Lemcoff Group



Rozenberg, I., Eivgi, O., Frenklah, A., Kozuch, S., Butilkov, D., Kozuch, S. and Lemcoff, N.G., Synthesis and Catalytic Properties of Sulfur-Chelated Ruthenium Benzylidenes Bearing a CAAC Ligand, ACS catalysis , 2018, DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.8b02122

Eivgi, O., Guidone, S., Frenklah, A., Kozuch, S., Goldberg, I. and Lemcoff, N.G., Photoactivation of Ruthenium Phosphite Complexes for Olefin Metathesis, ACS catalysis , 2018, 8, 6413-6418, DOI:10.1021/acscatal.8b01637

Sutar, R., Butilkov, D., Lemcoff, N.G. and Reany O., New latent metathesis catalysts equipped with exchangeable boronic ester groups on the NHC, J. Coord. Chem., 2018, DOI: 10.1080/00958972.2018.1481211

Pavan, M.J., Fridman, H., Segalovich, G., Shames, A.I., Lemcoff, N.G. and Mokari, T., Photoxidation of Benzyl Alcohol with Heterogeneous Photocatalysts in the UV Range: The Complex Interplay with the Autoxidative Reaction, ChemCatChem, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201800284

Ivry, E., Frenklah, A., Ginzburg, Y., Levin, E., Goldberg, I., Kozuch, S., Lemcoff, N.G. and Tzur, E., Light- and Thermal-Activated Olefin Metathesis of Hindered Substrates, Organometallics, 2018, 37, 176-181

Sutar, R.L., Eivgi, O., Sen, S., Segalovich, G., Schapiro, I., Reany O. and Lemcoff, N.G., Guiding a Divergent Reaction by Photochemical Control: Bichromatic Selective Access to Levulinates and Butenolides, Chemical Science, 2018, 9, 1368-1374

Eivgi, O. and Lemcoff, N.G., Turning the Light On: Recent Developments in Photoinduced Olefin Metathesis, Synthesis, 2018, 50, 49-63


Butilkov, D., Frenklah, A., Rozenberg, I., Kozuch, S. and Lemcoff, N.G., Highly Selective Olefin Metathesis with CAAC-Containing Ruthenium Benzylidenes, ACS Catalysis, 2017, 7, 7634 - 7637

Eivgi, O., Sutar, R., Reany, O. and Lemcoff, N.G., Bichromatic Photosynthesis of Coumarins by UV Filter Enabled Olefin Metathesis, Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, 2017, 359, 2352 - 2357

Reany, O. and Lemcoff, N.G., Light Guided Chemoselective Olefin Metathesis Reactions, Pure and Applied Chemistry, 2017, 89, 829 - 840


Sengupta, S., Loutati, R., Petel, K., Levin, E., Lemcoff, N.G. and Golan Y., The Effect of Short Chain Thiol Ligand Additives in Chemical Bath Deposition of Lead Sulphide Thin Films: The Unique Behaviour of 1,2-ethanedithiol, CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 9122 - 9129

Saha, S., Ginzburg, Y., Rozenberg, I., Iliashevsky, O., Ben-Asuly, A. and Lemcoff, N.G., Cross-linked ROMP Polymers Based on Odourless Dicyclopentadiene Derivatives, Polymer Chemistry, 2016, 7, 3071 - 3075

Berkovich, I., Mavila, S., Iliashevsky, O., Kozuch, S. and Lemcoff, N.G., Single-chain Polybutadiene Organometallic Nanoparticles: An Experimental and Theoretical Study, Chemical Science, 2016, 7, 1773 - 1778

Sutar, R. L., Levin, E., Butilkov, D., Goldberg, I., Reany, O. and Lemcoff, N. G., A Light Activated Olefin Metathesis Catalyst Equipped with a Chromatic Orthogonal Self-Destruct Function, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 764 - 767

Mavila, S., Eivgi, O., Berkovich, I. and Lemcoff, N.G., Intramolecular Cross- Linking Methodologies for the Synthesis of Polymer Nanoparticles, Chemical Reviews, 2016, 116, 878 - 961


Ewonkem, M.B., Grinberg, S., Lemcoff, N.G., Shaubia, E., Linder, C. and Heldman, E., Newly Synthesized Bolaamphiphiles from Castor Oil and Their Aggregated Morphologies for Potential Use in Drug Delivery, Tetrahedron, 2015, 71, 8557 - 8571

Saha, S., Rozenberg, I. and Lemcoff N.G., Synthesis of Furanyl beta-diketone Based Heteroleptic Ir(III) Complexes and Studies of Their Photo-Luminescence Properties, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem., 2015, 641, 2460 - 2465

