Recent Publications and News Items
We went to Linden Hills to share our love of chemistry with a new farmers market! We told them about climate change and how that affects water pH, as well as ocean life, and we showed them how to write secret messages using pH indicators. As always, making slime was DEFINITELY a crowd favorite. To learn more about Market Science, visit their website https://marketsci.org/
We got a new post-doc! We're excited to welcome Dr. Sanjay Maity to the lab. He comes to us from the Ghorai lab at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal. Looking forward to doing cool chemistry with you!
Congratulations to Amy and Mary, whose paper was just accepted in the Journal of Organic Chemistry! If you want to learn more about the multiple mechanisms of the Winstein Rearrangement, click the link! Evidence for a Sigmatropic and an Ionic Pathway in the Winstein Rearrangement
Ott, A. A.; Packard, M. H.; Ortuño, M. A.; Johnson, A.; Suding, V. P.; Cramer, C. J.; Topczewski, J. J. J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83, 8214-8224.
Look at us go! For Spring 2018, we've won yet another Safe Lab Award. Thanks team, for making this a safe and clean lab to work in, and keep up the good work!
Topczewski, J. J.; Porter, M.R. Synlett, 2018, 29, 1537-1542.
For all of those Star Wars fans out there, read our latest publication, ""It's a (Kinetic) Trap!": Selectively Differentiating Allylic Azide Isomers" in Synpacts! Find it on our Publications page, or at https://www.thieme-connect.de/products/ejournals/abstract/10.1055/s-0037-1609479
Our lab clearly has the best undergrads! Our very own James Cox was named a 2018 Goldwater Scholar (1 out of 211 students picked from 1,280 applicants!) in addition to winning a departmental fellowship! We all knew James was one in a million, but now other people are confirming it.
For more information about James, see the department news page (https://chem.umn.edu/news/james-cox-named-2018-goldwater-scholar).