Prof. Roman Dembinski

Oakland University, USA



Ph.D., Polish Academy of Sciences

Publications (Selected)

  1. Yan Li, Kraig A. Wheeler, and Roman Dembinski, Room Temperature Syntheses of Entirely Diverse Substituted b-Fluorofurans. Org. Biomol. Chem., in press.
  2. Roman Dembinski, Yan Li, Deepthi Gundapuneni, Alicia Decker, Synthesis of b-Halofurans. In Halogenated Heterocycles: Synthesis and Use; Iskra, J., Ed.; series Top. Heterocycl. Chem.; Springer: Heidelberg, 2011, vol 27, ch. 3, asap. doi: 10.1007/7081_2011_57
  3. Yan Li, Kraig A. Wheeler, and Roman Dembinski, Electrophilic Cyclizations of 2-Fluoroalk-3-yn-1-ones: Room Temperature Synthesis of Diversely 2,5-Substituted 3,4 Fluorohalofurans. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2011, 2767-2771.
  4. Yan Li, Kraig A. Wheeler, and Roman Dembinski, Gold(I)-Catalyzed Cycloisomerization of 2-Fluoroalk-3-yn-1-ones: Synthesis of 2,5-Substituted 3-Fluorofuran, Adv. Synth. Catal. 2010, 352, 2761-2766.
  5. Adam Sniady, Michael D. Sevilla, Srinivasarao Meneni, Tadeusz Lis, Slawomir Szafert, Deepthi Khanduri, John M. Finke, and Roman Dembinski, Synthesis and ESR studies of 2'-deoxyuridines tethered with alkynyl, rod-like linkages, Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 7569-7577. Cover Article, issue 31.
  6. Przemys?aw Wyr?bek, Adam Sniady, Nicholas Bewick, Yan Li, Agnieszka Mikus, Kraig A. Wheeler, and Roman Dembinski, Microwave-Assisted Zinc Chloride-Catalyzed Synthesis of Substituted Pyrroles from Homopropargylic Azides, Tetrahedron 2009, 65, 1268-1275.
  7. Adam Sniady, Marco S. Morreale, Kraig A. Wheeler, and Roman Dembinski, Room Temperature Electrophilic 5-Endo-dig Chlorocyclization of Alk-3-yn-1-ones with the use of Pool Sanitizer: Synthesis of 3-Chlorofurans and 5-Chlorofuropyrimidine Nucleosides, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2008, 3449-3452. Cover Article. <>Among top 8 most accessed articles 6/2008.
  8. Adam Sniady, Audrey Durham, Marco S. Morreale, Andrzej Marcinek, Slawomir Szafert, Tadeusz Lis, Krystyna R. Brzezinska, Takanori Iwasaki, Takashi Ohshima, Kazushi Mashima, and Roman Dembinski, Zinc-Catalyzed Cycloisomerizations. Synthesis of Substituted Furans and Furopyrimidine Nucleosides, J. Org. Chem. 2008, 73, 5881-5889.
  9. Craig D. Sergeant, Ingo Ott, Adam Sniady, Srinivasarao Meneni, Ronald Gust, Arnold L. Rheingold, and Roman Dembinski, Metallo-Nucleosides: Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Hexacarbonyl Dicobalt 5-Alkynyl-2'-Deoxyuridines, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2008, 6, 73-80. Cover Article, issue 1.
  10. Roman Dembinski, Pablo Espinet, Sergio Lentijo, Marcin W. Markowicz, Jose M. Martín-Alvarez, Arnold L. Rheingold, Daniel J. Schmidt, and Adam Sniady, Fluorophobic effect in metallomesogens. The synthesis and mesomorphism of Ag, Au, Cu, Fe, Pd, and Pt fluorous isocyanide complexes, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2008, 1565-1572.
  11. Adam Sniady, Audrey Durham, Marco S. Morreale, Kraig A. Wheeler, and Roman Dembinski, Room Temperature Zinc Chloride-Catalyzed Cycloisomerization of Alk-3-yn-1-ones: Synthesis of Substituted Furans, Org. Lett. 2007, 9, 1175-1178.
  12. Srinivasarao Meneni, Ingo Ott, Craig D. Sergeant, Adam Sniady, Ronald Gust, and Roman Dembinski, 5-Alkynyl-2'-Deoxyuridines: Chromatography-Free Synthesis and Cytotoxicity Evaluation Against Human Breast Cancer Cells, Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2007, 15, 3082-3088.
  13. Adam Sniady, Marco S. Morreale, and Roman Dembinski, Electrophilic cyclization with N-Iodosuccinimide: Preparation of 5-(4-bromophenyl)-3-iodo-2-(4-methylphenyl)furan, Org. Synth. 2007, 84, 199-208.
  14. Zoltán Kaleta, Brian T. Makowski, Tibor Soós, and Roman Dembinski, Thionation using Fluorous Lawesson’s Reagent, Org. Lett. 2006, 8, 1625-1628.
  15. Maria Angeles Ubeda and Roman Dembinski, Fluorous Compounds and Their Role in Separation Chemistry, J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 84-92.
  16. Adam Sniady, Kraig A. Wheeler, and Roman Dembinski, 5-Endo-dig Electrophilic Cyclization of 1,4-Disubstituted But-3-yn-1-ones: Regiocontrolled Synthesis of 3-Bromo- and 3-Iodo-2,5-Disubstituted Furans, Org. Lett. 2005, 7, 1769-1772.
  17. Roman Dembinski, Recent Advances in the Mitsunobu Reaction: Modified Reagents and the Quest for Chromatography-Free Separation, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2004, 2763-2772. Most accessed article in 2004.
  18. Roman Dembinski, Approaches to Fluorous Mitsunobu Reaction, In Handbook of Fluorous Chemistry, Wiley-VCH: Weinheim, 2004, Chapter 10.3, pp 190-202.
  19. Marcin W. Markowicz and Roman Dembinski, Fluorous Coupling Reagents: Application of 2-Chloro-4,6-bis[(heptadecafluoronyl)oxy]-1,3,5-triazine in Peptide Synthesis, Synthesis 2004, 80-86.
  20. Meneni Srinivasa Rao, Noor Esho, Craig Sergeant, and Roman Dembinski, 5-Endo-dig Electrophilic Cyclization of a-Alkynyl Carbonyl Compounds: Synthesis of Novel Bicyclic 5-Iodo- and 5-Bromofurano Pyrimidine Nucleosides, J. Org. Chem. 2003, 68, 6788-6790.
  21. Marcin W. Markowicz and Roman Dembinski, Fluorous, Chromatography-Free Mitsunobu Reaction, Org. Lett. 2002, 4, 3785-3788.
  22. Noor Esho, Brian Davies, Janet Lee, and Roman Dembinski, Synthesis of dicobalt hexacarbonyl 5-p-tolylethynyl-2'-deoxyuridine, Chem. Commun. 2002, 332-333.
  23. Roman Dembinski, Tamas Bartik, Berit Bartik, Monika Jaeger, and J. A. Gladysz, Towards Metal-Capped One-Dimensional Carbon Allotropes: Wirelike C6-C20 Polyalkynediyl Chains that Span Two Redox-Active (h5-C5Me5)Re(NO)(PPh3) Endgroups, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2000, 122, 810.

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