Publications

Refereed ISI Journal Articles

Independent research [corresponding author = (*)]

30. Giulia Oss, Sander D. de Vos, Kevin N. H. Luc, Jason B. Harper, Thanh V. Nguyen,* J. Org. Chem. 2017, accepted: “Tropylium-Promoted Oxidative Functionalization of Tetrahydroisoquinolines“.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.joc.7b02584

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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 ]

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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]
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