Selected Publications

181. Afewerki, S.;  Córdova, A. Enamine/Transition metal combined catalysis, Manuscript

180. Alimohammadzadeh, R; Osong, S. H.; Rafi, A. A.; Dahlström, C.; Córdova, A. Sustainable Surface Engineering of Lignocellulose and Cellulose by Synergistic Combination of Metal-free Catalysis and Polyelectrolyte Complexes, Global Challenges 2019, 3, 1900018.

179. Afewerki, S.; Franco, A.; Balu, A. M.; Tai, C.-T;Luque, R.;Córdova, A. Sustainable and recyclable heterogeneous palladium catalysts from rice husk-derived biosilicates for Suzuki-Miyaura cross-couplings, aerobic oxidations and stereoselective cascade carbocyclizations, Manuscript

178. Jiang, Y.; Deiana, L.; Zhang, K.; Lin, S.; Córdova, A. Total Asymmetric Syntheses of Quinine, Quinidine, and Analogues via One-Pot Catalytic Enantioselective Transformations, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2019, https://doi.org/10.1002/ejoc.201901003

177. Zhang, K.; Diana, L.; Grape Svensson, E.; Inge. A. K.;  Córdova, A. Catalytic Enantioselective Synthesis of Bicyclic Lactam N, S-Acetals in One-pot by Cascade Transformations, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2019, 4649.

176. Afewerki, S.; Wang, J.-X.; Liao, W.-W.; Córdova, A. The Chemical Synthesis and Applications of Tropane Alkaloids, Alkaloids Chem. Biol. 2019, 81. 151. doi: 10.1016/bs.alkal.2018.06.001

175.  Córdova, A.; Afewerki, S.; Alimohammadzadeh, R.;  Sanhueza, I.; Tai, C.-W.; Osong, S.; Engstrand, P.; Ibrahem, I. A sustainable strategy for production and functionalization of nanocelluloses.  Pure Appl. Chem. 2019, 91, 865. 

174.  Alimohammadzadeh, R.;  Osong, S.; Dahlström, C.; Córdova, A.;  Scalable Improvement of the Strength Properties of Chemimechanical Pulp Fibers by Eco-Friendly Catalysis. IMPC 2018: . Paper presented at International Mechanical Pulping Conference (IMPC) 2018, May 27-30, 2018, Trondheim, Norway. Trondheim, Norway.

173. Jiang, Y.; Deiana, L.; Alimohammadzadeh, R.; Liu, L.; Sun, J.; Córdova, A. Highly Diastereo- and Enantioselective Cascade Synthesis of Bicyclic Lactams in One-pot. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2018, 1158.

172. Afewerki, S.; Córdova, A. Cooperative Lewis Acids and Aminocatalysis in Chiral Lewis Acids in Organic Synthesis, Ed. Jacek Mlynarski, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim 2017.

171. Afewerki, S.; Alimohammadzadeh, R.; Osong, S. H.; Tai, C.-W., Engstrand, P.;  Córdova, A. Sustainable design for the direct fabrication and highly versatile functionalization of nanocellulose. Global Challenges 2017, 1, 1700045.

170. Zhang, D.; Liu, J.; Córdova, A.; Liao, W.-W. Recent Developments in Pd-catalyzed Oxidative Carbocyclizations, ACS Cat. 2017, 7, 7051.

169. Mridha, M.; Ma, G.; Palo-Nieto, C.; Afewerki, S.; Cordova, A. Development of an amino acid/hydroxy oxime dual catalyst system for highly stereoselective direct asymmetric aldol reactions in the presence of water. Synthesis 2017, 49, 383-390

168. Afewerki, S.; Córdova, A. Combinations of Aminocatalysts and Metal Catalysts: A Powerful Co-Operative Approach in Selective Organic Synthesis. Chemical Reviews 2016, 116, 13512.

167. Xu, C.; Afewerki, S.; Tai, C.-W.; Córdova, A.; Hedin, N. Cyclopalladeated azo-linked porous polymers in C-C bond forming reactions Chemistry Select 2016, 1, 5801.

166. Palo-Nieto, C.; Afewerki, S.; Anderson, M.; Tai, C.-W.; Berglund, P.; Córdova, A. Integrated Heterogeneous Metal/Enzymatic Multiple Relay Catalysis for Eco-friendly and Asymmetric Synthesis” ACS Cat. 2016, 6, 3932.

165. Hafrén, J.; Córdova, A. Organoclick: Applied Eco-Friendly and Metal-Free Catalysis for Wood and Fiber Modifications. In ”Industrial Biorenewables: A practical viewpoint”, Domínguez de María, P. Ed. John Wiley & Sons Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey. 2016.

164. Córdova, A. Pure Appl. Chem. 2015, 87, 1011. Combined heterogeneous metal/organic catalysts for eco-friendly synthesis.

163. Kohls, H.; Anderson, M.; Dickerhoff, J.; Weisz, K.; Córdova, A.; Berglund, P.; Brundiek, H.; Bornscheuer, U. T.; Höhne, M. Selective access to all four diastereomers of an 1,3-amino alcohol by combination of a keto reductase- and an amine transaminase-catalysed reaction. Adv. Synth. Cat. 2015, 357, 1808.

162. Chao, X.; Deiana, L.; Afewerki, S.; Incerti-Pradillos, C.; Córdova, O.; Peng, G.; Córdova, A.; Hedin, N. The Use of Porous Pd2+-polyimine in Cooperatively-catalyzed Highly Enantioselective Cascade Transformations. Adv. Synth. Cat. 2015, 357, 2150.

161. Afewerki, S.; Ma, G.; Ibrahem, I.; Liu, L.; Sun, J.; Córdova, A. Highly Enantioselective Control of Dynamic Cascade Transformations by Dual Catalysis: Asymmetric Synthesis of Poly-Substituted Spirocyclic Oxindoles. ACS Catal. 2015, 5, 1266–1272.

160. Mridha, M.; Ma, G.; Palo-Nieto, C.; Córdova, A. Application of Highly Stereoselective Co-Catalytic Direct Aldol Reaction on Water for the Concise Total Synthesis of D-lyxo-Phytospingosine. Int. Conf. on Chem, Chem. Eng. and Mat. Sci. 2014, pp 174-177. ISBN 978-161804-253-8.

