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.