News & Events

September 2019:

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

July 2019:

  • Our C-H Alkylation via Multisite-Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer of an Aliphatic C-H Bond paper has been accepted by J. Am. Chem. Soc. Congratulations, Carla and our collaborators in the Knowles group at Princeton!
  • Our Chemo- and Regioselective Functionalization of Isotactic Polypropylene: A Mechanistic and Structure-Property Study paper has been accepted by J. Am. Chem. Soc. Congratulations, Christina and our collaborators in the Leibfarth group!

May 2019:

  • Our Cobalt-Catalyzed Aminocarbonylation of Alkyl Tosylates: Stereospecific Synthesis of Amides paper has been accepted by Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Congratulations, Brendon!
  • Our Nickel-Catalyzed, Ring-Forming C-H Alkylations with Unactivated Alkyl Halides paper has been accepted in a special issue of Tetrahedron in honor of Prof. John Hartwig's 2018 Tetrahedron Prize. Congratulations, Quentin!

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!

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!

November 2017:

  • The lab welcomes first-year graudate student Quentin to the group.

August 2017:

  • Our Palladium-Catalyzed Carbocyclizations of Unactivated Alkyl Bromides with Alkenes Involving Auto-tandem Catalysis paper has been accepted by J. Am. Chem. Soc. and is now available online. Congratulations, Alex, Megan, Joan, Brendan, and Akil!
  • Our Cobalt-Catalyzed Silylcarbonylation of Unactivated Secondary Alkyl Tosylates at Low Pressure paper has been accepted by Org. Lett. and is now available online. Congratulations, Joan!
  • Our Cobalt-Catalyzed Carbonylative Cross-Coupling of Alkyl Tosylates and Dienes: Stereospecific Synthesis of Dienones at Low Pressure paper has been accepted by J. Am. Chem. Soc. and is now available online. Congratulations, Brendon!

May 2017:

  • Congratulations to Akil on graduating (UNC, Class of 2017)!

April 2017:

  • Our General Approach to Quaternary Center Construction from Couplings of Unactivated Alkenes and Acyl Xanthates paper has been accepted by Org. Lett. and is now available online. Congratulations, Nick and Will!

March 2017:

  • Christina and Matt have been awarded NSF GRFP fellowships. Congratulations!
  • Alex has successfully defended his graduate thesis. Congratulations, Alex!

October 2016:

  • Our C-H Xanthylation: A Synthetic Platform for Alkane Functionalization paper has been accepted by J. Am. Chem. Soc. and is now available online. Congratulations, Will and Christina!
  • The lab welcomes first-year graduate students Hannah, Tim, and Matt to the group.

August 2016:

  • Our Manganese-Catalyzed Carboacylations of Alkenes with Alkyl Iodides paper has been accepted by Org. Lett. and is now available online. Congratulations, Caitlin and Matt!

June 2016:

  • The lab welcomes Kenneth, Matt, and Hannah for the summer.
  • Our Palladium-Catalyzed Alkoxycarbonylation of Unactivated Secondary Alkyl Bromides at Low Pressure paper has been accepted by J. Am. Chem. Soc. and is now available online. Congratulations, Brendon!

May 2016:

  • Ryan has successfully defended his graduate thesis. Congratulations, Ryan!
  • Congratulations to Matt on graduating (UNC, Class of 2016)!

March 2016:

  • Caitlin has successfully defended her graduate thesis. Congratulations, Caitlin!

December 2015:

  • Our Site-Selective Aliphatic C–H Chlorination Using N-Chloroamides Enables a Synthesis of Chlorolissoclimide paper has been accepted by J. Am. Chem. Soc. and is now available online. Congratulations Ryan and Alex!

October 2015

  • The Alexanian lab welcomes first-year graduate students Megan, Carla, and Christina to the group.

September 2015

  • The lab welcomes our new post-doc, Joan, to the group.
  • Welcome to Akil, a new undergraduate researcher in the Alexanian group.

July 2015

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

May 2015

  • Congratulations to Alex on graduating (UNC, Class of 2015)!

March 2015

  • Our Palladium-Catalyzed, Ring-Forming Aromatic C­H Alkylations with Unactivated Alkyl Halides paper has been accepted by J. Am. Chem. Soc. and is now available online. Congratulations Alex!

February 2015

  • Njamkou successfully defended her graduate thesis. Congratulations Njamkou!
  • Our Enantioselective Synthesis of cis-Fused Cyclooctanoids via Rhodium(I)-Catalyzed [4 + 2 + 2] Cycloadditions paper has been accepted by Organic Letters and is now available online. Congratulations Brendan!
  • Our Stereoselective Nickel-Catalyzed [2+2] Cycloadditions of Ene-Allenes paper has been accepted by Angewandte Chemie and is now available online. Congratulations Njamkou!

October 2014

  • The Alexanian lab welcomes first-year graduate students, Nick and Brendon, to the group.

September 2014

  • Our Site-Selective Aliphatic C–H Bromination Using N-Bromoamides and Visible Light paper has been accepted by J. Am. Chem. Soc. and is available online. Congratulations Valerie, Ryan, and Andy!

