July 20, 2020

After five terrific years in the lab, Nathan Adamson is leaving Duke for sunny Southern California. Nathan will begin his NIH-sponsored postdoc with Prof. Neil Garg at UCLA. Best of luck, Nathan!

April 13, 2020

Congratulations to our former postdoc, Dr. Gus Logan, for his recent Chem. Commmun. publication in collaboration with the Theis and Warren labs. This work illustrates that, compared to the traditional Ir-IMes catalyst for SABRE, an Ir-PHOX catalyst allows for hyperpolarization of sterically hindered substrates.

February 11, 2020

Congratulations to Nathan, Sangjune, and Pengfei! Their paper on the catalytic enantioselective formation of quaternary centers by diene hydroalkylation was accepted at Organic Letters. The diene-malononitrile couplings enable a two-step protocol for preparing challenging alpha-vinyl carbonyl motifs.

January 31, 2020

Congratulations to Chibueze and Xinxin! Their paper on Pd-catalyzed diastereo- and enantioselective additions of trifluoromethyl-substituted azadienolates to dienes for the preparation of homoallylic amines has been accepted at Organic Letters.