Graduate Research Highlights

August 2016: Chanchamnan Um

Chanchamnan Um

Chanchamnan Um, 6th-year PhD student in Prof. Chemler’s group

Notable Recent Achievements

  • First-author publicationSynthesis of 2-Aryl- and 2-Vinylpyrrolidines via Copper-Catalyzed Coupling of Styrenes and Dienes with Potassium β-Aminoethyl Trifluoroborates, Org. Lett., 201618 (10), pp 2515–2518.

Research Highlight

"The core of my research is to develop novel copper-catalyzed oxidation of potassium alkyl trifluoroborate salt to generate radical, which is used to functionalize alkenes. These methodologies can lead many applications including synthesis of different size heterocyclic compounds containing oxygen and nitrogen.

I enjoy being a graduate student at UB because it allows me to sharpen my laboratory skills as a scientist and researcher. The department is well equipped with instruments that remove many obstacles to my research.

In my free time, I usually cook, bake and watch movies or ride around the city."

Congratulations, Nan!

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