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Department of Chemistry, University of Victoria, P.O. Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 2Y2
Organometallic chemistry and transition metal catalysis; design & study of homogeneous catalysts for phosphorus and silicon chemistry; mechanistic aspects of catalytic E-H activation
2005- Associate Professor, University of Victoria, Department of Chemistry
2001-2005 Assistant Professor, University of Victoria, Department of Chemistry
1997-2001 Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba, Department of Chemistry
1996-1997 Postdoctorate, University of Iowa (R. F. Jordan)
1994-1995 Postdoctorate, Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination (CNRS) (J.-J Brunet, D. Niebecker)
1988-1993 Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis, University of British Columbia (M. D. Fryzuk).
Thesis: Reactions of Silanes with a Dinuclear Rhodium Hydride Complex.
1981-1986 B.Sc., Honours Chemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland (L. K. Thompson).
Thesis: Coordination Complexes of Tetradentate (N4) Pyridazine and Phthalazine Ligands.
Honours and Distinctions
2013 Visiting Associate in Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
2009 Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley
2006 Visiting Professorship, Spanish Ministry of Science & Education
2002 Eugene R. Cory Fellowship
1994-95 Postdoctoral Fellowship, French Foreign Office
1992 Honourable Mention, International Precious Metals Institute
1988-92 NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship
1988 Charles A. McDowell Entrance Scholarship (UBC)
1986 1st prize, Undergraduate Poster Competition, CSC National Conference, Saskatoon, SK
1985 NSERC USRA (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
1984 NSERC USRA (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
2013 CIC-Inorganic Division Award jury: Award for Undergraduate Research in Inorganic Chemistry
2012 CSC Award juries: Clara Benson Award, E. W. R. Steacie Award
2011-2016 Webmaster/Permanent Contact, CIC/CSC- Inorganic Division (ID) Inorganic Chemistry Exchange (ICE)
2011 CSC Award jury: E. W. R. Steacie Award
2010 CSC Award juries: Clara Benson Award, Rio Tinto Alcan Award
2010-2012 Past-Chair/Nominations, CIC/CSC Division of Inorganic Chemistry (DIC)
2009 CSC Award jury: Strem Chemicals Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry
2009 Chair, CIC-Division of Inorganic Chemistry Award jury: Award for Graduate Work in Inorganic Chemistry
2008-2011 Past-Chair, CIC/CSC-DIC Inorganic Chemistry Exchange (ICE)
2008-2010 Chair, CIC/CSC Division of Inorganic Chemistry (DIC)
2008 CSC Award juries: Clara Benson Award, Strem Chemicals Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry
2007 Chair, CIC-Division of Inorganic Chemistry Award jury: Award for Graduate Work in Inorganic Chemistry
2006-2008 Vice-Chair, CIC/CSC Division of Inorganic Chemistry
2004-2008 Chair, Inorganic Chemistry Exchange (ICE)
2004-2005 Executive Member-at-large, CIC/CSC Division of Inorganic Chemistry
2004 Founding member, CIC/CSC Division of Inorganic Chemistry's Inorganic Chemistry Exchange (ICE)
2003 CSC Award jury: Clara Benson Award
2002-2004 Co-treasurer, CIC/CSC Division of Inorganic Chemistry
2000 CSC Award jury: Clara Benson Award
1990- Member, American Chemical Society (ACS)
1986- Member, Chemical Institute of Canada-Canadian Society for Chemistry (CIC/CSC)
2017- Member, Advisory Committee, 2020 International Symposium on Silicon, Edmonton, AB
2016-2017 Co-organizer, Fryzuk65 Reunion and Symposium, Vancouver, BC.
2016-2017 Member, National Advisory Board, 12th International Conference on Heteroatom Chemistry (ICHAC-12), Vancouver, BC.
2011-2015 Treasurer, Organizing Committee, 19th International Symposium on Homogeneous Catalysis (ISHC XIX), Ottawa, ON.
2011-2012 Member, Organizing Committee, 13th International Symposium on Inorganic Ring Systems, Victoria, BC.
2010-2012 Chair, 8th ICE Conference, Victoria, BC.
2009-2010 Member, Advisory and Planning Committee, 43rd Silicon Symposium, St. Louis, MO
2008-2011 Member, Organizing Committee, 16th International Symposium on Organosilicon Chemistry (ISOS XVI), Hamilton, ON.
2007-2010 Member, Advisory Committee for the North American Silicon Symposium
2005-2007 Chair,1st, 2nd. and 3rd ICE Conferences, Ottawa, ON
2004-2007 Chair, 40th Silicon Symposium, Victoria, BC.
2004-2005 Organizer, BC Inorganic Chemistry Weekend, Victoria, BC.
