Professor Eva Hevia

Pure and Applied Chemistry


Ambient moisture accelerates hydroamination reactions of vinylarenes with alkali-metal amides under air
Mulks Florian F, Bole Leonie J, Davin Laia, Hernán-Gómez Alberto, Kennedy Alan, García-Álvarez Joaquín, Hevia Eva
Angewandte Chemie - International Edition Vol 59, pp. 19021-19026 (2020)
A regioselectively 1, 1',3 ,3'-tetrazincated ferrocene complex displaying core and peripheral reactivity
Honeyman Gordon W, Armstrong David R, Clegg William, Hevia Eva, Kennedy Alan R, McLellan Ross, Orr Samantha A, Parkinson John A, Ramsay Donna L, Robertson Stuart D, Towie Stephen, Mulvey Robert E
Chemical Science Vol 11, pp. 6510-6520 (2020)
Preparation of polyfunctional arylzinc organometallics in toluene by halogen/zinc exchange reactions
Balkenhohl Moritz, Ziegler Dorothée S, Desaintjean Alexandre, Bole Leonie J, Kennedy Alan R, Hevia Eva, Knochel Paul
Angewandte Chemie International Edition Vol 58, pp. 12898-12902 (2019)
s-Block cooperative catalysis : alkali metal magnesiate-catalysed cyclisation of alkynols
Fairley Michael, Davin Laia, Hernan-Gomez Alberto, García-Álvarez Joaquín, O'Hara Charles T, Hevia Eva
Chemical Science Vol 10, pp. 5821-5831 (2019)
Alkali metal and stoichiometric effects in intermolecular hydroamination catalysed by lithium, sodium and potassium magnesiates
Davin Laia, Hernán-Gómez Alberto, McLaughlin Calum, Kennedy Alan R, McLellan Ross, Hevia Eva
Dalton Transactions Vol 48, pp. 8122-8130 (2019)
Magnesium-mediated arylation of amines via C-F bond activation of fluoroarenes
Bole Leonie J, Davin Laia, Kennedy Alan R, McLellan Ross, Hevia Eva
Chemical Communications Vol 55, pp. 4339-4342 (2019)

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Professional activities

Universidad de Oviedo (Spain), External PhD Examiner
External Examiner
Durham University, Departmental Colloquium
Keynote speaker at New perspectives in asymmetric and organometallic synthesis Symposium, 6th edition
Keynote/plenary speaker
Plenary speaker at Annual Meeting of the RSC Main Group Chemistry Interest Group, London, UK
Keynote/plenary speaker
Keynote speaker at 14th International Syposium on Inorganic Ring Systems (IRIS 14), Regensburg, Germany, July 2015.
Keynote/plenary speaker
Keynote speaker at the XXXV Biannual Congress of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry, La Coruña, Spain, July 2015.
Keynote/plenary speaker

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Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Gauld, Richard Mackay
Mulvey, Robert (Principal Investigator) Hevia, Eva (Co-investigator) Gauld, Richard Mackay (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 23-Jan-2020
Towards a Paradigm Shift in the Principles and Practice of Polar Organometallic Chemistry
Hevia, Eva (Principal Investigator) Mulvey, Robert (Co-investigator)
"Polar organometallic chemistry provides an essential toolkit for transforming inert bonds into reactive bonds to make new compounds and materials. Very few aromatic molecules (e.g., pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, perfumes) are made without polar organometallic chemistry being practiced at some stage in their manufacture. Though this chemistry has a long and successful history, it is currently at an exciting crossroads in its development with seemingly impossible challenges within it now on the verge of becoming possible. This project is designed towards fundamentally reforming the practice of polar organometallic chemistry making it more air and moisture compatible, greener, more atom-economical and sustainable. Research will focus on the synthesis, cultivation and exploitation of new s-block metal multicomponent reagents made by co-complexation protocols. Preliminary work has shown that mixing different components within the same environment (for example, two distinct metal complexes; or one metal but with an assortment of ligands) can lead to useful synergistic effects not possible with unmixed systems. The scope of the chemistry and the ability to construct new compounds and new materials to meet societal needs are thus greatly broadened.

Based on earth-abundant metals, these co-complex reagents will be screened in key organic transformations, focusing on deprotonative metallation and metal-halogen exchange reactions as well as in tandem C-C bond forming methods (as an alternative to more expensive and less environmentally benign transition-metal-mediated approaches) targeting synthetically relevant organic substrates. Stoichiometric reactions will be upgraded to catalytic regimes to establish the ground rules for s-block synergistic catalysis focusing on intramolecular hydroamination reactions of a range of unsaturated molecules.

A key objective of the project is to pioneer and extend the use of multicomponent polar organometallic reagents in Deep Eutectic Solvents (DESs). These DESs will provide more cost-effective, greener and biorenewable reaction media to those volatile organic solvents (VOC's) in which most polar organometallic chemistry is carried out today. Progress in this aim will go a long way to eventually realising the impossible challenge in polar organometallic chemistry of synthesising and utilising chemoselective organometallic reagents under air and/or in aqueous media. Dispensing with the need for a dry inert atmosphere would have genuine worldwide implications for the practice of polar organometallic chemistry both in academia and industry."
08-Jan-2015 - 07-Jan-2019
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP - University of Strathclyde) | Pollard, Victoria
Mulvey, Robert (Principal Investigator) Hevia, Eva (Co-investigator) Pollard, Victoria (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 10-Jan-2019
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP - University of Strathclyde) | Fairley, Michael
Hevia, Eva (Principal Investigator) O'Hara, Charles (Co-investigator) Fairley, Michael (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 17-Jan-2020
Epsrc Doctoral Training Grant | Maddock, Lewis Caradoc Huw
Hevia, Eva (Principal Investigator) Mulvey, Robert (Co-investigator) Maddock, Lewis Caradoc Huw (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2012 - 27-Jan-2016
MIXMETAPPS: Tailoring Mixed-Metal Chemistry For Frontier Synthetic And Catalytic Applications (ERC Starting Grant)
Hevia, Eva (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2011 - 31-Jan-2017

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