Tibor Szilvasi

Ph. D. Chemistry
M. Sc. Chemical Engineering
B. Sc. Chemical Engineering
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

2723 Engineering Hall
608-265-3777
s@wisc.edu

  • Selected member for BASF Summer Course
  • Young Chemists’ Travel Grant of the Hungarian Chemical Society
  • UniCat ICIQ Catalysis Summer School Poster Abstract Award
  • Campus Hungary Scholarship
  • Pungor Award
  • Rubik Grant of the Hungarian Academy of Engineering
  • Gedeon Richter Pharmaceutical Plc. Short-term Research Grant
  • Scientific Research Award of Budapest University of Technology, 1. Prize
  • Scientific Grant of the Natural Faculty of Budapest University of Technology
  • Young Chemists’ Travel Grant of the Hungarian Chemical Society
  • Schay prize
  • Gedeon Richter Pharmaceutical Plc. Short-term Research Grant
  • North Rhine-Westphalia German Young Scientist Award in Chemistry
  • Best Master Thesis Award of the Hungarian Chemical Society
  • Excellent Student of the Faculty Prize
  • Travel Grant of Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • Furukawa Electric Fellowship
  • Travel Grant of the Scientific Students’ Associations
  • Doctoral Fellowship of the Hungarian Republic
  • Scientific Scholarship of the Hungarian Republic
  • Scientific Students’ Associations, 1. Prize
Publications:

  1. Design of Chemoresponsive Liquid Crystals through Integration of Computational Chemistry and Experimental Studies”, T. Szilvási, L. T. Roling, H. Yu, P. Rai, S. Choi, R. J. Twieg, M. Mavrikakis, and N. L. Abbott Chemistry of Materials 29, 3563 (2017). [DOI]
  2. Distinguishing attosecond electron–electron scattering and screening in transition metals”, C. Chen, Z. Tao, A. Carr, P. Matyba, T. Szilvási, S. Emmerich, M. Piecuch, M. Keller, D. Zusin, S. Eich, M. Rollinger, W. You, S. Mathias, U. Thumm, M. Mavrikakis, M. Aeschlimann, P. M. Oppeneer, H. Kapteyn, and M. Murnane Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 114, E5300 (2017). [DOI]
  3. The Correlation Theory of The Chemical Bond”, S. Szalay, G. Barcza, T. Szilvási, L. Veis, and Ö Legeza Scientific Reports 7, 2237 (2017).
  4. Theoretical Assessment of Low-Valent Germanium Compounds as Transition Metal Ligands: Can They Be Better than Phosphines or NHCs?”, Z. Benedek and T. Szilvási* Organometallics 36, 1591 (2017). [DOI]
  5. Using Functionalized Silyl Ligands To Suppress Solvent Coordination to Silyl Lanthanide(II) Complexes”, R. Zitz, J. Hlina, M. A. Meshgi, H. Krenn, C. Marschner, T. Szilvási*, J. Baumgartner Inorganic Chemistry 56, (2017). [DOI]
  6. Unexpected Photodegradation of a Phosphaketenyl-Substituted Germyliumylidene Borate Complex”, Y. Xiong, S. Yao, T. Szilvási, E. Ballestero-Martínez, H. Grützmacher, and M. Driess Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 56, 4333 (2017). [DOI]
  7. Improving the Catalytic Activity in the Rhodium-Mediated Hydroformylation of Styrene by a Bis(N-heterocyclic silylene) Ligand”, M. Schmidt, B. Blom, T. Szilvási, R. Schomäcker, and M. Driess European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry , 1284 (2017). [DOI]
  8. An Intramolecular Silylene Borane Capable of Facile Activation of Small Molecules, Including Metal-Free Dehydrogenation of Water”, Z. Mo, T. Szilvási, Y.-P. Zhou, S. Yao, and M. Driess Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 56, 3699 (2017). [DOI]
  9. (Selected as Hot Paper)

