27. Mohammad B. Khaled, Roukaya K El Mokadem, and Jimmie D. Weaver "Hydrogen Bond Directed Photocatalytic Hydrodefluorination; Overcoming Electronic Control" J. Am. Chem. Soc.2017, Just Accepted, Publication Date (Web): August 24, 2017 (Article) DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b06847 

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 26. Sameera Senaweera and Jimmie D. Weaver "SNAr catalysis enhanced by an aromatic donor–acceptor interaction; facile access to chlorinated polyfluoroarenes" Chem. Commun., 201753, 7545 - 7548


25. Jon I. Day and Jimmie D. Weaver * "Selective and Scalable Perfluoroarylation of Nitroalkanes" J. Org. Chem., 2017, 82, 6801


24. Kip A. Teegardin and Jimmie D. Weaver* "Polyfluoroarylation of oxazolones: access to non-natural fluorinated amino acids"  Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 4771


23. Sameera Senaweera and Jimmie D. Weaver"Photocatalytic C-F Reduction and Functionalization" Aldrichimica Acta, 2016, 49, 45.

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22. Amandeep Arora and Jimmie D. Weaver"Visible Light Photocatalysis for the Generation and Use of Reactive Azolyl and Polyfluoroaryl Intermediates" Acc. Chem. Res., 2016, 49, 2273.


21. Arora, A.; Weaver, J. D., "Photocatalytic Generation of 2-Azoyl  Radicals; Intermediates for the Azoylation of Arenes and Heteroarenes via C-H Functionalization" Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 3996.

Azole arylation

20. A. Singh, C. J. Fennell and J. D. Weaver,  "Photocatalyst size controls electron and energy transfer: selectable E/Z isomer synthesis via C–F alkenylation" Chem. Sci.2016, 7, 6796.


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19. Teegardin, K.; Day, J. I.; Chan, J.; Weaver, J. "Advances in Photocatalysis: A Microreview of Visible Light Mediated Ruthenium and Iridium Catalyzed Organic Transformations" Org. Process Res. Dev., 2016, 20, 1156.

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18. Sameera Senaweera and Jimmie D. Weaver, "Dual C–F, C–H Functionalization via Photocatalysis: Access to Multifluorinated Biaryls" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 2520.

This paper was highlighted in C&En News,

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17. A. Singh,  J. J. Kubik and  J. D. Weaver,  "Photocatalytic C–F alkylation; facile access to multifluorinated arenesChem. Sci., 2015, 6, 7206.

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16. Arora, A.; Teegardin, K.; Weaver, J. D., "Reductive Alkylation of 2-Bromoazoles via Photoinduced Electron Transfer; a Versatile Strategy to Csp2–Csp3 Coupled Products.Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 3722.

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15. Singh, A.; Teegardin, K.; Kelly, M.; Prasad, K. S.; Krishnan, S.; Weaver, J. D., "Facile synthesis and complete characterization of homoleptic and heteroleptic cyclometalated Iridium(III) complexes for photocatalysis" J. Organomet. Chem., 2015, 776, 51. 


14. Senaweera, S. M.; Weaver, J.D. "Selective Perfluoro- and Polyfluoroarylation of Meldrum's Acid" J. Org. Chem.,  201479, 10466.

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13. Senaweera, S. M.; Weaver, J.D. "C-F Activation and Functionalization of Perfluoro- and PolyfluoroarenesTetrahedron,2014, 70, 7413.

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12. Weaver, J.D. "Hydrodefluorination of Perfluoroarenes Meets Visible Light PhotocatalysisSynlett,  2014, 25, 1946.

This was an invited paper which is intended to provide a greater background of the work leading up to our HDF work [pub 10].

11. Singh, K.; Staig, S.; Weaver, J.D. "Facile Synthesis of Z-alkenes via Uphill CatalysisJ. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 5275.

This paper was highlighted as an item of interest in Organic Process Research and Development. Org. Process Res. Dev. 2014, 10.1021/op500154t.

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10. Senaweera, S. M.; Singh, A.; Weaver, J.D. "Photocatalytic Hydrodefluorination; Facile Access to Partially Fluorinated Aromatics"  J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 3002.

This article was featured as a JACS spotlight, see: Spotlights on Recent JACS Publications. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 4091.

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9. Singh, A.; Arora, A.; Weaver, J. D., "Photoredox-Mediated C-H Functionalization and Coupling of Tertiary Aliphatic Amines with 2-Chloroazoles" Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 5390.

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Prior to OSU

8. Kimmel, K.L.; Weaver, J. D.; Lee, M.; Ellman , J. A. "Catalytic Enantioselective Protonation of Nitronates Utilizing an Organocatalyst Chiral Only at Sulfur" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 9058.

7. Kimmel, K.L.; Weaver, J. D.; Ellman , J. A. "Enantio- and Diastereoselective α,β-Addition of Cyclohexyl Meldrum's acid to β- and α,β-Disubstituted Nitroalkenes via N-Sulfinyl Urea Catalysis" Chem. Sci., 2012, 3, 121.

6. Lisboa, M.P.; Hoang, T.T.; Dudley, G.B. "Tandem Nucleophilic Addition/Fragmentation of Vinylogous Acyl Triflates: 2-methyl-2-(1-oxo-5-heptynyl)-1,3-dithianeOrg. Synth., 2011, 88, 353. (Procedure check)

5. Weaver, J.D.; Recio, T.; Grenning, A.; Tunge, J.A "Transition Metal-Catalyzed Decarboxylative Allylation and Benzylation Reactions" Chem. Rev., 2011, 111, 1846.

4. Weaver, J.D.; Ka, B.; Morris, D.K.; Thompson, W.; Tunge, J.A "Stereospecific Decarboxylative Allylation of SulfonesJ. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 12179.

3. Weaver, J.D.; Morris, D.K.; Tunge, J.A. "Synthesis of Chiral Nonracemic Tertiary α-Thio and α-Sulfonyl Acetic Acid Derivatives via SN2 Reactions of Tertiary Mesylates" Synlett, 2010, 470.

2. Weaver, J.D.; Tunge, J.A. "Decarboxylation using Sulfones as Surrogates of AlkanesOrg. Lett., 2008, 10, 4657.

1. Waetzig, S.R.; Rayabarapu, D.K.; Weaver, J.D.; Tunge, J.A. "A Versatile Hexadiene Synthesis by Decarboxylative sp3–sp3 Coupling/Cope RearrangementAngew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2006, 45, 4977.