Sheldon Shore

Sheldon Shore
Sheldon Shore
Emeritus Professor
Divisional Affiliation: Inorganic
Office: 2042 Evans Laboratory
Phone: 614-292-6000


Sheldon Shore received the B. S. degree in 1951 from the University of Illinois, M. S. and Ph.D. degrees were awarded by the University of Michigan in 1953 and 1957. He joined the faculty of The Ohio State University in 1957 as an Assistant Professor. Promotions to Associate Professor and Professor followed in 1963 and 1966. He served on the Editorial Board of Inorganic Chemistry and Organometallics. He was on the Advisory Board of the Petroleum Research Fund and the National Research Council Committee on Recommendation for U. S. Army Basic Scientific Research. He served as Chairman of the Organizing Committee of Boron Americas and is a member of the International Organizing Committee of IME Boron. Honors and recognitions include: Reiley Lecturer University of Notre Dame, 1989; Morley Award for Outstanding Contributions to Chemistry, Cleveland Section American Chemical Society, 1989; Award for Outstanding Advancements of the Chemical Sciences, Columbus Section American Chemical Society, 1990; Charles H. Kimberly Chair of Chemistry, The Ohio State University, 1992; Wiberg Lecture University of Munich, 1994; Elected to the Bavarian Academy of Science, Corresponding Member, 1996; Distinguished Lecture, The Ohio State University, 1996; Special Issue of the Journal of Organometallic Chemistry in honor of Sheldon Shore, 2000; Inaugural Ebaugh Alumni Lecturer, Denison University 2005; Recipient of the American Chemical Society Award in Inorganic Chemistry 2007; Aldrich Lecture, Northwestern University 2007; Distinguished Professor of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, 2007.

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Research Overview

Lanthanide and Transition Metal Clusters and Extended Arrays, Metallocene Complexes that Relate to Catalytic Systems, Derivatives of Polyhedral Boron Hydride Systems

Lanthanide-transition metal complexes, clusters and extended arrays have been prepared and are under investigation as possible sources of magneticmaterials and also possible precursors for the preparation of bimetallic catalytic nanoparticles on oxide systems. The starting point in our work hasbeen the development of systematic synthetic chemistry which has led to neutral and ionic mixed metal systems. We have developed selective routes toa number of previously unreported species and are currently examining their structures, and physical and chemical properties. A number of New Derivatives of the polyhedral boron hydride anions[B10H10]2- and[B12H12]2- have been prepared and are under investigation for the preparation and study of new materials such as metalborides and extended systems containing polyhedral borane backbones.



Liu, S.; Plecnik, C. E.; Shore, S. G. "Lanthanide-Transition-Metal Carbonyl Complexes: Architectures Derived from Isocarbonyl Polymeric Arrays" Comptes, Rendus, Chemie, 2005, 8, 1827-1837.

Liu, S.; Poplaukhin, P.; Ding, E.; Plecnik, C. E.; Chen, X.; Keane, M. A. ; Shore, S. G. "Extended Lanthanide-Transition Metal Arrays with Cyanide Bridges; Syntheses, Structures, and Catalytic Applications" J. Alloys and Compounds 2006, 418, 21-26.

Jujjuri, S.; Ding, E.; Hommel, E. L.; Shore, S. G.; Keane, M. A. Synthesis and characterization of novel silica-supported Pd/Yb bimetallic catalysts: Application in gas-phase hydrodechlorination and hydrogenation. Journal of Catalysis 2006, 239(2), 486-500.

Ding, E.; Du, B.; Shore, S. G. " Preparation and Crystal Structures of an Ionic Triple-Hydrogen-Bridged Derivative of 9-BBN Hydroborate Zirconium(IV)" J. Organometallic Chem. 2007, 692, 2148-2152.

Jujjuri, Satyakrishna; Ding, Errun; Shore, Sheldon G.; Keane, Mark A. A characterization of Ln-Pd/SiO2 (Ln=La, Ce, Sm, Eu, Gd and Yb): Correlation of surface chemistry with hydrogenolysis activity. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical 2007, 272(1-2), 96-107.

“Novel one step preparation of silica supported Pd/Sr and Pd/Ba catalysts via an organometallic precursor: Application in hydrodechlorination and hydrogenation.” Ding, E.; Jujjuri, S.; Sturgeon, M.; Shore, S. G.; Keane, Mark A. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical 2008, 294(1-2), 51-60.

“Synthesis and Characterization of Homopolymers and Copolymers Containing Closo-[B12H12]2- Boron Cage Derivatives” T. B.,Yisgedu, X. Chen, S. Schricker, J. Parquette, E. A. Meyers, S. G. Shore, European Journal of Chemistry, 2009, 15, 2190-2199.

“Syntheses and structures of alkaline earth-transition metal bimetallic complexes; as heterogeneous hydrodechlorination catalyst precursors” E. Ding, M.R. Sturgeon, A. Rath, X. Chen, M. A. Keane, S. G. Shore, Inorganic Chem. 2009, 48, 325-330.

“Water-Free Rare Earth-Prussian Blue Type Analogs: Synthesis, Structure, Computational Analysis, and Magnetic Data of {LnIII(DMF)7FeIII(CN)6}∞ (Ln = Rare Earths Excluding Pm)”Duane C. Wilson, Shengming Liu,a Xuenian Chen, Edward A. Meyers, Xiaoguang Bao, Andrey V. Prosvirin, Kim R. Dunbar, Christop Hadad, and Sheldon G. Shore, Inorganic Chem., 2009, 48, 5725-5735.

"Facile Synthesis of Aminodiborane and Inorganic Butane Analogue NH3BH2NH2BH3", Chen, Xuenian, Zhao, Ji-Cheng Zhao, Shore, Sheldon G.,  Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2010, 132(31)