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157.   Thilina Gunasekara, Andrew Z. Preston, Manhao Zeng, and Mahdi M. Abu-Omar “Highly Regio-selective a-olefin Dimerization Using Zirconium and Hafnium Amine Bis(phenolate) Complexes” Organometallics 2017, 36. (15), pp 2934–2939   Link to Article>>

156.  Xiangning Huang, Shou Zhao, Mahdi Abu-Omar, and Andrew Whelton “In-situ cleaning of heavy metal contaminated plastic water pipes using a biomass derived ligand” J. Environ. Chem. Eng. 2017, 5, 3622-3631.  Link to Article>>

155.   Hao Luo and Mahdi Abu-Omar “Chemicals from Lignin” In: Abraham, M.A. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies. Elsevier, 2017, pp. 573–585. [Book Chapter]

154.   Andrew Z. Preston, Jungsuk Kim, Grigori A. Medvedev, W. Nicholas Delgass, James M. Caruthers, and Mahdi M. Abu-Omar “Steric and Solvation Effects on Polymerization Kinetics, Dormancy, and Tacticity of Zr-Salan Catalysts” Organometallics 2017, 36, 2237-2244.  Link to Article>>




153.   Kothanda Rama Pichaandi, Lara Kabalan, Sabre Kais, and Mahdi M. Abu-Omar “Ring flipping in heterobimetallic Re-Ir complexes and its effect on structural isomerism: Dynamic NMR and DFT study” J. Organometal. Chem. 2017, 843, 62-65.  Link to article>>



152. Kelsey E. Cantwell, Phillip E. Fanwick, and Mahdi M. Abu-Omar “Mild, Selective Sulfoxidation with Molybdenum(VI) cis-Dioxo Catalysts” ACS Omega2017, 2 (5), 1778-1785.  Link to article>>

151. Michael G. Mazzotta, Manxi Xiong, and Mahdi M. Abu-Omar “Carbon Dioxide Reduction to Silyl-Protected Methanol Catalyzed by an Oxorhenium Pincer PNN Complex” Organometallics, 2017, 36 (9), 1688-1691. Link to article>>

150. Lakshmi Nilakantan, Kothanda Rama Pichaandi, Mahdi M. Abu-Omar, David R. McMillin, Paul R. Sharp “Synthesis, Characterization and DFT Study of digold(II) naphthalene Complex” Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2017, 844, pp 30-34.  Link to article>>


 149. Shou Zhao and Mahdi M. Abu-Omar “Synthesis of Renewable Thermoset Polymers through Successive Lignin Modification Using Lignin-Derived Phenols” ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2017, in press. Link to article>>




148. Shou Zhao and Mahdi M. Abu-OmarRenewable Thermoplastics Based on Lignin-Derived Polyphenols” Macromolecules, 2017, 50 (9), 3573-3581.  Link to article>>

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