Selected Publications

13. Ashwini Bundhun, Ponnadurai Ramasami, Peter P. Gaspar, Henry F. Schaefer III, “Stannylenes: Structures, Electron Affinities, Ionization Energies and Singlet-Triplet Gaps of SNX2/SnXY and XSnR/SnR2/RSnR’ Species (X,Y=H,F, Cl, Br,I and R,R’= CH3, SiH3, GeH3, SnH3)”  Inorg.Chem.201251, 851-863(2012).

12. Ashwini Bundhun, Hassan H. Abdallah, Ponnadurai, Ramasami, Peter P. Gaspar, Henry F. Schaefer III, “Dicyanogermylenes: A Tale of Isomerizations and Interconversions,”  Inorg.Chem.201251, 12152-64.

11. Dong Zhou, Clemens Reiche, Mrinmoy Nag, John A. Soderquist, Peter P. Gaspar, “Synthesis of 1-Stannacyclopent-3-enes and Their Role as Stannylene Precursors, Organometallics200928, 2595-2608.

10. Mrinmoy Nag, Peter P. Gaspar, “A Computational Study of the Mechanism of Addition of Singlet Carbene  Analogues to 1,3-Butadiene to Form 1,1Dimethyl-metallacyclopent-3-enes [MMe2C4H6, M = Si, Ge, Sn] and Their Reverse Retro-addition Reactions,” Organometallics200928, 5612-5622.

9. Amber L. Russell, Henry W. Rohrs, David Read, Peter P. Gaspar, and Michael L. Gross, “Studies of Thermally Generated Allyl Radical with Aromatic Radical Cations by Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry,” Int.J.Mass Spectrom2009287, 8-15.

8. A. Sekiguchi, T. Tanaka, M. Ichinohe, K. Akiyama, P. P. Gaspar, “Tri-tert-butylsilylsilylenes with Alkali Metal  Substituents tBu3SiSiM (M = Li,K),” J.Am.Chem.Soc.2008130, 426-427.

7. Dong Zhou, Amber L. Russell, David Read, Henry W. Rohrs, Michael L.       

6. Gross, and Peter P. Gaspar, “A Retro-Diels Alder Route to Tetramethyldisilene Me2Si=SiMe2 Revisited: Flow Pyrolysis of 1,1,2,2-Tetramethyl-1,2-disilacyclo-hex-4-ene”  Silicon Chemistry20073, 117-122.

5. Rosa Becerra, Peter P. Gaspar, Cameron R. Harrington, William J. Leigh, Ignacio Vargas-Baca, Robin Walsh, Dong Zhou, “Direct Detection of Dimethyl-stannylene and Tetramethyldistannene in Solution and the Gas Phase by Laser Flash Photolysis of 1,1-Dimethylstannacyclopent-3-enes,”  J.Am.Chem.Soc. 2005127, 17469-78.

4. Xinping Liu, Diana Ivanova, Daryl Giblin, Michael L. Gross, Peter P. Gaspar, “Gas-Phase Synthesis, Characterization and Reactivity Studies of the Prototype Aromatic Phosphirenylium Ion,” Organometallics200524, 3125-3135,

3. P. P. Gaspar, W. C. Eckelman, S. A. Bock, C. A. Levy, P. Markusch, J. D. Holten, J. J. Frost, R.-J. Hwang, R. T. Conlin, B. J. Cornett, Y.-S. Chen, B. H.

2. Cohen, A. P. Helfer, S. Konieczny, E. C.L. Ma, S. H. Mo, M. Xiao, D. Lei, B. H. Boo, D. L. Svoboda, J. Frueh, M. E. Lee, M. North, F. Gonzalez, J. B. Wilking,

1. D. H. Pae, T. Haile, K. L. Bobbitt, D. J. Berger, T. Chen, W. R. Winchester, P. Jiang, D. Trieber II, D. Zhou, D. Read, X. Liu, J. S.Prell, “Learning from Silylenes and Supersilylenes,”  Organosilicon Chemistry VI, N. Auner, J. Weis eds., Verlag Chemie, Weinheim, 2005, pp. 10-24.

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June 2015

A brand new uni-station glovebox was setup. 

February 2015

Sophia Koziatek has succesfully defended her thesis on February 23rd 2015. Congratulations, Dr Koziatek. And best wishes to your new position in college teaching. 

February 2015

The Gaspar Group is glad to welcome a new member. Undergrad James Wang has joined the group on February 3rd. Welcome James!

September 2014

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August 2014.

Welcome to the newest Washington University Chemistry Graduate Students.  Stop by our lab in Louderman 542 to say hello.

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July 2014

Peter R. completed the STARs program. Good job and congratulations Peter!

July 2014

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June 2014

Dr. James Korang finished his 2nd year as a PostDoc and has recently obtained Chemist position in Ghana. Congratulations and good luck with your new position James!

May 2014

Congratulations to Michael Boucher on graduating from Washington University and his acceptance into the doctoral program at Cornell University.