Linda Doerrer, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University College of Arts and Sciences
Dept of Chemistry

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology



The Doerrer Group specializes in synthetic inorganic chemistry and is an equal-opportunity element utilizer. The lab currently has two main research thrusts, but there are always spirits of other ideas floating around the lab waiting for the right person to embody them with intelligence, direction, passion, creativity and give them life in publications.

The first research area is the use of highly fluorinated aryloxide and alkoxide ligands for the stabilization of high oxidation states in first-row transition metals. Spectroscopic work strongly suggests that these ligands generate a medium field environment and can serve as fluoride mimics. We have prepared many phenolate and alcholate anions of the form [M(OR)n]m- as well as neutral derivatives, and are investigating their reactivity with a broad spectrum of oxidizing and reducing agents.

The second investigation arena is the bottom-up synthesis of potentially conducting one-dimentional nanowires. The early stages of the project used the fascinating phenomenon of metallophilicity to facilitate assembly. This attractive interaction between electron rich metal centers with filled or pseudo-filled subshells, e.g. d10 Au(I), d8 Pt(II), can be as strong as hydrogen bonding and can act seemingly in opposition to electrostatic forces. We are modifying the so-formed one-atom-wide metal atom chains to have an odd number of spins and investigate their behavior as low-dimensional conductors.

Techniques & Resources:

We have substantial resources and expertise in the handling of oxygen- and water-sensitive compounds including two N2-filled dryboxes (one single and one double-station). We also have our equipment for UV/vis/NIR solution characterization including a dip-probe and electrochemical apparatus as well. The lab contains two temperature-programmable ovens, five Schlenk lines, and a six-solvent SPS station.


Chemistry Research Addressing Biological Problems
05/01/2016 - 04/30/2019 (Co-PI)
PI: John Snyder, PhD
National Science Foundation
CHE-1560152

SusChEM: Fluorinated Alkoxide Complexes of Copper for C-X Bond Forming Reactions
08/01/2014 - 07/31/2018 (PI)
National Science Foundation
CHE-1362550

Development of Earth-Abundant Transition metal Catalysis for Water Oxidation
08/15/2011 - 02/14/2017 (PI)
Department of Energy
DE-SC0007055

MAGNETIC, SUB-PORE SCALE METAL OXIDE PARTICLES FOR ENHANCED MAGNETIC RESONANCE AND OPTICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF ROCK PORE STRUCTURE AND FLUID COMPOSITION IN RESERVOIR ROCK
03/01/2009 - 12/31/2015 (PI)
University of Texas

REU Site: Fundamental Research in Chemistry Addressing Biological Problems
08/01/2012 - 07/31/2015 (Co-PI)
PI: John Snyder, PhD
National Science Foundation
CHE-1156666

Fulbright Award 2013-2014
09/16/2013 - 05/31/2014 (PI)
German-American Fulbright Commission




Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Nimthong-Roldán A, Guillet JL, McNeely J, Ozumerzifon TJ, Shores MP, Golen JA, Rheingold AL, Doerrer LH. Quasi-1D chains of dinickel lantern complexes and their magnetic properties. Dalton Trans. 2017 May 02; 46(17):5546-5557. PMID: 28252126; DOI: 10.1039/c6dt04535a;.
  2. Hannigan SF, Arnoff AI, Neville SE, Lum JS, Golen JA, Rheingold AL, Orth N, Ivanovic-Burmazovic I, Liebhäuser P, Rösener T, Stanek J, Hoffmann A, Herres-Pawlis S, Doerrer LH. On the Way to a Trisanionic {Cu3 O2 } Core for Oxidase Catalysis: Evidence of an Asymmetric Trinuclear Precursor Stabilized by Perfluoropinacolate Ligands. Chemistry. 2017 Feb 25. PMID: 28236333; DOI: 10.1002/chem.201605926;.
  3. Baddour FG, Hyre AS, Guillet JL, Pascual D, Lopez-de-Luzuriaga JM, Alam TM, Bacon JW, Doerrer LH. Pt-Mg, Pt-Ca, and Pt-Zn Lantern Complexes and Metal-Only Donor-Acceptor Interactions. Inorg Chem. 2017 Jan 03; 56(1):452-469. PMID: 27936636; DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b02372;.
  4. Guillet JL, Bhowmick I, Shores MP, Daley CJ, Gembicky M, Golen JA, Rheingold AL, Doerrer LH. Thiocyanate-Ligated Heterobimetallic {PtM} Lantern Complexes Including a Ferromagnetically Coupled 1D Coordination Polymer. Inorg Chem. 2016 Aug 15; 55(16):8099-109. PMID: 27486841; DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b01182;.
  5. Tahsini L, Specht SE, Lum JS, Nelson JJ, Long AF, Golen JA, Rheingold AL, Doerrer LH. Structural and electronic properties of old and new A2[M(pin(F))2] complexes. Inorg Chem. 2013 Dec 16; 52(24):14050-63. PMID: 24261319; DOI: 10.1021/ic401837y;.
  6. Baddour FG, Fiedler SR, Shores MP, Bacon JW, Golen JA, Rheingold AL, Doerrer LH. Pt···Pt vs Pt···S contacts between Pt-containing heterobimetallic lantern complexes. Inorg Chem. 2013 Dec 2; 52(23):13562-75. PMID: 24251906; DOI: 10.1021/ic402075y;.
  7. Baddour FG, Fiedler SR, Shores MP, Golen JA, Rheingold AL, Doerrer LH. Heterobimetallic lantern complexes that couple antiferromagnetically through noncovalent Pt···Pt interactions. Inorg Chem. 2013 May 6; 52(9):4926-33. PMID: 23600647; DOI: 10.1021/ic302531t;.
  8. Lum JS, Tahsini L, Golen JA, Moore C, Rheingold AL, Doerrer LH. K···F/O interactions bridge copper(I) fluorinated alkoxide complexes and facilitate dioxygen activation. Chemistry. 2013 May 10; 19(20):6374-84. PMID: 23512253; DOI: 10.1002/chem.201204275;.
  9. Park Y, Whitaker RD, Nap RJ, Paulsen JL, Mathiyazhagan V, Doerrer LH, Song YQ, Hürlimann MD, Szleifer I, Wong JY. Stability of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles at different pH values: experimental and theoretical analysis. Langmuir. 2012 Apr 17; 28(15):6246-55. PMID: 22409538; DOI: 10.1021/la204628c;.
  10. Cantalupo SA, Fiedler SR, Shores MP, Rheingold AL, Doerrer LH. High-spin square-planar Co(II) and Fe(II) complexes and reasons for their electronic structure. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2012 Jan 23; 51(4):1000-5. PMID: 22162103; DOI: 10.1002/anie.201106091;.
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