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.
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."
Several group members received Department or College Awards during Honor's Day.
Renee Stullich and Michelle Weyhaupt receive the Distinguished Undergraduate Scholars award that recognizes A&S students who have earned all A or A+ grades during their undergraduate career.
James Howard received the Outstanding Chemistry Undergraduate Student award that is given to Juniors pursing an ACS-certified chemistry degree and planning to pursue a career in chemistry.
Undergraduate researcher James Howard received an Undergraduate Creative and Research Activity (UCRA) award from the College of Arts & Sciences. The UCRA grant will support James research on new classes of C-H activation catalysts. It will also partially support his attendance at a scientific conference to present his work.