159. Jiang, L.; Dziedzic, P.; Spacil, Z.; Zhao, G.-L.; Nilsson, L.; Ilag, L.; Córdova, A. Abiotic synthesis of amino acids and self-crystallization under prebiotic conditions. Sci. Rep. 2014, 4, 6769; www.nature.com, DOI:10.1038/srep06769 (2014).

158. Santoro, S.;  Deiana, L.; Zhao, G.; Lin, S.; Himo, F. ; Córdova, A. Mechanism of Palladium/Amine Co-Catalyzed Carbocyclization of Aldehydes with Alkynes and its Merging with “Pd Oxidase Catalysis, ACS Catal. 2014, 4, 4474.

157. Deiana, L.; Ghisu, L.; Afewerki, S.; Verho, O.; Johnston, E. V.; Hedin, N. Bacsik, Z., Córdova, A. Enantioselective Hetrogeneous Synergistic Catalysis for Asymmetric Cascade Transformations. Adv. Synth. Cat. 2014356, 2485.

156. Anderson, M., Afewerki, S., Berglund, P., Córdova, A. Total Synthesis of Capsaicin Analogues from Lignin-Derived Compounds by Combined Heterogeneous Metal, Organocatalytic and Enzymatic Cascades in One Pot, Adv. Synth. Cat. 2014356, 2113.

155. Deiana, L., Ghisu, L., Córdova, O., Afewerki, S., Zhang, R., Córdova, A. Efficient and Highly Enantioselective Aerobic Oxidation–Michael–Carbocyclization Cascade Transformations by Integrated Pd(0)-CPG Nanoparticle/Chiral Amine Relay Catalysis, Synthesis 2014, 46, 1303.

154. Deiana, L.; Jiang, Y.; Palo-Nieto, C.; Afewerki, S.; Incerti-Pradillos C.; Verho, O.; Tai, C.-W.; Johnston, E. V.; Córdova, A. Combined hetrogeneous metal/chiral amine: Multiple relay catalysis for versatile eco-friendly synthesis, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 3447.

153. Ma, G.; Afewerki, S.; Deiana, L.; Palo-Nieto, C.; Liu, L.; Sun, J.; Ibrahem, I.; Córdova, A. A Palladium/Chiral Amine Co-Catalyzed Dynamic Cascade Reaction:Synthesis of Poly-Substituted Carbocycles with an All-Carbon Quaternary Stereocenter, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 6050.

152. Ibrahem, I.; Afewerki, S.; Ma, G.; Córdova, A. Palladium/Chiral Amine Co-catalyzed Enantioselective ß-Arylation of α,β-Unsaturated Aldehydes, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 878.

151. Córdova, A. Examples of Metal-Free Direct Catalytic Asymmetric Mannich-Type Reactions using Aminocatalysis, In Stereoselective Organocatalysis. Bond Formation Methodologies and Activation Modes. Rios Torres, R. Ed. John Wiley & Sons Inc. 2013, Hoboken, New Jersey.

150. Córdova, A.; Rios, R. Aziridine Formation, in section C-N Bond Formation, Maruoka, K.; Shibasaki, M. Eds. In Comprehensive Chirality, Yamamoto, H.; Carreira, E. Eds., Elsevier, Oxford. 2012, 6, 399.

149. Deiana, L.; Afewerki, S.; Palo-Nieto, C.; Verho, O.; Johnston, E. V.; Córdova, A. Highly Enantioselective Cascade Transformations by Merging Heterogeneous Transition Metal Catalysis with Asymmetric Aminocatalysis Sci. Rep. 2012, 2, 851; www.nature.com, DOI:10.1038/srep00851 (2012).

148. Yu, Z.-B.; Han, Y.; Zhao, L.; Huang, S.; Zheng, Q.-Y.; Lin, S.; Córdova,A.; Zou, X.; Sun, J., Intergrown New Zeolite Beta Polymorphs with Interconnected 12-​Ring Channels Solved by Combining Electron Crystallography and Single-​Crystal X-​ray Diffraction. Chem. Mater201224, 3701.

147. Lin, S.; Tseggai, A.; Córdova, A. Adv. Synth. Cat. 2012, 354, 1363. Concise catalytic asymmetric total synthesis of biologically active tropane alkaloids

146. Ibrahem, I.; Breistein, P.; Córdova, A. Chem Eur. J. 2012, 18, 5175. One-Pot Three-component Highly Selective Synthesis of Homoallylboronates by Means of Metal-Free Catalysis.

145. Breistein, P.; Johansson, J.; Ibrahem, I.; Lin, S.; Deiana, L. Sun, J.; Córdova, A. Adv. Synth. Cat. 2012, 354, 1156. One-step catalytic enantioselective 5-hydroxy-a-quaternary proline synthesis: An asymmetric entry to highly functionalized a-quaternary proline derivatives.

144. Afewerki, S.; Ibrahem, I.; Breistein, P.: Rydfjord, J.; Córdova, A. Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 2972. Direct Regiospecific and Highly Enantioselective Intermolecular a-Allylic Alkylation of Aldehydes by Combination of Transition Metal and Chiral Amine Catalysts.

143. Lin, S.; Deiana, L.; Tseggai, A.; Córdova, A. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2012, 398. Concise total synthesis of Dihydrocorynanthenol, Protoemitinol, Protoemetine, 3-epi-Protoemetinol and Emitine.

142. Deiana, L.; Zhao, G.-L.; Leijonmarck, H.; Sun, J.; Lehmann, W. C., Córdova, A. Direct Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of Pyrazolidine Derivatives ChemistryOpen 2012, 1, 134.

141. Ibrahem, I.; Breistein, P.; Córdova, A, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 12036. One-Pot Three-component Enantioselective Synthesis of Homoallylboronates

140. Ma, G., Ibrahem, I.; Bartoszewicz, A.; Córdova, A. Adv. Synth. Cat. 2011, 353, 3114. Highly enantioselective direct asymmetric aldol reactions by combination of hydrogen-bond donating and acyclic amino acid catalysts.

