Publications

Refereed ISI Journal Articles

Independent research [corresponding author = (*)]

29. Katharina J. Hock, Renè Hommelsheim, Lucas Mertens, Junming Ho,* Thanh V. Nguyen,* Rene M. Koenigs,* J. Org. Chem. 2017, 82, 8220–8227: “Corey Chaykovsky Reactions of Nitro Styrenes Enable cis-Configured Trifluoromethyl Cyclopropanes“.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.joc.7b00951

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28. Demelza J. M. Lyons, Reece D. Crocker, Dieter Enders, Thanh V. Nguyen,* Green Chem. 2017, 19, 3993-3996: “Tropylium Salts as Efficient Organic Lewis Acid Catalysts for Acetalization and Transacetalization Reactions in Batch and Flow“.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7GC01519D

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[Highlighted by C&EN: http://cen.acs.org/articles/95/i27/Tropylium-cation-serves-organocatalyst.html ]

Featured on the front cover of Issue September 07, 2017:

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27. Uyen P. N. Tran, Katharina J. Hock, Christopher Gordon,* Rene M. Koenigs,* Thanh V. Nguyen,* Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 4950-4953: “Efficient Phosphine-Mediated Formal C(sp3)-C(sp3) Coupling Reactions of Alkyl Halides in Batch and Flow”.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7CC02033C

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26. Ugur Kaya, Uyen P. N. Tran, Dieter Enders, Junming Ho, Thanh V. Nguyen,* Org. Lett. 2017, 19, 1398–1401: “N-Heterocyclic Olefins Promote Dehydrogenative Silylation and Hydrosilylation Reactions of Hydroxyl and Carbonyl Compounds”.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.orglett.7b00306

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25. Reece D. Crocker, Mohanad A. Hussein, Junming Ho,* Thanh V. Nguyen,* Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 6259–6263: “NHC-Catalyzed Metathesis and Phosphorylation Reactions of Disulfides: Development and Mechanistic Insights”.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201700744

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[Highlighted in SynFACT: http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0036-1590526 ]

24. Demelza J. M. Lyons, Reece D. Crocker, Marcus Blümel, Thanh V. Nguyen,* Angew. Chem. Int. Eng. 2017, 56, 1466-1484; Angew. Chem. 2017, 129, 1488-1506: “Promotion of Organic Reactions by Non-Benzenoid Carbocyclic Aromatic Ions“.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201605979

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23. Cuong V. Nguyen, Thanh V. Nguyen, Chi M. Phan,* Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer 2017, 106, 1035–1040: “Dynamic Adsorption of Alkytrimethylammonium Bromide Surfactants at the Air/Water Interface“. [Collaboration with ChemEng partners]

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2016.10.075

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22. Chi M. Phan,* Cuong V. Nguyen, Hiromichi Nakahara, Osamu Shibata, Thanh V. Nguyen, Langmuir 2016, 32, 12842–12847: “Ionic Nature of a Gemini Surfactant at Air/Water Interface“. [Collaboration with ChemEng partners]

http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b03484

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21. Marcus Blümel, Reece D. Crocker, Jason B. Harper, Dieter Enders, Thanh V. Nguyen,* Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 7958-7961: “N-Heterocyclic Olefins as Efficient Phase-Transfer Catalysts for Base-Promoted Alkylation Reactions“.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6cc03771b

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[Highlighted in ChemInform 2016, 47, DOI: 10.1002/chin.201644051]

20. Marcus Blümel, Janina-Miriam Noy, Dieter Enders, Martina H. Stenzel, Thanh V. Nguyen,* Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 2208-2211: “Development and Applications of Transesterification Reactions Catalyzed by N-Heterocyclic Olefins“.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.orglett.6b00835

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[Highlighted in ChemInform 2016, 47, DOI: 10.1002/chin.201637038]

[Abstracted on Organic Chemistry Portal: http://www.organic-chemistry.org/abstracts/lit5/414.shtm ]

19. Reece Crocker, Thanh V. Nguyen,* Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 2208-2213: “The Resurgence of N-Heterocyclic Olefins as a New Class of Organocatalysts“.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201503575

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[Highlighted in ChemInform 2016, 47, DOI: 10.1002/chin.201615265]

[ISI Highly Cited Article = top 1% in the field]

18. Van C. Nguyen, Thanh V. Nguyen, Chi M. Phan,* Colloids Surf., A 2015, 482, 365-370: “Dynamic Adsorption of a Gemini Surfactant at the Air/Water Interface“. [Collaboration with ChemEng partners]

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfa.2015.06.012

17. Anh S. Hoang,* Hong N. Nguyen, Nam Q. Bui, Hong S. Vu, Thanh P. Vo, Thanh V. Nguyen, Chi M. Phan, Miner. Eng. 2015, 79, 88-93: “Extraction of gallium from Bayer liquor using extractant produced from cashew nutshell liquid“. [Collaboration with industrial partners]

