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Amir H. Hoveyda


For the former Iranian prime minister, see Amir-Abbas Hoveida.

Amir H. Hoveyda is professor of chemistry at Boston College at the US, and currently holds the position of department chair.[1] He studies asymmetric catalysis, and is particularly noted for his work on developing catalysts for asymmetric olefin metathesis.[2] In recent years he has worked extensively with N-heterocyclic carbenes as ligands.[3]

Prof. Hoveyda received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1986, and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University.[1] He received the Cope Scholar award from the American Chemical Society in 1998.


  1. ^ a b BCC Faculty - Amir H. Hoveyda. Boston College. Retrieved on 25 August 2007.
  2. ^ Hoveyda, Amir H.; Richard R. Schrock (23 Feb 2001). "Catalytic Asymmetric Olefin Metathesis". Chemistry - A European Journal 7 (5): 945-950.
  3. ^ Gillingham, D.G.; Hoveyda, A.H. (2007). "Chiral N-Heterocyclic Carbenes in Natural Product Synthesis: Appli-cation of Ru-Catalyzed Asymmetric Ring-Opening/Cross-Metathesis and Cu-Catalyzed Allylic Alkylation to Total Synthesis of Baconipyrone C*". Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. Retrieved on 2007-08-25.
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