139. Lin, S., Deiana, L., Zhao, G.-L., Sun, J., Córdova, A. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 7624. Dynamic One-Pot Three-Component Catalytic Asymmetric Transformation by Combination of Hydrogen-Bond-Donating and Amine Catalysts: Highly Enantioselective Synthesis of Polysubstituted Proline Derivatives Having a Quaternary a-Stereocenter

138. Afewerki, S.; Breistein, P.; Pirttilä, K.; Deiana, L.; Dziedzic, P.; Ibrahem, I.; Córdova, A. Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 8784. Catalytic Enantioselective β-Alkylation of α,β-Unsaturated Aldehydes by Combination of Transition Metal and Aminocatalysis: Total Synthesis of Bisabolane Sesquiterpenes

137. Deiana, L.; Dziedzic, P.; Zhao, G.-L.; Vesely, J.; Ibrahem, I.; Rios, R.; Sun, J.; Córdova, A. Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 4904. The catalytic asymmetric aziridination of a,b-unsaturated aldehydes.

136. Číhalová, S.; Dziedzic, P.; Córdova, A.; Veselý, J. Adv. Synth. Cat. 2011, 353, 1096. Asymmetric Aza-Morita-Baylis-Hillman-type reactions: The highly enantioselective reaction between unmodified α,β-unsaturated aldehydes and N-acyl imines by organo-co-catalysis

135. Ibrahem, I.; Santoro, S.; Himo, F.; Córdova, A. Adv. Synth. Cat. 2011, 353, 245. Enantioselective Conjugate Silyl Additions to a,b-Unsaturated Aldehydes by Combination of Transition Metal and Chiral Amine Catalysts.

134. Deiana, L.; Zhao, G.-L.; Lin, S.; Dziedzic, P.; Zhang, Q.; Leijonmarck, H.; Córdova, A. Adv. Synth. Cat. 2010, 352, 3201. Organocatalytic Enantioselective Aziridination of a-Substituted a,b-unsaturated Aldehydes: Asymmetric Synthesis of Terminal Aziridines.

133. Lin, S.; Zhao, G. -L.; Deiana, L.; Zhang, Q.; Sun, J.; Leijonmarck, H.; Córdova, A. Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 13930. Dynamic kinetic asymmetric domino oxa-Michael/carbocyclization by combination of transition-metal and amine catalysis: Catalytic enantioselective synthesis of dihydrofurans

132. Rios, R.; Schyman, P.; Sundén, H.; Zhao, G.-L.; Ullah, F.; Chen, L.; Laaksonen, A.; Córdova, A. Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 13935. Nonlinear Effects in Asymmetric Amino Acid Catalysis by Multiple Interconnected Stereoselective Catalytic Networks.

131. Zhao, G. -L.; Lin, S.; Korotvicka, A.; Deiana, L.; Kullberg, M.; Córdova, A. Adv. Synth. Cat. 2010, 352, 2291. Asymmetric synthesis of Maraviroc (UK-427,857).

130. Zhu, M.; Lin, S.; Zhao, G. -L.; Sun, J.; Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Lett. 2010, 51, 2708. Organocatalytic diasteroselective dibromination of alkenes.

129. Nozière, B.; Dziedzic, P.; Córdova, A. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2010. 12, 3864. Common Inorganic Ions Catalyze Chemical Reactions of Organic Compounds in Atmospheric Aerosols.

128. Deiana, L.; Zhao, G. -L.; Dziedzic, P.; Rios, R.; Vesely, J.; Ekström, J.; Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Lett. 2010, 51, 234. One-pot highly enantioselective catalytic Mannich-type reactions between aldehydes and stable a-amido sulfones: Asymmetric synthesis of b-amino aldehydes and b-amino acids.

127. Zhao, G. -L.; Hafrén, J.; Deiana, L.; Córdova, A. Macromol. Rap. Commun. 2010, 31, 740. Heterogeneous “Organoclick” Derivatization of Polysaccharides: Photochemical Thiol-Ene Click Modification of Solid Cellulose.

126. Zhao, G. -L.; Ullah, F.; Deiana, L.; Lin, S.; Zhang, Q.; Sun, J.; Ibrahem, I.; Dziedzic, P.; Córdova, A. Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 1585. Dynamic kinetic asymmetric transformation (DYKAT) by combined amine and transition metal catalyzed enantioselective cycloisomerization.

125. Córdova, A. Ed. Catalytic Asymmetric Conjugate Reactions, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim. Wiley-VCH, Weinheim 2010, ISBN: 978-3-527-32411-8.

124. Córdova, A. Asymmetric Bifunctional Catalysis Using Heterobimetallic and Multimetallic Systems in Catalytic Asymmetric Conjugate Reactions, Córdova, A. Ed., Wiley-VCH, Weinheim. 2010

123. Zhao, G.-L., Córdova, A. ECAs of Organolithium reagents, Grignard reagents and Examples of Cu-Catalyzed ECAs, in Catalytic Asymmetric Conjugate Reactions, Córdova, A. Ed., Wiley-VCH, Weinheim. 2010

121. Rios, R.; Córdova, A. Curr. Opin. Drug. Discov. 2009, 12, 824. Asymmetric amine synthesis using organic catalysts.

120. Dziedzic, P.; Bartoszewicz, A.; Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Lett. 2009, 50, 7242. Inorganocatalytic direct aldol reactions in water: Inorganic ammonium salts as catalysts

119. Córdova, A.; Rios, R. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 47, 8827. Highly Z– and Enantioselective Ring/OpeningCross-Metathesis and Z-Selective Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization.

118. Ullah, F.; Zhao, G.-L.; Deiana, L.; Zhu, M. Dziedzic, P.; Hammar, P.; Sun, J.; Córdova, A. Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 16, 10013. Enantioselective Organocatalytic Conjugate Addition of Fluorocarbon Nucleophiles to a,b-Unsaturated Aldehydes

117. Zhao, G. -L.; Dziedzic, P.; Ulla, F.; Eriksson, L.; Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Lett. 2009, 50, 3458. Organocatalytic Enantioselective Domino Synthesis of highly Functionalized Cyclohexanes with an All-Carbon Quaternary Stereocenter.

116. Dziedzic, P.; Schyman, P.; Kullberg, M.; Córdova, A. Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 16, 404. Highly Enantioselective Organocatalytic Addition of Aldehydes to N-(Phenylmethylene)benzamides: Asymmetric Synthesis of the Paclitaxel Side-Chain and its Analogues

115. Nozière, B.; Dziedzic, P.; Córdova, A. J. Phys. Chem. A. 2009, 113, 231. Products and kinetics of the liquid-phase reaction of glyoxal catalyzed by inorganic ammonium ions.

