38. Solvent-Controlled Switchable Synthesis of gem-Difluoro Compounds from Anhydrides under Photoredox Catalysis

R. Giri, I. Mosiagin, I. Franzoni, N. Y. Nötel, S. Patra, D. Katayev ChemRxiv. 2022, link



37. Organic Nitrating Reagents

S. Patra, I. Mosiagin, R. Giri, D. Katayev Synthesis 2022, link 

Invited Review by Prof. Paul Knochel; Bürgenstock Special Section 2021 – Future Stars in Organic Chemistry 

36. Radical Trifluoroacetylation of Alkenes Triggered by a Visible-Light-Promoted C-O Bond Fragmentation of Trifluoroacetic Anhydride

K. Zhang, D. Rombach, N. Y. Nötel, G. Jeschke, D. Katayev  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 202160, 22487-​22495; Angew. Chem. 2021, 133, 22661–22669

Dedicated to Prof. Peter Kündig on the occasion of his 75th birthday; Highlighted in SYNFACTS2021

35. Asymmetric Synthesis of Perfluoroalkylated α-Amino Acids through Generated Radicals Using a Chiral Ni(II) Complex

N. V. Stoletova, A. D. Moshchenkov, A. F. Smol’yakov, Z. T. Gugkaeva, V. I. Maleev, D. Katayev, V. A. Larionov HelvChimActa 2021104, e2000193

Dedicated to our friend and colleague Prof. Antonio Togni on the occasion of his 65th birthday

34. Synthesis, Characterization, and Diverse Reactivity of a Hypervalent Iodine‐Based Nitrooxylating Reagent

R. Calvo, A. Tellier, T. Nauser, D. Rombach, D. Nater, D. Katayev Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 202021, 17162-17168; Angew. Chem. 2020, 132, 17312–17319

Dedicated to Prof. Antonio Togni on the occasion of his 65th birthday


33. N-​Nitroheterocycles: Bench-​Stable Organic Reagents for Catalytic Ipso-​Nitration of Aryl and Heteroarylboronic Acids

K. Zhang, A. Budinská, A. Passera, D. Katayev Org. Lett. 202022, 2714-​2719

Highlighted in Org. Process. Res. Dev. 202024, 874-​883

32. Bunsen Lecture: R. Winter/Werner Prize: Konrad Tiefenbacher/Ružička Prize

D. Katayev. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 202059, 2149


31. Simplifying Nitration Chemistry with a Bench-​stable and Easily Accessible Reagent

R. Calvo, D. Katayev The Catalyst Review202033, 1-7

30. Patent: “N-Nitrosaccharins”

D. Katayev,  K. Zhang, R. Calvo  2019 WO2020084059A1

29. Patent: “Nitration” 

D. Katayev,  K. Zhang, R. Calvo 2019 EP3717464A1

28. Synthetic Diversity from a Versatile and Radical Nitrating Reagent

K. Zhang, B. Jelier, A. Passera, G. Jeschke, D. Katayev Chem. Eur. J. 201925, 12929-​12939

Published as front page cover, link

27. Facile Access to Nitro(hetero)arenes Using N-​Nitrosacchrain: An Electrophilic and Shelf-​Stable Nitrating Reagent

R. Calvo, K. Zhang, A. Passera, D. Katayev Nat. Commun. 2019, 10, 3410-3418

26. Taming Radical Intermediates for the Construction of Enantioenriched Trifluoromethylated Quaternary Carbon Centers

R. Calvo, A. Comas-​Vives, A. Togni, D. Katayev Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201958, 1447-​1450Angew. Chem. 2019, 131, 1461-​1466

25. Mapping Perfluoroalkyl Effects in Togni-​Type Reagents by Thermolysis

N. Santschi, D. Katayev, R. Calvo, B. Jelier ChemPhysChem 2018, 19, 816-​821

24. Halogenation and Perfluoroalkylation Chemistry Using Hypervalent Halogen Compounds

D. Katayev, B. Jelier, A. Togni Patai’s Chemistry of Functional Groups, Wiley Book, Chapter 10, 2018, 409-460

23. Facile and Efficient Synthesis of 3‐Pyrimidinyl Oxindoles by Phase‐Transfer‐Catalyzed Regioselective Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution

F. Brüning, D. Katayev, A. Togni Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2018, 31, 4256-​4264

22. Magnesium-​Catalyzed Electrophilic Trifluoromethylation: Facile Access to All-Carbon Quaternary Centers in Oxindoles

D. Katayev, H. Kajita, A. Togni Chem. Eur. J. 201723, 8353-​8357

Published with Cover Profile Chem. Eur. J. 201723, 8322; Highlighted by SYNFACTS, 2017


Publications from Postdoctoral, Graduate, and Undergraduate Studies

21. Synthesis of Quaternary α-​Perfluoroalkyl Lactams via Electrophilic Perfluoroalkylation

D. Katayev, J. Václavík, F. Brüning, B. Commare, A. Togni Chem. Commun. 201652, 4049-​4052

Highlighted in ChemInform, 2016

20. Decarboxylative and Decarbonylative Reactions: An Industrial Perspective

D. Katayev, D. Hackenberger, L. Gooßen The Catalyst Review 2015, 28, 6-​11 (Published as a Special Feature article with Cover Profile)

19. Lewis Acid-Catalyzed Synthesis of α-​Trifluoromethyl Esters and Lactones by Electrophilic Trifluoromethylation

D. Katavey, V. Matousek, R. Koller, A. Togni Org. Lett. 201517, 5898-​5909

Highlighted in ChemInform, 2016

18. Synthesis of Biaryls by Decarboxylative Hiyama Coupling

D. Katayev, B. Exner, L. J. Gooßen ChemCatChem 2015, 7, 2028-​2032

Highlighted in ChemInform, 2015

17. Radical Trifluoroacetylation of Alkenes Triggered by a Visible-Light-Promoted C-O Bond Fragmentation of Trifluoroacetic Anhydride

D. Katayev, K. F. Pfister, T. Wendling and L. J. Gooßen Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 9902-​9905

Highlighted by SYNFACTS, 2014

.16. Palladium–N-Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC)-Catalyzed Asymmetric Synthesis of Indolines through Regiodivergent C(sp³)-H Activation: Scope and DFT Study.

