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Jamie Neely, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Courses Taught

CHEM 2440, 4500, 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 both inorganic and organic chemistry to understand the underlying reactivity of transition metal complexes during the catalytic cycle. Currently we are using this approach to develop methods for manganese–catalyzed C–H functionalization with mild carbon nucleophiles and for iron–catalyzed formation of N–heterocycles by cycloaddition chemistry.

For more information, visit the Neely Group website.

Publications and Media Placements

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)