Publications

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2017

Zn-catalyzed tert-butyl nicotinate-directed amide cleavage as a biomimic of metallo-exopeptidase activity
C. C. D. Wybon, C. Mensch, K. Hollanders, C. Gadais, W. A. Herrebout, S. Ballet, B. U. W. Maes ACS Catal., 2018, 8, pp 203–218
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Proton Sponge Analogue of the Tröger's Base: A Compound with Remarkable Enantiomeric Stability
V. A. Ozeryanskii,  M. P. Vlasenko, A. F. Pozharskii,  S. Sergeyev,  B. U. W. Maes, P. Franck, W. A. Herrebout ChemistrySelect 2017, 2, 9882-9887

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Copper-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxygenation of Benzylpyridine N-Oxides and Subsequent Post-Functionalization
H. Sterckx, C. Sambiagio, V. Médran-Navarrete, B. U. W. Maes Adv. Synth. Catal. 2017, 359, 3226-3236

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Combining Isocyanides with Carbon Dioxide in Palladium-Catalyzed Heterocycle Synthesis: N3-Substituted Quinazoline-2,4(1H,3H)-diones via a Three-Component Reaction
P. Mampuys, H. Neumann, S. Sergeyev, R. V. A. Orru, H. Jiao, A. Spannenberg, B. U. W. Maes, M. Beller, ACS Catalysis 2017, 7, 5549-5556

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Electrosynthesis: A New Frontier in Aerobic Oxidation?
C. Sambiagio, H. Sterckx, B. U. W. Maes, ACS Central Science 2017, 3, 686-688

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Amine Activation: N-Arylamino Acid Amide Synthesis from Isothioureas and Amino Acids
Y.‐P. Zhu, P. Mampuys, S. Sergeyev, S. Ballet, B. U. W. Maes, Adv. Synth. Catal. 2017, 359, 2481-2498

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Carbon–Nitrogen Bond Formation Through Cross-Dehydrogenative Coupling Reactions
M. Baeten, B. U. W. Maes, Advances in Organometallic Chemistry 2017, 67, 401-481

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Iron-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidation of (Alkyl)(aryl)azinylmethanes
H. Sterckx, C. Sambiagio, F. Lemière, K. A. Tehrani, B. U. W. Maes, Synlett 2017, 28, A-F

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The Suzuki–Miyaura Cross-Coupling as a Versatile Tool for Peptide Diversification and Cyclization.
T. Willemse, W. Schepens, H. W. T. van Vlijmen, B. U. W. Maes, S. Ballet, Catalysts 2017, 7, 74

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Cooperative Electrocatalytic and Chemoselective Alcohol Oxidation by Shvo's Catalyst.
J. Lybaert, S. Trashin, B. U. W. Maes, K. De Wael, K. A. Tehrani, Adv. Synth. Catal. 2017, 359, 919–925

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“Dark” Singlet Oxygen and EPR Spin Trapping as Convenient Tools to Assess Photolytic Drug Degradation.
P. Persich, S. Hostyn, C. Joie, G. Winderickx, J. Pikkemaat, E. P. Romijn, B. U. W. Maes,  Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2017, 106, 1310-1316

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Concise Xanthine Synthesis via a Double Amidination Reaction of a 6-Chlorouracil with Amidines using Base Metal Catalysis.
B. Morel, P. Franck, J. Bidange, S. Sergeyev, D. Smith, J. Moseley, B. U. W. Maes, ChemSusChem. 2017, 10, 624-628

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An Evaluation of Credentials of a Multicomponent Reaction for the Synthesis of Isothioureas Through the Use of the Holistic CHEM21 Green Metrics Toolkit.
S. Abou-Shehada, P. Mampuys, B. U. W. Maes, J. Clark, L. Summerton, Green Chem. 2017, 19, 249-258

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2016

Amine Activation: Synthesis of N‐(Hetero)arylamides from Isothioureas and Carboxylic Acids.
Y.-P. Zhu, S. Sergeyev, P. Franck, R. V. A. Orru,  B. U. W. Maes, Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 4602–4605.

