Oxidative Alkene Functionalizations

Nic and Grace have developed a protocol for intramolecular oxidative functionalization of sterically bulky alkenes with diverse heteronucleophiles as a way to show that photoredox catalysis can address long-standing limitations of transition metal catalyzed processes. …

Divergent Photoreactions of Ketones

Jian and Xiao’s study of the divergent reactions of benzoylformates is online at Org Lett! This paper shows how the rational choice of reaction conditions can partition a photocatalytic reaction between photoredox and triplet sensitization …

Group Awards

This has been a great year for awards to Yoon lab members! Nic Reed – PPG Mentoring Award Nic Reed – Goering Organic Chemistry Fellowship Jesse Kidd – Sam Slifkin Award BJ Lee – Goering …

NSF Fellowships

Congratulations to Yoon lab second-years Grace and Matt for their honorable mension and fellowship, respectively, from the NSF GFRP! Two of 21 (!?!?!?!) to UW-Madison Chemistry this year!