Profile for Valeria Stepanova

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Specialty area(s)

Organometallic and Organophosphorus Chemistry

Asymmetric Synthesis and Catalysis

Synthesis of Biologically Important Small Molecules

 

Brief biography

Valeria Stepanova, PhD, started as a Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse in January 2016 and later took an Assistant Professor position in August 2017. 

Current courses at UWL

CHM 104L: General Chemistry Laboratory

CHM 303: Organic Chemistry Theory I

CHM 305L: Organic Chemistry Laboratory

CHM 304: Organic Chemistry Theory II

Professional history

  • 08/17 – current. Assistant Professor. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UW-La Crosse.
  • 01/16 – 08/17. Lecturer. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UW-La Crosse.
  • 08/14 – 12/14. Lecturer. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY.
  • 08/12 – 08/14. Assistant Professor. Department of Physical Sciences, Wagner College, Staten Island, NY.
  • 01/12 – 05/12. Lecturer. Department of Math and Science, University of Minnesota, Crookston, MN.

Research and publishing

Publications: (* undergraduate researcher)

1. Kukowski, J.E.*; Stepanova V.A.; Smoliakova, I.P. Reactions of cyclopalladated complexes with HPPh2 resulting in ligand phosphination. J. Organomet. Chem. 2017, 830, 155–166.

2. Korte, N.J.; Stepanova, A.; Smoliakova, I.P. Synthesis of N,P-, S,P-, P,P-, and S,P,S-ligands using reactions of cyclopalladated complexes with KPPh2. J. Organomet. Chem. 2013, 745–746, 356–362.

3. Lamb, J.R.*; Stepanova, A.; Smoliakova, I.P. Transpalladation on silica gel. Polyhedron 2013, 53, 202–207.

4. Stepanova, A.; Smoliakova, I.P. Synthesis of aminophosphines and their applications in catalysis. Curr. Org. Chem. 2013, 16, 2893–2920.

5. Kukowski, J.E.; Lamb, J.R.; Stepanova, A.; Smoliakova, I.P. Solvent-free direct cyclopalladation of sulfides on silica gel. Inorg. Chem. Commun. 2012, 26, 64–65.

6. Stepanova, A.; Egan, M.E.; Smoliakova, I.P. Reactions of benzyldiphenylphosphine with Pd(II) sources on silica gel. J. Organomet. Chem. 2011, 696, 3162–3168.

7. Stepanova, V.A.; Dunina, V.V.; Smoliakova, I.P. Chemoselectivity control in the reaction of a dinuclear chloro-bridged cyclopalladated complex with potassium diphenylphosphide. J. Organomet. Chem. 2011, 696, 871–878.

8. Stepanova, V.A.; Kukowski, J.E.*; Smoliakova, I.P. Cyclopalladation of 2-tert-butyl-4,4-dimethyl-2-oxazoline in solution and on silica gel. Inorg. Chem. Commun. 2010, 13, 653–655.

9. Smoliakova, I.P.; Wood, J.L*; Stepanova, A.; Mawo, R.Y. Solvent-free cyclopalladation on silica gel. J. Organomet. Chem. 2010, 69, 360–364.

10. Stepanova, A.; Dunina, V.V.; Smoliakova, I.P. Reactions of cyclopalladated complexes with lithium diphenylphosphide. Organometallics 2009, 28, 6546–6558.

11. Dunina, V.V.; Gorunova, O.N.; Stepanova, V.A.; Zykov, P.A.; Livantsov, M.V.; Grishin, Y.K.; Churakov, A.V.; Kuz’mina, L.G. Enantiomerically pure cyclopalladated diazaphospholidine. Tetrahedron Asymm. 2007, 18, 2011–2015.