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!

Bronsted acid triplet activation

Evan and Hoimin’s discovery of Bronsted acid catalyzed triplet sensitization is online at Chem Sci. This third chapter in our triplet activation story is again in collaboration with the Baik group at KAIST.

Benzylic Alkoxylation

BJ and Kimberly have developed a method for alkoxylation of benzylic C–H bonds with a range of alcohol nucleophiles, featuring very high site-selectivity and functional group compatibility. The method, first reported on ChemRxiv, has now …

Triplet Rebound

Jian, Wes, Hoimin, Kaz, and Jesse have identified an unusual mechanism of enantioselective photoactivation in a JACS full paper. This study required synthetic and kinetic studies from our group, transient absorption spectroscopy in Jerry Meyer‘s …