Vinh Nguyen

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Vinh Nguyen (also known as: Thanh Vinh Nguyen or Thanh V. Nguyen on academic publication) was born in Vietnam. After high school, he went to Sydney, Australia to study industrial chemistry at University of New South Wales. He then moved to undertake his PhD in organic chemistry with Professor Michael Sherburn at the Australian National University, Canberra. He had worked to develop new synthetic methodologies for application in natural product synthesis and worked on the design and synthesis of enormoussynthetic host molecules for drug-delivery modelling. After graduating in 2010, he came to work on organocatalysis in Professor Dieter Enders group at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, RWTH Aachen, Germany under the auspices of an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship.  In June 2013, he moved to Curtin University (Perth, Australia) to start his own independent research group. In June 2015, he moved again to UNSW (Sydney) to take up a Lecturer/ARC DECRA fellow position at the School of Chemistry. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in July 2018 and started his ARC Future Fellowship in 2019. His current research interests are organocatalysis, aromatic cation activation, synthesis of naturally occurring and bioactive compounds, asymmetric synthesis and medicinal chemistry.

 

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publications

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Pace DP; Robidas R; Tran UPN; Legault CY; Nguyen TV, 2021, 'Iodine-Catalyzed Synthesis of Substituted Furans and Pyrans: Reaction Scope and Mechanistic Insights', Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 86, pp. 8154 - 8171, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.joc.1c00608
2021
Djuandhi L; Sharma N; Cowie BCC; Nguyen TV; Rawal A, 2021, 'Mechanistic implications of Li-S cell function through modification of organo-sulfur cathode architectures', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 23, pp. 14075 - 14092, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d1cp01838h
2021
Ton NNH; Mai BK; Nguyen TV, 2021, 'Tropylium-Promoted Hydroboration Reactions: Mechanistic Insights Via Experimental and Computational Studies', Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 86, pp. 9117 - 9133, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.joc.1c01208
2021
Empel C; Nguyen TV; Koenigs RM, 2021, 'Tropylium-Catalyzed O-H Insertion Reactions of Diazoalkanes with Carboxylic Acids', Organic Letters, vol. 23, pp. 548 - 553, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.orglett.0c04069
2021
Jana S; Empel C; Nguyen TV; Koenigs RM, 2021, 'Multi C−H Functionalization Reactions of Carbazole Heterocycles via Gold-Catalyzed Carbene Transfer Reactions', Chemistry - A European Journal, vol. 27, pp. 2628 - 2632, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.202004724
2021
Omoregbee K; Luc KNH; Dinh AH; Nguyen TV, 2020, 'Tropylium-promoted prenylation reactions of phenols in continuous flow', Journal of Flow Chemistry, vol. 10, pp. 161 - 166, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s41981-020-00082-w
2020
Dankers C; Tadros J; Harman DG; Aldrich-Wright JR; Nguyen TV; Gordon CP, 2020, 'Immobilized Carbodiimide Assisted Flow Combinatorial Protocol to Facilitate Amide Coupling and Lactamization', ACS Combinatorial Science, vol. 22, pp. 255 - 267, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acscombsci.0c00001
2020
Hussein MA; Tran UPN; Huynh VT; Ho J; Bhadbhade M; Mayr H; Nguyen TV, 2020, 'Halide Anion Triggered Reactions of Michael Acceptors with Tropylium Ion', Angewandte Chemie, vol. 132, pp. 1471 - 1475, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ange.201910578
2020
Tran UPN; Hommelsheim R; Yang Z; Empel C; Hock KJ; Nguyen TV; Koenigs RM, 2020, 'Catalytic Synthesis of Trifluoromethyl Cyclopropenes and Oligo-Cyclopropenes', Chemistry - A European Journal, vol. 26, pp. 1254 - 1257, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201904680
2020
Hussein MA; Tran UPN; Huynh VT; Ho J; Bhadbhade M; Mayr H; Nguyen TV, 2020, 'Halide Anion Triggered Reactions of Michael Acceptors with Tropylium Ion', Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, vol. 59, pp. 1455 - 1459, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201910578
2020
Hussein MA; Dinh AH; Huynh VT; Nguyen TV, 2020, 'Synthesis of tertiary amines by direct Brønsted acid catalyzed reductive amination', Chemical Communications, vol. 56, pp. 8691 - 8694, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d0cc02955f
