Kenneth G. Caulton, Ph.D.

Chemistry Indiana University, Bloomington, Bloomington, IN, United States 
Catalysis, transition metal hydride chemistry
"Kenneth Caulton"

Ken Caulton received a B.A. at Carleton College in 1962. He was awarded his Ph.D. Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin in 1968. Caulton studied molecular orbital theory for his PhD thesis under Dick Fenske, then did an experimental postdoctoral at MIT with Al Cotton, before joining IU.

Caulton's research has been in the areas of transition metal hydride chemistry as it relates to homogeneous catalysis and photochemistry. His work has been directed towards making exceptionally unsaturated metal complexes where the several empty orbitals enable reactivity with fast rates (hence less energy-consuming), and with high capabilities for attacking even the most inert of bonds, such as C-H and C-F. A topic of special interest is learning the characteristic reactivities of transition metal radical molecules, including those where significant spin density "leaks" onto the ligand. Can there be reactions which are "spin forbidden?"

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Beagan DM, Cabelof AC, Pepin R, et al. (2021) An Integrated View of Nitrogen Oxyanion Deoxygenation in Solution Chemistry and Electrospray Ion Production. Inorganic Chemistry. 60: 17241-17248
Caulton KG, Beagan DM, Maciulis NA, et al. (2021) A Redox-active Tetrazine-based Pincer Ligand for the Reduction of N-oxyanions Using a Redox-inert Metal. Chemistry (Weinheim An Der Bergstrasse, Germany)
Cabelof AC, Carta V, Caulton KG. (2021) A proton-responsive ligand becomes a dimetal linker for multisubstrate assembly nitrate deoxygenation. Chemical Communications (Cambridge, England)
Beagan DM, Cabelof AC, Caulton KG. (2021) Back donation, intramolecular electron transfer and N-O bond scission targeting nitrogen oxyanion reduction: how can a metal complex assist? Dalton Transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003)
Cabelof AC, Carta V, Chen CH, et al. (2020) Nitrogen oxyanion reduction by Co(ii) augmented by a proton responsive ligand: recruiting multiple metals. Dalton Transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003)
Labrum NS, Cabelof AC, Caulton KG. (2020) A Dimeric Chromium(II) Pincer as an Electron Shuttle for N=N Bond Scission. Chemistry (Weinheim An Der Bergstrasse, Germany)
Sorsche DU, Miehlich M, Searles K, et al. (2020) Unusual Dinitrogen Binding and Electron Storage in Dinuclear Iron Complexes. Journal of the American Chemical Society
Labrum NS, Curtin GM, Jakubikova E, et al. (2020) The Influence of Nucleophilic and Redox Pincer Character, and Alkali Metals, on Capture of Oxygen Substrates: The Case of Chromium(II). Chemistry (Weinheim An Der Bergstrasse, Germany)
Beagan DM, Carta V, Caulton KG. (2020) A reagent for heteroatom borylation, including iron mediated reductive deoxygenation of nitrate yielding a dinitrosyl complex. Dalton Transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003)
Labrum NS, Caulton KG. (2019) [Cr(pincer)] as an electron shuttle for reductively promoted hydrazine disproportionation. Dalton Transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003)
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