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Amanda Cook

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-7692
  • Affiliated Departments: Materials Science Institute
  • Interests: Heterogeneous Catalysis, Homogeneous Catalysis, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry


B.S., California State University Fullerton, 2010

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2015

Research Experience

2015-2018, ETH Zürich, Christophe Copéret (post-doctoral fellow)

2010-2015, University of Michigan, Melanie Sanford (graduate student)

2014, Institut Català d'Investigació Química, Antonio Echavarren (visiting graduate student)

2008-2010, California State University Fullerton, Christopher Hyland (undergraduate student)

2009, University of Utah, Matthew Sigman (REU visiting undergraduate student)


Cook, A. K., Copéret, C. “Alkyne Hydroamination Catalyzed by Silica-Supported Isolated Zn(II) Sites” Organometallics, 2018, 37, 1342. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.8b00202
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. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b00443
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. DOI: 10.1126/science.aad9289
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. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b00238
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. DOI: 10.1021/ol4024248
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. DOI: 10.1021/cs300786j
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. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201103327
Podhajsky, S. M.; Iwai, Y.; Cook-Sneathen, A.; Sigman, M. S. “Asymmetric Palladium-Catalyzed Hydroarylation of Styrenes and Dienes” Tetrahedron 2011, 67, 4435. DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2011.02.027