Pandey, D. K.; Khaskin, E.; Pal, S.; Fauzyllin, R. R.; Khusnutdinova, J. R.* "Efficient Fe-catalyzed terminal alkyne semihydrogenation by H2: selectivity control via a bulky PNP pincer ligand" ACS Catal. 2022, Accepted.

Govindarajan, R.;+ Deolka, S.;+ Khusnutdinova, J. R.* "Heterometallic bond activation enabled by unsymmetrical ligand scaffolds: bridging the opposites" (+ indicates equal contribution) (invited Perspective article and outside front cover) Chem. Sci. 2022. Accepted.

Deolka, S.; Govindarajan, R.; Vasylevskyi, S.; Roy, M. C.; Khusnutdinova, J. R.; Khaskin, E. K.* "Ligand-free nickel catalyzed perfluoroalkylation of arenes and heteroarenes" Chem. Sci. 2022 Accepted.

Dinh, M. H.; Gridneva, T.; Karimata, A.; Garcia-Roca, A.; Pruchyathamkorn, J.; Patil, P. H.; Petrov, A.; Sarbajna, A.; Lapointe, S.; Khaskin, E.; Fayzullin, R. R.; Khusnutdinova, J. R.* "Single and double deprotonation/dearomatization of N,S-donor pyridinophane ligand in Ru complexes" Dalton Trans. 2022  DOI: 10.1039/D2DT02219B

Karimata, A.; Gridneva, T.; Patil, P. H.; Fayzullin, R. R.; Khaskin, E.; Lapointe, S.; Garcia-Roca, A.; Khusnutdinova, J. R.* ""Ethylene binding in mono- and binuclear CuI complexes with tetradentate pyridinophane ligands" Dalton Trans. 2022, 51, 13426-13434 DOI: 10.1039/D2DT02180C  Selected as a HOT article.

Karimata, A.;* Fayzullin, R. R.; Khusnutdinova, J. R.* "Versatile Method of Generating Triboluminescence in Polymer Films Blended with Common Luminophores" ACS Macro Lett. 2022, 11, 1028-1033. DOI 10.1021/acsmacrolett.2c00348.

Govindarajan, R.; Deolka, S.; Khaskin, E.; Fayzullin, R. R.; Pal, S.; Vasylevskyi, S.; Khusnutdinova, J. R.* "H2, B-H, and Si-H bond activation and facile protonolysis driven by Pt-base metal cooperation" Chem. Eur. J. 2022, e202201639. DOI 10.1002/chem.202201639

Karimata, A.;* Khusnutdinova, J. R.* "Photo- and triboluminescent pyridinophane Cu complexes: New organometallic tools for mechanoresponsive materials" Dalton Trans. (invited Frontier article) 2022, 51, 3369-3764 DOI: 10.1039/D1DT04305F. Selected for front cover.

CCCU publication: Deolka, S.; Fayzullin, R. R.; Khaskin, E.* "Bulky PNP Ligands Blocking Metal-Ligand Cooperation Allow for Isolation of Ru(0), and Lead to Catalytically Active Ru Complexes in Acceptorless Alcohol Dehydrogenation" Chem. Eur. J. 2022, 28, e202103778.


Lapointe, S.;+ Pandey, D. K.;+ Gallagher, J. M.; Osborne, J.; Fayzullin, R. R.; Khaskin, E.; Khusnutdinova, J. R.* "Cobalt Complexes of Bulky PNP Ligand: H2 Activation and Catalytic Two-Electron Reactivity in Hydrogenation of Alkenes and Alkynes" (+ indicates equal contribution) Organometallics 2021, 40, 3617-3626

Deolka, S.; Govindarajan, R.; Khaskin, E.; Fayzullin, R. R.; Roy, M. C.; Khusnutdinova, J. R.* "Photoinduced Trifluoromethylation of Arenes and Heteroarenes Catalyzed by High-Valent Nickel Complexes" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 24620-24629.

