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Erik Alexanian

Professor Erik Alexanian

The Alexanian group produces functionalized amides that enable a broad range of practical aliphatic C–H transformations. These reactions proceed in useful chemical yields with the substrate as limiting reagent under visible light or radical initiation. The C–H functionalizations occur with good levels of site selectivity, and a variety of common functionality is tolerated. The versatility of the functional groups introduced via these reactions unlocks a wide array of C–H transformations for organic synthesis.

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Recent papers from the Alexanian Group

Czaplyski WL, Na CG, Alexanian EJ. 2016. C-H Xanthylation: A Synthetic Platform for Alkane Functionalization. J. Am. Chem. Soc.. 138(42):13854-13857.
Quinn RK, Könst ZA, Michalak SE, Schmidt Y, Szklarski AR, Flores AR, Nam S, Horne DA, Vanderwal CD, Alexanian EJ. 2016. Site-Selective Aliphatic C?H Chlorination Using N-Chloroamides Enables a Synthesis of Chlorolissoclimide. J. Am. Chem. Soc.. 138(2):696-702.
Schmidt VA, Quinn RK, Brusoe AT, Alexanian EJ. 2014. Site-Selective Aliphatic C?H Bromination UsingN-Bromoamides and Visible Light. J. Am. Chem. Soc.. 136(41):14389-14392.


  • Organic Synthetic Chemistry

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