38. “Synthesis and Properties of New N-Heteroheptacenes for Solution-Based Organic Field Effect Transistors” Zhou, F.; Liu, S.; Santarsiero, B. D.; Wink, D. J.; Boudinet, D.; Facchetti, A.; Driver, T. G. Chem. Eur. J. 2017, in press, doi: 10.1002/chem.201701966. link

37. “Achieving Site Selectivity in Metal-Catalyzed Electron-Rich Carbene Transfer Reactions from
N-Tosylhydrazones.” Su, N.; Deng, T.; Wink, D. J.; Driver, T. G. Org. Lett. 2017, in press, doi: 10.1021/acs.orglett.1027b01694. link

36. “Iron-Catalyzed Reductive Cyclization of
o-Nitrostyrenes Using Phenylsilane as the Terminal Reductant.” Shevlin, M.; Guan, X.; Driver, T. G. ACS Catal. 2017, 5518-5522. link

35. “Rh
2(II)-Catalyzed Ring Expansion of Cyclobutanol-Substituted Aryl Azides to Access Medium-Sized N-Heterocycles.” Mazumdar, W.; Jana, N.; Thurman, B. T.; Driver, T. G. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 5031-5034. link

34. “Intermolecular Pd-Catalyzed Aryl C–H Bond Aminocarbonylation using Nitroarenes and Mo(CO)
6.” Zhou, F.; Wang, D.-S.; Driver, T. G. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 4530-4534. link

33. “Time-Gated Detection of Cystathionine γ-Lyase Activity with a Selective Luminogenic Hydrogen Sulfide Sensor.” Yao, Y.; Kong, C.; Lin, L.; Jain, A. D.; Thatcher, G. R.; Moore, T. W.; Driver, T. G. ; Miller, L. W.
Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 752-756. link

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32. “Control of the Chemoselectivity of Metal
N-Aryl Nitrene Reactivity: C–H Bond Amination versus Electrocyclization.” Jana, N.; Kong, C.; Jones, C.; Driver, T. G. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 13271-13280. link

31. “Diborane-Mediated Deoxygenation of
o-Nitrostyrenes to Form Indoles.” Yang, K.; Zhou, F.; Kuang, Z.; Gao, G.; Driver, T. G.; Song, Q. Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 4088-4091. link

30. “Mechanism of Rh
2(II)-Catalyzed Indole Formation: The Catalyst Does Not Control Product Selectivity.” Harrison, J. G.; Gutierrez, O.; Jana, N.; Driver, T. G.; Tantillo, D. J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 487-490. link

29. “Pd-Catalyzed Formation of
N-Heteroarenes using MoCO)6 as the Source of Carbon Monoxide.” Zhou, F.; Wang, D.-S.; Driver, T. G. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2015, 357, 3463-3468. link

28. “Copper-Catalyzed Formation of α-Alkoxycycloalkenones from
N-Tosylhydrazones.” Su, N.; Theorell, J. A.; Wink, Driver, T. G. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 12942-12946. link
= undergraduate researcher

27. “Assembly of Functionalized Carbocycles or N-Heterocycles Through a Domino Electrocyclization-[1,2] Migration Reaction Sequence.” Jana, N.; Driver, T. G.
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2015, 13, 9720. link

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26. “Promoting Reductive Tandem Reactions of Nitrostyrenes with Mo(CO)
6 and a Palladium Catalyst to Produce 3H-Indoles.” Jana, N.; Zhou, F.; Driver, T. G. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 6738. link

25. “Probing the Origin of Carboxylate Migration Selectivity in Rh
2(II)-Catalyzed N-Heterocycle Formation from Trisubstituted Styryl Azides.” Kong, C.; Su, N.; Zhou, F.; Jana, N.; Driver, T. G. Tetrahedron. Lett. 2015, 56, 3262. Invited for symposium-in-print for Professor Harry Wasserman link

24. “Rh
2(II)-Catalyzed Ester Migration to Afford 3H-Indoles from Trisubstituted Styryl Azides.” Kong, C.; Driver, T. G. Org. Lett. 2015, 17, 802. link

23. “Synthesis and Properties of Semiconducting Bispyrrolothiophenes for Organic Field Effect Transistors.” Jones, C.; Boudinet, D.; Xia, Y.; Denti, M.; Das, A.; Facchetti, A.; Driver, T. G.
Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 5938. link

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22. “Efficient Synthesis of 3
H-Indoles Enabled by the Lead-Mediated α-Arylation of β-Ketoesters or γ-Lactams using Aryl Azides.” Zhou, F.; Driver, T. G. Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 2916. link

21. “Development of Suzuki Cross-Coupling Reaction between 2-Azidoarylboronic Pinacolate Esters and Vinyl Triflates to Enable the Synthesis of [2,3]-Fused Indoles.” Jana, N.; Nguyen, Q.; Driver, T. G.
J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79, 2781. link

20. “Rh
2(II)-Catalyzed Formation of 1,2,3-Trisubstituted Indoles from Styryl Azides.” Jones, C.; Nguyen, Q.; Driver, T. G. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 785. link

