Structures of the Year:


2D modulation in super space group:

Order-Disorder (OD) structure of VC type I

 Amazing stacking of simple molecules, Z'=32

2019. UM#3251: Monster Structure -

2008. UM#1591: 2D modulation in super space group:

2006. UM#1287: Order-Disorder (OD) structure
of VC type I

2005. UM#1222: Amazing stacking of simple molecules, Z'=32

Cover Page Structures:

Chemistry of European Journal Cover

Cover of Fundamentals of Powder Diffraction and Structural Characterization of Materials

Cover of "Inorganic Chemistry including Bioinorganic Chemistry" Book

Cover of Dalton Transactions

Chem. Eur. J. 22, 17226 – 17238, 2016.

Text/Reference Book: Springer, 2009.

Inorg. Chem. 46, 1603, 2007.

Dalton Trans. 1009, 2006.

with Lyle Isaacs group (UMD)

Vitalij K. Pecharsky and Peter Y. Zavalij

In collaboration with ARL (Dedeian et al.)

In collaboration with CUA (Brewer et al.)








Jason M. Nichols, Yu Liu, Peter Zavalij, Lyle Isaacs, Michael P. Doyle

Cationic Chiral Dirhodium Carboxamidates Are Activated for Lewis Acid Catalysis


47, 1439-1442 (2008)

Khusnutdinova, Julia R.; Newman, Laura L.; Zavalij, Peter Y.; Lam, Yiu-Fai; Vedernikov, Andrei N.

Direct C(sp3)-O Reductive Elimination of Olefin Oxides from PtIV-Oxetanes Prepared by Aerobic Oxidation of PtII Olefin Derivatives (Olefin = cis-Cyclooctene, Norbornene).


130, 2174-2175 (2008)






Huang, Wei-Hao; Zavalij, Peter Y.; Isaacs, Lyle

Chiral recognition inside a chiral cucurbituril.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.

467425-7427 (2007)

Hirotsu, Masakazu; Fontaine, Philip P.; Zavalij, Peter Y.; Sita, Lawrence R.

Extreme NN Bond Elongation and Facile N-Atom Functionalization Reactions within Two Structurally Versatile New Families of Group 4 Bimetallic "Side-on-Bridged" Dinitrogen Complexes for Zirconium and Hafnium.


12912690-12692 (2007)

Okunola, Oluyomi A.; Seganish, Jennifer L.; Salimian, Kevan J.; Zavalij, Peter Y.; Davis, Jeffery T.

Membrane-active calixarenes: Toward 'gating' transmembrane anion transport.


6310743-10750 (2007)

Fontaine, Philip P.; Epshteyn, Albert; Zavalij, Peter Y.; Sita, Lawrence R.

Regio- and stereospecific syntheses and structural characterization of alkyl-substituted 1,3-diene complexes of cyclopentadienylzirconium amidinates of the general formula: (η5-C5Me5)Zr[N(iPr)C(Me)N(iPr)](σ2,π-C4H5R) (R=Me or Et). 

J. Organomet. Chem.

6924683-4689 (2007)

Khaskin, Eugene; Zavalij, Peter Y.; Vedernikov, Andrei N.

Oxidatively induced methyl transfer from boron to platinum in dimethyldi(2-pyridyl)boratoplatinum complexes.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.

636309-6312 (2007)

Liu, Simin; Zavalij, Peter Y.; Lam, Yiu-Fai; Isaacs, Lyle

Refolding Foldamers: Triazene-Arylene Oligomers That Change Shape with Chemical Stimuli


12911232-11241 (2007)

Hirotsu, Masakazu; Fontaine, Philip P.; Epshteyn, Albert; Zavalij, Peter Y.; Sita, Lawrence R.

Dinitrogen activation at ambient temperatures: new modes of H2 and PhSiH3 additions for an "end-on-bridged" [Ta(IV)]2(μ-η11-N2) complex and for the bis(μ-nitrido) [Ta(V)(μ-N)]2 product derived from facile NN bond cleavage.


1299284-9285 (2007)

Kesanli, Banu; Halsig, Jordan E.; Zavalij, Peter; Fettinger, James C.; Lam, Yiu-Fai; Eichhorn, Bryan W.

Cluster Growth and Fragmentation in the Highly Fluxional Platinum Derivatives of Sn94-: Synthesis, Characterization, and Solution Dynamics of Pt2@Sn174- and Pt@Sn9H3-


1294567-4574 (2007)

Nichols, Jason M.; Wolf, Joffrey; Zavalij, Peter; Varughese, Bindhu; Doyle, Michael P.

Bis(phenyl)dirhodium(III) Caprolactamate: A Dinuclear Paddlewheel Complex with No Metal-Metal Bond.


1293504-3505 (2007)

Khusnutdinova, Julia R.; Zavalij, Peter Y.; Vedernikov, Andrei N.

