Undergraduate researchers are underlined; * = Corresponding author

Independent Career (University of Richmond)

12.) Fokwa, H. D.; Vidlak, J. F.; Weinberg, S. C.; Duplessis, I. D.; Schley, N. D.; Johnson, M. W.* "Study and Modular Synthesis of Unsymmetrical Bis(phosphino)pyrrole Ligands" Dalton Trans., 2020, 49, 9957-9960. Link

11.) Matthews, A. M.; Prasad, S.; Schley, N. D.; Donald, K. J.*; Johnson, M. W.* "On Transannulation in Azaphosphatranes: Synthesis and Theoretical Analysis" Inorg. Chem., 2019, 58, 15983-15992. Link

10.) Matthews, A. M.; Gravalis, G. M.; Schley, N. S.; Johnson, M. W.* “Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of Palladium Proazaphosphatrane Complexes Invoked in C–N Cross-Coupling” Organometallics, 2018, 37, 3073-3078. Link

Post-Doctoral Publication (Caltech with Prof. Jonas C. Peters and in collaboration with Prof. Gregory C. Fu)


9.) Johnson, M. W.; Hannoun, K. I.; Tan, Y.; Fu, G. C.; Peters, J. C. “A Mechanistic Investigation of the Photoinduced, Copper-Mediated Cross-Coupling of an Aryl Thiol with an Aryl Halide” Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 4091-4100. Link

Graduate Publications (UC Berkeley with Profs. F. Dean Toste and Robert G. Bergman)


8.) Khrakovsky, D.; Tao, C.; Johnson, M. W.; Thornbury, R.; Shevick, S. L.; Toste, F. D. “Enantioselective, Stereodivergent Hydroazidation and Hydroamination of Allenes Catalyzed by Acyclic Diaminocarbene (ADC) Gold(I) Complexes” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 1-6. Link

7.) Johnson, M. W.; DiPasquale, A. G.; Bergman, R. G.; Toste, F. D. “Synthesis of Stable Gold(III) Pincer Complexes with Anionic Heteroatom Donors” Organometallics, 2014, 33, 4169-4172. Link

6.) Johnson, M. W.; Bagley, S. W. Mankad, N. P.; Bergman, R. G.; Mascitti, V.; Toste, F. D. “Application of Fundamental Organometallic Chemistry to the Development of a Gold-Catalyzed Synthesis of Sulfinate Derivatives” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 4404-4407. Link

5.) Johnson, M. W.; Shevick, S. L.; Toste, F. D.; Bergman, R. G. “Preparation and Reactivity of Terminal Gold(I) Amides and Phosphides” Chem. Sci., 2013, 4, 1023-1027. Link

4.) Brown, C. J.; Miller, G. M.; Johnson, M. W.; Bergman, R. G.; Raymond, K. N. “High-Turnover Supramolecular Catalysis by a Protected Ruthenium(II) Complex in Aqueous Solution” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 11964-11966. Link

Undergraduate Publications (University of Richmond with Prof. C. Wade Downey)

3.) Downey, C. W.; Johnson, M. W.; Lawrence, D. H.; Fleisher, A. S.; Tracy, K. J. “Acetic Acid Aldol Reactions in the Presence of Trimethylsilyl Trifluoromethanesulfonate” J. Org. Chem. 2010, 75, 5351-5354. Link

2.) Downey, C. W.; Johnson, M. W.; Tracy, K. J. “One-Pot Enol Silane Formation-Mukaiyama Aldol-Type Addition to Dimethyl Acetals Mediated by TMSOTf” J. Org. Chem. 2008, 73, 3299-3302. Link

1.) Downey, C. W.; Johnson, M. W.; “A Tandem Enol Silane Formation-Mukaiyama Aldol Reaction Mediated by TMSOTf” Tetrahedron Lett. 2007, 48, 3559-3562. Link