About the Research
Development of Novel CO2 Fixation Reactions Guided by Quantum Chemical Calculations
Dearomative carboxylation, CO2 radical anion, electrochemical reduction
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.
- 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.