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 Robinson, S. G.; Mack, J. B. C.; Alektiar, S. N.; Du Bois, J.; Sigman, M. S. Org. Lett.2020.

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 Ross, S. P.; Rahman, A. A.; Sigman, M. S. J. Am. Chem. Soc.2020.

Rosales, A. R.; Ross, S. P.; Helquist, P.; Norrby, P.-O.; Sigman, M. S.; Wiest, O. J. Am. Chem. Soc.2020.


 Shrestha, A.; Hendriks, K. H.; Sigman, M. S.; Minteer, S. D.; Sanford, M. S. Chem. Eur. J.2020, 26, 5369.

Reid, J. P.; Hu, M.; Ito, S.; Huang, B.; Hong, C. M.; Xiang, H.; Sigman, M. S.; Toste, F. D. Chem. Sci.2020


Miró, J.; Gensch, T.; Ellwart, M.; Han, S.-J.; Lin, H.-H.; Sigman, M. S.; Toste, F. D. J. Am. Chem. Soc.2020, 142, 6390.

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 Robinson, S. G.; Sigman, M. S. Acc. Chem. Res.2020, 53, 2, 289.




Bahamonde, A.; Al Rifaie, B.; Martín-Heras, V.; Allen, J. R.; Sigman, M. S. "Enantioselective Markovnikov Addition of Carbamates to Allylic Alcohols for the Construction of α-Secondary and α-Tertiary Amines" J. Am. Chem. Soc.2019.


Kwon, Y.; Li, J.; Reid, J. P.; Crawford, J. M.; Jacob, R.; Sigman, M. S.; Toste, F. D.; Miller, S. J. "Disparate Catalytic Scaffolds for Atroposelective Cyclodehydration" J. Am. Chem. Soc.2019, 141, 6698.


Crawford, J. M.; Sigman, M. S."Conformational Dynamics in Asymmetric Catalysis: Is Catalyst Flexibility a Design Element?" Synthesis 201951, 1021.

Hananya, N.; Reid, J. P.; Green, O.; Sigman, M. S.; Shabat, D. "Rapid chemiexcitation of phenoxy-dioxetane luminophores yields ultrasensitive chemiluminescence assays" Chem. Sci.2019, 10, 1380.

Hickey, D. P.; Sandford, C.; Rhodes, Z.; Gensch, T.; Fries, L. R.; Sigman, M. S.; Minteer, S. D. "Investigating the Role of Ligand Electronics on Stabilizing Electrocatalytically Relevant Low Valent Co(I) Intermediates" J. Am. Chem. Soc.2019, 141, 1382.

Mack, J. B. C.; Walker, K. L.; Robinson, S. G.; Zare, R. N.; Sigman, M. S.; Waymouth, R. M.; Du Bois, J. "Mechanistic Study of Ruthenium-Catalyzed C−H Hydroxylation Reveals an Unexpected Pathway for Catalyst Arrest" J. Am. Chem. Soc.2019, 141, 972.


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Jolene Reid and Jen Crawford's JACS paper was highlighted in Synfacts

Tobias Gensch's Science paper was highlighted in UNEWS and Synfacts

Congratulations to Nicholas Race for becoming the newest faculty member at Univerisy of Minnesota in the department of Chemistry! 

Congratulations to Rachel Vaden for her new position at Pfizer as a  research scientist in the cancer drug discovery group!

Congratulations to Elizabeth Bess for becoming the newest faculty member at UC-Irivine  in Chemical Biology!

Yoonsu Park's work in collaboration with Zach Niemeyer from the Sigman lab  was featured on the cover of Organometallics.

The Sigman group's work in collaboration with the Doyle group was highlighted as Synfact of the Month!

Nick Race's report in JACS was featured in Organic Chemistry Highlights .

The Sigman group's work in collaboration with the Sanford group on redox-active electrolytes for flow batteries was featured on the cover of JACS and was highlighted in C&E News.

The Sigman group's work on non-covalent interactions was discussed in Forbes.

Nick Race's report in JACS was highlighted in Synfacts.

Harsh Patel's report in JACS was highlighted in Synfacts.

Matthew Sigman is featured in C&E News for receiving the ACS award for creative work in synthetic organic chemistry.

Nick Race's report in JACS was highlighted in C&E News

Celine Santiago’s report in JACS was highlighted in JACS Spotlights. 

Anat Milo’s report in JACS was highlighted in JACS Spotlights. 

David Hickey and David Schiedler's report in JACS was highlighted in JACS Spotlights. 

Tian-Sheng Mei and Harsh Patel's report in Nature was highlighted:News and Views: Morken, J. P. “Catalysis Marches On,” Nature 2014, 508, 324-325;Highlighted:Chem. & Eng. News 2014, 92 (15), 6.
Anat Milo's report in Nature was featured on the University of Utah website, in C&E News, and on the following science websites: Science360,, Eureka! Science News, Science 2.0, Laboratory Equipment, Science Codex, EurekAlert, Phys.Org, Newswise, Chemicals Technology, Daily News.
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Last Updated: 8/17/20