22. Kadam, A. A.; Afandiyeva, M.; Brennessel, W. W.; Kennedy, C. R.* Catalyst Deactivation Modes in Nickel-Catalyzed Suzuki–Miyaura Cross-Coupling Reactions Using an NHC-Pyridonate Ligand. submitted manuscript
[preprint] ChemRxiv. 2024, DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv-2024-3xd1k

21. Afandiyeva, M.;‡ Wu, X.;‡ Brennessel, W. W.; Kadam, A. A.; Kennedy, C. R.* Secondary-Sphere Preorganization Enables Nickel-Catalyzed Nitrile Hydroboration. Chem. Commun. 2023, DOI: 10.1039/D3CC04229D (Invited submission to the 2023 Emerging Investigators Collection)
[original preprint] ChemRxiv. 2023, DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv-2023-ks784

20. Kadam, A. A.; Kennedy, C. R.* Insights into H+ and etransfer by swapping Fe for Mn in a [NiFe] hydrogenase model. Chem. 2023, 9, 2370–2373. DOI: 10.1016/j.chempr.2023.08.017 (Invited Preview)

19. Malyk, K. R.; Pillai, V. G.; Brennessel, W. W.; Leon Baxin, R.; Silk, E. S.; Nakamura, D. T.; Kennedy, C. R.* Distinguishing Competing Mechanistic Manifolds for C(acyl)–N Functionalization by a Ni/N-Heterocyclic Carbene Catalyst System. JACS Au. 2023, 3, 2451–2457. DOI: 10.1021/jacsau.3c00283 
[original preprint]  ChemRxiv. 2023, DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv-2023-cb75z 

18. Kadam, A. A.; Kennedy, C. R.* Remixing the Secondary Coordination Sphere. Trends Chem. 2023, 5, 506–508. DOI: 10.1080/00958972.2022.211703 (Invited Spotlight)
17. Hanaway, D. H.; Kennedy, C. R.* An Automated Variable Electric-Field DFT Application for Evaluation of Optimally Oriented Electric Fields on Chemical Reactivity. J. Org. Chem. 2023, 88, 106–115, DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.2c01893
[original preprint] ChemRxiv. 2022, DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv-2022-4wr1m

16. Afandiyeva, M.; Kadam, A. A.Wu, X.†,‡; Brennessel, W. W.; Kennedy, C. R.* Synthesis, Structure, and Hydroboration Reactivity of Anionic Nickel(0) Complexes Supported by Bidentate NHC-Pyridone Ligands. Organometallics, 2022, 21, 3014–3023. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.2c00439 (Selected as ACS Editors’ Choice.)
[original preprint] ChemRxiv. 2022, DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv-2022-gk2cs

15. Craig, S. M.†,‡; Malyk, K. R.; Silk, E. S.†,‡; Nakamura, D. T.; Brennessel, W. W. ; Kennedy, C. R.* Synthesis and characterization of Ni(0) complexes supported by an unsymmetric C,N ligand. J. Coord. Chem. 2022, 75, 1841-1852. DOI: 10.1080/00958972.2022.2117037. (Invited contribution to Emerging Leaders Special Issue.)

Mentored Publications

14. Beromi, M. M.; Kennedy, C. R. ; Younker, J. M.; Carpenter, A. E.; Mattler, S. J.; Throckmorton, J. A.; Chirik, P. J.* Iron Catalyzed Synthesis and Chemical Recycling of Telechelic, 1,3-Enchained Oligocyclobutanes. Nature Chem. 2021, 13, 156–162. DOI: 10.1038/s41557-020-00614-w
[Preprint] ChemRxiv, 2020, 11994489.v1 . DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv.11994489.v1

13. Kennedy, C. R.;‡ Joannou, M. V.;‡ Steves, J. E.; Hoyt, J. M.; Kovel, C. B.; Chirik, P. J.* Iron-Catalyzed Vinylsilane Dimerization and Cross-Cycloadditions with 1,3-Dienes: Probing the Origins of Chemo- and Regioselectivity. ACS Catal. 2021, 11, 1368–1379. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c04608 

12. Kennedy, C. R.; Choi, B. Y.§; Reeves, M.-G. R.§; Jacobsen, E. N.* Enantioselective Catalysis of an Anionic Oxy-Cope Rearrangement Enabled by Synergistic Ion Binding. Isr. J. Chem. 2020, 60, 461–474. DOI: 10.1002/ijch.201900168

Special issue dedicated to Profs. Stephen Buchwald and John Hartwig in celebration of their receipt of the 2019 Wolf Prize.

