James Howard received a Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award for his work in the Shaughnessy group. The Randall award recognizes outstanding undergraduate research at The University of Alabama.
The Shaughnessy group presented 5 papers at the ACS meeting in New Orleans.
Kevin Shaughnessy gave a talk in the Homogeneous Catalysis for Applied Organic Synthesis symposium entitled, "Alkylphosphine cyclometallation as a mode of catalyst deactivation and a source of active catalysts."
Ethan Hu gave a talk entitled, "Methods to reduce Pd(II) precatalysts to Pd(0) for cross-coupling reactions" in the Organic Division.
Benjamin Headford presented a poster entitled, "Synthesis and catalytic application of asymmetrically substituted 1,3-diphosphines," in the Organic Division.
James Howard presented a talk entitled, "Synthesis and catalytic application of asymmetrically substituted 1,3-diphosphines," in the Division of Chemical Education.
Connar Franklin gave a poster in the Division of Chemical Education entitled, "Phosphine-free palladium catalysts for the direct arylation of heterocyclic aromatic compounds."
Zoe Ziegenhorn has joined the group as an undergraduate researcher. Zoe is a French major pursuing a pre-health track. Her research is focused on the synthesis of bidentate phosphines with two different phosphorus coordinating groups.
Jordan Pierce has joined the Shaughnessy group as a PhD student. Jordan received her BS degree from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY.
Sabrina Curley, a Mechanical Engineering major and Chemistry minor, joined the Shaughnessy group this fall. Sabrina is working on a joint project between the Shaughnessy and Bakker groups focused on the synthesis of metal-ligand complexes that can be incorporated in carbon mesoporous materials.
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