114. Zhao, G. -L. Rios, R.; Vesely, J.; Eriksson, L.; Córdova, A. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 8468. Organocatalytic enantioselective aminosulfenylation of a,b-unsaturated aldehydes.

113. Zhao, G. -L.; Ibrahem, I.; Dziedzic, P.; Sun, J.; Bonneau, C.; Córdova, A. Chem. Eur. J. 2008, 14, 10007. One-pot catalytic enantioselective domino nitro-Michael/Michael synthesis of cyclopentane derivatives with four contiguous stereocenters.

112. Dziedzic, P.; Vesely, J.; Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Lett. 2008, 47, 6631. Catalytic asymmetric synthesis of Docetaxel (Taxotere) side chain: Organocatalytic highly enantioselective synthesis of esterification ready a-hydroxy-b-amino acids.

111. Hammar, P.; Córdova, A.; Himo, F. Tetrahedron Asymm. 2008, 19, 1617. Density Functional Theory Study of the Stereoselectivity in Small Peptide-Catalyzed Intermolecular Aldol Reactions.

110. Ibrahem. I.; Hammar, P.; Rios, R.; Vesely, J.; Eriksson, L.; Córdova, A. Adv. Synth. Cat. 2008, 350, 1875. Organocatalytic Asymmetric Addition of Phosphor Nucleophiles to a,b-Unsaturated Aldehydes: Development, Mechanism and DFT calculations.

109. Vesely, J.; Zhao, G.-L.; Bartoszewicz, A.; Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Lett. 2008, 49, 4209. Organocatalytic asymmetric nitrocyclopropanation of a,b-unsaturated aldehydes.

108. Ibrahem. I.; Zhao, G.-L.; Rios, R.; Vesely, J.; Sundén, H.; Dziedzic, P.; Córdova, A. Chem. Eur. J. 2008, 14, 7867. One-pot Organocatalytic Domino Michael/a-Alkylation Reactions: Direct Catalytic Enantioselective Cyclopropanation and Cyclopentanation Reactions

107. Zhao, G. -L. Vesely, J.; Sun, J.; Christensen, K. E.; Bonneau, C.; Córdova, A. Adv. Synth. Cat. 2008, 350, 657. Organocatalytic highly enantioselective conjugate addition of aldehydes to alkylidine malonates.

106. Córdova, A. Rios, R. Direct Catalytic Asymmetric Mannich Reactions and Surroundings, in Amino Group Chemistry – From Synthesis to the Life Sciences, Ricci, A. Ed., Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2008.

105. Nozière, B.; Córdova, A. J. Phys. Chem. A. 2008, 112, 2827. A kinetic and mechanistic study of the amino acid catalyzed aldol condensation of acetaldehyde in aqueous and salt solutions.

104. Nozière, B.; Dziedzic, P.; Córdova, A. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 2008, Vol 10. EGU, EGU 2008-A-0000 2008. Catalytic transformations of organic matter in tropospheric aerosols-Importance for aerosol optical properties and gas-phase chemistry.

103. Vesely, J.; Rios, R.; Ibrahem. I.; Zhao, G. -L. Eriksson, L.; Córdova, A. Chem Eur J. 2008, 14, 2693. One-pot catalytic asymmetric cascade synthesis of highly substituted cycloheptane derivatives.

102. Córdova, A. American Institute of Physics. 2008, 979, 47. Asymmetric amino acid catalysis.

101. Zhao, G. -L. Vesely, J.; Rios, R.; Ibrahem. I.; Sundén, H.; Córdova, A. Adv. Synth. Cat. 2008, 350, 237. Highly diastereo- and enantioselective catalytic domino Michael/Aldol reactions: synthesis of benzothiopyrans with three contiguous chiral centers.

100. Vesely, J.; Rios, R.; Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Lett. 2008, 49, 1137. Proline and Lewis base co-catalyzed addition of unmodified a,b-unsaturated aldehydes to nitrostyrenes.

99. Ibrahem, Rios, R.; Vesely, J.; Zhao, G.-L.; Córdova, A. Synthesis. 2008, 1153. Catalytic Enantioselective 5-hydroxyisoxazolidine Synthesis: An Asymmetric Entry to b-Amino Acids

98. Dziedzic, P.; Ibrahem, I.; Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Lett. 2008, 49, 803. Direct Asymmetric Catalytic Three-Component Mannich Reactions with Dihydroxyacetone: Enantioselective Synthesis of Amino Sugar Derivatives.

97. Sundén, H.; Rios, R.; Xu. Y.; Eriksson, L.; Córdova, A. Adv. Synth. Cat. 2007, 349, 2549. Direct enantioselective synthesis of bicyclic Diels-Alder products.

95. Nozière, B.; Dziedzic, P.; Córdova, A. Geophys. Res. Lett. 2007, 34, L21812, doi:10.1029/2007GL031300. New production routes for light-absorbing compounds in aqueous and ionic atmospheric aerosols.

95. Sundén, H.; Rios, R.; Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Lett. 2007, 48, 7865. Organocatalytic highly enantioselective a-selenylation of aldehydes.

94. Rios, R.; Ibrahem. I.; Vesely, J.; Sundén, H.; Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Lett. 2007, 48, 8695. Organocatalytic 5-hydroxypyrrolidine synthesis: A highly enantioselective route to 3-substituted proline derivatives.

93. Vesely, J.; Dziedzic, P.; Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Lett. 2007, 48, 6900. Aza-Morita-Baylis-Hillman-type reactions: Highly enantioselective organocatalytic addition of unmodified a,b-unsaturated aldehydes to N-Boc protected imines.

92. Zhao, G. -L., Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Lett. 2007, 48, 5976. One-pot combination of amine and heterocyclic carbene catalysis (AHCC): Direct asymmetric synthesis of b-hydroxy and b-malonate esters from a,b-unsaturated aldehydes.

91. Ibrahem. I.; Rios, R.; Vesely, J.; Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Letters 2007, 48, 6252. Organocatalytic asymmetric multicomponent [C+NC+CC] synthesis of highly functionalized pyrrolidine derivatives.

90. Ibrahem, I.; Sundén, H.; Dziedzic, P.; Rios, R.; Córdova, A. Adv. Synth. Cat. 2007, 349, 1868. Asymmetric Amplification in the Amino Acid-Catalyzed Amino Acid Synthesis.

