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Research Interests


Modeling of transition-metal mediated oxidation catalysis; Proton-coupled electron transfer reactions; Catalytic decarbonylation of carboxylic acids; Iron-based copolymerization reactions.



BS. Chemistry, Bogazici University. 2012

MS. Chemistry, Bogazici University 2013


M. Talha Gokmen, Busra Dereli, Bruno G. De Geest, Filip E. Du Prez "Complexity from Simplicity: Unique Polymer Capsules, Rods, Monoliths, and Liquid Marbles Prepared via HIPE in Microfluidics" Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 2013, 30, 438-444.

T. Furuncuoglu Ozaltin, B. Dereli, O. Karahan, S. Salman and V. Aviyente "Solvent effects on free-radical copolymerization of styrene and 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate: a DFT study" New J. Chem., 2014,38, 170-178.

Hannelore Goossens, Thomas S. A. Heugebaert, Busra Dereli, Melissa Van Overtveldt, Ozlem Karahan, Ilknur Dogan, Michel Waroquier, Veronique Van Speybroeck, Viktorya Aviyente, Saron Catak, and Christian V. Stevens "Elucidating the Structural Isomerism of Fluorescent Strigolactone Analogue CISA-1" Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2015, 1211-1217.

Debanjan Dhar, Gereon M. Yee, Andrew D. Spaeth, David W. Boyce, Hongtu Zhang, Busra Dereli, Christopher J. Cramer, and William B. Tolman "Perturbing the Copper(III)-Hydroxide Unit through Ligand Structural Variation" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 356-368.

Manuel A. Ortuño, Büsra Dereli, Christopher J. Cramer "Mechanism of Pd-Catalyzed Decarbonylation of Biomass-DerivedHydrocinnamic Acid to Styrene following Activation as an Anhydride" Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55, 4124-4131.

Alex John, Maria O. Miranda, Keying Ding, Büsra Dereli, Manuel A. Ortuno, Anne LaPointe, Geoffrey W. Coates, Christopher J. Cramer, and William B. Tolman "Nickel Catalysts for the Dehydrodecarbonylation of Carboxylic Acids to Alkenes" Organometalics, in review.



Büsra Dereli

3rd Year Grad. Student

Research Assistant

149 Smith Hall

University of Minnesota
Department of Chemistry
H-7, 149 Smith Hall
207 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431

Phone: 612-624-1535
Fax: 612-626-7541

Email: derel003(at)