  10. An S-Oxygenated [NiFe] Complex Modelling Sulfenate Intermediates of an O2-Tolerant Hydrogenase”, N. J. Lindenmaier, S. Wahlefeld, E. Bill, T. Szilvási, C. Eberle, S. Yao, P. Hildebrandt, M. Horch, I. Zebger, and M. Driess Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 56, 2208 (2017). [DOI]
  11. A New Domain of Reactivity for High-Valent Dinuclear [M(μ-O)2M’] Complexes in Oxidation Reactions”, X. Engelmann, S. Yao, E. R. Farquhar, T. Szilvási, U. Kuhlmann, P. Hildebrandt, M. Driess, and K. Ray Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 56, 297 (2017). [DOI]
  12. Isolation and Structure of Germylene-Germyliumylidenes Stabilized by N-Heterocyclic Imines”, T. Ochiai, T. Szilvási, D. Franz, E. Irran, and S. Inoue Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 55, 11619 (2016). [DOI]
  13. A Bis(silylene)-Substituted ortho-Carborane as a Superior Ligand in the Nickel-Catalyzed Amination of Arenes”, Y.-P. Zhou, S. Raoufmoghaddam, T. Szilvási, and M. Driess Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 55, 12868 (2016). [DOI]
  14. Facile Access to Stable Silylium Ions Stabilized by N-Heterocyclic Imines”, T. Ochiai, T. Szilvási, D. Franz, E. Irran, and S. Inoue Molecules 21, 1155 (2016). [DOI]
  15. Direct time-domain observation of attosecond final-state lifetimes in photoemission from solids”, Z. Tao, C. Chen, T. Szilvási, M. Keller, M. Mavrikakis, H. Kapteyn, and M. Murnane Science 353, 62 (2016). [DOI]
  16. Read a perspectives paper on publication # 43 by Prof. U. Bovensiepen and Dr. M. Ligges

  17. Reactivity of an N-Heterocyclic Carbene Stabilized Hydrosilylene towards a Ketone and CO2: Experimental and Theoretical Study”, C. Eisenhut, T. Szilvási, N. C. Breit, and S. Inoue European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2016, 2696 (2016). [DOI]
  18. From a Phosphaketenyl-Functionalized Germylene to 1,3-Digerma-2,4-diphosphacyclobutadiene”, S. Yao, Y. Xiong, T. Szilvási, H. Grützmacher, and M. Driess Angewandte Chemie International Edition 55, 4781 (2016). [DOI]
  19. Synthesis, Characterization, and Application of Platinum(II) Complexes Incorporating Racemic and Optically Active 4-Chloro-5-Methyl-1-Phenyl-1,2,3,6-Tetrahydrophosphinine Ligand”, P. Bagi, K. Karaghiosoff, M. Czugler, D. Hessz, M. Kállay, M. Kubinyi, T. Szilvási, P. Pongrácz, L. Kollár, I Timári, K. E. Kövér, L. Drahos, E. Fogassy, and G. Keglevich Heteroatom Chemistry 27, 91 (2016). [DOI]
  20. A Monotopic Aluminum Telluride with an Al=Te Double Bond Stabilized by N-heterocyclic Carbenes”, D. Franz, T. Szilvási, E. Irran, and S. Inoue Nature Communications 6, 10037 (2015). [DOI]
  21. Transition Metal Complexes of a “Half-Parent” Phosphasilene Adduct Representing Silylene->Phosphinidene->Metal Complexes”, K. Hansen, T. Szilvási, B. Blom, and M. Driess Organometallics 34, 5703 (2015). [DOI]
  22. The Concept of Chemical Bond and Aromaticity Based on Quantum Information Theory”, T. Szilvási, G. Barcza, and Ö. Legeza Arxiv:1509.04241 (2015). [DOI]
  23. From an Isolable Acyclic Phosphinosilylene Adduct to Donor-Stabilized Si=E Compounds (E=O, S, Se)”, K. Hansen, T. Szilvási, B. Blom, and M. Driess Chemistry a European Journal 21, 18930 (2015). [DOI]
  24. A Persistent 1,2-Dihydrophosphasilene Adduct”, K. Hansen, T. Szilvási, B. Blom, M. Driess, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 54, 15060 (2015). [DOI]
  25. (Highlighted in Angewandte Chemie (@angew_chem)Twitter)

