Armando Cordova

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Background

Professor, Mid Sweden University, 2009
Associate Professor, Stockholm University, 2004
Tkn. Dr., The Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, 1998
Civ. Ing. (M.Sc.), Chemical Engineering, The Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, 1995

Area of interest

A Catalysis
* Asymmetric Catalysis
* Biomimetic catalysis
* Organocatalysis
* Biocatalysis
* Combination of organo- and transition metal catalysis


B Green Chemistry and Organoclick Chemistry
* Domino, tandem cascade reactions
* Development of environmentally friendly catalytic reactions
* Catalytic modification of cellulose, polysaccharides and lignin
* Organoclick modification of heterogeneous materials.

C Synthesis of natural products and pharmaceutically active molecules

*Asymmetric Synthesis
*Total Synthesis
*Diversity Oriented Synthesis
*Chemical Biology


Teaching and tutoring

Advanced Organic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
General Chemistry
Basic Chemistry
Catalysis
Wood Chemistry
Asymmetric Synthesis
Biochemistry

Publications

Articles in journals

Mridha, M. , Ma, G. , Palo-Nieto, C. , Afewerki, S. & Cordova, A. (2017). Development of an Amino Acid/Hydroxy Oxime Dual Catalyst System for Highly Stereoselective Direct Asymmetric Aldol Reactions in the Presence of Water. Synthesis (Stuttgart), vol. 49: 2, pp. 383-390.    

Zhang, D. , Liu, J. , Cordova, A. & Liao, W. (2017). Recent developments in palladium-catalyzed oxidative cascade carbocyclization. ACS Catalysis, vol. 7: 10, pp. 7051-7063.  

Afewerki, S. , Alimohammadzadeh, R. , Osong, S. H. , Tai, C. , Engstrand, P. & Cordova, A. (2017). Sustainable Design for the Direct Fabrication and Highly Versatile Functionalization of Nanocelluloses. Global Challenges, vol. 1: 7    

Xu, C. , Afewerki, S. , Tai, C. , Cordova, A. & Hedin, N. (2016). Cyclopalladated Azo-linked Porous Polymers in C-C Bond Forming Reactions. CHEMISTRYSELECT, vol. 1: 18, pp. 5801-5804.  

Palo-Nieto, C. , Afewerki, S. , Anderson, M. , Tai, C. , Berglund, P. & Cordova, A. (2016). Integrated Heterogeneous Metal/Enzymatic Multiple Relay Catalysis for Eco-Friendly and Asymmetric Synthesis. ACS Catalysis, vol. 6: 6, pp. 3932-3940.  

Cordova, A. (2015). Combined heterogeneous metal/organic catalysts for eco-friendly synthesis. Pure and Applied Chemistry, vol. 87: 9-10, pp. 1011-1019.  

Afewerki, S. , Ma, G. , Ibrahem, I. , Liu, L. , Sun, J. & Cordova, A. (2015). Highly Enantioselective Control of Dynamic Cascade Transformations by Dual Catalysis : Asymmetric Synthesis of Polysubstituted Spirocyclic Oxindoles. ACS Catalysis, vol. 5: 2, pp. 1266-1272.  

Kohls, H. , Anderson, M. , Dickerhoff, J. , Weisz, K. , Cordova, A. , Berglund, P. , Brundiek, H. , Bornscheuer, U. T. & et al. (2015). Selective Access to All Four Diastereomers of a 1,3-Amino Alcohol by Combination of a Keto Reductase- and an Amine Transaminase-Catalysed Reaction. Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, vol. 357: 8, pp. 1808-1814.  

Xu, C. , Deiana, L. , Afewerki, S. , Incerti-Pradillos, C. , Cordova, O. , Guo, P. , Cordova, A. & Hedin, N. (2015). The Use of Porous Palladium(II)-polyimine in Cooperatively-catalyzed Highly Enantioselective Cascade Transformations. Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, vol. 357: 9, pp. 2150-2156.  

