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Palladium-Catalyzed Reactions

July 01, 2011
Chemistry students are developing new techniques for molecule synthesis.

The undergraduate students in Dr. Amick’s laboratory are designing new palladium-catalyzed reactions for organic synthesis. Their motto: “We design organic reactions that are relatively bench-top stable, relatively inexpensive, and are easy to perform.” The new reactions they design will be employed to synthesize large flat and bowl-shaped molecules, which can be used in nanotechnology, organic electronics, and organic photovoltaics (solar cells).

Watch video or enlarge photos by Shane Brill ‘03.


Last modified on Jul. 1st, 2013 at 12:40pm by Marcia Landskroener.