Chemistry

Making Molecular Movies: A Sample Lesson

Making Molecular Movies: A Sample Lesson

One lesson from the 2016-2017 school year that I am particularly proud of is the Napoleon’s Buttons Video Project designed for 10th grade introductory chemistry. Objective The purpose of this assignment was to build on our understanding of chemical structures by relating the structures of specific molecules to their reactivity, uses, and…

Turning a Synthetic Weakness Into a Strength

Turning a Synthetic Weakness Into a Strength

Recently, a manuscript for a paper on which I am a co-author was submitted for publication. The work presented in this manuscript describes Pd-catalyzed C-H activation chemistry, which offers an easier and less toxic alternative to traditional cross coupling reactions.  This approach is especially suitable for electron poor substrates, as…

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