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mineng.2015.05.012

16. Thanh V. Nguyen,* Demelza J. M. Lyons, Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 3131-3134: “A Novel Aromatic Carbocation-based Coupling Reagent for Esterification and Amidation Reactions”.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C4CC09539A

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[Highlighted in ChemInform 2015, 46, DOI: 10.1002/chin.201527077]

15. Anh S. Hoang,* Thi H. Tran, Hong N. Nguyen, Hong S. Vu, Thanh P. Vo, Chi M. Phan and Thanh V. Nguyen, Korean J. Chem. Eng. 2015, 32, 1598-1605: “Synthesis of Oxime from a Renewable Resource for Metal Extraction”. [Collaboration with industrial partners]

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11814-014-0348-0

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14. Thanh V. Nguyen,* Michael Hall, Tetrahedron Lett. 2014, 55, 6895-6898: “Activation of DMSO for Swern-type Oxidation by 1,1-Dichlorocycloheptatriene”.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tetlet.2014.10.100

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[Highlighted in ChemInform, 2015, 46, DOI: 10.1002/chin.201518038 ]

13. Thanh V. Nguyen,* Alp Bekensir, Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 1720-1723: “Aromatic Cation Activation: Nucleophilic Substitution of Alcohols and Carboxylic Acids”.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ol5003972

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[Highlighted in ChemInform 2014, 45, DOI: 10.1002/chin.201435059]

[Abstracted on Organic Chemistry Portal: http://www.organic-chemistry.org/abstracts/lit4/433.shtm ]

12. Thanh V. Nguyen,* Aust. J. Chem. 2010, 63, 1309-1310: “Convenient Access to Hydroquinone and Quinone Derivatives from Cyclobutenedione Units.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/CH10189

11. Thanh V. Nguyen,* Aust. J. Chem. 2008, 61, 316-316: “Intramolecular Oxidative Heck Cyclization: a Novel Pathway to Cyclopentenones.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/CH08026

Publications from supervised studies (postdoc, Ph.D, Honours):

10. Thanh V. Nguyen, Michael S. Sherburn,* Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 14991-14995: “Simple Synthetic Receptors for Aspirin”.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201304808

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9. Thanh V. Nguyen, Michael S. Sherburn, e-EROS Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, 2014 : “Nitrosobenzene”. [Invited contribution]

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/047084289X.rn00696.pub2

8. Thanh V. Nguyen, Jan M. Hartmann, Dieter Enders,* Synthesis 2013, 45, 845-873: “Recent Synthetic Strategies to Access Seven-Membered Carbocycles in Natural Product Synthesis”.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0032-1318152

[Highlighted in ChemInform 2013, 44, DOI: 10.1002/chin.201323228]

7. Dieter Enders,* Thanh V. Nguyen, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2012, 10, 5327-5331: “Chiral Quaternary Phosphonium Salts: A New Class of Organocatalysts”.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C2OB25823D

Graphical abstract: Chiral quaternary phosphonium salts: a new class of organocatalysts

[Top 10 most accessed articles in Org. Biomol. Chem., June 2012. Highlighted in ChemInform 2012, 43, DOI: 10.1002/chin.201249236]

6. Dieter Enders,* Thanh V. Nguyen, Tetrahedron Lett. 2012, 53, 2091-2095: “Secondary Amine Catalyzed Retro-Aldol Reactions of Enals and Enones: One-Pot Conversion of Enals to a-Substituted Derivatives.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tetlet.2012.02.039

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[Highlighted in ChemInform 2012, 43, DOI:10.1002/chin.201232066]

5. Gomotsang Bojase, Thanh V. Nguyen, Alan D. Payne, Anthony C. Willis and Michael S. Sherburn,* Chem. Sci. 2011, 2, 229-232: “Synthesis and Properties of the Ivyanes: The Parent 1,1-Oligocyclopropanes.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c0sc00500b

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[Highlighted in C&EN: “Meet the Ivyanes”, 2011, 89,26. Highlighted in Synfacts, 2011, 4, 391. Collaboration with NASA initiated to develop rocket fuel additives]

4. Thanh V. Nguyen, Hiroshi Yoshida, Michael S. Sherburn,* Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 5921-5923: “Selective Binding and Release of Aspirin by an Encapsulating Receptor.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c0cc00422g

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[Featured on the front page of the Canberra Times, issued in September 2010]

3. Thanh V. Nguyen, David J. Sinclair, Anthony C. Willis and Michael S. Sherburn,* Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 5892-5895: “Guest Binding Drives Reversible Atropisomerism in Cavitand Hosts.”

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.200900695

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2. Tuan Huy Nguyen, Thanh Vinh Nguyen, Yong Joon Lee, Tomasz Safinski and Adesoji A. Adesina,* Mater. Res. Bull. 2005, 40, 149-157: “Structural evolution of alumina supported Mo -W carbide nanoparticles synthesized by precipitation from homogeneous solution.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.materresbull.2004.09.007

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Book Chapters:

1. Tuan Huy Nguyen, Thanh Vinh Nguyen, Cyrus G. Cooper and Adesoji A. Adesina,* “Carbothermal synthesis of nano-sized tungsten carbide catalyst”, Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis, Hyun-Ku Rhee, In-Sik Nam and Jong Moon Park (Editors), Vol. 159, p.781-784, 2006, Elsevier, Amsterdam (book chapter).

