fundamental transition metal chemistry with emphasis on multimetallic systems
challenging reactions in organic synthesis and small molecule activation
novel concepts and asymmetric methods for catalysis
Postdoc Position in Asymmetric Catalysis
The newly formed group at the University of Zurich performs research in the areas of organic and inorganic chemistry aiming at the development of advanced methods for homogeneous catalysis. We explore fundamental transition metal chemistry, as well as challenging reactions in organic synthesis and small molecule activation. Our goal is to advance the way molecules are made by enabling selective activation of strong chemical bonds in mild conditions. Specific areas of interest include: C-H activation, novel activation modes for catalysis, chemistry of multimetallic complexes, and design of chiral catalysts.
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Group Leader, Department of Chemistry, University of Zurich, Switzerland, Sept. 2016-
Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemistry, Yale University, USA, 2013-2016
PhD, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim/Ruhr, Germany, 2008-2012
Medicinal Chemist, GlaxoSmithKline Research Centre Zagreb, Croatia, 2006-2008
Diploma (M. Sc. Chemistry equivalent), University of Zagreb, Croatia, 2002-2006
1). Insight into the Iron−Molybdenum Cofactor of Nitrogenase from Synthetic Iron Complexes with Sulfur, Carbon, and Hydride Ligands, Čorić, I.; Holland, P.L.* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 7200.
2). Binding of dinitrogen to an iron–sulfur–carbon site, Čorić, I.; Mercado, B.Q.; Bill, E.; Vinyard, D.J.; Holland, P.L.*, Nature 2015, 526, 96.
3). The Catalytic Asymmetric α-Benzylation of Aldehydes, List, B.;* Čorić, I.; Grygorenko, O.O.; Kaib, P.S.J.; Komarov, I.; Lee, A.; Leutzsch, M.; Pan, S. C.; Tymtsunik, A. V.; van Gemmeren, M. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 282.
4). Brønsted Acid Catalyzed Asymmetric SN2-Type O-Alkylations, Čorić, I.; Kim, J.H.; Vlaar, T.; Patil, M.; Thiel, W.; List, B.* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 3490.
5). Asymmetric spiroacetalization catalysed by confined Brønsted acids, Čorić, I.; List, B.* Nature 2012, 483, 315.
6). Kinetic Resolution of Homoaldols via Catalytic Asymmetric Transacetalization, Čorić, I.;‡ Müller, S.;‡ List, B.* (‡Equal contribution), J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 17370.