Warren Christopher Boyd (Chris), Ph.D.
 Title: Asc Professor of Practice
 Dept: Chemistry
 Office: SI 330
 Phone: 216-687-2404
 Email: w.c.boyd59@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. SI 330, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Transition metals, coordination chemistry, manganese, cobalt, nickel, copper, zinc, aluminum, nitrosoarenes, azodioxides, spectroscopy, electrochemistry, catalysis, redox-active ligands, apoptosis, anticancer agents
B.A., Chemistry and Biochemistry, Oberlin College, 2007
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 2012
Postdoctoral Scholar, Inorganic Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, 2013
Brief Bio:
Dr. Boyd is an inorganic chemist whose research focuses on the coordination chemistry of N,N'-azodioxides. Research in the Boyd group consists of a mixture of fundamental synthetic chemistry to make and characterize unusual new compounds, and the application of novel compounds to catalysis and medicine.
Research Interests:
The main research projects in the Boyd group are as follows:

1) N,N'-azodioxides, dimers formed from nitrosoalkanes, have the potential to behave as chelating, redox-active ligands for transition metal complexes, but their coordination chemistry has so far not been widely explored. The Boyd group is working to expand the library of azodioxide complexes of both d-block and p-block metals, many of which have unusual structures.

2) Azodioxide complexes are known as catalysts for allylic amination/carbon-carbon double bond transpositions of alkenes. The Boyd group is interested in designing novel azodioxide complexes capable of catalyzing this reaction type and others with greater scope and selectivity.

3) Azodioxide complexes are biologically active compounds with pro-apoptotic activities against human cancer cell lines. The Boyd group, in collaboration with Prof. Aimin Zhou, is working to determine the mechanisms of cytotoxicity of these complexes, with the goal of rational design of azodioxide complexes whose anticancer activity will be evaluated in an athymic mouse model.
Teaching Areas:
Inorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, general chemistry