Rivada-Wheelaghan, O.;+ Deolka, S.;+ Govindarajan, R.; Khaskin, E.; Fayzullin, R. R.; Pal, S.; Khusnutdinova, J. R.* "Construction of Modular Pd/Cu Multimetallic Chains via Ligand- and Anion-Controlled Metal-Metal Interactions" (+ indicates equal contribution) Chem. Commun. 2021, 57, 10206-10209.

He, Y.-T.; Karimata, A.; Gladkovskaya, O.; Khaskin, E.; Fayzullin, R. R.; Sarbajna, A.; Khusnutdinova, J. R.* "C-C Bond Elimination from High-Valent Mn Aryl Complexes" Organometallics 2021, 40, 2320-2331. Invited contribution to a special issue "Organometallic Solutions to Challenges in Cross-Coupling"


Karimata, A.; Patil, P. H.; Fayzullin, R. R.; Khaskin, E.; Lapointe, S.; Khusnutdinova, J R.*  "Triboluminescence of a New Family of CuI-NHC Complexes in Crystalline Solid and in Amorphous Polymer Films" Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 10814-10829.

Rahaman, S. M. W.;+ Pandey, D. K.;+ Rivada-Wheelaghan, O.; Dubey, A.; Fayzullin, R. R.; Khusnutdinova, J. R.* “Hydrogenation of alkenes catalyzed by a non-pincer Mn complex” (+ indicates equal contribution) ChemCatChem 2020, 12, 5912-5918.

Gallardo-Villagrán, M.;+ Rivada-Wheelaghan, O.;+ Rahaman, S. M. W.; Fayzullin, R. R.; Khusnutdinova, J. R.* "Proton-responsive naphthyridinone-based RuII complexes and their reactivity with water and alcohols" (+ indicates equal contribution) Dalton Trans. 2020, 49, 12756-12766.

Rivada-Wheelaghan, O.; Comas-Vives, A.; Fayzullin, R. R.; Lledós, A.*; Khusnutdinova, J. R.* "Dynamic PdII/CuI multimetallic assemblies as molecular models to study metal-metal cooperation in Sonogashira coupling" Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 12168-12179. This article was selected as "Very Important Paper" and featured on the cover.

Deolka, S.; Rivada-Wheelaghan, O.;* Aristizabal, S. L.; Fayzullin, R. R.; Pal, S.; Nozaki, K.; Khaskin, E.; Khusnutdinova, J. R.* "Metal-metal cooperative bond activation by heterobimetallic alkyl, aryl, and acetylide PtII/CuI complexes" Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 5494-5502.

Khaskin, E.* and co-workers (CCCU publication with our PhD student Shubham Deolka) "Catalytic sulfone upgrading reaction with alcohols via Ru(II)" ACS Catal.



Karimata, A.; Patil, P. H.; Khaskin, E.; Lapointe, S.; Fayzullin, R. R.; Stampoulis, P.; Khusnutdinova, J. R.* "Highly sensitive mechano-controlled luminescence in polymer films modified by dynamic CuI-based cross-linkers" Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 50-53. DOI 10.1039/C9CC08354E. Link Featured on the front inside cover of ChemComm. OIST news highlight. Highlighted as Spotlight Research Article on Chem-Station!


Lapointe, S.; Khaskin, E.; Fayzullin, R. R.; Khusnutdinova, J. R.* "Nickel(II) Complexes with Electron-Rich, Sterically-Hindered PNP Pincer Ligands Enable Uncommon Modes of Ligand Dearomatization" Organometallics 2019, 38, 4433-4447. DOI 10.1021/acs.organomet.9b00558. Link

Sarbajna, A.;+ He, Y.-T.;+ Dinh, M. H.; Gladkovskaya, O.; Rahaman, S. M. W.; Karimata, A.; Khaskin, E.; Lapointe, S.; Fayzullin, R. R.; Khusnutdinova, J. R.* "Aryl-X Bond-Forming Reductive Elimination from High-Valent Mn-Aryl Complexes" Organometallics 2019, 38, 4409-4419. DOI 10.1021/acs.organomet.9b00494. Link (+ indicates equal contribution) Featured on the Cover of Nov. 25 issue!

