Dr. Vanya Bogdanova Kurteva

Dr. Vanya Bogdanova Kurteva

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria



1991   Ph.D., Institute of Organic Chemistry with the Centre of Phytochemistry
1984   M.Sc., University of Sofia, organic and analytical chemistry

Publications (Selected)

  1. V. Kurteva, M. Lyapova, I. Pojarlieff, Diastereoisomers with three neighbouring phenyl groups. Part 9. Relative configurations and conformations of 3-amino- and 3-methylamino-1,2,3-triphenyl-1-propyl chlorides, J. Chem. Res. (S) 1986, 398-399; (M) 1986, 3311-3318.
  2. V. Kurteva, M. Lyapova, I. Pojarlieff, Diastereoisomers with three neighbouring phenyl groups. Synthesis of 3-amino- and 3-methyl-amino-1,2,3-triphenylpropyl thiolacetates, Comm. Dept. Chem. 1988, 21, 226-235.
  3. V. Dimitrov, V. Kurteva, M. Lyapova, B. Mikhova, I. Pojarlieff, Diastereoisomers with three neighbouring phenyl groups. Part 11. Hindered phenyl and formylmethylamino group rotations in 3-(formylmethylamino)-1,2,3-triphenylpropyl chlorides, Magn. Reson. Chem. 1988, 26, 564-570.
  4. M. Ivanova, V. Kurteva, M. Lyapova, Method for preparation of N-(3-chloropropyl)-N-methyl-3,4-dimethoxyphenylethylamine, Bulgarian Patent No. 49980, 1990.
  5. M. Ivanova, V. Kurteva, M. Lyapova, Method for synthesis of Verapamil, Bulgarian Patent No. 49981, 1990.
  6. V. Kurteva, M. Lyapova, I. Pojarlieff, Stereochemistry of 1-tosyl-2,3,4-triphenylazetidine formation upon solvolysis of 3-tosylamino-1,2,3-triphenylpropyl chlorides or methanesulfonate, J. Chem. Res. (S) 1993, 270-271.
  7. M. Ivanova, V. Kurteva, M. Lyapova, A convenient synthesis of 3-(2-methyl-pyridyl)-acetic acid methyl ester, a Pyrithiamine intermediate, Organic Preparations and Procedures Int. (Oppi Briefs) 1994, 26, 549-551.
  8. M. Ivanova, V. Kurteva, M. Lyapova, I. Pojarlieff, Unusual azetidine or oxazine formation upon reaction of O-ethyl dithiocarbonate with 1,2,3-triphenyl-3-phthalimidopropyl iodides; erythro slectivity in the reaction of iodotrimethyl silane with phthalimidopropanols, J. Chem. Res.(S) 1998, 658-659.
  9. A. Tsoutsoulova-Draganova, N. Halatcheva, V. Kurteva, D. Carova, A. Andreeva, M. Anguelova, Screening of the “black marked” drug Carphedon, in Recent Advances in Doping Analysis, Eds. W. Schänzer, H. Geyer, A. Gotzmann, U. Mareck-Engelke, Proceedings of the Manfred Donike Workshop, 16 Cologne Workshop on Dope Analysis, 15th to 20th March 1998; Sport und Buch Strauß, Köln, 1999, Vol. 6, 475-482.
  10. V. Kurteva, M. Lyapova, Conformations of 4,5,6-triphenyl-tetrahydro-1,3-thiazine-2-thiones and their N-alkyl derivatives. Unusual thiazine thione or azetidine formation upon reaction of 3-amino- and 3-methylamino-1,2,3-triphenylpropyl chlorides with potassium ethylxanthate, Phosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon 2000, 161, 239-249.
  11. V. Kurteva, S. Simova, Determination of the diastereoisomeric purity of D,L- and meso-HM-PAO by 13C NMR spectroscopy, Eur. J. Med. Chem. 2003, 38, 219-222.
