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16. «A general iron-catalyzed decarboxylative oxygenation of aliphatic carboxylic acids»

L. Denkler, M. Shekar, T. S. J. Ngan, L. Wylie, D. Abdullin, M. Engeser, G. Schnakenburg, F. H. Pilz, B. Kirchner,* O. Schiemann,* P. Kielb,* and A. Bunescu,* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2024, e202403292

DOI : 10.1002/anie.202403292


Before UniBonn




15. «Multicomponent synthesis of complex alkyl chlorides via visible light-mediated dual catalyzed aryl-chlorination of alkenes»

B. Li, A. Bunescu, D. Drazen, K. Rolth, and M.J. Gaunt, ChemRxiv. 2023.

DOI : 10.26434/chemrxiv-2023-3gjj2

14. «Multicomponent synthesis of α-chloro alkylboronic esters via visible-light-mediated dual catalysis»

Li, B.; Bunescu, A.; Gaunt, M. J., Chem 2022.

DOI: 10.1016/j.chempr.2022.10.010

13. «Multicomponent alkene azido-arylation via anion-mediated dual catalysis»

A. Bunescu, Y. Abdelhamid, and M.J. Gaunt, Nature 2021, 598,  597–603.

DOI : 10.1038/s41586-021-03980-8


12. «Palladium-catalyzed oxidation of β-C(sp3)-H bond of primary alkylamines through a rare four-membered palladacycle intermediate »

B. Su, Y. Qiu, A. Bunescu, M. Ernst, S. Zuend and J. F. Hartwig, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 7912–7919.

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c01629


11. «Traceless Silylation of β‑C(sp3)−H Bonds of Alcohols via Perfluorinated Acetals»

A. Bunescu, T. W. Butcher and J. F. Hartwig, J. Am. Chem. Soc2018, 140, 1502-1507.

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b12150


10. «Catalytic Hydroxylation of Polyethylenes»

A. Bunescu, S. Lee, Q. Li and J. Hartwig, ACS Cent. Sci., 2017, 3, 895-903.

DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.7b00255


9 . «Copper-Catalyzed Three-Component Carboazidation of Alkenes with Acetonitrile and Sodium Azide»,

A. Bunescu, T. M. Ha, Q. Wang and J. Zhu, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 10555-10558.

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201705353


8 . «Synthesis of Functionalized Epoxides by Copper-Catalyzed Alkylative Epoxidation of Allylic Alcohols with Alkyl Nitriles»

A. Bunescu, Q. Wang and J. Zhu, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 1890-1893.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b00571

7.  «Copper-Catalyzed Cyanomethylation of Allylic Alcohols with Concomitant 1,2-Aryl Migration: Efficient Synthesis of Functionalized Ketones Containing an α-Quaternary Center»,

A. Bunescu, Q. Wang and J. Zhu, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 3132-3135.

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201411657


6. «Pd-Catalyzed Dehydrogenative Aryl−Aryl Bond Formation via Double C(sp2)−H Bond Activation: Efficient Synthesis of [3,4]-Fused Oxindoles»

A. Bunescu, T. Piou, Q. Wang and J. Zhu, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 334-337.

DOI: 10.1021/ol503442n



5. «Copper-Mediated/Catalyzed Oxyalkylation of Alkenes with Alkylnitriles»,

A. Bunescu, Q. Wang and J. Zhu, Chem. Eur. J., 2014, 20, 14633-14636.

DOI: 10.1002/chem.201405102


4. «Three-Component Povarov Reaction–Heteroannulation with Arynes: Synthesis of 5,6-Dihydroindolo[1,2-a]quinolines»,

A. Bunescu, Q. Wang and J. Zhu, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 1756-1759.

DOI: 10.1021/ol500447r


3. «Palladium-Catalyzed Through-Space C(sp3)-H and C(sp2)-H Bond Activation by 1,4-Palladium Migration: Efficient Synthesis of [3,4]- Fused Oxindoles»

T. Piou, A. Bunescu, Q. Wang, L. Neuville and J. Zhu, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 12385-12389.

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201306532


2. «Heteroannulation of Arynes with N-aryl-α-aminoketones for the Synthesis of Unsymmetrical N-aryl-2,3-disubstituted Indoles: an Aryne Twist of Bischler–Möhlau Indole Synthesis»

A. Bunescu, C. Piemontesi, Q. Wang and J. Zhu, Chem. Comm., 2013, 49, 10284.

DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46361C

1. «Synthesis of Indoles by Copper-Catalyzed Heteroannulation of o-Aminophenylboronic Acid Pinacol Esters with β-Keto Esters»

A. Bunescu, Q. Wang and J. Zhu, Synthesis, 2012, 44, 3811.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1316813

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