Vidavsky, Y., Navon, Y., Ginzburg, Y., Gottlieb, M. and Lemcoff, N.G., Thermal Properties of Ruthenium Alkylidene-polymerized Dicyclopentadiene, Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2015, 11, 1469 - 1474

Levin, E., Ivry, E., Diesendruck, C.E. and Lemcoff, N.G., Water In N-Heterocyclic Carbene Assisted Catalysis, Chemical Reviews, 2015, 115, 4607 - 4692

Levin, E., Mavila, S., Eivgi, O., Tzur, E. and Lemcoff, N.G., Regioselective Chromatic Orthogonality with Light Activated Metathesis Catalysts, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 12384 - 12388

Ivry, E., Ben-Asuly, A., Goldberg, I. and Lemcoff, N.G., Amino Acids as Chiral Anionic Ligands for Ruthenium Based Asymmetric Olefin Metathesis, ChemComm, 2015, 51, 3870 - 3873

Eivgi, O., Levin, E. and Lemcoff, N.G., Modulation of Photodeprotection by the Sunscreen Protocol, Organic Letters, 2015, 17, 740 - 743


Butilkov, D. and Lemcoff, N.G., Jojoba Oil Olefin Metathesis: A Valuable Source for Bio-renewable Materials, Green Chemistry, 2014, 16, 4728 - 4733

Tzur, E., Ivry, E., Diesendruck, C.E., Vidavsky, Y., Goldberg, I. and Lemcoff, N.G., Stability and Activity of cis-Dichloro Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Precatalysts Bearing Chelating Sulfur Alkylidenes, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2014, 769, 24 - 28

Mavila, S., Rozenberg, I. and Lemcoff N.G., A General Approach to Mono- and Bimetallic Organometallic Nanoparticles, Chemical Science, 2014, 5, 4196 - 4203

Bai, Y., Xing, H., Vincil, G.A., Lee, J., Henderson, E.J., Lu, Y., Lemcoff, N.G. and Zimmerman S.C., Practical Synthesis of Water-soluble Organic Nanoparticles with a Single Reactive Group and a Functional Carrier Scaffold, Chemical Science, 2014, 5, 2862 - 2868


Melamed Yerushalmi S., Buck M.E., Lynn D.M., Lemcoff N.G. and Meijler M.M., Multivalent Attenuation of Quorum Sensing in Staphylococcus aureus, ChemComm, 2013, 49, 5177 - 5179

Mavila S., Diesendruck C.E., Linde S., Amir L., Shikler R. and Lemcoff N.G., Polycyclooctadiene Complexes of Rhodium(I): Direct Access to Organometallic Nanoparticles, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 5767 - 5770

Villalonga-Barber, C., Vallianatou K., Georgakopoulos, S., Steele, B.R., Micha-Screttas, M., Levin, E., Lemcoff, N.G., Synthesis, Characterisation, Electronic Spectra and Electrochemical Investigation of Ferrocenyl-terminated Dendrimers, Tetrahedron, 2013, 69, 3885 - 3895

Levin, E., Anaby, A., Diesendruck, C.E., Berger-Berkovich, D., Fuchs, B. and Lemcoff, N.G., Oligomerisation Reactions of beta Substituted Thiols in Water, RSC Advances, 2013, 3, 1735 - 1738


Zakon, Y., Lemcoff, N.G., Marmur, A. and Zeiri, Y., Adhesion of Standard Explosive Particles to Model Surfaces, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2012, 116, 22815 - 22822.

Vidavsky, Y., Anaby, A. and Lemcoff, N. G., Chelating Alkylidene Ligands as Pacifiers for Ruthenium Catalysed Olefin Metathesis, Dalton Transactions, 2012, 41, 32 - 43


Shema-Mizrachi, M., Pavan, G.M., Levin, E., Danani, A. and Lemcoff, N.G., Catalytic Chameleon Dendrimers, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 14359 - 14367

Ginzburg, Y., Anaby, A., Vidavsky, Y., Diesendruck, C.E., Ben-Asuly, A., Goldberg, I. and Lemcoff, N.G., Widening the Latency Gap in Chelated Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Catalysts, Organometallics, 2011, 30, 3430 - 3437

Lexer, C., Burtscher, D., Perner, P., Tzur, E., Lemcoff, N.G. and Slugovc, C., Olefin Metathesis Catalyst Bearing a Chelating Phosphine Ligand, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2011, 696, 2466 - 2470