  12. V. Kurteva, A. G. Santos, C. Afonso, Microwave accelerated facile synthesis of fused polynuclear hydrocarbons in dry media by intramolecular Friedel-Crafts alkylation, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2004, 2, 514-523.
  13. V. Kurteva, C. Afonso, Solvent-free synthesis of melamines under microwave irradiation, Green Chem. 2004, 6, 183-187.
  14. V. Kurteva, M. Lyapova, Synthesis of a series of vicinal diamines with potential biological activity, Cent. Eur. J. Chem. 2004, 2, 686-695.
  15. V. Kurteva, C. Afonso, A direct intramolecular asymmetric catalytic aldol cyclodehydration of meso-3,4-disubstituted-1,6-dialdehydes, Tetrahedron 2005, 61, 267-273.
  16. V. Kurteva, M. Lyapova, Tetrahydropyrimidin-2(1H)-ones with three neighbouring phenyl groups. Synthesis and allylic strain effects, Arkivoc 2005 (xiii), 8-20.
  17. V. Kurteva, C. Afonso, A study on the intramolecular catalytic aldol cyclodehydration of 3,4-disubstituted 1,6-dialdehydes, J. Mol. Catal. A – Chem. 2005, 234, 159-167.
  18. V. Kurteva, V. Zlatanova, V. Dimitrov, Solvent-free synthesis of a series of differently N-substituted 4-amino-2-methylquinazolines under microwave irradiation, Arkivoc 2006 (i), 46-56.
  19. V. Kurteva, M. Lyapova, I. Pojarlieff, Stereoelectronic effects in intramolecular Ssymbol 174 \f "Symbol"N acyl migrations in diastereoisomeric 3-amino- and 3-methylamino-1,2,3-triphenylpropyl thiolacetates, Arkivoc 2006 (ii), 91-100.
  20. G. Reiss, V. Kurteva, trans, trans-2,3,4-Triphenylazetidinium bromide, Acta Cryst. 2006, E62, 02141-02143.
  21. L. C. Branco, P. M. P. Gois, N. M. T. Lourenço, V. B. Kurteva, C. A. M. Afonso, Simple transformation of crystalline chiral natural anions to liquid medium and their use to induce chirality, Chem. Commun. 2006, 2371-2372.
  22. V. Kurteva, S. Varbanov, W. Frank, One pot synthesis and X-ray crystallographic investigation of p-t-butylcalix[4]arenes with flexible narrow rim dimethylphosphinoylpropoxy ligating groups, Supramol. Chem. 2006, 18, 621-626.
  23. K. Doktorov, V. B. Kurteva, D. Ivanova, I. Timtcheva, Microwave assisted solventless synthesis of melamines with flexible aromatic substituents, Arkivoc 2007 (xv), 232-245.
  24. V. Kurteva, Modern aspects of azetidine synthesis, In Modern Approaches to the Synthesis of O- and N- Heterocycles; T. Kaufman and E. Larghi, Eds.; Research Signpost: Kerala, India; 2007, Vol. 3, pp. 45-71.
  25. S. P. Simeonov, V. B. Kurteva, R. P. Bontchev, One-pot solvent-free synthesis of symmetrical azines under microwave irradiation, Bulg. Chem. Commun. 2008, 40, 409-417.
  26. D. Nedeltcheva, V. Kurteva, B. Damyanova, S. Popov, Gas-phase tautomerism in 1-phenylazonaphthalene-4-ol: verification of the responses of individual tautomers, Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 2009, 23, 1727-1734.
  27. L. Antonov, V. Deneva, S. Simeonov, V. Kurteva, D. Nedeltcheva, J. Wirz, Exploiting tautomerism for switching and signaling, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 7875-7878; Angew. Chem. 2009, 121, 8015-8018.
  28. A. R. Todorov, V. B. Kurteva, R. P. Bontchev, N. G. Vassilev, Chiral amine-induced stereoselectivity in trans-β-lactam formation via Staudinger cycloaddition, Tetrahedron 2009, 65, 10339-10347.
