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  1. Steiger, A.K.; Marcatti, M.; Szczesny, B.; Pluth, M.D. “Inhibition of Mitochondrial Bioenergetics by Esterase-Triggered COS/H2S Donors” ACS Chem. Biol. 2017, 12(8),  2117-2123. [10.1021/acschembio.7b00279]
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  2. Steiger, A.K.; Zhao, Y.; Pluth, M.D. “Emerging Roles of Carbonyl Sulfide (COS) in Chemical Biology: Sulfide Transporter or Gasotransmitter?” Antioxid. Redox Signal. 2017 ASAP Article. [10.1089/ars.2017.7119]
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  3. Hartle, M.D.; Tillotson, M.R.; Prell, J.S.; Pluth, M.D. “Spectroscopic Investigation of the Reaction of Metallo-protoporphyrins with Hydrogen Sulfide.” J. Inorg. Biochem. 2017, 173, 152-157. [10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2017.04.021]
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  4. Cerda, M.M.; Hammer, M.D.; Earp, M.S.; Zakharov, L.N.; Pluth, M.D. “Applications of Synthetic Organic Tetrasulfides as H2S Donors.” Org. Lett. 2017, 19(9), 2314-2317. [10.1021/acs.orglett.7b00858]TOC Figure
  5. Zhao, Y.; Bolton, S.G.; Pluth, M.D. “Light-Activated COS/H2S Donation from Photocaged Thiocarbamates.Org. Lett. 2017, 19(9), 2278-2281. [acs.orglett.7b00808]TOC Figure
  6. Steiger, A.K.; Yang, Y.; Royzen, M.; Pluth, M.D. “Bio-orthogonal “Click-and-Release” Donation of Caged Carbonyl Sulfide (COS) and Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S).” Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 1378-1380. [10.1039/C6CC09547J]
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  7. Seidenkranz, D.T.; McGrath, J.M.; Zakharov, L.N.; Pluth, M.D. “Supramolecular Bidentate Phosphine Ligand Scaffolds from Deconstructed Hamilton Receptors.” Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 561-564. [10.1039/C6CC09198A]
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  8. Bailey, T.S.; Henthorn, H.A.; Pluth, M.D. “The Intersection of NO and H2S: Persulfides Generate NO from Nitrite through Polysulfide Formation.” Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55(24), 12618-12625. [10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b01660]
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  9. Zhao, Y.; Pluth, M.D. “Hydrogen Sulfide Donors Activated by Reactive Oxygen Species.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55(47) 14638-14642. [10.1002/anie.201608052]
    – Highlighted by [AroundTheO], [], [ScienceBlog], [EurekaAlert!], [ChemEurope] [Parkinson’s News Today]
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  10. Hartle, M.D.; Hansen, R.J.; Tresca, B.W.; Prakel, S.S.; Zakharov, L.N.; Haley, M.M.; Pluth, M.D.; Johnson, D.W. “A Synthetic Supramolecular Receptor for the Hydrosulfide Anion.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55(38), 11480-11484. [10.1002/anie.201605757]TOC Figure
  11. Steiger, A.K.; Pardue, S.; Kevil, C.G.; Pluth, M.D. “Self-Immolative Thiocarbamates Provide Access to Triggered H2S Donors and Analyte Replacement Fluorescent Probes.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 7256-7259. [10.1021/jacs.6b03780]
    – Highlighted by [AroundTheO], [], [ScienceBlog], [EurekaAlert!], [ChemEurope], [Parkinson’s News Today]
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  12. Hartle, M.D.; Delgado, M.; Gilbertson, J.D.; Pluth, M.D. “Stabilization of a Zn(II) Hydrosulfido Complex Utilizing a Hydrogen-Bond Accepting Ligand.” Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 7680-7682. [10.1039/C6CC01373B]
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  13. Montoya, L.A.; Pluth, M.D. “Organelle-Targeted H2S Probes Enable Visualization of the Subcellular Distribution of H2S Donors.” Anal. Chem. 2016, 88(11), 5769-5774. [10.1021/acs.analchem.6b00087]
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  14. Hartle, M.D.; Pluth, M.D. “A Practical Guide to Working with H2S at the Interface of Chemistry and Biology.” Chem. Soc. Rev. 2016, 45, 6108-6117. [10.1039/C6CS00212A]
    – Cover article
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  15. Hartle, M.D.; Prell, J.S.; Pluth, M.D. “Spectroscopic Investigations into the Binding of Hydrogen Sulfide to Synthetic Picket-Fence Porphyrins.” Dalton Trans. 2016, 45, 4843-4853. [10.1039/C5DT04563K]
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  16. Hammers, M.D.; Singh, L.; Montoya, L.A.; Moghaddam, A.D.; Pluth, M.D. “Synthesis of Amino-ADT Provides Access to Hydrolytically-Stable Amide-Coupled Hydrogen Sulfide-Releasing Drug Targets.” Synlett. 2016, 27(9), 1349-1353. [10.1055/s-0035-1560603]
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  17. Yang, G.; Sener, A.; Ji, Y.; Pei, Y.; Pluth, M.D. “Gasotransmitters in Biology and Medicine: Molecular Mechanisms and Drug Targets.” Oxid. Med. Cell. Longev. 2016, 2016, 4627308. [10.1155/2016/4627308]
