Recent Publications and News Items
Our most recent paper (The Effect of Proximal Functionality on the Allylic Azide Equilibrium) was selected to design the cover art for an upcoming issue of the European Journal of Organic Chemistry! The art was done by local artist/illustrator/author Drew Brockington (http://brockart.format.com/).
The Topczewski lab is doing awesome! Two of our members, Amy Ott and Angela Carlson, were recognized at the first departmental seminar. Amy was one of the recipients of a third year Excellence in Graduate Studies Fellowship (the Wayland Noland Fellowship in particular), and Angela was honored for obtaining a 4.0 GPA last year. Wow! Looks like their hard work is paying off (figuratively and literally)!
Porter, M. R.; Shaker, R. M.; Calcanas, C.; Topczewski, J. J. J. Am. Chem. Soc., accepted.
On Saturday, the Topczewski lab once again showed the Midtown Market that chemistry is fun and interesting! Despite the wind, almost 100 people came to learn about ocean acidification, precipitation reactions, catalysis, and how to make slime!
It's official! The National Institute of Health has officially given us money in the form of a MIRA grant. That's huge for an up-and-coming lab like us. Visit our Funding page to learn about our other funding sources, or, visit the department story (https://chem.umn.edu/news/professor-topczewski-researching-chiral-amines-nih-mira-grant) to see more.