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0167-2991(06)81713-1

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Academic Conferences and Invited Lectures

  • Thanh Vinh Nguyen, “The curious case of tropylium ion”, MonCat1, 25th – 26th July 2016, Melbourne, Australia [Invited lecture].
  • Thanh Vinh Nguyen, “N-Heterocyclic Olefins as a new class of organocatalysts”, Heron7 (International Conference on Reactive Intermediates and Unusual Molecules), 9th – 15th July 2016, Heron Island, Australia [Invited lecture].
  • Thanh Vinh Nguyen, “Organic Reactions Promoted by Aromatic Tropylium Cations”, SynthCon 3, 7th – 10th April 2015, Melbourne, Australia [Invited lecture].
  • Thanh Vinh Nguyen, “Activation of Nucleophilic Reactions by Aromatic Tropylium Cations”, RACI National Congress, 7th December – 12th December 2014, Adelaide, Australia [Oral presentation].
  • Thanh Vinh Nguyen, “Aromatic Cations and Chiral Bronsted Superbases: Novel Modes of Activation in Organocatalysis”, Southern Highlands Conference, 31st August – 03rd September 2014, NSW, Australia [Plenary lecture].
  • Thanh Vinh Nguyen, “Aromatic Cations and Chiral Bronsted Superbases: Novel Modes of Activation in Organocatalysis”, UNSW, 27th August 2014, NSW, Australia [Invited lecture].
  • Thanh Vinh Nguyen, “Unveiling the Unexplored Areas of Organocatalysis”, School of Chemistry and Physical Sciences – Flinders University, 11th March 2014, Adelaide, Australia [Invited lecture]
  • Thanh Vinh Nguyen, “Aromatic Cation Activation of Alcohols for Nucleophilic Substitution”, RACI One-day Symposium, 12th December 2013, Perth, Australia [Invited talk]
  • Thanh Vinh Nguyen, “Unveiling the Unexplored Areas of Organocatalysis”, Research School of Chemistry – ANU, 8th November 2013, Canberra, Australia [Invited lecture]
  • Thanh Vinh Nguyen and Dieter Enders, “An Organocatalytic Approach to Total Synthesis of Alkaloids”, AvH Network Meeting, April 2012, Aachen, Germany [Oral presentation]
  • Thanh Vinh Nguyen and Dieter Enders, “Organocatalyzed Cascade Reactions towards Polycyclic Frameworks of Bioactive Compounds and Natural Products”, AvH Network Meeting, April 2011, Bonn, Germany [Oral presentation]
  • Thanh Vinh Nguyen and Michael Sherburn, “Simple Cavitands Bind Medicinal Agents”, the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Organic 08 Conference, 7th – 12th December 2008, Hobart, Australia. [Oral presentation]
  • Thanh Vinh Nguyen and Michael Sherburn, “Synthesis and Host-Guest Binding Studies of Superbowl Molecules”, the 10th International Symposium on Organic Free Radicals and the 3rd Pacific Symposium on Radical Chemistry, 3rd – 9th August 2008, Heron Island, Australia. [Poster presentation + Assistant for Organizing Committee]
  • Thanh Vinh Nguyen and Michael Sherburn, “Design, Synthesis and Guest Binding of Superbowl and Related Hosts”, the RACI NSW Organic Symposium, 05th December 2007, Sydney, Australia. [Oral presentation]
  • Thanh Vinh Nguyen and Michael Sherburn, “Functionalizations and Host-guest binding Studies of Superbowl Molecules”, the Free Radical Spring Carnival, 4th – 5th September 2007, Melbourne, Australia. [Oral presentation]
  • Thanh Vinh Nguyen, Dave Sinclair and Michael Sherburn, “Synthesis and Properties of Aryl Cavitand Hosts”, the 22nd Royal Australian Chemical Institute Organic Conference (22RACIOC) and the 6th RACI Conference on Physical Chemistry (CPC2007), 28th January – 02nd February 2007, Adelaide, Australia. [Poster presentation]
  • Tuan Huy Nguyen, Thanh Vinh Nguyen, Michael P. Brungs and Adesoji Adesina, “Effect of support on molybdenum – tungsten carbide catalyst prepared via PFHS method”, the 7th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, 10th – 14th July 2005, Glasgow, Scotland. [Poster presentation]
  • Tuan Huy Nguyen, Thanh Vinh Nguyen, Michael P. Brungs and Adesoji A. Adesina, “Carbothermal synthesis of nano-sized tungsten carbide catalyst”, the 4th ASIA-PACIFIC Chemical Reaction Engineering Symposium, 12th – 15th June 2005, Gyeongju, Korea. [Poster presentation]
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