(Supra)molecular Inorganic Materials

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  1. Qiu, J; Song, S.; Li, X; Cozzolino, A. F. Solution and gas phase evidence of anion binding through the secondary bonding interactions of a bidendate bis-antimony(III) anion receptor. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2017 DOI: 10.1039/C7CP05933G
  2. Moaven, S.; Yu, J.; Yasin, J.; Unruh, D. K.; Cozzolino, A. F. Precise Steric Control over 2D vs. 3D Self-Assembly of Antimony(III) Alkoxide Cages through Strong Secondary Bonding Interactions. Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56(14), 8372-8380.
  3. Cetin, M. M.; Hodson, R. T.; Hart, C. R.; Cordes, D. B.; Findlater, M.; Jr, D. J. C.; Cozzolino, A. F.; Mayer, M. F. Characterization and Photocatalytic Behavior of 2,9-Di(aryl)-1,10-Phenanthroline copper(I) Complexes. Dalton Trans. 2017, (46), 6553-6569.
  4. Qiu, J.; Unruh, D. K.; Cozzolino, A. F. Design, Synthesis, and Structural Characterization of a Bisantimony(III) Compound for Anion Binding and the Density Functional Theory Evaluation of Halide Binding through Antimony Secondary Bonding Interactions. J. Phys. Chem. A 2016, 120 (46), 9257–9269.


