The Lipshutz group is focused on research in several areas of synthetic organic chemistry. These include a heavy emphasis on green chemistry, where the goal is to devise new technologies aimed at getting organic solvents out of organic reactions.

More traditional methodologies are also under development, in many cases involving transition metal-catalyzed processes. Total syntheses are ongoing as well, with an accent on axially chiral, naturally occurring and physiologically active biaryls.

We invite you to explore our web site to learn more about our programs.

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Recent Publications

"Sonogashira Couplings Catalyzed by Fe Nanoparticles Containing ppm Levels of Reusable Pd, under Mild Aqueous Micellar Conditions"

Handa, S.; Jin, B.; Bora, P. P.; Wang, Y.; Zhang, X.; Gallou, F.; Reilly, J.; Lipshutz, B. H. ACS Catal. Accepted

"ppm Pd-Catalyzed, Cu-free Sonogashira couplings in water using commercially available catalyst precursors"

Bo, J.; Reilly, J.; Gallou, F.; Lipshutz, B. H. Chem. Sci. accepted.

"Copper-Catalyzed Oxidative Cleavage of Electron-Rich Olefins in Water at Room Temperature"

Lippincott, D. J.; Trejo-Soto, P. J.; Gallou, F.; Lipshutz, B. H., Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 5094

"Synthesis of Functionalized 1,3-Butadienes via Pd-Catalyzed Cross-Couplings of Substituted Allenic Esters in Water at Room Temperature"

Lippincott, D. J.; Linstadt, R. T. H.; Maser, M. R.; Gallou, F.; Lipshutz, B. H. Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 4719

"EvanPhos. A New Ligand for ppm Pd-Catalyzed Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling in Either Organic Solvent or Water"

Landstrom, E. B.; Handa, S.; Aue, D. H.; Gallou, F.; Lipshutz, B. H., Green Chem. 2018, 20, 3436

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