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Publications – Kozak

Dr Kozak has a h-index of 20 (date:April 12, 2017)


(38) K. Ni and C. M. Kozak*, “Kinetic Studies of Copolymerization of Cyclohexene oxide with CO2 by a Diamino-bis(phenolate) Chromium(III) Complex” Inorg. Chem. 2018, In press.


(37) K. Devaine-Pressing and C. M. Kozak*, “Mechanistic Studies of Cyclohexene Oxide/CO2 Copolymerization by a Chromium(III) Pyridylamine-bis(phenolate) Complex” ChemSusChem 2017, 10, 1266-1273.


(36) K. Devaine-Pressing, L. N. Dawe, and C. M. Kozak*, “Cyclohexene Oxide/Carbon Dioxide Copolymerization by Chromium(III) Amino-bis(phenolato) Complexes and MALDI-TOF MS Analysis of the Polycarbonates” Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 6305-6315, and COVER ART

Untitled(35) C. M. Kozak,* A. M. Woods, C. S. Bottaro, K. Devaine-Pressing and K. Ni, “A MALDI-TOF MS analysis study of the binding of 4-(N,N-dimethylamino)pyridine to amine-bis(phenolate) chromium(III) chloride complexes: Mechanistic insight into differences in catalytic activity for CO2/epoxide copolymerization.” Faraday Discussions, 2015, 183, 31-46. DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00046G. Part of Faraday Discussion Meeting on Carbon Dioxide Utilisation.

(34) K. Devaine-Pressing, J. H. Lehr, M. E. Pratt, L. N. Dawe, A. A. Sarjeant, and C. M. Kozak*, “Magnesium Amino-bis(phenolato) Complexes for the Ring-opening Polymerization of rac-Lactide.” Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 12365-12375. Invited article for Themed Issue on “Earth Abundant Element Compounds in Homogeneous Catalysis


(33) E. F. Chard, J. R. Thompson, L. N. Dawe and C. M. Kozak*, “Synthesis and structure of iron(III) complexes of amine–bis(phenolate) ligands.” Can. J. Chem. 2014, 92, 758-764. Invited article for Special Issue dedicated to Professor A. B. P. Lever.


(32) H. Chen, L. N. Dawe and C. M. Kozak*, “Chromium(III) amine-bis(phenolate) complexes as catalysts for copolymerization of cyclohexene oxide and CO2.” Catal. Sci. Technol. 2014, 4, 1547-1555. Invited article for Themed Issue on “Catalytic Conversion and Use of Carbon Dioxide for Value-Added Organics ” Selected as a “Hot article


(31) L. N. Saunders, L. N. Dawe and C. M. Kozak*, “Alkali Metal Complexes of Tridentate Amine-bis(phenolate) Ligands and their rac-Lactide ROP Activity.” J. Organomet. Chem. 2014, 749. 34 – 40.

(30) E. F. Chard, L. N. Dawe and C. M. Kozak*, “Coupling of Benzyl Halides with Aryl Grignard Reagents Catalyzed by an Iron(III) Amine-bis(phenolate) Complex.” J. Organomet. Chem. 2013, 737, 32 – 39.


(29) S. C. Roşca, D. A. Roşca, V. Dorcet, C. M. Kozak, F. Kerton, J.-F. Carpentier* and Y. Sarazin* “Alkali aminoether-phenolate complexes: Synthesis, structural characterization and evidences for an activated monomer ROP mechanism.” Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 9361 – 9375. (Collaborative paper)


(28) R. K. Dean, A. M. Reckling, H. Chen, L. N. Dawe, C. M. Schneider, and C. M. Kozak, “Ring-opening Polymerization of Cyclic Esters with Lithium Amine-bis(phenolate) Complexes.” Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 3504 – 3520.


(27) R. K. Dean, K. Devaine-Pressing, L. N. Dawe and C. M. Kozak, “Reaction of CO2 with Propylene Oxide and Styrene Oxide catalyzed by a Chromium(III) Amine-bis(phenolate) Complex.” Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 9233 – 9244. Invited article for Themed Issue on “Advances in metal-catalysed polymerisation and related transformations

(26) R. K. Dean, L. N. Dawe and C. M. Kozak, “Copolymerization of Cyclohexene Oxide and CO2 With a Chromium Diamine-bis(phenolate) Catalyst”. Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 9095−9103.

