I received my Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Brock University in 2011 and my M.Sc. degree in Chemistry from Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2005. I joined the Faculty of Science at Wilfrid Laurier University in the Chemistry and Biochemistry department in 2012 as a postdoctoral research fellow. Since 2013 I have been teaching undergraduate chemistry courses at Wilfrid Laurier University, McMaster University, Trent University, and the University of Guelph.
Oleg Sherbrooke (Shirobokov), Lyudmila G. Kuzmina, Judith A.K. Howard, and Georgii I. Nikonov. Imido silyl complexes of molybdenum: synthesis, structure, and unusual H2/silane exchange. Canadian Journal of Chemistry. 2020, 99(2): 161-164.
Nikonov, G. I.; Vyboishchikov, S. F.; Shirobokov, O.; Simionescu, R., Serendipitous Metal-Catalyzed H–H/Si–H Exchange. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2014, 2014 (18), 2896-2901.
Nikonov, G. I.; Vyboishchikov, S. F.; Shirobokov, O., Facile Activation of H–H and Si–H Bonds by Boranes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134 (12), 5488-5491.
Khalimon, A. Y.; Shirobokov, O.; Peterson, E.; Simionescu, R.; Kuzmina, L. G.; Howard, J. A. K.; Nikonov, G. I., Mechanistic Aspects of Hydrosilylation Catalyzed by (ArN=)Mo(H)(Cl)(PMe3)3. Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51 (7), 4300-4313.
Shirobokov, O.; Kuzmina, L. G.; Nikonov, G. I. Nonhydride mechanism of metal catalyzed hydrosilylation. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 6487–6489.
Shirobokov, O.; Gorelsky, S. I.; Simionescu, R.; Kuzmina, L. G.; Nikonov, G. I. The unexpected mechanism of carbonyl hydrosilylation catalyzed by (Cp)(ArN)Mo(H)(PMe3) Chem. Comm. 2010, 46, 7831-7833.
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Languages spoken: English, Russian