PhD and Postdoctoral positions are available:
Experience in the area of Organometallic Chemistry or Organic Chemistry is requirement.

Contact Information

Prof. Dr. Levent ARTOK

Department of Chemistry

Faculty of Science

Izmir Institute of Technology

Urla/ Izmir / TURKEY 35430

Phone: ++ 90 -232- 750 75 29

Fax : ++ 90-232-750 75 09



- PhD in Department of Chemistry, 1993, Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey.
M. Sc. in, Department of Chemistry, 1988. Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey.
B. Sc. in Department of Chemistry, , 1986, Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey.

Research Interests

- Transition metal catalyzed organic reactions



Selected Publications

- Üçüncü, M.; Karakuş, E.; Kuş, M.; Akpınar, G.E.; Aksın-Artok, Ö.; Krause, N.; Karaca, S. Elmacı, N; Artok, L. “Rhodium- and Palladium-Catalyzed 1,5-Substitution Reactions of 2-En-4-yne Acetates and Carbonates with Organoboronic Acids” J. Org. Chem. 2011,


- Ziyanak F.; Kuş, M.; Artok, L. “Rhodium-Catalysed Alkoxycarbonylative Cyclisation Reactions of 1,6-Enynes” Adv. Synth. Catal. 2011, 353, 897.


- Akpınar, G. E.; Kuş, M.; Üçüncü, M.; Karakuş E.; Artok, L. “Palladium-Catalyzed Alkoxycarbonylation of (Z)-2-En-4-yn Carbonates Leading to 2,3,5-Trienoates.” Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 748.


- Artok, L.; Kuş, M.; Ürer, B. N.; Türkmen, G.; Aksın-Artok, Ö. “Rhodium Catalysed Chemo- and Stereoselective Arylative and Alkenylative Cyclisation Reactions of Unsymmetric Diynes Containing a Terminal Alkyne Moiety with Organoboronic Acids.” Org. Biomol. Chem. 2010, 8, 2060.


- Artok, L., Kus¸ M., Aksın-Artok, Ö., Dege, F. N., Özkılınç, F. Y. “Rhodium catalyzed reaction of internal alkynes with organoborons under CO atmosphere: a product tunable reaction” Tetrahedron, 2009, 65, 9125.


- Kuş, M., Artok Aksin, Ö., Ziyanak, F., Artok, L. “Synthesis of α,β-Unsaturated Ketones by Rhodium-Catalyzed Carbonylative Arylation of Internal Alkynes with Arylboronic Acids” Synlett, 2008, 2587.


- Gül, Ö., Atanur, O. M., Artok, A. Erbatur, O. “The effect of additives on hydrodesulfurization of dibenzothiophene over bulk molybdenum sulfide: Increased catalytic activity in the presence of phenol” Fuel Process. Technol. 2008, 89, 419.
- Durgun, G., Aksın, Ö., Artok, L., “Pd-loaded NaY zeolite as a highly active catalyst for ligandless Suzuki-Miyaura reactions of aryl halides at low Pd loadings under aerobic conditions” J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem, 2007, 278, 189.

- Aksin, Ö., Dege, N., Artok, L., Türkmen, H., Çetinkaya, B. “Rhodium Catalyzed Carbonylative Arylation of Alkynes with Arylboronic Acids. An Efficient and Straightforward Method in Synthesis of 5-Aryl-2(5H)-Furanones” Chem. Commun. 2006, 3187.

- Aksin, Ö., Türkmen, H., Artok, L., Çetinkaya, B., Ni, C., Büyükgüngör, O., Özkal, O. “Effect of Immobilization on the Catalytic Characteristics of Saturated Pd-N-Heterocyclic Carbenes in Mizoroki-Heck Reactions” J. Organomet. Chem. 2006, 691, 3027.

- Artok, L., Bulut, H. "Heterogeneous Suzuki reactions catalyzed by Pd(0)-Y zeolite" Tetrahedron Lett. 2004, 45, 3881.

- Bulut, H., Artok, L., Yilmaz, S. “Suzuki Cross-Coupling Reactions of Aryl Halides with Arylboronic Acids Catalysed by
Pd(II)-NaY Zeolite”, Tetrahedron Lett. 2003, 44, 289.

- Kantarli I. C., Artok, L., Bulut, H., Yilmaz, S., Ülkü, S. “Acylation of 2-methoxynaphthalene over ion-exchanged ?-zeolite”, In Impact of Zeolites and Other Porous Materials on the Technologies at the Beginning of the New Millennium, (Ed. R. Aiello, G. Giordano, F. Testa), Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal. 2002, 142, 799.