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Prof. Matthew J. Allen

Department of Chemistry Wayne State University 5101 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI  48202

Tel: (313) 577-2070
Fax: (313) 577-8822

 

Publications (* denotes corresponding author)

68. Corbin, B. A.; Hovey, J. L.; Thapa, B.; Schlegel, H. B.*; Allen, M. J.* Luminescence Differences between Two Complexes of Divalent Europium. J. Organomet. Chem. in press DOI

67. Basal, L. A.; Bailey, M. D.; Romero, J.; Ali, M. M.; Kurenbekova, L.; Yustein, J.; Pautler, R. G.*; Allen, M. J.* Fluorinated Eu(II)-Based Multimodal Contrast Agent for Temperature- and Redox-Responsive Magnetic Resonance Imaging. submitted

66. Tu, Y.-J.; Lin, Z.; Allen, M. J.; Cisneros, G. A.* Molecular Dynamics Investigation of Solvent-Exchange Reactions on Lanthanide Ions in Water/1-Ethyl-3-Methylimidazolium Trifluoromethylsulfate ([EMIm][OTf]). submitted

65. Singh, K.; Boddula, R.; Kajjam, A. B.; Giri, S.; Allen, M. J.; Sivakumar, V.* Effect of N-Conjugation in Imidazo-Bipyridyl Ancillary Ligands and Their Energy-Transfer Impact on Eu(III)–Beta-Diketonate Complexes for White-Light-Emitting Diodes. submitted

64. Lenora, C. U.; Carniato, F.; Shen, Y.; Latif, Z.; Haacke, E. M.; Martin, P. D.; Botta, M.*; Allen, M. J.* Structural Features of Eu(II)-Containing Cryptates That Influence Relaxivity. Chem. Eur. J. in press DOI

63. Jenks, T. C.; Bailey, M. D.; Hovey, J. L.; Cross, M. E.; Allen, M. J.* First Use of a Divalent Lanthanide in Visible-Light-Promoted Photoredox Catalysis. submitted

62. Burnett, M. E.; Adebesin, B.; Funk, A. M.; Kovacs, Z.; Sherry, A. D.; Ekanger, L. A.; Allen, M. J.; Green, K. N.*; Ratnakar, S. J.* Electrochemical Investigation of Eu(2+/3+) DOTA-Amide Complexes with Variable Numbers of Glycinamide and Acetate Pendant Arms. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. in press

61. O'Brien, J. S.; Allen, M. J.; Cisneros, G. A.* Computational Study of pH-Responsive Di-Lanthanide Complexes. Int. J. Quantum Chem. 2017, 117, e25406. DOI

60. Basal, L. A.; Yan, Y.; Shen, Y.; Haacke, E. M.; Mehrmohammadi, M.*; Allen, M. J.* Oxidation-Responsive, Eu(II/III)-Based, Multimodal Contrast Agents for Magnetic Resonance and Photoacoustic Imaging. ACS Omega, 2017, 2, 800–805. DOI

59. Ekanger, L. A.; Basal, L. A.; Allen, M. J.* The Role of Coordination Environment and pH in Tuning the Oxidation Rate of Europium(II). Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 1145–1150. DOI

58. Tu, Y.-J.; Allen, M. J.; Cisneros, G. A.* Simulations of Water Exchange Dynamics on Lanthanide Ions in 1-Ethyl-3-Methylimidazolim Ethyl Sulfate ([EMIm][EtSO4]) and Water. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2016, 18, 30323–30333. DOI

57. White, S. A.; Piechocki, J. A., Jr.; Allen, M. J.* Building an Outstanding ACS Student Chapter. In Building and Maintaining Award-Winning ACS Student Member Chapters Volume 1: Holistic Viewpoints; Mio, M. J., Benvenuto, M. A., Eds.; ACS Symposium Series 1229; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2016; Chapter 1, pp 1–14. DOI

56. Jin, G.; Bailey, M. D.; Allen, M. J.* Unique Eu(II) Coordination Environments with a Janus Cryptand. Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55, 9085–9090. DOI

55. Ekanger, L. A.; Mills, D. R.; Ali, M. M.; Polin, L. A.; Shen, Y.; Haacke, E. M.; Allen, M. J.* Spectroscopic Characterization of the +3 and +2 Oxidation States of Europium in a Macrocyclic Tetraglycinate Complex. Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55, 9981–9988. DOI

