Dr Daniele Leonori - publications


List of publications


  • Fernández Reina, D., Dauncey, E., Morcillo, S., Svejstrup, T., Popescu, M., Douglas, J. J., ... Leonori, D. (2017). Visible-Light-Mediated 5-exo-dig Cyclizations of Amidyl Radicals. European Journal of Organic Chemistry. . Publication link: 86c2a30d-c6e6-4f2e-b3b5-9b033a75881f
  • Varela, A., Garve, L. K. B., Leonori, D., & Aggarwal, V. K. (2017). Stereocontrolled Total Synthesis of (–)-Stemaphylline.Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. DOI: 10.1002/ange.201611273. Publication link: 874cf9bc-38a0-4781-b4a5-84ab90feb074


  • Svejstrup, T., Zawodny, W., Douglas, J. J., Bidgelli, D., Sheikh, N. S., & Leonori, D. (2016). Visible-Light-Mediated Generation of Nitrile Oxides for the Photoredox Synthesis of Isoxazolines and Isoxazoles. Chemical Communications- Royal Society of Chemistry. DOI: 10.1039/C6CC06029C. Publication link: a0a74228-44b2-4599-99b7-ef3b36d7a392
  • Davies, J., Svejstrup, T. D., Fernandez Reina, D., Sheikh, N. S., & Leonori, D. (2016). Visible-Light-Mediated Synthesis of Amidyl Radicals: Transition-Metal-Free Hydroamination and N-Arylation Reactions. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138(26), 8092-5. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b04920. Publication link: 97745694-7186-434a-9511-e149a03e9626 | PubMed:27327358
  • Odachowski, M., Bonet, A., Essafi, S., Conti-Ramsden, P., Harvey, J. N., Leonori, D., & Aggarwal, V. K. (2016). Development of Enantiospecific Coupling of Secondary and Tertiary Boronic Esters with Aromatic Compounds. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138(30), 9521-9532. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b03963. Publication link: 96ea622d-1da5-4bdd-8660-05c4724b0ebe
  • Nicholls, T. P., Leonori, D., & Bissember, A. C. (2016). Applications of visible light photoredox catalysis to the synthesis of natural products and related compounds. Natural Product Reports, 33, 1248-1254. DOI: 10.1039/c6np00070c. Publication link: 81fd562a-9b69-4d6e-b605-dbc27f8863aa


  • Davies, J., Booth, S. G., Essafi, S., Dryfe, R. A. W., & Leonori, D. (2015). Visible Light-Mediated Generation of Nitrogen-Centered Radicals: Metal-Free Hydroimination- and Iminohydroxylation-Cyclization Reactions. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 54(47), 14017-14021. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201507641. Publication link: 9444191d-a707-4a43-ae89-ee8f97cf42ca
  • Llaveria, J., Leonori, D., & Aggarwal, V. K. (2015). Stereospecific Coupling of Boronic Esters with N-Heteroaromatic Compounds. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137(34), 10958-61. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b07842. Publication link: d78c0d2f-a09f-401b-b269-51eb0eb103f6 | PubMed:26292943


  • Roesner, S., Brown, C. A., Mohiti, M., Pulis, A. P., Rasappan, R., Blair, D. J., ... Aggarwal, V. K. (2014). Stereospecific Conversion of Alcohols into Pinacol Boronic Esters Using Lithiation–Borylation Methodology with Pinacolborane. Chemical Communications, 50, 4053-4055. DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00993B. Publication link: b450980c-e10e-4695-98e2-2a55751ff654
  • Leonori, D., & Aggarwal, V. K. (2014). Lithiation–Borylation Methodology and Its Application in Synthesis. Accounts of Chemical Research, 47(10), 3174-3183. DOI: 10.1021/ar5002473. Publication link: ec9be467-060c-4346-8682-382f9de4e1dc
  • Leonori, D., & Aggarwal, V. K. (2014). Stereospecific Couplings of Secondary and Tertiary Boronic Esters. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 54(4), 1082-1096. . Publication link: d9872949-cc9f-417b-a10a-aeee4247c9a2
  • Unsworth, P. J., Leonori, D., & Aggarwal, V. K. (2014). Stereocontrolled Synthesis of 1,5-Stereogenic Centers through Three-Carbon Homologation of Boronic Esters. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 53(37), 9846-9850. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201405700. Publication link: f0d38e3b-fedb-49c6-9331-fc7e998de09e
  • Davies, J., & Leonori, D. (2014). The first calcium-catalysed Nazarov cyclisation. Chemical Communications, 50, 15171-15174. DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06501H. Publication link: 61021774-80be-42f3-934d-da85b08073bd
  • Cochrane, E. J., Leonori, D., Hassall, L. A., & Coldham, I. (2014). Synthesis and kinetic resolution of N-Boc-2-arylpiperidines. Chemical Communications, 50, 9910-9913. DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04576A. Publication link: 2bb7bb4c-3bb2-438f-93a3-a598570c4d8d
  • Bonet, A., Odachowski, M., Leonori, D., Essafi, S., & Aggarwal, V. K. (2014). Enantiospecific sp2–sp3 coupling of secondary and tertiary boronic esters. Nature Chemistry, 6, 584-589. DOI: 10.1038/nchem.1971. Publication link: 48f3fd42-5239-44ae-ab78-c32740050f00
  • Leonori, D., Chinnusamy, T., Feeney, K., Watson, C. G., Aggarwal, V. K., Knochel, P. (Ed.), & Molander, G. A. (Ed.) (2014). Oxidation of Carbon–Boron Bonds. In Comprehensive Organic Synthesis II (Second Edition). (pp. 629-718). Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-08-097742-3.00726-6. Publication link: 027615c5-ba62-4b5e-94a8-93fea54b4505
  • Leonori, D., Watson, C. G., Unsworth, P. J., Aggarwal, V. K., Luisi, R. (Ed.), & Capriati, V. (Ed.) (2014). Lithium-Boron Chemistry: A Synergistic Strategy in Modern Synthesis. In Lithium Compounds in Organic Synthesis. Wiley. DOI: 10.1002/9783527667512.ch14. Publication link: 1b798654-54ac-4483-9258-8777a3d9f854


