Group members Maddie Plunkett and Brendan Rosamond earned BS degrees in chemistry this past weekend. Congratulations and best of luck in the future.
Two Shaughnessy group members gave presentations at the Southeast Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) hosted by the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at The University of Alabama. Tom Gruchala gave an oral talk entitled, "New Palladium Precatalysts for the Coupling of Sterically Demanding Aryl Bromides with Aniline Derivatives." Maddie Plunkett presented a poster entitled, "Trialkylphosphine Derived Palladacycles as Catalysts for the Cross-Dimerization of Terminal Aryl Acetylenes with Terminal Propargyl Alcohols and Amides: An Evaluation of the Ligand Effects."
Maddie Plunkett, Luke LaRochelle, and Alexander Lund have joined the group as undergraduate research students recently. Maddie is a Chemistry and Theater double major. Alexander and Luke are biology majors.