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The Alexanian Group

The Alexanian Group

Research in the Alexanian Group focuses on the general areas of reaction development and chemical synthesis. Our studies are ultimately driven by the discovery of new and useful forms of chemical reactivity. A theme of these studies is an emphasis on catalytic transformations employing easily accessed substrates and common molecular functionality. We also use the wide array of unique architectures found in nature to challenge and inspire ourselves to develop creative solutions to current problems in complex molecule synthesis.

One current area of investigation is the utilization of simple hydroxamic acids to develop general, radical-mediated approaches to the metal-free difunctionalization of alkenes. We are also exploring novel approaches to the catalytic activation of alkyl electrophiles for the development of new carbon-carbon bond-forming processes, and the development of new complexity-generating multi-component cycloadditions for synthesis. Ultimately, we strive to apply these new processes to the efficient syntheses of bioactive natural and un-natural products.

 

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AREA CONTACT PHONE
Administration Ruth Hyde 919-962-2173
Accounting & Sponsored Research Karen Holmes 919-962-1189
Human Resources Nancy Ray 919-962-2174
Karen Gilliam 919-843-3452
Student Services Graduate Inquiries 919-843-7827
Undergraduate Inquiries 919-843-7826
Technical Support & Facilities Peter White 919-962-1689
Technology Development/Industry Liason Joonhyung Cho 919-843-3165
Undergraduate Laboratories Nita Eskew 919-962-4796
Mathew Steadman 919-843-7218
Kathleen Coughlin 919-962-5571
Web Content & Information Management Lars Sahl 919-962-6193
General Inquiries   919-843-7100
Fax   919-962-2388

 

Department Mailing Address

Department of Chemistry
Campus Box 3290
Caudill and Kenan Laboratories
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3290

 

Department Shipping Addresses

Kenan Laboratories, Room#
Department of Chemistry
125 South Road
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3290

 

Caudill Laboratories, Room#
Department of Chemistry
131 South Road
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3290

 

Venable Hall or Murray Hall, Room#
Department of Chemistry
123 South Road
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3290

 

Chapman Hall, Room#
Department of Chemistry
205 S Columbia St
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3290

 

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