Burjor K Captain

Assoc. Professor
Director of Graduate Studies

Phone:
(305) 284-3059
Locator Code:
0431

 
Career

Education

2002-2007Post Doctoral University of South Carolina
2002Ph.D. University of South Carolina
1998B.A. Ohio Wesleyan University
Research

Research

Research Interests: Metal Cluster Chemistry, Organometallic Synthesis, Catalysis, X-ray Crystallography.

We are interested in designing and exploring the chemistry of transition metal complexes containing sterically encumbered ligands derived from main group elements.  The transition metals of interest are those belonging to the Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, and Cu triads.  Our work will make available new unsaturated heteronuclear complexes for the purpose of hydrogen and small molecule activation, and homogeneous catalysis.  Transition metal complexes have and always will play the crucial part in the chemistry of hydrogen, and catalytic hydrogenations.  Our work will also shed light on the mechanistic pathways of hydrogen/small molecule addition and elimination.  We are also interested in using our metal cluster complexes as molecular precursors to heterogeneous catalysts and potential industrial catalysts. Students will learn synthetic organometallic chemistry, and will use various methods such as single crystal X-ray crystallography, fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and electron microscopy.

Publications

Palluccio, Taryn D.; Cai, Xiaochen; Majumdar, Subhojit; Serafim, Leonardo F.; Tompson, Neil C.; Wieghardt, Karl; Cazin, Catherine S. J.; Nolan, Steven P.; Rybak-Akimova, Elena V.; Fernández-González, Miguel A.; Temprado, Manuel; Captain, Burjor; Hoff, Carl D The unexpected role arene-arene interactions play in structure, stability, and reactivity in Pd(NHC)2 dioxygen adducts (NHC = N-heterocyclic carbene) 140, 264-276Journal of the American Chemical Society 2018 (2018). [Link]


Koppaka, Anjaneyulu; Cai, Xiaochen; Majumdar, Subhojit; Serafim, Leonardo F.; Temprado, Manuel; Captain, Burjor; Hoff, Carl D. Reactions of ·Sn(Si(tBu)2Me)3 with HM(CO)3C5R5 (M = Cr or Mo, R = H or CH3) and Hg. Ionic, covalent, and µ-CO bonding patterns between transition metals and tin. 469, 550-560Inorganica Chimica Acta 2018 (2018). [Link]


Koppaka, Anjaneyulu; Cai, Xiaochen; Majumdar, Subhojit; Serafim, Leonardo F.; Temprado, Manuel; Captain, Burjor; Hoff, Carl D. " “Reactions of ·Sn(Si(tBu)2Me)3 with HM(CO)3C5R5 (M = Cr or Mo, R = H or CH3) and Hg. Ionic, covalent, and m-CO bonding patterns between transition metals and tin.”" Inorganica Chimica Acta 2017, online (2017).


Etezadi, Sedigheh; Koppaka, Anjaneyulu; Gamage, Mohan M.; Captain, Burjor. “Investigations of tri-t-butyl tin hydride complexes of transition metals in small molecule activation and catalysis” 122-132848 (Journal of Organometallic Chemistry. 2017).


Thapaliya, Ek Raj; Garcia-Amorós, Jaume; Nonell, Santi; Captain, Burjor; Raymo, Françisco M. 11904-1191319 (Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 2017).


Cai, Xiaochen; Majumdar, Subhojit; Serafim, Leonardo F.; Temprado, Manuel; Nolan, Steven P.; Cazin, Catherine S. J.; Captain, Burjor; Hoff, Carl D. "“N-Heterocyclic carbene complexes of palladium in oxygen atom transfer reactions involving the making and breaking of N-O bonds."" 285-393468 (Inorganica Chimica Acta. 2017).


Koppaka, Anjaneyulu; Gamage, Mohan M.; Captain, Burjor .“Intermediates and catalytic hydrostannylation. Characterization of a rare complex Pt(IPr)[η2-E-(SnBut3)(H)C=C(SiMe3)(H)].” 233-236849-850 (Journal of Organometallic Chemistry. 2017).