Laboratory of Molecular Synthesis and Catalysis

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Purdue University
Department of Chemistry
560 Oval Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Lab: Wetherill Rm 419

Research in our group spans the organic and inorganic subdisciplines of chemistry with an emphasis on catalytic approaches to unsolved problems in organic synthesis and renewable energy conversion.


April 2017

Talia is awarded a Bisland Dissertation Fellowship, as well as the Charles Cameron Professional Development Award.

Ian wins a poster award at the 34th Annual H. C. Brown Lectures in Organic Chemistry.

Colby receives the Teaching Academy Teaching Award, as well as a poster award at the Brown Lectures.

Conner wins the prestigious Arthur Kelley Teaching Award. Congratulations!

March 2017

Ian gives a poster presentation at the Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms GRC.

Dr. Uyeda gives a lecture at the Organometallics GRC.

February 2017

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December 2016

Mike's paper on dinuclear oxidative addition is published in Dalton Transactions.

Ian's perspective article on metal-metal bonds in catalysis is published in ACS Catalysis.

November 2016

Ian presents his work on dinickel bridging imidos at PINDU, a regional inorganic chemistry symposium.

October 2016

New graduate students John and Shawn join the group. Welcome!

July 2016

Dr. Uyeda is selected to give a presentation at the organometallics GRC. Talia gives a poster presentation at the organometallics GRC.

May 2016

Talia, Sudipta, Ian, Doug and Dr. Uyeda speak at the 47th Regional ACS Meeting.

April 2016

Doug's paper on the mechanism of the Pauson-Khand reaction is published in Angewandte Chemie.

You-yun wins a poster award at the 2016 Herbert C. Brown Lectures.

March 2016

As a part of the Purdue GSSPC, Heather assists in the organization of a symposium for the 251st ACS National Meeting in San Diego.

February 2016

Dr. Uyeda is awarded a Sloan Fellowship.

You-yun publishes a new catalytic reductive cyclopropanation in Angewandte Chemie.

January 2016

Our work on dinuclear Ni catalysis is reviewed in a Synpacts account.

We are grateful to the NSF CAREER program for supporting our research.

December 2015

Talia presents a seminar on her hydrosilylation work at PINDU, a regional inorganic chemistry conference.

The lab moves into our new space in Wetherill 450!

November 2015

Conner joins our group!

July 2015

Sudipta wins a poster award at the 2015 Negishi-Brown Lectures.

June 2015

Sudipta's paper, "Evaluating the Effect of Catalyst Nuclearity in Ni-Catalyzed Alkyne Cyclotrimerizations," appears in JACS.

April 2015

Talia's paper, "Reversible Substrate Activation and Catalysis at an Intact Metal-Metal Bond Using a Redox-Active Supporting Ligand," appears in JACS.

April 2015

Talia wins a poster award at the H. C. Brown Lectures Symposium

March 2015

Congratulations to Ian on being awarded an NSF graduate research fellowship!

November 2014

Mike and Jake join our group!

October 2014

We are grateful to the ACS Petroleum Research Fund for supporting our research on light-driven dehydrogenation reactions.

Our group's first paper, "Dinuclear Nickel Complexes in Five States of Oxidation Using a Redox-Active Ligand," is published in Inorganic Chemistry.