Research and Teaching Interests:
Organic, Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry
Selected Recent Publications:
“Direct Difluoromethylation of Aryl Halides via Base Metal Catalysis at Room Temperature"” Xu, L.; Vicic, D. A. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 2536-2539. This article was highlighted in SynFacts 2016, 12, 515.
“Triphenylphosphine-Mediated Deoxygenative Reduction of CF3SO2Na and its Application for Trifluoromethylthiolation of Aryl Iodides” Yang, Y.; Xu, L.; Yu, S.; Liu, X.; Zhang, Y.; Vicic, D. A. Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 858-863. This article received the frontispiece for the journal.
“Accessing Perfluoroalkyl Nickel(II), (III), and (IV) Complexes Bearing a Readily Attached [C4F8] Ligand” Yu, S; Dudkina, Y.; Wang, H.; Kholin, K. V.; Kadirov, M. K.; Budnikova, Y.; Vicic, D. A. Dalton Trans. 2015, 44, 19443-19446. This article made the cover of the journal.
“Stepwise Conversion of a Platinum Dimethyl Complex to a Perfluorometallacyclobutane Derivative” Xu, L.; Solowey, D. P.; Vicic, D. A. Organometallics 2015, 34, 3474-3479. This article made the cover of the journal.
“Transition Metal Catalyzed Difluoromethylation, Difluoromethylenation, and Polydifluoromethylenation” in the Organometallic Fluorine Chemistry issue of Topics of Organometallic Chemistry, Chen, B.; Vicic, D. A. 2014, 52, 113-142.
“Mild, Safe, and Versatile Reagents for (CF2)n Transfer and the Construction of Fluoroalkyl-Containing Rings” Kaplan, P. T.; Xu. L.; Chen, B.; McGarry, K. R.; Yu, S.; Wang, H.; Vicic, D. A. Organometallics 2013, 32, 7552-7558. This article was highlighted in C&E News 2014, 92, 28-29.
“A Five-Coordinate Nickel(II) Fluoroalkyl Complex as a Precursor to a Spectroscopically Detectable Ni(III) Species” Zhang, C. P.; Wang, H.; Klein, A.; Biewer, C.; Stirnat, K.; Yamaguchi, Y.; Xu, L.; Gomez-Benitez, V.; Vicic, D. A. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 8141-8144.
For a full publication list, please visit the group’s website.