47. Jess, K.; Kitagawa, K.; Tagawa, T. K. S.; and Blum, S. A. “Microscopy Reveals: Impact of Lithium Salts on Elementary Steps Predicts Organozinc Reagent Synthesis and Structure.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 9879-9884.


46. Easter, Q. T.; Garcia IV, A.; Blum, S. A. “Single-Polymer−Particle Growth Kinetics with Molecular Catalyst Speciation and Single-Turnover Imaging.” ACS Catal. 2019, 9, 3375−3383.

45. Tu, K. N., Kim, S., Blum, S. A. “Copper-Catalyzed Aminoboration from Hydrazones To Generate Borylated Pyrazoles.” Org. Lett. 201921, 1283.


44. Bel Abed, H.; Blum, S. A. “Transition Metal-Free Synthesis of Borylated Thiophenes via Formal Thioboration.” Org. Lett. 201820, 6673.

43. Tu, K. N.; Gao, C.; Blum, S. A. “An Oxyboration Route to a Single Regioisomer of Borylated Dihydrofurans and Isochromenes.” J. Org. Chem. 201883, 11204.

41. Easter, Q. T.; Blum, S. A. “Evidence for Dynamic Chemical Kinetics at Individual Molecular Ruthenium Catalysts.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201857, 1572.


40. Issaian, A.; Tu, K. N.; Blum, S. A. “Boron Heteroatom Addition Reactions via Borylative Heterocyclization: Oxyboration, Aminoboration, and Thioboration.” Acc. Chem. Res. 201750, 2598.

39. Easter, Q. T.; Blum, S. A. “Single Turnover at Molecular Polymerization Catalysts Reveals Spatiotemporally Resolved Reactions.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201756, 13772.

Highlighted in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. “Kinetics in the Real World

Highlighted in UCI News Brief, “Little green flashes unlock secrets of catalytic reactions

38. Issaian, A.; Faizi, D. J.; Bailey, J. O.; Mayer, P.; Berionni, G.; Singleton, D. A.; Blum, S. A. “Mechanistic Studies of Formal Thioboration Reactions of Alkynes.” J. Org. Chem. 201782, 8165.


35. Faizi, D. J.; Davis, A. J.; Meany, F. B.; Blum, S. A. "Catalyst-Free Formal Thioboration to Synthesize Borylated Benzothiophenes and Dihydrothiophenes." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201655, 14286.

Highlighted in Synfacts 201713, 71. "Ring-forming Thioboration of C–C π-Bonds."

34. Feng, C.; Cunningham, D. W.; Easter, Q. T.; Blum, S. A. "Role of LiCl in Generating Soluble Organozinc Reagents." J. Am. Chem. Soc2016138, 11156. Link

Highlighted in Org. Process Res. Dev. 201620, 1691. "Some Items of Interest to Process R&D Chemists and Engineers."

33. Faizi, D. J.; Nava, N. A.; Al-Amin, M.; Blum, S. A. "Oxyboration: Synthesis of Borylated Benzofurans." Org. Synth. 201693, 228.

32. Johnson, J. S.; Chong, E.; Tu, K. N.; Blum, S. A. "Kinetic Study of Carbophilic Lewis Acid Catalyzed Oxyboration and the Noninnocent Role of Sodium Chloride." Organometallics 201635, 655.

31. Faizi, D. J.; Issaian, A.; Davis, A. J.; Blum, S. A. "Catalyst-Free Synthesis of Borylated Lactones from Esters via Electrophilic Oxyboration." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016138, 2126.

30. Hirner, J. J.; Faizi, D. J.; Blum. S. A. Organoboron Compounds and Methods of Making Organoboron Compounds. U. S. Patent 9,238661, January 19, 2016.

29. Tu, K. N.; Hirner, J. J.; Blum, S. A. "Oxyboration with and without a Catalyst: Borylated Isoxazoles via B–O σ-Bond Addition." Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 480.

Highlighted in Synfacts 2016, 12, 400.


28. Chong, E.; Blum, S. A. "Aminoboration: Addition of B–N σ Bonds Across C–C π Bonds." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015137, 10144.

27. Hirner, J. J.; Blum, S. A. "NMR Spectroscopy Studies of Electronic Effects and Equilibrium in the Organogold-to-boron Transmetallation Reaction and Studies Towards Its Application to the Alkoxyboration Addition of Boron-Oxygen Sigma-Bonds to Alkynes." Tetrahedron 201571, 4445.

Special invited issue in honor of Yoshi Nakao's Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award.

24. Hensle, E. M.; Esfandiari, N. M.; Lim, S. -G.; Blum, S. A. "BODIPY Fluorophore Toolkit for Probing Chemical Reactivity and for Tagging Reactive Functional Groups." Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 3347.
EurJOC, Cover, June 2014

22. Hirner, J. J.; Faizi, D. J.; Blum, S. A. "Alkoxyboration: Ring-Closing Addition of B–O Sigma Bonds Across Alkynes." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014136, 4740.

