David Vicic

David Vicic
Howard S. Bunn Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
Seeley G. Mudd, Room 495
(610) 758-3466

Research and Teaching Interests:

Organic, Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry

Selected Recent Publications:

“A Versatile Route to Arylated Fluoroalkyl Bromide Building Blocks” Kaplan, P. T.; Vicic, D. A. Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 884-886.  This article was highlighted in Synfacts 2016, 12, 0467.

“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.