Alexanian group


Research in the Alexanian group focuses on the general areas of reaction development and chemical synthesis. Our studies are driven by the discovery of new and useful forms of chemical reactivity which can be harnessed for the development of powerful transformations and strategies for synthesis. Our studies emphasize catalytic transformations employing easily accessed substrates and common molecular functionality. Complex synthesis is also a focus of our group, as the remarkable array of unique architectures that nature provides can inspire us to develop creative solutions to challenging problems in synthesis.

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News and Events:

July 2020:

  • Austin passed his candidacy exam and is now a PhD candidate!

June 2020

  • Our paper, Cobalt-catalyzed aminocarbonylation of (hetero)aryl halides promoted by visible light, has been accepted by Chem. Sci. Congratulations, Alex!

March 2020:

  • Carla has successfully defended her graduate thesis. Congratulations, Carla!
  • Megan has successfully defended her graduate thesis. Congratulations, Megan!
  • Christina has successfully defended her graduate thesis. Congratulations, Christina!

December 2019:

  • The lab welcomes first-year graduate students Hannah, Ashley, and Michelle to the group.
  • Alex passed his candidacy exam!

November 2019:

  • Our Manganese-Catalyzed Stereospecific Hydroxymethylation of Alkyl Tosylates paper has been accepted by Org. Lett. Congratulations, Hannah!

September 2019:

  • Our Identifying Amidyl Radicals for Intermolecular C-H Functionalizations paper has been accepted by J. Org. Chem. Congratulations, Matt!