RAWAT, Vishal Kumar

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RAWAT, Vishal Kumar
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mita Group (Maeda-ERATO)
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visalrwt atmark icredd.hokudai.ac.jp

About the Research

Research Theme

Development of Novel CO2 Fixation Reactions Guided by Quantum Chemical Calculations


Dearomative carboxylation, CO2 radical anion, electrochemical reduction

Research Outline

During my PhD, I was focused on the development of Cooperative Organometallic Catalysts for nucleophilic addition towards internal alkynes and for transformation of stable C-O bonds. Currrently, I am devoted to the reduction of aromatic compounds through electrochemistry,  guided by quantum chemical calculations.

Representative Research Achievements

  • Construction of Heterobimetallic Catalytic Scaffold with a Carbene-Bipyridine Ligand: Gold-Zinc Two-Metal Catalysis for Intermolecular Addition of O-Nucleophiles to Nonactivated Alkynes. Rawat, V. K.; Higashida, K.; Sawamura, M. ACS Catal. 2022, 12, 8325-8330.
  • Nickel-Catalyzed Homocoupling of Aryl Ethers with Magnesium Anthracene Reductant
    Rawat, V. K.; Higashida, K.; Sawamura, M. Synthesis 2021, 53, 3397-3403.
    DOI: 10.1055/a-1509-5954
  • Use of Imidazo[1,5-a]pyridin-3-ylidene as a Platform for Metal-Imidazole Cooperative Catalysis: Silver-Catalyzed Cyclization of Alkyne-Tethered Carboxylic Acids.
    Rawat, V. K.; Higashida, K.; Sawamura, M. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2021, 363, 1631-1637.
    DOI: 10.1002/adsc.202001515