Publications

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40. M. Fereidoonnezhad, H. R. Shahsavari,* S. Abedanzadeh, A. Nezafati, A. Khazali, P. Mastrorilli, M. Babaghasabha, J. Webb, Z. Faghih, Z. Faghih, S. Bahemmat and M. H. Beyzavi* “Synthesis, structural characterization, biological evaluation and molecular docking studies of new platinum(II) complexes bearing isocyanides” New Journal of Chemistry 2018, ASAP. DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ04819J.

 


39. M. Fereidoonnezhad, H. R. Shahsavari,* E. Lotfi, M. Babaghassabha, M. Fakhri, Z. Faghih, Z, Faghih, and M. H. Beyzavi* “(Benzyl isocyanide)gold(I) pyrimidine‐2‐thiolate complex: Synthesis and biological activity” Applied Organometallic Chemistry 2018, 32, e4200.

 

Featured Article as the Front Cover Article in the Applied Organometallic Chemistry Journal:

 


38. M. Fereidoonnezhad, H. R. Shahsavari,* S. Abedanzadeh, B. Behchenari, M. Hossein-Abadi, Z. Faghih, and M. H. Beyzavi* “Cycloplatinated(II) Complexes Bearing 1,1′-Bis(diphenylphosphino)ferrocene Ligand: Biological Evaluation and Molecular Docking Studies”. New Journal of Chemistry 2018, 42, 2385–2392.

 

Featured Article as the Front Cover Article in the New Journal of Chemistry:

 


Prior to joining the University of Arkansas:

Patents

O. K. Farha,* J. T. Hupp,* M. H. Beyzavi, C. J Stephenson, Y. Liu “Zirconium-and Hafnium-Based Metal-Organic Frameworks as Epoxide Ring-Opening Catalysts” Pending U.S. Patent Application, US Patent WO 2016/081685 A1, Serial No. 62/082,283, EFS ID: 20753850, Filed: Nov. 20, 2014.


Transition-Metals Mediated/Catalyzed Fluorinations and their Translation in PET Chemistry

37. M. H. Beyzavi,§ D Mandal,§ M. Strebl,§ C. N. Neumann, E. D’Amato, J. Chen, J. Hooker, T. Ritter* “18F-Deoxyfluorination of Phenols via Ru π-Complexes” ACS Central Science 2017, 3, 944–948. § = equal contribution


Epitaxial/Solvothermal Preparation of Metal–Organic Frameworks and their (Tandem) Catalytic Applications

36. M. H. Beyzavi, N. A. Vermeulen, K. Zhang, M. C. So, C.-W. Kung, J. T. Hupp,* O. K. Farha* “Liquid-Phase Epitaxilally Grown Metal–Organic Framework Thin Films for an Efficient Tandem Catalysis Through Site-Isolation of Catalytic Centers” ChemPlusChem 2016, 81, 708–713. (Invited Paper for the Special Issue on the Coordination Polymers/Metal-Organic Frameworks) Highlighted in ChemistryViews Magazine


35. M. H. Beyzavi, N. A. Vermeulen, A. J. Howarth, S. Tussupbayev, A. B League, N. M. Schweitzer, J. R Gallagher, A. E. Platero-Prats, N. Hafezi, A. A. Sarjeant, J. T Miller, K. W Chapman, J. F. Stoddart,* C J. Cramer,* J. T. Hupp,* O. K. Farha* “A Hafnium-Based Metal–Organic Framework as a Nature-Inspired Tandem Reaction Catalyst” The Journal of American Chemical Society 2015, 137, 13624–13631.


34. M. H. Beyzavi, R. C. Klet, S. Tussupbayev, J. Borycz, N. A. Vermeulen, C. J. Cramer, J. F. Stoddart, J. T. Hupp,* O. K. Farha* “A Hafnium-Based Metal–Organic Framework as an Efficient and Multifunctional Catalyst for Facile CO2 Fixation and Regioselective and Enantioretentive Epoxide Activation” The Journal of American Chemical Society 2014, 136, 15861–15864. Highlighted in C&EN.


33. M. C. So, M. H. Beyzavi, R. Sawhney, O. Shekhah, M. Eddaoudi, J. T. Hupp,* O. K. Farha* “Post-Assembly Transformations of Porphyrin-Containing Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) Films Fabricated via Automated Layer-by-Layer Coordination” Chemical Communications 2015, 51, 85–88.


32. M. H. Beyzavi,§ C. J. Stephenson,§ Y. Liu,§ O. Karagiaridi, J. T. Hupp* and O. K. Farha* “Metal–Organic Framework-Based Catalysts: Chemical Fixation of CO2 with Epoxides Leading to Cyclic Organic Carbonates” Frontiers in Energy Research 2014, 2, 63. (Critical Review).§ = equal contribution.


