Pierre Kennepohl

Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry

PhD - Physical Inorganic Chemistry

Stanford University, 2002

BSc - Chemistry

Concordia University, 1993

Contact information

Location

Office : SB231

Courses

CHEM 203 - General Chemistry: Change and Equilibrium


Research and teaching

Research interests

  • Electronic structure & bonding
  • X-ray absorption and emission spectroscopy


 


Publications

List of Recent Publications

  • C. W. Kellett, P. Kennepohl and C. P. Berlinguette, π covalency in the halogen bond, Nature Communications, 2020, 11, 3310.
  • W. J. Transue, M. Nava, M. W. Terban, J. Yang, M. W. Greenberg, G. Wu, E. S. Foreman, C. L. Mustoe, P. Kennepohl, J. S. Owen, S. J. L. Billinge, H. J. Kulik and C. C. Cummins, Anthracene as a Launchpad for a Phosphinidene Sulfide and for Generation of a Phosphorus–Sulfur Material Having the Composition P 2 S, a Vulcanized Red Phosphorus That Is Yellow, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2019, 141, 431–440.
  • D. Raj Preeth, M. Shairam, N. Suganya, H. Roshandel, R. Kartik, P. Kennepohl, C. Suvro and S. Rajalakshmi, Green synthesis of copper oxide nanoparticles using sinapic acid: an underpinning step towards antiangiogenic therapy for breast cancer, JBIC Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, 2019, 24, 633–645.
  • W. He and P. Kennepohl, Direct experimental evaluation of ligand-induced backbonding in nickel metallacyclic complexes, Faraday Discussions, 2019, 220, 133–143.
  • A. N. Desnoyer, W. He, S. Behyan, W. Chiu, J. A. Love and P. Kennepohl, The Importance of Ligand-Induced Backdonation in the Stabilization of Square Planar d 10 Nickel π-Complexes, Chemistry - A European Journal, 2019, 25, 5259–5268.
  • Y. Aoki, M. Bauer, T. Braun, J. Cadge, D. Davies, D. J. Durand, O. Eisenstein, D. Ess, I. Fairlamb, N. Fey, S. Gallarati, M. George, M. Greaves, M. Halse, A. Hamilton, J. Harvey, A. Haynes, U. Hintermair, A. N. Hulme, Y. Ishii, M. Jakoobi, V. R. Jensen, P. Kennepohl, S. Kuwata, A. Lei, G. Lloyd-Jones, J. Love, K. Lovelock, J. Lynam, S. Macgregor, T. B. Marder, E. J. Meijer, P. Morgan, R. H. Morris, J. Mwansa, D. Nelson, A. Odom, R. Perutz, M. Reiher, J. Renny, J. Roithová, L. Schafer, D. Schilter, S. Scott, J. Slattery, J. Walton, J. D. Wilden, C.-Y. Wong, T. Yaman and T. Young, Physical methods for mechanistic understanding: general discussion, Faraday Discussions, 2019, 220, 144–178.
  • Y. Aoki, M. Bauer, T. Braun, J. A. Cadge, G. E. Clarke, D. J. Durand, O. Eisenstein, S. Gallarati, M. Greaves, J. Harvey, A. Haynes, U. Hintermair, A. N. Hulme, Y. Ishii, M. Jakoobi, V. R. Jensen, P. Kennepohl, S. Kuwata, A. Lei, G. Lloyd-Jones, J. Love, J. Lynam, S. Macgregor, R. H. Morris, D. Nelson, A. Odom, R. Perutz, M. Reiher, J. Renny, J. Roithova, L. Schafer, S. Scott, P. W. Seavill, J. Slattery, T. Takao, J. Walton, J. D. Wilden, C.-Y. Wong and T. Young, Mechanistic insight into organic and industrial transformations: general discussion, Faraday Discussions, 2019, 220, 282–316.
  • W. Zhang, J. Y. Mo, W. He, P. Kennepohl and G. M. Sammis, Regiocontrolled and Stereoselective Syntheses of Tetrahydrophthalazine Derivatives using Radical Cyclizations, Chemistry – A European Journal, 2018, 25, 976–980.
  • W. Xue, P. Kennepohl and J. N. R. Ruddick, Reacted copper(II) concentrations in amine amended micronized copper treated red pine and lodgepole pine, Eur. J. Wood Prod., 2018, 76, 337–343.
