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Kevin P. Gable

Emeritus Professor
Department of Chemistry

Kevin P. Gable

Emeritus Professor
Department of Chemistry


A large component of Dr. Gable's research strives to understand organotransition metal chemistry in a manner that will lead to new catalytic transformations of organic molecules. This involves making organic compounds as substrates, and inorganic and organometallic compounds as reactants. The area that dominates this work is fragmentation of oxametallacycles as mechanistic probes for oxidation catalysts. We use kinetics, isotope effects, isotopic labeling and structure-reactivity relationships to try to quantitatively describe reaction processes involved in metal-catalyzed oxidations.

Research Interests

  • Organic


Ph.D., Cornell University (1987)

M.S., Cornell University (1984)

B.S., Miami University, (1981-Summa Cum Laude)


  • Reaction of Strained-Ring Heterocycles with a Rhenium(V) Dioxo Complex, Organometallics, 2004, 23 (22), 5268-5274.
  • Kinetics and Mechanism of Rhenium-Catalyzed O Atom Transfer from Epoxides, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2003, 125 (36), 11018-11026.
  • Kinetic Isotope Effects in Cycloreversion of Rhenium (V) Diolates, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2002, 124 (15), 3970-3979.
  • Thermal Stability of Tris(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)hydridoboratorhenium(V)(oxo) -(1,2-dithiolate) and -(1,2-monothiodiolate) Complexes and DFT Studies of C-S Bond Cleavage, Organometallics, 2002, 21 (5), 929-933.
  • Efficient Catalytic Deoxygenation of Epoxides Using [Tris(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)hydridoborato] rhenium Oxides, Organometallics, 2000, 19 (5), 944-946.
  • Preparation of Homoallylic Alcohols by Reaction of Aldehydes with 3-Allyl and 3-Crotylmolybdenum Complexes, Can. J. Chem., 2000, 78, 704.