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Remote Functionalization: Palladium-Catalyzed C5(sp3)-H Arylation of 1-Boc-3-aminopiperidine Through the Use of a Bidentate Directing Group.
B. F. Van Steijvoort, N. Kaval, A. A. Kulago, B. U. W. Maes, ACS Catalysis 2016, 6, 4486–4490.

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A Journey Through Metal-Catalyzed C-H Functionalization of Heterocycles: Insights and Trends.
J. Maes, B. U. W. Maes, Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry 2016, 120, 137–194

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Iodide-Catalyzed Synthesis of Secondary Thiocarbamates from Isocyanides and Thiosulfonates.
P. Mampuys, Y. Zhu, S. Sergeyev, E. Ruijter, R. V. A. Orru, S. Van Doorslaer, B. U. W. Maes, Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 2808-2811.

 

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Palladium-Catalyzed Construction of Amidines from Arylboronic Acids under Oxidative Conditions.
F. Zhu, Y. Li, Z. Wang, R. Orru, B. Maes, X.-F. Wu, Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 7743 – 7746. 

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On the potential of homogeneous Pd catalyst separation by ceramic membranes. Application to down-stream and continuous flow processes.
D. Ormerod, N. Lefevre, M. Dorbec, I. Eyskens, P. Vloemans, K. Duyssens, V. Diez de la Torre, N. Kaval, E. Merkul, S. Sergeyev, B. U. W. Maes, Org. Process Res. Dev. 2016, 20, 911-920.

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Base Metals in Catalysis: From Zero to Hero.
J. Maes, E. A. Mitchell, B. U. W. Maes, in Green and Sustainable Medicinal Chemistry: Methods, Tools and Strategies for the 21st Century Pharmaceutical Industry, 2016, 192-202.

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2,​6-​Di(Arylamino)​-​3-​Fluoropyridine Derivatives as HIV Non-​Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors
S. Sergeyev, A. K. Yadav, P. Franck, J. Michiels, P. Lewi, J. Heeres, G. Vanham,K. K. Ariën, C. M. L. Vande Velde, H. De Winter, B. U. W. Maes, J. Med. Chem. 2016, 59, 1854–1868.

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Base metal-catalyzed benzylic oxidation of (aryl)(heteroaryl)methanes with molecular oxygen.
H. Sterckx, J. De Houwer, C. Mensch, W. A. Herrebout, K. Abbaspour Tehrani, B. Maes, Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2016, 12, 144–153.

 

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Guanidine Synthesis: Use of Amidines as Guanylating Agents.
M. Baeten, B. U. W. Maes, Adv. Synth. Catal. 2016, 358, 826–833.

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Mechanism of the CuII-Catalyzed Benzylic Oxygenation of (Aryl)(heteroaryl)methanes with Oxygen.
H. Sterckx, J. De Houwer, C. Mensch, I. Caretti, K. Abbaspour Tehrani, W. A. Herrebout, S. Van Doorslaer, B. Maes, Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 346-357.

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2015

On the Triple Role of Fluoride Ions in Palladium-Catalyzed Stille Reactions.
M. Hervè, G. Lefèvre, E. A. Mitchell, B. U. W. Maes, A. Jutand, Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 18401–18406.
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The electrochemistry of tetrapropylammonium perruthenate, its role in the oxidation of primary alcohols and its potential for electrochemical recycling.
J. Lybaert, B.U.W. Maes, K. Abbaspour Tehrani, K. De Wael, Electrochimica Acta 2015, 182, 693-698.

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Suzuki–Miyaura Diversification of Amino Acids and Dipeptides in Aqueous Media.
T. Willemse, K. Van Imp, R. J. M. Goss, H. W. T. Van Vlijmen, W. Schepens, B. U. W. Maes, S. Ballet, ChemCatChem 2015, 7, 2055-2070.