Deolka, S.; Tarannam, N.; Fayzullin, R. R.; Kozuch, S.; Khaskin, E. (CCCU publication) "Unusual rearrangement of modified PNP ligand based Ru complexes relevant to alcohol dehydrogenation catalysis" Chem. Commun. 2019, DOI 10.1039/C9CC06024C.

Dubey, A.; Rahaman, S. M. W.; Fayzullin, R. R.; Khusnutdinova, J. R.* "Transfer hydrogenation of carbonyl groups, imines and N‐heterocycles catalyzed by simple, bipyridine‐based MnI complexes" ChemCatChem 2019, 11, 3844-3852. DOI 10.1002/cctc.201900358. Link Featured on the Cover of ChemCatChem for the Special Issue: Women of Catalysis (click on the cats to see full image). This article was selected as a Highly Important Paper.


Lapointe, S.; Khaskin, E.; Fayzullin, R. R.; Khusnutdinova, J. R.* "Stable Nickel(I) Complexes with New Electron-Rich, Sterically-Hindered, Innocent PNP Pincer Ligands" Organometallics 2019, 38, 1581-1594. DOI 10.1021/acs.organomet.9b00026. Link. Photogallery media coverage

Sarbajna, A.;+ Patil, P. H.;+ Dinh, M. H.; Gladkovskaya, O.; Fayzullin, R. R.; Lapointe, S.; Khaskin, E.; Khusnutdinova, J. R.* "Facile and reversible double dearomatization of pyridines in non-phosphine MnI complexes with N,S-donor pyridinophane ligand" Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 3282-3285 DOI: 10.1039/C9CC00424F  (+ indicates equal contribution) Link



Patil, P. H.; Filonenko, G. A.; Lapointe, S.; Fayzullin, R. R.; Khusnutdinova, J. R.* "Interplay between conformational flexibility and photoluminescent properties of mononuclear pyridinophane copper(I) complexes" Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57, 10009-10027. DOI 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b01181. Link. OIST highlight.

Jankins, T. C.; Fayzullin, R. R.; Khaskin, E. (CCCU publication) "Three component [1+1+1] cyclopropanation with ruthenium(II)" Preprint at ChemRxiv. Organometallics, 2018 DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.8b00361.



Rivada-Wheelaghan, O; Aristizábal, S.L.; López-Serrano, J.; Fayzullin, R. R; Khusnutdinova, J. R.* "Controlled and reversible stepwise growth of copper(I) linear chains enabled via dynamic ligand scaffolds" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 16267-16271. DOI 10.1002/anie.201709167. Link. OIST highlight: "Building Molecular Wires, One Atom at a Time".


Dubey, A.; Nencini, L.; Fayzullin, R. R.; Nervi, C.;* Khusnutdinova, J. R.* "Bio-Inspired Mn(I) Complexes for Hydrogenation of CO2 to Formate and Formamide" ACS Catal. 2017, 7, 3864-3868. DOI 10.1021/acscatal.7b00943. Link to the paper. OIST Highlight: "Recruiting Manganese to Upgrade Carbon Dioxide".

Filonenko, G. A.; Khusnutdinova, J. R.* "Dynamic Phosphorescent Probe for Facile and Reversible Stress Sensing" Adv. Mater. 2017, 29, 1700563. DOI 10.1002/adma.201700563. Link. Highlighted in OIST News.

Filonenko, G. A.; Fayzullin, R. R.; Khusnutdinova, J. R.* "Intramolecular Non-Covalent Interactions as a Strategy Towards Controlled Photoluminescence in Copper(I) Complexes" J. Mater. Chem. C. 2017, 5, 1638-1645. DOI 10.1039/C6TC04989C. Link. Highlighted in OIST News.


