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Postdoc (University of Cambridge)

14. Sanesh Mistry, Roopender Kumar, Andrew Lister, Matthew J Gaunt. C (sp 3)–C (sp 3) coupling of non-activated alkyl-iodides with electron-deficient alkenes via visible-light/silane-mediated alkyl-radical formation.
Chem. Sci. 2022,

13. Patrick J. Deneny, Roopender Kumar, Matthew J. Gaunt. Visible light-mediated radical fluoromethylation via halogen atom transfer activation of fluoroiodomethane.
Chem. Sci. 2021,12, 12812.

12. J. Henry Blackwell, Roopender Kumar and Matthew J. Gaunt. Visible-Light-Mediated Carbonyl Alkylative Amination to All-Alkyl α-Tertiary Amino Acid Derivatives.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021,1598-1609.

11. Kavoos Kolahdouzan, Roopender Kumar and Matthew J. Gaunt. Visible-light mediated carbonyl trifluoromethylative amination as a practical method for the synthesis of β-trifluoromethyl tertiary alkylamines.
Chem. Sci., 2020, 11, 12089-12094.

10. Roopender Kumar, Nils J. Flodén, William G. Whitehurst and Matthew J. Gaunt. A general carbonyl alkylative amination for tertiary amine synthesis.
Nature, 2020, 581, 415-420.

PhD (University of Zürich)

9. Hélène Beucher, Sudhir Kumar, Roopender Kumar, Estíbaliz Merino, Wei-Hsu Hu, Gerrit Stemmler, Sergio Cuesta-Galisteo, Jorge A. González, Léonard Bezinge, Jakub Jagielski, Chih-Jen Shih and Cristina Nevado. Phosphorescent κ3-(N^C^C)-Gold(III) complexes: Synthesis, photophysics, computational studies and application to solution-processable OLEDs.
Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 17604-17612.

8. Roopender Kumar, Jean-Philippe Krieger, Enrique Gómez-Bengoa, Tomas Fox, Anthony Linden, and Cristina Nevado. First Gold(III)-Formate: Evidence for β-Hydride Elimination.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 12862-12865.

7. Roopender Kumar and Cristina Nevado. Cyclometalated AuIII Complexes: Synthesis, Reactivity and Physicochemical Properties.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 1994-2015.

6. Manuel Hofer, Alexandre Genaux, Roopender Kumar, and Cristina Nevado. Gold-Catalyzed Direct Oxidative Arylation with Boron Coupling Partners.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 56, 1021-1025.

5. Roopender Kumar, Anthony Linden and Cristina Nevado. Evidence for Direct Transmetalation of AuIII-F with Boronic Acids.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 13790-13793.

4. Roopender Kumar, Anthony Linden and Cristina Nevado. Luminescent (N^C^C) Gold(III) Complexes: Stabilized Gold(III) Fluorides.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 14287-14290.

Master thesis (FU Berlin)

3. Roopender Kumar, Mrinal K Bera, Reinhold Zimmer, Dieter Lentz, Hans‐Ulrich Reissig, Ernst‐Ulrich Würthwein. Alkoxyallene‐Based LANCA Three‐Component Synthesis of 1, 2‐Diketones, Quinoxalines, and Unique Isoindenone Dimers and a Computational Study of the Isoindenone Dimerization.
Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2020, 1753-1763.

2. Tilman Lechell, Roopender Kumar, Mrinal K. Bera, Reinhold Zimmer and Hans-Ulrich Reissig. The LANCA three-component reaction to highly substituted β-ketoenamides – versatile intermediates for the synthesis of functionalized pyridine, pyrimidine, oxazole and quinoxaline derivatives.
Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2019, 15, 655-678.

1. Christian Eidamshaus, Roopender Kumar, Mrinal K. Bera and Hans-Ulrich Reissig. A Practical Two-Step Procedure for the Preparation of Enantiopure Pyridines: Multicomponent Reactions of Alkoxyallenes, Nitriles and Carboxylic Acids followed by a Cyclocondensation Reaction. Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 962-975.

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