(25) L. N. Saunders, M. E. Pratt, S. E. Hann, L. N. Dawe, A. Decken, F. M. Kerton and C. M. Kozak, “Structural Variations in the Coordination Chemistry of Amine-bis(phenolate) Cobalt(II/III) Complexes”. Polyhedron, 2012, 46, 53-65.

(24) L. E. N. Allan, J. P. MacDonald, A. M. Reckling, C. M. Kozak and M. P. Shaver, “Controlled Radical Polymerization Mediated by Amine–Bis(phenolate) Iron(III) Complexes”, Macromol. Rapid. Commun. 2012, 33, 414-418.

(23) R. K. Dean, C. Fowler, K. Hasan, K. Kerman, P. Kwong, S. Trudel, D. B. Leznoff, H.-B. Kraatz, L. N. Dawe and C. M. Kozak, “Magnetic, electrochemical and spectroscopic properties of iron(III) amine-bis(phenolate) halide complexes”, Dalton Trans. 2012, 41, 4806-4816. (Article)

(22) L. N. Saunders, N. Ikpo, C. F. Petten, U. K. Das, L. N. Dawe, C. M. Kozak and F. M. Kerton, “Coupling of Carbon Dioxide with Neat Propylene Oxide Catalyzed by Aminebisphenolato Cobalt(II)/(III) Complexes and Ionic Co-catalysts”, Catal. Commun. 2012, 18, 165-167.

(21) K. Hasan, L. N. Dawe and C. M. Kozak, “Synthesis, structure and C-C cross-coupling activity of amine-bis(phenolate)iron(acac) complexes”, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem, 2011, 4610-4621 (Article)

(20) K. Hasan, N. Brown and C. M. Kozak, “Iron-catalyzed epoxidation of olefins using hydrogen peroxide”, Green Chem. 2011. 13, 1230-1237 (Article)

(19) X. Qian and C. M. Kozak, “Catalytic double C-Cl bond activation by iron(III) salts with Grignard reagents”, Synlett, 2011, 6, 852-856. (Communication)

(18) X. Qian, L. N. Dawe and C. M. Kozak, “Catalytic alkylation of aryl Grignard reagents by iron(III) amine-bis(phenolate) complexes”, Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 933-943. (Article). ***Hot Article***

(17) A. M. Reckling, D. Martin, L. N. Dawe, A. Decken and C. M. Kozak, “Structure and C-C cross-coupling reactivity of iron(III) complexes of halogenated amine-bis(phenolate) ligands”, J. Organomet. Chem. 2011, 696, 787-794.  (Article)

(16) E. Chard, L. N. Dawe, C. M. Kozak, “Acetato[2-pyridylamino-N,N-bis(2-methylene-4,6-tert-butylphenolato)]aquamanganese(III) ethanol solvate”, Acta Cryst., 2010, E66, m771. (Communication)

(15) U. Kumar Das, J. Bobak, C. Fowler, S. E. Hann, C. F. Petten, L. N. Dawe, A. Decken, F. M. Kerton* and C. M. Kozak*, “Synthesis and Structure of Mono-, Bi- and Trimetallic Amine-bis(phenolate) Cobalt(II) complexes”, Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 5462 – 5477.


(14) R. K. Dean, S. L. Granville, L. N. Dawe, A. Decken, K. M. Hattenhauer and C. M. Kozak*, “Structure and magnetic behaviour of mono- and bimetallic chromium(III) complexes of amine-bis(phenolate) ligands”,  Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 548 – 559. Invited article for Themed Issue on “New Talent: Inspiration for the future”


(13)K. Hasan, C. Fowler, P. Kwong, A. K. Crane, J. Collins and C. M. Kozak*. “Synthesis and structure of iron(III) diamine-bis(phenolate) complexes”. Dalton Trans., 2008, 2991-2998.