18. “Rh
2(II)-Catalyzed Selective Aminomethylene Migration from Styryl Azides.” Kong, C.; Jana, N.; Driver, T. G. Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 824. link

17. “Iron(II) Bromide-Catalyzed Intramolecular C–H Bond Amination [1,2]-Shift Tandem Reactions of Aryl Azides.” Nguyen, Q.; Nguyen, T.;
Driver, T. G. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 620. link
= undergraduate researcher

16. “Ni-Catalyzed Alkenylation of Triazolopyridines: Synthesis of 2,6-Disubstituted Pyridines.” Liu, S.; Sawicki, J.;
Driver, T. G. Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 3744. link

15. “Rh
2(II)-Catalyzed Intramolecular Aliphatic C–H Bond Amination Reactions using Aryl Azides as the N-Atom Source.” Nguyen, Q.; Sun, K.; Driver, T. G. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 7262. link

14. “Rh
2(II)-Catalyzed Synthesis of α-, β- or δ-Carbolines from Aryl Azides.” Pumphrey, A. L.; Dong, H.; Driver, T. G. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 5920. link

13. “Transition Metal-Catalyzed Formation of N-Heterocycles via Aryl- or Vinyl C–H Bond Amination.” Stokes, B. J.; Driver, T. G. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2011, 4071. link

12. “Ruthenium-Catalyzed γ-Carbolinium Ion Formation from Aryl Azides; Synthesis of Dimebolin.” Dong, H.; Latka, R. T.;
Driver, T. G. Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 2726. link

11. “Rh
2(II)-Catalyzed Nitro-Group Migration Reactions: Selective Synthesis of 3-Nitroindoles from β-Nitro Styryl Azides.” Stokes, B. J.; Liu, S.; Driver, T. G. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 4702. link

10. “Rhodium-Catalyzed Synthesis of 2,3-Disubstituted Indoles from β,β-Disubstituted Styryl Azides.” Sun, K.; Liu, S.; Bec, P. M.;
Driver, T. G. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 1702. link
Selected as a “hot” paper by the Editors
= undergraduate researcher

9. “Recent Advances in Transition Metal-Catalyzed N-Atom Transfer Reactions of Azides.” Driver, T. G. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2010, 8, 3831. link



8. “Intramolecular Fe(II)-Catalyzed N–O or N–N Bond Formation from Aryl Azides.” Stokes, B. J.; Vogel, C. V.;
Urnezis, L. U.; Pan, M.; Driver, T. G. Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 2884. link
= undergraduate researcher

7. "Examination of the Mechanism of Rh
2(II)-Catalyzed Carbazole Formation Using Intramolecular Competition Experiments." Stokes, B. J.; Richert, K. J.; Driver, T. G. J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 6442. link
= undergraduate researcher

6. "Intramolecular Ir(I)-Catalyzed Benzylic C–H Bond Amination of
ortho-Substituted Aryl Azides." Sun, K.; Sachwani, R.; Richert, K. J.; Driver, T. G. Org. Lett. 2009, 11, 3598. link
= undergraduate researcher

5. "Rh
2(II)-Catalyzed Synthesis of Carbazoles from Biaryl Azides.” Stokes, B. J.; Jovanovic, B.; Dong, H.; Richert, K. J.; Riell, R. D.; Driver, T. G. J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 3225. link
= undergraduate researcher

4. "Iron(II) Bromide-Catalyzed Synthesis of Benzimidazoles from Aryl Azides." Shen, M.; Driver, T. G.
Org. Lett. 2008, 10, 3367. link

3. “Rh
2(II)-Catalyzed Intramolecular C–H Amination of Aryl Azides.” Shen, M.; Leslie, B. E.; Driver, T. G. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 5056. link

2. “Transition Metal-Mediated Synthesis of Pyrroles from Dienyl Azides.” Dong, H.; Shen, M.; Redford, J. E.;
Stokes, B. J.; Pumphrey, A. L.; Driver, T. G. Org. Lett. 2007, 9, 5191. link
= undergraduate researcher

1. “Intramolecular C–H Amination Reactions: Exploitation of the Rh
2(II)-Catalyzed Decomposition of Azidoacrylates.” Stokes, B. J.; Dong, H.; Leslie, B. E.; Pumphrey, A. L.; Driver, T. G. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 7500. link
= undergraduate researcher

Invited Publications

2. “C–H Bond Functionalization: An Aminated Reaction.” Driver, T. G. Nat. Chem. 2013, 5, 736. link
News and Views of a recent paper by Hennessy and Betley (Science 2013, 340, 591.)

1. “Niobium-Catalyzed Aryl CF3-Group Activation and C–H Bond Functionalization: An Efficient and Convergent Approach to the Synthesis of N-Heterocycles. Driver, T. G. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 7974. link
Highlight of a recent paper by Akiyama and co-workers (Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 8070.)

Tom Driver's Supervised Career