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Our group pioneers new mechanisms for transition-metal reactivity with synthetic applications and aims to change the way people study chemical reactions by developing microscopy techniques to study mechanisms and catalysis.





Latest News:

Dec. 1: Welcome new graduate student Chao!

Nov. 18: Welcome new postdoc Kazuhiro!

Nov. 5: Our paper on the role of LiCl in solubilizing organozinc reagents was highlighted in Org. Process Res. Dev. Congrats, Chao, Drew, and Quinn!

Sept. 23: Our paper on catalyst-free formal thioboration to generate benzothiophenes and dihydrobenzothiophenes was just accepted in Angew. Chem. Congrats, Darius, Ashlee, and Fiach!

Aug. 22: Our paper on the role of LiCl in solubilizing organozinc reagents was just published in J. Am. Chem. Soc. Congrats, Chao, Drew, and Quinn!

July 27: Our oxyboration procedure was just published in Organic Syntheses. Congrats, Darius, Nicole, and Al-Amin!

June 3: Ashlee received the Pfizer Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Research Award. Congrats, Ashlee!

June 1: Kim received the Gebel Award from the Department of Chemistry. Congrats, Kim!

May 20: Adena passed her Advancement to Candidacy Exam. Congrats, Adena!

Apr. 21: Our oxyboration method for the preparation of 4-borylated isoxazoles was highlighted in the April issue of Synfacts. Congrats, Kim!

Feb. 29: Our oxyboration paper to generate isoxazoles is a Most Read Paper in Org. Lett. this month! Congrats, Kim and Josh!

Feb. 9: Our paper on the kinetics of gold-catalyzed alkoxyboration was just accepted in Organometallics. Congrats, Joel, Eugene, and Kim!

Feb. 5: Our paper on catalyst-free electrophilic oxyboration to generate lactones was just accepted in J. Am. Chem. Soc. Congrats, Darius, Adena, and Ashlee!

Jan. 19: Our organoboron compounds and methods of making organoboron compounds patent was issued. Congrats, Darius and Josh!

Jan. 15: Our paper on oxyboration to generate isoxazoles was published in Org. Lett. Congrats, Kim and Josh!