Publications and Patents


71. McClements, J.; Buffone, C.; Shaver, M. P.; Sefiane, K.; Koutsos, V.* “Poly(styrene-co-butadiene) random copolymer thin films and nanostructures on a mica surface: morphology and contact angles of nanodroplets” Soft Matter 2017

70. Sinclair, F.; Hlina, J. A.; Wells, J. A. L.; Shaver, M. P.; Arnold, P. A. “Ring opening polymerisation of lactide with uranium(IV) and cerium(IV) phosphinoaryloxide complexes” Dalton Trans. 2017,

69. Lizundia, E.; Makwana, V.; Larrañaga, A.; Vilas, J.; Shaver, M. P. “Thermal, structural and degradation properties of an aromatic–aliphatic polyester built through ring-opening polymerisation” Polym. Chem. 2017

68. Sinclair, F.Alkattan, A.; Prunet, J.; Shaver, M. P. “Olefin Cross Metathesis and Ring Closing Metathesis in Polymer Chemistry” Polym. Chem. 2017

67. Cairns, S. A.; Schultheissa, A.; Shaver, M. P. “A broad scope of aliphatic polyesters prepared by elimination of small molecules from sustainable 1,3-dioxolan-4-ones” Polym. Chem. 2017

66. Macdonald, E. K.; Shaver, M. P. “Understanding the phosphoric acid catalysed ring opening polymerisation of β-Butyrolactone and other cyclic esters” Eur. Polym. J. 2017

65. Zhu, K.Dunne, J.; Shaver, M. P. “Iron-Catalyzed Heck-Type Alkenylation of Functionalized Alkyl Bromides” ACS Catal. 2017,

64. Macdonald, E. K.; Lacey, J. C.; Ogura, I.; Shaver, M. P. “Aromatic Polyphosphonates as High Refractive Index Polymers” Eur. Polym. J. 2016,

63. Raycraft, B. M.; MacDonald, J. P.; McIntosh, J. T.; Shaver, M. P.; Gillies, E. R. “Post-polymerization functionalization of poly(ethylene oxide)- poly(β-6-heptenolactone) diblock copolymers to tune properties and self-assembly” Polym. Chem. 2016,

62. Sinclair, F.; Chen, L.; Greenland, B. W.; Shaver, M. P. “Installing Multiple Functional Groups on Biodegradable Polyesters via Post-Polymerization Olefin Cross-Metathesis” Macromolecules 2016,

61. Macdonald, E. K.; Shaver, M. P. “An expanded range of catalysts for synthesising biodegradable polyphosphonates Green Materials 20164, 81.

60. Lake, B. R. M.; Shaver, M. P. “Iron(II) β-ketiminate complexes as mediators of controlled radical polymerisation” Dalton Trans. 2016,

59. Zhu, K.; Shaver, M. P.; Thomas, S. P.* “Amine-bis(phenolate) Iron(III)-catalysed Formal Hydroamination of Olefins” Chem. Asian J. 2016, 11, 977.

58. Zhu, K.; Shaver, M. P.; Thomas, S. P.* “Chemoselective Nitro Reduction and Hydroamination Using a Single Iron Catalyst” Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 3031.

57. Briand, G. G.*; Cairns, S. A.; Decken, A.; Dickie, C. M.; Kostelnik, T. I.; Shaver, M. P. “Strained Metal Bonding Environments in Methylindium Dithiolates and Their Reactivity as Initiators for the Ring-Opening Polymerization of Cyclic EstersJ. Organomet. Chem. 2016, 806, 22.

56. MacDonald, J. P.; Sidera, M.; Fletcher, S. P.; Shaver, M. P.* “Living and immortal polymerization of seven and six membered lactones to high molecular weights with aluminum salen and salan catalysts” Eur. Polym. J. 201674, 284.

55. MacDonald, J. P.; Shaver, M. P.* “An aromatic/aliphatic polyester prepared via ring-opening polymerisation and its remarkably selective and cyclable depolymerisation to monomer” Polym. Chem. 2016, 7, 553.

54. Schroeder, H.; Shaver, M. P.; Buback, M.* “Kinetics of Amine-Bis(phenolate) Iron-Mediated ATRP Up to High Pressure” Macromolecules 201548, 6114.

53. Sheppard, B. J.; Shaver, M. P.; Pearson, J.* “Assessment and application of density functional theory for the prediction of structure and reactivity of vanadium complexes” J. Phys. Chem. A 2015119, 8537.