31. M. J. Katz, S.-Y. Moon, J. E. Mondloch, M. H. Beyzavi, C. J. Stephenson, J. T. Hupp,* O. K. Farha* “Exploiting Parameter Space in MOFs: A 20-Fold Enhancement of Phosphate-ester Hydrolysis with UiO-66-NH2Chemical Science 2015, 6, 2286–2291.


30. C. J. Stephenson, M. H. Beyzavi, R. C. Klet, J. T. Hupp,* O. K. Farha* “A Hafnium-based Metal-Organic Framework as a Catalyst for Regioselective Ring-Opening of Epoxides with a Mild Hydride Source” Applied Physics Letters: Materials 2014, 2, 123901–123905.


Synthesis of Functionalized Porphyrinoids using Donor–Acceptor Substituted-Cyclopropanes and their Applications in Photodynamic Therapy

29. M. H. Beyzavi, C. Nietzold, H.-U. Reissig,* A. Wiehe* “Synthesis of Functionalized trans-A2B2-Porphyrins Using Donor–Acceptor Cyclopropane-Derived Dipyrromethanes” Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis 2013, 355, 1409–1422.


28. M. H. Beyzavi, D. Lentz, H.-U. Reissig,* A. Wiehe* “Synthesis of New Functionalized Calix[n]phyrin Macrocycles with Varied Ring Sizes by Using a Sterically Congested Dipyrromethane” Chemistry – A European Journal 2013, 19, 6203–6208. (Selected paper of the month at FU Berlin).


27. M. H. Beyzavi, D. Lentz, H.-U. Reissig,* A. Wiehe* “Synthesis of Functionalized, Sterically Congested Calix[4]phyrin Macrocycles Using Donor–Acceptor-Substituted Cyclopropanes – First Example of a Mono-meso-spirolactone Incorporated into a Calix[4]phyrin” European Journal of Organic Chemistry 2013, 269–282. (Highlighted as Cover Article).


Metalloporphyrins as Catalysts and their Immobilization onto Activated Substrates

26. H. Sharghi,* M. H. Beyzavi, A. Safavi, M. M. Doroodmand, R. Khalifeh “Immobilization of Porphyrinatocopper Nanoparticles onto Activated Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes and a Study of its Catalytic Activity as an Efficient Heterogeneous Catalyst for a Click Approach to the Three-Component Synthesis of 1,2,3 Triazoles in Water” Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis 2009, 351, 2391–2410.


25. H. Sharghi,* M. H. Beyzavi, M. M. Doroodmand “Reusable Porphyrinatoiron(III) Complex Supported on Activated Silica as an Efficient Heterogeneous Catalyst for a Facile, One-Pot and Selective Synthesis of 2-Arylbenzimidazole Derivatives in the Presence of Atmospheric Air as a “Green” Oxidant at Ambient Temperature” European Journal of Organic Chemistry 2008, 24, 4126–4138.


Pyrimidines & Purines, Ionic Liquids, Nanoparticles, Green and Multicomponent Reactions, Heterogeneous Catalysts, Sulfonamides, Indoles, Ald- & Ketimines, Quinolones and Xanthenes, N-halo Reagents, Porphyrin-based Membranes

24. M. A. Zolfigol,* A. R. M.-Zare,* M. Zarei, E. Noroozizadeh, M. H. Beyzavi “Nitration of Arenes by 1-Sulfopyridinium Nitrate as an Ionic Liquid and Reagent by in situ Generation of NO2RSC Advances 2016, 6, 89572–89577.


23. A. Khazaei,* F. Abbasi, A. R. M.-Zare,* M. Khazaei, M. H. Beyzavi “Condensation of Aryl Aldehydes, 2-naphthol, and Thioacetamide Catalyzed by N-halo Reagents in Neutral Media” Chinese Journal of Catalysis, 2015, 62, 850–854.


22. A. Zare,* M. Merajoddin, A. R. M.-Zare, M. H. Beyzavi, M. A. Zolfigol “Design and Characterization of Nano-silica-bonded 3-n-Propyl-1-sulfonic Acid Imidazolium Chloride {Nano-SB- [PSIM]Cl} as a Novel, Heterogeneous and Reusable Catalyst for the Condensation of Arylaldehydes with β-Naphthol and Alkyl Carbamates” Research on Chemical Intermediates, 2016, 42, 2365–2378.


