7) Oluseye K. Onajole*, Schichun Yun, Young Ju Yun, Damkam Y. Langue, Michelle Jaskula-Dybka, Adrian Flores, Eriel Frazier, Ashle C. Scurry, Ambernice Zavala, Karen R. Arreola, Bryce Pierzchalski, A. Jean-Luc Ayitou and William R. Bishai*, Design, Synthesis and biological evaluation of novel imidazo[1,2-a]pyridinecarboxamides as potent anti-tuberculosis agents, Chem. Biol. Drugs Desig. 2020, DOI: 10.1111/cbdd.13739. (link)

6) Young Ju Yun, Manoj Manna, Nareshbabu Kamatham, Jingbai Li, Benjamin Diroll, Gary Wiederrecht, David Gosztola, Andrey Y. Rogachev and A. Jean-Luc Ayitou*; Interplay Between Energy and Charge Transfer in a Polyaromatic Triplet Donor–Acceptor Dyad, J. Phys. Chem. C 2020, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c01530. (link)

5) Nareshbabu Kamatham, Jingbai Li, Siamak Shokri, Guang Yang, Stephen Jockusch, Andrey Y. Rogachev and A. Jean-Luc Ayitou*; Quinoidization of π-Expanded Acene Diimides: Photophysics, Aromaticity, and Stability of the Novel Quinoidal Acene, Eur. J. Org. Chem.2019DOI:10.1002/ejoc.201901456. (link) (Cover Page)

4) Lipinska, Kris; Cavallo, Francesca; Ayitou, A. J.-L. and Segre, Carlo; Quench-Free Enhanced Emission in Cluster-Free Er-doped Heavy Metal Oxide Glasses; Opt. Mat. Exp.2019, 9 (3), 1072–1084. (link)

3) Manna, K. M.; Shokri, S.; Wiederrecht, G. P.; Gosztola, D. J. and Ayitou, A. J.-L.*; New Perpectives for Triplet-Triplet Annihilation Photo Upconversion Using All-Organic Donors and Acceptors Chromophores; Chem. Commun., 201854, 5809–5818. (link)

2) Shokri, S.; Wiederrecht, G. P.; Gosztola, D. J.; and Ayitou, A. J.-L.* Photon Upconversion Using Baird-Type (Anti)Aromaticity Quinoidal Naphthalene Derivative as a Sensitizer. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (42), 23377–23382. (link)

1) Shokri, S.; Li, J.; Wiederrecht, G. P.; Gosztola, D. J.; Ugrinov, A.; Jockush, S.; Rogachev, A. Y. and Ayitou, A. J.-L.* A Naphtho-p-quinodimethane Exhibiting Baird’s Anti-Aromaticity, Broken Symmetry and Attractive Photoluminescence. J. Org. Chem., 2017, 82 (19), 10167–10173. (link)

Graduate & Postdoctoral Research

15) Jin H. Park, Melissa Hughs, Tim S. Chung, A. Jean-Luc Ayitou, Vanessa M. Breslin and Miguel Garcia-Garibay,* Generation and Reactivity Studies of Diarylmethyl Radical Pairs in Crystalline Tetraarylacetones via Laser Flash Photolysis Using Nanocrystalline Suspensions, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b04449. (link)

14) Tim S. Chung, Anoklase J.-L. Ayitou, Jin H. Park, Vanessa M. Breslin and Miguel Garcia-Garibay,* Photochemistry and Transmission Pump-Probe Spectroscopy of 2-Azidobiphenyls in Aqueous Nanocrystalline Suspensions: Simplified Kinetics in Crystalline Solids, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 20178, (8), 1845-1850. (link)

13) Luca Catalano, Salvador Perez-Estrada, Hsin-Hua Wang, Anoklase J.-L. AyitouSaeed I. Khan, Giancarlo Terraneo, Pierangelo Metrangolo, Stuart Brown, and Miguel A. Garcia-Garibay,* Rotational Dynamics of Diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane in Isomorphous Halogen-Bonded Co-crystals: Entropic and Enthalpic Effects. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 843–848. (link)

