Laboratory of Molecular Synthesis and Catalysis
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.
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!
Ian gives a poster presentation at the Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms GRC.
Dr. Uyeda gives a lecture at the Organometallics GRC.
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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.
Ian presents his work on dinickel bridging imidos at PINDU, a regional inorganic chemistry symposium.
New graduate students John and Shawn join the group. Welcome!
Dr. Uyeda is selected to give a presentation at the organometallics GRC. Talia gives a poster presentation at the organometallics GRC.
Talia, Sudipta, Ian, Doug and Dr. Uyeda speak at the 47th Regional ACS Meeting.
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.
As a part of the Purdue GSSPC, Heather assists in the organization of a symposium for the 251st ACS National Meeting in San Diego.
Dr. Uyeda is awarded a Sloan Fellowship.
You-yun publishes a new catalytic reductive cyclopropanation in Angewandte Chemie.
Our work on dinuclear Ni catalysis is reviewed in a Synpacts account.
We are grateful to the NSF CAREER program for supporting our research.
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!
Conner joins our group!
Sudipta wins a poster award at the 2015 Negishi-Brown Lectures.
Sudipta's paper, "Evaluating the Effect of Catalyst Nuclearity in Ni-Catalyzed Alkyne Cyclotrimerizations," appears in JACS.
Talia's paper, "Reversible Substrate Activation and Catalysis at an Intact Metal-Metal Bond Using a Redox-Active Supporting Ligand," appears in JACS.
Talia wins a poster award at the H. C. Brown Lectures Symposium
Congratulations to Ian on being awarded an NSF graduate research fellowship!
Mike and Jake join our group!
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.