2020
Empel C; Jana S; Pei C; Nguyen TV; Koenigs RM, 2020, 'Photochemical O-H Functionalization of Aryldiazoacetates with Phenols via Proton Transfer', Organic Letters, vol. 22, pp. 7225 - 7229, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.orglett.0c02564
2020
Jana S; Empel C; Pei C; Aseeva P; Nguyen TV; Koenigs RM, 2020, 'C-H Functionalization Reactions of Unprotected N-Heterocycles by Gold-Catalyzed Carbene Transfer', ACS Catalysis, vol. 10, pp. 9925 - 9931, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.0c02230
2020
Mai BK; Koenigs RM; Nguyen TV; Lyons DJM; Empel C; Pace DP; Dinh AH, 2020, 'Tropolonate salts as acyl-transfer catalysts under thermal and photochemical conditions: Reaction scope and mechanistic insights', ACS Catalysis, vol. 10, pp. 12596 - 12606, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.0c03702
2020
Jana S; Empel C; Pei C; Vinh Nguyen T; Koenigs RM, 2020, 'Gold-catalyzed C−H Functionalization of Phenothiazines with Aryldiazoacetates', Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, vol. 362, pp. 5721 - 5727, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adsc.202000962
2020
Djuandhi L; Sharma N; Cowie BCC; Nguyen TV; Rawal A, 2019, 'Elucidation of structures and lithium environments for an organo-sulfur cathode', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 21, pp. 18667 - 18679, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9cp03057c
2019
Crocker RD; Zhang B; Pace DP; Wong WWH; Nguyen TV, 2019, 'Tetrabenzo[5.7]fulvalene: A forgotten aggregation induced-emission luminogen', Chemical Communications, vol. 55, pp. 11591 - 11594, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9cc06289k
2019
Hussein MA; Nguyen TV, 2019, 'Promotion of Appel-type reactions by N-heterocyclic carbenes', Chemical Communications, vol. 55, pp. 7962 - 7965, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9cc02132a
2019
Oss G; Nguyen TV, 2019, 'Iodonium-Catalyzed Carbonyl-Olefin Metathesis Reactions', Synlett, vol. 30, pp. 1966 - 1970, http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0039-1690297
2019
Tran UPN; Oss G; Breugst M; Detmar E; Pace DP; Liyanto K; Nguyen TV, 2019, 'Carbonyl-Olefin Metathesis Catalyzed by Molecular Iodine', ACS Catalysis, vol. 9, pp. 912 - 919, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.8b03769
2019
Guo Y; Nguyen TV; Koenigs RM, 2019, 'Norcaradiene Synthesis via Visible-Light-Mediated Cyclopropanation Reactions of Arenes', Organic Letters, vol. 21, pp. 8814 - 8818, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.orglett.9b03453
2019
Spare LK; Harman DG; Aldrich-Wright JR; Nguyen TV; Gordon CP, 2018, 'Chemoselective Flow Hydrogenation Approaches to Diversify the Cytotoxic Tetrahydroepoxyisoindole Carboxamide Scaffold', Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, vol. 360, pp. 1209 - 1217, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adsc.201701471
2018
Hussein MA; Huynh VT; Hommelsheim R; Koenigs RM; Nguyen TV, 2018, 'An efficient method for retro-Claisen-type C-C bond cleavage of diketones with tropylium catalyst', Chemical Communications, vol. 54, pp. 12970 - 12973, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8CC07329E
2018
Lyons DJM; Crocker RD; Nguyen TV, 2018, 'Stimuli-Responsive Organic Dyes with Tropylium Chromophore', Chemistry - A European Journal, vol. 24, pp. 10959 - 10965, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201801956
2018
Oss G; Ho J; Nguyen TV, 2018, 'Tropylium Ion Catalyzes Hydration Reactions of Alkynes', European Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 2018, pp. 3974 - 3981, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejoc.201800579
2018
Oss G; De Vos SD; Luc KNH; Harper JB; Nguyen TV, 2018, 'Tropylium-Promoted Oxidative Functionalization of Tetrahydroisoquinolines', Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 83, pp. 1000 - 1010, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.joc.7b02584
2018
Tran UPN; Oss G; Pace DP; Ho J; Nguyen TV, 2018, 'Tropylium-promoted carbonyl-olefin metathesis reactions', Chemical Science, vol. 9, pp. 5145 - 5151, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8sc00907d
2018
Hommelsheim R; Hock KJ; Schumacher C; Hussein MA; Nguyen TV; Koenigs RM, 2018, 'Cyanomethyl anion transfer reagents for diastereoselective Corey-Chaykovsky cyclopropanation reactions', Chemical Communications, vol. 54, pp. 11439 - 11442, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8cc05602a
2018
Tran UPN; Hock KJ; Gordon CP; Koenigs RM; Nguyen TV, 2017, 'Efficient phosphine-mediated formal C(sp3)-C(sp3) coupling reactions of alkyl halides in batch and flow', Chemical Communications, vol. 53, pp. 4950 - 4953, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7cc02033c
