Works (50)

2020 journal article

Asymmetric Synthesis of a Bacteriochlorophyll Model Compound Containing trans-Dialkyl Substituents in Ring D

The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 5.

By: K. Nguyen, P. Wang, R. Sommer & J. Lindsey

Source: ORCID
Added: May 5, 2020

2020 journal article

Crystal Structure of 1,9-Dibromo-5-phenyldipyrrin, Tetrapyrrole Synthesis Derivative and Free Base Ligand of BODIPY Building Blocks

X-RAY STRUCTURE ANALYSIS ONLINE, 36, 21–22.

By: . Donal F. O'shea, R. Sommer, M. Taniguchi & J. Lindsey

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 3, 2020

2020 journal article

Identification of key functionalization species in the Cp*Ir(iii)-catalyzed-ortho halogenation of benzamides

Dalton Transactions.

By: A. Santiago, C. Brown, R. Sommer & E. Ison

Source: ORCID
Added: April 18, 2020

2020 journal article

Spectroscopic Signatures of Resonance Inhibition Reveal Differences in Donor–Bridge and Bridge–Acceptor Couplings

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 3.

By: D. Shultz, M. Kirk, J. Zhang, D. Stasiw, G. Wang, J. Yang, D. Habel-Rodriguez, B. Stein, R. Sommer

Source: ORCID
Added: March 3, 2020

2020 journal article

Synthesis and Reactivity of Re(III) and Re(V) Fischer Carbenes

ORGANOMETALLICS, 39(3), 388–396.

By: C. Brown, C. Lilly, N. Lambic, R. Sommer & E. Ison

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: April 20, 2020

2020 journal article

Synthesis and reactivity of nitridorhenium complexes incorporating the mercaptoethylsulfide (SSS) ligand

Dalton Transactions.

By: N. Lambic, R. Sommer & E. Ison

Source: ORCID
Added: April 24, 2020

2019 journal article

A five-coordinate iron(III) porphyrin complex including a neutral axial pyridine N-oxide ligand

Acta Crystallographica Section C Structural Chemistry, 75(6), 717–722.

By: M. Short, R. Sommer, A. Falzone, T. Huang, W. Weare & J. Roizen

Source: ORCID
Added: November 12, 2019

2019 journal article

Synthesis of 5,12-Diazapentacenes and Their Properties

JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 84(23), 15079–15086.

By: R. Garcia, M. Pech, R. Sommer & C. Gorman

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: December 30, 2019

2018 journal article

Excited-state processes of cyclometalated platinum(II) charge-transfer dimers bridged by hydroxypyridines

Inorganic Chemistry, 57(3), 1298–1310.

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

High-valent nitridorhenium(v) complexes containing PNP ligands: implications of ligand flexibility

Dalton Transactions, 47(3), 758–768.

By: N. Lambic, R. Sommer & E. Ison

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Tunable Optical and Photocatalytic Properties of Low-Dimensional Copper(I)-Iodide Hybrids Using Coordinating Organic Ligands

CRYSTAL GROWTH & DESIGN, 18(9), 5406–5416.

By: F. Hou, M. Powel, D. Dougherty, R. Sommer & P. Maggard

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: October 16, 2018

2018 journal article

Understanding the structure and reactivity of the C–S linkage in biologically active 5-arylthio-5H-chromenopyridines

New Journal of Chemistry, 42(2), 1151–1158.

By: K. Grice, R. Patil, A. Ghosh, J. Paner, M. Guerrero, E. Camacho, P. Cao, A. Niyazi ...

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Cationic rhenium ((III)) complexes: synthesis, characterization, and reactivity for hydrosilylation of aldehydes

Dalton Transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003), 46(14), 4609–4616.

By: D. Perez, J. Smeltz, R. Sommer, P. Boyle & E. Ison

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Dramatic Increase in the Rate of Olefin Insertion by Coordination of Lewis Acids to the Oxo Ligand in Oxorhenium(V) Hydrides

Organometallics, 36(10), 2042–2051.

By: N. Lambic, C. Brown, R. Sommer & E. Ison

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Heterospin biradicals provide insight into molecular conductance and rectification

Chemical Science, 8(8), 5408–5415.

By: M. Kirk, D. Shultz, J. Zhang, R. Dangi, L. Ingersol, J. Yang, N. Finney, R. Sommer, L. Wojtas

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Novel 5-arylthio-5H-chromenopyridines as a new class of anti-fibrotic agents

Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 27(5), 1129–1135.

By: R. Patil, A. Ghosh, P. Cao, R. Sommer, K. Grice, G. Waris, S. Patil

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Tuning Catalytic Activity in the Hydrogenation of Unactivated Olefins with Transition-Metal Oxos as the Lewis Base Component of Frustrated Lewis Pairs

ACS Catalysis, 7(2), 1170–1180.

By: N. Lambic, R. Sommer & E. Ison

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

1,2,4-Triazolidine-3-thiones as Narrow Spectrum Antibiotics against Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii

ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 8(1), 27–31.

