Edwin Vedejs


Professor Emeritus
Department of Chemistry
University of Michigan
E-mail: edved@umich.edu
Page: http://www.chem.lsa.umich.edu/chem/faculty/facultyDetail.php?Uniqname=edved

Fields of interest: 

Synthetic and mechanistic organic chemistry with emphasis on reagents containing the main group elements (B, N, P, S, Si); ylide chemistry; chirality; enantioselective synthesis; nitrogen heterocycles.


Recent publications:

Prokofjevs, A.; Kampf, J. W.; Vedejs, E.:
N-Directed Aliphatic CH Borylation Using Borenium Cation Equivalents,
J. Am. Chem. Soc.Vol. 133, (2011), pp. 20056.

Duffey, T. A.; Shaw, S. A.;  Vedejs, E. :
AcOLeDMAP and BnOLeDMAP: Conformationally Restricted Nucleophilic Catalysts for Enantioselective Rearrangement of Indolyl Esters,
J. Am. Chem. Soc., Vol. 131, (2009), pp. 14.

Scheideman, M.; Wang, G.; Vedejs, E.:
Amine-Directed Hydroboration: Scope and Limitations,
J. Am. Chem. Soc., Vol. 130, (2008), pp. 8669.

Vedejs, E.; Jure, M.:
Efficiency in Non-Enzymatic Kinetic Resolution,
Angew. Chemie Int. Ed., Vol. 44, (2005), pp.3974.

Vedejs, E.; Daugulis, O:
A Highly Enantioselective Phosphabicyclooctane (PBO) Catalyst for the Kinetic Resolution of Benzylic Alcohols,
J. Am. Chem. Soc., Vol. 125, (2003), pp. 4166.