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Before Dalhousie:

2018 S. S. Chitnis, F. Krischer, D. Stephan, 'Catalytic hydrodefluorination of C-F bonds by an air-stable P(III) Lewis acid', Chem. Eur. J., 2018, 24, 6543.

2017 L. Wu, S. S. Chitnis, J. Haijun, V. T. Annibale, I. Manners, 'Non-Metal Catalysed Heterodehydrocoupling of Phosphines and Hydrosilanes: Mechanistic Studies of B(C6F5)3-Mediated Formation of P-Si Bonds', J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 16780-16790.
S. S. Chitnis, H. A. Sparkes, N. E. Pridmore, V. T. Annibale, A. M. Oliver and I. Manners, 'Addition of a Cyclophosphine to Nitriles: An Inorganic "Click" Reaction Featuring Protio-, Organo-, and Main Group Catalysis', Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 9536-9540Highlighted in C&EN. Highlighted in SYNFACTS.
S. S. Chitnis, R. A. Musgrave, H. A. Sparkes, N. E. Pridmore, V. T. Annibale, and I. Manners, 'Influence of Ring Strain and Bond Polarization on the Ring Expansion of Phosphorus Homocycles', Inorg. Chem., 2017, 56(8), 4521-4537.
2016 S. S. Chitnis, K. Vos, N. Burford, R. McDonald, and M. J. Ferguson, 'Distinction Between Coordination and Phosphine Ligand Oxidation: Interactions of Di- and Tri-phosphines with Pn3+ (Pn = P, As, Sb, Bi)', Chem. Commun., 2016, 685-688.
K. L. Bamford, S. S. Chitnis, R. L. Stoddard, J. S. McIndoe, and N. Burford, 'Bond Fission in Monocations: Diverse Fragmentation Pathways for Phosphinophosphonium Cations', Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 2544-2552.
S. Yogendra, S. S. Chitnis, F. Hennersdorf, M. Bodensteiner, R. Fischer, N. Burford, and J. J. Weigand, 'Condensation Reactions of Chlorophosphanes with Chalcogenides', Inorg. Chem., 2016, 55, 1854-1860.
A. P. M. Robertson, S. S. Chitnis, S. Chhina, H. J. Cortes, B. O. Patrick, H. A. Jenkins, and N. Burford, 'Complexes of Trimethylsilyl Trifluoromethanesulfonate with Nitrogen, Oxygen and Phosphorus Donors', Can. J. Chem., 2016, 94, 424-429.
2015 S. S. Chitnis, A. P. M. Robertson, N. Burford, B. O. Patrick, R. McDonald, and M. J. Ferguson, 'Bipyridine Complexes of E3+ (E = P, As, Sb, Bi): Strong Lewis Acids, Sources of E(OTf)3 and Synthons for EI and EV Cations', Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 6545-6555.
S. S. Chitnis, N. Burford, J. J. Weigand, and R. McDonald, 'Reductive Catenation of Phosphine-Antimony Complexes', Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 7828-7832.
S. S. Chitnis, A. P. M. Robertson, N. Burford, J. J. Weigand, and R. Fischer, 'Synthesis and Reactivity of Cyclo-tetra(stibinophosphonium) Tetracations: Redox and Coordination Chemistry of Phosphine-Antimony Complexes', Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 2559-2574.
A. P. M. Robertson, S. S. Chitnis, H. Jenkins, R. McDonald, M. J. Ferguson, and N. Burford, 'Establishing the Coordination Chemistry of Antimony(V) Cations: Systematic Assessment of Ph4Sb(OTf) and Ph3Sb(OTf)2 as Lewis Acceptors', Chem. Eur. J., 2015, 21, 7902-7913.
S. S. Chitnis, and N. Burford, 'Phosphine complexes of lone-pair bearing acceptors', Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 17-29.
2014 S. S. Chitnis, M. Whalen, and N. Burford, 'Influence of Charge and Coordination Number on Bond Dissociation Energies, Distances and Vibrational Frequencies for the Phosphorus-Phosphorus Bond', J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 12498-12506.
S. S. Chitnis, N. Burford, R. McDonald, and M. J. Ferguson, 'Prototypical Phosphine Complexes of Antimony(III)', Inorg. Chem., 2014, 53(10), 5359-5372.
2013 S. S. Chitnis, N. Burford, A. Decken, and M. J. Ferguson, 'Coordination Complexes of Bismuth Triflates with THF and Diphosphine Ligands', Inorg. Chem., 2013, 52(12), 7242-7248.
S. S. Chitnis, Y-Y. Carpenter, N. Burford, R. McDonald and M. J. Ferguson, 'Assembly of a cyclo-tetrastibinotetraphosphonium Tetracation by Reductive Elimination', Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52(18), 4863-4866.
S. S. Chitnis, N. Burford, and M. J. Ferguson, '2,2-Bipyridine Complexes of Antimony: Sequential Fluoride Ion Abstraction from SbF3 by Exploiting the Fluoride Ion Affinity of Me3Si+', Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52(7), 2042-2045.
2012 E. MacDonald, L. Doyle, S. S. Chitnis, U. Werner-Zwanziger, N. Burford, and A. Decken, 'Me3P Complexes of P-block Lewis Acids SnCl4, [SnCl3]1+, and [SnCl2]2+', Chem. Commun., 2012, 48(64), 7922-7924.
S. S. Chitnis, E. MacDonald, N. Burford, U. Werner-Zwanziger, and R. McDonald, 'P-P Menschutkin Preparation of Prototypical Phosphinophosphonium Salts', Chem. Commun., 2012, 48(59), 7359-7361.
2011 S. S. Chitnis, B. Peters, E. Conrad, N. Burford, R. McDonald, and M. J. Ferguson, 'Structural Diversity for Phosphine Complexes of Stibenium and Stibinidenium Cations', Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 12331-12333.
2009 F. Lollmahomed, W. J. Leigh, L. A. Huck, S. S. Chitnis, and C. R. Harrington, 'Time-Resolved Spectroscopic Studies of the Reactivities of Transient Germylenes in Methanol and Tetrahydrofuran Solution', Organometallics, 2009, 28(5), 1484-1494.