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Enantioselective Nickel-Catalyzed trans-Carbometallative Couplings and Cyclizations

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Project "TransNic" data sheet

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Organization address
address: University Park
postcode: NG7 2RD

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 195˙454 €
 EC max contribution 195˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-08-01   to  2018-07-31


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 Project objective

This Fellowship application unites an Experienced Researcher from India (but currently based in Taiwan) with expertise in asymmetric synthesis and transition metal catalysis using gold, silver, and rhodium complexes, with an internationally recognized Host Laboratory in the UK with expertise in the development of new catalytic reactions for organic synthesis. This project will: • Provide high-quality, structured training for an outstanding scientist with an excellent publication record who is destined for an independent research career, by complementing and enhancing his competencies. • Showcase European excellence in homogeneous catalysis and organic synthesis, which are critically important branches of chemistry that underpin many sectors, such as the pharmaceutical, fine chemicals, agrochemical, materials, and biochemical industries. The proposed research is based upon a new synthetic method recently discovered in the Host Laboratory that relies upon the formal trans-carbometallation of organonickel species across an alkyne. The resulting alkenylnickel species can be trapped by various electrophiles in cyclizations that would otherwise be impossible, giving densely functionalized carbo- and heterocyclic scaffolds. Moreover, the products can be obtained with high enantioselectivities using a chiral ligand. We believe this chemistry carries enormous potential, and the final result will be a powerful synthetic method for the preparation of valuable building blocks as single enantiomers. This Fellowship will therefore help Europe to remain globally competitive in the chemical sciences.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Heena Panchal, Christopher Clarke, Charles Bell, Somnath Narayan Karad, William Lewis, Hon Wai Lam
Nickel-catalyzed, ligand-free, diastereoselective synthesis of 3-methyleneindan-1-ols
published pages: 12389-12392, ISSN: 1359-7345, DOI: 10.1039/c8cc06388e
Chemical Communications 54/87 2019-08-29
2018 Somnath Narayan Karad, Heena Panchal, Christopher Clarke, William Lewis, Hon Wai Lam
Enantioselective Synthesis of Chiral Cyclopent-2-enones by Nickel-Catalyzed Desymmetrization of Malonate Esters
published pages: 9122-9125, ISSN: 1433-7851, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201805578
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 57/29 2019-06-13
2017 Connor Yap, Gabriel M. J. Lenagh-Snow, Somnath Narayan Karad, William Lewis, Louis J. Diorazio, Hon Wai Lam
Enantioselective Nickel-Catalyzed Intramolecular Allylic Alkenylations Enabled by Reversible Alkenylnickel E / Z Isomerization
published pages: 8216-8220, ISSN: 1433-7851, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201703380
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 56/28 2019-06-13
2018 Simone M. Gillbard, Chieh-Hsu Chung, Somnath Narayan Karad, Heena Panchal, William Lewis, Hon Wai Lam
Synthesis of multisubstituted pyrroles by nickel-catalyzed arylative cyclizations of N -tosyl alkynamides
published pages: 11769-11772, ISSN: 1359-7345, DOI: 10.1039/c8cc06649c
Chemical Communications 54/83 2019-08-29

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