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Nigam P. Rath

Nigam P. Rath

Dr. Rath received B.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Sc. degrees from Berhampur University in India, and a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow and Assistant Faculty Fellow at the University of Notre Dame prior to joining the UMSL faculty as Research Assistant Professor in 1989. He was promoted to Research Associate Professor in 1996 and Research Professor in 2004.
Office: N304
Phone: (314)516-5333
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Research Interests

Dr. Rath's research interests involve the use of single crystal X-ray diffraction techniques for three dimensional solid state-molecular and crystal structure determination of novel organic and organometallic compounds. Currently, Dr. Rath is the Director of the X-ray Diffraction Laboratory of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Center for Nanoscience. Current research interests include study of weak interactions in the solid state, polymorphism, structure solution and refinement of twin structures and development of techniques and instrumentation for accurate data collection for small molecules.

Selected Publications

″A Practical Gram-Scale Synthesis of Acrylohydroxamic Acid,″ B. C. Hamper, B. T. Sullivan, N. P. Rath and C. D. Spilling, Synthesis, 2017 Ahead of Print

″Cadmium Bis(phenyldithiocarbamate) as a Nanocrystal Shell-Growth Precursor,″ C. E. Morrison, F. Wang, N. P. Rath, B. M Wieliczka, R. A. Loomis and W. H. Buhro, Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 12920

″cis-1,2-Bis(diphenylphosphino)ethylene copper(I) catalyzed C-H activation and carboxylation of terminal alkynes,″ M. Trivedi, J. R. Smreker, G. Singh, A. Kumar and N. P. Rath, New. J. Chem. 2017, 41, 14145.

″Coordination Chemistry of Bifunctional Chemical Agents Designed for Applications in 64Cu PET Imaging for Alzheimer's Disease,″ A. K. Sharma, J. W. Schultz, J. T. Prior, N. P. Rath and L. M. Mirica, Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 13801

″Synthesis, structural characterization and catalytic activity of indenyl complexes of ruthenium bearing fluorinated phosphine ligands,″ M. J. Stark, M. J. Shaw, A. Fadamin, N. P. Rath and E. B. Bauer, J. Organomet. Chem. 2017, 847, 41.

″Extending the S-benzimidazolyl (SBiz) platform: N-alkylated SBiz glycosyl donors with the universal activation profile,″  S. J. Hasty, N. P. Rath and A. V. Demchenko, Pure Appl. Chem. 2017, 89, 1321

67Ga-metalloprobes: monitoring the impact of geometrical isomers on accumulation profiles in rat cardiomyoblasts and human breast carcinoma cells,″ J. Sivapackiam, S. E. Harpstrite, N. P. Rath and V. Sharma, Vijay, MedChemComm. 2017, 8, 158.

″Oxidative C-C Bond Formation Reactivity of Organometallic Ni(II), Ni(III), and Ni(IV) Complexes,″  M. B. Watson, N. P. Rath and L. M. Mirica, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 35

″S-Benzimidazolyl (SBiz) Imidates as a Platform for Oligosaccharide Synthesis via Active-Latent, Armed-Disarmed, Selective, and Orthogonal Activations,″ S. J. Hasty, M. D. Bandara, N. P. Rath and A. V. Demchenko, J. Org. Chem. 2017, 82, 1904.

″Luminescent 2,7-disubstituted germafluorenes,″ D. W. Hammerstroem, J. Braddock-Wilking and N. P. Rath, J. Organomet. Chem. 2017, 830, 196.

″Synthesis and characterization of first row transition metal p-toluenesulfonate complexes and chains,″ P. J. Ferko, J. R. Withers, H. Nguyen, C. Allison, J. Ema, T. Ema, N. P. Rath, Y-Z Zhang and S. M. Holmes, Polyhedron, 2017, 123, 344.

″Simultaneous Introduction of Redox and Coordination Chemistry Concepts in a Single Laboratory Experiment,″ P. J. Ferko, J. R. Withers, H. Nguyen, J. Ema, T. Ema,  C. Allison, C. Dornhoefer,  N. P. Rath and S. M. Holmes, J. CHEM. EDUC. 2017, 94, 95

″Conformationally super-armed S-ethyl glycosyl donors as effective building blocks for chemoselective oligosaccharide synthesis in one pot,″ M. D. Bandara, J. P. Yasomanee, N. P. Rath, C. M. Pedersen, M. Bols and A. V. Demchenko, Org. & Biomol. Chem. 2017, 15, 559.

″Synthesis,Characterization and Catalytic Activity of Indenyl Tris(N-pyrrolyl-phosphine Complexes of Ruthenium,″ M. J. Stark, M. J. Shaw, N. P. Rath  and E. B. Bauer, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2016, 1093.102.

″Synthesis and characterization of luminescent 2, 7-disubstituted silafluorenes″, D. W. Hammerstroem, J. Braddock-Wilking and N. P. Rath, J. Organometal. Chem. 2016, 813, 110.