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Lynn Mihichuk

Associate Professor

Office: RIC 324
Phone: 306-585-4793

Research interests

Inorganic; Organometallic; Analytical Chemistry; Spectroscopy.

E-mail Lynn Mihichuk

Professional qualifications:

BSc (Waterloo), PhD (British Columbia), Postdoctoral Studies (Sussex).


Introductory Chemistry; Analytical Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry.


Synthesis, X-ray structural studies, NMR studies (1H, 13C, 31P and 183W), and computational studies of seven coordinate organometallic complexes; catalytic applications of seven-coordinate bidentate complexes in the ring opening metathesis polymerization reactions of norbornene and norbornadiene.

Recent publications:

Bite Angle Effects of dppm vs dppe in seven-coordinate complexes: a DFT case study, A. Chacko, U.R. Idem, C.H. Bains, L.M. Mihichuk and A.L.L. East.  Organomet. 32, 5374 (2013).

Bronsted acidity and the Medium: Fundamentals with a Focus on Ionic Liquids, K.E. Johnson, G.W. Driver and L.M. Mihichuk.  Chem. Phys. Chem. 12, 1622 (2011).

Tungsten(II)-catalyzed rearrangements of norbornadiene: Effects of alternative complexation stages, A. Jayaraman, G.M. Berner, L.M. Mihichuk and A.L.L. East. J. Mol. Cat. A: Chem. 351, 143 (2011).

A.L.L. East, G.M. Berner, A.D. Morcom and L. Mihichuk. Computational Study of Tungsten(II)-Catalyzed Rearrangements of Norbornadiene, J. Chem. Theo. and Comp. 4 , 1274 (2008).

D.F. Wassell, K.E. Johnson and L.M. Mihichuk. Hydrides in Liquid Chloroaluminates, J. Phys. Chem. B., 111, 13578 (2007).

L. Bencze and L. Mihichuk. Catalytic properties and chemical transformations of cis-W(CO)4(C5H5N)2 initiator in ring opening metathesis polymerization, in "Novel metathesis chemistry: well-defined initiator systems for specialty chemical synthesis, tailored polymers and advanced material applications: NATO science series", Vol. 122. (2004).

L. Bencze, N. Bíró, B. Szabó-Ravasz, and L. Mihichuk. Chemical transformations of cis-W(CO)4(C5H5N)2 in the ring-opening metathesis polymerization of norbornene, Can. J. Chem., 82, 499 (2004).

C. R. Jackson, L. M. Mihichuk and D. G. Lee. The oxidation of sulfides by chromium(V), Can. J. Chem. 81, 75 (2003).

D. F. Wassell, K. E. Johnson and L. M. Mihichuk. Hydride ion behaviour in acidic chloroaluminates at ambient- temperature, Proc. 12th Internat. Symp. On Molten Salts (Honolulu), Electrochem. Soc. 132 (2000).

R.J. Barton, S.K. Manocha, B.E. Robertson and L.M. Mihichuk. Synthesis, spectroscopy, and structures of the seven-coordinate complexes (CH3)2AsC(CF3)=C(CF3)As(CH3)2W(CO)2I2P(OC6H5)3 and [(CH3)2AsC(CF3)=C(CF3)As(CH3)2]2W(CO)Br2 and spectroscopy of related seven-coordinate complexes, Can. J. Chem. 76, 245 (1998).

R. J. Barton, Q. Major, L. M. Mihichuk, B. E. Robertson and C. Seip. trans-chlorobis(diphenylglyoximato)(tri-n-butylphosphine)cobalt(III), Acta. Cryst. C. 53, 568 (1997).