Amir H. Hoveyda

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Amir Hoveyda at the 2007 ACS conference in Boston

For the former Iranian prime minister, see Amir-Abbas Hoveida.

Amir H. Hoveyda is professor of chemistry at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA, and currently holds the position of department chair.[1] He studies asymmetric catalysis, and is particularly noted for his work on developing catalysts for asymmetric olefin metathesis.[2] In recent years he has worked extensively with N-heterocyclic carbenes as ligands.[3] His research also focuses on copper-catalyzed allylic alkylations and conjugate additions using these ligands.

Prof. Hoveyda received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1986, and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University.[1] He received the Cope Scholar award from the American Chemical Society in 1998.


  1. ^ a b "BCC Faculty - Amir H. Hoveyda". Boston College. Archived from the original on 21 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-25. 
  2. ^ Hoveyda, Amir H.; Richard R. Schrock (2001-02-23). "Catalytic Asymmetric Olefin Metathesis". Chemistry: A European Journal. 7 (5): 945–950. PMID 11303874. doi:10.1002/1521-3765(20010302)7:5<945::AID-CHEM945>3.0.CO;2-3. 
  3. ^ Gillingham, D.G.; Hoveyda, A.H. (2007). "Chiral N-Heterocyclic Carbenes in Natural Product Synthesis: Application of Ru-Catalyzed Asymmetric Ring-Opening/Cross-Metathesis and Cu-Catalyzed Allylic Alkylation to Total Synthesis of Baconipyrone C*". Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 46 (21): 3860–4. PMID 17415730. doi:10.1002/anie.200700501. 

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