We’re loving our new group shirts, and looking forward to the new academic year. Lots of exciting new research in the pipeline too!
Qinqin has accepted a position as an Associate Professor in the Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Soft Matter Science and Engineering at he Beijing University of Chemical Technology, and will leave the group at the end of the month. Congrats Qinqin – you’ve taught us so much about materials science, and its been a pleasure working with you. We will miss you!
We’ve been working hard to improve our sustainability practices. This week we were featured by the Emory Office of Sustainability Initiatives (https://sustainability.emory.edu/presenting-the-blakey-lab-a-gold-certified-green-lab/)
Keep up the good work team.
Amaan and Taylor each submitted their first manuscript this week (check out our publication page for a sneak peak at the graphical abstracts), and Robert’s allylic substitution mechanism manuscript is on its way… Congrats team on making the most of summer summer summertime!
Robert is settling into his new position as an Assistant Professor at the College of Wooster – he’s only been gone a couple of weeks but we miss him already!
Emory freshman Kim Sharp has joined the BlakeyLab – inventing reactions and revolutionizing synthetic strategy! Kim is excited to develop new sequential C-H amination strategies to synthesize pharmaceutically important motifs.
After a semester of intense rotations, we’re excited that Chris Poff has decided to join the BlakeyLab – inventing reactions and revolutionizing synthetic strategy! Chris is focusing his research on designing new catalysts for stereoselective C-H fucntionalization
Jacob’s manuscript describing oxidative allylic C-H amination of disubstituted olefins is on line at Angew. Chem. (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.201707021/full). We’re excited about all the possibilities in this area… watch this space for the next installments.
Congrats on your first paper Jacob – great way to start!
Qinqin’s paper on the synthesis and C-H functionalization of new PDI-thiazole building blocks is online at JOC (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.joc.7b01604), and her collaborative work using our C-I iodination chemistry to contribute to the synthesis and understanding of new intermediate sized donor molecules for organic solar cells is online at Chemistry of Materials (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b02665).
Congrats on some great work Qinqin!
We’re excited to work with Aaron and Chris during their first rotation in the PhD program. Welcome to the group!