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:

April 2019:

  • Quentin has been awarded an NSF GRFP fellowship. Congratulations!

March 2019:

  • Our Transition-Metal (Pd, Ni, Mn)-Catalyzed C-C Bond Constructions Involving Unactivated Alkyl Halides and Fundamental Synthetic Building Blocks paper has been accepted by Acc. Chem. Res. Congratulations, Megan!
  • Brendon has successfully defended his graduate thesis. Congratulations, Brendon!

October 2018:

  • Our Nickel-Catalyzed Mizoroki-Heck-Type Reactions of Unactivated Alkyl Bromides paper has been accepted by Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Congratulations, Megan!
  • The lab welcomes first-year graduate students Alex and Austin to the group.

August 2018:

  • Our General Approach to Site-Specific, Intramolecular C-H Functionalization using Dithiocarbamates paper has been accepted by Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Congratulations, Christina!