Dr. Artis Kinens

Dr. Artis Kinens

Former PhD student, Scientist

Curriculum Vitae


February 15th, 1985


PhD in chemistry, University of Latvia, 2019
Thesis: “Lewis base catalysis by chiral DMAP species”
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. E. Suna

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