John W. Sibert, IV, Ph.D.
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B.S., University of South Florida (1986): Chemistry
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin (1991): Chemistry
NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University (1992–95)
My research program is centered around the synthesis and coordination chemistry of novel classes of macrocyclic receptors with applications that range from catalysis to medicine to materials science. Specific research areas include:
- The "Wurster's" Crowns - Redox-Active Macrocyclic Receptors
- Novel Lipophilic Hosts/Oligomeric Metal Complexes for use in Cancer Therapy/Diagnosis
- Macrocycle Synthesis and Coordination Chemistry
- Supramolecular Chemistry: Organic Host-Guest Systems
- Bioinorganic Chemistry
Tristani, E. M.; Wirgau, J. I.; Dubay, G. R.; Sibert, J. W.; Crumbliss, A. L. “Siderophore-redox active ionophore host-guest assemblies: A prototype for selective metal ion compartmentalization,” Inorg. Chim. Acta 2010, 363(13), 3611-3615.
Clare, J. P.; Statnikov, A.; Lynch, V.; Sargent, A. L.; Sibert, J. W. “’Wurster-Type’ Ureas as Redox-Active Receptors for Anions,” J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 6637-6646.
DeBacker, M.; Hureau, M.; Depriester, M.; Deletoille, A.; Sargent, A. L.; Forshee, P. B.; Sibert, J. W. “On the Oxidation of Wurster’s Reagent and the Wurster’s Crown Analog of 15-Crown-5 in the Presence of Alkali Metal Cations,” J. Electroanal. Chem. 2008, 612, 97-104.
Sibert, J. W.; Forshee, P. B.; Hundt, G. R.; Sargent, A. L.; Bott, S. G.; Lynch, V. “Wurster’s Crowns: A Comparative Study of ortho- and para-Phenylenediamine-Containing Macrocyclic Receptors,” Inorg. Chem. 2007, 46, 10913-10925.
Sibert, J. W.; Forshee, P. B.; Lynch, V. "Electron Transfer vs. Coordination Chemistry: Isomer-Specific Binding of Hg(II) by an ortho-Wurster's Thiacrown Ether," Inorg. Chem. 2006, 45, 6108-6110.
- Updated: December 10, 2012