G.; Pinter, B.; Olasz, A.; Bailey, B.C.; Fortier, S.; Gao, X.; Chen, C.-H.; Baik, M.-H.; Mindiola, D.J. Understanding Competitive Pathways Involving the Dehydroalkoxylation and Dehydrogenation of Ethers by Ti-C Multiple Bonds. Chem. Sci. 2013, 4, 2543-2550.

13) Brown, J.; Fortier, S.; Lewis, R. A.; Wu, G.; Hayton, T.W. A Complete Family of Uranium Chalcogenides [U(E)(N{SiMe3}2)3]- (E = O, S, Se, Te). J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 15468-15475.

12) Fortier, S.; Kaltsoyannis, N.; Wu, G.; Hayton, T.W. Synthesis and Structure of UV(O)[N(SiMe3)2]3: A Case for Electronic versus Steric Control of Geometry in an Actinide Complex. Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 1625-1633.

11) Fortier, S., Kaltsoyannis, N.; Wu, G.; Hayton, T.W. Probing the Reactivity and Electronic Structure of a Uranium(V) Terminal Oxo Complex. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 14224-14227.

10) Fortier, S.; Walensky, J. R.; Wu, G.; Hayton, T. W. High Valent Uranium Alkyls: Evidence for the Formation of UVI(CH2SiMe3)6. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 11732-11743

9) Fortier, S.; Walensky, J. R.; Wu, G.; Hayton, T. W. Synthesis of a Phosphorano-Stabilized U(IV)-Carbene via One-Electron Oxidation of a U(III)-Ylide Adduct. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 6894-6897.

8) Seaman, L. A.; Fortier, S.; Wu, G.; Hayton, T. W. Synthesis of Two Homoleptic Uranium(IV) Amides and a Comparison of Their Oxidation Chemistry. Inorg. Chem. 2010, 132, 636-646.]

7) Fortier, S.; Wu, G.; Hayton, T. W. Synthesis of a Nitrido-Substituted Analogue of the Uranyl Ion, [N=U=O]+. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 6888-6889.

6) Fortier, S.; Zhang, Y.; Sharma, H. K.; Pannell, K. H. Formation of Silicon-Carbon Bonds by Photochemical Irradiation of (η5-C5H5)Fe(CO)2SiR3 and (η5-C5H5)Fe(CO)2Me to Obtain R3SiMe. Organometallics 2010, 29, 1041-1044.

5) Fortier, S.; Melot, B.; Wu, G.; Hayton, T. W. Synthesis and Characterization of Several Homoleptic Uranium(IV) Alkyl Complexes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 15512-15521.

4) Fortier, S.; Hayton, T. W. Oxo Ligand Functionalization in the Uranyl Ion (UO22+). Coord. Chem. Rev. 2010, 254, 197-214.

3) Fortier, S.; Wu, G.; Hayton, T.W. U(IV) and U(V) azide complexes supported by amide or aryloxide ligands. Dalton. Trans. 2010, 39, 352-354.

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2) Fortier, S.; Wu, G.; Hayton, T.W. Synthesis and Redox Chemistry of High-Valent Uranium Aryloxides. Inorg. Chem. 2009, 48, 3000-3011.

1) Fortier, S.; Wu, G.; Hayton, T.W. Synthesis and Characterization of Three Homoleptic Alkoxides of Uranium: [Li(THF)]2[UIV(OtBu)6], [Li(Et2O)][UV(OtBu)6], and UVI(OtBu)6. Inorg. Chem. 2008, 47, 4752-4761


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