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Professor Anita Mattson

Professor Anita Mattson

Boronate ureas benefit from internal Lewis acid coordination of the urea cabonyl oxygen and the strategically placed boron. As a result of this structural feature, boronate ureas can be rendered more acidic than conventional urea hydrogen bond donor catalysts. These more acidic boronate ureas are stable, storable, easy to use, and can enable enhanced and/or unique reactivity patterns when compared to conventional urea catalysts.

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Recent papers from the Mattson Group

So SS, Mattson AE. 2012. Urea Activation of ?-Nitrodiazoesters: An Organocatalytic Approach to N?H Insertion Reactions. J. Am. Chem. Soc.. 134(21):8798-8801.
Auvil TJ, So SS, Mattson AE. 2013. Arylation of Diazoesters by a Transient N?H Insertion Organocascade. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.. 52(43):11317-11320.
Couch ED, Auvil TJ, Mattson AE. 2014. Urea-Induced Acid Amplification: A New Approach for Metal-Free Insertion Chemistry. Chem. Eur. J.. 20(27):8283-8287.


  • Organic Synthetic Chemistry
  • Catalysis

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