Jiang, L. , Dziedzic, P. , Spacil, Z. , Zhao, G. , Nilsson, L. , Ilag, L. L. & Cordova, A. (2014). Abiotic synthesis of amino acids and self-crystallization under prebiotic conditions. Scientific Reports, vol. 4, pp. Art. no. 6769    

Deiana, L. , Jiang, Y. , Palo-Nieto, C. , Afewerki, S. , Incerti-Pradillos, C. A. , Verho, O. , Tai, C. , Johnston, E. V. & et al. (2014). Combined Heterogeneous Metal/Chiral Amine : Multiple Relay Catalysis for Versatile Eco-Friendly Synthesis. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, vol. 53: 13, pp. 3447-3451.  

Deiana, L. , Ghisu, L. , Córdova, O. , Afewerki, S. , Zhang, R. & Córdova, A. (2014). Efficient and highly enantioselective aerobic oxidation-michael- carbocyclization cascade transformations by integrated Pd(0)-CPG nanoparticle/chiral amine relay catalysis. Synthesis (Stuttgart), vol. 46: 10, pp. 1303-1310.  

Deiana, L. , Ghisu, L. , Afewerki, S. , Verho, O. , Johnston, E. V. , Hedin, N. , Bacsik, Z. & Cordova, A. (2014). Enantioselective Heterogeneous Synergistic Catalysis for Asymmetric Cascade Transformations. Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, vol. 356: 11-12, pp. 2485-2492.  

Afewerki, S. , Guangning, M. , Ibrahem, I. & Cordova, A. (2014). Highly enantioselective organo/metal cooperative catalysis for construction of spirocyclopentaneoxindoles. Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 248

Santoro, S. , Deiana, L. , Zhao, G. -. , Lin, S. , Himo, F. & Córdova, A. (2014). Mechanism of palladium/amine cocatalyzed carbocyclization of aldehydes with alkynes and its merging with "Pd oxidase catalysis". ACS Catalysis, vol. 4: 12, pp. 4474-4484.    

Anderson, M. , Afewerki, S. , Berglund, P. & Cordova, A. (2014). Total Synthesis of Capsaicin Analogues from Lignin-Derived Compounds by Combined Heterogeneous Metal, Organocatalytic and Enzymatic Cascades in One Pot. Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, vol. 356: 9, pp. 2113-2118.  

Ma, G. , Afewerki, S. , Deiana, L. , Palo-Nieto, C. , Liu, L. , Sun, J. , Ibrahem, I. & Córdova, A. (2013). A palladium/chiral amine co-catalyzed enantioselective dynamic cascade reaction : Synthesis of polysubstituted carbocycles with a quaternary carbon stereocenter. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, vol. 52: 23, pp. 6050-6054.  

Deiana, L. , Cordova, A. , Nieto, C. P. , Jiang, Y. , Johnston, E. & Verho, O. (2013). Combined multistep heterogeneous transition metal catalysis and aminocatalysis for asymmetric cascade reactions. Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 245, pp. Meeting abstract 147-ORGN

Ibrahem, I. , Ma, G. , Afewerki, S. & Córdova, A. (2013). Palladium/Chiral Amine Co-catalyzed Enantioselective beta-Arylation of alpha,beta-Unsaturated Aldehydes. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, vol. 52: 3, pp. 878-882.  

Ma, G. , Lin, S. , Ibrahem, I. , Kubik, G. , Liu, L. , Sun, J. & Cordova, A. (2012). Achiral Co-Catalyst Induced Switches in Catalytic Asymmetric Reactions on Racemic Mixtures (RRM) : From Stereodivergent RRM to Stereoconvergent Deracemization by Combination of Hydrogen Bond Donating and Chiral Amine Catalysts. Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, vol. 354: 14-15, pp. 2865-2872.  

Shuangzheng, L. , Tseggai, A. & Córdova, A. (2012). Concise catalytic asymmetric total synthesis of biologically active tropane alkaloids. Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, vol. 354: 7, pp. 1363-1372.  

Shuangzheng, L. , Deiana, L. , Tseggai, A. & Córdova, A. (2012). Concise Total Synthesis of Dihydrocorynanthenol, Protoemetinol, Protoemetine, 3-epi-Protoemetinol and Emetine. European Journal of Organic Chemistry, : 2, pp. 398-408.  

Deiana, L. , Zhao, G. , Leijonmarck, H. , Sun, J. , Lehmann, C. W. & Cordova, A. (2012). Direct Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of Pyrazolidine Dervates. ChemistryOpen, vol. 1: 3, pp. 134-139.    

