Publications between 2000 - present: Click for PDF.

  • Sanjeewa N. Senadheera, Abraham l.Yousef, and Richard S. Givens, Photorelease of Phosphates: Mild Methods for Protecting the Phosphate Moiety 2014, Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2014, 10, 2038-2054 (doi:10.3762/bjoc)
  • Sanjeewa N. Senadheera, Anthony S. Evans, John P. Toscano, and Richard S. Givens, 2-Diazo-1-(4-hydroxyphenyl)ethanone: A Versatile Photochemical and Synthetic Reagent, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 2014, 13, 324-341 (DOI:10.1039/C3PP50305D)
  • Solomek, Tomas; Heger, Dominik; Ngoy, Bokolombe; Givens, Richard; Klán, Petr, The Pivotal Role of Oxyallyl Diradicals in Photo-Favorskii Rearrangements: Transient Spectroscopic and Computational Studies, J. Am. Chem. Soc.2013 135, 15209−15215. (DOI: 
  • Ngoy, B. P.; Sebej, P.;Solomek, T.; Lim, B. H.; Pastierik, T.; Park, B. S.; Givens, R. S.; Heger, D.; Klan, P.; 2-Hydroxyphenacyl ester: A water-soluble photoremovable protecting group.  Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 2012, 11(9), 1465-1475.


  • Kammath, V. B.; Solomek, T.; Ngoy, B. P.; Heger, D.; Klan, P.; Rubina, M.; Givens, R. S. “A photo-Favorskii Ring Contraction Reaction:  The Effect of Ring Size. J. Org. Chem. 2013, 77, 1718 - 1729 (DOI:





  • Kandler, K., Nguyen, T., Noh J. and Givens, R.S., An Optical Fiber-Based Uncaging System. Ch 41, 000, in “Imaging in Neuroscience: A Laboratory Manual” (F. Helmche, A. Konnerth Ed.) Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory protocols (2013) 2013, 111-118.

















  • Givens, R. S.; Conrad, P. G. II; Yousef, A. L.; Lee, J.-I., Photoremovable Protecting Groups in CRC Handbook of Organic Photochemistry and Photobiology, (2003) 2nd Edition, W. M. Horspool, ed., Ch. 69, pp 69.1–69.46.











  • Givens, Richard S.; Ma, Chi Cheng; Busch, Daryle H.; Subramaniam, Bala; Rajagopalan, Bhuma. 149:56035  AN 2008:706812   Cobalt-catalyzed oxidations in volumetrically expanded liquids by compressed gases.    U.S. Pat.   (2012), 13pp.  CODEN: USXXCO  US  2008139841  A1  20080612  CAN 149:56035  AN 2008:706812    CAPLUS; PatentFiling Date:  November 2, 2007 Granted: February 14, 2012. SMH Reference No.:  506274-0049. KU Reference No.:  2007FY07


  • Richard S. Givens, George T. Timberlake, Peter G. Conrad II, Photo-triggerable, Collagen Crosslinking Compounds for Wound Closure. Patent # 6,783,539 (US) August 31, 2004.


  • R. S. Givens, R. G. Carlson, K. Srinivasachar and O. S. Wong, T. Higuchi, Substi­tuted 2,3-Naphthalenedicarboxaldehydes. U.S. Patent. Issued: Feb. 2, 1988 Patent No. 4,723,022 (US; Also Australian, New Zealand, European Convention).


  • B. Matuszewski, R. S. Givens, R. G. Carlson, T. Kawasaki and O. S. Wong, Chemiluminescence Method For Assaying Compounds Containing Primary Amino Groups Using 1-Cyano-2-Substituted Benz[f]-or Naphth[f]isoindole Fluorescers U. S. Issued: July 19, 1988. Patent No. 4,758,520, serial no. 837,671 (US; also Australia, Canada, New Zealand).

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