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Linda Doerrer, PhD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBoston University College of Arts and Sciences
DepartmentChemistry
Address590 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston MA 02215
Phone(617) 358-4335
Fax(617) 353-6466
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
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.

 Publications
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  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 Mar 02. PMID: 28252126.
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  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 {Cu3O2} Core for Oxidase Catalysis: Evidence of an Asymmetric Trinuclear Precursor Stabilised by Perfluoropinacolate Ligands. Chemistry. 2017 Feb 25. PMID: 28236333.
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  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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  11. Cantalupo SA, Ferreira HE, Bataineh E, King AJ, Petersen MV, Wojtasiewicz T, DiPasquale AG, Rheingold AL, Doerrer LH. Synthesis with structural and electronic characterization of homoleptic Fe(II)- and Fe(III)-fluorinated phenolate complexes. Inorg Chem. 2011 Jul 18; 50(14):6584-96. PMID: 21692496.
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  12. Phillips V, Willard KJ, Golen JA, Moore CJ, Rheingold AL, Doerrer LH. Electronic influences on metallophilic interactions in [Pt(tpy)X][Au(C6F5)2] double salts. Inorg Chem. 2010 Oct 18; 49(20):9265-74. PMID: 20866080.
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  13. Baddour FG, Kahn MI, Golen JA, Rheingold AL, Doerrer LH. Platinum(IV)-kappa(3)-terpyridine complexes: synthesis with spectroscopic and structural characterization. Chem Commun (Camb). 2010 Jul 21; 46(27):4968-70. PMID: 20508887.
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  14. Doerrer LH. Steric and electronic effects in metallophilic double salts. Dalton Trans. 2010 Apr 21; 39(15):3543-53. PMID: 20364462.
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  15. DeMasi A, Cho SW, Piper LF, Preston AR, Smith KE, Allenbaugh RJ, Barksdale WA, Doerrer LH. Electronic structure of N,N'-ethylene-bis(1,1,1-trifluoropentane-2,4-dioneiminato)-copper(II) (Cu-TFAC), from soft X-ray spectroscopies and density functional theory calculations. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2010 Apr 7; 12(13):3171-7. PMID: 20237706.
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  16. Cantalupo SA, Lum JS, Buzzeo MC, Moore C, DiPasquale AG, Rheingold AL, Doerrer LH. Three-coordinate late transition metal fluorinated alkoxide complexes. Dalton Trans. 2010 Jan 14; (2):374-83. PMID: 20023971.
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  17. Kahn MI, Golen JA, Rheingold AL, Doerrer LH. Bromido(2,2':6',2''-terpyridine)platinum(II) dibromidoaurate(I) dimethyl sulfoxide solvate. Acta Crystallogr Sect E Struct Rep Online. 2009; 65(Pt 9):m1135. PMID: 21577472.
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  18. Zheng B, Miranda MO, DiPasquale AG, Golen JA, Rheingold AL, Doerrer LH. Synthesis and electronic spectra of fluorinated aryloxide and alkoxide [NiX(4)](2-) anions. Inorg Chem. 2009 May 18; 48(10):4274-6. PMID: 19331370.
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  19. Allenbaugh RJ, Rheingold AL, Doerrer LH. Tris(t-butyl)terpyridine-copper(ii) complexes and ligand field effects. Dalton Trans. 2009 Feb 21; (7):1155-63. PMID: 19322486.
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  20. Angle CS, Woolard KJ, Kahn MI, Golen JA, Rheingold AL, Doerrer LH. Metallophilic interactions in iodido(2,2':6',2''-terpyridine)platinum(II) diiodidoaurate(I). Acta Crystallogr C. 2007 Jun; 63(Pt 6):m231-4. PMID: 17551175.
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  21. Hayoun R, Zhong DK, Rheingold AL, Doerrer LH. Gold(III) and platinum(II) polypyridyl double salts and a general metathesis route to metallophilic interactions. Inorg Chem. 2006 Aug 7; 45(16):6120-2. PMID: 16878916.
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  22. Angle CS, DiPasquale AG, Rheingold AL, Doerrer LH. Red and yellow solvates of chloro(2,2':6',2''-terpyridine)platinum(II) chloride and Pt...Pt interactions. Acta Crystallogr C. 2006 Aug; 62(Pt 8):m340-2. PMID: 16891701.
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  23. Childress MV, Millar D, Alam TM, Kreisel KA, Yap GP, Zakharov LN, Golen JA, Rheingold AL, Doerrer LH. Thallophilic interactions in aryloxide compounds: the [Tl2(mu2-OAr)4] structural motif in (TlOAr)4 and Tl2Cu(OAr)4 compounds. Inorg Chem. 2006 May 15; 45(10):3864-77. PMID: 16676945.
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  24. Ulrich J, Esrail D, Pontius W, Venkataraman L, Millar D, Doerrer LH. Variability of conductance in molecular junctions. J Phys Chem B. 2006 Feb 16; 110(6):2462-6. PMID: 16471840.
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  25. Millar D, Zakharov LN, Rheingold AL, Doerrer LH. Aurophilic interactions in mu-p-phenylenediethynyl-bis[(trimethyl phosphite)gold(I)] dichloromethane hemisolvate. Acta Crystallogr C. 2005 Feb; 61(Pt 2):m90-2. PMID: 15695901.
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  26. Buzzeo MC, Iqbal AH, Long CM, Millar D, Patel S, Pellow MA, Saddoughi SA, Smenton AL, Turner JF, Wadhawan JD, Compton RG, Golen JA, Rheingold AL, Doerrer LH. Homoleptic cobalt and copper phenolate A2[M(OAr)4] compounds: the effect of phenoxide fluorination. Inorg Chem. 2004 Nov 29; 43(24):7709-25. PMID: 15554636.
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  27. Franz KJ, Doerrer LH, Spingler B, Lippard SJ. Pentacoordinate cobalt(III) thiolate and nitrosyl tropocoronand compounds. Inorg Chem. 2001 Jul 16; 40(15):3774-80. PMID: 11442376.
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  28. Müller M, Williams VC, Doerrer LH, Leech MA, Mason SA, Green ML, Prout K. Syntheses of the Uranium Complexes [U{N(SiMe(3))(2)}(2){N(SiMe(3))(SiMe(2)CH(2)B(C(6)F(5))(3))}] and [U{C(Ph)(NSiMe(3))(2)}(2){&mgr;(3)-BH(4)}(2)]. Determination of Hydrogen Positions by Single-Crystal X-ray and Neutron Diffraction. Inorg Chem. 1998 Mar 23; 37(6):1315-1323. PMID: 11670339.
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  29. Doerrer LH, Bautista MT, Lippard SJ. Tuning of Electronic Properties and Reactivity in Four-Coordinate Cobalt(III) Complexes by the Tetraazamacrocyclic Tropocoronand Ligand. Inorg Chem. 1997 Aug 13; 36(17):3578-3579. PMID: 11670045.
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  30. Jaynes BS, Doerrer LH, Liu S, Lippard SJ. Synthesis, Tuning of the Stereochemistry, and Physical Properties of Cobalt(II) Tropocoronand Complexes. Inorg Chem. 1996 Oct 23; 35(22):6630. PMID: 11666816.
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