Afewerki, S. , Ibrahem, I. , Rydfjord, J. , Breistein, P. & Córdova, A. (2012). Direct Regiospecific and Highly Enantioselective Intermolecular α-Allylic Alkylation of Aldehydes By Combination of Transition Metal and amine Catalysts. Chemistry - A European Journal, vol. 18: 10, pp. 2972-2977.  

Deiana, L. , Afewerki, S. , Palo-Nieto, C. , Verho, O. , Johnston, E. V. & Córdova, A. (2012). Highly Enantioselective Cascade Transformations by Merging Heterogeneous Transition Metal Catalysis with Asymmetric Aminocatalysis. Scientific reports, vol. 2, pp. Art. no. 851    

Ibrahem, I. , Breistein, P. & Córdova, A. (2012). One-pot three-component highly selective synthesis of homoallylboronates by using metal-free catalysis. Chemistry - A European Journal, vol. 18: 17, pp. 5175-5179.  

Cordova, A. , Cihalova, S. , Dziedzic, P. & Vesely, J. (2011). Asymmetric Aza-Morita-Baylis-Hillman-type reactions: The highly enantioselective reaction between unmodified α,β-unsaturated aldehydes and N-acyl imines by organo-co-catalysis. Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, vol. 353: 7, pp. 1096-1108.  

Deiana, L. , Dziedzic, P. , Zhao, G. , Vesely, J. , Ibrahem, I. , Rios, R. , Sun, J. & Cordova, A. (2011). Catalytic Asymmetric Aziridination of alpha,beta-Unsaturated Aldehydes. Chemistry - A European Journal, vol. 17: 28, pp. 7904-7917.  

Afewerki, S. , Breistein, P. , Pirttilä, K. , Deiana, L. , Dziedzic, P. , Ibrahem, I. & Córdova, A. (2011). Catalytic Enantioselective beta-Alkylation of alpha,beta-Unsaturated Aldehydes by Combination of Transition-Metal- and Aminocatalysis: Total Synthesis of Bisabolane Sesquiterpenes. Chemistry - A European Journal, vol. 17: 32, pp. 8784-8788.  

Lin, S. , Deiana, L. , Zhao, G. , Sun, J. & Cordova, A. (2011). Dynamic One-Pot Three-Component Catalytic Asymmetric Transformation by Combination of Hydrogen-Bond-Donating and Amine Catalysts. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, vol. 50: 33, pp. 7624-7630.  

Ibrahem, I. , Santoro, S. , Himo, F. & Cordova, A. (2011). Enantioselective Conjugate Silyl Additions to alpha,beta-Unsaturated Aldehydes Catalyzed by Combination of Transition Metal and Chiral Amine Catalysts. Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, vol. 353: 2-3, pp. 245-252.  

Ma, G. , Bartoszewicz, A. , Ibrahem, I. & Córdova, A. (2011). Highly Enantioselective Co-Catalytic Direct Aldol reactions by Combination of Hydrogen-Bond Donating and Acyclic Amino Acid Catalysts. Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, vol. 353: 17, pp. 3114-3122.  

Ibrahem, I. , Breistein, P. & Córdova, A. (2011). One-Pot Three-Component Catalytic Enantioselective Synthesis of Homoallylboronates. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, vol. 50: 50, pp. 12036-12041.  

Zhao, G. , Lin, S. , Korotvicka, A. , Deiana, L. , Kullberg, M. & Cordova, A. (2010). Asymmetric Synthesis of Maraviroc (UK-427,857). Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, vol. 352: 13, pp. 2291-2298.  

Nozière, B. , Dziedzic, P. & Córdova, A. (2010). Common Inorganic Ions Catalyze Chemical Reactions of Organic Compounds in Atmospheric Aerosols. Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP, vol. 12, pp. 3864

Lin, S. , Zhao, G. , Deiana, L. , Sun, J. , Zhang, Q. , Leijonmarck, H. & Còrdova, A. (2010). Dynamic kinetic asymmetric domino oxa-michael/carbocyclization by combination of transition-metal and amine catalysis: Catalytic enantioselective synthesis of dihydrofurans. Chemistry - A European Journal, vol. 16: 47, pp. 13930-13934.  

