34. The Mechanism of Rhodium Catalyzed Allylic C–H Amination

Robert J. Harris, Jiyong Park, Taylor A. F. Nelson, Nafees Iqbal, Daniel C. Salgueiro, John Bacsa, Cora E. MacBeth, Mu-Hyun Baik, and Simon B. Blakey J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 5842-5851. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c01069

33. C–H Functionalization Approach for the Synthesis of Chiral C2 Symmetric 1,5-Cyclooctadienes Ligands

Bowen Zhang, Michael R. Hollerbach, Simon B. Blakey, Huw M. L. Davies Org. Lett., 2019, 21, 9864-9868. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.9b03764

32. Regioselective Cp*Ir(III)-Catalyzed Allylic C–H Sulfamidation of Allylbenzene Derivatives

Amaan M. Kazerouni,[†] Taylor A. F. Nelson,[†] Steven W. Chen, Kimberly R. Sharp, Simon B. Blakey J. Org. Chem., 2019, 84, 13179-13185 DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.9b01816. [†]Equally contributing authors

(Special Issue: C–H Bond Functionalization)

31. Rh(III) and Ir(III)Cp* Complexes Provide Complementary Regioselectivity Profiles in Intermolecular Allylic C-H Amidation Reactions

Jacob S. Burman, Robert J. Harris, Caitlin M. B. Farr, John Bacsa, and Simon B. Blakey ACS Catal., 2019, 9, 5474–5479 DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.9b01338

30. Chemistry Unbound: Designing a New Four-Year Undergraduate Curriculum

Tracy L. McGill, Leah C. Williams, Douglas R. Mulford, Simon B. Blakey, Robert J. Harris, James T. Kindt, David G. Lynn, Patricia A. Marstellar, Frank E. McDonald, Nichole L. Powell J. Chem. Educ. 2019, 96, 35-46 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.8b00585

29. Intermolecular Allylic C-H Etherification of Internal Olefins

Taylor A. F. Nelson, Simon B. Blakey Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 14911-14915. DOI:10.1002/anie.201809863

In the top 10% of ACIE papers downloaded in 2019

28. Model Studies for the Total Synthesis of 11-Demethoxymyrtoidine and Myrtoidine

Amaan M. Kazerouni, Danny E. Mancheno, Simon B. Blakey Heterocycles, 2019, 99, 389-403 DOI: 10.3987/COM-18-S(F)32

(Special Issue Honoring Tohru Fukuyama).

27. The Direct Acylation Polymerization (DarP) of Well-Defined Alternating Copolymers Based on 5,6-Dicyano[2,1,3]benzothiadiazole (DCBT)

Qinqin Shi, Wesley Tatum, Junxiang Zhang, Colleen Scott, T, Christine K. Luscombe, Seth R. Marder, Simon B. Blakey Asian J. Org. Chem. 2018, 7, 1419; DOI:10.3390/molecules22030922

26. Recent Developments in C-H Activation for Materials Science in the Center for Selective C-H Activation

Junxiang Zhang, Lauren J. Kang, Timothy C. Parker, Simon B. Blakey, Christine K. Luscombe, Seth R. Marder Molecules 2018, 23, 922; DOI:10.1002/ajoc.201800232

24. Intermediate-Sized Conjugated Donor Molecules for Organic Solar Cells: Comparison of Benzodithiophene and Benzobisthiazole-Based Cores

Siyuan Zhang, Junxiang Zhang, Maged Abdelsamie, Qinqin Shi, Yadong Zhang, Timothy C. Parker, Evgheni V. Jucov, Tatiana V. Timofeeva, Aram Amassian, Guillermo C. Bazan, Simon B. Blakey, Stephen Barlow, and Seth R. Marder Chem. Mater. 2017, 29, 7880; DOI:10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b02665

23. Synthesis and C−H Functionalization Chemistry of Thiazole-Semicoronenediimides (TsCDIs) and -Coronenediimides (TCDIs)

Qinqin Shi, Eric S. Andreansky, Seth R. Marder, Simon B. Blakey, J. Org. Chem. 2017, 82, 10139; DOI:10.1021/acs.joc.7b01604

21. Total Synthesis of Malagashanine: A Chloroquine Potentiating Indole Alkaloid with Unusual Stereochemistry

Aidi Kong, Danny E. Mancheno, Nadege, Boudet, Ricardo Delgado, Eric S. Andreansky, Simon B. Blakey, Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 697 DOI: 10.1039/c6sc03578g

Highlighted in Synfacts, 2016, 12(12), 1229, DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1589453

19. KOtBu-Initiated Aryl C-H Iodination: A Powerful Tool for the Synthesis of High Electron Affinity Compounds

Qinqin Shi, Siyuan Zhang, Junxiang Zhang, Victoria F. Oswald, Aram Amassian, Seth R. Marder, Simon B. Blakey, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 3946-3949. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b12259

Highlighted in Synfacts, 2016, 12(06), 0587, DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1562147

18. Ir(III)-bis(imidazolinyl)phenyl Catalysts for Enantioselective C-H Functionalization with Ethyl Diazoacetate

Mace Weldy, N. Schafer, A. G.; Owens, C. P.; Herting, C. J.; Varela-Alvarez, A.; Chen, S.; Niemeyer, Z.; Musaev, D. J.; Sigman, M. S.; Davies, H. M. L.; Blakey, S. B. Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 3142. DOI 10.1039/C6SC00190D

