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26. Wei, W.; Lima, S. A. M.; Djurovich, P. I.; Bossi, A.; Whited, M. T.; Thompson, M. E. “Synthesis and Characterization of Phosphorescent Isomeric Iridium Complexes with a Rigid Cyclometalating Ligand” Polyhedron 2018, 140, 138–145. LINK


25. Krylova, V. A.; Djurovich, P. I.; Conley, B. L.; Haiges, R. M.; Whited, M. T.; Williams, T. J.; Thompson, M. E. “Control of Emission Color with N-Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC) Ligands in Phosphorescent Three-Coordinate Cu(I) Complexes” Chem. Commun. 2014, 7176–7179. LINK


24. Bossi, A.; Rausch, A. F.; Leitl, M. J.; Czerwieniec, R.; Whited, M. T.; Djurovich, P. I.; Yersin, H.; Thompson, M. E. “Photophysical Properties of Cyclometalated Pt(II) Complexes: Counterintuitive Blue Shift in Emission with an Expanded Ligand π-System” Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 12403–12415. LINK


23. Krylova, V.; Djurovich, P. I.; Aronson, J. W.; Haiges, R. M.; Whited, M. T.; Thompson, M. E. “Structural and Photophysical Studies of Phosphorescent 3-Coordinate Cu(I) Complexes Supported by N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands” Organometallics 2012, 31, 7983–7993. (Invited Contribution to Thematic Issue on Copper in Organometallic Chemistry) LINK

22. Trinh, C.; Whited, M. T.; Steiner, A.; Tassone, C.; Toney, M; Thompson, M. E. “Chemical Annealing of Tetraphenylporphyrin Films: Effects on Film Morphology and Organic Photovoltaic Performance” Chem. Mater. 2012, 24, 2583–2591. LINK

21. Roberts, S. T.; McAnally, R. E.; Mastron, J. N.; Webber, D. H.; Whited, M. T.; Brutchey, R. L.; Thompson, M. E.; Bradforth, S. E. “Efficient Singlet Fission Found in a Disordered Acene Film” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 6388–6400. LINK

20. Liu, Z.; Djurovich, P. I.; Whited, M. T.; Thompson. M. E. “Cu4I4 Clusters Supported by P^N-Type Ligands: New Structures with Tunable Emission Colors” Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 230–236. LINK

19. Whited, M. T.; Patel, N. M.; Roberts, S. T.; Allen, K.; Djurovich, P. I.; Bradforth, S. E.; Thompson, M. E. “Symmetry-Breaking Intramolecular Charge Transfer in the Excited State of meso-Linked BODIPY Dyads” Chem. Commun. 2012, 284–286. LINK


18. Schlenker, C. W.; Barlier, V. S.; Chin, S. W.; Whited, M. T.; McAnally, R. E.; Forrest, S. R.; Thompson, M. E. “Cascade Organic Solar Cells” Chem. Mater. 2011, 23, 4132–4140. LINK

17. Hanson, K.; Patel, N.; Whited, M. T.; Djurovich, P. I.; Thompson, M. E. “Substituted 1,3-Bis(imino)isoindole Diols: A New Class of Proton Transfer Dyes” Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 1598–1601. LINK

16. Liu, Z.; Qayyum, M. F.; Wu, C.; Whited, M. T.; Djurovich, P. I.; Hedman, B.; Solomon, E. I.; Thompson, M. E. “A Codeposition Route to CuI–Pyridine Coordination Complexes for OLEDs” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011,133, 3700–3703. LINK

15. Whited, M. T.; Djurovich, P. I.; Roberts, S. T.; Durrell, A. C.; Schlenker, C. W.; Bradforth, S. E.; Thompson, M. E. “Singlet and Triplet Excitation Management in a Bichromophoric Near-Infrared-Phosphorescent BODIPY–Benzoporphyrin Platinum Complex” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 88−96. LINK


