Independent publications


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Publication prior to independence


Postdoctoral Research
3. M. Angeles Fuentes, R. Gava, N. I. Saper, E. A. Romero, A. Caballero, J. F. Hartwig, P. J. Pérez. “Copper‐Catalyzed Dehydrogenative Amidation of Light AlkanesAngew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, online.
2. R. Oeschger, B. Su, C. Ehinger, I. Yu, E. A. Romero, S. He, J. F. Hartwig. Diverse Functionalization of Strong, Alkyl C-H Bonds by Undirected Borylation” Science 2020, 368, 736.
1. J. F. Hartwig and E. A. Romero. Iridium-Catalyzed Silylation of Unactivated C-H Bonds” Tetrahedron 2019, 75, 4059. Invited special issue in honor of Professor John Hartwig; 2018 Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry; 'Methods, Applications and Synthesis'.

Doctoral Research
10. E. A. Romero, G. Chen, M. Gembicky, R. Jazzar, J.-Q. Yu, G. Bertrand. Understanding the Activity and Enantioselectivity of Acetyl-Protected Aminoethyl Quinoline Ligands in Palladium-Catalyzed β-C(sp3)-H Bond Arylation Reactions” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 16726.
9. G. P. Junor, E. A. Romero, X. Chen, R. Jazzar, G. Bertrand. Readily Available Primary Aminoboranes as Powerful Reagents for Aldimine Synthesis” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 2875. Designated as a Very Important Paper (VIP).
8. V. Regnier, E. A. Romero, F. Molton, R. Jazzar, G. Bertrand, D. Martin. What are the radical intermediates in oxidative NHC-organocatalysis?” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 1109.
7. E. A. Romero, T. Zhao, R. Nakano, X. Hu, Y. Wu, R. Jazzar, G. Bertrand. Tandem Copper Hydride - Lewis Pair Catalyzed Reduction of Carbon Dioxide into Formate with Dihydrogen” Nat. Catal. 2018, 1, 743. Highlighted in Nat. Catal. 2018, 1, 739.
6. J. K. Mahoney, V. Regnier, E. A. Romero, F. Molton, G. Royal, R. Jazzar, D. Martin, G. Bertrand. The Serendipitous Discovery of a Readily Available Redox-Bistable Molecule Derived from Cyclic(alkyl)(amino)carbenes” Org. Chem. Front. 2018, 5, 2073.
5. E. A. Romero, P. M. Olsen, R. Jazzar, M. Soleilhavoup, M. Gembicky, G. Bertrand. Spectroscopic Evidence for a Monomeric Copper(I) Hydride, and Crystallographic Characterization of a Monomeric Silver(I) Hydride” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 4024. Designated as a Hot Paper and highlighted in chemistryviews.
4. E. A. Romero, R. Jazzar, G. Bertrand. (CAAC)CuX-Catalyzed Hydroboration of Terminal Alkynes with Pinacolborane Directed by the X-Ligand” J. Organomet. Chem. 2017, 829, 11. Invited special issue: Frontiers in Organometallic Chemistry.
3. E. A. Romero, R. Jazzar, G. Bertrand. Copper-Catalyzed Dehydrogenative Borylation of Terminal Alkynes with Pinacolborane” Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 165. Highlighted by P. Knochel and D. Haas in Synfacts 2016, 12, 1191.
2. E. A. Romero, J. L. Peltier, R. Jazzar, G. Bertrand. Catalyst-Free Dehydrocoupling of Amines, Alcohols, and Thiols with Pinacolborane and 9-Borabicyclononae (9-BBN)” Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 10563.
1. L. Jin, E. A. Romero, M. Melaimi, G. Bertrand. The Janus Face of the X Ligand in the Copper Catalyzed Azide Alkyne Cycloaddition” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 15696.

Undergraduate Research
1. E. A. Romero, B. Nguyen, J. Sanabria, E. Varady, I.-C. Wang, T. H. Morton. “Two Faces of Dimethoxyalkanes: Steric Repulsion and Hyperconjugative Stabilization” UCR Undergraduate Research Journal 2014, 8, 57.

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