89. Rios, R.; Vesely, J.; Sundén, H.; Ibrahem. I.; Zhao, G. -L.; Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Lett. 2007,48, 5835. One-pot organocatalytic domino Michael/alpha-alkylation reactions: Highly enantioselective synthesis of functionalized cyclopentanones and cyclopentanols.

88. Rios, R.; Ibrahem. I.; Vesely, J.; Zhao, G. -L.; Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Lett. 2007, 48, 5701. A simple one-pot three-component catalytic highly enantioselective isoxazolidine synthesis.

87. Dziedzic, P.; Córdova, A. Tetrahedron:Asymmetry. 2007, 18, 1033. Acyclic b-amino acid catalyzed asymmetric anti-selective Mannich-type reactions.

86. Ibrahem, I.; Sundén, H.; Rios, R.; Zhao, G. -L.; Córdova, A. Chimia 2007, 61, 219. One-pot pyrrolidine-catalyzed synthesis of benzopyrans, benzothiopyranes and dihydroquinolidines.

85. Ibrahem. I.; Rios, R.; Vesely, J.; Hammar, P.; Eriksson, L.; Himo, F.; Córdova, A. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 4507. Enantioselective organocatalytic hydrophosphination of a,b-unsaturated aldehydes.

84. Zhao, G. -L.; Ibrahem, I.; Sundén, H.; Córdova, A. Adv. Synth. Cat. 2007, 349, 1210. Amine-catalyzed asymmetric epoxidation of a,b-unsaturated aldehydes.

83. Sundén, H.; Rios, R.; Ibrahem. I.; Zhao, G. -L.; Eriksson, L.; Córdova, A. Adv. Synth. Cat. 2007, 349, 827. A highly enantioselective catalytic domino aza-Michael/aldol reaction: One-pot organocatalytic asymmetric synthesis of 1,2-Dihydroquinolidines.

82. Rios, R.; Sundén, H.; Vesely, J.; Zhao, G. -L.; Dziedzic, P.; Córdova, A. Adv. Synth. Cat. 2007, 349, 1028. A simple organocatalytic enantioselective cyclopropanation of a,b-unsaturated aldehydes.

81. Vesely, J.; Ibrahem, I.; Rios, R.; Zhao, G. -L.; Xu, Y. Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Lett. 2007, 48, 2193. Enantioselective organocatalytic conjugate addition of amines to a,b-unsaturated aldehydes: one-pot asymmetric synthesis of b-amino acids and 1,3-diamines.

80. Rios, R.; Sundén, H.; Ibrahem, I.; Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Lett. 2007, 48, 2181. A simple concise catalytic asymmetric entry to tetrahydroxanthenones.

79. Vesely, J.; Ibrahem. I.; Zhao, G. -L.; Rios, R.; Córdova, A. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 778. Organocatalytic enantioselective aziridination of a,b-unsaturated aldehydes.

78. Zhao, G. -L.; Xu, Y.; Sundén, H.; Eriksson, L.; Sayah, M.; Córdova, A. Chem. Commun. 2007, 734. Organocatalytic enantioselective conjugate addition of aldehydes to maleimides.

77. Hafrén, J.; Córdova, A. Nordic Pulp Paper Res. J. 2007, 22, 184. Direct Bronsted acid-catalyzed derivatization of cellulose with poly(L-lactic acid) and D-mandelic acid.

76. Ibrahem. I.; Rios, R.; Vesely, J.; Zhao, G. -L.; Córdova, A Chem Commun. 2007, 849. Organocatalytic Asymmetric 5-Hydroxyisoxazolidine Synthesis: A Highly Enantioselective Route to b-Amino Acids.

75. Vesely, J.; Rios, R.; Ibrahem. I.; Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Lett. 2007, 48, 421. Highly enantioselective organocatalytic addition of unmodified aldehydes to N-boc protected imines: Asymmetric synthesis of b-amino acids.

74. Ibrahem, I.; Zhao, G. -L., Córdova, A. Chem Eur. J. 2007, 13, 683. Direct catalytic enantioselective a-aminomethylation of aldehydes.

73. Sundén, H.; Ibrahem. I.; Zhao, G. -L.; Eriksson, L. Córdova, A. Chem Eur. J. 2007, 13, 574. Direct catalytic enantioselective oxa-Michael/aldol condensation: Asymmetric Synthesis of benzopyran derivatives.

72. Zhao; G. -L.; P. Dziedzic, Ibrahem, I.; Córdova, A. Synlett 2006, 3521. Organocatalytic asymmetric synthesis of 1,2,3-prim,sec,sec-triols.

71. Ibrahem. I.; Dziedzic, P.; Córdova, A. Synthesis 2006, 4060. Organocatalytic asymmetric a-aminomethylation of cyclohexanones.

70. Rios, R.; Sundén, H.; Ibrahem. I.; Zhao, G. -L.; Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Lettters 2006, 47, 8679. One-pot organocatalytic asymmetric entry to tetrahydrothioxanthenones.

69. Rios, R.; Sundén, H.; Ibrahem. I.; Zhao, G. -L.; Eriksson, L.; Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Letters 2006, 48, 8547. Highly enantioselective synthesis of 2H-1-benzothiopyrans by a catalytic domino reaction.

68. Zhao, G.-L.; Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Lett. 2006, 47, 7417. Direct organocatalytic asymmetric reductive Mannich-type reactions.

67. Dziedzic P.; Zou, W.; Ibrahem. I.; Sundén, H.; Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Lett. 2006, 47, 6657. Non-linear effects in acyclic amino acid catalyzed direct asymmetric aldol reactions.

66. Hafrén, J.; Zou, W.; Córdova, A. Macromol. Rapid. Commun. 2006, 27, 1362. Heterogeneous Organoclick Derivatization of Cellulose.

65. Córdova, A.; Sundén, H.; Xu, Y.; Ibrahem. I.; Zou, W.; Engqvist, M. Chem Eur. J. 2006, 12, 5446. Sugar assisted kinetic resolution of amino acids and amplification of enantiomeric excess of organic molecules.

64. Zhao, G. -L.; Liao, W. -W.; Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Letters 2006, 47, 4929. Direct one-pot highly enantioselective assembly of polyketide and carbohydrate synthons.