2002-03 Co-organizer, Mechanisms in Homogeneous Catalysis Symposium, 86th CSC and 9th International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Conference, Ottawa, ON.
2001-02 Co-organizer, Inorganic Chemistry Symposium in Honour of Prof. M.D. Fryzuks 50th Birthday, 85th CSC Conference, Vancouver, BC.
1999 Organizer, University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg Faculty and Student Inorganic Discussion Session
1998- 2004 Member, Local Organizing Committee, XXIst International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry (ICOMC), Vancouver, BC.
1998-1999 Organizer, Western Universities Exchange Speaker Program, participants from Universities of Alberta, Lethbridge, Manitoba, Regina and Saskatchewan
1998 Organizer, University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg Faculty and Student Inorganic Discussion Session
Research Publications (past 7 years)
P. T. K. Lee, L. Rosenberg*, "Borane-Catalysed Postpolymerisation Modification of the Si-H Bonds in Poly(phenylsilane)", Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 8818-8826.
K. M. E. Burton, D. A. Pantazis, R. G. Belli, R. McDonald, L. Rosenberg*, "Alkene Insertions into a Ru-PR2 Bond", Organometallics 2016, 35, 3970-3980. ACS Editor's Choice (open access).
P. T. K. Lee, L. Rosenberg*, "Scope and Selectivity of B(C6F5)3-Catalyzed Reactions of the Disilane (Ph2SiH)2", J. Organomet. Chem. 2016, 809, 86-93.
R. G. Belli, K. M. E. Burton, S. A. Rufh, R. McDonald, L. Rosenberg*, "Inner- and Outer-Sphere Roles of Ruthenium Phosphido Complexes in the Hydrophosphination of Alkenes", Organometallics 2015, 34, 5637-5646.
L. Rosenberg", "Mechanisms of Metal-Catalyzed Hydrophosphination of Alkenes and Alkynes", ACS Catalysis 2013, 3, 2845-2855.
P. T. K. Lee, M. K. Skjel, L. Rosenberg*, "Borane-Catalyzed Si-H Activation Routes to Polysilanes Containing Thiolato Side-Chains", Organometallics 2013, 32, 1575-1578.
L. Rosenberg*, "Metal Complexes of Planar PR2 Ligands: Examining the Carbene Analogy", Coord. Chem. Rev. 2012, 256, 606-626.
M. -A. M. Hoyle, D. A. Pantazis, H. M. Burton, R. McDonald, L. Rosenberg*, "Benzonitrile Adducts of Terminal Diarylphosphido Complexes: Preparative Sources of "Ru=PR2"", Organometallics 2011, 30, 6458-6465.
G. L. Gibson, K. M. E. Morrow, R. McDonald, L. Rosenberg*, "Diastereoselective Synthesis of a "Chiral-at-Ru" Secondary Phosphine Complex", Inorg. Chim. Acta 2011, 369, 133-139.
S. M. Jackson, D. M. Chisholm, J. S. McIndoe*, L. Rosenberg*, "Using NMR and ESI-MS to Probe the Mechanism of Silane Dehydrocoupling Catalyzed by Wilkinson's Catalyst", Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2011, 327-330.
E. J. Derrah, R. McDonald, L. Rosenberg*, "[2+2] Cycloaddition Reactions of Alkynes at a Ru-P π-Bond", Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 4592-4594.
E. J. Derrah, D. A. Pantazis, R. McDonald, L. Rosenberg*, "Concerted [2+2]-Cycloaddition of Alkenes at a Ruthenium-Phosphorus Double Bond" Angew. Chemie Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 3367-3370.
M. K. Skjel, A. Y. Houghton, A. E. Kirby, D. J. Harrison, R. McDonald, L. Rosenberg*, "Silane-Controlled Diastereoselectivity in the Tris(pentafluorophenyl)borane-Catalyzed Reduction of a-Diketones to Silyl-Protected 1,2-Diols", Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 376-379.
Invited Lectures (last 7 years)
2018 University of Missouri, Columbia; University of Missouri, St. Louis
2017 Alberta-BC Inorganic Discussion Weekend (Plenary)
2016 251st ACS National Meeting (San Diego); Western University; 8th European Silicon Days
2015 98th CSC Conference (Ottawa); 5th Latin American Symposium on Coordination and Organometallic Chemistry; Pacifichem
2014 University of Washington; University of Toronto; 248th ACS NAtional Meeting (San Francisco)
2013 SoCal Organometallics Meeting; Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms GRC; California Institute of Technology; University of Southern California; UCLA; University of Ottawa
2012 Simon Fraser University; University of Calgary; 44th Silicon Symposium
2011 94th CSC Conference (Montreal); University of British Columbia
2010 University of Alberta; Organometallic Chemistry GRC