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Matthew Chalkley, PhD

Title(s)Postdoctoral Scholar, Pharmaceutical Chemistry
SchoolSchool of Pharmacy
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-0484-7335 Additional info
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    Yale University, New Haven, CTB.S.05/2009Chemistry
    University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, GermanyN/A06/2014Chemistry
    California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CAPh.D.02/2020Chemistry
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    Yale University2012  - 2013Barry Goldwater Scholar
    University of Erlangen-Nuremberg2013  - 2014Fulbright Fellowship
    Caltech2014  - 2017NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
    Caltech2017  - 2018CEMI Graduate Research Fellowship
    Caltech2018  - 2020Resnick Sustainability Institute Fellow

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    1. Chalkley, MJ; Drover, MW; Peters, JC.Catalytic N2-to-NH3 (or -N2H4) Conversion by Well-Defined Molecular Coordination Complexes. Chemical Reviews. 2020.
    2. Chalkley MJ, Drover MW, Peters JC. Catalytic N2-to-NH3 (or -N2H4) Conversion by Well-Defined Molecular Coordination Complexes. Chem Rev. 2020 Apr 30. PMID: 32352271.
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    3. Chalkley MJ, Peters JC .Relating N–H Bond Strengths to the Overpotential for Catalytic Nitrogen Fixation. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry. 2020.
    4. Chalkley MJ, Oyala PH, Peters JC. Cp* Noninnocence Leads to a Remarkably Weak C-H Bond via Metallocene Protonation. J Am Chem Soc. 2019 Mar 20; 141(11):4721-4729. PMID: 30789720.
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    5. Thompson NB, Oyala PH, Dong HT, Chalkley MJ, Zhao J, Alp EE, Hu M, Lehnert N, Peters JC. Electronic Structures of an [Fe(NNR2)]+/0/- Redox Series: Ligand Noninnocence and Implications for Catalytic Nitrogen Fixation. Inorg Chem. 2019 Mar 04; 58(5):3535-3549. PMID: 30762355.
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    6. Lewis RD, Garcia-Borràs M, Chalkley MJ, Buller AR, Houk KN, Kan SBJ, Arnold FH. Catalytic iron-carbene intermediate revealed in a cytochrome c carbene transferase. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 07 10; 115(28):7308-7313. PMID: 29946033.
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    7. Chalkley MJ, Del Castillo TJ, Matson BD, Peters JC. Fe-Mediated Nitrogen Fixation with a Metallocene Mediator: Exploring p Ka Effects and Demonstrating Electrocatalysis. J Am Chem Soc. 2018 05 16; 140(19):6122-6129. PMID: 29669205.
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    8. Arnett CH, Chalkley MJ, Agapie T. A Thermodynamic Model for Redox-Dependent Binding of Carbon Monoxide at Site-Differentiated, High Spin Iron Clusters. J Am Chem Soc. 2018 04 25; 140(16):5569-5578. PMID: 29589921.
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    9. Chalkley MJ, Del Castillo TJ, Matson BD, Roddy JP, Peters JC. Catalytic N2-to-NH3 Conversion by Fe at Lower Driving Force: A Proposed Role for Metallocene-Mediated PCET. ACS Cent Sci. 2017 Mar 22; 3(3):217-223. PMID: 28386599.
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    10. Chalkley MJ, Peters JC. A Triad of Highly Reduced, Linear Iron Nitrosyl Complexes: {FeNO}(8-10). Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2016 09 19; 55(39):11995-8. PMID: 27560776.
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    11. Adelhardt M, Chalkley MJ, Heinemann FW, Sutter J, Scheurer A, Meyer K. Synthesis and characterization of iron trisphenolate complexes with hydrogen-bonding cavities. Inorg Chem. 2014 Mar 17; 53(6):2763-5. PMID: 24588682.
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    12. Wei Dai, Matthew J. Chalkley, Gary W. Brudvig, Nilay Hazari, Patrick R. Melvin, Ravi Pokhrel, Michael K. Takase.Synthesis and properties of NHC-supported palladium (I) dimers with bridging allyl, cyclopentadienyl, and indenyl ligands. Organometallics. 2013; 32(18):5114-5127.
    13. Matthew J. Chalkley, Louise M. Guard, Nilay Hazari, Peter Hofmann, Damian P. Hruszkewycz, Timothy J. Schmeier, Michael K. Takase.Synthesis, electronic structure, and reactivity of palladium (I) dimers with bridging allyl, cyclopentadienyl, and indenyl ligands. Organometallics. 2013; 32(15):4223-4238.
    14. Phuong Diem Dau, Damian P. Hruszkewycz, Dao-Ling Huang, Matthew J. Chalkley, Hong-Tao Liu, Jennifer C. Green, Nilay Hazari, Lai-Sheng Wang.Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Palladium (I) Dimers with Bridging Allyl Ligands. Organometallics. 2012; 31(24):8571-8576.
    15. James D. Blakemore, Matthew J. Chalkley, Joy H. Farnaby, Louise M. Guard, Nilay Hazari, Christopher D. Incarvito, Eddie D. Luzik Jr., Hee Won Suh.New Bidentate Trans-Chelating N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands for Palladium. Organometallics. 2011; 30(7):1818-1829.