Benjamin Wertz


I’m a fifth year PhD student in the Davies lab. My research is focused on synthetic methodology development using dirhodium carbenes, understanding the relationship between the selectivity of the C-H insertion reaction and catalyst structure, and investigating a new series of cyclopropane catalysts that incorporate sp3-hybridized groups into the ligand design. I am currently considering a career in the pharmaceutical or agrochemical industries.


benjamin [dot] david [dot] wertz [at] emory [dot] edu


Garlets, Z. J.; Wertz, B. D.; Liu, W.; Voight, E. A.; Davies, H. M. L. Regio- and Stereoselective Rhodium(II)-Catalyzed C–H Functionalization of Cyclobutanes. CHEM 2020, 6(1), p. 304-313