At the University of Houston

  1. 26.Sohini Bose, Anh H. Ngo, Loi H. Do.* “Intracellular Transfer Hydrogenation Mediated by Unprotected Organoiridium Catalysts.” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139(26), 8792-9795. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b03872. Article.


  1. 25.Lu Yang, Sohini Bose, Anh H. Ngo, Loi H. Do.* “Innocent But Deadly: Non-Toxic Organoiridium Catalysts Promote Selective Cancer Cell Death.” ChemMedChem, 2017, 12, 292-299. DOI:  10.1002/cmdc.201600638. Article. Cover Art.


  1. 24.Lu Yang, Shadi Moghaddas, Homa Dezvareth, Louiza Belkacemi, Steven J. Bark, Rathindra N. Bose, Loi H. Do.* “Insights into the Anti-Angiogenic Properties of Phosphaplatin.” J. Inorg. Biochem., 2016, 164, 5–16.  DOI: 10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2016.07.020. Article.

  1. 23.Anh H. Ngo, Miguel Ibañez, Loi H. Do.* “Catalytic Hydrogenation of Cytotoxic Aldehydes Using Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NADH) in Cell Growth Media.” ACS Catal., 2016, 6, 2637–2641. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.6b00395. Article.


  1. 22.Zhongzheng Cai, Dawei Xiao, Loi H. Do.* “Fine-Tuning Nickel Phenoxyimine Olefin   Polymerization Catalysts: Performance Boosting by Alkali Cations.” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 15501-15510. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b10351. Article.



  1. 21.Qing Ji, Loi H. Do, Ognjen Š. Miljanić.* “Cyclotribenzoin.” Synlett, 2015, 26, 1625-1627.    DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1379925. Article.


  1. 20.Anh H. Ngo, Michael J. Adams, Loi H. Do.* “Selective Acceptorless Dehydrogenation and Hydrogenation by Iridium Catalysts Enabling Facile Interconversion of Glucocorticoids.” Organometallics, 2014, 33, 6742-6745. DOI: DOI: 10.1021/om5010258. Article.


At previous institutions

  1. 19. Yunbo Jiang, Takahiro Hayashi, Hirotoshi Matsumura, Loi H. Do, Amit Majumdar, Stephen J. Lippard,* and Pierre Moënne-Loccoz.* “Light-Induced N2O Production from a Non-heme Iron–Nitrosyl Dimer” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136(36), 12524-12527. DOI: 10.1021/ja504343t

  1. 18.Do, L. H.; Labinger, J. A.; Bercaw, J. E. Spectral Studies of a Cr(PNP)-MAO System for Selective Ethylene Trimerization Catalysis: Searching for the Active Species. ACS Catal., 2013, 3(11), 2582-2585. DOI: 10.1021/cs400778a

  1. 17.Do, L. H.; Labinger, J. A.; Bercaw, J. E. Mechanistic Studies of Ethylene and Alpha Olefin Co-Oligomerization Catalyzed by Chromium-PNP Complexes. Organometallics, 2012, 31(14), 5143-5149. DOI: 10.1021/om300492r

  1. 16.Li, Y.; Wilson, J. J.; Do, L. H.; Apfel, U.-P.; Lippard, S. J. A C2-Symmetric, Basic Iron Acetate Complex Derived from a Novel Preorganized Triptycene-Based Chelating Carboxylate Ligand.” Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 9272-9275. DOI: 10.1039/C2DT31260C

  1. 15.Do, L. H.; Xue, G.; Que, L., Jr.; Lippard, S. J. Evaluating the Identity and Diiron Core Transformations of a (μ-Oxo)diiron(III) Complex Supported by Electron-Rich Tris(pyridyl-2-methyl)amine Ligands. Inorg. Chem., 2012, 51(4), 2393-2402. DOI: 10.1021/ic202379b

  1. 14.Do, L. H.; Wang, H.; Tinberg, C. E.; Dowty, E.; Yoda, Y.; Cramer, S. P.; Lippard, S. J. Characterization of a Synthetic Peroxodiiron(III) Protein Model Complex by Nuclear Resonance Vibrational Spectroscopy. Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 10945-10947. DOI: 10.1039/C1CC13836G