52. Schroeder, H.; Lake, B. R. M.; Demeshko, S.; Shaver, M. P.*; Buback, M.* “A synthetic and multispectroscopic speciation analysis of controlled radical polymerization mediated by amine-bis(phenolate) iron complexes” Macromolecules 201548, 4329.

51. Ferrier, D. C.; Shaver, M. P.; Hands, P. J. W.* “Micro- and nano-structure based oligonucleotide sensors” Biosensors and Bioelectronics 2015, 68, 798.

50. Lake, B. R. M.; Shaver, M. P.* “The interplay of ATRP, OMRP and CCT in iron-mediated controlled radical polymerization” in Controlled Radical Polymerisation. ACS Symposium Series 20151187, 311.

49. MacDonald, J. P.; Shaver, M. P.* “Aluminum salen and salan polymerization catalysts: From monomer scope to macrostructure control” in Green Polymer Chemistry: Biobased Materials and Biocatalysis. ACS Symposium Series 20151192, 147.

48. Zhu, K.; Shaver, M. P.*; Thomas, S. P.* “Stable and easily handled Iron(III) catalysts for hydrosilylation of ketones and aldehydesEur. J. Org. Chem. 201510, 2119.

47. MacDonald, J. P.; Parker, M. P.; Greenland, B. W.; Hermida-Merino, D.; Hamley, I. W.; Shaver, M. P.* “Tuning thermal properties and microphase separation in aliphatic polyester ABA copolymers” Polym. Chem. 2015, 6, 1445.

46. Macdonald, E. K.; Shaver, M. P.* “Intrinsic High Refractive Index Polymers” Polym. International 2015, 64, 6.

45. Yeo, A.; Shaver, M. P.; Fryzuk, M. D.* “A New Side-on End-on Ditantalum Dinitrogen Complex and Its Reaction with BuSiH­3Zeit. Anorg. Allge. Chem. 2015, 641, 123.

44. Poli, R.*; Shaver, M. P. “ATRP/OMRP/CCT Interplay in Styrene Polymerization Mediated by Iron(II) Complexes: A DFT Study of the a-Diimine SystemChem. Eur. J. 201420, 17530.

43. Poli, R.*; Allan, L. E. N.; Shaver, M. P.* “Iron-Mediated Reversible Deactivation Controlled Radical Polymerization.” Prog. Polym. Sci. 2014, 39, 1827.

42. Poli, R.*; Shaver, M. P. “Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP) and Organometallic Mediated Radical Polymerization (OMRP) of Styrene Mediated by Diaminobis(phenolato)iron(II) Complexes: A DFT Study.” Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, 7580.

41.  Allan, L. E. N.; MacDonald, J. P.; Nichol, G. S.; Shaver, M. P.* “Single Component Iron Catalysts for Atom Transfer and Organometallic Mediated Radical Polymerizations: Mechanistic Studies and Reaction Scope.Macromolecules 2014, 47, 1249.

40.  Tennekone, G. K.; Wagner, B. D.*; Shaver, M. P.* “Cyclodextrin-based biodegradable polymer stars: Synthesis & Fluorescence Studies.Green Materials 2014, 2, 31.

39. Chiang, L.; Allan, L. E. N.; Alcantara, J.; Wang, M. C. P.; Storr, T.*; Shaver, M. P.* “Tuning ligand electronics and peripheral substitution on cobalt salen complexes: Structure and polymerisation activity.” Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 4295.

38.  Shaver, M. P.* “The development of Green Materials.Green Materials 2013, 1, 201.

37.  Agatemor, C.; Arnold, A. E.; Cross, E. D.; Decken, A.; Shaver, M. P.* “Aluminium salophen and salen initiators in the ring opening polymersation of rac-lactide and rac-β-butyrolactone: Electronic effects on stereoselectivity and polymerisation rates.J. Organomet. Chem. 2013, 745-746, 335.

36.  Hanhan, M. E.*; Cetinkaya, C.; Shaver, M. P. “Effective Binuclear Pd(II) Complexes for Suzuki Reactions in Water.Appl. Organomet. Chem. 2013, 27, 570.

35. Allan, L. E. N.; Briand, G. G.*; Decken, A.; Marks, J. D.; Shaver, M. P.; Wareham, R. G. “Synthesis and structural characterization of cyclic indium thiolate complexes and their utility as initiators for the ring-opening polymerization of cyclic esters.” J. Organomet. Chem. 2013, 736, 55.

34. Agatemor, C.; Shaver, M. P.* “Tacticity-induced changes in the micellization and degradation properties of poly(lactic acid)-block-poly(ethylene glycol) copolymers.” Biomacromolecules 2013, 14, 699.

