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24)  McAtee, J. R.; Yap, G. P. A.; Watson*, D. A. "Rational Design of a Second Generation Catalyst for Preparation of Allyl Silanes Using the Silyl-Heck Reaction" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, ASAP. [link]

23)  Gietter, A. A. S.; Gildner, P. G.; Cinderella, A. P.; Watson*, D. A. "General Route for Preparing β-Nitrocarbonyl Compounds Using Copper Thermal Redox Catalysis" Org. Lett 2014, 16, 3166-3169. [link]

22)  McAtee, J. R.; Martin, S. E. S.; Cinderella, A. P.; Reid, W. B.; Johnson, K. A.; Watson*, D. A. "The First Example of Nickel-Catalyzed Silyl-Heck Reactions: Direct Activation of Silyl Triflates Without Iodide Additives" Tetrahedron 2014, 70, 4250-4256. Invited Article for Symposium-in-Print in Honor of Sarah E. Reisman [link]

21)  Mahmoud, E.; Watson, D. A.; Lobo*, R. F. “Renewable Production of Phthalic Anhydride from Biomass-Derived Furan and Maleic Anhydride” Green Chemistry 2014, 16, 167-175. [link]

20) Martin, S. E. S.; Watson, D. A."Silyl-Heck Reactions for the Preparation of Unsaturated Organosilanes" Synlett, 2013, efirst [link] - Invited Short Review

19) Martin, S. E. S.; Watson, D. A. "Preparation of Vinyl Silyl Ethers and Disiloxanes via the Silyl-Heck Reaction of Silyl Ditriflates" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 13330. [link]

18) Rossi, S. A.; Shimkin, K. W.; Xu, Q.; Mori-Quiroz, L. M.; Watson, D. A. "Selective Formation of Secondary Amides via the Copper-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Alkylboronic Acids with Primary Amides" Organic Lett. 2013, 15, 2314-2317. [link]

17) Do, P. T. M.; McAtee, J. R.; Watson, D. A.; Lobo, R. F. "Elucidation of Diels-Alder Reaction Network of 2,5-Dimethylfuran and Ethylene on HY Zeolite Catalyst " ACS Catalysis, 2013, 3, 41. DOI:10.1021/cs300673b. [link]

16) Gietter, A. A. S.; Pupillo, R. C.; Yap, G. P. A.; Beebe,T. P. Jr.; Rosenthal, J.; Watson, D. A. "On-Surface Cross Coupling Methods for the Construction of Modified Electrode Assemblies with Tailored Morphologies " Chemical Science 2013, 4, 437. DOI:10.1039/C2SC21413J. [link]



15) Watson, D. A., Selected Diastereoselective Reactions: Heck Type Cyclizations. In Comprehensive Chirality, Carreira, E. M.; Yamamoto, H., Eds. Elsevier: Amsterdam, 2012; Vol. 2, pp 648-683. [link]

14) Gildner, P. G.; Gietter, A. A. S.; Cui, D.; Watson, D. A. "Benzylation of Nitroalkanes Using Copper-Catalyzed Thermal Redox Catalysis: Toward the Facile C-Alkylation of Nitroalkanes" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 9942. DOI: 10.1021/ja304561c. [link]


13) McAtee, J. R.; Martin, S. E. S.; Ahneman, D. T.; Johnson, K. A.; Watson, D. A. "Preparation of Allyl and Vinyl Silanes by the Palladium-Catalyzed Silylation of Terminal Olefins: A Silyl-Heck Reaction" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 3663. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201200060. [link]

Highlighted in Chemical and Engineering News, April 2012. [link]


DAW Publications From PhD and Postdoctoral Work:

12) Shen, X.; Jones, G. O.; Watson, D. A.; Bhayana, B.; Buchwald, S. L. "Enantioselective Synthesis of Axially Chiral Biaryls by the Pd-Catalyzed Suzuki‚àíMiyaura Reaction: Substrate Scope and Quantum Mechanical Investigations" J. Am. Chem. Soc 2010, 11278-11287. [link]

11) Cho, E. J.; Senecal, T. D.; Kinzel, T.; Zhang, Y.; Watson, D. A.; Buchwald, S. L. "The Palladium-Catalyzed Trifluoromethylation of Aryl Chlorides" Science 2010, 328, 1679-1681. [link]

Highlighted in Chemistry World, June 2010; Nature July 2010

10) Watson, D. A.; Su, M.; Teverovskiy, G.; Zhang, Y.; Garcia-Fortanet, J.; Kinzel, T. and Buchwald, S. L. "Formation of ArF from LPdAr(F): Catalytic Conversion of Aryl Triflates to Aryl Fluorides" Science, 2009, 325, 1661-1664. [link]

Highlighted in Chemical and Engineering News, Science, and Chemistry World, Aug. 2009

9) Fors, B. P.; Watson, D. A.; Biscoe, M. R.; Buchwald, S. L. “A Highly Active Catalyst for Pd-Catalyzed Amination Reactions: Cross-Coupling Reactions Using Aryl Mesylates and the Highly Selective Monoarylation of Primary Amines Using Aryl Chlorides” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 13552. [link]

8) Martinelli, J. R.; Watson, D. A.; Freckmann, D. M. M.; Barder, T. E. and Buchwald, S. L. "Palladium-Catalyzed Carbonylation Reactions of Aryl Bromides at Atmospheric Pressure: A General System Based on Xantphos" J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 7102-7107. [link]

7) Watson, D. A.; Fan, X.; Buchwald, S. L. "Carbonylation of Aryl Chlorides with Oxygen Nucleophiles at Atmospheric Pressure. Preparation of Phenyl Esters as Acyl Transfer Agents and the Direct Preparation of Alkyl Esters and Carboxylic Acids" J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 7096-7101. [link]

6) Martinelli, J. R.; Clark, T. P.; Watson, D. A.; Munday, R. H.; Buchwald, S. L. "Palladium-Catalyzed Aminocarbonylation of Aryl Chlorides at Atmospheric Pressure: The Dual Role of Sodium Phenoxide" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2007, 46, 8460-8463. [link]

5) Watson, D. A.; Chiu, M.; Bergman, R. G. "Zirconium Bis(Amido) Catalysts for Asymmetric Intramolecular Alkene Hydroamination" Organometallics, 2006, 25, 4731-4733. [link]

4) Overman, L. E.; Watson, D. A. "Diastereoselection in the Formation of Contiguous Quaternary Carbon Stereocenters by the Intramolecular Heck Reaction" J. Org. Chem., 2006, 71, 2600-2608. [link]

3) Overman, L. E.; Watson, D. A. "Diastereoselection in the Formation of Spirocyclic Oxindoles by the Intramolecular Heck Reaction" J. Org. Chem., 2006, 71, 2587-2599. [link]

2) Hynes, J.; Nasser, T.; Overman, L. E.; Watson, D. A. "Preparation of α-Sulfenyl Enones by Thermal Fragmentation of β-Sulfenyl Enol Triflates" Org. Lett., 2002, 4, 929-931. [link]

1) Xiang, A. X.; Watson, D. A.; Ling, T.; Theodorakis, E. A. "Total Synthesis of Clerocidin via a Novel, Enantioselective Homoallenylboration Methodology" J. Org. Chem., 1998, 63, 6774-6775. [link]