54. Vithanarachchi, S. M.; Foley, C. D.; Trimpin, S.; Ewing, J. R.; Ali, M. M.; Allen, M. J.* Myelin-targeted, texaphyrin-based multimodal imaging agent for magnetic resonance and optical imaging. Contrast Media Mol. Imaging 2016, 11, 492–505. DOI

53. Ekanger, L. A.; Polin, L. A.; Shen, Y.; Haacke, E. M.; Allen, M. J.* Evaluation of Eu(II)-Based Positive Contrast Enhancement after Intravenous, Intraperitoneal, and Subcutaneous Injections. Contrast Media Mol. Imaging 2016, 11, 299–303. DOI

52. Allen, M. J.* Aqueous Lanthanide Chemistry in Asymmetric Catalysis and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Synlett 2016, 27, 1310–1317. DOI

51. Lin, Z.; Allen, M. J.* 17O-NMR Spectroscopy to Study the Coordination of Oxygen-Based Ligands to Lanthanide Ions in Solution. J. Coord. Chem. 2016, 69, 1411–1418. DOI

50. Ekanger, L. A.; Polin, L. A.; Shen, Y.; Haacke, E. M.; Martin, P. D.; Allen, M. J.* A Eu(II)-Containing Cryptate as a Redox Sensor in Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Living Tissue. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 14398–14401. DOI

49. Kuda-Wedagedara, A. N. W.; Wang, C.; Martin, P. D.; Allen, M. J.* Aqueous Eu(II)-Containing Complex with Bright Yellow Luminescence. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 4960–4963. DOI

48. Fischer, J. L.; Lutomski, C. A.; El-Baba, T. J.; Siriwardena-Mahanama, B. N.; Weidner, S. M.; Falkenhagen, J.; Allen, M. J.; Trimpin, S.* Matrix-Assisted Ionization-Ion Mobility Spectrometry-Mass Spectrometry: Selective Analysis of a Europium–PEG Complex in a Crude Mixture. J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom. 2015, 26, 2086–2095. DOI

47. Ekanger, L. A.; Allen, M. J.* Overcoming Concentration-Dependence in Responsive Contrast Agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Metallomics 2015, 7, 405–421. DOI

46. Kochi, A.; Lee, H. J.; Vithanarachchi, S. M.; Padmini, V.; Allen, M. J.*; Lim, M. H.* Inhibitory Activity of Curcumin Derivatives toward Metal-Free and Metal-Induced Amyloid-Beta Aggregation. Curr. Alzheimer Res. 2015, 12, 415–423. DOI

45. Averill, D. J.; Allen, M. J.* Tools for Studying Aqueous Enantioselective Lanthanide-Catalyzed Mukaiyama Aldol Reactions. Catal. Sci. Technol. 2014, 4, 4129–4137. DOI

44. Wu, X.; Dawsey, A. C.; Siriwardena-Mahanama, B. N.; Allen, M. J.*; Williams, T. J.* A (Fluoroalkyl)Guanidine Modulates the Relaxivity of a Phosphonate-Containing T1-Shortening Contrast Agent. J. Fluorine Chem. 2014, 168, 177–183. DOI

43. Hopper, L. E.; Allen, M. J.* Synthesis of 1,7-Bis(t-butoxycarbonylmethyl)-1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane (DO2A-t-Bu Ester). Tetrahedron Lett. 2014, 55, 5560–5561. DOI

42. Ekanger, L. A.; Ali, M. M.; Allen, M. J.* Oxidation-Responsive Eu(2+/3+)–Liposomal Contrast Agent for Dual-Mode Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 14835–14838. DOI

41. Lin, Z.; Shelby, M. L.; Hayes, D.; Fransted, K. A.; Chen, L. X.; Allen, M. J.* Water-Exchange Rates of Lanthanide Ions in an Ionic Liquid. Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 16156–16159. DOI

40. Kuda-Wedagedara, A. N. W.; Allen, M. J.* Enhancing Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Contrast Agents for Ultra-High Field Strengths. Analyst 2014, 139, 4401–4410. DOI

39. Averill, D. J.; Allen, M. J.* Synthesis, Spectroscopic Characterization, and Reactivity of Water-Tolerant Eu(3+)-Based Precatalysts. Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, 6257–6263. DOI

38. Lin, Z.; Allen, M. J.* Luminescence as a Tool to Study the Lanthanide-Catalyzed Formation of Carbon–Carbon Bonds. Dyes Pigments 2014, 110, 261–269. DOI

