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Sami Varjosaari, Ph.D.

Sami Varjosaari, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry

  • Ph.D., Northern Illinois University
  • M.Chem., University of Oxford (Somerville)


Organosilicon chemistry
Synthesis method development
Mass spectroscopy


  • Simple Metal‐Free Direct Reductive Amination Using Hydrosilatrane to Form Secondary and Tertiary Amines, SE Varjosaari, V Skrypai, P Suating, JJM Hurley, AMD Lio, TM Gilbert, MJ Adler Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, 2017, 359 (11), 1872-1878
  • 1‐Hydrosilatrane: A Locomotive for Efficient Ketone Reductions SE Varjosaari, V Skrypai, P Suating, JJM Hurley, TM Gilbert, MJ Adler European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2017 (2), 229-232
  • Enantioselective metal-free reduction of ketones by a user-friendly silane with a reusable chiral additive SE Varjosaari, V Skrypai, SM Herlugson, TM Gilbert, MJ Adler Tetrahedron letters, 2018, 59 (29), 2839-2843
  • One-Pot Synthesis of O-Aryl Carbamates SE Varjosaari, P Suating, MJ Adler Synthesis, 2016, 48 (01), 43-47
  • Chiral Brønsted Acid-Catalyzed Metal-Free Asymmetric Direct Reductive Amination Using 1-Hydrosilatrane V Skrypai, SE Varjosaari, F Azam, TM Gilbert, MJ Adler The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2019, 84 (9), 5021-5026