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[24] S. S. Chitnis, J. H. W. LaFortune, H. Cummings, L. L. Liu, R. Andrews, D. W. Stephan, 'Phosphorus Coordination Chemistry in Catalysis: Air Stable P(III) Dications as Lewis Acids for the Allylation of C-F Bonds', Organometallics, 2018, ASAP. (Cover Article)

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

[22] K. Bamford, S. S. Chitnis, Z. Qu, D. W. Stephan, 'Interactions of C−F Bonds with Hydridoboranes: Reduction, Borylation and Friedel–Crafts Alkylation', Chem. Eur. J., 2018, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201804705.

[21] 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.

[20] 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.

[19] 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.

[18] 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.

[17] 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.

[16] 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.

[15] 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.

[14] 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.

[13] 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.

[12] 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.

[11] 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.

[10] S. S. Chitnis, and N. Burford, 'Phosphine complexes of lone-pair bearing acceptors', Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 17-29.

[09] 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.

[08] S. S. Chitnis, N. Burford, R. McDonald, and M. J. Ferguson, 'Prototypical Phosphine Complexes of Antimony(III)', Inorg. Chem., 2014, 53(10), 5359-5372.

[07] 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.

[06] 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.

[05] 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.

[04] 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.

[03] 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.

[02] 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.

[1] 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.