Bierenstiel, M. “The ‘Universal’ Method of Teaching The Periodic Table of The Elements – A Conceptual Approach” AAU Teaching Showcase 2011, 15, 15-21. (peer-reviewed)

Bierenstiel, M.; Muthukumar, H. US Patent and Canada Patent filed about antibiotic properties of metal complexes with N,S-ligands, May 2014.


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13. Cross, E. D.; MacDonald, K. L.; McDonald, R.; Bierenstiel, M. “A trinuclear palladium(II) complex containing N,S-coordinating 2-(benzyl­sulfanyl)anilinide and 1,3-benzothiazole-2-thiolate ligands with a central square-planar PdN4 motif” Acta Cryst.2014, C70, 23-27.

12. Acosta-Ramirez, J. A.; Cross, E. D.; McDonald, R.; Bierenstiel, M. “Binuclear ruthenium η6-arene complexes with tetradentate N,S-ligands containing the ortho-aminothiophenol motif” Dalton Trans., 2014, 14, 3104-3113.

11. Acosta-Ramirez, J. A.; Larade, M. C.; Lloy, S. M.; Cross, E. C.; McLellan, B. M.; Martell, J. M.; McDonald, R.; Bierenstiel, M. " DFT and Experimental Study of the Structure and Vibrational Spectra of 2-(benzylthio)-N-{pyridinylmethylidene}anilines" J. Mol. Struct. 2013, 1034, 29-37.

10. Bierenstiel, M.; Cross, E. D. “Sulfur Functionalized N-Heterocyclic Carbenes and their Transition Metal Complexes” Coord. Chem. Rev.2011, 255, 374-390.
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9. Cross, E. D.; Shehzad, U. A.; Lloy, S. M.; Brown, A. R. C.; Mercer, T. D.; Foster, D. R.; McLellan, B. L.; Murray, A. R.; English, M. A.; Bierenstiel, M. “Versatile Donor Functionalized N,S-Compounds Containing the ortho-Aminothiophenol Motif: Efficient Synthesis, Characterization and Properties” Synthesis 2011, 303-317.

8. Hounjet, L. J.; Bierenstiel, M.; Ferguson, M. J.; McDonald, R.; Cowie, M. “Coordinatively Diverse ortho-Phosphinoaniline Complexes of Ruthenium and Isolation of a Putative Intermediate in Ketone Transfer Hydrogenation Catalysis” Inorg. Chem., 2010, 49, 4288–4300.

7. Samant, R. G.; Trepanier, S. J.; Wigginton, J. R.; Xu, L.; Bierenstiel, M.;  McDonald, R.; Ferguson, M.J.; Cowie, M.  “Unsymmetrically Bridged Methyl Groups as Intermediates in the Transformation of Bridging Methylene to Bridging Acetyl Groups: Ligand Migrations and Migratory Insertions in Mixed Ir/Ru Complexes” Organometallics2009, 28, 3407–3420.

6. Cowie, M.; Bierenstiel, M.; Ferguson, M. J.; Hounjet, L. J.; McDonald, R. “Mono- and Binuclear Complexes of Rhodium Involving a New Series of Hemilabile o-Phosphinoaniline Ligands” Dalton Trans.2009, 4213 - 4226.

5. Bierenstiel M.; Dymarska, M.; de Jong, E; Schlaf, M. “An evaluation of the Noyori system “in reverse”: Thermodynamic and kinetic parameters of secondary alcohol transfer dehydrogenation catalyzed by[(n6-1-iPr-4-Me-C6H4)Ru(HN-CR’R”-CR’R”NTs)], R’ =H, Me; Ph, R”=H,Me” J. Mol. Catal. A 2008, 290, 1-14. 
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4. Youm, Y.Y. J.; Schlaf, M.; Bierenstiel M. “Acceleration of bromide mediated benzoylperoxide oxidations of secondary alcohols in aqueous organic solvents” Tetrahedron Lett.2008, 49, 3199-3203.

3. Dennett, J. N. L.; Bierenstiel, M.; Ferguson, M. J.; McDonald, R.; Cowie, M. “Various Coordination Modes of the Bis(di(ortho-N,N-dimethylanilinyl)-phosphino)methane Ligand in Group 8 and 9 Metal Complexes” Inorg. Chem.2006, 45, 3705-3717.

2. Bierenstiel, M.; D’Hondt, P. J.; Schlaf, M. “Investigations into the Selective Oxidation of Vicinal Diols to α‑Hydroxy Ketones with the NaBrO3/ NaHSO3 Reagent: pH Dependence, Stoichiometry, Substrates and Origin of Selectivity” Tetrahedron2005, 61, 4911-4917.

1. Bierenstiel, M.; Schlaf, M. “δ-Galactonolactone: Synthesis, Isolation, and Comparative Structure and Stability Analysis of this Elusive Sugar Derivative” Eur. J. Org. Chem.2004, 1474-1481.


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