Zhao, G. , Ullah, F. , Deiana, L. , Lin, S. , Zhang, Q. , Sun, J. , Ibrahem, I. , Dziedzic, P. & et al. (2010). Dynamic kinetic asymmetric transformation (DYKAT) by combined amine and transition metal catalyzed enantioselective cycloisomerization. Chemistry - A European Journal,

Zhao, G. , Hafrén, J. , Deiana, L. & Córdova, A. (2010). Heterogeneous “Organoclick” Derivatization of Polysaccharides : Photochemical Thiol-Ene Click Modification of Solid Cellulose. Macromolecular rapid communications, vol. 31: 8, pp. 740-744.  

Rios, R. , Schyman, P. , Sundén, H. , Zhao, G. , Ullah, F. , Chen, L. , Laaksonen, A. & Còrdova, A. (2010). Nonlinear effects in asymmetric amino acid catalysis by multiple interconnected stereoselective catalytic networks. Chemistry - A European Journal, vol. 16: 47, pp. 13935-13940.  

Deiana, L. , Zhao, G. , Dziedzic, P. , Rios, R. , Vesely, J. , Ekström, J. & Córdova, A. (2010). One-pot highly enantioselective catalytic Mannich-type reactions between aldehydes and stable a-amido sulfones: Asymmetric synthesis of b-amino aldehydes and b-amino acids. Tetrahedron Letters, vol. 51: 2, pp. 234-237.  

Zhu, M. , Shuangzheng, L. , Zhao, G. , Sun, J. & Córdova, A. (2010). Organocatalytic diasteroselective dibromination of alkenes. Tetrahedron Letters, vol. 51, pp. 2708-2712.  

Deiana, L. , Zhao, G. , Lin, S. , Dziedzic, P. , Zhang, Q. , Leijonmarck, H. & Còrdova, A. (2010). Organocatalytic enantioselective aziridination of α-substituted α,β-unsaturated aldehydes: Asymmetric synthesis of terminal aziridines. Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, vol. 352: 18, pp. 3201-3207.  

Articles, reviews/surveys

Afewerki, S. & Cordova, A. (2016). Combinations of Aminocatalysts and Metal Catalysts : A Powerful Cooperative Approach in Selective Organic Synthesis. Chemical Reviews, vol. 116: 22, pp. 13512-13570.  

Chapters in books

Hafrén, J. & Córdova, A. (2016). Organoclick : Applied Eco-Friendly and Metal-Free Catalysis for Wood and Fiber Modifications. In Industrial Biorenewables: A Practical Viewpoint. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 437-450.  

Córdova, A. & R., R. (2012). Aziridine Formation : in C-N Bond Formation. In Comprehensive Chirality. Oxford : Elsevier.

Cordova, A. (2010). Asymmetric Bifunctional Catalysis Using Heterobimetallic and Multimetallic Systems in Catalytic Asymmetric Conjugate Reactions. In Catalytic Asymmetric Conjugate Reactions,. Weinheim : Wiley-VCH Verlagsgesellschaft. pp. 169-189.

Zhao, G. & Córdova, A. (2010). ECAs of Organolithium reagents, Grignard reagents and Examples of Cu-Catalyzed ECAs. In Catalytic Asymmetric Conjugate Reactions. Wiley-VCH Verlagsgesellschaft.  

Collections (editor)

Córdova, A. (ed.) (2010). Catalytic Asymmetric Conjugate Reactions. Wiley-VCH Verlagsgesellschaft

Conference papers

Osong, S. H. , Norgren, S. , Pettersson, G. , Engstrand, P. , Còrdova, A. , Afewerki, S. & Alimohammadzadeh, R. (2016). Processing of nanocellulose and applications relating to CTMP-based paperboard and foams. In International Mechanical Pulping Conference 2016, IMPC 2016.. pp. 87--93.

Ibrahem, I. , Afewerki, S. , Breistein, P. & Córdova, A. (2012). One-pot three-component catalytic asymmetric synthesis of homoallylboronates. In ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. Vol 243. (ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY). pp. 889-INOR-

Córdova, A. , Ibrahem, I. , Afewerki, S. , Breistein, P. , Deiana, L. , Zhao, G. , Dziedzic, P. , Pirttilä, K. & et al. (2010). TOC-Trends in Organic Chemistry : Selective Catalysis.