29. Selective Functionalization of Aminoheterocycles by a Pyrylium Salt

Moser, D.;* Duan, Y.;* Wang, F.; Ma, Y.; O'Neill, M. J.; Cornella, J. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201806271 (* equal contribution)

28. Thorpe-Ingold Effect for Branch-Selective Alkylation of Unactivated Aryl Fluorides

O’Neill, M. J.;* Riesebeck, T.;* Cornella, J. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 9103 (* equal contribution)


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27. CITU: A Peptide and Decarboxylative Coupling Reagent. 

Justine N. deGruyter, Lara R. Malins, Laurin Wimmer, Khalyd J. Clay, Javier Lopez-Ogalla, Tian Qin, Josep Cornella, Zhiqing Liu, Guanda Che, Denghui Bao, Jason M. Stevens, Jennifer X. Qiao, Martin P. Allen, Michael A. Poss, and Phil S. Baran. Org. Lett. 2017, 19, 6196.


26. Remote Carboxylation of Halogenated Aliphatic Hydrocarbons with Carbon Dioxide

Juliá-Hernandez, F.; Moragas, T.; Cornella, J; Martin, R. Nature, 2017, 545, 84.

25. Alkyl-(Hetero)Aryl Bond Formation via Decarboxylative Cross-Coupling: A Systematic Analysis.

Sandfort, F.;* O’Neill, M. J.;* Cornella, J.; Wimmer, L.; Baran, P. S. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 3319.

24. Visible-Light-Promoted Atom Transfer Radical Cyclization of Unactivated Alkyl Iodides.

Y. Shen; Cornella, J.; F. Julia-Hernandez; Martin, R. ACS Catal., 2017, 7, 409.

23. Redox-Active Esters in Fe-catalyzed Cross-Coupling

Toriyama, F.;* Cornella, J.;* Wimmer, L.; Chen, T. –G.; Dixon, D. D.; Creech, G.; Baran, P. S. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 11132.

22. Nickel-catalyzed Cross-coupling of Redox-Active Esters with Boronic Acids.

Wang, J.; Qin, T.; Chen, T. –G.; Wimmer, L.; Edwards, J. T.; Cornella, J.; Vokits, B.; Shaw, S. A.; Baran, P. S. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 9676.

  • VIP paper (Very Important Paper)
  • Most accessed article of the year 2016 in Angewandte Chemie International Edition.

21. A General Alkyl-Alkyl Cross-Coupling Enabled by Redox-Active Esters and Alkylzinc Reagents.

Qin, T.;* Cornella, J.;* Li, C.;* Malins, L. R.; Edwards, J. T.; Kawamura, S.; Maxwell, B. D.; Eastgate, M. D.; Baran, P. S. Science. 2016, 352, 801.

  • Highlighted by Chemistry World, April 2016.
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  • Highlighted in Synfacts, 2016, 12, 723.

20. Practical Ni-Catalyzed Aryl-Alkyl Cross-Coupling of Secondary Redox-Active Esters.

Cornella, J.;* Edwards, J. T;* Qin, T.; Kawamura, S.; Wang, J.; Pan, C. –M.; Gianatassio, R.; Schmidt, M.; Eastgate, M D.; Baran, P. S. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 2174.

  • Highlighted in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
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  • Most Read Article of the year 2016 in Journal of the American Chemical Society.

19. Ni-catalyzed Enantioelctive C–C Bond Formation via C(sp2)–O Cleavage in Aryl Esters.

Cornella, J. Jackson, E. P.; Martin, R. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 4075.

  • Highlighted in Synfacts 2015, 11, 389.

18. Ligand-controlled Regiodivergent Ni-catalyzed Reductive Carboxylation of Allyl Esters with CO2.

Moragas, T.;* Cornella, J.;* Martin, R. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 17702.

17. Ni-catalyzed Carboxylation of Unactivated Primary Alkyl Bromides and Sulfonates with CO2.

Liu, Y.; Cornella, J.; Martin, R. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 11212.

16. Metal-catalyzed Activation of Ethers via C–O Bond Cleavage: A New Strategy for Molecular Diversity.

Cornella, J.; Zarate, C.; Martin, R. Chem. Soc. Rev. 2014, 43, 8081.

15. Ni-catalyzed Reductive Cleavage of Methyl 3-Methoxy-2-Naphthoate.

Cornella, J.; Zarate, C.; Martin, R. Org. Synth. 2014, 91, 60.

14. Ni-catalyzed Stereoselective Arylation of Inert C–O bonds at Low Temperatures.

Cornella, J.; Martin, R. Org. Lett. 2013, 15. 6298.

  • Highlighted in Synfacts 2014, 10, 296.

13. A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study on the Reductive Cleavage of Inert C–O Bonds with Silanes: Ruling out a Classical Ni(0)/Ni(II) Catalytic Couple and Evidence for Ni(I) Intermediates.

Cornella, J.; Gomez-Bengoa, E.; Martin, R. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 1997.

12. Nickel-Catalyzed Decarbonylative C–H Coupling Reactions: A Strategy for Preparing Bis(Heteroaryl) Backbones (Highlight)

Correa, A.; Cornella, J.; Martin, R. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 1878.  

11. The ortho-Substituent Effect on the Ag-catalysed Decarboxylation of Benzoic Acids.

Grainger, R.; Cornella, J.; Blakemore, D. C.; Larrosa, I.; Campanera, J. –M. Chem. –Eur. J. 2014, 20, 16680.

10. Selective Deuteration of (Hetero)aromatic Compounds via Deutero-decarboxylation of Carboxylic Acids.

Grainger, R.; Nikmal, A.; Cornella, J.; Larrosa, I. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2012, 10, 3172.