Research from Emory’s Emerson Center for Scientific Computing has been highlighted by Chemical and Engineering News. The research, the result of a collaboration between the Emerson Center’s Djamaladdin D. Musaev and the Kenichiro Itami at Nagoya University in Japan, involves Cu-catalyzed C-H imidination. The article, “Onward to simpler C–H functionalizations” appears in the November 07-08 issue of Chemical & Engineering News both in print and online.
Prof. Frank McDonald has announced the publication of the first volume of his graduate-level textbook, “Finding the Right Partner”, now available in e-book form at Amazon.com. This volume focuses on selectivity in carbon-heteroatom bond-forming reactions; a second volume on carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions is under development and hopefully will be published within the next couple of years.
A group of Emory University and Oxford College chemistry faculty and postdoctoral fellows attended the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education from July 31 toAugust 4 at the University of Northern Colorado. Brenda Harmon and Nichole Powell chaired a symposium, Karl Hagen and Tracy McGill presented oral papers, and Doug Mulford gave a poster presentation, establishing Emory as a key member of the chemical educational community. This was a great opportunity to learn about the latest innovations and implementations of chemistry curriculum, pedagogical methods, technology in the classroom, and undergraduate laboratory design. Additionally, it was a unique time for Emory and Oxford faculty to learn more about their respective departments and to engage in conversations about how best to support our students in both colleges.