Our research is concerned with the chemistry of both organic and organometallic polyfunctional Lewis acids. While an important component of our work deals with the synthesis of new examples of such polyfunctional Lewis acids, it is our ultimate intent to harness and utilize the cooperative effects occurring in such systems for the discovery of unusual structures, bonding modes, supramolecules and reactivities. Our research efforts present important ramifications in the domain of molecular recognition, supramolecular materials and catalysis.

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Academic Articles245
  • Gonzalez, V. M., Park, G., Yang, M., & Gabbaï, F. P. (2021). Fluoride anion complexation and transport using a stibonium cation stabilized by an intramolecular PO → Sb pnictogen bond. Dalton Transactions. 50(48), 17897-17900.
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  • Zhou, J., Litle, E. D., & Gabbaï, F. P. (2021). Isolation and reactivity of a gold( i ) hydroxytrifluoroborate complex stabilized by anion-π + interactions. Chemical Communications. 57(79), 10154-10157.
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  • Park, G., & Gabbaï, F. P. (2021). The Elusive Au(I)···H–O Hydrogen Bond: Experimental Verification. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 143(32), 12494-12498.
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  • Christianson, A. M., & Gabba, F. P. (2017). Antimony- and Bismuth-Based Materials and Applications. Main Group Strategies towards Functional Hybrid Materials. 405-432. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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  • Jones, J. S., Pan, B., & Gabba, F. P. (2015). Group 15 Metal–Metal Bonds. Molecular Metal-Metal Bonds. 519-558. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
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Conference Papers96
  • Gabbai, F. (2018). Sensing fluoride and cyanide anions in water using cationic main group Lewis acids. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 256,
  • Gabbai, F. (2018). Synthesis and photoreduction of heteronuclear late transtion metal/main group element complexes. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 256,
  • Yang, M., Hirai, M., & Gabbai, F. (2018). Cationic antimony containing compounds as Lewis acid catalysts for transfer hydrogenation reactions. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 255,
  • Pati, N., Yang, M. M., Hirai, M., & Gabbai, F. (2017). Novel cationic antimony containing compounds and their catalytic reactivity in organic reactions. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 253,
  • Yang, M., & Gabbai, F. (2016). Lewis acidic properties of tryarylstibines. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 251,
Repository Documents / Preprints1
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Texas A&M University; Chemistry Department; 3255 TAMU
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