33. Keefe, G. E.; Twibanire, J. K.; Grindley, T. B.; Shaver, M. P.* “Poly(lactic acid) polymer stars built from early generation dendritic polyols.Can. J. Chem. 2013, 91, 392.

32. Cross, E. D.; Tennekone, G. K.; Decken, A.; Shaver, M. P.* “Aluminum-based amine-bis(phenolate) catalysts for ring-opening polymerization of rac-lactide and ε-caprolactone.” Green Materials 2013, 1, 87.

31. Perry, M. R.; Allan, L. E. N.; Decken, A.; Shaver, M. P.* “Organometallic mediated radical polymerization of vinyl acetate using bis(imino)pyridine vanadium trichloride complexes.” Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 9157.

30. Cross, E. D.; Allan, L. E. N.; Decken, A.; Shaver, M. P.* “Aluminum salen and salan complexes in the ring-opening polymerization of cyclic esters: Controlled immortal and copolymerization of  rac-β-butyrolactone and rac-lactide.” J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2013, 51, 1137.

29. Allan, L. E. N.; MacDonald, J. P.; Kozak, C. M.; Reckling, A. M.; Shaver, M. P.* “Controlled radical polymerization mediated by amine-bis(phenolate) iron(III) complexes.” Macromol. Rapid Commun. 201233, 414.

28. Allan, L. E. N.; Belanger, J. A.; Callaghan, L. M.; Cameron, D. J. A.; Decken, A. and Shaver, M. P.* “Anilido-aldimine aluminum complexes: Synthesis, characterization and lactide polymerization.” J. Organomet. Chem. 2012706-707, 106.

27. Gallaway, J. B. L.; McRae, J. R.; Decken, A. and Shaver, M. P.* “Ring-opening polymerization of rac-lactide and ε-caprolactone using zinc and calcium salicylaldiminato complexes.” Can. J. Chem. 201290, 419.

26. Cameron, D. J. A.; Shaver, M. P.* “Control of thermal properties and hydrolytic degradation in poly(lactic acid) polymer stars through control of isospecificity of polymer arms.” J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 201250, 1477.

25. Allan, L. E. N.; Perry, M. R.; Shaver, M. P.* “Organometallic Mediated Radical Polymerization.” Prog. Polym. Sci. 201237, 127.

24. Allan, L. E. N.; Cross, E. D.; Francis-Pranger, T. W.; Hanhan, M. E.; Jones, M. R.; Pearson, J. K.; Perry, M. R.; Storr, T.; Shaver, M. P.* “Controlled radical polymerization of vinyl acetate mediated by a bis(imino)pyridine vanadium complex.” Macromolecules 201144, 4072.

23. Perry, M. R.; Shaver, M. P.* “Flexible and rigid core molecules in the synthesis of poly(lactic acid) star polymers.” Can. J. Chem. 201189, 499.

22. Cameron, D. J. A.; Shaver, M. P.* “Aliphatic Polyester Polymer Stars: Synthesis and Properties in Drug Delivery and Nanotechnology.” Chem. Soc. Rev. 201140, 1761.

21. Shaver, M. P.*; Cameron, D. J. A. “Tacticity Control in the Synthesis of Poly(lactic acid) Polymer Stars with Dipentaerythritol Cores.” Biomacromolecules 201011, 3673.

20. Shaver, M. P.* “Low Tech Interactions in the Chemistry Classroom.” J. Chem. Educ. 201087, 1320.

19. Shaver, M. P.*; Hanhan, M. E.; Jones, M. R. “Controlled radical polymerization of vinyl acetate mediated by a vanadium catalyst.” Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 2127.

18. Fritschi, C. B.; Wernitz, S. M.; Vogels, C. M.; Shaver, M. P.; Decken, A.; Bell, A.; Westcott, S. A. “4,4,5,5-Tetraphenyl-1,3,2-dioxaborolane: a bulky borane for the transition metal catalysed hydroboration of alkenes.” Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2008, 779.

17. Allan, L. E. N.; Shaver, M. P.; White, A. J. P.; Gibson, V. C. “Correlation of metal spin-state in α-diimine iron catalysts with polymerization mechanism.” Inorg. Chem. 200746, 8963.

16. Shaver, M. P.; Allan, L. E. N.; Gibson, V. C. “Organometallic intermediates in the controlled radical polymerization of styrene by α-diimine iron catalysts.” Organometallics 200726, 4725.

15. O’Reilly, R. K.; Shaver, M. P.; White, A. J. P.; Gibson, V. C. “α-Diimine, diamine and diphosphine iron catalysts for the controlled radical polymerization of styrene and acrylate monomers.” Macromolecules 2007, 40, 7441.

