Office Phone: 457-6543
Lab Phone: 457-6730
Organometallic synthesis and catalysis: cross-coupling reactions, C-H and C-X activation, alcohol oxidation.
General chemistry and inorganic chemistry
Current Group Members:
Former Group Members:
Jenifer Jackson (B.Sc. Adv Major, 2009): Dartmouth General Hospital Blood Lab
Jake Yorke (B.Sc. Honours, 2008): the first Rhodes Scholar at MSVU,
Ph.D. candidate at Oxford University
Catlin Dent: Dalhousie School of Health Sciences
Mariza Voges (B.Sc. Adv Major, 2007): Memorial University Medical School
Sarah Beaton (B.Sc. Adv Major, 2006): Dalhousie University School of Pharmacy
Karina Carneiro (B.Sc. Honours, 2006): graduate student at McGill University
Stacy MacDonald (B.Sc. Adv Major, 2006): graduate student at Dalhousie University
Lesek Webber (B.Sc. Adv Major, 2005): employed at Ocean Nutrition
VAC OMNI-Lab Glovebox Workstation
Agilent 6890 GC
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Canada Foundation for Innovation
Selected Recent Publications:
J. Sanford, C. Dent, J.D. Masuda, and A. Xia, “Synthesis, Characterization, and Application of Pince-type Nickel Iminophosphinite Complexes,” Polyhedron, 30, 1091-1094 (2011).
E. Cook, J.D. Masuda, and A. Xia, “Synthesis, Characterization, and Application of Palladium Complexes Containing 8-Quinolylphosphinite Ligands,” Canadian Journal of Chemistry, 88(2), 99-103 (2010).
J. Yorke, J. Sanford, A. Decken, and A. Xia, “Iminophosphinite Pincer Palladium Complexes,” Inorganica Chimica Acta, 363, 961-966 (2010).
J. Yorke, C. Dent, A. Decken, and A. Xia, “Synthesis, Characterization, and Application of Novel Di-2-pyridyl Imines,” Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 13, 54-57 (2010).
Jenifer Jackson and Aibing Xia, “Novel Bulky Pyrazolylphosphine Ligands for the Suzuki Coupling of Aryl Chlorides,” Tetrahedron Letters, 50, 7217-7219 (2009).
J. Yorke, S. Beaton, H. Jenkins, and A. Xia, “Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Novel Iminophosphinites,” Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon and the Related Elements, 183(2-3), 652-656 (2008).
J. Yorke, L. Wan, A. Xia, and W. Zheng, “Catalytic Applications of Diazaphospholide-Based Ruthenium Complexes in Heck Reaction,” Tetrahedron Letters, 48(50), 8843-8845 (2007).
A. Xia, C. Seward, M. Voges, “Synthesis and Characterization of 1-(3,5-di-tert-butyl)pyrazolyldiphenylphosphine and Its Gold(I) Complex,” Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 10, 1339-1441 (2007).
H. M. El-Kaderi, A. Xia, M. J. Heeg, C. H. Winter, “Factors that influence p-versus h2-Coordination of b-Diketiminato Ligands in Magnesium Complexes,” Organometallics, 23 (14), 3488-3495 (2004).
A. Xia, J.E. Knox, M. J. Heeg, H.B. Schlegel, and C. H. Winter, “Synthesis, Structure, and Properties of Magnesocene Amine Adducts. Structural Distortions Arising from N-H× × × C5H5-, Hydrogen Bonding and Molecular Orbital Calculations Thereof,” Organometallics, 22, 4060-4069 (2003).
A. Xia, H. El-Kadri, M. J. Heeg, and C. H. Winter, “Synthesis, Structure, and Properties of Magnesium Complexes Containing Cyclopentadienyl and Amidinate Ligand Sets,” Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 682(1-2), 224-232 (2003).
A. Xia, M. J. Heeg, and C. H. Winter, “Dimeric and Tetrameric Magnesium Acetylide Complexes. Unique Diorganomagnesium Aggregates and Structural Analogy with Organolithium Aggregates,” Organometallics, 22(9), 1793-1795 (2003).
A. Xia, M. J. Heeg, and C. H. Winter, “Synthesis and Characterization of Cyclopentadienyl Thiolato Complexes of Magnesium,” Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 669(1-2), 37-43 (2003).
A. Xia, M. J. Heeg, and C. H. Winter, “Synthesis, Structure, and Properties of Magnesium Complexes Containing Mixed Cyclopentadienyl and Amido Ligand Sets,” Organometallics, 21(22), 4718-4725 (2002).
A. Xia, M. J. Heeg, and C. H. Winter, “Intramolecular and Intermolecular N-H…C5H5- Hydrogen Bonding in Magnesocene Adducts of Primary Amines. Implications for Chemical Vapor Deposition Using Cyclopentadienyl Sources Compounds,” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 124(38), 11264-11265 (2002).
A. Xia and P. R. Sharp, “Diphosphazane Supported Platinum(II) Triflate, Amine, and Amido Complexes,” Polyhedron, 21, 1305-1310 (2002).
A. Xia, and P. R. Sharp, “Platinum(II) Hydrazido Complexes,” Inorganic Chemistry, 40(16), 4016-4021 (2001).
A. Xia, J. P. Selegue, A. Carrillo, and C. P. Brock, “Stereochemical Inversion of a Coordinated, Curved Hydrocarbon: Syntheses and Structures of exo- and endo-[Ru(h6-fluoradene)(h5-C5Me5)][CF3SO3],” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 122(16), 3973-3974 (2000).
A. Xia, A. J. James, and P. R. Sharp, “Gold(I)-Mediated Rearrangement of 1,2-Diphenylhydrazine to Semidines,” Organometallics, 18(3), 451-453 (1999).