The Szabó Research Group

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Selected latest publications:

 Y. Zhao, K. J. Szabó*: Catalytic Borylative Opening of Propargyl Cyclopropane, Epoxide, Aziridine and Oxetane Substrates. Ligand Controlled Synthesis of Allenyl Boronates and Alkenyl Diboronates. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 1502-1506.

Y. Yang, K. J. Szabó*: Synthesis of Allenes by Catalytic Coupling of Propargyl Carbonates with Aryl Iodides in the Presence of Diboron Species. J. Org. Chem. 2016, 81, 250-255.

N. O. Ilchenko, M. A. Cortés, K. J. Szabó*: Palladium Catalyzed Iodofluorination of Alkenes using Fluoro-Iodoxole Reagent. ACS Catal. 2016, 6, 447-450.

N. Miralles, R. Alam, K. J. Szabó*, E. Fernández*:Transition-Metal-Free Borylation of Allylic and Propargylic Alcohols. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 4303-4307.

W. Yuan, L. Eriksson, K. J. Szabó*: Rhodium-Catalyzed Geminal Oxyfluorination and Oxytrifluoro-methylation of Diazocarbonyl Compounds.Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 8410-8415.

M.-C. Belhomme, D. Wang, K. J. Szabó*: Formation of C(sp3)-C(sp3) bonds by Palladium Catalyzed Cross-coupling of α-Diazoketones and Allylboronic Acids Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 2503-2506.

W. Yuan, K. J. Szabó*: Rhodium-Catalyzed Oxy-Aminofluorination of Diazoketones with Tetrahydrofurans and NFSI. ACS Catal. 2016, 6, 6687-6691.

N. O. Ilchenko, M. Hedberg, K. J. Szabó*: Fluorinative Ring-opening of Cyclopropanes by Hypervalent Iodine Reagents. An Efficient Method for 1,3-Oxyfluorination and   1,3-Difluorination. Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 1056-1061.

R. Alam, C. Diner, S. Jonker, K. J. Szabó*: Catalytic Asymmetric Allylboration of Indoles and Dihydroisoquinolines with Allylboronic Acids. Stereodivergent Synthesis up to Three Contiguous Stereocenters. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 14417-14421. Highlited in Chemistry Views, Synfacts, Chemistry World and Angewande's Authors Profile.

A. Bermejo Gomez, M. Cortes, M. Lübcke, M. Johansson, C. Halldin, K. J. Szabo,* M. Schou*: Efficient DBU accelerated synthesis of 18F-labelled trifluoroacetamides.Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 13963-13966.

D. Colin, K. J. Szabó*: Recent Advances in the Preparation and Application of Allylboron Species in Organic Synthesis. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 2-14. (Highlighted in "Spotlights on Recent JACS Publications" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 1)

J. Zhang, K. J. Szabó,* F. Himo*: Metathesis Mechanism of Zinc-Catalyzed Fluorination of Alkenes with Hypervalent Fluoroiodine. ACS Catal. 2017, 7, 1093-1100.

L. Mao, K. J. Szabó*; T. B. Marder*: Synthesis of Benzyl-, Allyl-, and Allenyl-boronates via Copper-Catalyzed Borylation of Alcohols Org. Lett. 2017, DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b00256.


Full list of publications [click here]

Forthcoming conference presentations by the Szabó group:

ACS Sping meeting in San Franciso:

Sun, Apr 02, 8.20-8.40am 3009 - Moscone Center; Colin Diner: Catalytic asymmetric allylboration of cyclic imines for the stereodivergent synthesis of prenylated indolines and tetrahydroisoquinolines

Mon, Apr 03, 9.30-9.45am - Sequoia - Grand Hyatt; Kálmán Szabó: Catalytic trifluoromethylation fluorination by benziodoxol reagents

Mon, Apr 03, 10.00-10.20am - 3007 - Moscone Cente; Jian Zhao: Catalytic borylative opening of propargyl cyclopropane, epoxide, aziridine, and oxetane substrates: Ligand controlled synthesis of allenyl boronates and alkenyl diboronates

Tue, Apr 04, 4.50-5.10pm - Sequoia - Grand Hyatt; Nadia Ilchenko: 1,1 and 1,3-difluorination reactions using fuoro-benziodoxol reagent.


Tue, March 7, CARISMA COST meeting Lisbon; Kálmán Szabó: Asymmetric allylation with allylboronic acids.

Tue, July 11, IUPAC International Conference, Sao Paolo, Kálmán Szabó: Recent Advances in the Preparation and Application of Allylboronic Acids in Organic Synthesis