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Dr. Dinesh Vidhani
Research Associate

Dr. Dinesh Vidhani

Research Faculty

• Ph.D. Organic chemistry, 2010, Florida State University • M.Sc Organic chemistry, 1998, graduated with First-class, M.S.University of Baroda, India • B. Sc Chemistry, 1997, graduated with First-class Honors, M.S.University of Baroda, India. * Bar Admission: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Contact Information
Email:
vidhani@chem.fsu.edu
Office:
636 DLC
 
 Organic

Research Interest

Catalysis – Transition metal mediated reactions, tuning transition metals for organic
transformations, organocatalysis.
Synthetic methodology - Develop new synthetic methodology
Computational Chemistry - Mechanistic aspects of a chemical reaction.

Publications

Gold(I)-catalyzed allenyl Cope rearrangement: evolution from asynchronicity to trappable intermediates assisted by stereoelectronic switching. Dinesh V. Vidhani, Marie E. Krafft and Igor V. Alabugin*. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, Just Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b12920).
Proximity Effect: Insight into the Fundamental Forces Governing Chemical Reactivity of Aromatic Systems. Dinesh V. Vidhani* and Marie E. Krafft. J. Phys. Chem. A, 2015, 119, 3141.
Copper-catalyzed N-tert-butylation of aromatic amines under mild conditions using tert-butyl 2,2,2-trichloroacetimidate. John W. Cran,* Dinesh V. Vidhani and Marie E. Krafft. Synlett, 2014 (accepted).
Rh(I)-Catalyzed Transformation of Propargyl Vinyl Ethers into (E,Z)-Dienals: Stereoelectronic Role of trans Effect in a Metal-Mediated Pericyclic Process and a Shift from Homogeneous to Heterogeneous Catalysis During a One-Pot Reaction. Dinesh V. Vidhani,* Marie E. Krafft and Igor V. Alabugin*. J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 352.
Stereocontrolled synthesis of (E, Z)-dienals via tandem Rh(I)-catalyzed rearrangement of propargyl vinyl ethers. Dinesh V. Vidhani,* Marie E. Krafft and Igor V. Alabugin*. Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 4462.
Gold(I)-Catalyzed Claisen Rearrangement of Allenyl Vinyl Ethers: Missing Transition States Revealed through Evolution of Aromaticity, Au(I) as an Oxophilic Lewis acid, and Lower Energy Barriers from a High Energy Complex. Dinesh V. Vidhani,* John W. Cran, Marie E. Krafft, Mariappan Manoharan, Igor V. Alabugin*. J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 2059.
Overriding the Alkynophilicity of Gold: Catalytic Pathways from Higher Energy Au(I)-Substrate Complexes and Reactant Deactivation via Unproductive Complexation in the Gold (I)-Catalyzed Propargyl Claisen Rearrangement. Dinesh V. Vidhani, John W. Cran, Marie E. Krafft*, Igor V. Alabugin*. Org. Biomol. Chem., 2013, 11, 1624.
Solvent controlled mechanistic dichotomy in a Au(III)-catalyzed, heterocyclization triggered, Nazarov reaction Marie E. Krafft,* Dinesh V. Vidhani, John W. Crana and Mariappan Manoharan. Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 6707.
Tributyltin Hydride as a Selective Reducing Agent for Aryl Vinyl Ketones. Marie E. Krafft,* Dinesh V. Vidhani, John W. Cran Synlett 2011, 16, 2355.
Gold (I)-Catalyzed Claisen Rearrangement of Allenyl Vinyl Ethers; Synthesis of Substituted 1,3-Dienes Marie E. Krafft,* Kassem M. Hallal, Dinesh V. Vidhani, John W. Cran. Org. Biomol. Chem 2011, 9, 7535.
Patented Inventions
1) [Tandem Process]: Primary Inventor: Dinesh V. Vidhani, Co-inventors: Marie E. Krafft & Igor V. Alabugin. U.S. Patent Application Number 4/724,016. Title:STEREO CONTROLLED SYNTHESIS OF (E,Z)-DIENALS VIA TANDEM RH(I) CATALYZED PROPARGYL CLAISEN REARRANGEMENT
2) [Stepwise Process]: U.S. Patent Application Number 15/398,094. Title:STEREO CONTROLLED SYNTHESIS OF (E,Z)-DIENALS VIA TANDEM RH(I) CATALYZED PROPARGYL CLAISEN REARRANGEMENT