  1. Cozzolino, A. F.; Brozek, C. K.; Palmer, R. D.; Yano, J.; Li, M.; Dinca, M. Ligand Redox Non-Innocence in the Stoichiometric Oxidation of Mn 2 (2,5-Dioxidoterephthalate) (Mn-MOF-74). J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 3334–3337.
  2. Cozzolino, A. F.; Silvia, J. S.; Lopez, N.; Cummins, C. C. Experimental and computational studies on the formation of cyanate from early metal terminal nitrido ligands and carbon monoxide. Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 4639–4652.
  3. Shustova, N. B.; Cozzolino, A. F.; Reineke, S.; Baldo, M.; Dincă, M. Selective Turn-on Ammonia Sensing Enabled by High-Temperature Fluorescence in Metal-Organic Frameworks with Open Metal Sites. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 13326–13329.
  4. Brozek, C. K.; Cozzolino, A. F.; Teat, S. J.; Chen, Y.-S.; Dinca, M. Quantification of Site-Specific Cation Exchange in Metal-Organic Frameworks using Multi-Wavelength Anomalous X-ray Dispersion. Chem. Mater. 2013, 10.1021/cm400858d.
  5. Palluccio, T. D.; Rybak-Akimova, E. V; Majumdar, S.; Cai, X.; Chui, M.; Temprado, M.; Silvia, J. S.; Cozzolino, A. F.; Tofan, D.; Cummins, C. C.; Captain, B.; Hoff, C. D.; Velian, A. Thermodynamic and Kinetic Study of Cleavage of the N-O Bond of N-oxides by a Vanadium(III) Complex: Enhanced Oxygen Atom Transfer Reaction Rates for Adducts of Nitrous Oxide and Mesityl Nitrile Oxide. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 10.1021/ja405395z.
  6. Cozzolino, A. F.; Elder, P. J. W.; Lee, L. M.; Vargas-Baca, I. The Role of the Lewis Acid−base Properties in the Supramolecular Association of 1,2,5-Chalcogenadiazoles. Can. J. Chem. 2013, 91, 338–347.
  7. Cozzolino, A. F.; Dimopoulos-Italiano, G.; Lee, L. M.; Vargas-Baca, I. Chalcogen-Nitrogen Secondary Bonding Interactions in the Gas Phase - Spectrometric Detection of Ionized Benzo-2,1,3-telluradiazole Dimers. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 2013, 2751–2756.
  8. Shustova, N. B.; Ong, T.-C.; Cozzolino, A. F.; Michaelis, V. K.; Griffin, R. G.; Dincă, M. Phenyl Ring Dynamics in a Tetraphenylethylene-bridged Metal-organic Framework: Implications for the Mechanism of Aggregation-induced Emission. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 15061–15070.
  9. Cozzolino, A. F.; Tofan, D.; Cummins, C. C.; Temprado, M.; Palluccio, T. D.; Rybak-Akimova, E. V.; Majumdar, S.; Cai, X.; Captain, B.; Hoff, C. D. Two-step Binding of O2 to a Vanadium(III) Trisanilide Complex to form a Non-vanadyl Vanadium(V) Peroxo Complex. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 18249–18252.
  10. Elder, P. J. W.; Landry, J. C.; Cozzolino, A. F.; Chapman, A. E. A.; Vargas-Baca, I. A Push–pull Azobenzene is Mercurated Twice at the Ring with Less Electron Density. J. Organomet. Chem. 2012, 716, 11–18.
  11. Shustova, N. B.; Cozzolino, A. F.; Dincă, M. Conformational Locking by Design: Relating Strain Energy with Luminescence and Stability in Rigid Metal-organic Frameworks. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 19596–9.
  12. Curley, J. J.; Cozzolino, A. F.; Cummins, C. C. Nitrogen Fixation to Cyanide at a Molybdenum Center. Dalton Trans. 2011, 40, 2429–32.
  13. Cozzolino, A. F.; Elder, P. J. W.; Vargas-Baca, I. A Survey of Tellurium-centered Secondary-bonding Supramolecular Synthons. Coord. Chem. Rev. 2011, 255, 1426–1438.
  14. Cozzolino, A. F.; Vargas-Baca, I. Parametrization of a Force Field for Te−N Secondary Bonding Interactions and Its Application in the Design of Supramolecular Structures Based on Heterocyclic Building Blocks. Cryst. Growth Des. 2011, 11, 668–677.
  15. Moroz, Y. S.; Cozzolino, A. F.; Rybak-Akimova, E. V; Cummins, C. C. Bis(μ2-η22-2,4,6-trimethyl-benzonitrile)-bis-[(N-isopropyl-3,5-dimethyl-anilido)molybdenum(III)](Mo-Mo). Acta Crystallogr., Sect. E 2011, 67, m1643–m1644.
  16. Cozzolino, A. F.; Yang, Q.; Vargas-Baca, I. Engineering Second-Order Nonlinear Optical Activity by Means of a Noncentrosymmetric Distortion of the [Te−N]2 Supramolecular Synthon. Cryst. Growth Des. 2010, 10, 4959–4964.
  17. Cozzolino, A. F.; Whitfield, P. S.; Vargas-Baca, I. Supramolecular Chromotropism of the Crystalline Phases of 4,5,6,7-Tetrafluorobenzo-2,1,3-telluradiazole. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 17265–17270.
  18. Lee, L. M.; Elder, P. J. W.; Cozzolino, A. F.; Yang, Q.; Vargas-Baca, I. An Experimental and Computational Investigation of the Formation and Structures of N-Hydro- and N,N’-Dihydro-benzo-2,1,3-chalcogenadiazolium Chlorides. Main Group Chem. 2010, 9, 117–133.
  19. Cozzolino, A. F.; Bain, A. D.; Hanhan, S.; Vargas-Baca, I. N-Triphenylboryl- and N,N’-Bis(triphenylboryl)benzo-2,1,3-telluradiazole. Chem. Commun. 2009, 8, 4043–4045.
  20. Ogini, F. O.; Ortin, Y.; Mahmoudkhani, A. H.; Cozzolino, A. F.; McGlinchey, M. J.; Vargas-Baca, I. An Investigation of the Formation of 1,3,5-Heterosubstituted Benzene Rings by Cyclo-condensation of Acetyl-substituted Organometallic Complexes. J. Organomet. Chem. 2008, 693, 1957–1967.
  21. Cozzolino, A. F.; Gruhn, N. E.; Lichtenberger, D. L.; Vargas-Baca, I. Valence Electronic Structure of Benzo-2,1,3-chalcogenadiazoles Studied by Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Density Functional Theory. Inorg. Chem. 2008, 47, 6220–6226.
  22. Cozzolino, A. F.; Vargas-Baca, I. The Supramolecular Chemistry of 1,2,5-Chalcogenadiazoles. J. Organomet. Chem. 2007, 692, 2654–2657.
  23. Cozzolino, A. F.; Britten, J. F.; Vargas-Baca, I. The Effect of Steric Hindrance on the Association of Telluradiazoles through Te−N Secondary Bonding Interactions. Cryst. Growth Des. 2006, 6, 181–186.
  24. Cozzolino, A. F.; Vargas-Baca, I.; Mansour, S.; Mahmoudkhani, A. H. The Nature of the Supramolecular Association of 1,2,5-Chalcogenadiazoles. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 3184–3190.
  25. Zhang, W.; Cozzolino, A. F.; Mahmoudkhani, A. H.; Tulumello, M.; Mansour, S.; Vargas-Baca, I. Influence of pi-Stacking on the Resonant Enhancement of the Second-Order Nonlinear Optical Response of Dipolar Chromophores. J. Phys. Chem., B 2005, 109, 18378–84.

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