Research in the Alexanian group focuses on the general areas of reaction development and chemical synthesis. Our studies are driven by the discovery of new and useful forms of chemical reactivity which can be harnessed for the development of powerful transformations and strategies for synthesis. Our studies emphasize catalytic transformations employing easily accessed substrates and common molecular functionality. Complex synthesis is also a focus of our group, as the remarkable array of unique architectures that nature provides can inspire us to develop creative solutions to challenging problems in synthesis.
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News & Events:
- Our Site-Selective Aliphatic C–H Bromination Using N-Bromoamides and Visible Light paper has been accepted by J. Am. Chem. Soc. and is available online. Congratulations Valerie, Ryan, and Andy!
- Caitlin has been selected to receive an ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Fellowship. Congratulations Caitlin!
- Our Alkene Hydrofunctionalization Using Hydroxamic Acids: A Radical-Mediated Approach to Alkene Hydration paper has been accepted by Organic Letters and is available online. Congratulations Ben!
- Ben has successfully defended his graduate thesis. Congratulations Ben!
- The Alexanian group welcomes Matt as an undergrad in the lab.
- Congratulations Patrick on graduating (UNC, Class of 2014) and moving on to graduate school at Berkeley!
- Our Palladium-Catalyzed Heck-Type Cross-Couplings of Unactivated Alkyl Iodides paper has been accepted by Angewandte Chemie and is available online. Congratulations Caitlin!
- The Alexanian lab welcomes Tony and Will to the group.
- The group welcomes Gemma as a visiting undergraduate to the lab.
- Our Radical Carbooxygenations of Alkenes Using Hydroxamic Acids paper has been accepted by Chemical Science and is available online. Congratulations Ryan and Val!
- Valerie has successfully defended her graduate thesis. Congratulations Val!
- Our Stereoselective Nickel-Catalyzed [2+2+2] Cycloadditions and Alkenylative Cyclizations of Ene-Allenes and Alkenes paper has been accepted by Angewandte Chemie and is available online. Congratulations Njamkou!
- Andy has successfully defended his graduate thesis. Congratulations Andy!
- Congratulations to James on graduation, Carolina class of 2013!