Eva Hevia Group

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Our main research thrust is to apply polar organometallic reagents incorporating special cooperative effects to key organometallic transformations and to rigorously understand the chemistry involved. Some of our recent contributions have opened up the exciting new areas of main group metal-mediated cascade activations of N-heterocyclic molecules and Green Chemistry as well as developing new s-block metal catalysts.

Recent Publications

Exploiting Synergistic Effects in Organozinc Chemistry for Direct Stereoselective C-Glycosylation Reactions at Room Temperature

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Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, 2018, accepted article (Very Important Paper)

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https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/anie.201805758

Molecular Manipulations of a Utility Nitrogen Heterocyclic Carbene by Sodium Magnesiate Complexes and Transmetallation Chemistry with Gold Complexes

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Chem. Eur. J. 2018, accepted article (Hot paper).

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https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201802008

- Author profile, Angew Chem Int Ed, 2018, early view

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https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/anie.201801407

- Utilising SodiumMediated Ferration for Regioselective Functionalisation of Fluoroarenes via C−H and C−F Bond Activations

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Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 187. (Highlighted in ChemistryViews; 

https://www.chemistryviews.org/details/ezine/10725729/Regioselective_Functionalization_of_Fluoroarenes_by_Direct_Ferration.html )

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https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201709750

- Polar organometallic strategies for regioselective C–H metallation of N-heterocyclic carbenes

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Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 2455 (Feature Article)

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DOI:10.1039/C8CC00049B

News

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09/05/2017 Eva is awarded the 2017 RSC Corday Morgan Prize

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05/05/2017 We welcome Marichu Rodriguez from the Garcia-Alvarez group in Oviedo  

                       University which will be working with us for four months funded by Eva’s SRUK 

                       Emerging Talent award 

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02/05/2017 Congratulations to Marco de Tullio on passing his PhD viva! Next stop for Marco is 

                       his wedding in Majorca in a 3 weeks and many of us will be there too!

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20/04/2017 Alberto’ work on the catastrophic cleavage of saturated NHCs is accepted for 

                       publication in Angewandte Chemie

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26/04/2017 Eva’s birthday and two papers accepted in the same day! Congratulations to Lewis 

                      and his exciting ferrate complexes (Dalton Trans) and to Marina and her gallium-

                      induced activation chemistry (Forum Article in Inorg Chem)

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31/03/2017 Our very own Iron Man, Dr. Lewis Maddock leaves the group, we wish him all the 

                      best for his future! 

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29/03/2017 Eva visits Oxford to give a talk as part of the Organometallic and Main-Group 

                       Chemistry Seminar Series

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28/03/2017 Laia’s work on stabilizing sensitive anions using a Mg clamp appears published in 

                      Chemical Communications! Well done Laia!

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27/03/2017 Eva gives a seminar at the University of Reading. 

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08/03/2017 We all enjoy the first Athena SWAN lecture in the Department delivered by the 

                       inspiring and thought-provoking Professor Polly Arnold (University of Edinburgh)

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06/03/2017 Eva visits Janssen Pharmaceutica (Belgium) to discuss ongoing collaborations and 

                       deliver a research seminar. Thanks Vittorio for organizing such an enjoyable visit!

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01/03/2017 We welcome Samantha Orr as a new postdoctoral fellow in the group to work in a 

                      project fully funded by Janssen Pharmaceutica

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04/02/2017 Eva speaks at SRUK event at Glasgow University as part of the celebrations of 

                       International Day of Women and Girls in Science

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Eva Hevia Group, Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, WestCHEM, University of Strathclyde, 

295 Cathedral Street, Glasgow, G1 1XL, UK