20. An alkene, a photon, and a catalyst walk into a bar; Zaitsev wasn’t invited
Alektiar, S.N.; Williams, O.P.; Wickens, Z.K.*
Trends in Chemistry 2022, 4 (6), 467–470.


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
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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
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17. Aziridine synthesis by coupling amines and alkenes via an electrogenerated 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. 2021, 60 (39), 21418–21425.

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


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.