14. Shaver, M. P.; Allan, L. E. N.; Gibson, V. C. “Ethylene polymerization under mild conditions using simple aluminum alkyls and chloro activators.” Organometallics 200726, 2252.

13. O’Reilly, R. K.; Shaver, M. P.; Gibson, V. C. “Nickel(II) α-diimine catalysts for the Atom Transfer Radical Polymerisation of styrene.” Inorg. Chim. Acta. 2006359, 4417.

12. Carmichael, C. D.; Shaver, M. P.; Fryzuk, M. D. “Synthesis and coordination chemistry of the diamido-arsine ligand [NAsN] (NAsN = PhAs(CH2SiMe2NPh)2).” Can. J. Chem. 200684, 1667.

11. Shaver, M. P.; Allan, L. E. N.; Rzepa, H. S.; Gibson, V. C. “Correlation of metal spin state with catalytic reactivity: Polymerizations mediated by α-diimine iron complexes.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 200645, 1241.

10. Shaver, M. P.; Johnson, S. A.; Fryzuk, M. D. “Activation and cleavage of alkynes by ([NPN]Ta)2(μ-H)2(μ-η21-N2) and ([NPN]Ta)2(μ-H)4.” Can. J. Chem. 200583, 652.

9. Shaver, M. P.; Fryzuk, M. D. “Phosphine Induced Ancillary Ligand Orthometalation at a Tantalum-Tantalum Double Bond.” Organometallics 200524, 2606.

8. Shaver, M. P.; Fryzuk, M. D. “Addition of primary and secondary phosphines to dinuclear tantalum hydrides: synthesis of phosphides and phosphinidenes via P-H bond activation.” Organometallics 200524, 1419.

7. Shaver, M. P.; Fryzuk, M. D. “Cleavage of hydrazine and 1,1-dimethylhydrazine by tantalum hydrides: formation of imides, nitrides and N,N-dimethylamine.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005127, 500.

6. Shaver, M. P.; Thomson, R. K.; Patrick, B. O.; Fryzuk, M. D. “Vanadium and niobium diamidophosphine complexes and their reactivity.” Can. J. Chem. 200381, 1431.

5. Shaver, M. P.; Fryzuk, M. D. “Activation of molecular nitrogen: Coordination, cleavage and functionalization of N2 mediated by metal complexes.” Adv. Synth. Catal. 2003345, 1061.

4. Fryzuk, M. D.; Shaver, M. P.; Patrick, B. O. “Diamidophosphine complexes of niobium (III) and (IV): Imide formation via ancillary ligand decomposition.” Inorg. Chim. Acta. 2003350, 293.

3. Vogels, C. M.; O’Connor, P. E.; Phillips, T. E.; Watson, K. J.; Shaver, M. P.; Hayes, P. G.; Westcott, S. A. “Rhodium-catalyzed hydroborations of allylamine and allylimines.” Can. J.  Chem. 200179, 1898.

2. Shaver, M. P.; Vogels, C. M.; Wallbank, A. I.; Hennigar, T. L.; Biradha, K.; Zaworotko, M. J.; Westcott, S. A. “Trans alkenylpyridine and alkenylamine complexes of platinum.” Can. J. Chem. 200078, 568.

1. Vogels, C. M., Hayes, P. G., Shaver, M. P., Westcott, S. A. “Metal catalysed addition of B-H and N-H bonds to aminopropyl vinyl ethers.” Chem. Commun. 2000, 51.


6. Shaver, M. P.; Hands, P. J. W.; Ferrier, D.C. Biosensor. PCT Int. Appl. (2016) 1511969.6 

5. Jung, H.; Shaver, M. P.; Macdonald, E. K.; Polyphosphonate, and lens and camera module including the same. (2016), US 20160289391 A1.

4. Shaver, M. P.; Cross, E. D. Catalysts for the immortal isospecific polymerization of rac-lactide and the application of these catalysts in the preparation of stereoblock copolymers with aliphatic polyesters. Provisional Patent filing, January 2012.

3. Shaver, M. P.; Allan, L. E. N.; Kozak, C. M. Iron catalysts for the controlled radical polymerization of styrenes and acrylates to produce polymers of controlled molecular weight and dispersity that require no bleaching. Provisional Patent filing November 2011.

2. Shaver, M. P. Star polymers having controlled tacticity and methods of making same. PCT Int. Appl. (2011), WO 2011082479 A1 20110714.

1. Shaver, M. P. Vanadium Catalysts for Controlled Radical Polymerization of Functional Monomers. PCT Int. Appl. (2011), WO 2011097707 A1 20110818.

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