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Oxidative Addition of Haloheteroarenes to Palladium(0): Concerted versus SNAr-Type Mechanism.
B. U. W. Maes, S. Verbeeck, T. Verhelst, A. Ekomié, N. von Wolff, G. Lefèvre, E. A. Mitchell, A. Jutand, Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 7858–7865.

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Synthesis of Secondary Amides from N-Substituted Amidines by Tandem Oxidative Rearrangement and Isocyanate Elimination.
P. Debnath, M. Baeten, N. Lefèvre, S. Van Daele, B. U. W. Maes, Adv. Synth. Catal. 2015, 357, 197-209.

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2014

Sustainable Three-Component Synthesis of Isothioureas from Isocyanides, Thiosulfonates, and Amines.
P. Mampuys, Y.-P. Zhu, T. Vlaar, E. Ruijter, R. V. A. Orru, B. U. W. Maes, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 13063-13068.

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Synthesis of Aryl(di)azinylmethanes and Bis(di)azinylmethanes via Transition-Metal-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions.
J. De Houwer, B. U. W. Maes, Synthesis 2014, 46, 2533-2550.


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The First One-Pot Synthesis of l-7-Iodotryptophan from 7-Iodoindole and Serine, and an Improved Synthesis of Other l-7-Halotryptophans.
D. R. M. Smith, T. Willemse, D. S. Gkotsi, W. Schepens, B. U. W. Maes, S. Ballet, R. J. M. Goss. Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 2622-2625.


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Directed Ruthenium-Catalyzed C(sp3-H α-Alkylation of Cyclic Amines Using Dioxolane-Protected Alkenones.
A. Kulago, B. Van Steijvoort, E. Mitchell, L. Meerpoel, B. U. W. Maes. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2014, 356, 1610-1618.


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Catalyst-free microwave-assisted conversion of free fatty acids in triglyceride feedstocks with high acid content.
J. Geuens, S. Sergeyev, B. U. W. Maes, S. Tavernier. Renewable Energy 2014, 68, 524–528.
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Synthesis of Diverse Azolo[c]quinazolines by Palladium(II)- Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Insertion of Isocyanides.
Vlaar, T.; Bensch, L.; Kraakman, J.; Vande Velde, C.M.L.; Maes, B.U.W.; Orru, R.V.A.; Ruijter, E. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2014, 356, 1205-1209.


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Synthesis of Pyridopyrimidines by Palladium-Catalyzed Isocyanide Insertion.
Estevez, V.; Van Baelen, G.; Lentferink, B.H.; Vlaar, T.; Janssen, E.; Maes, B.U.W.*; Orru, R.V.A.*; Ruijter, E.* ACS Catalysis 2014, 4, 40–43.


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Antiprotozoal Activity of Synthetic Amino Substituted 1-Methyl-1H-alpha-carbolines.
Verbeeck, S.; Yadav, A.K.; Maes, B.U.W.; Augustyns, K.; Van der Veken, P.; Cos, P.; Maes, L.; Pieters, L.* Pharmazie 2014, 69, 83–85.
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2013

Palladium-Catalyzed Synthesis of 2-Aminobenzoxazinones by Aerobic Oxidative Coupling of Anthranilic Acids and Isocyanides.
Vlaar, T.; Orru, R.V.A.*; Maes, B.U.W.*; Ruijter, E.* J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 10469–10475.


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Removal of the Pyridine Directing Group from alpha-Substituted N-(pyridin-2-yl)piperidines obtained via Directed Ru-catalyzed sp3 C-H Functionalization.
Smout, V.; Peschiulli, A.; Verbeeck, S.; Herrebout, W.; Bultinck, P.; Vande Velde, C.M.L.; Berthelot, D.; Meerpoel, L.; Maes, B.U.W.* J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 9803–9814.


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Synthesis of 4-Aminoquinolines by Aerobic Oxidative Palladium-Catalyzed Double C–H Activation and Isocyanide Insertion.
Vlaar, T.; Maes, B.U.W.; Ruijter, E.*; Orru, R.V.A.* Chem. Heterocycl. Compd. (Khimiya Geterotsiklicheskikh Soedinenii) 2013, 966-972.