By: W. Huggins, B. Minrovic, B. Corey, A. Jacobs, R. Melander, R. Sommer, D. Zurawski, C. Melander

Source: ORCID
Added: November 12, 2019

2016 journal article

A Periodic Walk through a Series of First-Row, Oxido-Bridged, Heterodimetallic Molecules: Synthesis and Structure

European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2016(7), 1054–1059.

By: E. Goggins, T. Lekich, W. Weare, R. Sommer, M. Ribeiro & C. Pinheiro

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

ChemInform Abstract: Synthesis of 7-Norbornenols via Diels-Alder Cycloadditions of Cyclopentadienol Generated by Decomposition of Ferrocenium Cation.

ChemInform, 47(9), no-no.

By: S. Allen, T. Lathrop, S. Patel, D. Moody, R. Sommer & T. Coombs

Source: ORCID
Added: November 12, 2019

2016 journal article

Effect of the Ancillary Ligand on the Mechanism for CO Migratory Insertion in High-Valent Oxorhenium Complexes

Organometallics, 35(20), 3530–3537.

By: L. Robbins, C. Lilly, R. Sommer & E. Ison

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Mechanism for the Reaction of CO with Oxorhenium Hydrides: Migratory Insertion of CO into Rhenium Hydride and Formyl Bonds leads to Migration from Rhenium to the Oxo Ligand

Organometallics, 35(17), 3060–3068.

By: N. Lambic, C. Lilly, R. Sommer & E. Ison

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Nondirected C–H Activation of Arenes with Cp*Ir(III) Acetate Complexes: An Experimental and Computational Study

Organometallics, 35(15), 2435–2445.

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Reductive Carbonylation of Oxorhenium Hydrides Induced by Lewis Acids

Organometallics, 35(17), 2822–2829.

By: N. Lambic, C. Lilly, L. Robbins, R. Sommer & E. Ison

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Structural comparison of suberanilohydroxamic acid (SAHA) and other zinc-enzyme inhibitors bound to a monomeric zinc species

Polyhedron, 114, 344–350.

By: P. Cao, R. Sommer & K. Grice

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Transition-Metal Oxos as the Lewis Basic Component of Frustrated Lewis Pairs

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138(14), 4832–4842.

By: N. Lambic, R. Sommer & E. Ison

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

ChemInform Abstract: Crystalline and Liquid Structure of Zinc Chloride Trihydrate: A Unique Ionic Liquid.

ChemInform, 46(16), no-no.

By: R. Wilcox, B. Losey, J. Folmer, J. Martin, M. Zeller & R. Sommer

Source: ORCID
Added: November 12, 2019

2015 journal article

Crystalline and Liquid Structure of Zinc Chloride Trihydrate: A Unique Ionic Liquid

Inorganic Chemistry, 54(3), 1109–1119.

By: R. Wilcox, B. Losey, J. Folmer, J. Martin, M. Zeller & R. Sommer

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Determining the conformational landscape of a and pi coupling using para-phenylene and "Aviram-Ratner" bridges

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137(29), 9222–9225.

By: D. Stasiw, J. Zhang, G. Wang, R. Dangi, B. Stein, D. Shultz, M. Kirk, L. Wojtas, R. Sommer

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Elaboration of an unexplored substitution site in synthetic bacteriochlorins

Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, 19(07), 887–902.

By: N. Zhang, K. Reddy, J. Jiang, M. Taniguchi, R. Sommer & J. Lindsey

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Ferromagnetic coupling in d1–d3 linear oxido-bridged heterometallic complexes: ground-state models of metal-to-metal charge transfer excited states

Dalton Transactions, 44(43), 18937–18944.

By: T. Huang, X. Wu, X. Song, H. Xu, T. Smirnova, W. Weare, R. Sommer

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Intramolecular C–H activation by air-stable Pt(II) phosphite complexes

Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 799-800, 201–207.

By: K. Grice, J. Kositarut, A. Lawando & R. Sommer

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Long-lived LMCT in a d(0) vanadium(V) complex by internal conversion to a state of 3d(xy) character

Journal of Physical Chemistry. C, 119(30), 17029–17038.

By: S. Choing, A. Francis, G. Clendenning, M. Schuurman, R. Sommer, I. Tamblyn, W. Weare, T. Cuk

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Oxyfunctionalization with Cp*Ir-III(NHC)(Me)(CI) with O-2: Identification of a rare bimetallic Ir-IV mu-Oxo intermediate

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137(10), 3574–3584.

By: M. Lehman, D. Pahls, J. Meredith, R. Sommer, D. Heinekey, T. Cundari, E. Ison

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Self-assembly of n-Alkyl-and Aryl-side chain ureas and their derivatives as evidenced by SEM and X-ray analysis

European Journal of Organic Chemistry, (34), 7511–7518.

By: O. Kulikov, D. Siriwardane, G. McCandless, C. Barnes, Y. Sevryugina, J. DeSousa, J. Wu, R. Sommer, B. Novak

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Solvate Structures and Computational/Spectroscopic Characterization of LiPF6 Electrolytes

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119(16), 8492–8500.

