Rauful Alam

Postdoctoral Researcher


Education:

  University of Pennsylvania, 2016-present
Postdoctoral Researcher with Professor Gary A. Molander

Ph.D. Stockholm University, Sweden, 2015
“Catalytic Regio- and Stereoselective Reactions for the Synthesis of Allylic and Homoallylic Compounds ” with Prof. Kálmán J Szabó

M.S. Stockholm University, Sweden, 2011
with Prof. Kálmán J Szabó
M.S. Chittagong University, Bangladesh 2009
B.S. Chittagong University, Bangladesh 2009
Current Research:
    Ni/Photoredox Cross-Coupling

Publications:
  • Catalytic Asymmetric Allylboration of Indoles and Dihydroisoquinolines with Allylboronic Acids: Stereodivergent Synthesis of up to Three Contiguous Stereocenters Alam, R.; Diner, C.; Jonker, S.; Eriksson, L.; Szabó, K. J. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. , 2016, 55, 14417.
  • Unexampled transition metal-free borylation of allylic and propargylic alcohols Miralles, N.; Alam, R.; Szabó, K. J. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. , 2016, 55, 4043.
  • Synthesis of Adjacent Quaternary Stereocenters by Catalytic Asymmetric Allylboration Alam, R.; Vollgraff, T.; Eriksson, L.; Szabó, K. J. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 137, 11262.
  • Stereocontrol in Synthesis of Homoallylic Amines. Syn Selective Direct Allylation of Hydrazones with Allylboronic Acids Das, A.; Alam, R.; Eriksson, L.; Szabó, K. J. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 137, 11262.
  • Stereoselective Allylboration of Imines and Indoles under Mild Conditions. In Situ Isomerization of Imines by Allylboroxines Alam, R.; Das, A.; Huang, G.; Himo, F.; Eriksson, L.; Szabó, K. J. Chem. Sci., 2014, 5, 2732.
  • Selective Formation of Adjacent Stereocenters by Allylboration of Ketones under Mild Neutral Conditions Alam, R.; Raducan, M.; Eriksson, L.; Szabó, K. J. Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 2546.
  • Palladium-Catalyzed Synthesis and Isolation of Functionalized Allylboronic Acids Facile, Direct Allylboration of Ketones Raducan, M.; Alam, R.; Szabó, K. J. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 13050.
  • Stereoselective Intermolecular Allylic C-H Trifluoroacetoxylation of Functionalized Alkenes Alam, R.; Pilarski, L. T.; Pershagen, E.; Szabó, K. J. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 8778.