D. Katayev, E. Larionov, M. Nakanishi, C. Besnard, E. P. Kündig Chem. Eur. J. 201420, 15021-​15030

Published with Cover Profile Chem. Eur. J. 201420, 14909

15. Copper-​Catalyzed Dehydrogenative Coupling of Arenes and Alcohols

S. Bhadra, C. Matheis, D. Katayev, L. J. Gooßen Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 9279-​9283;  Angew. Chem. 2013125, 9449-​9453

14. Synthesis of 3,3-​Disubstituted Oxindoles by Pd-​Catalyzed Asymmetric Intramolecular α-​Arylation of Amides. Reaction Development and Mechanistic Studies

D. Katayev, D. Banerjee, Y.-X. Jia, C. Besnard, A. K. Sharma, R. B. Sunoj, E. P. Kündig Chem. Eur. J. 201319, 11916-​11927

13. Scope and Mechanism of Asymmetric C(sp³)-H/C(Ar)-X Coupling Reactions: Computational and Experimental Study

E. Larionov, M. Nakanishi, D. Katayev, E. P. Kündig Chem. Sci. 2013, 4, 1995-​2005

12. First Catalytic Enantioselective Synthesis of the Anti-​cancer Agent Hoffmann-​La Roche.

D. Katayev, E. P. Kündig Helv. Chim. Act. 2012, 95, 2287-​2295

Special Prof. Dieter Seebach issue

11. Asymmetric Pd-NHC-​Catalyzed Coupling Reactions

E. P. Kündig, Y.-X. Jia, D. Katayev, M. Nakanishi Pure Appl. Chem. 2012, 84, 1741-​1748

10. Palladium-​NHC Catalyzed Enantioselective Synthesis of Fused Indolines via Inert C(sp³)-H Activation

M. Nakanishi, D. Katayev, C. Besnard, E. P. Kündig Chimia 2012, 66, 241-​243

9. Asymmetric C(sp³)-H/C(Ar) Coupling Reactions. Highly Enantioenriched Indolines via Regiodivergent Reactions of a Racemic Mixture

D. Katayev, M. Nakanishi, T. Bürgi, E. P. Kündig Chem. Sci. 20123, 1422-​1425

Highlighted by SYNFACTS 2012

8. Aza-oxindole Synthesis via Base Promoted Truce–Smiles Rearrangement

C. Dey, D. Katayev, K. O. Ylijoki, E. P. Kündig Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 10957-​10959

7. Fused Indolines by Palladium-​Catalyzed Asymmetric C-C Coupling Involving an Unactivated Methylene Group

M. Nakanishi, D. Katayev, C. Besnard, E. P. Kündig Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 7438-​7441; Angew. Chem. 2011123, 7576-​7579

Published as a Very Important Paper (VIP) and Highlight by SYNFACTS, 2011

6. New Chiral N-​Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands in Palladium-Catalyzed α-Arylations of Amides: Conformational Locking through Allylic Strain as a Device for Stereocontrol

Y. X. Jia, D. Katayev, G. Bernardinelli, T. Seidel, E. P. Kündig Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 6300-​6309

5. Synthesis of 3-​Hydroxyoxindoles by Pd-​Catalysed Intramolecular Nucleophilic Addition of Aryl Halides to α- Ketoamides

Y. X. Jia, D. Katayev, E. P. Kündig Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 130-​132


4. Chiral Ion Pairs in Catalysis: Lithium Salts of Chiral Metallocomplex Anions as Catalysts for Asymmetric C-C Bond Formation

Y. N. Belokon, V. I. Maleev, D. Katayev, T. F. Saveleva, T. V. Skrupskaya, Y. V. Nelyubina, M. North Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2009, 20, 1746-​1752

3. Potassium and Silver Chiral Cobaltate(III) Complexes as Precatalysts for Asymmetric C–C Bond Formation

Y.-X. Jia, D. Katayev, G. Bernar Y. N. Belokon, V. I. Maleev, D. Katayev, I. L. Mal’fanov, A. G. Bulychev, T. V. Skrupskaya, K. A. Lyssenko, M. North Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2008, 19, 822-​831


2. Anionic Chiral Cobal(III) Complexes as Catalysts of Asymmetric Synthesis of Cyanohydrides 

Y. N. Belokon, V. I. Maleev, I. L. Malfanov, T. F. Savel’eva, D. Katayev, A. G. Bulychev, D. L. Usanov, M. North Russ. Chem. Bull. 20065, 821-​827 


1.  Chiral Ti(IV) Complexes of Hexadentate Schiff Bases as Precatalysts for the Asymmetric Addition of TMSCN to Aldehydes and the Ring Opening of Cyclohexene Oxide 

Y. N. Belokon, D. Chusov, D. A. Borkin, L. V. Yashkina, A. V. Dmitriev, D. Katayev, M. North  Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2006, 17, 2328–2333