37. Pierre, V. C.*; Allen, M. J.*; Caravan, P.* Contrast Agents for MRI: 30+ Years and Where Are We Going? J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. 2014, 19, 127–131. DOI

36. Siriwardena-Mahanama, B. N.; Allen, M. J.* Strategies for Optimizing Water-Exchange Rates of Lanthanide-Based Contrast Agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Molecules 2013, 18, 9352–9381. DOI

35. Siriwardena-Mahanama, B. N.; Allen, M. J.* Modulating Water-Exchange Rates of Lanthanide(III)-Containing Polyaminopolycarboxylate-Type Complexes Using Polyethylene Glycol. Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 6724–6727. DOI

34. Vithanarachchi, S. M.; Allen, M. J.* A Multimodal, Beta-Amyloid-Targeted Contrast Agent. Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 4148–4150. DOI

33. Moore, J. D.; Lord, R. L.; Cisneros, G. A.; Allen, M. J.* Concentration-Independent pH Detection with a Luminescent Dimetallic Eu(III)-Based Probe. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 17372–17375. DOI

32. Garcia, J.; Allen, M. J.* Interaction of Biphenyl-Functionalized Eu(2+)-Containing Cryptate with Albumin: Implications to Contrast Agents in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Inorg. Chim. Acta 2012, 393, 324–327. DOI

31. Mei, Y.; Averill, D. J.; Allen, M. J.* Study of the Lanthanide-Catalyzed, Aqueous, Asymmetric Mukaiyama Aldol Reaction. J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77, 5624–5632. DOI

30. Vithanarachchi, S. M.; Allen, M. J.* Strategies for Target-Specific Contrast Agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Current Molecular Imaging 2012, 1, 12–25. (review article) DOI

29. Garcia, J.; Allen, M. J.* Developments in the Coordination Chemistry of Europium(II). Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2012, 2012, 4550–4563. (review article) DOI

28. Averill, D. J.; Dissanayake, P.; Allen, M. J.* The Role of Water in Lanthanide-Catalyzed Carbon–Carbon Bond Formation. Molecules 2012, 17, 2073–2081. DOI

27. Garcia, J.; Kuda-Wedagedara, A. N. W.; Allen, M. J.* Physical Properties of Eu(II)-Containing Cryptates as Contrast Agents for Ultra-High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2012, 2012, 2135–2140. DOI

26. Dissanayake, P.; Averill, D. J.; Allen, M. J.* Lanthanide-Catalyzed Mukaiyama Aldol Reactions. In Science of Synthesis, Knowledge Updates 2011/4; Marek, I., Ed.; Georg Thieme Verlag KG: Stuttgart, Germany, 2012; pp 1–9. (review article) Journal Homepage

25. Garcia, J.; Neelavalli, J.; Haacke, E. M.; Allen, M. J.* Eu(II)-Containing Cryptates as Contrast Agents for Ultra-High Field Strength Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 12858–12860. DOI

24. Moore, J. D.; Allen, M. J.* Multilanthanide Systems for Medical Imaging Applications. Recent Patents on Nanomedicine 2011, 1, 88–100. DOI (review article)

23. Garcia, J.; Kuda-Wedagedara, A.; Gamage, N.-D.; Haacke, E. M.; Allen, M. J.* Eu(II)-Based Contrast Agents for Ultra-High Field Strength Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Invest. Radiol. 2011, 46, 742–743. Journal Information (published abstract)

22. Dissanayake, P.; Mei, Y.; Allen, M. J.* Luminescence-Decay as an Easy-to-Use Tool for the Study of Lanthanide-Containing Catalysts in Aqueous Solutions. ACS Catal. 2011, 1, 1203–1212. DOI, q' calculator

21. Averill, D. J.; Garcia, J.; Siriwardena-Mahanama, B. N.; Vithanarachchi, S. M.; Allen, M. J.* Preparation, Purification, and Characterization of Lanthanide Complexes for Use as Contrast Agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. J. Vis. Exp. 2011, 53, e2844. DOI

20. Allen, M. J.* Book Review of Molecular Catalysis of Rare-Earth Elements. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 7235–7235. DOI (book review)

19. Mei, Y.; Dissanayake, P.; Allen, M. J.* A New Class of Ligands for Aqueous, Lanthanide-Catalyzed, Enantioselective Mukaiyama Aldol Reactions. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 12871–12873. DOI