Highlighted in Synfacts, 2016, 12(08), 0817, DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1562660

17. Cobalt Catalyzed sp3 C–H Amination Utilizing Aryl Azides

Villanueva, O.; Mace Weldy, N.; Blakey, S. B.; MacBeth, C. E. Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 6672-6675. DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01162K

16. Ir-Catalyzed Enantioselective Group Transfer Reactions

Schafer, A. G.; Blakey, S. B. Chem. Soc. Rev. 2015, 44, 5969-5980. DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00354G

15. Expanding the Carbene C–H Insertion Toolbox

Morton, D.; Blakey, S. B. Chem. Cat. Chem. 2015, 7, 577

14. A C-H Functionalization Protocol for the Direct Synthesis of Benzobisthiazole Derivatives

Bon, J. L.; Feng, D.; Marder, S. R.; Blakey, S. B. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79, 7766, DOI: 10.1021/jo501416j

13. Iridium(III)-bis(oxazolinyl)phenyl Catalysts for Enantioselective C-H Functionalization

Owens C. P.; Varela-Álvarez, A.; Boyarskikh, V.; Musaev, D. G.; Davies, . M. L.; Blakey S. B. Chem. Sci. 2013, 4, 2590

11. Insight into Mechanistic Features of Ruthenium(II)-Pybox-Catalyzed C–H Amination

Musaev, D. G.; Blakey, S. B. Organometallics 2012, 31, 4950

10. Intramolecular Olefin Diamination for the Stereoselective Synthesis of 3-Aminopiperidines

Kong, A.; Blakey, S. B. Synthesis 2012, 44, 1190-1198. DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1290591

(Special issue on Hypervalent Iodine Oxidants)

9. Synthesis of Ruthenium(II) 2,6-Bis(imino)pyridyl Complexes for C-H Amination of Sulfamate Esters

Bon, J. L.; Blakey, S. B.; Heterocycles 2012, 84, 1313-1323. DOI: 10.3987/COM-11-S(P)64

(Special Issue honoring Prof. Albert Padwa on his 75th birthday)

8. Rhodium Catalyzed Allene Amination: A Facile Entry into 2‑Amidoallylcations for Unusual [3+3] Annulation Reactions

Stoll, A. H.; Blakey, S. B. Chem. Sci. 2011, 2, 112-116. DOI: 10.1039/C0SC00375A

7. Copper-Catalyzed Olefin Aminoacetoxylation

Mancheno, D. E.; Thornton, A. R.; Stoll, A. H.; Kong, A.; Blakey, S. B. Org. Lett. 2010, 13, 4110-4113. DOI: 10.1021/ol101702w

3. Synthesis and Reactivity of an Unprecedented Os(VIII) Alkylidene

Martin, V. I.; Blakey, S. B. Tetrahedron Lett., 2008, 49, 6800-6803. DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2008.09.064

2. Enantioselective C–H Amination Using Cationic Ru(II)-pybox Catalysts

Milczek E.; Boudét, N.; Blakey, S. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2008, 47, 6825-6828. DOI: 10.1002/anie.200801445

Highlighted in Synfacts, 2008, 11, 1184. DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1083423

1. Catalytic Metallonitrene/Alkyne Metathesis: A Powerful Cascade Process for the Synthesis of Nitrogen-Containing Molecules

Thornton, A. R.; Blakey, S. B. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 5020-5021. DOI: 10.1021/ja7111788

Highlighted in Synfacts, 2008, 7, 691. DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1589453


C–N Bond Formation by C–H Functionalization via Metal-Catalyzed Nitrene Insertion

Mace Weldy, N.; Blakey, S. B in “Science of Synthesis”, Wiley VCH, 2015 In press

Enantioselective C-H Amination

Boudét, N.; Blakey, S. In “Chiral Amine Synthesis, Methods, Developments and Applications”, T. C. Nugent Ed.; Wiley-VCH: Weinheim, 2010, p 377-396


6. Total Synthesis of Aplyronine C

Paterson, I.; Fink, S. J.; Lee, L. Y. W.; Atkinson, S. J.; Blakey, S. B. Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 3118. DOI: 10.1021/ol401327r

5. Total Synthesis of Diazonamide A

Knowles, R. R.; Carpenter, J.; Blakey, S. B.; Kayano, A.; Mangion, I. K.; Sinz, C. J.; MacMillan, D. W. C. M. Chem. Sci. 2011, 2, 308. DOI: 10.1039/C0SC00577K

4. The First Suzuki Cross-Couplings of Aryltrimethylammonium Salts

Blakey, S. B.; MacMillan, D. W. C. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 6046. DOI: 10.1021/ja034908b

3. Studies in marine macrolide synthesis: stereocontrolled synthesis of a C21-C34subunit of the aplyronines

Paterson, I.; Blakey, S. B.; Cowden, C. J. Tetrahedron Lett. 2002, 43, 6005. DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(02)01217-0

2. cis-1,2-Dihydrocatechols in Chemical Synthesis: First synthesis of L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C) from a non-carbohydrate source

Banwell, M.; Blakey, S.; Harfoot, G.; Longmore, R. Aust. J. Chem. 1999, 52, 137. DOI: 10.1071/C98157

1. First synthesis of L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C) from a non-carbohydrate source

Banwell, M.; Blakey, S.; Harfoot, G.; Longmore, R. J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 1998, 3141. DOI: 10.1039/A806062B