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Brandon Quillian - Georgia Southern University. Statesboro, GA, US

Brandon Quillian Brandon Quillian

Associate Professor | Georgia Southern University


Professor Quillian specializes in organic chemistry and organometallic chemistry


Professor Quillian specializes in organic chemistry and organometallic chemistry.

Areas of Expertise (3)

Organic Chemistry


Organometallic Chemistry

Education (3)

University of Virginia: Post-Doctoral Fellow 2011

University of Georgia: Ph.D., Chemistry 2008

Armstrong Atlantic State University: B.S., Chemistry 2003

Articles (4)

Silver triflate mediated dehydration of benzylic alcohols and vinyl hydrovinylation of styren

Inorg. Chim. Acta.

Quillian, B.; Fields, A. E.; Chace, D.; Vickery, A. M.; Sharma, M.; Zurwell, D; Bazemore, J.; Phan, L. Thomas, D.; Padgett, C. W.

2019 The use of silver trifluoromethanesulfonate (silver triflate, AgOTf) as a halide abstraction reagent is pervasive in organometallic chemistry. However, recent reports suggest a “hidden” Brønsted acid lurks within it that may catalyze purported metal-based catalysis.

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Bis(pyrazolyl)acetate and bis(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)acetate tris-acetonitrile ruthenium(II) complexes: Synthesis, properties, and structure

J. Organomet. Chem

Fields, A. E.; Zurwell, D.; Padgett, C.; Quillian, B.

2017 [(η6-p-cymene)RuI2]2 (1) was reacted with the heteroscorpionate ligands, bis(pyrazolyl)acetic acid (BPAH) or bis(3,5-dimethylpyrazoly)acetic acid (BMPAH), in the presence of potassium carbonate under various conditions to yield cationic Ru(II) complexes.

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C-H Activation of Pyrazolyl Ligand by Ru(II)

Inorg. Chem

Joslin, E. E.; Quillian, B.; Gunnoe, T. B.; Cundari, T. R.; Sabat, M.; Myers, W. H.

2014 Previously, hydridotris(pyrazolyl)borate (Tp) Ru(II) alkyl and aryl complexes of the type TpRu(L)(NCMe)R (R = methyl or aryl; L = charge-neutral two-electron donating ligand) were demonstrated to activate aromatic C–H bonds.

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“2,2,2-Tris(pyrazolyl)ethoxide (EpOX) Ruthenium (II) Complexes, (EpOX)RuCl(L)(L′): Synthesis, Structure and Reactivity”

Inorg. Chem.

Quillian, B.; Joslin, E. E.; Sabat, M.; Gunnoe, T. B.; Sabat, M.; Myers, B.

2013 2,2,2-Tris(pyrazolyl)ethanol (EpOX) has been utilized as a facially κ3-N,N,O-coordinating ligand on a series of Ru(II) complexes. The image shows that the PPh3 ligands can be substituted with other ligands to provide several new Ru(II) compounds of the type (EpOX)RuCl(L)(L′). The compounds convert into cationic tris(pyrazolyl)methane Ru(II) complexes upon heating in chloroform.

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