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Amanda Cook

Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Phone: 541-346-7692
Research Interests: Heterogeneous Catalysis, Homogeneous Catalysis, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry


B.S., California State University Fullerton, 2010

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2015


At UO:

  • Hurst, M. R., Davis, A.G., *Cook, A. K. "The Influence of Silane Steric Bulk on the Formation and Dynamic Behavior of Silyl Palladium Hydrides" Organometallics 2022, ASAPs.

  • Kawamura, K. E.; Chang, A. S.; ^Martin, D. J.; Smith, H. M.; ^Morris, P. T.; *Cook, A. K. "Modular Ni(0)/Silane Catalytic System for the Isomerization of Alkenes" Organometallics 202241, 486.

  • Hurst, M. R., Zakharov, L. N., *Cook, A. K. The mechanism of oxidative addition of Pd(0) to Si–H bonds: electronic effects, reaction mechanism, and hydrosilylation. Chem. Sci. 202112, 13045.

Before UO:

  • Cook, A. K., Copéret, C. “Alkyne Hydroamination Catalyzed by Silica-Supported Isolated Zn(II) Sites” Organometallics, 2018, 37, 1342

  • Estes, D. P.; Cook, A. K.; Copéret, C. “Understanding the Lewis Acidity of Co(II) Sites on a Silica Surface” Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 7731

  • Cook, A. K.; Schimler, S. D.; Matzger, A. J.; Sanford, M. S. “Catalyst-Controlled Selectivity in the C–H Borylation of Methane and Ethane” Science 2016, 351, 1421

  • Cook, A. K.; Sanford, M. S. “Mechanism of the Palladium-Catalyzed Arene C–H Acetoxylation: A Comparison of Catalysts and Ligand Effects” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 3109

  • Cook, A. K.; Sanford, M. S. “C-Halogen Bond Formation by Arene C–H Activation” in Catalytic Transformations via C–H Activation, Science of Synthesis 2015, 2, 183. (Book Chapter)

  • Cook, A. K.; Emmert, M. H.; Sanford, M. S. “Steric Control of Site Selectivity in the Pd-Catalyzed C–H Acetoxylation of Simple Arenes” Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 5428.

  • Gary, J. B.; Cook, A. K.; Sanford, M. S. “Palladium Catalysts Containing Pyridinium-Substituted Pyridine Ligands for the C–H Oxygenation of Benzene with K2S2O8” ACS Catalysis 2013, 3, 700.

  • Emmert, M.; Cook, A. K.; Xie, Y. J.; Sanford, M. S. “Remarkably High Reactivity of Pd(OAc)2/Pyridine Catalysts: Nondirected C–H Oxygenation of Arenes” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 9409.

  • Podhajsky, S. M.; Iwai, Y.; Cook-Sneathen, A.; Sigman, M. S. “Asymmetric Palladium-Catalyzed Hydroarylation of Styrenes and Dienes” Tetrahedron 2011, 67, 4435.