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From the Chemistry Department

Atmospheric Chemistry Models Missing Key Mechanism Related to Air Pollution, Says New Study

Atmospheric chemists have struggled for years to explain why our atmosphere has so much nitrous acid, a compound involved in the creation and removal of common air pollutants that impact human health. According to their computer simulations, there should only be about half as much nitrous acid as is actually measured in places like Beijing and Mexi...

Kami Hull and Zachariah Page Joining Department

The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Drs. Kami Hull and Zachariah Page will join the University of Texas at Austin in the 2018/2019 academic year. Kami Hull received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan under the supervision of Melanie Sanford. She went on to be an NIH postdoctoral fellow in Barry M. Trost’s laboratory at St...

Biberdorf Awarded H-E-B’s Tournament of Champions Charitable Trust Grant

Lecturer Kate Biberdorf is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from H-E-B's Tournament of Champions Charitable Trust. This generous grant will support the Department of Chemistry's outreach program Fun with Chemistry. In addition, Dr. B was invited to give a talk at the Central Texas H-E-B Women’s Conference. H-E-B’s Tournament of Champions C...

Leyah Schwartz and Seung Wook Kim Awarded Summer Internships at Genentech

In connection with the Krische-Genentech collaboration on C-N bond formation, graduate students Leyah Schwartz and Seung Wook Kim of the Krische Group will be performing summer Internships at Genentech in San Francisco, California.

Krische-Genentech Collaboration on C-N Bond Formation

Professor Michael J. Krische and collaborators at Genentech have developed a highly enantioselective method for C-N bond formation. Krische’s signature π-allyliridium C,O-benzoates, which are commercially available and known to catalyze nucleophilic allyl acetate-mediated carbonyl allylation, are now shown to catalyze asymmetric electrophilic amina...