Publications

19. Electrochemical Synthesis of Allylic Amines from Alkenes and Amines
Wang, D. J.; Targos, K.; Wickens, Z.K.*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 21503–21510

18. Photoinduced Hydrocarboxylation via Thiol-Catalyzed Delivery of Formate Across Alkenes
Alektiar, S. N.; Wickens, Z. K.*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 33, 13022–13028.
Synfacts highlight Synfacts 2021; 17(11): 1261 
JACS Spotlight J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 37, 14937–14938
ORPD Items of Interest highlight Org. Process Res. Dev. 2021, 25, 10, 2155–2166


17. Aziridines by coupling amines and alkenes via an electro-generated dication
Holst, D. E.; Wang, D. J.; Kim, M.; Guzei, I. A.; Wickens, Z. K.*
Nature 2021, 596, 74–79.
Highlighted by T. Piou and LC. Campeau Nat. Chem. 13, 1027–1028 (2021) 
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16. Non-Innocent Radical Ion Intermediates in Photoredox Catalysis: Parallel Reduction Modes Enable Coupling of Diverse Aryl Chlorides
Chmiel, A. F.; Williams, O. P.; Chernowsky, C. P.; Yeung, C.; Wickens, Z. K.*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 10882–10889
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15. Electrochemical Activation of Diverse Conventional Photoredox Catalysts Induces New Potent Photoreductant Activity
Chernowsky, C. P.; Chmiel, A. F.; Wickens, Z. K.*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 10.1002/anie.202107169

14. Unveiling Potent Photooxidation Behavior of Catalytic Photoreductants
Targos, K. T.; Williams, O. P.; Wickens, Z. K.*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021 143, 11, 4125–4132

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13. Potent Reductants via Electron-Primed Photoredox Catalysis: Unlocking Aryl Chlorides for Radical Coupling
Cowper, N. G. W.; Chernowsky, C. P.; Williams, O. P.; Wickens, Z. K.*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020 142, 2093–2099

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12. A Case Study in Catalyst Generality: Simultaneous, Highly-Enantioselective Brønsted- and Lewis-Acid Mechanisms in Hydrogen-Bond-Donor Catalyzed Oxetane Openings.
Strassfeld, D. A.; Algera, R. F.; Wickens, Z. K.; Jacobsen, E. N.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 9585–9594

11. Highly Enantioselective, Hydrogen-Bond-Donor Catalyzed Additions to Oxetanes
Strassfeld, D. A.; Wickens, Z. K.; Picazo, E.; Jacobsen, E. N.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 
 2020, 142, 9175-9180.

10. Direct Access to β-Fluorinated Aldehydes by Nitrite-Modified Wacker Oxidation
Chu, C.K.; Ziegler, D.T.; Carr, B.; Wickens, Z.K.; Grubbs R.H.*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 8435 – 8439

9. Tandem Z-selective Cross Metathesis-Dihydroxylation for the Synthesis of anti-1,2-Diols
Dornan, P.; Wickens, Z. K.; Grubbs, R. H.*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 7134 – 7138.

8. Aerobic Palladium-Catalyzed Diacetoxylation of Alkenes Enabled by Catalytic Nitrite
Wickens, Z. K.; Guzman, P.; Grubbs, R. H.*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 236 – 240

7. Rapid Access to alpha-Trifluoromethyl-Substituted Ketones: Harnessing Inductive Effects in Wacker-Type Oxidations of Internal Alkenes
Lerch, M.; Morandi, B.; Wickens, Z. K.; Grubbs, R. H.*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 8654 – 8658.

6. Catalyst-Controlled Wacker-Type Oxidation: Facile Access to Functionalized Aldehydes
Wickens, Z. K.; Skakuj, K.§; Morandi, B.; Grubbs, R. H.*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 890–893.

5. Aldehyde-Selective Wacker-Type Oxidation of Unbiased Alkenes Enabled by a Nitrite Co-Catalyst
Wickens, Z. K.; Morandi, B.; Grubbs, R. H.*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 11257 – 11260.

4. Regioselective Wacker Oxidation of Internal Alkenes: Rapid Access to Functionalized Ketones Facilitated by Cross-Metathesis
Morandi, B; Wickens, Z. K.; Grubbs, R. H.*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 9751–9754.

3. Practical and General Palladium-Catalyzed Synthesis of Ketones from Internal Olefins
Morandi, B.; Wickens, Z. K.; Grubbs, R. H.*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 11257 – 11260.

2.Efficient and Highly Aldehyde Selective Wacker Oxidation
Teo, P.; Wickens, Z. K.; Dong, G.; Grubbs, R. H.*
Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 3237.

1. Primary Alcohols from Terminal Olefins: Formal Anti-Markovnikov Hydration via Triple Relay Catalysis
Dong, G.; Teo, P.†; Wickens, Z. K.†; Grubbs, R. H.*
Science, 2011, 333, 1609.