A new method to graft titania using Grignard reagents.
P. Van Heetvelde, E. Beyers, K. Wyns, P. Adriaensens, B Maes, S. Mullens, A. Buekenhoudt, V. Meynen. Chem. Commun.  2013, 49, 6998-7000.


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Palladium-catalyzed migratory insertion of isocyanides: an emerging platform in cross-coupling chemistry.
T. Vlaar, B. Maes, E. Ruijter, R. V. A. Orru. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 7084-7097.


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Ruthenium catalyzed alpha-(hetero)arylation of saturated cyclic amines: reaction scope and mechanism.
A. Peschiulli, V. Smout, T. E. Storr, E. Mitchell, Z. Eliáš, W. Herrebout, D. Berthelot, L. Meerpoel, B. Maes. Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 10378-10387.


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Multicomponent Synthesis of 4-Aminophthalazin-1(2H)-ones by Palladium-Catalyzed Isocyanide Insertion.
T. Vlaar, P. Mampuys, M. Helliwell, B. U. W. Maes, R. V. A. Orru, E. Ruijter, E. J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 6735-6745.
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Synthesis of C8-N9 annulated purines via iron catalyzed C-H amination.
J. Maes, T. Rauws, B. Maes. Chem. Eur. J.   2013, 19, 9137–9141.


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Influence of the Free Fatty Acids, Water, Temperature, and Reaction Time on the Catalyst-Free Microwave-Assisted Transesterification of Triglycerides with 1-Butanol.
J. Geuens, S. Sergeyev, B. U. W. Maes, S. Tavernier. Energy Fuels  2013, 27, 2637-2642.
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"Base Effect" in the Auto-Tandem Palladium-Catalyzed Synthesis of Amino-Substituted 1-Methyl-1H-α-carbolines.
A. K. Yadav, S. Verbeeck, S. Hostyn, P. Franck, S. Sergeyev, B. U. W. Maes*. Org. Lett.  201315, 1060-1063.


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2012

Sustainable Synthesis of Diverse Privileged Heterocycles by Palladium-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Isocyanide Insertion.
T. Vlaar, R. C. Cioc, P. Mampuys, B. U. W. Maes,* R. V. A. Orru,* E. Ruijter. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201251, 13058-13061.
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An indium(III)-catalyzed synthesis of 4,4-dichloro-1-aryl-N-alkyl-1-yn-3-amines via an intermolecular C(sp2)-C(sp) bond formation.
C. Malakar, B. U. W. Maes, K. A. Tehrani. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2012354, 3461-3467.
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Aptamer-Based Molecular Recognition of Lysergamine, Metergoline and Small Ergot Alkaloids.
E. Rouah-Martin, J. Mehta, B. van Dorst, S. de Saeger, P. Dubruel, B.U.W. Maes, F. Lemiere, E. Goormaghtigh, D. Daems, W. Herrebout, F. van Hove, R. Blust, J. Robbens. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 201213, 17138-17159.
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Is their potential for post-synthetic brominating reactions on benzene bridged PMOs?
G. Smeulders, V. Meynen, K. Houthoofd, S. Mullens, J. A. Martens, B. U. W. Maes, P. Cool. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 2012164, 49-55.
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The Role of the Alcohol and Carboxylic Acid in Directed Ruthenium-Catalyzed C(sp3)-H α-Alkylation of Cyclic Amines.
S. D. Bergman, T. E. Storr, H. Prokopcova, K. Aelvoet, G. Diels, L. Meerpoel, B. U. W. Maes. Chem. Eur. J. 201218, 10393-10398.
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Direct α-Functionalization of Saturated Cyclic Amines.
E. A. Mitchell, A. Peschiulli, N. Lefevre, L. Meerpoel, B. U. W. Maes. Chem. Eur. J. 201218, 10092-10142.
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Synthesis of Aryl(di)azinyl Ketones through Copper- and Iron-catalyzed Oxidation of the Methylene Group of Aryl(di)azinylmethanes.
J. De Houwer, K. A. Tehrani, B. U. W. Maes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201251, 2745–2748. Highlighted in Synfacts 2012, 8, 0590. 
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Transition metal-catalyzed N-arylations of amidines and guanidines.
T. R. M. Rauws, B. U. W. Maes. Chem. Soc. Rev. 201241, 2463-2497.
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Selection and Characterization of PCB-Binding DNA Aptamers.
J. Mehta, E. Rouah-Martin, B. Van Dorst, B. Maes, W. Herrebout, M.-L. Scippo, F. Dardenne, R. Blust, J. Robbens. Anal. Chem. 201284, 1669–1676.
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2011