2017
Lyons DJM; Crocker RD; Blümel M; Nguyen TV, 2017, 'Promotion of Organic Reactions by Non-Benzenoid Carbocyclic Aromatic Ions', Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, vol. 56, pp. 1466 - 1484, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201605979
2017
Kaya U; Tran UPN; Enders D; Ho J; Nguyen TV, 2017, 'N-Heterocyclic Olefin Catalyzed Silylation and Hydrosilylation Reactions of Hydroxyl and Carbonyl Compounds', Organic Letters, vol. 19, pp. 1398 - 1401, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.orglett.7b00306
2017
Crocker RD; Hussein MA; Ho J; Nguyen TV, 2017, 'NHC-Catalyzed Metathesis and Phosphorylation Reactions of Disulfides: Development and Mechanistic Insights', Chemistry - A European Journal, vol. 23, pp. 6259 - 6263, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201700744
2017
Nguyen TVQ; Rodríguez-Santamaría JA; Yoo WJ; Kobayashi S, 2017, 'Incorporation of carbon dioxide into phthalides: Via ligand-free copper-catalyzed direct carboxylation of benzoxasiloles', Green Chemistry, vol. 19, pp. 2501 - 2505, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7gc00917h
2017
Hock KJ; Hommelsheim R; Mertens L; Ho J; Nguyen TV; Koenigs RM, 2017, 'Corey-Chaykovsky Reactions of Nitro Styrenes Enable cis-Configured Trifluoromethyl Cyclopropanes', Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 82, pp. 8220 - 8227, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.joc.7b00951
2017
Nguyen CV; Nguyen TV; Phan CM, 2017, 'Adsorption of alkyltrimethylammonium bromide surfactants at the air/water interface', International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, vol. 106, pp. 1035 - 1040, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2016.10.075
2017
Lyons DJM; Crocker RD; Enders D; Nguyen TV, 2017, 'Tropylium salts as efficient organic Lewis acid catalysts for acetalization and transacetalization reactions in batch and flow', Green Chemistry, vol. 19, pp. 3993 - 3996, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7gc01519d
2017
Blümel M; Noy JM; Enders D; Stenzel MH; Nguyen TV, 2016, 'Development and Applications of Transesterification Reactions Catalyzed by N-Heterocyclic Olefins', Organic Letters, vol. 18, pp. 2208 - 2211, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.orglett.6b00835
2016
Crocker RD; Nguyen TV, 2016, 'The Resurgence of the Highly Ylidic N-Heterocyclic Olefins as a New Class of Organocatalysts', Chemistry - A European Journal, vol. 22, pp. 2208 - 2213, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201503575
2016
Blümel M; Crocker RD; Harper JB; Enders D; Nguyen TV, 2016, 'N-Heterocyclic olefins as efficient phase-transfer catalysts for base-promoted alkylation reactions', Chemical Communications, vol. 52, pp. 7958 - 7961, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6cc03771b
2016
Phan CM; Nguyen CV; Nakahara H; Shibata O; Nguyen TV, 2016, 'Ionic Nature of a Gemini Surfactant at the Air/Water Interface', Langmuir, vol. 32, pp. 12842 - 12847, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b03484
2016
Bluemel M; Noy J-M; Enders D; Stenzel MH; Nguyen TV, 2016, 'ChemInform Abstract: Development and Applications of Transesterification Reactions Catalyzed by N-Heterocyclic Olefins.', ChemInform, vol. 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chin.201637038
2016
Bluemel M; Crocker RD; Harper JB; Enders D; Nguyen TV, 2016, 'ChemInform Abstract: N-Heterocyclic Olefins as Efficient Phase-Transfer Catalysts for Base-Promoted Alkylation Reactions.', ChemInform, vol. 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chin.201644051
2016
Nguyen TVQ; Yoo WJ; Kobayashi S, 2016, 'Chelating Bis(1,2,3-triazol-5-ylidene) Rhodium Complexes: Versatile Catalysts for Hydrosilylation Reactions', Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, vol. 358, pp. 452 - 458, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adsc.201500875
2016
Nguyen TV; Lyons DJM, 2015, 'ChemInform Abstract: A Novel Aromatic Carbocation-Based Coupling Reagent for Esterification and Amidation Reactions.', ChemInform, vol. 46, pp. no - no, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chin.201527077
2015
Hoang AS; Nguyen HN; Quoc Bui N; Vu HS; Vo TP; Nguyen TV; Minh Phan C, 2015, 'Extraction of gallium from Bayer liquor using extractant produced from cashew nutshell liquid', Minerals Engineering, vol. 79, pp. 88 - 93, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mineng.2015.05.012
2015
