On June 22, Mia gave an outstanding final public oral to the department on her work in the Doyle Lab, which focused on asymmetric Ni-catalyzed cross-couplings! She recently headed south to UNC Chapel Hill, where she will be a postdoctoral associate in the lab of Prof. Frank Leibfarth. Congratulations on a well-earned PhD, and
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In a recent Princeton Chemistry Alumni Spotlight, Doyle Lab graduate Jesús Estrada, Ph.D. ‘19, reflected on the importance of the DACA program in allowing him to achieve his educational goals and become a Senior Scientist at Merck. Check out the article here!
Nucleophilic (Radio)Fluorination of Redox-Active Esters via Radical-Polar Crossover Enabled by Photoredox Catalysis
Nucleophilic (Radio)Fluorination of Redox-Active Esters via Radical-Polar Crossover Enabled by Photoredox Catalysis. Eric and John’s work in collaboration with BMS on a redox-neutral method for nucleophilic fluorination of phthalimide esters was just published in JACS (check it out here)! Congrats on completing an exciting project!
Regioselective Cross-Electrophile Coupling of Epoxides and (Hetero)aryl Iodides via Ni/Ti/Photoredox Catalysis
Marvin’s work on developing a novel methodology for cross-coupling epoxides and aryl iodides using Ni/Ti/Photoredox catalysis was just published in ACS Catalysis! The mild cross-electrophile approach tolerates three distinct classes of epoxides and a broad scope of aryl iodides. Check it out here!
On April 29th, Eric Webb gave his departmental Final Public Oral to a packed Zoom audience, making the Doyle Lab’s first virtual thesis defense a success! Congrats on your PhD, Dr. Webb!
Role of Electron-Deficient Olefin Ligands in a Ni-Catalyzed Aziridine Cross-Coupling To Generate Quaternary Carbons
Jesús, Wendy, and Stephen’s work on elucidating the mechanism of Ni-catalyzed Negishi Couplings of Aziridines, and the associated ligand effects of electron deficient olefin ligand, Fro-DO, was just published in JACS! Congrats on the completion of an exciting project!
Congratulations to Izzy on recently passing her “zoom”erals exam! Fantastic job, and we’ll have to celebrate with a champagne toast when we all return to lab!
Talia recently packed up her car (with some help from her dog Bialy) and headed north to the Boston area to begin a new position at Snapdragon Chemistry. You certainly will be missed by all in the Doyle Lab, but we congratulate you on landing a fantastic job and wish you all the best
Nickel/Photoredox-Catalyzed Methylation of (Hetero)aryl Chlorides Using Trimethyl Orthoformate as a Methyl Radical Source
Stavros, Ben, and Makeda’s work, in collaboration with Mike Zacuto at Celgene, to “photo-eliminate a gap in the methylation methodology” has recently been published in JACS! Congrats to the team and great work!
Synthesis of β-Phenethylamines via Ni/Photoredox Cross-Electrophile Coupling of Aliphatic Aziridines and Aryl Iodides
Talia, Junyi, and Mani’s work on developing a new Ni/Photoredox methodology to synthesize pharmaceutically relevant β-Phenethylamines was recently accepted and published in JACS! Great work!