Dr. Toutov is the Founder and Chief Science Officer of Fuzionaire, Inc., a Los Angeles-based science and technology start-up company spun out of the Grubbs lab at Caltech in 2016. Dr. Toutov’s research led to the discovery of Earth-abundant alkali metal catalysts and reagents for a number of organic chemical transformations. This work has led to technologies that are being used across industries, including in diagnostic medicine, drug discovery, and emissions control.
Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University
Founder and Chief Science Officer, Fuzionaire, Inc.
Founder and Chief Science Officer , Fuzionaire Diagnostics, Inc.
Affiliated Research Scholar of Chemistry , University of Richmond
Alkali Metal-Hydroxide-Catalyzed C(sp)–H Bond silylation, Journal of the American Chemical Society
A potassium tert-butoxide and hydrosilane system for ultra-deep desulfurization of fuels, Nature Energy
Potassium tert-Butoxide-Catalyzed Dehydrogenative C–H Silylation of Heteroaromatics: A Combined Experimental and Computational Mechanistic Study, Journal of the American Chemical Society
Ionic and Neutral Mechanisms for C–H Bond Silylation of Aromatic Heterocycles Catalyzed by Potassium tert-Butoxide, Journal of the American Chemical Society
Sodium Hydroxide Catalyzed Dehydrocoupling of Alcohols with Hydrosilanes, Organic Letters
Potassium tert‐Butoxide–Catalyzed Dehydrogenative Cross‐Coupling of Heteroarenes with Hydrosilanes, Organic Syntheses
Catalytic C–H bond silylation of aromatic heterocycles, Nature Protocols
Silylation of C–H bonds in aromatic heterocycles by an Earth-abundant metal catalyst, Nature
Lewis-base silane activation: from reductive cleavage of aryl ethers to selective ortho-silylation, Chemical Science
In Situ Anionic Shielding for Regioselective Metalation: Directed peri and Iterative Metalation Routes to Polyfunctionalized 7‐Azaindoles, Angewandte Chemie International Edition