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!