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 UM-St. Louis 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
Fax: (314)516-5342

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

″2,3-Di-O-picolinyl building blocks as glycosyl donors with switchable stereoselectivity,″ J. P. Yasomanee, A. R. Parameswar, P. Pornsuriyasak, N. P. Rath and A. V. Demchenko, Org. & Biomol. Chem. 2016, 14, 3159.

″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.

″An environmentally benign approach for the synthesis of 3,4,5-trisubstituted 2-aminofurans under solvent-free conditions via isocyanide-based multicomponent approach,″  T. A. Shah, Z. Ahmad, N. P. Rath and M. Muneer, Tet. Lett. 2016, 57, 2638

″Vaporization, Sublimation Enthalpy, and Crystal Structures of Imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazine and Phthalazine,″ M. Mori, N. P. Rath, C. Gobble, J. S. Chickos, A. A. Samarov and S. P. Verevkin, J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2016, 61, 370.

″Bis(alkynyl) PTA and DAPTA Complexes of Pt(II) and Pd(II)″, J. Braddock-Wilking, S. Acharya and N. P. Rath, Polyhedron 2015, 87, 55

″Aromatic Methoxylation and Hydroxylation by Organometallic High-Valent Nickel Complexes,″ W. Zhou, J. W. Schultz, N. P. Rath and L. M. Mirica, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 7604

″Stable bis(trifluoromethyl)nickel(III) complexes,″ F. Tang, N. P. Rath and L. M. Mirica, Chem. Commun, 2015, 51, 3113

"Production and Separation of 186gRe from proton bombardment od 186WC," V. N. Richards, N. P. Rath and S. E. Lapi, Nucl. Med. and Biol. 2015, 42. 530

 "Morphologies of branched-chain pyrogallol[4]arenes in the solid state," O. V. Kulikov, S. Negin, N. P. Rath and G. W. Gokel, Supramolecular Chem. 2014, 26, 506.

″Synthesis of a smoothened cholesterol: 18,19-Di-nor-cholesterol″, L. Mydock-Mcgrane, N. P. Rath and D. F. Covey, J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79, 5636.

″New bis(imino)pyridine complexes of iron(II) and iron(III), and their catalytic-activity in the Mukaiyama aldol reaction″, P. Shejwalkar, N. P. Rath and E. B. Bauer, Synthesis, 2014, 46, 57

"Ruthenium complexes of the general formula [RuCl2(PHOX) 2] and their catalytic activity in the Mukaiyama aldol reaction," N. Curvey, A. K.  Widaman, N. P. Rath and E. B. Bauer, Tetrahedron Lett. 2014, 55, 3033.

″Synthesis and Characterization of Pt(II) and Pd(II) PTA and DAPTAcomplexes″, J. Braddock-Wilking, A.Sitaram and N. P. Rath, Polyhedron 2014, 79, 16. 

"A thiocynato-bridged copper(i) cubane complex and its application in palladium-catalyzed Sonogashira coupling of aryl halides," M. Trivedi, G. Singh, A. Kumar Abhinav and N. P. Rath, Dalton Trans. 2013 42, 12849 

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