Aharoni, A., Vidavsky, Y., Diesendruck, C.E., Ben-Asuly, A., Goldberg, I. and Lemcoff, N.G., Ligand Isomerization in Sulfur-Chelated Benzylidenes, Organometallics, 2011, 30, 1607 - 1615


Vidavsky, Y. and Lemcoff, N.G., Light-induced Metathesis, Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2010, 6, 1106 - 1119

Diesendruck, C.E., Ben-Asuly, A., Goldberg, I. and Lemcoff, N.G., Dimer Ring-Closing Metathesis, Chimica Oggi, 2010, 28, 15 - 18

Tzur, E., Szadkowska, A., Ben-Asuly, A., Makal, A., Goldberg, I., Wozniak, K., Grela, K. and Lemcoff, N.G., Studies on Electronic Effects on O-, N- and S-Chelated Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Catalysts, Chemistry - A European Journal, 2010, 16, 8726 - 8737

Berkovich-Berger, D., Lemcoff, N.G., Abramson, S., Grabarnik, M., Weinman, S. and Fuchs, B., Oligomerization of 1,2-Ethanedithiol: An Expedient Approach to Oligothiaethylenethioglycols, Chemistry - A European Journal, 2010, 16, 6365 - 6373

Sigalov, M., Lemcoff, N.G., Shainyan, B., Chipanina, N., and Aksamentova T., Enol Forms of 1,3-indandione, Their Stabilization by Ionic Hydrogen Bonding and Zwitter-ion Assisted Interconversion, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2010, 14, 2800 - 2811

Diesendruck, C.E., Iliashevsky, O., Ben-Asuly, A., Goldberg, I. and Lemcoff, N.G., Latent and Switchable Olefin Metathesis Catalysts, Macromolecular Symposia, 2010, 293, 33 - 38


Diesendruck, C.E., Tzur, E., Ben-Asuly, A., Goldberg, I., Straub,B.F. and Lemcoff, N.G., Predicting the Cis-Trans Dichloro Configuration of Group 15-16 Chelated Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Complexes: A DFT and Experimental Study, Inorganic Chemistry, 2009, 48, 10819 - 10825

Diesendruck, C.E., Tzur, E. and Lemcoff, N.G., The Versatile Alkylidene Moiety in Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Catalysts, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2009, 28, 4185 - 4203 (Feature Cover Article)

Ben-Asuly, A., Aharoni, A., Diesendruck, C.E., Vidavsky, Y., Goldberg, I., Straub, B. F. and Lemcoff, N.G., Photoactivation of Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Initiators, Organometallics, 2009, 28, 4652 - 4655

Diesendruck, C.E., Vidavsky, Y., Ben-Asuly, A. and Lemcoff, N.G., A Latent S-Chelated Ruthenium Benzylidene Initiator for ROMP, Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2009, 47, 4209 - 4213

Iliashevsky, O., Amir, L., Glaser, R., Marks, R. S. and Lemcoff, N.G., Synthesis, Characterization and Protein-binding Properties of Supported Dendrons, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2009, 19, 6616 - 6622

Shema, M., Aharoni, A., Iliashevsky, O. and Lemcoff, N.G., Towards Control of Dendrimer Properties by Reversible Exchange of Termini: Synthesis and Characterization of Diverse Porphyrin Dendrimers, Israel Journal of Chemistry, 2009, 49, 1 - 8


Tzur, E., Ben-Asuly, A., Diesendruck, C.E., Goldberg, I. and Lemcoff, N.G., Homodinuclear Ruthenium Catalysts For Dimer Ring Closing Metathesis, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2008, 47, 6422 - 6425.

Berkovich-Berger, D. and Lemcoff, N.G., Facile Acetal Dynamic Combinatorial Library, ChemComm, 2008, 14, 1686 - 1688.

Kost, T., Sigalov, M., Goldberg, I., Ben-Asuly, A. and Lemcoff, N.G., Latent Sulfur Chelated Ruthenium Catalysts: Steric Acceleration Effects on Olefin Metathesis, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2008, 693, 2200 - 2203

Ben-Asuly, A., Tzur, E., Diesendruck, C.E., Sigalov, M., Goldberg, I. and Lemcoff, N.G., A Thermally Switchable Latent Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Catalyst, Organometallics, 2008, 27, 811 - 813


Elmer, S.L., Lemcoff, N.G. and Zimmerman, S.C., Exploring the Reversibility of the Ring-Closing Metathesis Mediated Cross-linking of Dendrimers, Macromolecules, 2007, 40, 8114 - 8118

