Stefan Michael Kilyanek
Assistant Professor, Inorganic Chemistry
J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences
(CHBC)-Chemistry & Biochemistry
Our group works at the interface of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry to develop catalytic systems and discover new modes of small molecule activation. By developing an understanding of catalytic processes, we can establish sustainable routes to chemical compounds, avoiding stoichiometric reagents and reducing necessary energy input.
This research program is based in organometallic chemistry. We explore the chemistry of the transition metals, employing a variety of techniques to synthesize and study reactive species.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D., The University of Chicago
M.S., The University of Chicago
B.S., Grand Valley State University
Townsend, E. M.; Kilyanek, S. M. Schrock, R. R.; Muller, P.; Smith, S. J.; Hoveyda, A. H. High Oxidation State Molybdenum Imido Heteroatom-Substituted Alkylidene Complexes. Organometallics 2013, 32, 4612.
Flook, M. M.; Borner, J.; Kilyanek, S. M.; Gerber, L. H. C. Schrock, R. R. Five-Coordinate Rearrangements of Metallacyclobutane Intermediates during Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization of 2,3-Dicarboalkoxynorbornenes by Molybdenum and Tungsten Monoalkoxide Pyrrolide Initiators.Organometallics 2012, 31, 6231.
Kilyanek, S. M.; Stoebenau, E. J. III; Vinayavekhin, N.; Jordan, R. F., Mechanism of the Reaction of Vinyl Chloride with (a-diimine)Pd-Me+ Species. Organometallics 2010, 29, 1750-1760.