21. M. Shamsipur,* M. Sadeghi,* M. H. Beyzavi, H. Sharghi “Development of a Novel Fluorimetric Bulk Optode Membrane Based on meso-Tetrakis(2-hydroxynaphthyl) Porphyrin (MTHNP) for Highly Sensitive and Selective Monitoring of Trace Amounts of Hg2+ Ions” Materials Science and Engineering: C, 2015, 48, 424–433.


20. A. R. M.-Zare,* M. A. Zolfigol,* V. Khakyzadeh, C. Böttcher, M. H. Beyzavi, A. Zare, A. Hasaninejad, R. Luque “Facile Preparation of a Nanostructured Functionalized Catalytically Active Organosalt” Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014, 2, 770–777.


19. A. R. M.-Zare,* M. A. Zolfigol,* O. Khaledian, V. Khakyzadeh, M. D. Farahani M. H. Beyzavi, H. G. Kruger “Tandem Knoevenagel–Michael–cyclocondensation Reaction of Malononitrile, Various Aldehydes and 2-Naphthol over Acetic Acid Functionalized Ionic Liquid” Chemical Engineering Journal 2014, 248, 122–127.


18. M. A. Zolfigol,* V. Khakyzadeh, A. R. M.-Zare, A. Rostami, A. Zare, N. Iranpoor, M. H. Beyzavi, R. Luque* “A Highly Stable and Active Magnetically Separable Pd Nanocatalyst in Aqueous Phase Heterogeneously Catalyzed Couplings” Green Chemistry, 2013, 15, 2132–2140.


17. A. Khazaei,* M. A. Zolfigol,* A. R. M.-Zare,* J. Afsar, A. Zare, V. Khakyzadeh, M. H. Beyzavi “Synthesis of Hexahydroquinolines Using the New Ionic Liquid Sulfonic Acid Functionalized Pyridinium Chloride as a Catalyst” Chinese Journal of Catalysis, 2013, 34, 1936–1944.
16. M. Shamsipur,* H. R. Rajabi, M. H. Beyzavi, H. Sharghi “Bulk Polymer Nanoparticles Containing a tetrakis(3-Hydroxyphenyl)porphyrin for Fast and Highly Selective Separation of Mercury Ions” Microchim Acta, 2013, 180, 791–799.


15. A. Zare,* F. Abi, A. R. M.-Zare, M. H. Beyzavi, M. A. Zolfigol,* “Synthesis, Characterization and Application of Ionic Liquid 1,3-Disulfonic Acid Imidazolium Hydrogen Sulfate as an Efficient Catalyst for the Preparation of Hexahydroquinolines” Journal of Molecular Liquids 2013, 178, 113–121.


14. A. Zare,* F. Bahrami, M. Merajoddin, M. Bandari, A. R. M.-Zare, M. A. Zolfigol,* A. Hasaninejad, M. Shekouhy, M. H. Beyzavi, V. Khakyzadeh, M. Mokhlesi, Z. Asgari “Efficient Preparation of Sulfonylimines, Imidazoles and bis(Indolyl)methanes Catalyzed by [Et3NSO3H]Cl” Organic Preparations and Procedures International 2013, 45, 211–219.


13. A. Zare,* A. R. M.-Zare,* M. Merajoddin, M. A. Zolfigol,* T. H.-Zadeh, A. Hasaninejad, A. Khazaei, M. Mokhlesi, V. Khakyzadeh, F. D.-Panah, M. H. Beyzavi, E. Rostami, A. Arghoon, R. Roohandeh “Ionic Liquid Triethylamine-Bonded Sulfonic Acid {[Et3N–SO3H]Cl} as a Novel, Highly Efficient and Homogeneous Catalyst for the Synthesis of β-Acetamido Ketones, 1,8-Dioxo-Octahydroxanthenes and 14-Aryl-14H-Dibenzo[a,j]xanthenes” Journal of Molecular Liquids 2012, 167, 69–77. (Highlighted as among the most downloaded Journal of Molecular Liquids articles).


12. M. A. Zolfigol,* V. Khakyzadeh, A. R. M.-Zare, A. Zare, P. A.-Hadi, Z. Mohammadi, M. H. Beyzavi, “Nano-Fe3O4/O2: Green, Magnetic and Reusable Catalytic System for the Synthesis of Benzimidazoles” South African Journal of Chemistry 2012, 65, 280–285.


11. A. Zare,* S. Akbarzadeh, E. Foroozani, H. Kaveh, A. R. M.-Zare, A. Hasaninejad, M. Mokhlesi, M. H. Beyzavi, M. A. Zolfigol “Triethylamine-Bonded Sulfonic Acid ([Et3N–SO3H]Cl): A Highly Efficient and Homogeneous Catalyst for the Condensation of 2-Naphthol with Arylaldehydes and Amides (Alkyl Carbamates or Thioamides)” Journal of Sulfur Chemistry 2012, 33, 259–272.