Dubey, A.; Khaskin, E. (CCC Unit publication) “Catalytic Ester Metathesis Reaction and Its Application to Transfer Hydrogenation of Esters” ACS Catal. 2016, 6, 3998–4002. Link


Khusnutdinova, J. R.; Milstein, D.* “Metal-Ligand Cooperation” (invited review article) Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 12236-12273. DOI 10.1002/anie.201503873. Link

Prior to coming to OIST:

1.  Ruhs, N. P.; Khusnutdinova, J. R.; Rath, N. P.; Mirica, L. M. “Mononuclear Organometallic Pd(II), Pd(III), and Pd(IV) Complexes Stabilized by a Pyridinophane Ligand with a C-Donor Group” Organometallics 2019,  38, 3834-3843.
2.  Gellrich, U;+ Khusnutdinova, J. R.;+ Leitus, G.M.; Milstein, D. “Mechanistic Investigations of the Catalytic Formation of
     Lactams from Amines and Water with Liberation of H2J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015,  137, 4851-4859. (+ indicates equal contribution)
3.  ​Khusnutdinova, J. R., Garg, J. A., Milstein, D. “Combining Low-Pressure CO2 Capture and Hydrogenation To Form
     Methanol” ACS Catalysis 2015, 5, 2416-2422.
4.  Khusnutdinova, J. R., Ben-David, Y., Milstein, D. “Oxidant-Free Conversion of Cyclic Amines to Lactams and H2 Using
     Water As the Oxygen Atom Source” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 2998-3001.
5.  Qu, F.; Khusnutdinova, J. R.; Rath, N. P.; Mirica, L. M. “Dioxygen activation by an organometallic Pd(II) precursor:
     formation of a Pd(IV)–OH complex and its C–O bond formation reactivity” Chem. Comm. 2014, 50, 3036-3039.
6.  Khusnutdinova, J. R., Ben-David, Y., Milstein, D. “Direct Deamination of Primary Amines by Water to Produce Alcohols”
     Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 6269-6272.
7.  Khusnutdinova, J. R., Luo, J., Rath, N. P., Mirica, L. M. “Late First-Row Transition Metal Complexes of a Tetradentate
     Pyridinophane Ligand: Electronic Properties and Reactivity Implications” Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 3920-3932.
8.  Mirica L. M.; Khusnutdinova, J. R. “Structure and Electronic Properties of Pd(III) Complexes” Coord. Chem. Rev. 2013,
     257, 299-314.
9.  Tang, F.; Qu, F.; Khusnutdinova, J. R.; Rath, N. P.; Mirica, L. M. “Structure and Reactivity Comparison of Analogous
     Organometallic Pd(III) and Pd(IV) Complexes” Dalton Trans. 2012, 14046-14050.
10.  Khusnutdinova, J. K.; Qu, F.; Zhang., Y.; Rath, N. P.; Mirica, L. M. “Formation of the Pd(IV) Complex
     [(Me3tacn)PdIVMe3]+ through Aerobic Oxidation of (Me3tacn)PdIIMe2 (Me3tacn = N,N’,N’’-trimethyl-1,4,7-
      triazacyclononane)” Organometallics, 2012, 31, 4627-4630. Selected for a cover of Organometallics 31(13).
11. Khusnutdinova, J. K.; Rath, N. P.; Mirica L. M. “The Aerobic Oxidation of a Pd(II) Dimethyl Complex Leads to Selective
      Ethane Elimination from a Pd(III) Intermediate” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 2414-2422.
12. Luo, J., Khusnutdinova J. R., Rath N., Mirica L. M. “Unsupported d8-d8 Interactions in Cationic PdII and PtII Complexes:
      Evidence for a Significant Metal-Metal Bonding Character” Chem. Comm., Emerging Investigators issue 2012, 48,
13. Khusnutdinova, J. R.; Newman, L. L.; Vedernikov, A. N.  “Selective and Efficient Oxidation of Ethylene to Ethylene
      Glycol Acetates with H2O2 Catalyzed by Pd(OAc)2 – Di(2-pyridiyl)ketone – Di(2-pyridyl)methanesulfonate System”
      J. Organomet. Chem. Special Issue on “Small Molecule Activation and Catalysis Invoking Metal-Carbon Multiple Bonds”