12) Elango Kumarasamy, A. Jean-Luc Ayitou, Nandini Vallavoju , Ramya Raghunathan, Akila Iyer, Anthony Clay, Sunil Kumar Kandappa, Jayaraman Sivaguru,* Tale of Twisted Molecules. Atropselective Photoreactions: Taming Light Induced Asymmetric Transformations through Non-biaryl Atropisomers, Acc. Chem. Res, 2016, 49, 2713-2724. (link)

11) Vallavoju, N.; Sreenitya, A.; Ayitou, A. J.-L.; Jockusch, S.; Raghavan, B. S. and Sivaguru, J.; Photoreations with a Twist: Atropisomerism-driven Divergent reactivity of Enones with UV and Visible Light. Chem. Eur. J., 2016, 22, 11339–1138. (link)

10) Ayitou, A. J.-L.; Kristen Flynn; Steffen Jockush; Saeed I. Khan and Miguel Garcia-Garibay; More Efficient in the Solid State than in Solution: Transient Absorption and Kinetics Studies of Nanocrystalline α–(ortho-Tolyl)-acetophenones.  J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138 (8), 2644–2648. (link)

9) Clay, A.; Kumarasamy, E.; Ayitou, A. J.-L and J. Sivaguru: Photochemistry of Atropisomers: Non-biaryls Atropisomers for Stereospecific Phototransformations. Chem. Soc. Lett., 2014, 43, 1816–1825. (link)

8) Ayitou, A. J.-L; Clay, T.; Kumarasamy, E.; Jockusch, S and J. Sivaguru: Enantiospecific photochemical 6p-ring closure of a-substituted atropisomeric acrylanilides – Role of alkali metal ions. Photochem. Photobiol. Sci.,201413, 141 – 144. (link)

7) Ayitou, A. J.-L; Gaku Fukuhara; Elango Kumarasamy; Yoshihisa Inoue; J. Sivaguru; Enantiospecific photochemical transformation under elevated pressure. Chem. Eur. J.,201319 (13), 4327 – 4334. (link)

6) Ayitou, A. J.-L.; Pemberton, B. C.; Kumarasamy, E.; Vallavoju, N; Sivaguru, J. Selective light-induced reactions in solution and in water soluble nano-containers. Chimia201165, 202. (link)

5) Ayitou, A. J.-L.; Vallavoju, N.; Ugrinov, A.; J. Sivaguru. Enantiospecific 6p-photocyclization of atropisomeric α-substituted acrylanilides in the solid-state: Role of crystalline confinement on enantiospecificity.  Photochem. Photobiol. Sci.,201110, 1380 – 1383. (link)

4) Ayitou, A. J.-L. and J. Sivaguru. Reactive spin state dependent enantiospecific photocyclization of axially chiral α-substituted acrylanilides. Chem. Comm.,201147, 2568 – 2570.(link)

3) Ayitou, A. J.-L.; Josepha L. Jesuraj; Nilotpal Barooah; Angel Ugrinov and J. Sivaguru, Enantiospecific photochemical Norrish/Yang type II reaction of nonbiaryl atropchiral α-oxoamides in solution – Axial to point chirality transfer. J. Am. Chem. Soc.,2009131(32), 11314–11315. (link)

2) Ayitou, A. J.-L. and J. Sivaguru, Light-Induced transfer of molecular chirality in solution: Enantiospecific photocyclization of molecularly chiral acrylanilides. J. Am. Chem. Soc.,2009131(14), 5036–5037. (link)

1) Ayitou, A. J.-L.; Angel Ugrinov and J. Sivaguru, 6p-Photocyclization of O-tert-butylacrylanilides. N-substitution dictates the regiochemistry of cyclization. Photochem. Photobiol. Sci.,20098, 751 – 754. (link)