Multi-component Heteroarene Couplings via Polarity-reversed Radical Cascades
Jeremy M. Lear †, J. Quentin Buquoi †, Xin Gu, Kui Pan, Darsheed N. Mustafa, and David A. Nagib
Chem. Commun., 2019, 10, Advance Article. DOI: 10.1039/C9CC03498F
Featured in 2019 Emerging Investigators’ Special Issue
Heteroarene Phosphinylalkylation via a Catalytic, Polarity-Reversing Radical Cascade
J. Quentin Buquoi †, Jeremy M. Lear †, Xin Gu, and David A. Nagib
ACS Catal., 2019, 9, 5330−5335
Most Read Article in ACS Catalysis, May/Jun 2019.
Top 20 Most Read Articles in ACS Catalysis, 2019.
Catalytic β C–H amination via an imidate radical relay
Leah M. Stateman, Ethan A. Wappes, Kohki M. Nakafuku, Kara M. Edwards, and David A. Nagib
Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 2693−2699
 Highlighted in Chem. Sci. “Editor’s Choice” Collection, 2019
Site-Selective C–H Functionalization of (Hetero)Arenes via Transient, Non-symmetric Iodanes
Stacy C. Fosu †, Chido M. Hambira †, Andrew D. Chen, James R. Fuchs, and David A. Nagib
Chem, 2019, 5, 417−428
Highlighted in Chem, “More Than Just Acetates: PhI(OAc)2 Enables C–H Halogenation of Arenes” by Wengryniuk, Chem, 2019, 5, 254–262
Highlighted in Chem, “Breakthrough Research on Halogens: 150th Anniversary of the Periodic Table” by Editors: [Open Access]
δ C−H (Hetero)Arylation via Cu-Catalyzed Radical Relay
Zuxiao Zhang, Leah M. Stateman, and David A. Nagib
Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 1207−1211
Highlighted in Synfacts, “Copper-Catalyzed Remote Arylation” Synfacts, 201915, 171
Ketyl radical reactivity via atom transfer catalysis
Lu Wang, Jeremy M. Lear, Sean M. Rafferty, Stacy C. Fosu and David A. Nagib
Science, 2018, 362, 225−229 (open access)
Highlighted in Science, “Easy access to elusive radical reactions” by Blackburn and Roizen, Science, 2018362, 157−158
Highlighted in C&E News, “Masked aldehyde makes mild radical reaction possible” by Tien Nguyen, C&E News, 2018, 96 (42), 7
Highlighted in OSU News, “A new way to create molecules for drug development” by Jeff Grabmeier
Highlighted in OPRD, “Some Items of Interest to Process R&D Chemists and Engineers” Org. Process Res. Dev., 2018, 22, 1687
Highlighted in Synfacts, “Iodine Atom Transfer Catalysis via Ketyl Radicals” Synfacts, 2019, 15, 63
JACS Catalytic Alkene Difunctionalization via Imidate Radicals
Kohki M. Nakafuku †, Stacy C. Fosu †, and David A. Nagib
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 11202−11205
One of the “Most Read” articles in JACS, Aug-Oct 2018.
Highlighted in OPRD, Oct 2018. “Some Items of Interest to Process R&D Chemists and Engineers” Org. Process Res. Dev., 2018, 22, 1335
β C–H di-halogenation via iterative hydrogen atom transfer
Ethan A. Wappes †, Avassaya Vanitcha †, and David A. Nagib
Chem. Sci., 2018, 9, 4500–4504


Highlighted in Organic Chemistry Portal, Nov 2018
Remote C–H Functionalization via Selective Hydrogen Atom Transfer
Leah M. Stateman, Kohki M. Nakafuku, and David A. Nagib
Synthesis, 2018, 50, 1569–1586
An essential guide to selective C-H functionalization by radicals (for experts and beginners alike)
nature2011 Directed β C–H Amination of Alcohols via Radical Relay Chaperones
Ethan A. Wappes †, Kohki M. Nakafuku †, and David A. Nagib
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017139, 10204–10207
Highlighted in OPRD, Sept 2017. “Some Items of Interest to Process R&D Chemists and Engineers” Org. Process Res. Dev., 2017, 21, 1196
Highlighted in Synform, Nov 2017
Highlighted (twice) in Organic Chemistry Portal, May 2018 and Sept 2018
Highlighted in ACS Select “JACS Young Investigators” virtual issue, Aug 2018
Highlighted in OPRD, Dec 2018. “Green Chemistry Articles of Interest to the Pharmaceutical Industry” Org. Process Res. Dev. 2018, 22, 1699
Triiodide-Mediated δ-Amination of Secondary C-H Bonds
Ethan A. Wappes, Stacy C. Fosu, Trevor C. Chopko, and David A. Nagib
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 9974–9978
Highlighted in Synform, featured as cover article, Nov 2016
Highlighted in Organic Chemistry Portal, Sept 2017


Perspectives & Highlights

Nitrogen gets radical
David A. Nagib
Nature Chem., 2019, 11, 396–398

Radical Conversion of Acids to Alkenes via Dual Catalysis
Allen F. Prusinowski and David A. Nagib
Trends in Chemistry, 2019, 1, 452-453

Catalytic Desymmetrization by C-H Functionalization as a Solution to the Chiral Methyl Problem
David A. Nagib
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 7354–7356

Catalytic, Asymmetric Alkylation via Excited-State Iminium Ions
David A. Nagib
Chem, 2017, 2, 616–618



nature2011 Seven Post-Synthetic Covalent Reactions in Tandem Leading to Enzyme-Like Complexity within Metal-Organic Framework Crystals
Alejandro M. Fracaroli, Peter Siman, David A. Nagib, Mitsuharu Suzuki, Hiroyasu Furukawa, F. Dean Toste, and Omar M. Yaghi
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016138, 8352–8355
Highlighted in Nature Nanotechnology, “Enzyme pretenders” by Bryden Le Bailly, Aug 2016.
nature2011 Trifluoromethylation of Arenes and Heteroarenes by Means of Photoredox Catalysis
David A. Nagib & David W. C. MacMillan
Nature, 2011480, 224–228
CF3 arene
Awarded highest ranking of “Exceptional” by the Faculty of 1000
Highlighted by Parsons & Buchwald, Nature, 2011, 480, 184–185
> 800 citations
AngewCover2 Photoredox Catalysis: A Mild, Operationally Simple Approach to the Synthesis of α-Trifluoromethyl Carbonyl Compounds
Phong V. Pham, David A. Nagib, David W. C. MacMillan
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2011, 50, 6119–6122
CF3 ketone

Selected as a “Hot Paper” by the editors of ACIE
> 300 citations

JACS Enantioselective α-Trifluoromethylation of Aldehydes via Photoredox Organocatalysis
David A. Nagib, Mark E. Scott, David W. C. MacMillan
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009131, 10875–10877
CF3 aldehyde

Most downloaded synthetic methods article in JACS for all of 2009
> 750 citations


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