  29. V. B. Kurteva, C. A. M. Afonso, Synthesis of cyclopentitols by ring-closure approaches, Chem. Rev. 2009, 109, 6809-6857.
  30. D. Nedeltcheva, V. Kurteva, I. Topalova, Gas phase tautomerism in hydroxy azo dyes – from 4-phenylazo-1-phenol to 4-phenylazo-antracene-1-ol, Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 2010, 24, 714-720.
  31. L. M. Antonov, V. B. Kurteva, S. P. Simeonov, V. V. Deneva, A. Crochet, K. Fromm, Tautocrowns: A concept for a sensing molecule with an active side-arm, Tetrahedron 2010, 66, 4292-4297.
  32. S. P. Simeonov, A. P. Simeonov, A. R. Todorov, V. B. Kurteva, Enantioresolution of a series of chiral benzyl alcohols by HPLC on a dinitrobenzoylphenylglycine stationary phase after achiral pre-column derivatization, Am. J. Anal. Chem. 2010, 1, 1-13.
  33. V. B. Kurteva, S. P. Simeonov, M. Stoilova-Disheva, Symmetrical acyclic aryl aldazines with antibacterial and antifungal activity, Pharmacology & Pharmacy 2011, 2, 1-9.
  34. D. Nedeltcheva, V. Kurteva, L. Antonov, Gas phase study of molecular switches based on tautomeric proton transfer, Eur. J. Mass Spectrom. 2011, 17, 47-56.
  35. A. Crochet, K. M. Fromm, V. Kurteva, L. Antonov, (E)-1-(4-Methoxyanthracen-1-yl)-2-phenyldiazene, Acta Cryst. 2011, E67, 0993.
  36. M. Atanassova, V. Kurteva, L. Lubenov, Synergistic effect in the solvent extraction and separation of lanthanoids by 4-(4-fluorobenzoyl)-3-methyl-1-phenyl-pyrazol-5-one in the presence of monofunctional neutral organophosphorus extractants, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2011, 50, 12170-12176.
  37. V. B. Kurteva, A. R. Todorov, M. Stoylova-Dicheva, Naphthylethylamines as chiral auxiliaries in a stereoselective trans-β-lactam formation via Staudinger cycloaddition, Arkivoc 2011 (xi), 198-212.
  38. L. Antonov, V. Kurteva, A. Crochet, L. Mirolo, K. M. Fromm, S. Angelova, Tautomerism in 1-phenylazo-4-naphthols: experimental results vs quantum-chemical predictions, Dyes Pigm. 2012, 92, 714-723.
  39. V. B. Kurteva, L. M. Antonov, D. V. Nedeltcheva, A. Crochet, K. M. Fromm, R. P. Nikolova, B. L. Shivachev, M. S. Nikiforova, Switching azonaphthols containing a side chain with limited flexibility. Part 1. Synthesis and tautomeric properties, Dyes Pigm. 2012, 92, 1266-1277.
  40. S. Piçarra, C. A. M. Afonso, V. B. Kurteva, A. Fedorov, J. M. G. Martinho, J. P. S. Farinha, The influence of nanoparticle architecture on latex film formation and healing properties, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2012, 368, 21-33.
  41. M. Atanassova, V. Kurteva, L. Lubenov, S. Varbanov, I. Dukov, Behavior of mixed systems based on para-substituted 4-aroyl-5-pyrazolones in the presence of phosphorus containing calix[4]arene towards lanthanoids: synergistic solvent extraction and separation, Sep. Purif. Technol. 2012, 95, 58-63.
  42. V. B. Kurteva, L. A. Lubenov, D. V. Nedeltcheva, R. P. Nikolova, B. L. Shivachev, Fast and efficient direct conversion of 2-aminopyridine into 2,3-disubstituted imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines, Arkivoc 2012 (viii), 282-294.
