Tom Ribelli-Matyjaszewski Polymer Group - Carnegie Mellon University

Tom Ribelli

Carnegie Mellon University
4400 Fifth Avenue
Mellon Institute
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office: MI-804
Phone: (412) 268-3208


Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
B.S. Chemistry (May 2013)
Senior Honors Thesis Design of Ligands for ATRA
Advisor: Prof. Tomislav Pintauer.


Mechanisms of CRP Processes
Coordination Chemistry


8. TG Ribelli, SMW. Rahaman, JC Daran, P Krys, K Matyjaszewski, R Poli
Effect of Ligand Structure on the CuII-R OMRP Dormant Species and Its Consequesnces for Catalytic Radical Terminaiton in ATRP
Macromolecules, 2016 ASAP

7. P Krys, TG Ribelli, K Matyjaszewski, A Gennaro
Relation between Overall Rate of ATRP and Rates of Activation of Dormant Species
Macromolecules, 2016, 49, 2467–2476

6. TG Ribelli, P Krys, Y Cong, K Matyjaszewski
Model Studies of Alkyl Halide Acitvation and Comproportionation Relevant to RDRP in the Presence of Cu0
Macromolecules, 2016. 48, pp 8428-8436

5. A Kaur, E Gorse, TG Ribelli, C Jerman, T Pintauer
Atom Transfer Radical Addition (ATRA) Catalyzed by Copper Complexes with N,N,N’,N’ – tetrakis(2-pyridylmethyl)ethylenediamine (TPEN) Ligand
Polymer, 2015. 72, pp 246-252

4. A Kaur, TG Ribelli, K Schroder, K Matyjaszewski, T Pintauer
Structural Studies of ATRP Reactions Catalyzed by Copper Complexes with Substituted Tris(2-pyridylmethyl)amine Based Ligands.
Inorg. Chem 2015, 54, pp 1474-1486

3. V Williams, TG Ribelli, P Chmielarz, S Park, K Matyjaszewski
A Silver Bullet: Elemental Silver as an Efficient Reducing Agent for Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Acrylates
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, pp 1428-1431

2. TG Ribelli, D Konkolewicz, X Pan, K Matyjaszewski
Contribution of Photochemistry to Activator Regeneration in ATRP
Macromolecules, 2014, 47, pp 6316-6321.

1. TG Ribelli, D Konkolewicz, S Bernhard, K Matyjaszewski
How are Radicals (Re)Genearted in photoATRP
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, pp 13303-13312.


Chateaubriand Fellow Awarded by French Embassy of United States (2015-2016)
     Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
     Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination (LCC), Toulouse, France
     Advisor: Prof. Rinaldo Poli
     Designing of ATRP Catalysts/Mechanism of Metal-Catalyzed Radical Termination (CRT)

Research Experience

September 2010 - May 2012  Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Chemistry
- Synthesis of Novel Tripodal tris(animatedly)amine (TREN) based ligands for ATRA