2011, 696, 3998-4006. 
14. Khusnutdinova, J. R.; Rath, N. P.; Mirica, L. M.  “Dinuclear Pd(III) Complexes with a Single Unsupported Bridging
      Halide Ligand: Reversible Formation from Mononuclear Pd(II) or Pd(IV) Precursors” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011,
      50, 5532-5536.
15. Khusnutdinova, J. R.; Zavalij, P. Y.; Vedernikov, A. N.  “Allylic C–H Deprotonation of Olefins with PtII(OH) to Form
      η3-Allyl PtII Complexes in Water and Aprotic Organic Solvents” Organometallics  2011, 30, 3392-3399. 
16. Khusnutdinova, J. R.; Maiorana, A. S.; Zavalij, P. Y.; Vedernikov, A. N.  “Stoichiometric Aerobic Aminohydroxylation of
      Ethylene Mediated by Dpms-Platinum Complexes (Dpms = Di(2-pyridyl)methanesulfonate)” Inorg. Chim. Acta, Special
      Issue dedicated to Prof. R. G. Bergman 2011, 369, 274-283. 
17. Khusnutdinova, J. R.; Rath, N. P.; Mirica, L. M.  “Stable Mononuclear Organometallic Pd(III) Complexes and Their C-C
      Bond Formation Reactivity” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 7303-7305. Highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News 2010,
      May 24, 9. 
18. Khusnutdinova, J. R.; Zavalij, P. Y.; Vedernikov, A. N.  “Study of Aerobic Oxidation of Phenyl PtII Complexes
      (dpms)PtIIPh(L) (dpms = di(2-pyridyl)methanesulfonate; L = Water, Methanol, Aniline)” Can. J. Chem., Special issue
      dedicated to Prof. R. J. Puddephatt 2009, 87, 110-120. 
19. Khusnutdinova, J. R.; Newman, L. L.; Zavalij, P. Y.; Lam, Y.-F.; Vedernikov, A. N. “Direct C(sp3)-O Reductive
      Elimination of Olefin Oxides from PtIV-Oxetanes Prepared by Aerobic Oxidation of PtII Olefin Derivatives (Olefin =
      cis-Cyclooctene, Norbornene)”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 2174-2175. 
20. Khusnutdinova, J. R.; Zavalij, P. Y.; Vedernikov, A. N.  “The C-O Coupling of LPtIVMe(OH)X Complexes in Water
      (X = 18OH, OH, OMe; L = di(2-pyridyl)methane sulfonate).” Organometallics, 2007, 26, 3466-3483. 
21. Khusnutdinova, J. R.; Zavalij, P. Y.; Vedernikov, A. N. “Facile Aerobic Oxidation of dpms-Platinum(II) Ethylene
      Complexes (dpms = di(2-pyridyl)methanesulfonate).“  Organometallics 2007, 26, 2402-2413. 
22. Vedernikov, A. N.; Binfield, S. A.; Zavalij, P. Y.; Khusnutdinova, J. R.  Stoichiometric Aerobic PtII-Me Bond Cleavage
      in Aqueous Solutions to Produce Methanol and a PtII(OH) Complex.”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 82-83. 
23. Zazybin, A.; Osipova, O.; Khusnutdinova, U.; Aristov, I.; Solomonov, B.; Sokolov, F.; Babashkina, M.; Zabirov, N.
      “Addition of Tetrachloromethane to Alkenes Catalyzed by Copper(I) Complexes with N-thioacylamidothiophosphate
      Ligands.” J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem. 2006, 253, 234-238. 
24. Zazybin, A. G.; Khusnutdinova, Yu. R.; Osipova, O. L.; Solomonov, B. N. “Addition of Tetrachloromethane to Alkenes,
      Catalyzed by Pt(II) Complexes.” Rus. J. Gen. Chem. 2005, 75, 734-738.  
25. Zazybin, A. G.; Khusnutdinova, Yu. R.; Solomonov, B. N.  “Catalytic Activity of Pt(II) Complexes in Addition of
      Tetrachloromethane to Alkenes.” Rus. J. Gen. Chem. 2004, 74, 467-468.  

Book Chapter

  • Khusnutdinova, J. R.; Mirica, L. M. “Organometallic Pd(III) Complexes in C-C and C-heteroatom Bond Formation Reactions”, invited book chapter in “C-H and C-X Bond Functionalization: Transition Metal Mediation”, Ribas, X., Ed.; RSC Publishing, 2013.