  18. Henthorn, H.A.; Pluth, M.D. “Mechanistic Insights into the H2S-Mediated Reduction of Aryl Azides Commonly used in H2S Detection.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137(48), 15330-15336. [10.1021/jacs.5b10675]
    – JACS Spotlight Article
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  19. Hartle, M.D.; Meininger, D.J.; Zakharov, L.N.; Tonzetich, Z.J.; Pluth, M.D. “NBu4SH Provides a Convenient Source of HSSoluble in Organic Solution for H2S and Anion-Binding Research.” Dalton. Trans. 2015, 44, 19782-19785. [10.1039/C5DT03355A]
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  20. Pluth, M.D.; Bailey, T.S.; Hammers, M.D.; Hartle, M.D.; Henthorn, H.A.; Steiger, A.K. “Natural Products Containing Hydrogen Sulfide Releasing Moieties.” Synlett 2015, 26(19), 2633-2643. [10.1055/s-0035-1560638]
    – Second most downloaded Synlett paper, Dec. 2015.
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  21. Bailey, T.S.; Pluth, M.D. “Reactions of Isolated Persulfides Provide Insights into the Interplay Between H2S and Persulfide Reactivity.” Free Radic. Biol. Med. 2015, 89, 662-667. [10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2015.08.017]
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  22. Sommer, S.K.; Henle, E.A.; Zakharov, L.N.; Pluth, M.D. “Selection for a Single Self-Assembled Macrocycle from a Hybrid Metal-Ligand Hydrogen-Bonded (MLHB) Ligand Subunit” Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54(14), 6910–6916. [10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b00857]
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  23. Hammers, M.D.; Taormina, M.J.; Cerda, M.M.; Montoya, L.A.; Seidenkranz, D.T.; Parthasarathy, R.; Pluth, M.D. “A Bright Fluorescent Probe for H2S Enables Analyte-Responsive, 3D Imaging in Live Zebrafish Using Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137(32), 10216-10223. [10.1021/jacs.5b04196]
    – JACS Spotlight Article
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  24. Sonke, E.; Verrydt, M.; Postenka, C.O.; Pardhan, S.; Willie, C.J.; Mazzola, C.R.; Hammers, M.D.; Pluth, M.D.; Lobb, I.; Power, N.E.; Chambers, A.F.; Leong, H.S.; Sener, A. “Inhibition of endogenous hydrogen sulfide production in clear-cell renal cell carcinoma cell lines and xenografts restricts their growth, survival and angiogenic potential.” Nitric Oxide 2015, 49(15), 26-39. [10.1016/j.niox.2015.06.001]
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  25. Pluth, M.D.; Boettcher, S.W.; Nazin, G.V.; Greenaway, A.L.; Hartle, M.D. “Collaboration and Near-Peer Mentoring as a Platform for Sustainable Science Education Outreach.” J. Chem. Educ. 2015, 92(4), 625–630. [10.1021/ed500377m]
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  26. Sommer, S.K.; Zakharov, L.N.; Pluth, M.D. “Design, Synthesis, and Characterization of Hybrid MetalLigand Hydrogen-Bonded (MLHB) Supramolecular Architectures.” Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54(4), 1912–1918. [10.1021/ic502802f]
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  27. Bailey, T.S.; Pluth, M.D. “Chemiluminescent Detection of Enzymatically Produced H2S.” Methods Enzymol. 2015, 554, 81-99. [10.1016/bs.mie.2014.11.012]
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  28. Bailey, T.S.; Donor, M.T.; Naughton, S.P.; Pluth, M.D. “A Simple Bioluminescent Method for Measuring D-Amino Acid Oxidase Activity.” Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 5425-5428. [10.1039/c4cc08145e]
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  29. Montoya, L.A.; Shen, X.; McDermott, J.J.; Kevil, C.G.; Pluth, M.D. “Mechanistic Investigations Reveal that Dibromobimane Extrudes Sulfur from Biological Sulfhydryl Sources other than Hydrogen Sulfide.” Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 294-300. [10.1039/c4sc01875c]
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  30. McGrath, J.M.; Pluth, M.D. “Linear Free Energy Relationships Reveal Structural Changes in Hydrogen-Bonded HostGuest Interactions.” J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79(23), 11797-11801. [10.1021/jo502325w]
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  31. Bailey, T.S.; Zakharov, L.N.; Pluth, M.D. “Understanding Hydrogen Sulfide Storage: Probing Conditions for Sulfide Release from Hydrodisulfides” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136(30), 10573-10576. [10.1021/ja505371z]
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  32. Hammers, M.D.; Pluth, M.D. “Ratiometric Measurement of Hydrogen Sulfide and Cysteine/Homocysteine Ratios Using a Dual-Fluorophore Fragmentation Strategy” Anal. Chem. 2014, 86(14), 7135–7140.
