UNCG Campus Weekly

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Dr. Mitchell Croatt

Dr. Mitchell Croatt (Chemistry and Biochemistry) received a grant award from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund for the project “Formation of Cyano-Carbenes from Alkynes and Azides Using Hypervalent Iodine.” The continued evolution of organic synthesis relies on the invention of new reactions that either access novel compounds or provide for a more efficient route to structures of known value, the abstract states. “It is thus the objective of the proposed research to develop a fundamentally new method to convert readily available starting materials into reactive intermediates that will be transformed into molecules with increased molecular complexity. Importantly, this method will allow for the rapid construction of core structures that are present in molecules currently being examined for the treatment or study of cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease.”