  26. Peripheral Mechanism of a Carbonyl Hydrosilylation Catalyzed by an SiNSi Iron Pincer Complex”, T. T. Metsänen, D. Gallego, T. Szilvási, M. Driess, M. Oestreich, Chemical Science 6, 7143 (2015). [DOI]
  27. Alkaline-Earth Metal-Induced Liberation of Rare Allotropes of Elemental Silicon and Germanium From N-Heterocyclic Metallylenes”, B. Blom, A. Said, T. Szilvási, P. W. Menezes, G. Tan, J. Baumgartner, M. Driess, Inorganic Chemistry 54, 8840 (2015). [DOI]
  28. Why Do Carbenes and Silylenes Activate White Phosphorus Differently?”, T. Szilvási, T. Veszprémi, Structural Chemistry 26, 1335 (2015). [DOI]
  29. A study on the optical resolution of 1-isopropyl-3-methyl-3-phospholene 1-oxide and its use in the synthesis of borane and platinum complexes”, P. Bagi, K. Juhász, I. Timári, K. E. Kövér, M. Kállay, D. Mester, M. Kubinyi, T. Szilvási, P. Pongrácz, L. Kollár, K. Karaghiosoff, M. Czugler, L. Drahos, E. Fogassy, G. Keglevich, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 797, 140 (2015). [DOI]
  30. Neutral “Cp-Free” Silyl-Lanthanide(II) Complexes: Synthesis, Structure, and Bonding Analysis”, R. Zitz, J. Hlina, K. Gatterer, C. Marschner, T. Szilvási*, J. Baumgartner, Inorganic Chemistry 54, 7065 (2015). [DOI]
  31. Facile Rotation around a Silicon-Phosphorus Double Bond Enabled through Coordination to Tungsten”, N. C. Breit, T. Szilvási, S. Inoue, Chemical Communications 51, 11272 (2015). [DOI]
  32. Facile Rearrangement of a Bis(N-heterocyclic carbene)borate Chelate Ligand and Access to [:GeX]+ Complexes (X = H, Cl)”, Y. Xiong, S. Yao, T. Szilvási, M. Driess, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 14, 2377 (2015). [DOI]
  33. (Appeared on Cover Page)
    (Highlighted in Cover Profile)

  34. An NHC-Stabilized Silicon Analogue of Acylium Ion: Synthesis, Structure, Reactivity, and Theoretical Studies”, S. U. Ahmad, T. Szilvási, E. Irran, S. Inoue, Journal of the American Chemical Society 137, 5828 (2015). [DOI]
  35. (Highlighted in J. Am. Chem. Soc. @JACS Twitter )

  36. Reductive cleavage of P4 by iron(I) centres: synthesis and structural characterisation of Fe2(P2)2 complexes with two bridging P22− ligands “, S. Yao, T. Szilvási, N. Lindenmaier, Y. Xiong, S. Inoue, M. Adelhardt, J. Sutter, K. Meyer, M. Driess, Chemical Communications 51, 6153 (2015). [DOI]
  37. Open-Shell Lanthanide (+II) or (+III) Complexes Bearing σ-Silyl and Silylene Ligands: Synthesis, Structure and Bonding Analysis”, R. Zitz, H. Arp, J. Hlina, M. Walewska, C. Marschner, T. Szilvási*, B. Blom, J. Baumgartner, Inorganic Chemistry 54, 3306 (2015). [DOI]
  38. Ligand bending and tilted coordination in the coordinatively unsaturated NHC complex lateral-bis(N,N′-dineopentyl-benzimidazoline-2-ylidene)molybdenumtricarbonyl – Synthesis and structural investigations”, F. Ullah, T. Szilvási, T. Veszprémi, P. Jones, J. Heinicke, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 783, 22 (2015). [DOI]
  39. A Neutral Tetraphosphacyclobutadiene Ligand in Cobalt(I) Complexes”, S. Yao, N. Lindenmaier, Y. Xiong, S. Inoue, T. Szilvási, M. Adelhardt, J. Sutter, K. Meyer, M. Driess, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 54, 1250 (2015). [DOI]
  40. Can Low-valent Silicon Compounds Be Better Transition Metal Ligands Than Phosphines and NHCs?”, Z. Benedek, T. Szilvási*, RSC Advances 5, 5077 (2015). [DOI]
  41. (Selected as Gold for Gold Open Access)

  42. Reaction of an N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Stabilized Silicon(II) Monohydride with Alkynes: [2+2+1] Cycloaddition versus Hydrogen Abstraction”, C. Eisenhut, T. Szilvási, N. C. Breit, S. Inoue, Chemistry a European Journal 21, 1949 (2015). [DOI]
  43. (Selected as Hot Paper, Back Cover Page)
    (Highlighted in Chemistry Views)

