1. St. Onge, B.; Taimoory, S. M.; Battersby, J.; Trant, J. F.*; Green, J. R.* “Reaction of Alkynyl- and Alkenyltrifluoroborates with Propargyldicobalt Cations. Alkynylation, Alkenylation and Cyclopropanation Product Pathways” 2021, Journal of Organic Chemistry. Accepted November 19, 2021.
    2. Shakourian-Fard, M.*; Taimoory, S. M.; Ghenaatian, H. R.; Kamath, G.; Trant, J. F.* “Effect of mono-vacant defects on the adsorption properties of deep eutectic solvents onto hexagonal boron nitride nanoflakes” Journal of Molecular Liquids 2021, Accepted November 14 ChemRxiv preprint available at:
    3. Lallo, N.; Malapit, C.A.; Taimoory, S. M.; Brigham, C. E.; Sanford, M. S.* “Decarbonylative fluoroalkylation at palladium (II): From fundamental organometallic studies to catalysis” submitted to J. Am. Chem. Soc. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021.
    4. Shakourian-Fard, M.*; Taimoory, S. M.*; Ghenaatian, H.R.; Kamath, G.; Trant, J.F.* “A DFT Study of the Adsorption of Deep Eutectic Solvents onto Graphene and Defective Graphene Nanoflakes”  Journal of Molecular Liquids2021, 327, 114850114860.
    5. Taimoory, S. M.; Cataldo, V. A.; Schäfer, A.;  Trant, J. F*.;  Guterman, R*. “Not‐so‐innocent anions determine the mechanism of cationic alkylators”. Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 27, 1-10. DOI: 10.1002/chem.202004208.
    6. Shakourian-Fard,* Ghenaatian, H. R.; M.; Kamath, G.; Taimoory, S. M.Unraveling the effect of nitrogen doping on graphene nanoflakes and the adsorption properties of ionic liquids: A DFT study”  Journal of Molecular Liquids, 312, 2020, 113400-113415. DOI:
    7. Taimoory, S.M.; Twum, K.; Dashti, M,; Pan, F.; Rissanen, K.*; Puttreddy, R.*; Trant, J.F.; Beyeh, N.K.* “Bringing a Molecular Plus One: Synergistic Binding Creates Guest-Mediated Three Component Complexes” J. Org. Chem. 2020, 85, 9, 5884–5894. Cover page. DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.0c00220.
    8. Noura, M.; Rahdar, A.*Taimoory, S.M.;  Hayward, J. J,; Sadraei, S. I.; Trant, J.F. “Effect of aluminium-doped boron-nitride nanotube architecture on hydrogen adsorption: A first-principles DFT examination” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy202045, 11176-11189. DOI:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2020.02.053.
    9. Shakourian-Fard,* M.; Kamath, G.; Taimoory, S. M.; Trant, J.F.* “Calcium-ion batteries: Identifying ideal electrolytes for next generation energy storage using computational analysis” Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2019, 123, 15885-15896. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b01655.
    10. Shakourian-Fard, M.*; Taimoory, S. M.*; Semeniuchenko, V.; Kamath, G.; Trant, J.F.* “The Effect of Ionic Liquid Adsorption on the Electronic and Optical Properties of Fluorographene Nanosheets” Journal of Molecular Liquids, 2018268, 206-214. DOI: 1016/j.molliq.2018.07.054.
    11. Puttreddy, R.; Beyeh, N.K.; Taimoory, S. M.; Meister, D.; Trant, J.F.*; Rissanen, K.* “Host-Guest Complexes of Conformationally Flexible C-hexyl-2-Bromoresorcinarene and Aromatic N-oxides: Solid-state, Solution and Computational Studies” Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, 201814, 1723-1733. DOI: 3762/bjoc.14.146.
    12. Taimoory, S. M.; Rahdar, A.*; Aliahmad, M.*; Sadeghfar, F.; Hajinezhad, M.R.; Jahantigh, M.; Shahbazi, P.; Trant, J. F.*. “The synthesis and characterization of a nanomagnetite with potent antibacterial activity and low mammalian toxicity” Journal of Molecular Liquids 2018, 265, 96-104. DOI: 1016/j.molliq.2018.05.105.
    13. Taimoory, S. M.; Sadraei, S. I.; Fayoumi, R.; Nasri, S.; Revington, M.; Trant, J. F.* “Preparation and Characterization of a Small Library of Thermally-Labile End-Caps for Variable-Temperature Triggering of Self-Immolative Polymers” J. Org. Chem. 2018, 83, 4427-4440. DOI: 1021/acs.joc.8b00135.