  • W. He, B. O. Patrick and P. Kennepohl, Identifying the missing link in catalyst transfer polymerization, Nature Communications, 2018, 9, 3866–3866.
  • D. D. Beattie, G. Lascoumettes, P. Kennepohl, J. A. Love and L. L. Schafer, Disproportionation Reactions of an Organometallic Ni(I) Amidate Complex: Scope and Mechanistic Investigations, Organometallics, 2018, 37, 1392–1399.
  • F. G. L. Parlane, C. Mustoe, C. W. Kellett, S. J. Simon, W. B. Swords, G. J. Meyer, P. Kennepohl and C. P. Berlinguette, Spectroscopic detection of halogen bonding resolves dye regeneration in the dye-sensitized solar cell, Nature Communications, 2017, 8, 1–8.
  • C. L. Mustoe, D. Yu, M. Gunabalasingam, B. O. Patrick and P. Kennepohl, Probing covalency in halogen bonds through donor K-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy: polyhalides as coordination complexes, Faraday Discuss., 2017, 203, 79–91.
  • M. G. Hobbs, P. Dufresne, S. Behyan and P. Kennepohl, in 72nd Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, STLE 2017, 2017.
  • C. B. Aakeröy, P. D. Beer, N. K. Beyeh, L. Brammer, M. Branca, D. L. Bryce, J. E. Del Bene, A. J. Edwards, M. Erdelyi, C. Esterhuysen, M. Fourmigué, P. Kennepohl, L. M. Lee, M. E. G. Mosquera, J. S. Murray, C. L. Mustoe, W. T. Pennington, P. Politzer, K. E. Riley, S. V. Rosokha, S. Scheiner, M. S. Taylor, S. Tsuzuki, I. Vargas-Baca and Y. Xu, The halogen bond in solution: general discussion, Faraday Discuss., 2017, 203, 347–370.
  • C. B. Aakeröy, S. Alavi, L. Brammer, D. L. Bryce, T. Clark, J. E. Del Bene, A. J. Edwards, C. Esterhuysen, T. N. Guru Row, P. Kennepohl, A. C. Legon, G. O. Lloyd, J. S. Murray, W. T. Pennington, P. Politzer, K. E. Riley, S. V. Rosokha, S. Scheiner, S. Tsuzuki and I. Vargas-Baca, Computational approaches and sigma-hole interactions: general discussion, Faraday Discuss., 2017, 203, 131–163.
  • C. B. Aakeröy, S. Alavi, N. K. Beyeh, L. Brammer, M. Branca, D. L. Bryce, J.-C. Christopherson, T. Clark, S. J. Cottrell, J. E. Del Bene, V. Dichiarante, A. J. Edwards, M. Erdelyi, C. Esterhuysen, M. Fourmigué, T. Friščić, P. Kennepohl, A. C. Legon, G. O. Lloyd, J. S. Murray, C. L. Mustoe, W. T. Pennington, S. V. Rosokha, A. Roy Choudhury, S. Scheiner, P. M. J. Szell, M. S. Taylor and S. Tsuzuki, Solid-state chemistry and applications: general discussion, Faraday Discuss., 2017, 203, 459–483.
  • C. B. Aakeröy, S. Alavi, P. D. Beer, N. K. Beyeh, L. Brammer, D. L. Bryce, T. Clark, S. J. Cottrell, J. E. Del Bene, A. J. Edwards, C. Esterhuysen, T. Friščić, T. N. Guru Row, P. Kennepohl, G. O. Lloyd, A. Roy Choudhury, S. Scheiner, S. A. Southern, M. S. Taylor, S. Tsuzuki and I. Vargas-Baca, Beyond the halogen bond: general discussion, Faraday Discuss., 2017, 203, 227–244.
  • W. Xue, J. N. R. Ruddick and P. Kennepohl, Solubilisation and chemical fixation of copper(II) in micronized copper treated wood, Dalton Transactions, 2016, 45, 3679–3686.
  • P. K. Majhi, K. C. F. Chow, T. H. H. Hsieh, E. G. Bowes, G. Schnakenburg, P. Kennepohl, R. Streubel and D. P. Gates, Even the normal is abnormal: N-heterocyclic carbene C 2 binding to a phosphaalkene without breaking the P-C π-bond, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 998–1001.
  • N. Liang, W. Xue, P. Kennepohl and D. D. Kitts, Interactions between major chlorogenic acid isomers and chemical changes in coffee brew that affect antioxidant activities, Food Chemistry, 2016, 213, 251–259.
  • A. N. Desnoyer, S. Behyan, B. O. Patrick, A. Dauth, J. A. Love and P. Kennepohl, Reexamining Oxidation States during the Synthesis of 2-Rhodaoxetanes from Olefins, Inorganic Chemistry, 2016, 55, 13–15.
