48. Anuradha Singha1 Richard Lyncha Jacob Solomona Jimmie D.Weaverb Alexa R.Maya*"Development of novel fluor mop materials for remediation of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from groundwater" J. Hazard. Mater. 2023, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX





47. Shivangi Kharbanda and Jimmie D. Weaver IIIORCID logo *"Molecular Sculpting: A Multipurpose Tool for Expedited Access to Various Fluorinated Arenes via Photocatalytic Hydrodefluorination of Benzoates"Molecular Sculpting: A Multipurpose Tool for Expedited Access to Various Fluorinated Arenes via Photocatalytic Hydrodefluorination of Benzoates" J. Org. Chem. 2023, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX


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46.  "A new twist for Stork-Danheiser products enabled by visible light mediated trans-cyclohexene formation; access to acyclic distal enones" Chem. Sci., 2022, 13, 9271


Graphical abstract: A new twist for Stork-Danheiser products enabled by visible light mediated trans-cyclohexene formation; access to acyclic distal enones



45. (BOOK CHAPTER) JD Weaver, R Overfield "Selective Defluorination Induced by Photoactive Metallocomplexes" Springer Handbook of Inorganic Photochemistry, 1481-1508

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44. Alyssa M. Noel, Matthew Hamilton, Brockton Keen, Megan Despain, Jon Day, and Jimmie D. Weaver* "A Selective Single Step Amidation of Polyfluoroarenes" J. Fluorine Chem. 2021, 248, 109821




43. Jon I. Day,∇ Sascha Grotjahn,∇ Sameera Senaweera, Burkhard Koenig, and Jimmie D. Weaver III*. "Defluorodearomatization: A Photocatalytic Birch-Like Reduction That Enables C−C Bond Formation and Provides Access to Unnatural Cannabinoids" J. Org. Chem. 2021, 86, 7928


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42. Manjula D. Rathnayake and Jimmie D. Weaver III*. "Coupling Photocatalysis and Substitution Chemistry to Expand and Normalize Redox-Active Halides" Org. Lett. 2021, 23,  2036



Chosen as an ACS editors choice article

The most downloaded article in the month of February 2021 within Organic Letters.

 A top read article in the month of March 2021 within Organic Letters.



41. Timothy D. Schoch, Mukulesh Mondal, and Jimmie D. Weaver*. "Catalyst-Free Hydrodefluorination of Perfluoroarenes with NaBH4" Org. Lett. 2021, 23, 1588



40. Matthew Hamilton, Robert Walderbach & Jimmie Weaver*. "Ir(dFppy)3" electronic-Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis (eEROS) (2021).





39. Jong-Hwa Shon, Dooyoung Kim, Manjula D. Rathnayake, Steven Sittel, Jimmie Weaver, and Thomas S. Teets *. "Photoredox catalysis on unactivated substrates with strongly reducing iridium photosensitizers" Chem. Sci., 2021, 12, 4069.


Graphical abstract: Photoredox catalysis on unactivated substrates with strongly reducing iridium photosensitizers



38. Manjula D. Rathnayake, Jimmie D. Weaver, III*. "Alkyl Halides via Visible Light Mediated Dehalogenation" Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 9681


37. Jimmie Dean Weaver, Sameera Senaweera. "Facile and Selective Perfluoro-And Polyfluoroarylation of Meldrum's Acid" Publication of US20190256488A1


36. Manjula D. Rathnayake, Jimmie D. Weaver, III*. "A General Photocatalytic Route to Prenylation"A General Photocatalytic Route to Prenylation" Eur. J. Org. Chem. 20202020, 1433. doi:10.1002/ejoc.201900356 



35. Daniel Jespersen, Brockton Keen, Jon I. Day, Anuradha Singh, Justin Briles, Duncan Mullins, and Jimmie D. Weaver, III*. "Solubility of Iridium and Ruthenium Organometallic Photoredox Catalysts" Org. Process Res. Dev., 2019, 23, 1087.

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34. Sonal Priya, Jimmie D. Weaver, III. "Prenyl Praxis: A Method for Direct Photocatalytic Defluoroprenylation" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018140, 16020.

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33. Kip Teegardin, Lacey Gotcher, Jimmie D. Weaver, III. "Formation of Non-Natural α,α-Disubstituted Amino Esters via Catalytic Michael Addition" Org. Lett.,  2018, 20, 7239.



32.  Jon I. DayKamaljeet SinghWinston Trinh, and Jimmie D. Weaver, III, "Visible light mediated generation of trans-arylcyclohexenes and their utilization in the synthesis of cyclic bridged ethers" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 9934.

This article was featured as a JACS cover: 

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31. Kamaljeet Singh, Winston Trinh and Jimmie D. Weaver, III, "An elusive thermal [2 + 2] cycloaddition driven by visible light photocatalysis: tapping into strain to access C2-symmetric tricyclic rings" Org. Biomol. Chem., 2019,17, 1854.



This article was featured as a highlight for the RSC blog by blogger Dr. Victoria Corless.

30. Carla Saunders, Mohammed B. Khaled, Jimmie D. Weaver, and Dean J Tantillo, "Prediction of 19F NMR Chemical Shifts for Fluorinated Aromatic CompoundsJ. Org. Chem.2018, 83, 3220.


29. Kip A. Teegardin and Jimmie D. Weaver, "Preparation of Fac-Tris(2-Phenylpyridinato) Iridium(III)" Org. Synth. 2018, 95, 29.

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28. Kamaljeet Singh, Christopher J. Fennell, Evangelos A. Coutsias, Reza Latifi, Steve Hartson, Jimmie D. Weaver, "Light Harvesting for Rapid and Selective Reactions: Click Chemistry with Strain-Loadable Alkenes" Chem, 20184, 124.


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, 139, 13092. 

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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.


25. Jon I. Day and Jimmie D. Weaver * "Selective and Scalable Perfluoroarylation of Nitroalkanes" J. Org. Chem., 201782, 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-Azolyl Radicals: Intermediates for the Azolylation 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.

Photocatalysts commercially available

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.