Highlighted in Science 2014344, 10. "A Big Break for Boron."

Organoboron building blocks for drug discovery from this paper are available from Sigma-Aldrich.

21. Al-Amin, M.; Roth, K. E.; Blum, S. A. "Mechanistic Studies of Gold and Palladium Cooperative Dual-Catalytic Cross-Coupling Systems." ACS Catal. 20144, 622.

18. Hensle, E. M; Blum, S. A. "Phase Separation Polymerization of Dicyclopentadiene Characterized by In Operando Fluorescence Microscopy." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013135, 12324.

16. Gladysz, J. A.; Ball, Z. T.; Bertrand, G.; Blum, S. A.; Dong, V. M.; Dorta, R.; Hahn, F. E.; Humphrey, M. G.; Jones, W. D.; Klosin, J.; Manners, I.; Marks, T. J.; Mayer, J. M.; Rieger, B.; Ritter, J.; Sattelberger, A. P.; Schomaker, J. "Organometallics Roundtable 2011." Organometallics 201231, 1.

15. Cornell, T. P.; Shi, Y.; Blum, S. A. "Synthesis of Alkenylgold(I) Compounds via Sequential Hydrozirconation and Zirconium to Gold Transmetalation." Organometallics 2012, 31, 5990.


14. Esfandiari, N. M.; Blum, S. A. "Homogeneous vs Heterogeneous Polymerization Catalysis Revealed by Single-Particle Fluorescence Microscopy." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011133, 18145.
Highlighted Editor's Choice, Science 2011334, 1034. "A Probe of Homogeneity."

12. Roth, K. E.; Blum, S. A. "Direct Observation of Gold/Palladium Transmetalation in an Organogold Heck Reaction." Organometallics 201130, 4811.

11. Hirner, J. J.; Shi, Y.; Blum, S. A. "Organogold Reactivity with Palladium, Nickel, and Rhodium: Transmetalation, Cross-Coupling, and Dual Catalysis." Acc. Chem. Res. 201144, 603.

One of the "Most Read" Accounts articles.

10. Shi, Y.; Blum, S. A. "Gold and Rhodium Transmetalation: Mechanistic Insights and Dual-Metal Reactivity." Organometallics 201130, 1776.

9. Hirner, J. J.; Blum, S. A. "Nickel-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Organogold Reagents." Organometallics 2011, 30, 1299.


8. Esfandiari, N. M.; Wang, Y.; Mcintire, T. M.; Blum, S. A. "Real-Time Imaging of Platinum-Sulfur Ligand Exchange Reactions at the Single-Molecule Level via a General Chemical Technique." Organometallics 201030, 2901. 
Organometallics Cover, June 2011:


7. Esfandiari, N. M.; Wang, Y.; Bass, J. Y.; Cornell, T. P.; Otte, D. A. L.; Cheng, M. H.; Hemminger, J. C.; Mcintire, T. M.; Mandelshtam, V. A.; Blum, S. A. "Single-Molecule Imaging of Platinum Ligand Exchange Reaction Reveals Reactivity Distribution." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010132, 15167.
Highlighted in Chem. & Eng. News 201088 (36), 14. 
Journal of the American Chemical Society Cover, November 2010:


6. Roth, K. E.; Blum, S. A. "Relative Kinetic Basicities of Organogold Compounds." Organometallics 2010, 29, 1712.


5. Shi, Y.; Roth, K. E.; Ramgren, S. D.; Blum, S. A. "Catalyzed Catalysis Using Carbophilic Lewis Acidic Gold and Lewis Basic Palladium: Synthesis of Substituted Butenolides and Isocoumarins." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009131, 18022.

3. Shi, Y.; Ramgren, S. D.; Blum, S. A. "Palladium-Catalyzed Carboauration of Alkynes and Palladium/Gold Cross-Coupling." Organometallics 200928, 1275.
Highlighted in ACS-Petroleum Research Fund Feature Story, "A Synergy of Synthetic Chemistry"


2. Canham, S. M.; Bass, J. Y.; Navarro, O.; Lim, S. G.; Das, N.; Blum, S. A. "Toward the Single-Molecule Investigation of Organometallic Reaction Mechanisms: Single-Molecule Imaging of Fluorophore-Tagged Palladium(II) Complexes." Organometallics 200827, 2172.
Highlighted in Chem. & Eng. News 200886, 43.

1. Shi, Y.; Peterson, S. M.; Haberaecker, W. W., III; Blum, S. A. "Alkynes as Stille Reaction Pseudohalides: Synthesis of Tri- and Tetra-Substituted Olefins." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008130, 2168.
Highlighted in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 200847, 5703.