Artis Kinens

Artis Kinens

PhD student

Curriculum Vitae


February 15th, 1985


MSc in chemistry, Riga Technical University, 2009
Thesis: “Synthesis of homochirl diamines and aminophenoles”
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. E. Suna


Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis
Research Assistant, 2009-present
Laboratory Assistant, 2005-2009

University of Latvia
Lecturer, 2017-present
Teaching assistant, 2015-2017

University of Michigan, USA
Visiting Researcher, 2014 (5 months)
(advisor Prof. E. Vedejs)

University of Michigan, USA
Visiting Researcher, 2009 (4 months), 2010 (4 months)
(advisor Prof. E. Vedejs)


  1. Kinens, A.; Balkaitis, S.; Suna, E. “Preparative-Scale Synthesis of Vedejs Chiral DMAP Catalysts” J. Org. Chem. 2018, 83, 12449–12459. DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.8b01687
  2. Kinens, A.; Sejejs, M.; Kamlet, A. S.; Piotrowski, D. W.; Vedejs, E.; Suna, E. “Development of a Chiral DMAP Catalyst for the Dynamic Kinetic Resolution of Azole Hemiaminals” J. Org. Chem. 2017, 82, 869–886. DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.6b02955
  3. Smits, G.; Kinens, A.; Zemribo, R. “Ireland–Claisen Rearrangement of 6-Methylene-1,4-oxazepan-2-ones” Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2015, 6701–6709 DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201500918
  4. Grigorjeva, L.; Kinens, A.; Jirgensons, A.  “Unsaturated syn- and anti-1,2-Amino Alcohols by Cyclization of Allylic Bis-trichloroacetimidates. Stereoselectivity Dependence on Substrate Configuration” J. Org. Chem. 2015, 80, 920–927. DOI: 10.1021/jo502404y
  5. Kinens, A.; Kalnins, T.; Suna, E. “Synthesis of 9-Phenylacridines via Ortho-Lithiation–Cyclization Sequence” Chem. Heterocycl. Comp. 2015, 50, 1501-1505. DOI: 10.1007/s10593-014-1616-y