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Jonathan Kuo

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Jonathan Kuo
Jonathan Kuo

Professional Appointments and Affiliations:

Assistant Professor of Chemistry


120 Chemistry Building


Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania

Ph.D., Columbia University, 2017

B.S., University of California, Los Angeles, 2012

Selected Honors and Awards:

NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2018–2021

Arun Guthikonda Memorial Graduate Fellowship, 2017

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2013-2016

Selected Publications:

  • Kuo, J. L.; Goldberg, K. I.; “Metal/Ligand Proton Tautomerism Facilitates Dinuclear H2 Reductive Elimination.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142 (51), 21439.
  • Kuo, J. L.; Gunasekara, T.G.; Hansen, A.; Vibbert, H. B.; Bohle, F.; Norton, J. R.; Grimme, S.; Quinlivan, P. J., Thermodynamic and Kinetic Studies on the Reactions of [CpV(CO)3H–]: Comparisons to Isoelectronic CpCr(CO)3H. Organometallics, 2019, 38 (21), 4319.
  • Kuo, J. L.; Lorenc, C.; Abuyuan, J. M.; Norton, J. R., Catalysis of Radical Cyclizations From Alkyl Iodides Under H2: Evidence for Electron Transfer from [CpV(CO)3H]–. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140 (13), 4512.
  • Li, G.;† Kuo, J. L.;† Han, A.; Abuyuan, J. M., Young, L. C.; Norton, J. R.; Palmer, J. H., Radical Isomerization and Cycloisomerization Initiated by H• Transfer. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138 (24), 7698.
  • Kuo, J. L.; Hartung, J.; Han, A.; Norton, J. R., Direct Generation of Oxygen-Stabilized Radicals by H• Transfer from Transition Metal Hydrides” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137 (3), 1036.

†Denotes joint first authorship