(12) R. Roychowdhury, A. K. Crane, C. Fowler, P. Kwong and C. M. Kozak*. “Iron(III) amine-bis(phenolate) complexes as catalysts for coupling of alkyl halides with aryl Grignard reagents.” Chem. Commun., 2008, 94-96.

(11) F. M. Kerton, C. M. Kozak, K. Lüttgen, R. J. Webster, A. C. Whitwood and C. E. Willans, “Dimerisation versus polymerisation: Affects of donor position in isomeric dilithium diphenoxydiamine complexes”, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2006, 359, 2819-2825.

(10) D. Blazina, S. B. Duckett, T. K. Halstead, C. M. Kozak, R. J. K. Taylor, M. S. Anwar, J. A. Jones and H. A. Carteret. “Generation and Interrogation of a Pure Nuclear Spin State by Parahydrogen-Enhanced NMR Spectroscopy: A Defined Initial State for Quantum Computation”. Magn. Res. Chem. 2005, 43, 200-208.

(9) Christopher M. Kozak and Philip Mountford. “Revelations in Dinitrogen Activation and Functionalization by Metal Complexes”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2004, 43, 1186-1189.

(8) M. S. Anwar, D. Blazina, H. Carteret, S. B. Duckett, T. K. Halstead, J. A. Jones, C. M. Kozak and R. J. K. Taylor. “Preparing High Purity Initial States for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Quantum Computing.” Phys. Rev. Lett. 2004, 93, 040501/1-040501/4.

(7) S. C. Lawrence, B. D. Ward, S. R. Dubberley, C. M. Kozak and P. Mountford. “Highly Efficient Ethylene Polymerisation by Scandium Alkyls Supported by Neutral fac-K3 Coordinated N3 Donor Ligands.” Chem Commun. 2003, 2880-2881.

(6) M. D. Fryzuk, C. M. Kozak and B. O. Patrick. “Dinuclear Organometallic Dinitrogen Complexes of Niobium” Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2003, 345, 53-62.

(5) M. D. Fryzuk, C. M. Kozak, M. R. Bowdridge and B. O. Patrick. “Cyclohexadienyl Complexes of Niobium and Arene Hydrogenation Catalysis” Organometallics, 2002, 21, 5047-5054.

(4) M. D. Fryzuk, C. M. Kozak, M. R. Bowdridge, B. O. Patrick and S. J. Rettig. “Nitride Formation by Thermolysis of a Kinetically Stable Niobium Dinitrogen Complex” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 8389-8397.

(3) M. D. Fryzuk, C. M. Kozak, P. Mehrkhodavandi, L. Morello, B. O. Patrick and S. J. Rettig. “Phosphorus-Phenyl Group Activation by Reduced Zirconium and Niobium Complexes Stabilized by the [P2N2] Macrocycle” J. Am Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 516-517.

(2) M. D. Fryzuk*, C. M. Kozak, M. R. Bowdridge, W. Jin, D. Tung, B. O. Patrick and S. J. Rettig. “Macrocyclic Complexes of Niobium(III): Synthesis, Structure and Magnetic Behavior of Mononuclear and Dinuclear Species That Incorporate the [P2N2] System”, Organometallics, 2001, 20, 3752-3761.

(1) M. Stradiotto, C. M. Kozak, M. J. McGlinchey*. “A Synthetic and X-ray Crystallographic Study of the Indenyl-phosphine Complexes 1,3-(Ph2P=X)2(C9H6), (X = O, S) and (η5-C9H5(Ph2P=S)2)[Mn(CO)3]: Versatile Ligands for the Preparation of Heteropolymetallic Complexes.” J. Organomet. Chem. 1998, 564, 101-108.

Books and Book Chapters:

(Book 1) Christopher M. Kozak and Philip Mountford. “Zirconium and Hafnium: Inorganic and Coordination Chemistry”, Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry, 2nd Ed.(Wiley) (2005)


(Patent 1) M. P. Shaver and C. M. Kozak “Iron bisphenolate complexes and methods of use and synthesis thereof”, Filing Date: October 14, 2011. U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 61/547,426.

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