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09 december 2013

 

 

Prof. D.Sc. Vladimir Dimitrov
Institute of Organic Chemistry
with Centre of Phytochemistry,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,
Acad. G. Bonchev Street, Bldg. 9,
BG-1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
Tel.: +359 (2) 96 06 157
Fax: +359 (2) 870 02 25
E-mail: vdim@orgchm.bas.bg

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Born 1953 in Sofia, Bulgaria; 1977 Diploma in synthetic organic chemistry at the Technical
University Leuna-Merseburg, Germany (now Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg);
1981 Doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.) at the Technical University Leuna-Merseburg with
K.-H. Thiele; 1982-88 Independent research at the Institute of Organic Chemistry of the
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, since 1985 group and project leader; 1989-90 Fellow of
the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Max-Planck-Institut fur Kohlenforschung
Mulheim/Ruhr with H. Lehmkuhl; 1991-98 Group leader at the Institute of Organic
Chemistry of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (since 1997 Associate Professor);
1999-2001 Senior research fellow at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Zurich
with M. Hesse; 2001-2004 Associate Professor at the Institute of Organic Chemistry of
the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Dr.sc.nat. (2002); Since 2003 Deputy Director of
the Institute; Since november 2004 Professor at the Institute;
Member of European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS),
Division of Organometallic Chemistry
; Member of the American Chemical Society;
President of the non-profit non-governmental legal entity "Bulgarian Society for Organic
and Organometallic Chemistry" founded in March 2004 with the purpose of dissemination
of scientific information, support of young scientists and organization of conferences;
Since 2005 head of Laboratory of Organic Synthesis and Stereochemistry at the institute.

Selected early publications:

  • V. Dimitrov, S. Bratovanov, S. Simova, K. Kostova, Tetrahedron Lett.
    1994, 35, 6713-6716. Cerium(III) Chloride as Catalytic and Stoichiometric Promoter
    of the Quantitative Addition of Organometallic Reagents to (+)-Camphor and (-)-Fenchone.

  • V. Dimitrov, K. Kostova, M. Hesse, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 1994, 5, 1891-1894.
    Synthesis of New Optically Activ 1,3-Diols with Camphor and Fenchone Skeleton.

  • V. Dimitrov, S. Simova, K. Kostova, Tetrahedron 1996, 52, 1699-1706.
    Highly Effective and Practical Stereoselective Synthesis of New Homoallylic Alcohols with
    (+)-Camphor and (-)-Fenchone Skeleton.

  • V. Dimitrov, I. Philipova, S. Simova, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 1996, 7, 1493-1500.
    Synthesis and Absolute Configuration of New Chiral Epoxyalcohols by Stereoselective
    Epoxidation of Allylic and Homoallylic Alcohols with a (1R)-(+)-Camphor Skeleton.

  • H. Lehmkuhl, V. Dimitrov, J. Organomet. Chem. 1996, 519, 83-85. Darstellung von
    О·3-Allyl-1-Norbornyl-Komplexen des Nickels und Palladiums.

  • H. Lehmkuhl, V. Dimitrov, J. Organomet. Chem. 1996, 519, 69-73.
    О·2-Alkin-Komplexe des О·5-Cyclopentadienylnickel-1-norbornyls.

  • V. Dimitrov, K. Kostova, M. Genov, Tetrahedron Lett. 1996, 37, 6787-6790. Anhydrous
    Cerium(III) Chloride - Effect of the Drying Process on Activity and Efficiency.

  • V. Dimitrov, M. Genov, S. Simova, A. Linden, J. Organomet. Chem. 1996, 525, 213-224.
    Cerium(III) Chloride Mediated Addition of Mono- and Dilithium Ferrocene to (+)-Camphor
    and (-)-Fenchone - Synthesis and Structure of New Chiral Ferrocenyl Alcohols and Diols.

  • M. Genov, K. Kostova, V. Dimitrov, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 1997, 8, 1869-1876.
    Highly diastereoselective synthesis of new optically active aminoalcohols in one step from
    (+)-camphor and (-)-fenchone.

  • M. Genov, V. Dimitrov, V. Ivanova, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 1997, 8, 3703-3706.
    New Оґ-aminoalcohol for the enantioselective addition of dialkylzincs to aldehydes.

  • I. Philipova, V. Dimitrov, S. Simova, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 1999, 10, 1381-1391.
    Synthesis of new enantiopure aminodiols and their use as ligands for the addition of
    diethylzinc to benzaldehyde.

  • K. Kostova, V. Dimitrov, S. Simova, M. Hesse, Helv. Chim. Acta 1999, 82, 1385-1399.
    Preparation of Chiral Hydroxy Carbonyl Compounds and Diols by Ozonolysis of Olefinic
    Isoborneol and Fenchol derivatives: Characterization of Stable Ozonides by 1H-, 13C-
    and 17O-NMR and Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry.

  • V. Dimitrov, S. Panev, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2000, 11, 1513-1516.
    First example of axial selectivity in the nucleophilic addition to (-)-menthone -
    addition of cyanomethyl lithium.

  • S. Panev, V. Dimitrov, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2000, 11, 1517-1526.
    Cerium(III) chloride promoted addition of organometallic reagents to (-)-menthone -
    preparation of chiral neomenthyl derivatives.

  • K. Kostova, M. Genov, I. Philipova, V. Dimitrov, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2000,
    11, 3253-3256. New bis-steroidal axially chiral diols as ligands for the asymmetric
    addition of dialkylzinc to aldehydes.

  • S. Panev, A. Linden, V. Dimitrov, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2001, 12, 1313-1321.
    Chiral aminoalcohols with menthane skeleton as catalysts for the enantioselective addition of
    diethylzinc to benzaldehyde.

  • V. Dimitrov, A. Linden, M. Hesse, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2001, 12, 1331-1335.
    Chiral ferrocenes derived from (+)-longifolene - determination of the configuration by NMR
    spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography.

  • V. Dimitrov, H. Geneste, A. Guggisberg, M. Hesse, Helv. Chim. Acta 2001, 84, 2108-2118.
    Biomimetic Formation of Macrocyclic Spermine Alkaloids.

  • I. Kostova, D. Dinchev, G. Hopp Rentsch, V. Dimitrov, A. Ivanova, Z. Naturforsch. 2002,
    57c, 33-38. Two New Sulfated Furostanol Saponins from Tribulus terrestis.

  • V. Dimitrov, G. Hopp Rentsch, A. Linden, M. Hesse, Helv. Chim. Acta 2003, 86, 106-121.
    The Ozonolysis of Longifolene: A Tool for the Preparation of Useful Chiral Compounds.
    Configuration Determination of New Stereogenic Centers by NMR Spectroscopy and X-ray
    Crystallography.

  • V. Dimitrov, A. Linden, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2003, 42, 2631. A Pseudo-tetrahedral
    High Oxidation State Organonickel Compound: Synthesis and Structure of
    Bromo-tris(1-norbornyl)nickel(IV).

 

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