  43. V. Deneva, Y. Manolova, L. Lyubenov, V. Kuteva, F. S. Kamounah, R. Nikolova, B. Shivachev, L. Antonov, Controlled shift in the tautomeric equilibrium of 4-((phenylimino)methyl)naphthalen-1-ol, J. Mol. Structure 2013, 1036, 267-273.
  44. A. Ahmedova, S. P. Simeonov, V. B. Kurteva, L. Antonov, Tautomerism of 4,4’-dihydroxy-1,1’-naphthaldazine studied by experimental and theoretical methods, Chem. Central J. 2013, 7, 29.
  45. L. Antonov, V. Deneva, V. Kurteva, D. Nedeltcheva, A. Crochet, K. M. Fromm, Controlled tautomerism – a switching caused by an “underground” anionic effect, RSC Adv. 2013, 3, 25410-25416.
  46. V. B. Kurteva, L. A. Lubenov, D. V. Antonova, On the mechanism of the direct acid catalyzed formation of 2,3-disubstituted imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines from 2-aminopyridines and acetophenones. A concurrence between ketimine and Ortoleva-King type reaction intermediated transformations, RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 175-184.
  47. M. Petrova, V. Kurteva, Synergistic efficiency of 2-[(1-aza-15-crown-5)-1-ylmethyl)]-4-(phenyldiazenyl)-naphtalen-1-ol in the Liquid Extraction of Light Lanthanoid(III) ions with 4-benzoyl-3-phenyl-5-isoxazolone. The role of aza-crown and azo-dye fragments on the extraction ability, J. Chem. Eng. Data 2014, 59, 1295-1303.
  48. V. B. Kurteva, L. A. Lubenov, S. D. Simova, 2,3-Disubstituted imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines from 2-aminopyridines and acetophenones. Catalyst’s efficiency and solid state NMR study, Bulg. Chem. Commun. 2014, 46 Special Issue A, 47-52.
  49. M. Atanassova, V. Kurteva, L. Lubenov, I. Billard, Comparing extraction, synergism and separation of lanthanoids by use of acidic and neutral compounds in chloroform and one ionic liquid: Is the latter always “better”?, RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 38820-38829.
  50. V. B. Kurteva, M. A. Petrova, Synthesis of 3-methyl-4-(4-methylbenzoyl)-1-phenyl-pyrazol-5-one. How to avoid O-acylation, J. Chem. Educ. 2015, 92, 382-384.
  51. L. Antonov, V. Deneva, S. Simeonov, V. Kurteva, A. Crochet, K. M. Fromm, B. Shivachev, R. Nikolova, M. Savarese, C. Adamo, Controlled tautomeric switching in azonaphthols - tune by substituents in the phenyl ring, ChemPhysChem 2015, 16, 649-657.
  52. Y. Manolova, V. Kurteva, L. Antonov, H. Marciniak, S. Lochbrunner, A. Crochet, K. M. Fromm, F. S. Kamounah, P. E. Hansen, 4-Hydroxy-1-naphthaldehydes: proton transfer or deprotonation, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2015, 17, 10238-10249.
  53. A. A. Petrova, S. M. Angelova, I. A. Nikolchina, R. I. Russev, V. B. Kurteva, B. L. Shivachev, R. N. Petrova, Novel 13-membered cyclic dioxatetraaza scaffolds – synthesis, solution and solid state characterization, Bulg. Chem. Commun. 2015, 47, 208-220.
  54. V. Kurteva, L. Lubenov, M. Petrova, Selective C-acylation of 3-methyl-1-phenyl-pyrazol-5-one, In: Comprehensive Organic Chemistry Experiments for the Laboratory Classroom (COCELC), RSC Publishing, 2015; in press.
  55. V. Kurteva, A. Kurutos, B. Shivachev, R. Nikolova, Regioisomeric hydroxynaphthadehydes derived chiral 1-phenylethylimines as auxiliaries in trans-β-lactam formation via Staudinger cycloaddition. Influence of the hydroxyl group position on the reaction output. Acta Sci. Naturalis (ASN); in press.