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.

LiTMP Trans-Metal-Trapping of Fluorinated Aromatic Molecules: A Comparative Study of Aluminum and Gallium Carbanion Traps


Angew. Chem. Int Ed, 2017, 56, 9566

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201706064

- C-N bond activation and ring opening of a saturated N heterocyclic carbene via lateral alkali-metal-mediated metallation (AMMM)


Angew. Chem. Int Ed, 2017, manuscript accepted.

- Regioselective magnesiation of N-heterocyclic molecules: securing insecure cyclic anions by a -diketiminate-magnesium clamp


Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 3653


DOI: 10.1039/C6CC09675A

- Exploiting Deep Eutectic Solvents and Organolithium Reagent Partnerships: Chemoselective Ultrafast Addition to Imines and Quinolines Under Aerobic Ambient Temperature Conditions


Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 16145


 (Highlighted in Chemistry World, https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/chicken-feed-and-food-ingredients-tame-organolithium-chemistry/2500093.article)


DOI: 10. 1002/anie.201609929

Recent Publications

Ligand-induced reactivity of -diketiminate magnesium complexes for regioselective functionalization of fluoroarenes via C–H or C–F bond activations


Chem. Commun., 2017,Advance Article


DOI: 10.1039/C7CC07193K



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


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


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!


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

                       publication in Angewandte Chemie


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)


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

                      best for his future!


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

                       Chemistry Seminar Series


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

                      Chemical Communications! Well done Laia!


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


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)


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!


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


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