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Office: Abbott Hall Room 224E
Lab: Abbott Hall Room 239
University of North Dakota
Abbott Hall Room 236
151 Cornell Street Stop 9024
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9024
Dr. Irina Smoliakova
B.A., 1983, Moscow State University, USSR; Ph.D., 1989, Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Science;1989-91, Research Associate, Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Science; 1991-95, Research Associate, University of Minnesota-Duluth.
Our group conducts research at the interface of organic and organometallic chemistry. Currently, we investigate synthesis, structural features and reactivity of cyclopalladated complexes. Cyclopalladated complexes are air‐stable compounds containing a chelate with a covalent Pd–C and dative X–Pd (X = N, P or S) bonds. Particularly, we synthesize new types of chiral cyclopalladated complexes, which may be used as catalysts in asymmetric synthesis and/or reagents for preparing new optically active ligands, e.g. aminophosphines, employed in a number of stereoselective transformations.
The scheme above illustrate stoichiometric and catalytic synthesis of the C,P‐chiral aminophosphine 3 using the optically active cyclopalladated complex 2 either as a catalyst or a reagent. Graduate and undergraduate students working in our group get experience in organic and organometallic synthesis as well as spectroscopic analysis of complex chiral molecules. Former students have been employed in both academia and industry.
Kukowski, J.E.; Keuseman, K.J.; Smoliakova, I.P.* “Reactions of m-Chloroperoxybenzoic Acid with Dimeric Cyclopalladated Complexes Derived from 2-Phenyl-2-oxazolines.” Transition Metal Chem. 2015, 40, 877–8889.
Dickmu, G.C.; Korte, N.J.; Smoliakova, I.P.* “Reactivity of Dimeric Cyclopalladated Complexes with an (sp3)C-Pd bond toward KPPh2.” J. Organomet. Chem. 2015, 797, 13–20.
Kubatova, A.; Geetla, A.; Casey, J.; Linnen, M.J.; Seames, W.S.; Smoliakova, I.P.; Kozliak, E.I.* “Cleavage of Carboxylic Acid Moieties in Triacylglycerides During Non-Catalytic Pyrolysis.” J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc. 2015, 92, 755–767.
Dickmu, G.C.; Smoliakova, I.P.* “Preparation and Characterization of Cyclopalladated Complexes Derived from L-(-)-Fenchone.” J. Organomet. Chem. 2014, 772–773, 42–48.
Dickmu, G.C.; Stahl, L.; Smoliakova, I.P.* “A New Enantiopure D-Camphor-Derived Palladacycle.” J. Organomet. Chem. 2014, 756, 27–33.
Korte, N.J.; Stepanova, V.A.; Smoliakova, I.P.* “Synthesis of N,P-, S,P-, P,P- and S,P,S-Ligands Using Reactions of Cyclopalladated Complexes with KPPh2.” J. Organomet. Chem. 2013, 745-746, 356–362.
Lamb, J.R.; Stepanova, V.A.; Smoliakova, I.P.* “Transcyclopalladation on Silica Gel.” Polyhedron 2013, 53, 202–207.
Stepanova, V.A.; Smoliakova, I.P.* “Synthesis of Aminophosphines and Their Applications in Catalysis.” Curr. Org. Chem. 2012, 16, 2893–2920.
Kukowski, J.E.; Lamb, J.R.; Stepanova, V.A.; Smoliakova, I.P.* “Solvent-free Direct Cyclopalladation of Sulfides on Silica Gel.” Inorg. Chem. Commun. 2012, 26, 64–65.
Kubatova, A.; Stavova, J.; Seames, W.S.; Luo, Y.; Sadrameli, A.M.; Smoliakova, I.P.; Kozliak, E.I.* “Triacylglyceride Thermal Cracking: Pathways to Cyclic Hydrocarbons.” Energy & Fuels 2012, 26, 672–685.
Stepanova, V.A.; Egan, L.M.; Stahl. L.; Smoliakova, I.P.* Reactions of Benzyldiphenylphosphine with Pd(II) Sources on Silica Gel.” J. Organomet. Chem. 2011, 696, 3162–3168.
Han, M.; Smoliakova, I.P.* “Reduction of 2-Arylthio-b-C-D-glucopyranosides with Different Functional Groups in the Lateral Chain.” Synth. Commun. 2011, 41, 1192–1199.
Stepanova, V.A.; Dunina, V.V.; Smoliakova, I.P.* ”Regioselectivity Control in the Reaction of a Dinuclear Chloro-Bridged Cyclopalladated Complex with Potassium Diphenylphosphide.” J. Organomet. Chem. 2011, 696, 871–878.