Congrats team sugar

Take a look at the recent paper published by team sugar found here. In this paper they explore the many catalytic roles of B(C6F5)3. 


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Check it out!

Chrissy recently published her paper where she demonstrates aldehyde addition to cyclopropylidene bearing 6-aryl-1,5-enynes utilizing a gold(I) catalysts in a very interesting cascade type reaction. Check it out!


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Congratulations from beyond

Even though she recently left the lab for a new job, Mee-Kyung is still publishing great work. Check out her most recent paper in collaboration with Water’s lab at UNC here.


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Congrats Trandon, Jen, and Aaron on the recent pub

Check out our labs sweet paper on the diastereoselective formation of complex carbocyclic cores from sugar-derived substrates.

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MKC delivers and moves on to new job

Check out Mee-Kyung’s most recent and perhaps final paper from our lab. She will be missed, but we are excited for her new prospects.

Tetrameric pseudo-peptide receptors with allosteric properties

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Congrats Aaron Zhong for being part of SMART

Aaron successfully finished his summer research project where he received funding through UNC’s own SMART program. As part of the program he had to prepare and present a poster of the work he accomplished over the summer. Aaron did a great job and we look forward to having him back in the lab next semester!


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Congrats Dr. Adduci, Trandon, and Dr. Dabrowski

The lab congratulates Laura Adduci, Trandon Bender, and Jennifer Dabrowski on their recent Nature Chemistry publication. In their paper they are able to chemoselectively deoxygenate a variety of carbohydrate starting materials to yield novel polyoxygenated products, some of which are reported for the first time. Check the article here and a very nice News and Views article written by Andrew McNally (Colorado State University) here.

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Congrats Marzieh and Chrissy



The lab congratulates former visiting student Marzieh Aseman and current student Chrissy Roselli on their recent paper in Organometallics where they demonstrate C–C bond coupling between benzyne and methyl ligands from an electron deficient platinum complex. Check out the full article here.

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Another back-to-back congratulations

It seems that Mike Peruzzi and Chrissy Roselli really enjoy doing things in pairs as they both passed their preliminary oral exams in the past week. The lab congratulates you both on this accomplishment and welcomes you as PhD candidates.

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The Group Wishes The Boss Happy Birthday

In an unprecedented show of our artistic abilities, the group got together and prepared some beautiful decorative bird plates as a group gift for Mike’s birthday. Some are beautiful and others are more raw. Either way we had a great time and the outcome was a nice gift. Happy Birthday!IMG_20150410_181917_556

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