Happy molecules r us

Back in 2006, together with Ryan Hili we stumbled upon amphoteric aziridine aldehydes that defied logic due to a kinetic barrier imposed on the amine/aldehyde condensation. Ever since then we have been looking at expanding the scope of this chemistry, which allowed us to better understand how to put a wide palette of amphoteric reagents to good use. Together with Zhi He and Adam Zajdlik we have put together an account that sums up our work to date. Here is a link to this paper (it came out today).

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http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ar400210c

Below is a recent picture of my lab back in December, on our way to a wild night of playing ping-pong (a special thanks to Sai for taking the photo!):Image

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