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.

October 18, 2019

Dr. Xinxin Shao finishes his postdoctoral studies in our group. After 2.5 amazingly productive years, he is headed back to China where he will begin his professorship at Zhejiang University of Technology. Congratulations, Xinxin, and best of luck for all your future endeavors!