    14. Meister, D.; Taimoory, S.M.; Trant, J.F.* “Synthetic amino acids for the treatment of MHC Type II diseases history and perspectives” Peptide Science2018, peptide science, 2019, 111, e24058-e24079 (Invited). DOI: 1002/pep2.24058. COVER PICTURE!
    15. Smith, L.J.; Taimoory, S.M.; Tam, R.Y.; Baker, A.E.G.; Binth Mohammad, N.; Trant, J.F.*, Shoichet, M.S.* “Diels-Alder Click-Crosslinked Hydrogels with Increased Reactivity Enable 3D Cell Encapsulation” Biomacromolecules, 2018, 19, 926-935. DOI: 1021/acs.biomac.7b01715.
    16. Beyeh, N.K.*; Díez, I.; Taimoory, S.M.; Meister, D.; Feig, A.; Trant, J.F.*; Ras, R.H.A.*; Rissanen, K.* “High-affinity and selective detection of pyrophosphate in water by a resorcinarene salt receptor” Chemical Science2018, 9, 1358-1367. DOI: 1039/C7SC05167K .
    17. Taimoory, S. M.; Rahdar, A.; Aliahmad, M.; Sadeghfar, F.; Hashemzaei, M.; Trant, J. F.*, “Importance of the inter-electrode distance for the electrochemical synthesis of magnetite nanoparticles: synthesis, characterization, and cytotoxicity” e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology 2017, 15, 31-39. DOI: 1380/ejssnt.2017.31.
    18. Taimoory, S. M.; Dudding, T.*, “An Evolving Insight into Chiral H-Bond Catalyzed Aza-Henry Reactions: A Cooperative Role for Noncovalent Attractive Interactions Unveiled by Density Functional Theory” Journal of Organic Chemistry. 201681, 3286-3295. DOI:10.1021/acs.joc.6b00248.
    19. Belding, L.; Taimoory, S. M.; Dudding, T.*, “Mirroring Enzymes: The Role of Hydrogen Bonding in an Asymmetric Organocatalyzed Aza Henry Reaction – a DFT Study” ACS Catal. 20145, 343-349. DOI: 10.1021/cs501062u.
    20. Rezanejade Bardajee, G.*; Samareh Afsari, H.; Sadraei, S. I.; Taimoory, S. M., “OH/Silica-Mediated One-Pot Synthesis of Dithiocarbamates Under Solvent-Free Conditions” Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon and the Related Elements, 2012, 187, 871-878. DOI: 10.1080/10426507.2011.582593.
    21. Rezanejade Bardajee, G.*; Sadraei, S. I.; Taimoory, S. M.; Ebrahim Abtin, “One-Pot Synthesis of Dithiocarbamates Under Solvent-Free Conditions In The Presence of KF/Al2O3Asian Journal of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Research, 2011, 1, 178-184.
    22. Matloubi Moghaddam*, F.; Taimoory, S. M.; Ismaili, H.; Rezanejade Bardajee, G., “KF/Al2O3‐Mediated N‐Alkylation of Amines and Nitrogen Heterocycles and S-Alkylation of Thiols” Synthetic Communications, 2006, 36, 3599–3607, DOI: 10.1080/00397910600943634.
    23. Matloubi Moghaddam*, F.; Rezanejade Bardajee, G.; Ismaili, H.; Taimoory, S. M, “Facile and Efficient One‐Pot Protocol for the Synthesis of Benzoxazole and Benzothiazole Derivatives using Molecular Iodine as Catalyst” Synthetic Communications, 2006, 36, 2543-2548, DOI: 10.1080/00397910600781448.
    24. Matloubi Moghaddam*, F.; Rezanejade Bardajee, G.; Taimoory, S. M, “KF/Al2O3 Mediated Aza-Michael Addition of Indoles to Electron-Deficient Olefins” Letters in Organic Chemistry, 2006, 3, 157-160, DOI: 10.1002/chin.200639126.


1. Trant, J. F.; Dashti, M.; Taimoory, S. M.; Yu Xiao, Y. “The Handbook of Self-Immolative Polymers: Synthesis and Applications of “on-demand” degradable materials, 2019. Publisher: Joseph L. Eckenrode, DEStech Publications


  1. Trant, J.F.; Taimoory, S.M.; Dashti, M.; Nasri, S.; Meister, D.; Hayward, J.J.; Chifor, A. “Thermally Sensitive Protecting Groups for Cysteine, and Manufacture and Use Thereof” US Provisional patent: 62/883332. Filed: August 8, 2019.