  44. An Amplified Ylidic ‘Half-Parent’ Iminosilane LSi=NH”, K. Hansen, T. Szilvási, B. Blom, M. Driess, Journal of the American Chemical Society 136, 14207 (2014). [DOI]
  45. Synthesis and Unexpected Reactivity of Germyliumylidene Hydride [:GeH]+ Stabilized by a Bis(N-heterocyclic-carbene)borate Ligand”, S. Yao, T. Szilvási, Y. Xiong, G. Tan, M. Driess, Journal of the American Chemical Society 136, 11300 (2014). [DOI]
  46. An Elusive Hydridoaluminum(I) Complex for Facile C−H and C−O Bond Activation of Ethers and Access to Its Isolable Hydridogallium(I) Analogue: Syntheses, Structures, and Theoretical Studies”, G. Tan, T. Szilvási, S. Inoue, B. Blom, M. Driess, Journal of the American Chemical Society 136, 9732 (2014). [DOI]
  47. A Facile Access to a Novel NHC-stabilized Silyliumylidene Ion and C–H Activation of Phenylacetylene”, S. U. Ahmad, T. Szilvási, S. Inoue, Chemical Communications 50, 12619 (2014). [DOI]
  48. (Appeared on Back Cover Page)
    (Selected as Gold for Gold Open Access)

  49. Platinum (II) Complexes Incorporating Racemic and Optically Active 1-Aryl-3-phospholene P-Ligands as Potential Catalysts in Hydroformylation”, P. Bagi, T. Szilvási, P. Pongrácz, L. Kollár, L. Drahos, G. Keglevich, Current Organic Chemistry 18, 1529 (2014). [DOI]
  50. New Route to Access an Acyl-functionalized Phosphasilene and an Unprecedented Four-membered Si-P-C-O Heterocycle”, N. C. Breit, T. Szilvási, S. Inoue, Chemistry a European Journal 20, 9312 (2014). [DOI]
  51. Fluorine Modification of the Surface of Diamondoids: A Time-Dependent Density Functional Study”, T. Szilvási, A. Gali, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 118, 4410 (2014). [DOI]
  52. A Donor-stabilized Zwitterionic “Half-parent” Phosphasilene and Its Unusual Reactivity Towards Small Molecules”, K. Hansen, T. Szilvási, B. Blom, E. Irran, M. Driess, Chemistry a European Journal 20, 1947 (2014). [DOI]
  53. Molecular-tailoring: A Possible Synthetic Route to Hexasilabenzene”, Z. Benedek, T. Szilvási, T. Veszprémi, Dalton Transactions 43, 1184 (2014). [DOI]
  54. Platinum(II) Complexes Incorporating Racemic and Optically Active 1-alkyl-3-phospholene P-ligands: Synthesis, Stereostructure, NMR Properties and Catalytic Activity”, P. Bagi, T. Kovács, T. Szilvási, P. Pongrácz, L. Kollár, L. Drahos, E. Fogassy, G. Keglevich, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 751, 306 (2014). [DOI]
  55. From a Zwitterionic Phosphasilene to Base Stabilized Silyliumylidene-phosphide and Bis(silylene) Complexes”, N. C. Breit, T. Szilvási, T. Suzuki, D. Gallego, S. Inoue, Journal of the American Chemical Society 135, 17958 (2013). [DOI]
  56. Molecular-tailoring: Substituent Design for Hexagermabenzene”, T. Szilvási, T. Veszprémi, Organometallics 32, 4733 (2013). [DOI]
  57. Internal Catalytic Effect of Bulky NHC Groups in Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-coupling Reaction”, T. Szilvási, T. Veszprémi, ACS Catalysis 3, 1984 (2013). [DOI]
  58. A Fragile Zwitterionic Phosphasilene as a Transfer Agent of the Elusive Parent Phosphinidene (:PH)”, K. Hansen, T. Szilvási, B. Blom, S. Inoue, J. Epping, M. Driess, Journal of the American Chemical Society 135, 11795 (2013). [DOI]
  59. Molecular-tailoring: Reaction Path Control With Bulky Substituents”, T. Szilvási, T. Veszprémi, Organometallics 31, 3207 (2012). [DOI]
  60. Tuning the Optical Gap of Nanometer-size Diamond Cages by Sulfurization: A Time-Dependent Density Functional Study”, M. Vörös, T. Demjén, T. Szilvási, A. Gali, Physical Review Letters 108, 267401 (2012). [DOI]
  61. Unique Insertion Mechanisms of β-Diketiminato-Silylene”, T. Szilvási, K. Nyíri, T. Veszprémi, Organometallics 30, 5344 (2011). [DOI]
  62. On the Mechanism of the Reaction of White Phosphorus With Silylenes”, T. Szilvási, T. Veszprémi, Dalton Transactions 40, 7193 (2011). [DOI]
  63. The Mechanism and Energetics of Insertion Reactions of Silylenes”, K. Nyíri, T. Szilvási, T. Veszprémi, Dalton Transactions 39, 9347 (2010). [DOI]