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Dr. Kristine Nolin
Associate Professor of Chemistry

The design, discovery, and study of catalytic reactions and methods for organic synthesis using main group and transition metal complexes.


Friedel-Crafts Alkylation of Benzo[b]furan with Activated Cyclopropanes Catalyzed by a Calcium(II) Complex”  Maloney, T. P.; Murphy, K. L.; Mainsah, T. L.; Nolin, K. A. Tetrahedron Lett. 2018, 59, 18-21.

“Calcium Catalyzed Mukaiyama-Mannich Addition of Silyl Enol Ethers to Nitrones”  Congdon, E. A.; Nolin, K. A. Catalysis Communications 2016, 79, 67-70.

Diastereoselective 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition of Nitrones to Donor–Acceptor Cyclopropanes Catalyzed by a Calcium(II) Complex”  Braun, C. M.; Congdon, E. A.; Nolin, K. A.  J. Org. Chem. 2015, 80, 1979-1984.

Dulin, C. C.; Murphy, K. L.; Nolin, K. A."Calcium-Catalyzed Friedel-Crafts Addition of 1-Methylindole to Activated Cyclopropanes" Tetrahedron Lett. 2014, 55, 5280-5282.

Badiceanu, A. D.; Garst, A. E.; Trubitt, M. E.; Nolin, K. A. "Addition of unactivated thiols to epoxides and oxetanes catalyzed by a rhenium-oxo complex" Catalysis Communications 2014, 47, 67-70.

Braun, C. M.; Shema, A. M.; Dulin, C. C.; Nolin, K. A. "Homologous Conjugate Addition of Thiols to Electron Deficient Cyclopropanes Catalyzed By a Calcium(II) Complex." Tetrahedron Lett 2013, 54, 5889?5891.

Garst, A. E.; Badiceanu, A. D.; Nolin, K. A. "Synthesis of ?-sulfanyl ketones via a tandem rearrangement-conjugate addition reaction catalyzed by a Re(V)-oxo complex." Tetrahedron Lett. 2013, 54, 459-461.

Peng, A.; Rosenblatt, R.; Nolin, K. "Conjugate addition of unactivated thiols to a,b-unsaturated ketones catalyzed by a bifunctional rhenium(V)–oxo complex" Tetrahedron Lett. 2012, 53, 2712-2714.

Nolin, K. A.; Ahn, R. W.; Kobayashi, Y.; Kennedy-Smith, J. J.; Toste, F. D. "Enantioselective Reduction of Ketones and Imines Catalyzed by (CN-Box)ReV–Oxo Complexes" Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 9555-9562.

Nolin, K. A.; Krumper, J. R.; Bergman, R. G.; Toste, F. D. “Analysis of an Unprecedented Mechanism for the Catalytic Hydrosilylation of Carbonyl Compounds” Journal of the American Chemical Society 2007, 129, 14684-14696.

Nolin, K. A; Ahn, R. W.; Toste, F. D. “Enantioselective Reduction of Imines Catalyzed by a Rhenium (V)-Oxo Complex” Journal of the American Chemical Society 2005, 127, 12462-12463.

Kennedy-Smith, J. J.; Nolin, K. A.; Gunterman, H. P.; Toste, F. D. “Reversing the Role of the Metal-Oxygen -Bond. Chemoselective Catalytic Reductions with a Rhenium(V)-Dioxo Complex” Journal of the American Chemical Society 2003, 125, 4056-4057.

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Contact Information
C-310 Gottwald Center for the Sciences
(804) 289-8247
Areas of Expertise
Organic Chemistry