Kristin Williams Fiori

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Analysis of the mechanism for Rh-mediated C-H amination has led to the development of a remarkably effective dinuclear Rh catalyst derived from 1,3-benzenedipropionic acid. This unique complex, Rh2(esp)2, is capable of promoting both intra- and intermolecular C-H oxidation reactions, and in all cases is superior to Rh2(O2CtBu)4. For the first time, C-H(More)
While Nature excels at performing selective modifications of complex polyfunctional molecules through the use of tailoring enzymes, synthetic chemistry has lagged behind in this regard. In prior work, we have applied a biomimetic approach to this problem, developing small peptides to achieve various group transfer reactions on polyol substrates with high(More)
Reaction methodology for intermolecular C-H amination of benzylic and 3 degrees C-H bonds is described. This process uses the starting alkane as the limiting reagent, gives optically pure tetrasubstituted amines through stereospecific insertion into enantiomeric 3 degrees centers, displays high chemoselectivity for benzylic oxidation, and enables the facile(More)
Access to stereochemically complex, polyfunctionalized amine derivatives is made possible using novel oxathiazinane N,O-acetal starting materials. These heterocycles are prepared through intramolecular sulfamate ester C-H insertion with a Rh(2+)-carboxylate catalyst and PhI(OAc)(2) as the terminal oxidant. Such compounds function as unique iminium ion(More)
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