Alexanian group

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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:

October 2018:

  • Our Nickel-Catalyzed Mizoroki-Heck-Type Reactions of Unactivated Alkyl Bromides paper has been accepted by Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Congratulations, Megan!

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!

July 2018:

  • Tony has successfully defended his graduate thesis. Congratulations, Tony!

May 2018:

  • Our Reagent-Dictated Site Selectivity in Intermolecular Aliphatic C-H Functionalizations Using Nitrogen-Centered Radicals paper has been accepted by Chem. Sci. Congratulations, Tony!

April 2018:

  • Our Regioselective C-H Xanthylation as a Platform for Polyolefin Functionalization paper has been accepted by Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. and is now available online. Congratulations, Will and our collaborators in the Leibfarth group!

March 2018:

  • Our General Strategy for Aliphatic C-H Functionalization Enabled by Organic Photoredox Catalysis paper has been accepted by J. Am. Chem. Soc. and is now available online. Congratulations, Will and our collaborators in the Nicewicz group!

February 2018:

  • Will has successfully defended his graduate thesis. Congratulations, Will!