Publications at Auburn 

16. Robinson, D. J.; Ortiz, K.; O'Hare, N.; Karimov, R. R. "Dearomatization of Heteroarenium salts with ArBPin Reagents. Application to the Total Synthesis of a Nuphar Alkaloid" Org. Lett., 2022, Accepted.

15. Nallagonda, R.; Musaev, D. G.; Karimov, R. R. "Light Promoted Dearomative Cross-Coupling of Heteroarenium Salts and Aryl Iodides via Nickel Catalysis" ACS Catalysis, 2022, 12, 3, 1818-1829.

14. Bolaender, A.; Zatorska, D.; He, H.; Joshi, S.; Sharma, S.; Digwal, C. S.; Patel, H. J.; Sun, W.; S. Imber, B. S.; Ochiana, S. O.; Patel, M. R.; Shrestha, L.; Shah, S. K.; Wang, S.; Karimov, R. R.; Tao, H.; Patel, P. D.; Martin, A. R.; et. al "Chemical tools for epichaperome-mediated interactome dysfunctions of the central nervous system" Nature Commun., 2021, 12, 4669.

13. Nallagonda, R.; Karimov, R. R. "Copper Catalyzed Regio- and Diastereoselective Addition of Boron-Stabilized Carbanions to Heteroarenium Salts: Synthesis of Non-Aromatic Heterocycles Containing Contiguous Stereocenters" ACS Catalysis, 2021, 11, 248-254.

12. Robinson, D. J.; Spurlin, S. P.; Gorden J. D.; Karimov, R. R. "Enantioselective Synthesis of Dihydropyridines Containing Quaternary Stereocenters Through Dearomatization of Pyridinium Salts" ACS Catalysis, 2020, 10, 51-55.          Highlighted in Synfacts, 2020, 16, 312

Publications prior to Auburn

11.   Karimov, R. R.;Tan, D. S.; Gin D.Y. “Synthesis of the hexacyclic triterpene core of the jujuboside saponins via tandem Wolff rearrangement–intramolecular ketene hetero-Diels–Alder reaction” Tetrahedron., 2018, 74, 3370-3383. (Co-Corresponding Author). (Dedicated to Professor Seth B. Herzon in recognition of his receipt of the 2018 Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award.)


10.   Karimov, R.R.; Hartwig, J.F. Transition-Metal-Catalyzed Selective Functionalization of C(sp3)-H Bonds in Natural Products. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 4234-4241. (Special Issue: 350 Years of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany).

9.   Karimov, R. R.; Tan, D. S.; Gin D.Y. “Rapid assembly of complex, doubly branched pentasaccharide subunit of immunoadjuvant jujuboside A employing B(C6F5)3 catalyzed glycosylation reaction” Chem. Commun., 2017, 5838-5841. (Co-Corresponding Author).


8.   Karimov, R. R.; Sharma, A.; Hartwig, J. “Late-stage azidation of complex molecules” ACS Central Science2016, 2, 715–724.


7.   Pickett, J. E.; Váradi, A.; Palmer, T. C.; Grinnell, S. G.; Schrock, J. M.; Gavril W. Pasternak G. W.; Karimov R. R.; Majumdar S. “Mild, Pd-Catalyzed Stannylation of Radioiodination Targets” Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett.2015, 25, 1761.


6.   Zhdankin, V.V.; Nemykin, V.N.; Karimov, R.R.; Kazhkenov, Z.M. “Preparation and X-ray Crystal Structure of 2-Iodyl-N, N-Dialkylaniline Oxides: First Entry into the Heterocyclic System of Benziodoxazole.” Chem. Commun. 2008, 6131 - 6133.


5.   Karimov, R.R.; Kazhkenov, Z.M.; Modjewski, M.J.; Peterson, E.M.; Zhdankin, V.V. “Preparation and Reactivity of Polymer-Supported 2-Iodylphenol Ethers, an Efficient Recyclable Oxidizing System.” 

J. Org. Chem. 2007, 72, 8149-8151.


4.   Koposov, A.Y.; Karimov, R. R.; Pronin, A.A.; Skrupskaya, T; Yusubov, M.S.; Zhdankin, V. V. “RuCl3-Catalyzed Oxidation of Iodoarenes with Peracetic Acid: New Facile Preparation of Iodylarenes.” J. Org. Chem. 2006, 71, 9912-9914.


3.   Koposov, A.Y.; Karimov, R.R.; Geraskin, I.M.; Nemykin, V.N.; Zhdankin, V.V. “2-Iodylphenol Ethers: Preparation, X-Ray Crystal Structure, and Reactivity of New Hypervalent Iodine(V) Oxidizing Reagents.” J. Org. Chem. 2006, 71, 8452-8458.


2.   Yusubov, M.S.; Chi, K.W.; Park, J.Y.; Karimov, R.R.; Zhdankin, V.V. “Highly Efficient RuCl3-Catalyzed Disproportionation of (Diacetoxyiodo)benzene to Iodylbenzene and Iodobenzene; Leading to the Efficient Oxidation of Alcohols to Carbonyl Compounds.” Tetrahedron Lett. 2006, 47, 6305-6308.


1.   Averina E.B.; Karimov, R.R.; Sedenkova, K.N.; Grishin, Yu. K.; Kuznetzova, T.S.; Zefirov, N.S. “Carbenoid Rearrangement of gem-Dihalogenospiropentanes.” Tetrahedron2006, 62, 8814-8821.




1.   Pasternak, G.; Majumdar, S.; Varadi, A.; Karimov, R.; “Mitragynine analogs and uses thereof” 2016

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