​18. M. Trisha C. Ang, Roger Gumbau-Brisa, David S. Allan, Robert McDonald, Michael J. Ferguson, Bruce E. Holbein and Matthias Bierenstiel “DIBI, a 3-hydroxypyridin-4-one chelator ironbinding polymer with enhanced antimicrobial activity” Med. Chem Commun.2018, 9, 1206-1212. DOI: 10.1039/c8md00192h Full-paperhttps://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2018/md/c8md00192h#!divAbstract

17. Edward D. Cross, E, D.; Ang, M. T. C.;  Richards, D. D.; Clemens, A. C.; Muthukumar, H.; McDonald, R.; Woodfol, L., Ckless, K.; Bierenstiel, M. “Synthesis, characterization, cytotoxicity and antimicrobial activity of copper complexes of N-imine pendant derivatives of 2-(methylthio) aniline” Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2017, 481, 69-78.  Full-paperhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0020169317310307

16. Bierenstiel, M., Fisher, M., Newling, B. “In Cahoots in the Lab and Field: Faculty Experiences with Undergraduate Student Involvement in Research” AAU Teaching Showcase 2016, 20, 52-57. (peer-reviewed) 

15. D. Douglas Richards, D.D.; Ang, M. T. C.; McDonald, R.; Bierenstiel, M. ”Structure and spectroscopic properties of N,S-coordinating 2-methyl­sulfanyl-N-[(1H-pyrrol-2-yl)methyl­idene]aniline methanol monosolvate” Acta Cryst. E Crystallogr. Commun.2015, 71,1136–1139. Full-paperhttp://journals.iucr.org/e/issues/2015/10/00/bg2566/

14. 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. Full-paperhttp://scripts.iucr.org/cgi-bin/paper?S2053229613032828

13. 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. Full-paper https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24284434

12. 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. Full-paperhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002228601200782X

11. Bierenstiel, M.; Cross, E. D. “Sulfur Functionalized N-Heterocyclic Carbenes and their Transition Metal Complexes” Coord. Chem. Rev.2011, 255, 374-390. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010854510002304

Note: This is one of the top journals for review articles.  

10. 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) http://www.atlanticuniversities.ca/sites/default/files/documents/AAUTeachingShowcaseProceedings/2011Proceedings_Final.pdf

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” Synthesis2011, 303-317. Full-paperhttps://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/abstract/10.1055/s-0030-1258352

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. Full-paper (Postdoctoral work) http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ic100165t

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. Full paper (Postdoctoral work) http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/om900127u

8. 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. Full paper (Postdoctoral work) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19452072

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. A2008, 290, 1-14.  Full paper (PhD work) “Editor’s Choice” recognition http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1381116908002501

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. Full Paper (PhD work) http:/www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0040403908005674%20

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. Full paper (Postdoctoral work) http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ic051639c

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.  Full Paper (PhD work) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0040402005004941

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. Full Paper (PhD work) http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ejoc.200300761/full


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Filing of Full Patent Claim (US/Canada) on May 23rd, 2014 (US 2014-14286376, CA 2014-2852296); patent abandoned on August 7th, 2017 due to financial and commercialization reasons