  • Leonori, D., & Seeberger, P. H. (2013). De novo synthesis of D- and L-fucosamine containing disaccharides. Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, 9, 322-341. DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.9.38. Publication link: 2e7495fe-75fb-45e8-acb9-c84f12d9a9d3
  • Mohiti, M., Rampalakos, C., Feeney, K., Leonori, D., & Aggarwal, V. K. (2013). Asymmetric addition of chiral boron-ate complexes to cyclic iminium ions. Chemical Communications, 5, 602-607. DOI: 10.1039/C3SC52409D. Publication link: 955fdbf8-c37a-4eca-b35d-8f47253fc46b
  • Li, X., Leonori, D., Sheikh, N. S., & Coldham, I. (2013). Synthesis of 1-Substituted Tetrahydroisoquinolines by Lithiation and Electrophilic Quenching Guided by In Situ IR and NMR Spectroscopy and Application to the Synthesis of Salsolidine, Carnegine and Laudanosine. Chemistry: A European Journal, 19(24), 7724-7730. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201301096. Publication link: 61fd10fd-18b2-4838-97cf-534bd928fe19
  • Arena, G., Chen, C. C., Leonori, D., & Aggarwal, V. K. (2013). Concise Synthesis of (+)-allo-Kainic Acid via MgI2-Mediated Tandem Aziridine Ring Opening–Formal [3 + 2] Cycloaddition. Organic Letters, 15(16), 4250-4253. DOI: 10.1021/ol4020333. Publication link: af54a290-2bef-4611-a9cc-6fe811158186


  • Leonori, D., & Seeberger, P. H. (2012). De Novo Synthesis of the Bacterial 2-Amino-2,6-Dideoxy Sugar Building Blocks d-Fucosamine, d-Bacillosamine, and d-Xylo-6-deoxy-4-ketohexosamine. Organic Letters, 14(18), 4954-4957. DOI: 10.1021/ol3023227. Publication link: a952c2fa-52ee-42d7-9a28-24a77a95f6b4
  • Rueping, M., Koenigs, R. M., Poscharny, K., Fabry, D. C., Leonori, D., & Vila, C. (2012). Dual Catalysis: Combination of Photocatalytic Aerobic Oxidation and Metal Catalyzed Alkynylation Reactions—C[BOND]C Bond Formation Using Visible Light. Chemistry: A European Journal, 18(17), 5170-5174. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201200050. Publication link: 31c94b55-0423-450d-9d7a-0d65a26b30b6
  • Sheikh, N. S., Leonori, D., Barker, G., Firth, J. D., Campos, K. R., Maijer, A. J. H., ... Coldham, I. (2012). An Experimental and in Situ IR Spectroscopic Study of the Lithiation–Substitution of N-Boc-2-phenylpyrrolidine and -piperidine: Controlling the Formation of Quaternary Stereocenters. American Chemical Society. Journal, 134(11), 5300-5308. DOI: 10.1021/ja211398b. Publication link: 912c58ea-9740-4148-ac28-0bdb604faa86



  • Leonori, D. (2010). Asymmetric Substitutions of 2-Lithiated N-Boc-piperidine and N-Boc-azepine by Dynamic Resolution. Chemistry: A European Journal, 16(13), 4082-4090. DOI: 10.1002/chem.200903059. Publication link: bf20173a-347e-4e2e-96c7-c103f0b4202b
  • Coldham, I., & Leonori, D. (2010). Regioselective and Stereoselective Copper(I)-Promoted Allylation and Conjugate Addition of N-Boc-2-lithiopyrrolidine and N-Boc-2-lithiopiperidine. The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 75(12), 4069-4077. DOI: 10.1021/jo100415x. Publication link: af1a9918-e4a2-432b-9514-4e25b3c0f609


  • Coldham, I., Leonori, D., Beng, T. K., & Gawley, R. E. (2009). The barrier to enantiomerization and dynamic resolution of N-Boc-2-lithiopiperidine and the effect of TMEDA. Chemical Communications, 5239-5241. DOI: 10.1039/B911024K. Publication link: f2ae8bb4-6877-4ab8-bdbc-9da41253c2ee
  • Leonori, D., & Coldham, I. (2009). Direct Preparation of 7-Allyl- and 7-Arylindolines. Advanced synthesis & catalysis. . Publication link: f85ae52e-aa90-4fcd-a578-e594552314b7

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