18. Gamage, N.-D. H.; Mei, Y.; Garcia, J.; Allen, M. J.* Oxidatively-Stable, Aqueous Europium(II) Complexes through Steric and Electronic Manipulation of Cryptand Coordination Chemistry. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 8923–8925. DOI

17. Dissanayake, P.; Allen, M. J.* Dynamic Measurements of Aqueous Lanthanide Triflate-Catalyzed Reactions Using Luminescence Decay. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 6342–6343. DOI

 

From MJA's research as an undergraduate student, graduate student, and postdoctoral researcher:

16. Allen, M. J.; Wangkanont, K.; Raines, R. T.; Kiessling, L. L.* ROMP from ROMP: A New Approach to Graft Copolymer Synthesis. Macromolecules 2009, 42, 4023–4027. DOI

15. Wangkanont, K.; Allen, M. J.; Kiessling, L. L.* Graft Co-Polymers by Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization from a Main Chain Containing Latent Monomers. Polym. Prepr. 2007, 48, 979–980. Access Information

14. Allen, M. J.; Raines, R. T.; Kiessling, L. L.* Contrast Agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Synthesized with Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 6534–6535. DOI

13. Endres, P. J.; MacRenaris, K. W.; Vogt, S.; Allen, M. J.; Meade, T. J.* Cell Permeability of MR Contrast Agents Coupled to Cell Transport Vehicles. Molecular Imaging 2006, 5, 485–497. (Cover Article) Journal Homepage

12. Pontrello, J. K.; Allen, M. J.; Underbakke, E. S.; Kiessling, L. L.* Solid Phase Synthesis of Polymers Using the Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 14536–14537. DOI

11. Allen, M. J.; MacRenaris, K. W.; Venkatasubramanian, P. N.; Meade, T. J.* Cellular Delivery of MRI Contrast Agents. Chem. Biol. 2004, 11, 301–307. DOI

10.   Allen, M. J.; Meade, T. J.* Magnetic Resonance Contrast Agents for Medical and Molecular Imaging. Met. Ions Biol. Syst. 2004, 42, 1–38. Table of Contents (review article)

9. Allen, M. J.; Meade, T. J.* Synthesis and Visualization of a Membrane Permeable MRI Contrast Agent. J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. 2003, 8, 746–750. DOI

8.   Jenkins, D. M.; Di Bilio, A. J.; Allen, M. J.; Betley, T. A.; Peters, J. C.* Elucidation of a Low Spin Cobalt(II) System in a Distorted Tetrahedral Geometry. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 15336–15350. DOI

7.   Stewart, M. P.; Robins, E. G.; Geders, T. W.; Allen, M. J.; Choi, H. C.; Buriak, J. M.* Three Methods for Stabilization and Functionalization of Porous Silicon Surfaces via Hydrosilylation and Electrografting Reactions. Physica Status Solidi (a) 2000, 182, 109–115. DOI

6.   Buriak, J. M.*; Stewart, M. P.; Geders, T. W.; Allen, M. J.; Choi, H. C.; Smith, J.; Raftery, D.*; Canham, L. T.* Lewis Acid Mediated Hydrosilylation on Porous Silicon Surfaces. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1999, 121, 11491–11502. DOI

5.   Holland, J. M.; Stewart, M. P.; Allen, M. J.; Buriak, J. M.* Metal Mediated Reactions on Porous Silicon Surfaces. J. Solid State Chem. 1999, 147, 251–258. DOI

4.   Zhang, T. Y.*; Allen, M. J. An Easily Prepared, Air and Moisture Stable, Resin-bound Palladium Catalyst for Suzuki Cross-Coupling Reactions. Tetrahedron Lett. 1999, 40, 5813–5816. DOI

3.   Buriak, J. M.*; Allen, M. J. Photoluminescence of Porous Silicon Surfaces Stabilized Through Lewis Acid Mediated Hydrosilylation. J. Lumin. 1999, 80, 29–35. DOI

2.   Buriak, J. M.*; Stewart, M. P.; Allen, M. J. Hydrosilylation Reactions on Porous Silicon Surfaces. Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1998, 536, 173–178. Abstract

1.   Buriak, J. M.*; Allen, M. J. Lewis Acid Mediated Functionalization of Porous Silicon with Substituted Alkenes and Alkynes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1998, 120, 1339–1340. DOI