Benjamin Headford's work on synthesizing unsymmetric diphosphine ligands through sequential addition of phosphide boranes to dihaloalkanes has been published in the Journal of Organometallic Chemistry. Brent Kuhnel also assisted with this project.
PhD student Adedayo Adebayo has joined the group. Adedayo's work is focused on synthesis of palladium amine complexes as precatalysts for cross-coupling reactions. Welcome Adedayo.
Jordan Pierce's paper on the use of palladium phosphine amine complexes as precatalysts for C-N cross-coupling reactions was published in Organometallics. Ethan Hu and James Howard are also coauthors on this paper.
Dr. Corrie Burlas, Dr. Benjamin Headford, and Dr. Corrie Burlas were hooded during the winter commencement ceremony. All three defended their dissertations during the fall.
Welcome to Maria Evola, Abbie Halloran, and Ty Murphy who have joined the group as undergraduate researchers. Maria is a Junior pursuing an interdisciplinary major in New College. Abbie is a junior chemistry major, and Ty is a sophomore chemistry major and a member of the McCoullough Medical Scholars program.
Corrie Burlas defended her dissertation entitled, An Evaluation of the Ligand Effects on Neopentyl Phosphine Derived Precatalysts for N-Arylation Reactions and for the Cross-Coupling of Aryl Acetylenes with Propargyl Alcohols and Amides, on July 25th.
Benjamin Headford defended his dissertation entitled, Development of Modular Synthetic Pathways Towards
Novel P‑Unsymmetric Bidentate Ligands, on August 3rd.
Congratulations to Dr. Burlas and Dr. Heaford.
Austyn West has joined the group as an undergraduate researcher. Austyn is a chemistry major at UA. His research is focused on the synthesis of ligand for cooperative metal-ligand catalysis.
PhD student Jordan Pierce presented a poster entitled, "Synthesis of air-stable bulky trialkylphosphine precatalysts and evaluation of their efficiency in Buchwald-=Hartwig amination reactions" at the National ACS Meeting in San Diego.