Aaron D. Sadow
Assistant professor, received his B.S. in 1997 from The Pennsylvania State University, where he worked in the group of Prof. Ayusman Sen on palladium-catalyzed co- and terpolymerizations. He then earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2003 under the guidance of Prof. T. Don Tilley, primarily focused on the development of new catalytic C-H bond functionalizations. Following postdoctoral work at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Hönggerberg) with Professor Antonio Togni investigating catalytic asymmetric hydroamination and hydrophosphination, Aaron joined the chemistry faculty at Iowa State University.
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow (2010)
NSF Career (2010)
Poster Prise, Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms Gordon Conference (2009)
Poster Prize, Organometallic Gordon Conference (2008)
Wilkinson Teaching Award (2006)
Sadow Group Publications
Manna, K.; Ellern, A.; Sadow, A. D., "A zwitterionic zirconium complex that catalyzes hydroamination of aminoalkenes at room temperature." Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 339-341. DOI: 10.1039/b918989k.
Dunne, J. F.; Manna, K.; Wiench, J. W.; Ellern, A.; Pruski, M.; Sadow, A. D., "Bis(oxazolinyl)phenylborane: A Lewis Acid-containing ligand for methide abstraction-based coordination to aluminum(III)" Dalton Trans. 2010, 39, 641-653. DOI: 10.1039/B911851A
Yan, K.; Upton, B.; Ellern, A.; Sadow, A. D., "Lewis Acid mediated β-hydride abstraction reactions of divalent M(C(SiHMe2)3)2THF2 (M = Ca, Yb)." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 15110. DOI: 10.1021/ja9070865.
Neal, S. R.; You, J.; Ellern, A.; Sadow, A. D., "Palladium and rhodium complexes containing 1,3-bis(oxazolinyl)propyl (Probox) ligands: Macrocycles and pincer compounds." Polyhedron 2009, 29, 544-552. doi: 10.1016/j.poly.2009.06.072.
Pawlikowski, A. V.; Ellern, A.; Sadow, A. D., "Ligand exchange reactions and hydroamination with tris(oxazolinyl)borato yttrium compounds." Inorg. Chem. 2009, 48, 8020. DOI: 10.1021/ic900689k.
Pawlikowski, A. V.; Gray, T. S.; Schoendorff, G.; Baird, B.; Ellern, A.; Windus, T. L.; Sadow, A. D., "Structure, bonding, and ligand-based reactions of zwitterionic boratoiridium(I) complexes with oxazoline-based scorpionate ligands." Inorg. Chim. Acta. 2009, 362, 4517. DOI:10.1016/j.ica.2009.06.017.
Yan, K.; Pawlikowski, A. V.; Ellern, A.; Sadow, A. D., "A tris(alkyl)yttrium compound containing six β-agostic Si–H interactions." Chem. Commun. 2009, 656. DOI: 10.1021/ja9070865.
Baird, B.; Pawlikowski, A. V.; Su, J.; Wiench, J. W.; Pruski, M.; Sadow, A. D. "Easily-prepared chiral scorpionates: Tris(2-oxazolinyl)borate iridium(I) compounds and their interactions with MeOTf." Inorg. Chem. 2008, 47, 10208. DOI: 10.1021/om800252p.
Dunne, J. F.; Su, J.; Ellern, A.; Sadow, A. D., "A new scorpionate ligand: Tris(4,4-dimethyl-oxazolinyl)borate and its zirconium(IV) complexes." Organometallics 2008, 27, 2399. DOI: 10.1021/ic900689k.
Butti, P.; Rochat, R.; Sadow, A. D.; Togni, A., "Palladium-Catalyzed Enantioselective Allylic Phosphination." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed 2008, 427, 4847.
Sadow, A.D.; Togni, "Enantioselective addition of secondary phosphines to methacrylonitrile: Catalysis and mechanism " J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 17012.
Sadow, A.D.; Tilley, T.D. "Synthesis and characterization of scandium silyl complexes of the type Cp*2ScSiHRR'. sigma-Bond metathesis reactions and catalytic dehydrogenative silation of hydrocarbons" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 643.
Sadow, A.D.; Haller, I.; Fadini, L. "Nickel(II)-catalyzed highly enantioselective hydrophosphination of methacrylonitrile " J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 14704.
Sadow, A.D.; Tilley, T.D. "Enhanced reactivity of cationic hafnocene complexes toward sigma-bond metathesis reactions. Si-H and Si-C bond activations in stoichiometric and catalytic organosilane conversions" Organometallics 2004, 22, 3577.
Sadow, A.D.; Tilley, T.D. "Cationic hafnium silyl complexes and their enhanced reactivity in sigma-bond metathesis processes with Si-H and C-H bonds" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 9462.
Sadow, A.D.; Tilley, T.D. "Homogeneous catalysis with methane. A strategy for the hydromethylation of olefins based on the nondegenerate exchange of alkyl groups and sigma-bond metathesis at scandium" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 7971.
Sadow, A.D.; Tilley, T.D. "Catalytic functionalization of hydrocarbons by sigma-bond-metathesis chemistry: Dehydrosilylation of methane with a scandium catalyst" Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed. En. 2003, 42, 803.
Sadow, A.D.; Tilley, T.D. "Activation of arene C-H bonds by a cationic hafnium silyl complex possessing an alpha-agostic Si-H interaction" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 4457.
Sadow, A.D.; Tilley, T.D. "Enhanced reactivity of cationic vs neutral hafhocene complexes in stoichiometric and catalytic sigma-bond metathesis reactions involving Si-H and Si-C bonds" Organometallics 2001, 20, 3577.
Pawlow, J. H.; Sadow, A. D.; Sen, A. "Palladium(II)-catalyzed terpolymerization of alkane-alpha,omega-dinitrite esters, alkenes, and carbon monoxide to polysuccinates" Organometallics 1997, 16, 5659.
Pawlow, J. H.; Sadow, A. D.; Sen, A. "Palladium(II)-catalyzed carbonylation of alkane dinitrite esters to polyoxalates" Organometallics 1997, 16, 1339.