63. Ibrahem, I.; Zhao; G. -L.; Sundén, H.; Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Lett. 2006, 47, 4659. Enantioselective organocatalytic a-oxidation of aldehydes with molecular oxygen.

62. Persson. P. V.; Casas, J.; Iversen, T.; Córdova, A. Macromolecules 2006, 39, 2819. Direct organocatalytic chemoselective synthesis of a dendrimer-like star polyester.

61. Ibrahem, I.; Córdova, A. Chem. Commun. 2006, 1760. Direct Catalytic Asymmetric Anti-selective Mannich-type Reactions.

60. Córdova, A.; Zou, W.; Dziedzic, P.; Ibrahem, I.; Reyes, E.; Xu, Y. Chem. Eur. J. 2006, 12, 5383. The acyclic amino acid- and small peptide-catalyzed asymmetric intermolecular aldol reaction.

59. Xu, Y.; Zou, W.; Sundén, H.; Ibrahem, I.; Córdova, A. Adv. Synth. Cat. 2006, 348, 418. Small peptide-catalyzed enantioselective Michael additions of ketones to nitroolefins

58. Ibrahem, I.; Córdova, A. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 1952. Direct Catalytic Intermolecular a-Alkylation of Aldehydes by Combination of Transition Metal- and Organocatalysis.

57. Liao, W.-W.; Ibrahem, I. Córdova, A. Chem. Commun. 2006, 674. A concise synthesis of aza-sugars.

56. Ibrahem, I.; Zou, W.; Xu, Y.; Córdova, A. Adv. Synth. Cat. 2006, 348, 211. Amino acid-catalyzed asymmetric carbohydrate formation: Organocatalytic one-step de novo synthesis of keto- and aminosugars.

55. Xu, Y.; Córdova, A. Chem. Commun. 2006, 460. Simple highly modular acyclic amine-catalyzed enantioselective addition of ketones to nitroolefins.

54. Dziedzic, P.; Zou, W.; Hafrén, J.; Córdova, A. Org. Biom. Chem. 2006, 4, 38. The small peptide-catalyzed direct asymmetric aldol reactions in water.

53. Sundén, H.; Ibrahem, I.; Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Letters 2006, 47, 99. Direct organocatalytic asymmetric epoxidation of a,b-unsaturated aldehydes.

52. Ibrahem, I.; Zou, W.; Casas, J.; Sundén, H.; Córdova, A. Tetrahedron 2006, 62, 357. Direct organocatalytic a-aminomethylation of ketones.

51. Borén L.; Martine-Matute, B.; Xu, Y.; Córdova, A, Bäckvall, J. -E. Chem. Eur. J. 2006, 12, 225. (S)-Selective kinetic resolutions and chemoenzymatic dynamic kinetic resolution of secondary alcohols.

50. Bassan, A.; Zou, W.; Reyes, E.; Himo, F.; Córdova, A. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 7028. Origins of stereoselectivity in the primary amino acid-catalyzed intermolecular aldol reaction.

49. Córdova, A.; Hafrén, J. Nordic Pulp Paper Res. J. 2005, 20, 477. Organic-acid catalyzed polyester derivatization of lignocellulose.

48. Zou, W.; Ibrahem, I.; Dziedzic, P.; Sundén, H.; Córdova, A. Chem. Commun. 2005, 4946. Small Peptides as Modular Catalysts for the Direct Asymmetric Aldol Reaction: Ancient Peptides with Aldolase Enzyme Activity.

47. Reyes, E.; Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Letters. 2005, 46, 6605. Amino acid-catalyzed carbohydrate synthesis by dynamic kinetic asymmetric transformations (DYKAT).

46. Ibrahem, I.; Zou, W.; Engqvist, M.; Xu, Y.; Córdova, A. Chem. Eur. J. 2005, 11, 7025. Acyclic chiral amines and amino acids as inexpensive and readily tunable catalysts for the direct asymmetric three-component Mannich reaction.

45. Sundén, H.; Ibrahem, I.; Eriksson, L. Córdova, A. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 4877. Direct catalytic enantioselective aza-Diels-Alder reactions.

44. Córdova, A.; Zou, W.; Ibrahem, I.; Reyes, E.; Engqvist, M.; Liao, W.-W. Chem. Commun. 2005, 3586. Acyclic amino acid-catalyzed direct catalytic asymmetric aldol reactions: Alanine the simplest stereoselective organocatalysts.

43. Córdova, A.; Ibrahem, I.; Casas, J.; Sundén, H.; Engqvist, M.; Reyes, E. Chem. Eur. J. 2005 11, 4772. Amino acid catalyzed neogenesis of carbohydrates: A plausible ancient transformation.

42. Ibrahem, I.; Samec, J. S. M.; Bäckvall, J. -E.; Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Letters 2005, 46, 3965. Enantioselective addition of aldehydes to amines via catalytic biomimetic oxidations and organocatalytic C-C bond formation.

41. Ibrahem, I.; Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Letters. 2005, 46, 3363. Amino acid catalyzed direct enantioselective formation of carbohydrates: One-step de novo synthesis of ketoses.

40. Sundén, H.; Dahlin, N.; Ibrahem, I.; Adolfsson, H.; Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Letters. 2005, 46, 3385. Novel organic catalysts for the direct enantioselective a-oxidation of carbonyl compounds.

39. Córdova, A.; Engqvist, M.; Ibrahem, I.; Casas, J.; Sundén, H. Chem. Commun. 2005. 2047. Plausible origins of homochirality in the amino acid catalyzed neogenesis of carbohydrates.

38. Ibrahem, I.; Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Letters 2005, 46, 2839. Amino acid catalyzed enantioselective synthesis of b-amino-a-oxy-aldehydes.

37. Córdova, A. Enantioselective direct incorporation of O2 via organocatalysis. Letters in Organic Chemistry 2005, 2, 109.

36. Engqvist, M.; Casas, J.; Sundén, H.; Ibrahem, I.; Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Letters 2005, 46, 2053. Direct organocatalytic asymmetric a-oxidation of ketones with iodozobenzene and N-sulfonyloxaziridines.

35. Córdova, A. Direct Catalytic Asymmetric Mannich Reactions, in Handbook of CH Transformations, Dyker, G. Ed., Wiley-VCH, Weinheim 2005.

34. Hafrén, J.; Córdova, A. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2005, 26, 82. The direct organocatalytic polymerization from cellulose fibers.