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  33. Montoya, L.A.; Pluth, M.D. “Hydrogen Sulfide Deactivates Common Nitrobenzofurazan-Based Fluorescent Thiol Labeling Reagents.” Anal. Chem. 2014, 86(12), 6032-6039. [10.1021/ac501193r]
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  34. Hartle, M.D.; Sommer, S.K.; Dietrich, S.R.; Pluth, M.D. “Chemically Reversible Reactions of Hydrogen Sulfide with Metal Phthalocyanines” Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53(15), 7800-7802. [10.1021/ic500664c]
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  35. McGrath, J.M.; Pluth, M.D. “Understanding the Effects of Pre-Organization, Rigidity, and Steric Interactions in Synthetic Barbiturate Receptors” J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79(2), 711-719. [10.1021/jo402500a]
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  36. Bailey, T.S.; Pluth, M.D. “Chemiluminescent Detection of Enzymatically-Produced Hydrogen Sulfide: Substrate Hydrogen Bonding Influences Selectivity for H2S over Biological Thiols” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135(44), 16697-16704. [10.1021/ja408909h]
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  37. Pluth, M.D.; Bailey, T.S.; Hammers, M.D.; Montoya, L.A. “Chemical Tools for Studying Biological Hydrogen Sulfide” in Biochalcogen Chemistry: The Biological Chemistry of Sulfur, Selenium, and Tellurium; 2013, 15-32. [pdf]
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  38. Montoya, L.A.; Pearce, T.F.; Hansen, R.J.; Zakharov, L.N.; Pluth, M.D. “Development of Selective Colorimetric Probes for Hydrogen Sulfide Based on Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution” J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78(13), 6550-6557. [10.1021/jo4008095]
    – Highlighted by UO Research
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  39. Montoya, L.A.; Pluth, M.D. “Selective Turn-On Fluorescent Probes for Imaging Hydrogen Sulfide in Living Cells” Chem. Commun. 2012, 48(39), 4767-4769. [10.1039/c2cc30730h]
    – One of the top 10 cited papers from Chem. Commun. in 2012
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  2. Carnes, M.E.; Collins, M.S.; Lindquist, N.R.; Guzman-Percastegui, E.; Pluth, M.D.; Johnson, D.W. “Chloride-catalyzed, multicomponent self-assembly of arsenic thiolates” Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 73-75. [10.1039/c3cc47093h]
  3. Ghosh, M.; van den Akker, N.M.S.; Wijnands, K.A.P; Poeze, M.; Weber, C.; McQuade, L.E.; Pluth, M.D; Lippard, S.J; Post, M.J.; Molin, D.G.M; van Zandvoort, M.A.M.J. “Specific visualization of nitric oxide in the vasculature with two-photon microscopy using a copper based fluorescent probe” PLoS One 2013, 8(9), e75331. [10.1371/journal.pone.0075331]
  4. Pluth, M.D.; Lippard, S.J. “Reversible Binding of Nitric Oxide to an Fe(III) Complex of a Tetra-amido Macrocycle” Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 11981-11983. [10.1039/c2cc37221e]
  5. Sartoretto, J.L.; Kalwa, H.; Shiroto, T.; Sartoretto, S.M.; Pluth, M.D.; Lippard, S.J.; Michel, T. “Role of Ca2+ in the Control of H2O2-Modulated Phosphorylation Pathways Leading to eNOS Activation in Cardiac Myocytes” PLoS One 2012, 7(9), e44627. [10.1371/journal.pone.0044627]
  6. Sartoretto, J.L.; Kalwa, H.; Pluth, M.D.; Lippard, S.J.; Michel, T. “Hydrogen peroxide differentially modulates cardiac myocyte nitric oxide synthesis” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2011, 108(38), 15792-15797. [10.1073/pnas.1111331108]
