Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy at the University of Liverpool

Organic Synthesis and Catalysis

Key Publications

  1. Alharbi, W. Alharbi, E. F. Kozhevnikova, I. V. Kozhevnikov; Deoxygenation of ethers and esters over bifunctional Pt-heteropoly acid catalyst in the gas phase. ACS Catal. 2016, 6, 2067–2075.
  2. Alazman, D. Belic, A. Alotaibi, E. F. Kozhevnikova, I. V. Kozhevnikov; Isomerization of cyclohexane over bifunctional Pt, Au and PtAu–heteropoly acid catalysts. ACS Catal. 2019, 9, 5063−5073.
  3. Jacoobi, Y. Tian, R. Boulatov, A. G. Sergeev; Reversible Insertion of Ir into Arene Ring C−C Bonds with Improved Regioselectivity at a Higher Reaction Temperature. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 6048–6053.
  4. A. Kinzhalov, M. V. Kashina, A. S. Mikherdov, E. A. Mozheeva, A. S. Novikov, A. S. Smirnov, D. M. Ivanov, M. A. Kryukova, A. Y. Ivanov, S. N. Smirnov, V. Y. Kukushkin, K. V. Luzyanin; Dramatically Enhanced Solubility of Halide-Containing Organometallic Species in Diiodomethane: The Role of Solvent···Complex Halogen Bonding. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 12785–12789.
  5. Torres, N. M. Perez, G. Overend, N. Hodge, B. T. Heaton, J. A. Iggo, J. Satherley, R. Whyman, G. R. Eastham, D. Gobby; High-Pressure In Situ NMR Methods for the Study of Reaction Kinetics in Homogeneous Catalysis. ACS Catal. 2012, 2, 2281-2289.
  6. Ma, X. Zhang, J. Fan, Y. Liu, W. Tang, D. Xue, X. Li, J. Xiao, C. Wang; Iron-Catalyzed Anti-Markovnikov Hydroamination and Hydroamidation of Allylic Alcohols. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 13506−13515.
  7. Gonzalez-de-Castro, J. Xiao; Green and Efficient: Iron-Catalyzed Selective Oxidation of Olefins to Carbonyls with O2. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 8206−8217.
  8. Grélaud, P. Cooper, L. J. Feron, J. F. Bower; Branch-Selective and Enantioselective Iridium-Catalyzed Alkene Hydroarylation via Anilide-Directed C-H Oxidative Addition. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 9351-9356.
  9. Barday, C. Janot, N. R. Halcovitch, J. Muir, C. Aïssa; Cross-Coupling of α-Carbonyl Sulfoxonium Ylides with C–H Bonds. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 13117–13121.
  10. Ma, I. R. Hazelden, T. Langer, R. H. Munday, J. F. Bower; Enantioselective Aza-Heck Cyclizations of N-(Tosyloxy)carbamates: Synthesis of Pyrrolidines and Piperidines. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 3356-3360.
  11. W. Wang, O. O. Sokolova, T. A. Young, E. M. S. Christodoulou, C. P. Butts, J. F. Bower; Carbonylative C-C Bond Activation of Aminocyclopropanes Using a Temporary Directing Group Strategy. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 19006–19011.
  12. J. Alexander, M. McConville, K. R. Williams, K. V. Luzyanin, I. A. O'Neil, R. Cosstick; Chemistry of the 8-Nitroguanine DNA Lesion: Reactivity, Labelling and Repair. Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 3013-3020.
  13. M. Ismail, V. E. Barton, M. Panchana, S. Charoensutthivarakul, G.A. Biagini, S. A. Ward, P. M. O’Neill; A Click Chemistry-Based Proteomic Approach Reveals that 1,2,4-Trioxolane and Artemisinin Antimalarials Share a Common Protein Alkylation Profile. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 6401-6405.
  14. D. Hong et al.; AWZ1066S, a Highly Specific Anti-Wolbachia Drug Candidate for a Short-Sourse Treatment of Filariasis, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 2019, 116, 1414-1419.
  15. Abet, F. T. Szczypiński, M. A. Little, V. Santolini, C. D. Jones, R. Evans, C. Wilson, X. Wu, M. F. Thorne, M. J. Bennison, P. Cui, A. I. Cooper, K. E. Jelfs, A. G. Slater; Inducing Social Self‐Sorting in Organic Cages To Tune The Shape of The Internal Cavity. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 16755–16763.
  16. Akbulatov, Y. Tian, Z. Huang, T. J. Kucharski, Q. Yang, R. Boulatov; Experimentally Realized Mechanochemistry Distinct from Force-Accelerated Dissociation of Loaded Bonds. Science, 2017, 357, 299-303.
  17. Ferri, N. Algethami, A. Vezzoli, S. Sangtarash, M. McLaughlin, H. Sadeghi, C. J. Lambert, R. J. Nichols, S. J. Higgins; Hemilabile Ligands as Mechanosensitive Electrode Contacts for Molecular Electronics. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 16583- 16589.
  18. Parisi, C. Riley, A. S. Srivastava, H. V. McCue, J. R. Johnson, A. J. Carnell; PET Hydrolysing Enzymes Catalyse Bioplastics Precursor Synthesis Under Aqueous Conditions. Green Chem. 2019, 21, 3827–3833.