10. H. Sharghi,* R. Khalifeh, F. Moeini, M. H. Beyzavi, A. S. Beni, M. M. Doroodmand “Mannich Reaction of Secondary Amines, Aldehydes and Alkynes in Water Using Cu/C Nanoparticles as a Heterogeneous Catalyst” Journal of the Iranian Chemical Society 2011, 8, S89–S103.


9. A. Zare,* A. Hasaninejad,* A. Khalafi-Nezhad, A. R. M.-Zare, M. H. Beyzavi, F. Khedri, F. Asadi, N. Hayati, A. Asifi “A Highly Efficient Protocol for the Synthesis of N-Aryl Nucleobases Using Zinc Oxide in Ionic Liquids” Journal of the Iranian Chemical Society 2010, 7, 461–469.


8. A. Hasaninejad,* A. Zare,* A. Parhami, A. R. M.-Zare, R. Bargebid, M. H. Beyzavi, A. Khalafi-Nezhad, A. Arghoon, M. Merajoddin, S. A. Moosavi, A. Dara, M. Shekouhy “Potassium Fluoride as an Efficient and Reusable Reagent for the Synthesis of N,N-Dialkylsulfonamides via Aza-Conjugate Addition Reaction under Microwave Irradiation” Organic Preparations and Procedures International 2009, 41, 291–299.


7. A. Zare,* A. R. M.-Zare, A. Hasaninejad,* A. Parhami, A. Khalafi-Nezhad, M. H. Beyzavi “Green, Catalyst-Free Protocol for the Efficient Synthesis of N-Sulfonyl Aldimines and Ketimines in Ionic Liquid [bmim]Br” Synthetic Communications 2009, 39, 3156–3165.


6. A. Zare,* A. Hasaninejad,* M. H. Beyzavi, A. R. M.-Zare, A. Khalafi-Nezhad, F. Asadi, L. Baramaki, S. J. Angali, R. G. Golabi “KF/Al2O3 as a Highly Efficient, Green, Heterogeneous and Reusable Catalytic System for the Solvent-Free Synthesis of Carboacyclic Nucleosides via Michael Addition Reaction” Synthetic Communications 2009, 39, 139–157.


5. A. Zare,* A Hasaninejad,* M. H. Beyzavi, A. R. M.-Zare, A. Khalafi-Nezhad, M. Roshankar, F. Fiouzi, S. Azad “KF/Al2O3 as an Efficient, Green and Reusable Catalytic System for the Solvent-Free Synthesis of N-Alkyl Derivatives of Sulfonamides via Michael Reactions” Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon 2009, 184, 1702–1712.


4. A. Zare,* A. Parhami,* A. R. M.-Zare, A. Hasaninejad, A. Khalafi-Nezhad, M. H. Beyzavi “A Catalyst-Free Protocol for the Green and Efficient Condensation of Indoles with Aldehydes in Ionic Liquids” Canadian Journal of Chemistry 2009, 87, 416–421.


3. A. Zare,* A. Hasaninejad,* A. R. M.-Zare, M. H. Beyzavi, A. Khalafi-Nezhad, N. Pishahang, Z. Parsaee, P. Mahdavinasab, N. Hayati “KF/Al2O3 as a Highly Efficient Reagent for the Synthesis of N-Aryl Derivatives of Pyrimidine and Purine Nucleobases” Arkivoc 2008, xvi, 178–188.


2. A. Zare,* A. Hasaninejad,* R. Safinejad, A. R. M.-Zare, A. Khalafi-Nezhad, M. H. Beyzavi, M. M. Moredi, E. Dehghani, P. K. Mojarrad “Ionic Liquid-Accelerated Michael Addition of Pyrimidine and Purine Nucleobases to α,β-Unsaturated Esters: A Rapid Approach to Carboacyclic Nucleosides Synthesis” Arkivoc 2008, xvi, 61–74.


1. A. Zare,* A. Hasaninejad,* M. H. Beyzavi, A. Parhami, A. R. M.-Zare, A. Khalafi-Nezhad, H. Sharghi “Zinc Oxide-Tetrabutylammonium Bromide Tandem as a Highly Efficient, Green and Reusable Catalyst for the Michael Addition of Pyrimidine and Purine Nucleobases to α,β-Unsaturated Esters under Solvent-Free Conditions” Canadian Journal of Chemistry 2008, 86, 317–324.