Our group strives to develop new homogeneous transition metal catalysts for use in synthetic chemistry. Catalysis is a crucial area of study, with applications in fine chemicals manufacturing, the petrochemical industry, as well as the drug discovery efforts of medicinal chemistry laboratories.
The core of our research program is organometallic chemistry, an interdisciplinary area that unites the structural diversity of organic molecules with the remarkable reactivity and properties of inorganic compounds. Students have the opportunity to work in many areas, including inorganic synthesis and organic reaction methodology.
Becica, J.; Hruszkewycz, D.P.; Steves, J.E.; Elward, J.M.; Leitch, D.C.; Dobereiner, G.E. High-Throughput Discovery and Evaluation of a General Catalytic Method for N-Arylation of Weakly Nucleophilic Sulfonamides. Organic Letters, 2019, 21, 8981-8986. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.9b03380
Wozniak, D.I.; Hicks, A.J.; Sabbers, W.A.; Dobereiner, G.E. Imidazolyl-Phenyl (IMP) Anions: A Modular Structure for Tuning Solubility and Coordinating Ability. Dalton Transactions, 2019, 48, 14138-14155. DOI: 10.1039/C9DT03511G
Samples, E.M.; Schuck, J.M.; Joshi, P.B.; Willets, K.A.; Dobereiner, G.E. Synthesis and Properties of N-arylpyrrole-functionalized poly(1-hexene-alt-CO). Macromolecules, 2018, 51, 9323-9332. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b01629
Becica, J.; Glaze, O.D.; Wozniak, D.I.; Dobereiner, G.E. Selective Isomerization of Terminal Alkenes to (Z)-2-Alkenes Catalyzed by an Air-Stable Molybdenum(0) Complex. Organometallics, 2018, 37, 482-490. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00914
Becica, J.; Dobereiner, G.E. Acceleration of Pd-Catalyzed Amide N-Arylations Using Cocatalytic Metal Triflates: Substrate Scope and Mechanistic Study. ACS Catalysis, 2017, 7, 5862-5870. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b01317