  1. 13.Do, L. H.; Lippard, S. J. Evolution of Strategies to Prepare Synthetic Mimics of Carboxylate-Bridged Diiron Protein Active Sites. J. of Inorg. Biochem., 2011, 105(12), 1774-1785. DOI: 10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2011.08.025

  1. 12.Do, L. H.; Lippard, S. J. Toward Carboxylate-Bridged Diiron Protein Mimics: Achieving Structural Stability and Conformational Flexibility Using a Macrocyclic Ligand Framework. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133(27), 10568-10581. DOI: 10.1021/ja2021312

  1. 11.Alliger, G. E.; Müller, P.; Do, L. H.; Cummins, C. C.; Nocera, D. G. A Family of Cofacial Bimetallic Complexes of Hexaanionic Carboxamide Cryptands. Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50(9), 4107-4115. DOI:10.1021/ic200143b

  1. 10.Tonzetich, Z. J.; Héroguel, F.; Do, L. H.; Lippard, S. J. Chemistry of Nitrosyl Iron Complexes Supported by a β-Diketiminate Liagnd. Inorg. Chem, 2010, 50(4), 1570-1579. DOI: 10.1021/ic102300d

  1. 9.Tinberg, C. E.; Tonzetich, Z. J.; Wang, H.; Do, L. H.; Yoda, Y.; Cramer, S. P.; Lippard, S. J. Characterization of Iron Dinitrosyl Species Formed in the Reaction of Nitric Oxide with a Biological Rieske Center. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132(20), 6914-6916. DOI: 10.1021/ja101002f

  1. 8.Tonzetich, Z. J.; Wang, H.; Mehta, D.; Tinberg, C. E.; Do, L. H.; Jenney, F.; Cramer, S. P.; Lippard, S. J. Identification of Protein-Bound Dinitrosyl Iron Complexes by Nuclear Resonance Vibrational Spectroscopy. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132(20), 6914–6916. DOI: 10.1021/ja101002f

  1. 7.Do, L. H.; Hayashi, T.; Moënne-Loccoz, P.; Lippard, S. J. Carboxylate as the Protonation Site in (Peroxo)diiron(III) Model Complexes of Soluble Methane Monooxygenase and Related Diiron Proteins. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132(4), 1273–1275. DOI: 10.1021/ja909718f

  1. 6.Do, L. H.; Lippard, S. J. 2-Phenoxypyridyl Dinucleating Ligands for Assembly of Diiron(II) Complexes; Efficient Reactivity with O2 to Form -Oxodiiron(III) units. Inorg. Chem., 2009, 48(22), 10708–10719. DOI: 10.1021/ic901711c

  1. 5.Tonzetich, Z. J.; Do, L. H.; Lippard, S. J. Dinitrosyl Iron Complexes Relevant to Rieske Nitrosylation. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131(23), 7964–7965. DOI: 10.1021/ja9030159

  1. 4.Tennyson, A. G.; Do, L.; Smith, R. C.; Lippard, S. J. Selective Fluorescence Detection of Nitroxyl over Nitric Oxide in Buffered Aqueous Solution using a Conjugated Metallopolymer. Polyhedron, 2007, 26, 4625–4630. DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2007.04.003

  1. 3.Halper, S. R.; Do, L.; Stork, J. R.; Cohen, S. M. Topological Control in Heterometallic Metal-Organic Frameworks by Anion Templating and Metalloligand Design.  J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128(47), 15255–15268. DOI: 10.1021/ja0645483

  1. 2.Do, L.; Smith, R. C.; Tennyson, A. G.; Lippard, S. J. Luminescent Properties of Water-Soluble Conjugated Metallopolymers and their Application to Fluorescent Nitric Oxide Detection. Inorg. Chem., 2006, 45(22), 8998–9005. DOI: 10.1021/ic060998k

  1. 1.Do, L.; Halper, S. H.; Cohen, S. M. Helical Coordination Polymers and Cyclic Dimers Formed from Heteroleptic Thioether-Dipyrrinato Copper(II) Complexes. Chem. Commun., 2004, 2662–2663. DOI: 10.1039/B411991F