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Jamie Neely, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Courses Taught

CHEM 2420, 2440, 4500, 5460, 5500, 5550


Ph.D. in Chemistry, Colorado State University, 2014
B.S. in Chemistry, University of Missouri, 2008

Research Interests

Research in the Neely group focuses on the fundamental chemistry of first-row transition metal catalysis. This work relies on insights from inorganic, organometallic, and organic chemistry to understand the underlying reactivity of transition metal complexes during the catalytic cycle. We are currently applying this approach for the development of iron-catalyzed C–N and C–C bond-forming methods.

For more information, visit the Neely Group website. 

Publications and Media Placements

Murphy, G. K.;* Richards, C. A.;* Applegate, S. A.; Neely, J. M. Two-Step, One-Pot Pyrrole Synthesis by Iron-Catalyzed Carboamination/Copper-Mediated Cyclization. Synlett 2022, DOI: 10.1055/a-1928-3527 (part of ‘Thieme Chemistry Journals Awardees 2022’ special issue).

Richards, C. A.; Rath, N. P.; Neely, J. M. Carbene-Like Reactivity in an Iron Azametallacyclobutene Complex: Insights from Electronic Structure. Inorg. Chem. 202234, 13266.

Richards, C. A.; Rath, N. P.; Neely, J. M. Isolation and Reactivity of an Iron Azametallacyclobutene Complex. Organometallics 202241, 1763 (featured in “Sustainable Organometallic Chemistry” special issue).

Rungthanaphatsophon, P.; Rath, N. P.; Neely, J. M. Iron(II) Complexes Supported by Pyrazolyl-Substituted Cyclopentadienyl Ligands: Synthesis and Characterization. Dalton Trans. 202251, 4252.

Richards, C. A.; Rath, N. P.; Neely, J. M. Iron-Catalyzed Alkyne Carboamination via an Isolable Iron Imide Complex. Organometallics 202140, 2945.

Neely, J. M.; Bezdek, M. J.; Chirik, P. J. Insight into Transmetalation Enables Cobalt-Catalyzed Suzuki-Miyaura Cross Coupling. ACS Cent. Sci. 2016, 2, 935. (highlight: Org. Process Res. Dev. 2017, 21, 279)

Obligacion, J. V.; Neely, J. M.; Yazdani, A. N.; Pappas, I.; Chirik, P. J. Cobalt Catalyzed Z-Selective Hydroboration of Terminal Alkynes and Elucidation of the Origin of Selectivity. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 5855.

Neely, J. M.; Rovis, T. Rh(III)-Catalyzed Decarboxylative Coupling of Acrylic Acids with Unsaturated Oxime Esters: Carboxylic Acids Serve as Traceless Activators. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 2735

Neely, J. M.; Rovis, T. Rh(III)-Catalyzed Regioselective Synthesis of Pyridines from Alkenes and α,β-Unsaturated Oxime Esters. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 66.

Honors and Awards

  • National Institutes of Health, Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (2016)
  • Organic Reactions and Processes Gordon Research Conference, Poster Award (2013)