The Black Research Group
Department of Chemistry - Eastern Illinois University
Summer 2005
The Last Group Directory

Collaborator
Phone
E-mail
Research Project
Steve Clark
956-455-0077 sclark59@hotmail.com
a) exploring fragmentation reactions of fused β-lactams as a route to medium-ring lactams b) model reactions to examine the homo-boronate fragmentation
Drew Dust
821-7109 mudsciuntist@yahoo.com
a) Investigating additional details in the DMAP-catalyzed transacylation reaction  b) Applying the DMAP transacylation reaction to 3-substituted oxindoles c) Development of a chiral Lewis acid catalyst for enantioselective β-lactone rearrangements
Larry Keniley
512-9359 biglar9205@yahoo.com
Investigation of our butenolide annulation reaction, esp. stereochemical and mechanistic aspects.
Aaron Lineberry
 273-6673
a) Synthesis of the core subunit of diazonamide A, a new natural product with potent anticancer activity. b) Evaluation of the "tetralone approach" to the total synthesis of heritol. c) Synthesis of 1-propylxanthine, a potential Tx for neonatal apnea

Mike Ruane

(postdoc)

234-3182

A little of everything, with particular focus on: a) finishing the nOe NMR experiments on diastereomeric δ-lactones; and b) synthesis of BINAP-based chiral nucleophilic catalysts

Nick Selner
345-9288
Investigation of our butenolide annulation reaction, esp. stereochemical and mechanistic aspects