Valentin Rodionov

Assistant Professor, Chemical Science

Physical Science and Engineering Division
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Education Profile

  • ​​​​​​Ph.D., The Scripps Research Institute, 2008
  • M.S., University of Maryland, 2002

Research Interests

​Professor Rodionov's research interests are broadly focused on on nano- and mesoscale catalytic systems, such as micelles or colloidal particles, capable of emergent behavior. His group develops enzyme-like self-assembled catalysts using approaches inspired by the biological evolution.

Selected Publications

  • ​Rodionov, V.O.; Fokin, V.V.; Finn, M.G. Angew., "Mechanism of the ligand-free Cu(I)-catalyzed Azide-Alkyne cycloaddition reaction" Chem. Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 2210-2215. This work has been highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News, p. 36, Feb. 21, 2005.
  • Rodionov, V.O.; Presolski, S.I.; Gardinier, S.; Lim, Y.-H.; Finn, M.G. J. Am., "Benzimidazole and related ligands for Cu-catalyzed Azide-Alkyne cycloaddition" Chem. Soc., 129, 12696-12704, 2007.
  • Rodionov, V.O.; Presolski, S.I.; Diaz D.D.; Fokin, V.V.; Finn, M.G. J. Am., "Ligand-accelerated Cu-catalyzed Azide-Alkyne cycloaddition: a Mechanistic Report" Chem. Soc., 129, 12705-12712, 2007.
  • Kwok, S.W.; Fotsing, J.R.; Fraser, R.J.; Rodionov, V.O.; Fokin, V.V., "Transition-metal-free catalytic synthesis of 1,5-Diaryl-1,2,3-triazoles" Org. Lett., 12, 4217–4219, 2010.
  • Rodionov, V.O.; Gao, H.; Scroggins, S.; Unruh, D.A.; Avestro, A.J.; Fréchet J.M.J. J. Am., "Easy access to a family of polymer catalysts from modular star polymers" Chem. Soc., 132, 2570–2572, 2010.