  • W. Xue, P. Kennepohl and J. N. R. Ruddick, Reacted copper(II) concentrations in earlywood and latewood of micronized copper-treated Canadian softwood species, Holzforschung, 2015, 69, 509–512.
  • R. Stirling, J. N. R. Ruddick, W. Xue, P. I. Morris and P. Kennepohl, Characterization of copper in leachates from ACQ- and MCQ-treated wood and its effect on basidiospore germination, Wood and Fiber Science, 2015, 47, 209–216.
  • T. Sriskandakumar, S. Behyan, A. Habtemariam, P. J. Sadler and P. Kennepohl, Electrophilic Activation of Oxidized Sulfur Ligands and Implications for the Biological Activity of Ruthenium(II) Arene Anticancer Complexes, Inorg. Chem., 2015, 54, 11574–11580.
  • S. W. Robinson, C. L. Mustoe, N. G. White, A. Brown, A. L. Thompson, P. Kennepohl and P. D. Beer, Evidence for halogen bond covalency in acyclic and interlocked halogen-bonding receptor anion recognition, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2015, 137, 499–507.
  • E. Chong, W. Xue, T. Storr, P. Kennepohl and L. L. Schafer, Pyridonate-Supported Titanium(III). Benzylamine as an Easy-To-Use Reductant, Organometallics, 2015, 34, 4941–4945.
  • M. W. Drover, D. W. Beh, P. Kennepohl and J. A. Love, 3-Rhoda-1,2-diazacyclopentanes: A Series of Novel Metallacycle Complexes Derived From C-N Functionalization of Ethylene., Chem. Eur. J., 2014, 20, 13345–55.
  • W. Xue, P. Kennepohl and J. N. R. Ruddick, Quantification of mobilized copper(II) levels in micronized copper-treated wood by electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy, Holzforschung, 2013, 67, 815–823.
  • E. C. Keske, O. V. Zenkina, A. Asadi, H. Sun, J. M. Praetorius, D. P. Allen, D. Covelli, B. O. Patrick, R. Wang, P. Kennepohl, B. R. James and C. M. Crudden, Dioxygen adducts of rhodium N-heterocyclic carbene complexes, Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 7414–7414.
  • W. Xue, P. Kennepohl and J. N. R. Ruddick, Investigation of copper solubilization and reaction in micronized copper treated wood by electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy, Holzforschung, 2012, 66, 889–895.
  • M. Rueda-Becerril, C. C. Sazepin, J. C. T. Leung, T. Okbinoglu, P. Kennepohl, J.-F. Paquin and G. M. Sammis, Fluorine transfer to alkyl radicals., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 4026–9.
  • J. Cipot-Wechsler, D. Covelli, J. M. Praetorius, N. Hearns, O. V. Zenkina, E. C. Keske, R. Wang, P. Kennepohl and C. M. Crudden, Synthesis and Characterization of Cationic Rhodium Peroxo Complexes, Organometallics, 2012, 31, 7306–7315.
  • V. Martin-Diaconescu, I. Perepichka, D. S. Bohle and P. Kennepohl, Electronic structure of S-nitrosothiols from sulfur K-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy, Can. J. Chem., 2011, 89, 93–97.
  • A. Ross, D. C. Soares, D. Covelli, C. Pannecouque, L. Budd, A. Collins, N. Robertson, S. Parsons, E. De Clercq, P. Kennepohl and P. J. Sadler, Oxovanadium(IV) cyclam and bicyclam complexes: potential CXCR4 receptor antagonists., Inorg. Chem., 2010, 49, 1122–32.
  • M. U. Delgado-Jaime, C. P. Mewis and P. Kennepohl, Blueprint XAS: A Matlab-based toolbox for the fitting and analysis of XAS spectra, Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 2010, 17, 132–137.
  • M. U. Delgado-Jaime and P. Kennepohl, Development and exploration of a new methodology for the fitting and analysis of XAS data., Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 2010, 17, 119–128.