Vladimir Gevorgyan

Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry
Professor - Chemistry
vlad@utdallas.edu
+1 (972) 883-3852
BSB11.334
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ORCID
Tags: Organic Chemistry Synthetic Methodology Catalysis

Professional Preparation

Ciba-Geigy International Postdoctoral Fellow
Tohoku University - 1993-1994
JSPS International Postdoctoral Fellow
Tohoku University - 1992-1993
Ph.D. - Organic Chemistry
Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis - 1984
B.S. - Chemistry
Kuban State University - 1978

Research Areas

Our research interests are focused on discovery and development of fundamentally interesting catalytic methodologies for broad synthetic applications. We place a special emphasis on mechanistic investigation to gain insight into the origins of chemo- and stereoselectivity of processes. Deep understanding of reaction mechanisms governs our work towards identifying the most efficient protocols and allows for expanding the scope of these methodologies. These new methods and strategies are being applied to access valuable building blocks for synthetic organic chemistry and molecules of biological importance.

Publications

Transition Metal- and Light-free Directed Amination of Remote Unactivated C(sp3)–H Bonds of Alcohols 2019 - Journal Article
Transition-Metal-Catalyzed Alkyl Heck-Type Reactions 2019 - Review Article
Catalysis by Visible Light Photoexcited Palladium Complexes 2019 - Review Article
Aliphatic Radical Relay Heck Reaction at Unactivated C(sp3)–H Sites of Alcohols 2019 - Journal Article
A Mild Light-Induced Cleavage of S-O Bond of Aryl Sulfonate Esters Enables Efficient Sulfonylation of Vinylarenes 2018 - Journal Article
General synthesis of pyrido[1,2-a]indoles via Pd-catalyzed cyclization of o-picolylbromoarenes 2018 - Journal Article
General, Mild, and Selective Method for Desaturation of Aliphatic Amines 2018 - Journal Article
Pd-Catalyzed Atom Transfer Radical Cyclization at Remote Unactivated C(sp3)-H Sites Enabled by Hydrogen Atom Transfer of Hybrid Vinyl Pd-Radical Intermediates 2018 - Journal Article
Heck Reaction of Electronically Diverse Tertiary Alkyl Halides 2018 - Journal Article
General, Auxiliary-Enabled Photoinduced Pd-Catalyzed Remote Desaturation of Aliphatic Alcohols 2017 - Journal Article

Appointments

Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry
UT Dallas [2019–Present]
Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago [2012–2019]
Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago [2003–2012]
Associate Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago [1999–2003]
Associate Professor
Tohoku University, Sendai Japan [1997–1999]
Assistant Professor
Tohoku University, Sendai Japan [1996–1997]
Visiting Professor
CNR, Bologna Italy [1995–1995]
Group Leader
Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Riga, Latvia [1985–1991]

Awards

Markovnikov Medal - Moscow State University [2018]
Foreign Member of Latvian Academy of Sciences - Latvia [2016]
Lilly Lecturership at Imperial College London - Imperial College London [2015]
Visiting Professor at Sorbonne University - Sorbonne University [2014]
University of Illinois Scholar - University of Illinois [2012]
Honorary Professor of St. Petersburg State University - St. Petersburg State University [2012]
Researcher of the Year - University of Illinois at Chicago [2012]