August 2014

  • Caitlin has been selected to receive an ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Fellowship. Congratulations Caitlin!

July 2014

  • Our Alkene Hydrofunctionalization Using Hydroxamic Acids: A Radical-Mediated Approach to Alkene Hydration paper has been accepted by Organic Letters and is available online. Congratulations Ben!

May 2014:

  • Ben has successfully defended his graduate thesis. Congratulations Ben!
  • The Alexanian group welcomes Matt as an undergrad in the lab.
  • Congratulations Patrick on graduating (UNC, Class of 2014) and moving on to graduate school at Berkeley!

March 2014:

  • Our Palladium-Catalyzed Heck-Type Cross-Couplings of Unactivated Alkyl Iodides paper has been accepted by Angewandte Chemie and is available online. Congratulations Caitlin!

October 2013:

  • The Alexanian lab welcomes Tony and Will to the group.

September 2013:

  • The group welcomes Gemma as a visiting undergraduate to the lab.

July 2013:

  • Our Radical Carbooxygenations of Alkenes Using Hydroxamic Acids paper has been accepted by Chemical Science and is available online. Congratulations Ryan and Val!
  • Valerie has successfully defended her graduate thesis. Congratulations Val!
  • Our Stereoselective Nickel-Catalyzed [2+2+2] Cycloadditions and Alkenylative Cyclizations of Ene-Allenes and Alkenes paper has been accepted by Angewandte Chemie and is available online. Congratulations Njamkou!

May 2013:

  • Andy has successfully defended his graduate thesis. Congratulations Andy!
  • Congratulations to James on graduating, Carolina class of 2013!

April 2013:

  • The group welcomes Alex and Frank as undergrads to the lab.

March 2013:

  • Kayla has successfully defended her graduate thesis. Congratulations Kayla!
  • Ryan has won an NSF GRFP award. Congratulations Ryan!

november 2012:

  • Our Enantioselective Intermolecular [2+2+2] Cycloadditions of Ene-Allenes with Allenoates has been accepted by Org. Lett. and is available online. Congratulations Andy and Rahul!

october 2012:

  • The Alexanian Lab welcomes Alex to the group!

May 2012:

  • The Alexanian Lab welcomes two new undergraduates : Hannah and Patrick.

March 2012:

  • Njamkou has won an NSF GRFP and Brendan earned an Honorable Mention! Congratulations Njamkou! Congratulations Brendan!

february 2012:

  • Our Metal-Free, Aerobic Ketooxygenation of Alkenes paper has been accepted by Chem. Sci. and is available online. Congratulations Val!

november 2011:

  • Our Palladium-catalyzed Heck-type reactions of unactivated alkyl iodides paper has been accepted by J. Am. Chem. Soc. and is available online. Congratulations Kayla and Becca!

October 2011:

  • The Alexanian Group welcomes Ryan and Caitlin.

august 2011:

  • Our metal-free, intermolecular dioxygenation of alkenes using simple hydroxamic acid derivatives paper has been accepted by J. Am. Chem. Soc. and is available online. Congratulations Ben and Val!

July 2011:

  • Our metal-free oxyamination of alkenes using hydroxamic acids paper has been accepted by J. Am. Chem. Soc. and is available online. Congratulations Val!
  • The Alexanian group welcomes Ryan as a Venable scholar for the summer.

May 2011:

  • Our [2+2+2] cycloaddition paper is now available online!
  • Congrats to John on graduating and moving on to graduate school at U. Texas at Austin!
  • James joins the lab as an undergradate.

March 2011:

  • Andy's paper on a [2+2+2] stereoselective approach to complex carbocycle synthesis is accepted to Angewandte Chemie. Congrats Andy!

december 2010:

  • The group has earned an NSF-CAREER Award for our work on transition-metal-catalyzed cycloadditions. Congrats Erik and Andy!!

november 2010:

  • The Alexanian Group welcomes Rahul.

october 2010:

  • The Alexanian Group welcomes Brendan, Becca, and Njamkou.

September 2010:

  • The group moved into our new lab space in Venable Hall.

August 2010:

  • Our second paper has been accepted by J. Am. Chem. Soc. and is available online. Congratulations Kayla!

July 2010:

  • The Alexanian group welcomes Becca and Brendan as Venable scholars for the summer.

May 2010:

  • Our first paper, recently highlighted in the May 24th edition of C&E News, is now available online.

March 2010:

  • Our first paper has been accepted by Angewandte Chemie! Congratulations Val!

October 2009:

  • The Alexanian group welcomes Ben and Justin.

May 2009:

  • Erik and Sarah celebrate tying the knot with a cash $$$ wedding.
  • John joins the lab as an undergraduate.
  • Congrats to Tyler on graduating and moving on to graduate school at Texas A&M!

September 2008:

  • Tyler joins the lab as the first undergraduate.
  • Valerie, Kayla and Liz join the lab establishing Erik’s first class of graduate students!

July 2008:

  • Erik moves into his new lab space and begins research.
  • Andy joins the lab as Erik’s first graduate student.