The Szabó Research Group

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Latest news:

Ph.D. position available in "Selective Synthesis of Organoboron and Organofluorine Compounds". Latest day of applications is 5th November.

We received a generous funding from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation for the project: "Organofluorines: anthropogenic small-molecules for life sciences"

Selected latest publications:

Full list of publications [click here]

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.

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. Zhao, S. J. T. Jonker, D. N. Meyer, G. Schulz, C. D. Tran, L. Eriksson, K. J. Szabó*: Copper-Catalyzed Synthesis of Allenylboronic Acids. Access to Sterically Encumbered Homopropargylic Alcohols and Amines by Propargylboration Chem. Sci. 2018, 9, 3305 - 3312.

M. A. Cortes Gonzalez, P. Nordeman, A. Bermejo Gomez, D. N. Meyer, G. Antoni, M. Schou, K. J. Szabó*: [18F]Fluoro-benziodoxole: A no-carrier-added electrophilic fluorinating reagent. Rapid, simple radiosynthesis, purification and application for fluorine-18 labelling. Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 4286-4289

B. K. Mai, K. J. Szabó,* F. Himo*: Mechanisms of Rh-Catalyzed Oxyfluorination and Oxytrifluoromethylation of Diazocarbonyl Compounds with Hypervalent Fluoroiodine. ACS Catal. 2018, 8, 4483-4492.

Wang, D.; de Wit, M. J. M.; Szabó, K. J.*: Synthesis of Densely Substituted Conjugated Dienes by Transition-metal-free Reductive Coupling of Allenylboronic Acids and Tosylhydrazones. J. Org. Chem. 2018, 83, 8786-8792..

B. K. Mai, K. J. Szabó,* F. Himo*: Mechanisms of Rh-Catalyzed Oxyaminofluorination and Oxyaminotrifluoromethylthiolation of Diazocarbonyl Compounds with Electrophilic Reagents. Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 6646-6649.

S. J. T. Jonker, C. Diner, G. Schulz, H. Iwamoto, L. Eriksson, K. J. Szabó*: Catalytic asymmetric propargyl- and allylboration of hydrazonoesters: a metal-free approach to sterically encumbered chiral α-amino acid derivatives. Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 12852-12855.

Full list of publications [click here]