Nguyen CV; Nguyen TV; Phan CM, 2015, 'Dynamic adsorption of a gemini surfactant at the air/water interface', Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, vol. 482, pp. 365 - 370, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfa.2015.06.012
2015
Nguyen TV; Lyons DJM, 2015, 'A novel aromatic carbocation-based coupling reagent for esterification and amidation reactions', Chemical Communications, vol. 51, pp. 3131 - 3134, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4cc09539a
2015
Hoang AS; Tran TH; Nguyen HN; Vu HS; Vo TP; Phan C; Nguyen TV, 2015, 'Synthesis of oxime from a renewable resource for metal extraction', Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, vol. 32, pp. 1598 - 1605, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11814-014-0348-0
2015
Nguyen TV; Bekensir A, 2014, 'Aromatic cation activation: Nucleophilic substitution of alcohols and carboxylic acids', Organic Letters, vol. 16, pp. 1720 - 1723, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ol5003972
2014
Nguyen TV; Hall M, 2014, 'Activation of DMSO for Swern-type oxidation by 1,1-dichlorocycloheptatriene', Tetrahedron Letters, vol. 55, pp. 6895 - 6898, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tetlet.2014.10.100
2014
Nguyen TV; Sherburn MS, 2014, 'Simple synthetic receptors for Aspirin', Chemistry - A European Journal, vol. 20, pp. 14991 - 14995, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201304808
2014
Nguyen TV; Hartmann JM; Enders D, 2013, 'Recent synthetic strategies to access seven-membered carbocycles in natural product synthesis', Synthesis (Germany), vol. 45, pp. 845 - 873, http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0032-1318152
2013
Enders D; Nguyen TV, 2012, 'Secondary amine catalyzed retro-aldol reactions of enals and enones: One-pot conversion of enals to α-substituted derivatives', Tetrahedron Letters, vol. 53, pp. 2091 - 2095, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tetlet.2012.02.039
2012
Enders D; Nguyen TV, 2012, 'Chiral quaternary phosphonium salts: A new class of organocatalysts', Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, vol. 10, pp. 5327 - 5331, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c2ob25823d
2012
Bojase G; Nguyen TV; Payne AD; Willis AC; Sherburn MS, 2011, 'Synthesis and properties of the ivyanes: The parent 1,1-oligocyclopropanes', Chemical Science, vol. 2, pp. 229 - 232, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c0sc00500b
2011
Nguyen TV; Yoshida H; Sherburn MS, 2010, 'Selective binding and release of aspirin by an encapsulating receptor', Chemical Communications, vol. 46, pp. 5921 - 5923, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c0cc00422g
2010
Nguyen TV, 2010, 'Convenient access to hydroquinone and quinone derivatives from cyclobutenedione units', Australian Journal of Chemistry, vol. 63, pp. 1309 - 1310, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/CH10189
2010
Nguyen TV; Sinclair DJ; Willis AC; Sherburn MS, 2009, 'Guest inding drives reversible atropisomerism in cavitand hosts', Chemistry - A European Journal, vol. 15, pp. 5892 - 5895, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.200900695
2009
Nguyen TV, 2008, 'Intramolecular oxidative heck cyclization: A novel pathway to cyclopentenones', Australian Journal of Chemistry, vol. 61, pp. 316, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/CH08026
2008
Nguyen TH; Nguyen TV; Cooper C; Adesina AA, 2006, 'Carbothermal synthesis of nano-zised tungsten carbide catalyst', Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis, vol. 159, pp. 781 - 784
2006
Nguyen TH; Lee YJ; Adesina AA; Nguyen TV; Safinski T, 2005, 'Structural evolution of alumina supported Mo-W carbide nanoparticles synthesized by precipitation from homogeneous solution', Materials Research Bulletin, vol. 40, pp. 149 - 157, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.materresbull.2004.09.007
2005
Working Papers
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Conference Papers
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Nguyen TH; Nguyen TV; Brungs MP; Adesina AA, 2005, 'Effect of support on molybdenum - tungsten carbide catalyst prepared via PFHS method', in 7th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, 7th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Glasgow, Scotland, pp. 1 - 10, presented at 7th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Glasgow, Scotland, 10 July 2005 - 14 July 2005
2005
Nguyen TH; Nguyen TV; Brungs MP; Adesina AA, 2005, 'Carbothermal Synthesis of nano-sized carbide catalyst', in APCRE 05, APCRE 05, Gyeongju, Korea, presented at APCRE 05, Gyeongju, Korea, 12 June 2005 - 15 June 2005
2005