33. Casas, J.; Engqvist, M.; Ibrahem, I.; Kaynak B.; Córdova, A. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 1343. Direct amino acid-catalyzed asymmetric synthesis of polyketide sugars.

32. Sundén, H.; Enqvist, M.; Casas, J.; Ibrahem, I.; Córdova, A. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2004, 43, 6532. Direct amino acid-catalyzed asymmetric a-oxidations of ketones with molecular oxygen.

31. Ibrahem, I.; Casas, J.; Córdova, A. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2004, 43, 6528. Direct catalytic enantioselective a-aminomethylation of ketones.

30. Casas, J.; Persson, P. V.; Iversen, T.; Córdova, A. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2004, 346, 1087. Direct organocatalytic ring-opening polymerizations of lactones.

29. Edin, M.; Bäckvall, J. -E.; Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Letters 2004, 45, 7697. Tandem enantioselective organo- and biocatalysis: A direct entry for the synthesis of enantiomerically pure aldols.

28. Casas, J.; Sundén, H.; Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Letters 2004, 45, 6117. Direct catalytic asymmetric a-hydroxymethylation of ketones and aldehydes.

27. Córdova, A.; Sundén, H.; Enqvist, M.; Ibrahem, I.; Casas, J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 8914. The direct amino acid-catalyzed asymmetric incorporation of Molecular Oxygen to Organic Compounds.

26. Córdova, A., Sundén, H., Bøgevig, A., Johansson, M.; Himo, F. Chem. Eur. J. 2004, 10, 3673. The direct catalytic asymmetric a-aminooxylation: A Stereoselective Route to 1,2-Diols and 1,2-Amino Alcohols.

25. Córdova, A. Tetrahedron Lett. 2004, 45, 3949. Direct catalytic asymmetric cross-aldol reactions in ionic liquid media.

24. Bøgevig, A., Sundén, H.; Córdova, A. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2004, 43, 1109. Direct catalytic enantioselective a-aminooxylation of ketones: A stereoselective Synthesis of a– and a,a’-di-hydroxy ketones.

23. Córdova, A. Chem. Eur. J. 2004, 10, 1957. The direct catalytic asymmetric cross-Mannich reaction: A highly enantioselective route to 3-amino alcohols and a-amino acid derivatives.

22. Córdova, A. Acc. Chem. Res. 2004, 37, 102. The direct catalytic asymmetric Mannich reaction.

21. Córdova, A. Synlett. 2003, 1651. One-pot organocatalytic direct asymmetric synthesis of g-amino alcohol derivatives.

20. Córdova, A., Barbas, III, C. F. Tetrahedron Lett. 2003, 44, 1923. Direct asymmetric organocatalytic Mannich-type reactions in aqueous media: One-pot Mannich-allylation reactions.

19. Dickerson, T. I., Córdova, A., Chen, D.-W., Janda, K. D. Encyclopedia of Catalysis. John Wiley & Sons, New York. The use of enzymes and catalytic antibodies in the asymmetric aldol reaction. In: Encyclopedia of Catalysis, ed. I. T. Horvath, Wiley, N.Y., 2003.

18. Córdova, A., Notz. W., Barbas, III, C. F. Chem Commun. 2002, 3024. Direct aldol reactions in buffered aqueous media.

17. Watanabe, S.- i., Córdova, A., Tanaka, F., Barbas, C. F. III Org. lett. 2002, 4, 4519. One-pot Asymmetric Synthesis of b-Cyanohydroxymethyl a-Amino Acid Derivatives: Formation of Three Contiguous Stereogenic Centers.

16. Córdova, A., Barbas, III, C. F. Tetrahedron Lett. 2002, 43, 7749. Anti-selective SMP-catalyzed direct asymmetric Mannich-type reactions: Synthesis of functionalized amino acid derivatives.

15. Córdova, A., Watanabe. S, Tanaka, F., Notz. W., Barbas, III, C. F. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 1866. A highly enantioselective route to either enantiomer of both a– and b-amino acid derivatives.

14. Córdova, A., Notz. W., Zhong, G., Betancort, J. M., Barbas, III, C. F J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 1844. A Highly enantioselective amino acid-catalyzed route to functionalized a-amino acids.

13. Chowdari, N. S., Ramachary, D. B., Córdova, A., Barbas, C. F. III Tetrahedron Lett. 2002, 43, 9591. Proline-catalyzed asymmetric assembly reactions: Enzyme-like assembly of carbohydrates and polyketides from three aldehyde substrates.

12. Córdova, A., Notz. W., Barbas, III, C. F. J. Org. Chem. 2002, 67, 301. One-step asymmetric synthesis of 5-hydroxy-(2E)-hexenal by proline-catalyzed self-aldol reaction of acetaldehyde.

11. Córdova, A. Tremblay, M. R., Clapham, B., Janda, K. D. J. Org. Chem. 2001, 66, 5645. A sequential application of kinetic resolution and polymer-supported scavenging for the isolation of chiral sec-alcohols.

10. Córdova, A., Janda, K. D. J. Org. Chem. 2001, 66, 1906. A Highly Chemo- and Stereoselective Synthesis of b-Keto Esters by Lipase Catalyzed Transesterification.

9. Córdova, A., Janda, K. D. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123, 8248. Synthesis and Functionalization of Dendrimers by Antibody Catalysis.

8. Córdova, A. Biomacromolecules. 2001, 2, 1347. Synthesis of Amphiphilic Macromonomers by Lipase-Catalysis.

7. Córdova, A., Reed, N. N. Ashley, J. A., Janda, K. D. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 1999, 9, 3119. Convenient Synthesis of L-Proline Benzyl ester.

6. Córdova, A., Iversen, T., Hult, K. Polymer 1999, 40, 6709. Lipase-Catalyzed Formation of End-Functionalised Poly(e-caprolactone) by Initiation and Termination Reactions.

5. Córdova, A. (1998), Doctoral Thesis, Regioselective Acylation of Carbohydrates and Polyester Synthesis by Lipase Catalysis. The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. ISBN 91-7170-299-7.

4. Córdova, A., Hult, A., Hult, K., Ihre, H., Iversen, T., Malmstrom, E. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1998, 120, 13521. Synthesis of a Poly(e-caprolactone) Mono-Substituted First Generation Dendrimer by Lipase Catalysis.