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  8. Pluth, M.D.; Tomat, E.; Lippard, S.J. “Biochemistry of Mobile Zinc and Nitric Oxide Revealed by Fluorescent Sensors” Annu. Rev. Biochem. 2011, 80, 333-355. [10.1146/annurev-biochem-061009-091643]
  9. McQuade, L.E.; Pluth, M.D.; Lippard, S.J. “Mechanism of Nitric Oxide Reactivity and Fluorescence Enhancement of the NO-Specific Probe, CuFL1” Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49(17), 8025-8033. [10.1021/ic101054u]
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  11. Pluth, M.D.; McQuade, L.E.; Lippard, S.J. “Cell-Trappable Fluorescent Probes for Nitric Oxide Visualization in Living Cells” Org. Lett. 2010, 12(10), 2318-2321. [10.1021/ol1006289]
  12. Sgarlata, C.; Mugridge, J.S.; Pluth, M.D.; Tiedemann, B.E.F.; Zito, V.; Arena, G.; Raymond, K.N. “External and Internal Guest Binding of a Highly Charged Supramolecular Host in Water: Deconvoluting the Very Different Thermodynamics” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132(3), 1005-1009. [10.1021/ja9056739]
  13. Pluth, M.D.; Bergman, R.G.; Raymond, K.N. “Proton Mediated Chemistry and Catalysis in a Self-Assembled Supramolecular Host” Acc. Chem. Res. 2009, 42(10), 1650-1659. [10.1021/ar900118t]
  14. Pluth, M.D.; Fiedler, D.; Mugridge, J.S.; Bergman, R.G.; Raymond, K.N. “Encapsulation and Characterization of Proton-Bound Amine Homodimers in a Water Soluble, Self-Assembled Supramolecular Host” Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 2009, 106, 10438-10443. [10.1073/pnas.0809806106]
  15. Pluth, M.D.; Bergman, R.G.; Raymond, K.N. “The Acid Hydrolysis Mechanism of Acetals Catalyzed by a Supramolecular Assembly in Basic Solution” J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74(1), 58-63. [10.1021/jo802131v]
    – Selected by journal as Featured Article
  16. Pluth, M.D.; Johnson, D.W.; Szigethy, G.; Davis, A.V.; Teat, S.J.; Oliver, A.G.; Bergman, R.G.; Raymond, K.N. “Structural Consequences of Anionic Host–Cationic Guest Interactions in a Supramolecular Assembly” Inorg. Chem. 2009, 48(1), 111-120. [10.1021/ic8012848]
  17. Pluth, M.D.; Bergman, R.G.; Raymond, K.N. “Supramolecular Catalysis of Orthoformate Hydrolysis in Basic Solution: An Enzyme-Like Mechanism” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130(34), 11423-11429. [10.1021/ja802839v]
  18. Pluth, M.D.; Bergman, R.G.; Raymond, K.N. “Acceleration of Amide Bond Rotation by Encapsulation in the Hydrophobic Interior of a Water-Soluble Supramolecular Assembly” J. Org. Chem. 2008, 73(18), 7132-7136. [10.1021/jo800991g]
  19. Hastings, C.J.; Pluth, M.D.; Biros, S.M.; Bergman, R.G.; Raymond, K.N. “Simultaneously Bound Guests and Chiral Recognition: A Chiral Self-Assembled Supramolecular Host Encapsulates Hydrophobic Guests” Tetrahedron 2008, 64(36), 8362-8367. [10.1016/j.tet.2008.05.131]
  20. Pluth, M.D.; Bergman, R.G.; Raymond, K.N. “Encapsulation of Protonated Diamines in a Water-Soluble Chiral Supramolecular Assembly Allows for Measurement of Hydrogen-Bond Breaking Followed by Nitrogen Inversion/Rotation (NIR)” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 30(20), 6362-6366. [10.1021/ja076691h]
  21. Pluth, M.D.; Tiedemann, B.E.F.; van Halbeek, H.; Nunlist, R.; Raymond, K.N. “Diffusion of a Highly-Charged Supramolecular Assembly: Direct Observation of Ion-Association in Water” Inorg. Chem. 2008, 47(5), 1411-1413. [10.1021/ic7020885]
