Amir H. Hoveyda
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. He studies asymmetric catalysis, and is particularly noted for his work on developing catalysts for asymmetric olefin metathesis. In recent years he has worked extensively with N-heterocyclic carbenes as ligands. 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. He received the Cope Scholar award from the American Chemical Society in 1998.
- "BCC Faculty - Amir H. Hoveyda". Boston College. Archived from the original on 21 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-25.
- 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.
- 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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