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Organic methodologies development and applications
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Umpolung Amine Synthesis

A traditional approach for the stereoselective synthesis of chiral amines via C–C bond formation employs the addition of nucleophiles to electrophilic imines. Although a number of elegant reactions have been developed

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The enantioselective assembly of compounds bearing allylic stereogenic centers is an important objective in organic chemistry, both because of their utility in downstream synthesis and because of their prevalence in natural products and bioactive

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The sensitivity of NMR/MRI methods is limited, due in part to the small thermal fractional magnetization of nuclei, resulting in a severe detection limit for abundant nuclei (e.g., 1H), a situation which is exacerbated for rarer isotopes, such as 13C and 15N


Pengfei Zhou

Postdoctoral Scientist
Year Joined: 2019
pengfei.zhou at duke.edu
Sichuan University (Ph.D. 2019)

Nathan Adamson

5th Year Graduate Student
Year Affiliated: 2015
nathan.adamson at duke.edu
College of Charleston

Pharmacological Sciences Training Program (2016-2018)
Burroughs Wellcome Fellowship (2018-2019)

Melanie Lee

3rd Year Graduate Student
Year Affiliated: 2017
myoung.mi.lee at duke.edu
Seoul National University of Science and Technology

Chibueze Onyeagusi

3rd Year Graduate Student
Year Affiliated: 2017
chibueze.onyeagusi at duke.edu
Southeastern Louisiana University

Burroughs Wellcome Fellowship (2019-2020)

Xiaoxiao Ma

1st Year Graduate Student
Year Affiliated: 2019
xiaoxiao.ma829 at duke.edu
Tianjin University

Jiaqi Zhu

1st Year Graduate Student
Year Affiliated: 2019
jiaqi.zhu767 at duke.edu
Peking University