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Recent Publications

Zeng, B.; Yu, X.; Siu, P. W.; Scheidt, K. A. “Catalytic Enantioselective Synthesis of 2-Aryl Chromenes” Chem. Sci. 2014, Accepted Manuscript.

Johnston, R. C.; Cohen, D. T.; Eichman, C. C.; Scheidt, K. A.; Cheong, P. “Catalytic Kinetic Resolution of a Dynamic Racemate: Highly Stereoselective β-Lactone Formation by N-Heterocyclic Carbene Catalysis” Chem. Sci. 2014, Accepted Manuscript.

Jang, K. P.; Hutson, G. E.; Johnston, R. C.; McCusker, E. O.; Cheong, P. H.-Y.; Scheidt, K. A. "Asymmetric Homoenolate Additions to Acyl Phosphonates through Rational Design of a Tailored N-Heterocyclic Carbene Catalyst", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, ASAP.

McCusker, E. O.; Scheidt, K. A. "Enantioselective N-Heterocyclic Carbene Catalyzed Annulation Reactions with Imidazolidinones", Angew. Chem Int. Ed. 2013, Early View.

Lombardo, V. M.; Thomas, C. D.; Scheidt, K. A. "A Cascade Isomerization/Prins Strategy through Iridium(III)/Brønsted Acid Cooperative Catalysis", Angew. Chem Int. Ed. 2013, Early View.

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Group News

Graduate student Kristine Deibler has received an NSF graduate research fellowship. Congratulations Kristine!

Congratulations to Samuel Schneck whose proposal has been awarded a Northwestern University 2014 Summer Undergraduate Research Grant.

Former graduate student Daniel Cohen has been selected as one of two recipients for the departmental "Award for Excellence in Graduate Research". Congratulations Daniel!

Graduate student Eric Lee has been selected for appointment to the Chemistry of Life Processes Predoctoral Training Grant (1T32GM15538). Congratulations Eric!

Our manuscript on a dual Lewis base strategy for carbene-catalyzed annulations appears in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Our manuscript on the enantioselective synthesis of the anticancer rotenoid deguelin appears in Chemical Science.

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