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                1.    "Acid Hydrolysis of the (µ-Oxo)bis(pentaaquochromium(III)) Ion." Johnston, R. F.; Holwerda, R. A.  Inorg. Chem. 1983, 22, 2942.


                2.     "Ethanol Oxidation by Chromium(III) Complexes of Chloranilic Acid.  Spectroscopic, Electrochemical, Magnetic and Chromatographic Studies of Chlorinilate Semiquione-Bridged Polynuclear Chromium Ions." Johnston, R. F.; Holwerda, R. A. Inorg. Chem. 1985, 24, 153.


                3.     "Electrochemistry and Reductant-Catalyzed Acid Hydrolysis of (µ-Oxo)bis(pentaaquochromium(III)) Ion." Johnston, R. F.; Holwerda, R. A. Inorg. Chem. 1985, 24, 3176.


                4.     "Anion and Cation Catalyzed Acid Hydrolysis of the (µ-Oxo)bis(pentaaquochromium(III)) Ion." Johnston, R. F.; Holwerda, R. A. Inorg. Chem. 1985, 24, 3181.


                5.     "The First Example of Photochemically Activated Carbon Dioxide Insertion into Transition-Metal-Carbon Bonds." Johnston, R. F.; Cooper, J. C. Organometallics 1987, 6, 2449.


                6.    “The Crystal and Molecular Structure of Chloranilatobis(tri-m-tolylphosphine)palladium(II), [Pd(C6O4Cl2)(P{C6H4-m-CH3}3)2].” Johnston, R. F.; Sen Gupta, P. K.; Hossain, M. B.; van der Helm, D.; Jeong, W.-Y.; Holwerda, R. A. Acta Cryst. C  1990, 46, 1796-1799.


                7.     "Substituent Effects on the Frontier Molecular Orbitals of Aryl Isonitriles." Guy, J. T.; Guy, M. P.;  Johnston, R. F.; Cooper, J. C. J. Molecul. Struct. (Theochem)  1991, 236, 297-307.


                8.      “Structure of (Chloranilato)bis(tri-n-butylphosphine)palladium(II).” Johnston, R. F.; Van Derveer, D. G.; Holwerda, R. A.J. Crystallo. Spectro. Res.  1992, 22(6), 755-759.


                9.      “Effects of Multiple Substituents on the Physical Properties of Pentacarbonylarylisocyanidechromium Compounds.” Johnston, R. F.  J. Coor. Chem.  1994, 31,  57-66.


                10.     “An Investigation of Electron Transfer Properties of CpMn(CO)3 and Substituted Cp Derivativies.”  Sawtelle, S. M.; Johnston, R. F.; Cook, C. C.  Inorg. Chim. Acta  1994, 221, 85-92 .


                11.     “Rearrangement of h5-CpMn(CO)2(HSiEt3): A Missing Step in the Energy Surface for the  Oxidative Addition of Silane to CpMn(CO)2(heptane).” Hu, S.; Farrell, G. J.; Cook, C. C.;  Johnston, R. F.; Burkey, T. J. Organometallics  1994, 13(11), 4127-4128.


                12.      “Investigation of the Electrochemical Properties of Substituted Titanocene Dichlorides.” Johnston, R. F.; Borjas, R. E.; Furilla, J. Electrochim. Acta.  1995, 40(4),  473-477.


                13.      “Synthesis and Characterization of Substituted Cyclopentadienide Ligands That may Form Chelates or Metal Dimers.” Johnston, R. F.; Yeh, P.-H.; Pang, Z. J. Organomet. Chem.   1996, 509, 123-129.


                14.      “Preparation, Characterization, and Reactivity Studies of Chelated Substituted Cyclopentadienylmanganesedicarbonyl Complexes.” Pang, Z.; Johnston, R. F.; VanDerveer, D. G.  J. Organomet. Chem.  1996, 526, 25-32.


                15.      "Design of Transition Metal Complexes with High Quantum Yields for Ligand Substitution: Efficient Photochemical Chelate Ring Closure in Cyclopentadienylmanganese Tricarbonyl  Derivatives.” Pang, Z.; Burkey, T. J.; Johnston, R. F. Organometallics  1997, 16(1), 120-123.


            16.     "The Mechanism of Substitution of Cymantrene Derivatives by Phosphines and Phosphites." Pang,  Z.; Johnston, R. F. Polyhedron  1999, 18 3469-3477.


                17.       "Ultrafast Ring Closure Energtics and Dynamics of Cylcopentadienyl Manganese Tricarbonyl Derivatives."      Jiao, T.; Pang, Z.; Burkey, T. J.; Johnston, R. F.; Heimer, T. A.; Kleiman, V. D.; Heilweil, E. J. J. Am. Chem. Soc.    1999, 121(19), 4618-4624.


                    18.     "Accumulation of Hg(II) by Adsorbed Polyuridylic Acid: Differentiation of Coordinated Hg(II) and Covalently Mercurated Species." Johnston, R. F.; Lewis, D. M.; Chambers, J. Q. J. Electroanaly. Chem. 1999, 466, 2-7.


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