Sri Departs for BBRC

The Engle lab bids farewell to a tremendously talented postdoc, Sri, who will be starting the next chapter of his professional life at the Biocon Bristol-Myers Squibb Research Center in Bangalore, India. After a proper send-off at Brewski’s Bar and Arcade, Sri wrapped up his project, got his final fill of Mexican food, and set off for a two-day journey to India.¬†Congratulations on your new position, and thanks for teaching us all about asymmetric catalysis, Sri!

 

Axial chirality made easy

The Engle lab reports its first foray into the world of CuH catalysis, with De-Wei, Yiyang (Elaine), Mingyu, Zhen, and Malkanthi describing a new method to prepare enantioenriched allenyl boronates from terminal enynes. A pre-print of this work appears online today at ChemRxiv (click here). Congratulations to all of the authors, especially undergraduate co-author Elaine. Special thanks to Jason Chen, Director of the TSRI Automated Synthesis Facility,  for super-helpful guidance regarding difficult separations and a great collaboration.

allenyl BPin

Rohan completes his internship

Rohan caps off a great month in the Engle lab with a wrap-up presentation to a group of underclassman and a teacher from High Tech High International. Rohan will return to coursework Monday equipped with valuable hands-on learning experience as he plans further education in chemistry. Props to Rei for awesome mentorship! Thanks for a great four weeks, Rohan — you will be missed!