C-O Coupling of LPtIVMe(OH)X Complexes in Water (X = 18OH, OH, OMe; L = di(2-pyridyl)methane sulfonate).


263466-3483 (2007)

Khusnutdinova, Julia R.; Zavalij, Peter Y.; Vedernikov, Andrei N.

Facile Aerobic Oxidation of dpms-Platinum(II) Ethylene Complexes (dpms = di(2-pyridyl)methanesulfonate).


262402-2413 (2007)

Dedeian, Kenneth; Shi, Jianmin; Forsythe, Eric; Morton, David C.; Zavalij, Peter Y.

Blue Phosphorescence from Mixed Cyano-Isocyanide Cyclometalated Iridium(III) Complexes.

Inorg. Chem.

461603-1611 (2007)
Front Page

Huang, Wei Hao; Zavalij, Peter Y.; Isaacs, Lyle

Cucurbit[6]uril p-phenylenediammonium diiodide decahydrate inclusion complex

Acta Cryst.

E63o1060-o1062 (2007)






Epshteyn, Albert; Zavalij, Peter Y.; Sita, Lawrence R. 

High-Oxidation-State Neutral and Cationic Tantalum(IV) Alkyl Complexes That Are Stable toward β-Hydrogen and β-Methyl Eliminations.


12816052-16053 (2006)

Huang, Wei-Hao; Liu, Simin; Zavalij, Peter Y.; Isaacs, Lyle. 

Nor-Seco-Cucurbit[10]uril Exhibits Homotropic Allosterism.


12814744-14745 (2006)

Mukhopadhyay, Pritam; Zavalij, Peter Y.; Isaacs, Lyle.

High Fidelity Kinetic Self-Sorting in Multi-Component Systems Based on Guests with Multiple Binding Epitopes.


12814093-14102 (2006)

Goenen, Z. Serpil; Paluchowski, Daniel; Zavalij, Peter; Eichhorn, Bryan W.; Gopalakrishnan, J.

Reversible Cation/Anion Extraction from K2La2Ti3O10: Formation of New Layered Titanates, KLa2Ti3O9.5 and La2Ti3O9.

Inorg. Chem.

458736-8742 (2006)

Greg Brewer, Myro Joy Olida, Ann M. Schmiedekamp, Carol Viragh, Peter Y. Zavalij

A DFT computational study of spin crossover in iron(III) and iron(II) tripodal imidazole complexes. A comparison of experiment with calculations

Dalton Trans.

5617-5629 (2006)

Khaskin, E.; Zavalij, P. Y.; Vedernikov, A. N.

Facile Arene C-H Bond Activation and Alkane Dehydrogenation with Anionic LPtIIMe2- in Hydrocarbon-Water Systems (L = Dimethyldi(2-pyridyl)borate)


12813054-13055 (2006)

P.V. Santacroce, O.A. Okunola, P.Y. Zavalij, J.T. Davis

A Transmembrane Anion Transporter Selective for Nitrate over Chloride

Chem. Commun.

3246-3248 (2006)

Vedernikov A. N., Binfield S. A., Zavalij P. Y., Khusnutdinova J. R.

Stoichiometric Aerobic PtII-Me Bond Cleavage in Aqueous Solutions to Produce Methanol and a PtII(OH) Complex.


12882-83 (2006)

Brewer C., Brewer G., Butcher R.J., Carpenter E.E., Cuenca L., Noll B.C., Scheidt W.R., Viragh C., Zavalij P.Y., Zielaski D.

Synthesis and characterization of manganese(II) and iron(III) d5 tripodal imidazole complexes. Effect of oxidation state, protonation state and ligand conformation on coordination number and spin state.

Dalton Trans.

1009-1019 (2006)
Cover Page

Seganish J.L., Santacroce P.V., Salimian K.J., Fettinger J.C., Zavalij P., Davis J.T.

Regulating Supramolecular Function in Membranes: Calixarenes that Enable or Inhibit Transmembrane Cl- Transport.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.

45, 3334-3338, (2006)






Doyle M.P., Morgan J.P., Fettinger J.C., Zavalij P.Y., Colyer J.T., Timmons D.J., Carducci M.D.

"Matched/mismatched" diastereomeric dirhodium(II) carboxamidate catalyst pairs. Structure-selectivity correlations in diazo decomposition and hetero-Diels-Alder reactions.

J. Org. Chem.

705291-5301 (2005)

Liu S., Ruspic C., Mukhopadhyay P., Chakrabarti S., Zavalij P.Y., Isaacs L.

The Cucurbit[n]uril Family: Prime Components for Self-Sorting Systems.


12715959-15967 (2005)

Liu S., Zavalij P.Y., Isaacs L.



12716798-16799 (2005)

Isaacs L., Park S.-K., Liu S., Ko Y. H., Selvapalam N., Kim Y., Kim H., Zavalij P. Y., Kim G.-H., Lee H.-S., Kim K.

The Inverted Cucurbit[n]uril Family.


12718000-18001 (2005)