Recent Publications and News Items
Despite the small size of the incoming class, we managed to snag three more graduate students to join our lab! Welcome to En-Chih Liu, Angela Carlson, and Ryan Daley! En-Chih graduated from National Cheng Kung University in Tainan, Taiwan with his Masters, where he worked on developing methodology for the synthesis of corannulene. Angela Carlson graduated from Augsburg College, and then worked at Isurtec and Medivators. Ryan Daley graduated from St. Olaf, where he worked on palladium-catalyzed arylation of nitroarenes using aryl sulfonates.
Goswami, P. P.; Suding, V. P.; Carlson, A. S.; Topczewski, J. J. “Direct Conversion of Aldehydes and Ketones to Azides via Sequential Nucleophilic Addition & Substitution” Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2016, 28, 4809.
Our Chemistry Market Science exhibit was so popular that we got asked back! This time, we went to the Nokomis Farmer's Market. We were so busy though, teaching everyone the joys of chemistry, that we forgot to take pictures. But at least we spread our knowledge and hopefully our love of chemistry.
Welcome to Su Nguyen from University of Mississippi, who will be joining us for 10 weeks thanks to the LANDO program! She'll be working with Amy on functionalization of symmetric allylic azides.
This year at Market Science, we did our own demonstrations, instead of helping others! We're the only physical science exhibitors at Market Science (*gasp*)! Thank goodness we were there to teach our future scientists that chemistry is obviously the best science! We may have lured almost 200 people to our booth with slime, but they had a fun time learning about ideal gas laws, acid/base chemistry, and ocean acidification. Hopefully we inspired some adults too to realize that chemicals aren't that scary at all (but maybe a little messy).