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:

March 2020:

  • 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.

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!