Eva Hevia Group

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.

- Alkali-Metal-Mediated Magnesiations of an N-Heterocyclic Carbene: Normal, Abnormal, and “Paranormal” Reactivity in a Single Tritopic Molecule


Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 14075-14079

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201507586

- Accessing Sodium Ferrate Complexes Containing Neutral and Anionic N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands: Structural, Synthetic, and Magnetic Insights


Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 9201-9210,

DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b01638

- Reactivity of Polar Organometallic Compounds in Unconventional Reaction Media: Challenges and Opportunities


Eur. J Org. Chem. 2015, 6779-6799,

DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201500757

Recent Publications


- Structural and Magnetic Diversity in Alkali-Metal Manganate Chemistry: Evaluating Donor and Alkali-Metal Effects in Co-complexation Processes


Chem. Eur. J. 2016, early view (VIP Paper)

DOI: 10.1002/chem.201504956



18/03/2016     Eva gives a lecture at LCC-CNRS Toulouse (http://www.lcc-toulouse.fr/lcc/)


29/02/2016    Alberto’s and Zoe’s paper on magnesiate SET reactivity in Dalton Trans., selected

                          as a hot paper



20/02/2016   Our paper on alkali-metal effects in manganate chemistry is now online



03/01/2016    A new Marina arrives to the Hevia group! Marina Hevia Honeyman is born!       

                         Congratulations to Gordon and Eva on the arrival of their second daughter!


28/12/2015     Marina’s new paper on alkali-metal manganate chemistry is accepted for

                         publication in Chemistry European Journal and selected as VIP. Well done Marina!


18/12/2015     Congratulations to Andy for passing his second year viva


13/12/2015     Marina is away to Pacifichem (Hawaii) to present her poster entitled

                         N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Stabilised Lithium Gallates: Synthetic, Structural and

                         Reactivity Insights! Enjoy the conference and remember to come back!


More News

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

295 Cathedral Street, Glasgow, G1 1XL, UK