  22. Pluth, M.D.; Bergman, R.G.; Raymond, K.N. “Selective Organic and Organometallic Reactions in Water-Soluble Host-Guest Supramolecular Systems” The Nucleus 2008, 8, 10-17, 20-21. [pdf]
  23. Pluth, M.D.; Bergman, R.G.; Raymond, K.N. “Selective Stoichiometric and Catalytic Reactivity in the Confines of a Chiral Supramolecular Assembly” in Supramolecular Catalysis; van Leeuwen, P. W. N. M, Ed.; Wiley-VCH Germany, 2008, pp 165-197. [10.1002/9783527621781.ch7]
  24. Pluth, M.D.; Bergman, R.G.; Raymond, K.N. “Catalytic Deprotection of Acetals in Basic Solution Using a Self-Assembled Supramolecular ‘Nanozyme'” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 119(45), 8741-8743. [10.1002/anie.200703371]
    – Selected by journal as VIP (Very Important Paper) article
    – Highlighted at, March 31, 2008
  25. Nolin, K.A.; Krumper, J.R.; Pluth, M.D.; Bergman, R.G.; Toste, F.D. “Analysis of an Unprecedented Mechanism for the Catalytic Hydrosilylation of Carbonyl Compounds” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129(47), 14684-14696. [10.1021/ja074477n]
  26. Pluth, M.D.; Bergman, R.G.; Raymond, K.N. “Making Amines Strong Bases: Thermodynamic Stabilization of Protonated Guests in a Highly-Charged Supramolecular Host” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129(37), 11459-11467. [10.1021/ja072654e]
  27. Pluth, M.D.; Bergman, R.G.; Raymond, K.N. “Acid Catalysis in Basic Solution: A Supramolecular Host Promotes Orthoformate Hydrolysis” Science 2007, 316(5821), 85-88. [10.1126/science.1138748]
    – Subject of Chemical & Engineering News concentrate: 2007, 85(15), 36.
  28. Pluth, M.D.; Raymond, K.N. “Reversible Guest Exchange Mechanisms in Supramolecular Host-Guest Assemblies” Chem. Soc. Rev. 2007, 36(2), 161-171. [10.1039/b603168b]
  29. Seitz, M.; Pluth, M.D.; Raymond, K.N. “1,2-HOIQO – A Highly Versatile 1,2-HOPO Analog” Inorg. Chem. 2007, 46(2), 351-353. [10.1021/ic0614869]
  30. Davenport, T.C.; Gleason, A.E.; Liska, P.J.; Mugridge, J.S.; Pluth, M.D. “N,N’-(Pyrene-1,8-diyl)bis(2,3-dimethoxybenzaldehyde)” Acta Cryst. E. 2007, E63(8), 3621-3622. [10.1107/s1600536807035751]
  31. Breno, K.L.; Ahmed, T.J.; Pluth, M.D.; Balzarek, C.; Tyler, D.R. “Organometallic Chemistry in Aqueous Solution: Reactions Catalyzed by Water-Soluble Molybdocenes” Coord. Chem. Rev. 2006, 250(9-10), 1141-1151. [10.1016/j.ccr.2005.12.001]
  32. Demoin, D.W.; Pluth, M.; Soo, H.S.; Xu, Y. “Dimethoxyphosphinoyl Phenyl Ketone p-Tolylsulfonylhydrazone” Acta Cryst. E.2006, E62(8), 3551-3552. [10.1107/s1600536806025451]
  33. Pluth, M.D.; Bergman, R.G.; Raymond, K.N. “Encapsulation of Cationic Organometallic Guests by a Chiral Self-Assembled Supramolecular Cage: Enantioselective Binding, Dynamic Resolution, and Selective C-H Bond Activation” Chemtracts 2004, 17, 515-522. [link]
  34. Breno, K.L.; Pluth, M.D.; Landorf, C.W.; Tyler, D.R. “Aqueous Phase Organometallic Catalysis Using (MeCp)2Mo(OH)(H2O)+Intramolecular Attack of Hydroxide on Organic Substrates” Organometallics 2004, 23(8), 1738-1746. [10.1021/om0342558]
  35. Breno, K.L.; Pluth, M.D.; Tyler, D.R. “Organometallic Chemistry in Aqueous Solution. Hydration of Nitriles to Amides Catalyzed by a Water-Soluble Molybdocene, (MeCp)2Mo(OH)(H2O)+Organometallics 2003, 22(6), 1203-1211. [10.1021/om020845e]