John E. Ellis
John E. EllisProfessor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry
Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2008
F. Albert Cotton Award in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry, 2004, a national prize of the American Chemical Society
National Science Foundation Special Creativity Award, 1994
Alexander von Humboldt Senior U. S. Scientist Research Prize, 1993
- J.E. Ellis, “The Chatt Reaction: conventional routes to homoleptic arenemetalates of d-block elements” Dalton Trans., 2019, 48, 9538-9562 (Correction: Dalton Trans., 2019, 48, 16123) An invited Perspective article on aspects of the last 25 years of my research program and final publication as a member of the core faculty at the University of Minnesota, which spanned the period from August 15, 1971, to May 26, 2019. However, research remains vital, so hopefully many more are on the way!
- B.E. Kucera, C.J. Roberts, V.G. Young Jr, W.W. Brennessel, and J.E. Ellis, “Niobium isocyanide complexes, Nb(CNAr)6, with Ar = 2,6-dimethylphenyl, a diamagnetic dimer containing four reductively coupled isocyanides, and Ar = 2,6-diisopropylphenyl, a paramagnetic monomer analogous to the highly unstable hexacarbonylniobium(0)” Acta Cryst. 2019, C75, 1259-1265.
- W.W. Brennessel, J.E. Ellis, R. Wolf, U. Chakraborty, P. Buschelberger, and C. Rodl, “(18-Crown-6)bis(tetrahydrofuran)potassium bis(1,2,3,4-anthracene)metallates of cobalt(-I) and iron (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/9781119477822.ch4-I)” Inorg. Synth. 2018, 37, 67-72.
- K. Chakarawet, Z.W. Davis-Gilbert, S. Harstad, V.G. Young Jr., J.R. Long, J.E. Ellis, "Ta(CNDipp)6: An Isocyanide Analog of Hexacarbonyltantalum(0)," Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 10577-10581. Awarded "VIP" status.
- W.W. Brennessel, J.E. Ellis. "Naphthalene and Anthracene Cobaltates(1-): Useful Storable Sources of an Atomic Cobalt Anion,” Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 9076-9094.
- R.E. Jilek, M. Jang, E.D. Smolenski, D. Britton, J.E. Ellis, "Structurally Distinct Homoleptic Anthracene Complexes, Tris(anthracene)metallates(2-) of Titanium, Zirconium, and Hafnium: Tris(arene) Complexes for a Triad of Transition Metals,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 8692-8695. Awarded "VIP" status.
- V.J. Sussman, J.E. Ellis, “From Storable Sources of Atomic Nb(1-) and Ta(1-) to Isolable Anionic Tris(1,3-butadiene)metal Complexes: [M(eta-4-C4H6)3](1-), M= Nb, Ta," Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2008, 47, 484-489. Awarded "VIP" status.
- M.V. Barybin, W.W. Brennessel, B.E. Kucera, M.E. Minyaev, V.J. Sussman, V.G. Young Jr., J.E. Ellis, "Homoleptic Isocyanidemetalates of 4d- and 5d-Transition Metals: [Nb(CNXyl)6](1-), [Ta(CNXyl)6](1-) and Derivatives Thereof,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 1141-1150.
- W.W. Brennessel, J.E. Ellis, "[Fe(CNXyl)4](2-): An Isolable and Structurally Characterized Homoleptic Isocyanidemetalate Dianion,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 598-600.
- J.E. Ellis, "Adventures with Substances Containing Metals in Negative Oxidation States," Inorg. Chem. 2006, 45, 3167 (Award article; cover illustration).