Synthesis of 4-Aminoquinazolines by Palladium-Catalyzed Intramolecular Imidoylation of N-(2-Bromoaryl)amidines.
G. Van Baelen, S. Kuijer, L. Rýček, S. Sergeyev, E. Janssen, F. J. J. de Kanter, B. U. W. Maes, E. Ruijter, R. V. A. Orru. Chem. Eur. J. 2011,  15039-15044.
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Synthesis of (Hetero)arylated Pyridazin-3(2H)-ones via Negishi reaction involving Zincated Pyridazin-3(2H)-ones.
T. Verhelst, Z. Liu, J. Maes, B. U. W. Maes*. J. Org. Chem. 201176, 9648–9659.
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Palladium-Catalyzed Synthesis of 4-Aminophthalazin-1(2H)-ones by Isocyanide Insertion.
T. Vlaar, E. Ruijter*, A. Znabet, E. Janssen, F. J. J. de Kanter, B. U. W. Maes, R. V. A. Orru. Org. Lett. 2011,  6496-6499.
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Smart heating profiles for the synthesis of benzene bridged periodic mesoporous organosilicas.
G. Smeulders, C. J. Van Oers, K. Van Havenbergh, K. Houthoofd, M. Mertens, J. A. Martens, S. Bals, Bert U.W. Maes, V. Meynen, P. Cool. Chemical Engineering Journal 2011175, 585-591.
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Oxidative aryl amination of 1,3-dinitrobenzene and 3-nitropyridine under anaerobic conditions: the dual role of the nitroarenes.
A. V. Gulevskaya, I. N. Tyaglivaya, S. Verbeeck, B. U. W. Maes, A. V. Tkachuk. ARKIVOC 20119, 238-251.
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Synthesis of Functionalized Pyridazin-3(2H)-ones via Selective Bromine–Magnesium Exchange and Lactam Directed Ortho C–H Magnesiation.
T. Verhelst, J. Maes, Z. Liu, S. Sergeyev, B. U. W. Maes*. J. Org. Chem. 201176, 6670–6677.
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On the Importance of Acid Additive in the Synthesis of Pyrido[1,2-a] benzimidazoles through Directed Copper-Catalyzed Amination.
K. S. Masters, T. R. M. Rauws, A. K. Yadav, W. A. Herrebout, B. Van der Veken, B. U. W. Maes*. Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 6315-6320.
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Synthesis of 3-substituted benzo[g]isoquinoline-5,10-diones: a convenient one-pot Sonogashira coupling/iminoannulation procedure.
S. Van Aeken, S. Verbeeck, J. Deblander, B. U. W. Maes, K. A. Tehrani*. Tetrahedron 2011, 67, 2269-2278.
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Highly efficient one-pot synthesis of D-ring chloro-substituted neocryptolepines via a condensation—Pd-catalyzed intramolecular direct arylation strategy.
S. Hostyn, K. A. Tehrani, F. Lemière, V. Smout, B. U. W. Maes*. Tetrahedron 2011, 67, 655-659.
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Synthesis of Functionalized Pyridazin-3(2H)-ones via Nucleophilic Substitution of Hydrogen (SNH).
T. Verhelst, S. Verbeeck, O. Ryabtsova, S. Depraetere, B. U. W. Maes*. Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 272-275.
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2010

