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Drs. Jake Zimmerman, assistant professor of chemistry, and Madhuri Manpadi, teacher-scholar post-doc in chemistry, recently published two articles based on results from their research projects at ONU. Senior Russell Spatney and Aaron Baker, BS ’11, are coauthors on these publications. Spatney is currently a senior chemistry major and plans to attend graduate school next year. Baker is pursuing a Ph.D. in organic chemistry at Michigan State University.
The Zimmeman group studies new reaction design in the area of organic chemistry. These researchers are particularly interested in finding greener methods to carry out chemical reactions. Specifically, the two papers describe methods for avoiding highly toxic reagents and using small quantities of organic solvents to reduce the amounts of waste generated.
- Zimmerman, J. R.; Manpadi, M.; Spatney, R.; Baker, A. “Diastereoselective Tin-Free Tandem Radical Additions to 3-Formylchromones.” J. Org. Chem. 2011, 76, 8076–8081.http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jo201350w.
- Zimmerman, J. R.; Manpadi, M.; Spatney, R. “Tin-free Radical Reactions Under Minimal Solvent Conditions for the Synthesis of Substituted Chromones and Coumarins.”Green Chem. 2011, 13, advance article. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2011/gc/c1gc15775b