Charles Edwin Webster

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Charles Edwin Webster


B.S. University of West Florida
Ph.D. University of Florida


Hand Lab 1120

(662) 325-7224

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Research Interests

Our research involves several areas of theoretical and computational chemistry, including areas of biological catalysis, bond activation, and structure and bonding. Model analogues (as well as complete "smaller" systems) may be studied with either density functional or ab initio methods with a high degree of success.


1. C. J. Saint-Louis, L. L. Magill, J. A. Wilson, A. R. Schroeder, S. E. Harrell, N. S. Jackson, J. A. Trindell, S. Kim, A. R. Fisch, L. Munro, V. J. Catalano, C. E. Webster, P. P. Vaughan, K. S. Molek, A. K. Schrock, and M. T. Huggins "The Synthesis and Characterization of Highly Fluorescent Polycyclic Azaborine Chromophores" J Organic Chem, 2016, ASAP, (doi)

2. Editor's Choice Cover Article: T. R. Helgert, X. Zhang, H. K. Box, J. A. Denny, H. U. Valle, A. G. Oliver, G. Akurathi, C. E. Webster, and T. K. Hollis "Extreme π-Loading as a Design Element for Accessing Imido Ligand Reactivity. A CCC-NHC Pincer Tantalum Bis(imido) Complex: Synthesis, Characterization, and Catalytic Oxidative Amination of Alkenes" Organometallics, 2016, 35, 3452-3460. (doi)

3. W. D. Clark, K. N. Leigh, C. E. Webster, T. K. Hollis. "Experimental and Computational Studies of the Mechanisms of Hydroamination/Cyclisation of Unactivated α,ω-Amino-alkenes with CCC-NHC Pincer Zr Complexes" Aust J Chem, 2016, 69, 573-582.(doi)

4. S. W. Reilly, C. E. Webster, T. K. Hollis, H. U. Valle. "Transmetallation from CCC-NHC pincer Zr complexes in the synthesis of air-stable CCC-NHC pincer Co(III) complexes and initial hydroboration trials" Dalton Trans, 2016, 45, 2823-2828. (doi)

5. S. W. Reilly, G. Akurathi, H. K. Box, H. U. Valle, T. K. Hollis, C. E. Webster. "β-Boration of α,β-unsaturated carbonyl compounds in ethanol and methanol catalyzed by CCC-NHC pincer Rh complexes" J. Organometallic Chem. 2016, 802, 32-38. (doi)

6. N. J. DeYonker, C. E. Webster. "The trans-cis Isomerization of Ni(η2-TEMPO)2: Interconnections and Conformational Complexity" Inorg Chim Acta, 2015, 436, 220-229. (doi)

7. G. E. Tyson, K. Tokmic (undergrad), C. S. Oian, D. Rabinovich, H. U. Valle, T. K. Hollis, J. T. Kelly, K. A. Cuellar, L. E. McNamara, N. I. Hammer, C. E. Webster, A. G. Oliver, M. Zhang. "Synthesis, characterization, photophysical properties, and catalytic activity of an SCS bis(N-heterocyclic thione) (SCS-NHT) Pd pincer complex" Dalton Trans, 2015, 44, 14475-14482. (doi)

8. N. J. DeYonker, C. E. Webster. "A Theoretical Study of Phosphoryl Transfers of Tyrosyl-DNA Phosphodiesterase I (Tdp1) and the Possibility of a 'Dead-End' Phosphohistidine Intermediate" Biochemistry, 2015, 54, 4236-4247. (doi)

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