16. Liman, M.; Türkmen, Y. E. Development of One-pot Benzylic Amination Reactions of Azine N-Oxides Tetrahedron Lett. 2018, 59, 1723-1727.

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15. Zhurakovskyi, O.; Türkmen, Y. E.; Löffler, L. E.; Moorthie, V. A.; Chen, C. C.; Shaw, M. A.; Crimmin, M. R.; Ferrara, M.; Ahmad, M.; Ostovar, M.; Matlock, J. V.; and Aggarwal, V. K. Enantioselective Synthesis of the Cyclopiazonic Acid Family Using Sulfur Ylides Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 1346-1350.

– Selected as a “Hot paper” by Angewandte Chemie.

– Highlighted by Erick M. Carreira and Niels Sievertsen in Synfacts 2018, 14, 334.


14. Türkmen, Y. E. “Alcohols and Phenols as Hydrogen Bonding Catalysts” in Nonnitrogenous Organocatalysis ed. by Andrew M. Harned, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, 2018; pp. 13-37.

13. Pal, S.; Metin, Ö.; Türkmen, Y. E. Synthesis of Fluoranthene Derivatives via Tandem Suzuki-Miyaura and Intramolecular C-H Arylation Reactions under Both Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalytic Conditions ACS Omega 2017, 2, 8689-8696.

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12. Aydogan Gokturk, P.; Donmez, S. E.; Ulgut, B.; Türkmen, Y. E.; Suzer, S. Optical and XPS Evidence for the Electrochemical Generation of an N-Heterocyclic Carbene and its CS2 Adduct from the Ionic Liquid [bmim][PF6] New Journal of Chemistry 2017, 41, 10299-10304.

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11. Türkmen, Y. E.; Gravel, M.; Rawal, V. H. Studies Directed Toward the Synthesis of Aspidophytine: Construction of Its Perhydroquinoline Core Journal of Organic Chemistry 2016, 81, 10454-10462.


10. Sumaria, C. S.; Türkmen, Y. E.; Rawal, V. H. Non-Precious Metals Catalyze Formal [4+2] Cycloaddition Reactions of 1,2-Diazines and Siloxyalkynes Under Ambient Conditions Organic Letters 2014, 16, 3236-3239.

– Highlighted by Timothy M. Swager and Graham T. Sazama in Synfacts 2014, 10, 815.

yunus Cu9. Türkmen, Y. E.; Aggarwal, V. K. A Simpler Route for Making Nitrogen-Alkene Rings Science 2014, 343, 33-34 (Perspective).

8. Montavon, T. J.; Türkmen, Y. E.; Shamsi, N. A.; Miller, C.; Sumaria, C. S.; Rawal, V. H.; Kozmin, S. A. [2+2+2] Cycloadditions of Siloxy Alkynes with 1,2-Diazines: From Reaction Discovery to Identification of an Antiglycolytic Chemotype Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2013, 52, 13576-13579.

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7. Yang, K. S.; Nibbs, A. E.; Türkmen, Y. E.; Rawal, V. H. Squaramide-Catalyzed Enantioselective Michael Addition of Masked Acyl Cyanides to Substituted Enones Journal of the American Chemical Society 2013, 135, 16050-16053.

– Highlighted by Benjamin List and Mattia Ricardo Monaco in Synfacts 2013, 9, 1348.

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6. Türkmen, Y. E.; Zhu, Y.; Rawal, V. H. “Brønsted Acids” in Comprehensive Enantioselective Organocatalysis ed. by Peter I. Dalko, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2013; Vol. 2, Chapt. 10, pp. 239-288.

5. Türkmen, Y. E.; Rawal, V. H. Exploring the Potential of Diarylacetylenediols as Hydrogen Bonding Catalysts Journal of Organic Chemistry 2013, 78, 8340-8353.

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4. Hutson, G. E.; Türkmen, Y. E.; Rawal, V. H. Salen Promoted Enantioselective Nazarov Cyclizations of Activated and Unactivated Dienones Journal of the American Chemical Society 2013, 135, 4988-4991.

– Highlighted by Hisashi Yamamoto and Jiajing Tan as “Synfact of the month” in Synfacts 2013, 9, 737.

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3. Türkmen, Y. E.; Sen, S.; Rawal, V. H. Stacks and Clips: Uncanny Similarities in the Modes of Self-assembly in Ternary Ag(I) Complexes with 1,2-Diazines and Chelating Heteroarenes Crystal Engineering Communications 2013, 15, 4221-4224.

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2. Türkmen, Y. E.; Montavon, T. J.; Kozmin, S. A.; Rawal, V. H. Silver Catalyzed Formal Inverse Electron-Demand Diels-Alder Reaction of 1,2-Diazines and Siloxy Alkynes Journal of the American Chemical Society 2012, 134, 9062-9065.

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1. Türkmen, Y. E.; Akhmedov, I. M.; Tanyeli, C. Enzymatic Resolution of (+/-) -2-endo–   hydroxymethyl and Acetoxymethyl Substituted Hexachloronorbornene Derivatives Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2005, 16, 2315-2318.

Other Contributions:

– Benohoud, M.; Erkkilä, A.; Pihko, P. M. (Checkers: Turkmen, Y.; Rawal, V.) Organocatalytic α-Methylenation of Aldehydes: Preparation of 3,7-Dimethyl-2-Methylene-6-Octenal Organic Syntheses 2010, 87, 201-208.


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