David Vicic

Howard S. Bunn Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
(610) 758-3466
Seeley G. Mudd, Room 495
Research Interests: 
Organic Chemistry
Organometallic Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Teaching Interests: 
Organic Chemistry
Organometallic Chemistry
Spectral Analysis

The Vicic Lab studies the chemistry of earth abundant and environmentally friendly metals such as cobalt, nickel, and copper in order to develop new synthetic methodologies and to understand the details of interesting molecular transformations.  Our research program spans the areas of organic synthesis, catalysis, inorganic materials, and organometallic chemistry.

Selected Recent Publications:

“[(MeCN)3Co(C2F5)3]: A Versatile Precursor to Cobalt(III) Perfluoroethyl Complexes” Shreiber, S. T.; Scudder, J. J.; Vicic, D. A. Organometallics 2019, 38, 3169-3173.

"Nitrogen-Nitrogen Bond Formation via a Substrate Bound Anion at a Mononuclear Nickel Platform" Kosobokov, M. D.; Sandleben, A.; Vogt, N.; Klein, A.; Vicic, D. A. Organometallics 2018, 37, 521-525.

"A Versatile Route to Arylated Fluoroalkyl Bromide Building Blocks" Kaplan, P. T.; Vicic, D. A. Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 884-886.

"Direct Difluoromethylation of Aryl Halides via Base Metal Catalysis at Room Temperature" Xu, L.; Vicic, D. A. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 2536-2539.

“Mild, Safe, and Versatile Reagents for (CF2)n Transfer and the Construction of FluoroalkylContaining Rings” Kaplan, P. T.; Xu. L.; Chen, B.; McGarry, K. R.; Yu, S.; Wang, H.; Vicic, D. A. Organometallics 2013, 32, 7552-7558. For a full list of publications, please visit the Vicic Lab Homepage.

For a full publication list, please visit the Vicic Lab Homepage.