Harriet Lindsay

A photo of Harriet Lindsay

Professor, Department Head


503C Science Complex


[email protected]


Organic Chemistry

  • BA, Hendrix College, 1992
  • Ph.D., University of Arkansas, 2002

Interests and Expertise

My research interests revolve around the development of new synthetic methodologies and synthesis of natural products. Current research projects include: development of microwave assisted reactions and the application of these reactions to the synthesis of natural products that mimic the biological activities of sugars.


  • CHEM 371–373 Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 571 Advanced Organic Chemistry

Publications and Presentations

  • New Aspects of the Ireland and Related Claisen Rearrangements Tetrahedron, 2002, 58, 2905–2928.
  • Intramolecularly Competitive Ireland Claisen Rearrangements: Scope and Potential Applications to Natural Product Synthesis J. Org. Chem. 2002, 67, 2042–2055.
  • Unusual Reagent Control of Diastereoselectivity in the 1,2-Addition of Hard Carbon Nucleophiles to C6-Heteroatom Substituted Cyclohexenones Org. Lett. 2001, 3, 4007–4010.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society