14. Brookes, N. J.; Whited, M. T.; Ariafard, A.; Stranger, R.; Grubbs, R. H.; Yates, B. F. “Factors Dictating Carbene Formation at (PNP)IrOrganometallics 2010, 29, 4239–4250. LINK

13. Krylova, V. A.; Djurovich, P. I.; Whited, M. T.; Thompson, M. E. “Synthesis and Characterisation of Phosphorescent Three-Coordinate Cu(I)-NHC Complexes” Chem Commun. 2010, 46, 6696–6698. LINK

12. Zhang, Y.; Whited, M.; Thompson, M. E.; Forrest, S. R. “Singlet-Triplet Quenching in High Efficiency Organic Light Emitting Diodes” Chem. Phys. Lett. 2010, 495, 161–165. LINK

* Featured as an “Editor’s Choice” in Chemical Physics Letters.

11. Hanson, K.; Tamayo, A.; Diev, V. V.; Whited, M. T.; Djurovich, P. I.; Thompson, M. E. “Efficient Dipyrrin-Centered Phosphorescence at Room Temperature from bis-Cyclometalated Iridium(III) Dipyrrinato Complexes” Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 6077–6084. LINK

10. Whited, M. T.; Grubbs, R. H. “Late Metal Carbene Complexes Generated by Multiple C–H Activations: Examining the Continuum of M=C Bond Reactivity” Acc. Chem. Res. 2009, 42, 1607–1616. LINK

* For a perspective review highlighting this work, see: Werner, H. “Carbene–Transition Metal Complexes Formed by Double C–H Activation” Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 4714–4728. LINK


9. Whited, M. T.; Zhu, Y.; Timpa, S. D.; Chen, C.-H.; Foxman, B. M.; Ozerov, O. V.; Grubbs, R. H. “Probing the C–H Activation of Linear and Cyclic Ethers at (PNP)Ir” Organometallics 2009, 28, 4560–4570. LINK

8. Whited, M. T.; Mankad, N. P.; Lee, Y.; Oblad, P. F.; Peters, J. C. “Dinitrogen Complexes Supported by Tris(phosphino)silyl Ligands” Inorg. Chem. 2009, 48, 2507–2517. LINK

7. Whited, M. T.; Grubbs, R. H. “Elucidation of Heterocumulene Activation by a Nucleophilic-at-Metal Iridium(I) Carbene” Organometallics 2009, 28, 161–166. LINK


6. Whited, M. T.; Grubbs, R. H. “A Catalytic Cycle for Oxidation of tert-Butyl Methyl Ether by a Double C–H Activation-Group Transfer Process” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 16476–16477. LINK

5. Whited, M. T.; Grubbs, R. H. “Synthesis and Reactivity of Iridium(III) Dihydrido Aminocarbenes” Organometallics 2008, 27, 5737–5740. LINK

* This Communication was a “Top 5 Most Accessed Article”, 10/08–12/08.

4. Romero, P. E.; Whited, M. T.; Grubbs, R. H. “Multiple C–H Activations of Methyl tert-Butyl Ether at Pincer Iridium Complexes: Synthesis and Thermolysis of Ir(I) Fischer Carbenes” Organometallics 2008, 27, 3422–3429. LINK

3. Whited, M. T.; Grubbs, R. H. “Oxygen-Atom Transfer from Carbon Dioxide to a Fischer Carbene at (PNP)Ir” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 5874–5875. LINK

* For a highlight on this paper in Angewandte Chemie, see: Van Der Boom, M. E. “Oxygen-Atom ‘Cut and Paste’ from Carbon Dioxide to a Fisher Carbene Complex” Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 28–30. LINK


2. Mankad, N. P.; Whited, M. T.; Peters, J. C. “Terminal FeI–N2 and FeII···H–C Interactions Supported by Tris(phosphino)silyl Ligands” Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 5768–5771. LINK


1. Whited, M. T.; Rivard, E.; Peters, J. C. “Complexes of Iron and Cobalt with New Tripodal Amido-Polyphosphine Hybrid Ligands” Chem. Commun. 2006, 1613–1615. LINK