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. accepted. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201712065

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

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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