Congratulations to second-year graduate student Joe Derosa and former visiting undergraduate student Annabelle Cantu (CSU Long Beach) for being awarded 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. Bravissimo!
In the Engle lab’s first paper of 2017, the team of Joe, Annabelle, Mark, Miriam, Josh, Zhen, and Daizy describe a new catalytic method to effect regio- and stereoselective addition of HCl to alkynes using a directed nucleopalladation strategy. The paper appears today in the Just Accepted section of J. Am. Chem. Soc. Well done, everyone! Special congrats to the three undergraduate co-authors, Annabelle, Mark, and Josh, as well as Daizy, the Engle lab’s first-ever high school student co-author! Click here for a link to the paper.
(not pictured: Annabelle, Josh, and Daizy)