Suzanne A. Blum

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Associate Professor, Chemistry
School of Physical Sciences

Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 2004, Chemistry
B.S., University of Michigan, 2000, Chemistry

Phone: (949) 824-8178
Email: blums [at] uci [dot] edu

University of California, Irvine
2046A Reines Hall
Mail Code: 2025
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Mechanistic chemistry at the forefront of organic, organometallic, inorganic, and materials chemistry
Academic Distinctions
Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship, 2013 (international)
Basells Visiting Scholar, 2012
Thieme Synlett-Synthesis Journal Award, 2009 (international)
NSF CAREER Award, 2008
UC-Berkeley Teaching Effectiveness Award, 2005 (campus-wide)
UC-Berkeley Outstanding Graduate Instructor, 2004
NSF Graduate Fellow, 2000-2003
Hertz Foundation Grant, 2000
NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School, 2004-2006
Research Abstract
Available Technologies
(23) Hirner, J. J.; Roth, K. E.; Shi, Y.; Blum, S. A. "Mechanistic Studies of Azaphilic versus Carbophilic Activation by Gold(I) in the Gold/Palladium Dual-Catalyzed Rearrangement of Alkenyl Vinyl Aziridines." Organometallics 2012, 31, 6943.
(22) 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.
(20) Esfandiari, N. M.; Wang, Y.; Bass, J. Y.; Blum, S. A. "Deconvoluting Subensemble Chemical Reaction Kinetics of Platinum–Sulfur Ligand Exchange Detected with Single-Molecule Fluorescence Microscopy." Inorg. Chem. 2011, 50, 9201.
(21) Esfandiari, N. M.; Blum, S. A. "Homogeneous vs Heterogeneous Polymerization Catalysis Revealed by Single-Particle Fluorescence Microscopy." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 18145.
(19) Roth, K. E.; Blum, S. A. "Direct Observation of Gold/Palladium Transmetalation in an Organogold Heck Reaction," Organometallics 2011, 30, 4811.
(18) Esfandiari, N. M.; Wang, Y.; Bass, J. Y.; Blum, S. A. "Deconvoluting Subensemble Chemical Reaction Kinetics of Platinum–Sulfur Ligand Exchange Detected with Single-Molecule Fluorescence Microscopy," Inorg. Chem. 2011, asap.
(17) Hirner, J. J.; Shi, Y.; Blum, S. A. "Organogold Reactivity with Palladium, Nickel, and Rhodium: Transmetalation, Cross-Coupling, and Dual Catalysis," Acc. Chem. Res. 2011, 44, 603.
(16) Shi, Y.; Blum, S. A. "Gold and Rhodium Transmetalation: Mechanistic Insights and Dual-Metal Reactivity," Organometallics 2011, 30, 1776.
(15) Hirner, J. J.; Blum, S. A. "Nickel-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Organogold Reagents," Organometallics
2011, 30, 1299.
(14) 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 2011, 30, 2901.
(13) 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. 2010, 132, 15167-15169.
(12) Roth, K. E.; Blum, S. A. “Relative Kinetic Basicities of Organogold Compounds.” Organometallics 2010, 29, 1712.
(11) 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. 2009, 131, 18022.
(10) Lim, S. G.; Blum, S. A. "A General Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) Method for Observation and Quantification of Organometallic Complexes under Reaction Conditions." Organometallics 2009, 28, 4643.
(9) Shi, Y.; Ramgren, S. D.; Blum, S. A. "Palladium-Catalyzed Carboauration of Alkynes and Palladium/Gold Cross-Coupling." Organometallics 2009, 28, 1275.
(8) 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 2008, 27, 2172.
(7) 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. 2008, 130, 2168.
(6) Lalic, G.; Blum, S. A.; Bergman, R. G. "Zirconium-Mediated SN2' Substitution of Allylic Ethers: Regio- and Stereospecific Formation of Protected Allylic Amines." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 16790-16791.

(5) Blum, S. A.; Rivera, V. A.; Ruck, R. T.; Michael, F. E.; Bergman, R. G. "Synthetic and Mechanistic Studies of Strained Heterocycle Opening Reactions Mediated by Zirconium(IV) Imido Complexes." Organometallics 2005, 24, 1647-1659.

(4) Blum, S. A.; Bergman, R. G. "Nitro and Nitroso Metathesis Reactions with Monomeric Zirconium Imido Complexes." Organometallics 2004, 23, 4003-4005.

(3) Blum, S. A.; Tan, K. L.; Bergman, R. G. "The Application of Physical Organic Methods to the Investigation of Organometallic Reaction Mechanisms." J. Org. Chem. 2003, 68, 4127-4137.

(2) Blum, S. A.; Walsh, P. J.; Bergman, R. G. "Epoxide-Opening and Group-Transfer Reactions Mediated by Monomeric Zirconium Imido Complexes." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 14276-14277.

(1) Blum, S. A.; Bergman, R. G.; Ellman, J. A. "Enantioselective Oxidation of Di-tert-Butyl Disulfide with a Vanadium Catalyst: Progress Toward Mechanism Elucidation." J. Org. Chem. 2003, 68, 150-155.
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