Yerushalmi, S., Lemcoff, N.G. and Bittner, S., Synthesis of Eight-, Nine-, and Ten-Membered Nitrogen Containing Quinone-Fused Heterocycles, Synthesis, 2007, 2, 239 - 242

Abramson, S., Berkovich-Berger, D., Dagan, S., Goldberg, I., Golender, L., Grabarnik, M., Lemcoff, N.G., Weinman, S. and Fuchs, B., Polythiacrown Macro- and Gigantocycles with Chiral Diacetal Cores, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2007, 12, 1957 - 1975

2003 - 2004

Beil, J.B., Lemcoff, N.G. and Zimmerman, S.C., On the Nature of Dendrimer Cross-linking by Ring-Closing Metathesis, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2004, 126, 13576 - 13577

Lemcoff, N.G., Spurlin, T.A., Gewirth, A.A., Zimmerman, S.C., Beil, J.B., Elmer, S.L. and Vandeveer , G., Organic Nanoparticles Whose Size and Rigidity is Finely Tuned by Cross-linking the End-Groups of Dendrimers, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2004, 126, 11420 - 11421

Zimmerman , S.C. and Lemcoff N.G., Synthetic hosts via molecular imprinting - are universal synthetic antibodies realistically possible?, ChemComm, 2004, 1, 5 - 14 (Feature Cover Article)

Zimmerman, S.C., Schultz, L.G. and Lemcoff, N.G., Monomolecular Imprinting: Synthetic Hosts Via Molecular Imprinting Inside of Dendrimers, Polymer Preprints (American Chemical Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry), 2003, 442, 466 - 467

Abramson, S., Ashkenazi, E., Frische, K., Goldberg, I., Golender, L., Greenwald, M., Lemcoff, N.G., Madar, R., Weinman, S. and Fuchs B., Novel Podands and Macrocycles with Diacetal Tetraoxadecalin Cores, Chemistry - A European Journal, 2003, 9, 6071 - 6082

1995 - 2002

Lemcoff, N.G. and Fuchs, B., Toward Novel Polyacetals by Transacetalation Techniques: Dendrimeric Diacetals, Organic Letters, 2002, 4, 731 - 734.

Grabarnik, M., Lemcoff, N.G., Madar, R., Abramson, S., Weinman, S. and Fuchs, B., On Five- vs Six-membered Diacetal Formation from Threitol and the Intermediacy of Unusually Stable Protonated Species, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2000, 65, 1636 - 1642.

Star, A., Goldberg, I., Lemcoff, N.G. and Fuchs, B., New Supramolecular Host Systems. Part 11. The Stereoisomeric Diaminobutanediol and Dioxadiazadecalin Systems. Synthesis, Structure, Stereoelectronics, and Conformation. Theory vs. Experiment., European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 1999, 9, 2033 - 2043.

Star, A., Lemcoff, N.G., Goldberg, I. and Fuchs, B., A New Class of Heterobicyclic Systems: Dioxadiazadecalins, Tetrahedron Letters, 1997, 38, 3573 - 3576.

Frische, K., Greenwald, M., Ashkenazi, E., Lemcoff, N.G., Abramson, S., Golender, L. and Fuchs B., New Supramolecular Hosts Systems. 4. Novel Diacetal Podands, Diazacrowns and Cryptands, Tetrahedron Letters, 1995, 36, 9193 - 9196.

Book Chapters

Berkovich, I., Kobernik, V., Guidone S. and Lemcoff, N.G., Metal Containing Single-Chain Nanoparticles, Single-Chain Polymer Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization, Simulations, and Applications, Edited by Jose A. Pomposo, 2017, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. ISBN: 978-3-527-34242-6

Tzur, E. and Lemcoff, N.G., Latent Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Catalysts For ROMP, Handbook of Metathesis, 2nd Edition, Volume 3, Edited by Robert H. Grubbs and Ezat Khosravi, 2015, Wiley-VCH. ISBN: 978-3-527-33424-7

Mavila, S. and Lemcoff, N.G., N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Ruthenium Complexes: A Striking Breakthrough in Metathesis Reactions, N-Heterocyclic Carbenes - Effective Tools for Organometallic Synthesis, Edited by Steven P. Nolan, 2014, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. ISBN: 978-3-527-33490-2

Ginzburg, Y. and Lemcoff, N.G., Hoveyda-Type Olefin Metathesis Complexes, Olefin Metathesis Theory and Practice, Edited by Karol Grela, 2014, John Wiley & Sons. ISBN: 978-1-118-20794-9