11. Kennedy, C. R.; Zhong, H.; Joannou, M. V.; Chirik, P. J.* Pyridine(diimine) Iron Diene Complexes Relevant to Catalytic [2+2]-Cycloaddition Reactions. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2019, 362, 404–416. DOI: 10.1002/adsc.201901289

Special Issue in honor of Professor Eric Jacobsen’s 60th birthday.

Image modified with permission. © Wiley 2019

10. Rosenkoetter, K.; Kennedy, C. R.; Chirik, P. J.; Harvey, B. G.* [4+4]-Cycloaddition of Isoprene for the Production of High-Performance Bio-Based Jet Fuel. Green Chem. 2019, 21, 5616–5623. DOI: 10.1039/C9GC02404B

9. Kennedy, C. R.; Zhang, H.; Macaulay, R. L.; Chirik, P. J.* Regio- and Diastereoselective Iron-Catalyzed [4+4]-Cycloaddition of 1,3-Dienes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 8557–8573. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b02443

Image modified with permission. © ACS 2019

Highlighted as SYNFACT of the Month: Knochel, P.; Balkenhohl, M. Synfacts, 2019, 15, 0879. DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1689843

8. Schmidt, V. A.; Kennedy, C. R.; Bezdek, M. J.; Chirik, P. J.* Selective [1,4]-Hydrovinylation of 1,3-Dienes with Unactivated Olefins Enabled by Iron Diimine Catalysts. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018140, 3443–3453. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b00245

Image modified with permission. © ACS 2018

7. Klausen, R. S.; Kennedy, C. R.; Hyde, A. M.; Jacobsen, E. N.* Chiral Thioureas Promote Enantioselective Pictet–Spengler Cyclization by Stabilizing Every Intermediate and Transition State in the Carboxylic Acid-Catalyzed Reaction. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017139, 12299–12309. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b06811

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6. Kennedy, C. R.; Lehnherr, D.; Rajapaksa, N. S.; Ford, D. D.; Park, Y.; Jacobsen, E. N.* Mechanism-Guided Development of a Highly Active Bis-thiourea Catalyst for Anion-Abstraction Catalysis. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016138, 13525–13528. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b09205

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5. Kennedy, C. R.; Guidera, J. A.§; Jacobsen, E. N.* Synergistic Ion-Binding Catalysis Demonstrated via an Enantioselective, Catalytic [2,3]-Wittig Rearrangement. ACS Cent. Sci.20162, 416–423. DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.6b00125

Modified with permission. © ACS 2016

4. Lehnherr, D.; Ford, D. D.; Bendelsmith, A. J.; Kennedy, C. R.; Jacobsen, E. N.* Conformational Control of Chiral Amido-Thiourea Catalysts Enables Improved Activity and Enantioselectivity. Org. Lett. 201618, 3214–3217. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b01435

3. Ford, D. D.; Lehnherr, D.; Kennedy, C. R.; Jacobsen, E. N.* Anion-Abstraction Catalysis: The Cooperative Mechanism of α-Chloroether Activation by Dual Hydrogen-Bond Donors. ACS Catal. 20166, 4616–4620. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.6b01384

2. Ford, D. D.; Lehnherr, D.; Kennedy, C. R.; Jacobsen, E. N.* On- and Off-Cycle Catalyst Cooperativity in Anion-Binding Catalysis. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016138, 7860–7863. DOI:10.1021/jacs.6b04686

1. Kennedy, C. R.‡; Lin, S.‡; Jacobsen, E. N.* The Cation-π Interaction in Small-Molecule Catalysis. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201655, 12596–12624. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201600547

‡ Equal contributions. § Undergraduate coauthor. * Corresponding Author

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4. Harvey, B. G.; Rosenkoetter, K. E.; Chirik, P. J.; Kennedy, C. R. Producing Cyclic Fuels from Conjugated Diene. Patent No. US10981846B1, 2021. (Application No. US16/542547)

3. Carpenter, A. E.; Culcu, G.; Cai, I. C.; Lin, T.-P.; Chirik, P. J.; Kennedy, C. R.; Beromi, M. M. Improved Method to Produce Step Dienes. U.S. Provisional Application Filed: February 26, 2021.

2. Chirik, P. J.; Kennedy, C. R.; Beromi, M. M. Depolymerization of Oligomers and Polymers Comprising Cyclobutane Units. U.S. Provisional Application No. 62/966,863. Filed: January 28, 2020.

1. Chirik, P. J.; Kennedy, C. R.; Russel, S. Oligomeric and Polymeric Species Comprising Cyclobutane Units. Patent No. US11001667B2, 2019. (Application No. US16/239938)