Abdurrahman   C.  Atesin

Lecturer II  

Office: ESCNE 3.154
Phone: (956) 665-2241
Email: abdurrahman.atesin@utrgv.edu

Dr. Abdurrahman C. Atesin

Inorganic, Organometallic chemist. Main interest areas include mechanistic and kinetic studies of reactions, synthesis of metal complexes, ionic liquids and studying their use in catalysis.





Selected Publications


  • K. Kitamura, N. Shimada, C. Stewart, Abdurrahman Atesin, Tulay Atesin, and M. Tius. "Enantioselective Palladium(0)-Catalyzed Nazarov-type Cyclization," Angewandte Chemie International Edition 54, (May 2015): 6288–6291.

  • D. Stephens, J. Lakey-Beitia, Abdurrahman Atesin, Tulay Atesin, G. Chavez, H. Arman, and O. Larionov. "Palladium-Catalyzed C8-Selective C–H Arylation of Quinoline N-Oxides: Insights into the Electronic, Steric, and Solvation Effects on the Site Selectivity by Mechanistic and DFT Computational Studies," ACS Catalysis 5, (November 2014): 167–175.

  • Zhi Li, R. Assary, Abdurrahman Atesin, L. Curtiss, and Tobin Marks. "Rapid Ether and Alcohol C–O Bond Hydrogenolysis Catalyzed by Tandem High-Valent Metal Triflate + Supported Pd Catalysts," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136, (December 2013): 104-107.

  • R Assary, Abdurrahman Atesin, Z Li, T Marks, and L Curtiss. "Reaction Pathways and Energetics of Etheric C-O Bond Cleavage Catalyzed by Lanthanide Triflates," ACS Catal. 2013, no. 3 (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2013): 1908–1914.

  • Abdurrahman Atesin, N Ray, P Stair, and T Marks. "Etheric C-O Bond Hydrogenolysis Using a Tandem Lanthanide Triflate/Supported Palladium Nanoparticle Catalyst Systems," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134, (2012): 14682–14685.

  • T Vaidya, Abdurrahman Atesin, I Herrick, A Frontier, and R Eisenberg. "A Highly Reactive Dicationic Irridium(III) Catalyst for Polarized Nazarov Cyclization," Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 49, (2010): 3363–3366.

  • Abdurrahman Atesin, J Zhang, T Vaidya, W Brenessel, A Frontier, and R Eisenberg. "Synthesis Characterization and Catalytic Properties of New Electrophilic Iridium(III) Complexes Containing the BINAP Ligand ," Inorg. Chem. 49, (2010): 4331–4342.

  • Tulay Atesin, Abdurrahman Atesin, Karlyn Skugrud, and William Jones. "Understanding Selectivity in the Oxidative Addition of the Carbon-Sulfur Bonds of 2-Cyanothiophene to (Pt(0)," Inorg. Chem. 47, (2008): 4596-4604.

  • Abdurrahman Atesin, S Duckett, C Flaschenriem, W Brennessel, and R Eisenberg. "Diastereoselective Oxidative Addition of Dihydrogen to IrI(CO)((R)-BINAP) and [Ir(CO)2((R)-BINAP)][SbF6]," Inorg. Chem. 46, (2007): 1196–1204.

  • M Janka, Abdurrahman Atesin, D Fox, C Flaschenriem, W Brennessel, and R Eisenberg. "Highly Diastereoselective Oxidative Addition of Methyl Iodide to a Chiral Square-Planar Complex," Inorg. Chem. 45, (2006): 6559–6561.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Abdurrahman Atesin. The synthesis and design of a new system of Ionic Liquid Electrolytes for Lithium ion Batteries, Faculty Research Council, $5,000.00 (February 2016 - August 2016)

  • Abdurrahman Atesin. Synthesis and Characterization of a Hafnium Derivative of the MOF UiO-66-NH2 and its use in Biomass Related Catalysis, Department of Energy, $13,500.00 (May 28, 2016 - August 6, 2016)

  • Abdurrahman Atesin. Regioselectivity in the Palladium Catalyzed C-H Activation of Quinoline N-Oxide and its Dependence on Solvent, Undergraduate Research and Service Learning, $2,000.00 (September 2014 - August 2015)



Selected Presentations


  • Sabrina Herrera, Abdurrahman Atesin, Eric Brown, and Tulay Atesin. "Investigation of the Interaction Between Dye Molecules and TiO2 in Dye-TiO2 Nanoconjugates," National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Spokane, WA (April 2015)

  • Sabrina Herrera, Oscar Rodriguezvargas, David Eggert, Kara Kamps, Abdurrahman Atesin, Eric Brown, and Tulay Atesin. "Interaction Between Dye Molecules and TiO2 in Dye-TiO2 Nanoconjugates," Texas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol, Austin, TX (March 2015)

  • Lohany Garcia, Abdurrahman Atesin, Marcus Tius, and Tulay Atesin. "A Computational Modeling to Study the Palladium Catalyzed Nazarov Cyclization," UTPA Third Annual Undergraduate Research Conference , Edinburg, TX (November 2014)

  • Tyler Smith, Rosa Esparza, Ernesto Borrego, Sebastien Lachaize, Abdurrahman Atesin, William Jones, and Tulay Atesin. "Activation of Fluorinated of Benzonitriles by Nickel Diphosphine Fragment," UTPA Third Annual Undergraduate Research Conference , Edinburg, TX (November 2014)

  • Sabrina Herrera, Abdurrahman Atesin, Eric Brown, and Tulay Atesin. "Interaction Between Dye Molecules and TiO2 in Dye?TiO2 Nanoconjugates," UTPA Third Annual Undergraduate Research Conference , Edinburg, TX (November 2014)

  • Abdurrahman Atesin. "Different Catalyst Resting States for the Hydrogenation of Aldehydes and Ketones by a Hydroxycyclopentadienyl Iron Hydride," 38th Great Lakes Regional Meeting, Lincolnshire, IL (2009)

  • Abdurrahman Atesin. "Chiral cationic Ir(III) R-BINAP complexes, and their use as catalysts for tandem Nazarov cyclization-Michael addition and Diels-Alder cycloaddition chemistry," 233rd ACS National Meeting, Chicago, IL (2007)

  • Abdurrahman Atesin. "Reaction of IrI(CO)(BINAP) and [Ir(CO)2(BINAP)][SbF6] with H2," 230th ACS National Meeting, Chicago, IL (2005)

  • Abdurrahman Atesin. "Adsorption of Cs+ onto Bentonite clay saturated with Li+, Na+, or K+," XV National Chemistry Congress, Istanbul/Turkey (2001)

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CHEM 1312 03P - General Chemistry II:
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CHEM 1309 01 - Chemistry for Engineers:
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CHEM 1309 02I - Chemistry for Engineers:
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