C-2 Arylation of Piperidines via Directed Transition Metal-Catalyzed sp3 C-H Activation.
H. Prokopcova, S. D. Bergman, K. Aelvoet, V. Smout, W. A. Herrebout, B. J. van der Veken, L. Meerpoel, B. U. W. Maes*. Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 13063-13067.
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Dual Effect of Halides in the Stille Reaction: in-situ Halide Metathesis and Catalyst Stabilization.
S. Verbeeck, C. Meyers, P. Franck, A. Jutand, B. U. W. Maes*. Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 12831-12837.
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A DFT Study of Site-Selectivity in Oxidative Addition Reactions with Pd0 Complexes: The Effect of an Azine Nitrogen and the Use of Different Types of Halogen Atoms in the Substrate.
W. A. Herrebout, N. Nagels, S. Verbeeck, B. J. van der Veken, B. U. W. Maes*. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2010, 3152-3158.
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ONSH: Optimization of Oxidative Alkylamination Reactions through Study of the Reaction Mechanism.
S. Verbeeck, W. A. Herrebout, A. V. Gulevskaya, B. J. van der Veken, B. U. W. Maes*. J. Org. Chem. 2010, 75, 5126-5133.
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Synthesis of new tetracyclic azaheteroaromatic cores via auto-tandem Pd-catalyzed and one-pot Pd- and Cu-catalyzed double C-N bond formation.
T. Rauws, C. Biancalani, J. W. De Schutter, B. U. W. Maes*. Tetrahedron 2010, 66, 6958-6964.
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2009

Synthesis of Functionalized Pyridazin-3(2H)-ones via Bromine-Magnesium Exchange on Bromopyridazin-3(2H)-ones.
O. Ryabtsova, T. Verhelst, M. Baeten, C. M. L. Vande Velde, B. U. W. Maes*. J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 9440-9445.
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Structure - Activity Relationship of Antiparasitic and Cytotoxic Indoloquinoline Alkaloids, and their Tricyclic and Bicyclic Analogues.
G. Van Baelen, S. Hostyn, L. Dhooghe, P. Tapolcsányi, P. Mátyus, G. Lemière, R. Dommisse, M. Kaiser, R. Brun, P. Cos, L. Maes, G. Hajós, Z. Riedl, I. Nagy, B.U.W. Maes, L. Pieters* , Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2009, 17, 7209-7217.
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Synthesis and Antiplasmodial Activity of Alkylamino-Substituted Neocryptolepine Derivatives.
I. el Sayed, P. van der Veken, K. Steert, L. D’Hooghe, S. Hostyn , G. Van Baelen, G. Lemière, B.U.W. Maes, P. Cos, L. Maes, J. Joossens, A. Haemers, L. Pieters, K. Augustyns*, J. Med. Chem. 2009, 52, 2979-2988.
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Synthesis of N-Alkyl-nitroareneamines via Oxidative Alkylamination of Nitroarenes.
A.V. Gulevskaya*, S. Verbeeck, O.N. Burov, C. Meyers, I.N. Korbukova, W. Herrebout, B.U.W. Maes*, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2009, 564-574.
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Synthesis of 5-methyl-5H-pyrrolo[2,3-c]quinoline and 4-methyl-4H-pyrrolo[2,3-c]isoquinoline: two new unnatural D-ring stripped isomers of the cryptolepine series.
G. Van Baelen, G.L.F. Lemière, R.A. Dommisse, B.U.W. Maes*, Arkivoc 2009, 174-182.
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The CH...π Interaction in the Halothane/Ethene Complex: a Cryosolution Infrared and Raman Study.
J.J.J. Dom, B. Michielsen, B.U.W. Maes, W.A. Herrebout, B.J. van der Veken*, Chem. Phys. Lett. 2009, 469, 85-89.
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Rapid Microwave-Assisted synthesis of Benzene Bridged Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas.
G.Smeulders*, V. Meynen, G. Van Baelen, M. Mertens, O.I. Lebedev, G. Van Tendeloo, B.U.W. Maes, P. Cool,  J. Mater. Chem. 2009, 19, 3042-3048.
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