3. Córdova, A., Iversen, T., Hult, K. Macromolecules 1998, 31, 1040. Lipase-Catalyzed Synthesis of Methyl 6-O– Poly(e-caprolactone)glycopyranosides.

2. Córdova, A., Iversen, T., Hult, K., Martinelle, M. Polymer 1998, 39, 6519. Lipase-Catalyzed Formation of Macrocycles by Ring-Opening Polymerisation of e-Caprolactone.

1. Córdova, A., Hult, K, Iversen, T. Biotechnology Letters 1997, 19, 15. Esterification of Methyl Glycoside Mixtures by Lipase-Catalysis.

Selected Patents and Patent Applications:

  1. U.S. Patent US 6642035Synthesis of b-Keto Esters” Inventors: Armando Córdova, La Jolla Calif.; Kim D. Janda, La Jolla, Calif.

(The technology of this patent has been licensed by Novartis, Switzerland)

2. International Patent WO 2006068611 A1 20060629 “ Direct Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Organic Acid and Amino Acid-Catalyzed Modification of Amines and Alcohols” Inventors: Armando Córdova, Stockholm, Sweden; Jonas Háfren, Stockholm, Sweden.

3. International Patent WO 2008006836 A1 20080117 “ Direct catalytic domino reactions: Synthesis and asymmetric synthesis of benzopyran, benzothiopyran and dihydroquinoline derivatives” Inventors: Armando Córdova, Stockholm, Sweden; Jonas Háfren, Stockholm, Sweden

4. European Patent application EP/08154011: “Organocatalytic Crosslinking of heterogeneous cellulose fibers” Inventors: Armando Córdova, Stockholm, Sweden; Jonas Háfren, Stockholm, Sweden, Jan Vesely, Stockholm, Sweden; Gui-Ling Zhao, Stockholm, Sweden, Mårten Hellberg, Stockholm, Sweden.

5. European Patent application (IPC 0950214-7): “Arkformat fibröst material med förbättrad styrkeegenskap” Inventors: Armando Córdova, Stockholm, Sweden; Jonas Háfren, Stockholm, Sweden, Joseph Samec, Stockholm, Sweden; Karl Enquist, Stockholm, Sweden

6. International Patent WO/2011/039325:Method of improving properties of cellulose-based fibrous sheet-formed materials. Inventors: Armando Córdova, Stockholm, Sweden, Joseph Samec, Stockholm, Sweden; Karl Enquist, Stockholm, Sweden

7. PCT/EP2007/058362“Asymmetric 5-Hydroxyisoxazolidine, 5-Isoxazolidinone and b-Amino Aldehyde Synthesis: A Highly Enantioselective Route to b-Amino Acid and Amino Alcohol Derivatives” Inventors: Armando Córdova, Stockholm, Sweden; Jonas Háfren, Stockholm, Sweden

8. International Patent WO/2008/043798: “A process for the preparation of beta-amino aldehydes and derivatives thereof” Inventors: Armando Córdova, Stockholm, Sweden; Jonas Háfren, Stockholm, Sweden

9. International Patent application PCT/SE2008/051091: “A novel catalyst for aldol condensation reaction” Inventors: Nozière, B., and A. Córdova.

10. International Patent application: Hydrophobization of cellulose and cellulose-derived products corresponding composition and product. Inventors: A. Córdova and G.-L. Zhao

11. International Patent WO 2003059915 A2 20030724 “ Enantioselective Method for Making a and b amino acid derivatives” Inventors: Carlos F. Barbas III, Solana Beach, Calif.; Armando Córdova, La Jolla, Calif. Wolfgang Notz, La Jolla, Calif.

12. Intl. Patent WO 2010024762A1 “Improved method for the preparation of b-phenyl-isoserine derivatives such as the docetaxel C-13 side-chain” Inventors: A. Córdova, P. Dziedzic, J. Vesely

13. Intl. Patent WO 2010062239 A1 catalytic asymmetric method for the preparation of the paclitaxel (Taxol) C-13 side-chain derivatives and its use in the preparation of Taxane derivatives. Inventors: A. Córdova, P. Dziedzic, M. Kullberg.

14. U.S. Patent application “Anti-selective SMP-catalyzed direct asymmetric Mannich-type reactions: Synthesis of functionalized amino acid derivatives” Inventors: Carlos F. Barbas III, Solana Beach, Calif.; Armando Córdova, La Jolla, Calif.

15. International patent application WO/2011/039325. “Heterogeneous Thiol-Ene Click Modification of Solid Polysaccharide-based Materials.” Inventors: Armando Córdova, Stockholm, Sweden; Jonas Háfren, Stockholm, Sweden.

16. International patent application WO2011086012 A1. “Method of making cellulosic textile water repellent and corresponding textile” Inventors: Ali Naderi, Tullinge, Sweden; Armando Córdova, Stockholm, Sweden

17. European Patent. Application. PCT/EP2015/056776 ”Efficient Synthesis of Amines and Amides from Alcohols and Aldehydes by using Cascade Catalysis” Inventors: Armando Córdova, Stockholm, Sweden, Per Berglund, Stockholm Sweden, Mattias Anderson, Stockholm Sweden, Samson Afewerki, Sundsvall, Sweden

18. Europe PCT/EP2015/075333 ”A Mild Catalytic Reduction of C-O Bonds Using a Recyclable Catalyst System” Inventors: Armando Córdova, Stockholm, Sweden, Carlos Palo-Nieto, Sundsvall, Sweden, Samson Afewerki, Sundsvall, Sweden.

19. European PCT/EP2015/079869 ”Direct mild synthesis of amines from aldehydes by heterogeneous metal-catalysis and one-pot three-component synthesis of amides from aldehydes” Inventors: Armando Córdova, Stockholm, Sweden, Carlos Palo-Nieto, Sundsvall, Sweden, Samson Afewerki, Sundsvall, Sweden.

20. Sweden PCT/ 1551537-2 Environmentally friendly process for the preparation of nanocellulose and derivatives thereof. Inventors: Armando Córdova, Stockholm, Sweden, Samson Afewerki, Sundsvall, Sweden.

21. U.S. Patent application 62/375,805. Conversion of Alcohols to Linear and Branched Functionalized Alkanes by Integrated Catalysis. Inventors: Armando Córdova, Stockholm, Sweden, Samson Afewerki, Sundsvall, Sweden.