By: S. Han, S. Yun, O. Borodin, D. Seo, R. Sommer, V. Young, W. Henderson

Source: ORCID
Added: November 12, 2019

2015 journal article

Synthesis of 7-norbornenols via Diels–Alder cycloadditions of cyclopentadienol generated by decomposition of ferrocenium cation

Tetrahedron Letters, 56(44), 6038–6042.

By: S. Allen, T. Lathrop, S. Patel, D. Moody, R. Sommer & T. Coombs

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Synthesis of Unsupported d1–dx Oxido-Bridged Heterobimetallic Complexes Containing VIV: A New Direction for Metal-to-Metal Charge Transfer

Inorganic Chemistry, 54(11), 5322–5328.

By: X. Wu, T. Huang, T. Lekich, R. Sommer & W. Weare

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Synthesis, Structure, and Thermal Instability of the Cu2Ta4O11 Phase

Crystal Growth & Design, 15(2), 552–558.

By: N. King, R. Sommer, P. Watkins-Curry, J. Chan & P. Maggard

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

An An unsupported metal hydroxide for the design of molecular mu-oxo bridged heterobimetallic complexes

Chemical Communications, 50(17), 2139–2141.

By: A. Falzone, J. Nguyen, W. Weare, R. Sommer & P. Boyle

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Anion Coordination Interactions in Solvates with the Lithium Salts LiDCTA and LiTDI

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118(15), 7781–7787.

By: D. McOwen, S. Delp, E. Paillard, C. Herriot, S. Han, P. Boyle, R. Sommer, W. Henderson

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Light-Driven Hydrogen Evolution by BODIPY-Sensitized Cobaloxime Catalysts

Inorganic Chemistry, 53(9), 4527–4534.

By: J. Bartelmess, A. Francis, K. Roz, F. Castellano, W. Weare & R. Sommer

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Mono-Oxido-Bridged Heterobimetallic and Heterotrimetallic Compounds Containing Titanium(IV) and Chromium(III)

European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2014(33), 5662–5674.

By: T. Huang, X. Wu, W. Weare & R. Sommer

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Oxyfunctionalization with Cp*IrIII(NHC)(Me)L Complexes

Organometallics, 33(19), 5081–5084.

By: M. Lehman, P. Boyle, R. Sommer & E. Ison

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Regioselective β-pyrrolic electrophilic substitution of hydrodipyrrin–dialkylboron complexes facilitates access to synthetic models for chlorophyll f

New Journal of Chemistry, 38(4), 1717.

By: M. Liu, M. Ptaszek, O. Mass, D. Minkler, R. Sommer, J. Bhaumik, J. Lindsey

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Solvate Structures and Spectroscopic Characterization of LiTFSI Electrolytes

The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 118(47), 13601–13608.

By: D. Seo, P. Boyle, R. Sommer, J. Daubert, O. Borodin & W. Henderson

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

ortho-C–H Activation of Thiobenzoic Acid: Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity of Iridium Thiobenzoate Complexes

Organometallics, 34(1), 275–279.

By: D. Frasco, R. Sommer & E. Ison

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Superexchange Contributions to Distance Dependence of Electron Transfer/Transport: Exchange and Electronic Coupling in Oligo(para-Phenylene)- and Oligo(2,5-Thiophene)-Bridged Donor–Bridge–Acceptor Biradical Complexes

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135(45), 17144–17154.

By: M. Kirk, D. Shultz, D. Stasiw, G. Lewis, G. Wang, C. Brannen, R. Sommer, P. Boyle

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Synthesis, characterization and structural investigation of novel meso-pyridyl BODIPY–cobaloxime complexes

Dalton Transactions, 42(41), 14883.

By: J. Bartelmess, W. Weare & R. Sommer

Source: ORCID
Added: November 12, 2019

2010 journal article

A growing family: New structures of coordination polymers containing adamantane-shaped phosphorus–nitrogen cage ligands

Inorganica Chimica Acta, 364(1), 261–265.

By: A. Spore, N. Rizzo, B. Noll & R. Sommer

Source: ORCID
Added: November 12, 2019

Employment

2018 - present

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, US
Senior Research Scholar Molecular Education, Technology, and Research Innovation Center

2013 - 2018

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, US
Director, X-ray Crystallography Facility Chemistry

2004 - 2012

DePaul University - Lincoln Park Campus Chicago, IL, US
Assistant Professor Chemistry

2003 - 2004

Lake Forest College Lake Forest, IL, US
Instructor

2002 - 2003

Middlebury College Middlebury, VT, US
Visiting Assistant Professor

2000 - 2001

University of Delaware Newark, DE, US
Postdoctoral Research Associate Chemistry

Education

1993 - 1999

University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, CO, US
Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry

Funding History

Funding history based on the linked ORCID record.

grant May 1, 2019 - May 1, 2020
X-ray Diffractometer for Small-molecule crystallography
North Carolina Biotechnology Center