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Dr. John R. Miecznikowski

Associate Professor of Chemistry
o: Bannow Science Center Rm 311
p: x2125
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Publications as a Faculty member at Fairfield University:

  1. Sunderland, J.R.; Tao, X.;  Butrick, E.E.; Keilich, L.C.; Villa, C.E. Miecznikowski, J.R.*; Jain, S.*;   “Comparing the catalytic activity of liver alcohol dehydrogenase enzyme with a synthetic zinc model complex.”  Polyhedron, 2015, in press.

2.  Miecznikowski, J.R*.;  Guberman-Pfeffer, M.; Butrick, E.E.; Colangelo, J.A.; Donaruma, C.  “Adapting Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory Instruction for a Legally Blind Student.”  Journal of Chemical Education, 2015, 92 (8), 1344-1352.

3. Miecznikowski, J.R.*; Lynn, M.A; Jasinski, J.P.; Reinheimer, E.; Bak, D.; Pati, M.; Butrick, E.E.;  Drozdoski, A.E.R.; Archer, K.A.; Villa, C.E.; Lemons, E.G.; Powers, E.; Siu, M.; Gomes, C.D.; Morio, K.N. “Synthesis, Characterization, and Computational Study of Three-Coordinate SNS Copper(I) Complexes Based on Bis-Thione Ligand Precursors.  Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 2014, 67, 29-44.

4.  Miecznikowski, J.R.*; Lynn, M.A; Jasinski, J.P.; Lo, W.; Bak, D.; Pati, M.;  Butrick, E.E.;  Drozdoski, A.E.R.; Archer, K.A.; Villa, C.E.; Lemons, E.G.; Powers, E.; Siu, M.; Gomes, C.D.; Bernier, N.A.; Morio, K.N. “Synthesis and characterization of three-and five-coordinate copper(II) complexes based on SNS pincer ligand precursors.” Polyhedron, 2014, manuscript in press.  

5. Miecznikowski, J.R.*; Jasinski, J.P.; Lynn, M.A.; Jain, S.; Butrick, E.E.; Drozdoski, A.R.; Archer, K.A.; Panarra, J.T.  "Synthesis, Characterization, Density Functional Theory Calculations, and Activity of a Thione-Containing NNN-Zinc Pincer Complex Based on a Bis-Triazole Precursor."  Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2013, 394, 310-321.

6.  Miecznikowski, J.R.*; Lo, W.; Lynn, M.A.; Jain, S.; Keilich, L.C.; Kloczko, N.F.; O’Loughlin, B.E; DiMarzio, A.P; Lisi, G.P.; Kwiecien, D.J.; Butrick, E.E.; Powers, E.; Al-Abbasee, R. “Syntheses, Characterization, Density Functional Theory Calculations, Biochemical Assays and Activity of Tridentate SNS Zinc Pincer Complexes Based on Bis-Imidazole or Bis-Triazole Precursors.” Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2012, 387, 25-36.

7.  Harper-Leatherman, A.; Miecznikowski, J.R.  “O True Apothecary:  A Forensic Toxicological Perspective on Romeo and Juliet,” Journal of Chemical Education, 2012, 89, 629-635

8.  Cappillino, P.J.; Miecznikowski, J.R.; Tyler, L.A.; Tarves, P.; McNally, J.; Lo, W; Kasibhatla, B.S.T. Krzyaniak, M.D.; McCracken, J.L.; Wang, F.; Armstrong, W.H.; Caradonna, J.P.  “Synthesis, Characterization and Reactivity of Iron(II) and Iron(III) Compounds with fac-N2O1, cis-N2O2, and N2O3 Donor Ligands:  Models for the 2-His 1-Carboxylate Motif of Mononuclear Nonheme Iron Oxygenases.” Dalton Transactions, 2012, 41, 5662-5677.

9.      Miecznikowski, J.R.;* Lo, W.; Lynn, M.A.; O’Loughlin, B.E; DiMarzio, A.P; Martinez, A.M.; Lampe, L.; Foley, K.M.; Keilich, L.C.; Lisi, G.P.; Kwiecien, D.J.; Pires, C.M.; Kelly, W.J.; Kloczko, N.F.; Morio, K.N.  “Syntheses, Characterization, Density Functional Theory Calculations, and Activity of Tridentate SNS Zinc Pincer Complexes.”  Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2011, 376, 515-524.

10.      Miecznikowski, J.R.*; Caradonna, J.P.; Foley, K.M.; Kwiecien, D.J.; Lisi, G.P.;   Martinez, A.M. “Introduction to Homogenous Catalysis:  Ruthenium Catalyzed Oxidation of Alcohols.”  Journal of Chemical Education, 2011, 88, pp. 657-661.


Publications before joining Fairfield University:

11. Appelhans, L.N.; Zuccaccia, D.; Kovacevic, A.; Chianese, A.R.; Miecznikowski, J.R.; Macchioni, A.; Clot, E.; Eisenstein, O.; Crabtree, R.H. "An Anion-Dependent Switch in Selectivity Results from a Change of C-H Activation Mechanism in the Reaction of an Imidazolium Salt with IrH5(PPh3)2."Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2005, 127, 16299-16311.

12.  Miecznikowski, J.R.; Crabtree, R.H. "Transfer Hydrogenation Reduction of Ketones, Aldehydes and Imines Using Chelated Iridium(III) N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes." Polyhedron, (invited, special issue dedicated to Malcolm Green), 2004, 23, 2857-2872.

13.  Mata, J.A.; Chianese, A.R.; Miecznikowski, J.R.; Poyatos, M.; Peris, E.; Faller, J.W.; Crabtree, R.H. "Reactivity Differences in the Syntheses of Chelating N-heterocyclic Carbene Complexes of Rhodium are Ascribed to Ligand Anisotropy." Organometallics, 2004, 23, 1253-1263. 

14.  Miecznikowski, J.R.; Crabtree, R.H. "Hydrogen Transfer Reduction of Aldehydes with Alkali Carbonates and Iridium NHC Complexes." Organometallics, 2004, 23, 629-631.

15.  Miecznikowski, J.R.; Gründemann, S.; Albrecht, M.; Mégret, C.; Clot, E.; Faller, J.W.; Eisenstein, O.; Crabtree, R.H. "Outer Sphere Anion Participation Can Modify the Mechanism for Conformer Interconversion in Pd Pincer Complexes." Dalton Transactions, 2003, 831-838. 

16.  Albrecht, M.; Miecznikowski, J.R.; Samuel, A.; Faller, J.W.; Crabtree, R.H. "Chelated Iridium(III) Bis-carbene Complexes as Air-Stable Catalysts for Transfer Hydrogenation." Organometallics, 2002, 21, 3596-3604. 

17.  Kovacevic, A.; Gründemann, S.; Miecznikowski, J.R.; Clot, E.; Eisenstein, O.; Crabtree, R.H. "Counter-ion Effects Switch Ligand Binding From C-2 to C-5 in Kinetic Carbenes Formed From an Imidazolium Salt and IrH5(PPh3)2." Chemical Communications, 2002, 2580-2581.


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