Welcome to the Lindsay Lab at NCSU!
Our research group specialized in Organic Synthesis is focused on the development of novel synthetic methodologies. More specifically, we develop new modes of activation of small molecules to accelerate the synthesis of biologically relevant organic compounds in a sustainable way. Our current interests include:
C−H Functionalization, Asymmetric Catalysis, Organometallic Chemistry and Green/Sustainable Chemistry.
Congratulations to Myunggi and Joanna on the publication of their work on the synthesis of spiro[3.3]heptan-1-ones via strain-relocating semipinacol rearrangements, in Tetrahedron!
Congrats to Ivan for receiving the Burroughs Wellcome Fellowship for Spring 2023! Way to go Ivan!
Congratulations to Ivan for passing his Preliminary Doctoral Exam today! Keep up the good work!
The group officially welcomes our new first-year graduate students Josh and Malcolm!
Congrats to alumni Roger, Nik, Luke and Marshall for the publication of their work on the synthesis of particularly hindered alcohols via the radical rearrangement of Breslow intermediates, in Organic Letters!
Congratulations to Roger for successfully defending his PhD thesis today! Best of luck at Pfizer!
Champagne and Seo Taiji & Boys! Myunggi is celebrating his solo publication in JACS on the one-pot synthesis of strain release reagents from methyl sulfones. Congrats!
Congrats to Kyle and Evan for the publication of their work on the synthesis of bis(imidazolium) salts and bis(NHC) complexes directly from imidazoles, in Organometallics!
The group welcomes our new first-year graduate students Zack, Joanna and Brandon! Welcome aboard!
The group welcomes our new undergraduate researchers Hayden, Emma and Maandvi from NC State!
Congrats to Chris for the publication of his work on the synthesis of enantioenriched alkylidenecyclobutanones from cyclopropanone equivalents, in Organic Letters!
Our research group was awarded the NIH MIRA Award (R35) for our research related the the chemistry of cyclopropanone derivatives. Kudos to everyone involved in this chemistry and thank you all for your hard work! We are excited for the opportunity this grant gives us to further explore the chemistry of these fascinating high-energy intermediates.
Congrats to Yujin and Roger for the publication of their Review on the chemistry of cyclopropanones, in Synthesis!
Congrats to our Korean OG, Yujin, for successfully defending her PhD thesis! Good luck for your postdoc at the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT)!
Congrats to Chris for successfully defending his PhD thesis!
Congrats to Garim for defending his master thesis! Good luck in the future Garim, it has been a pleasure to work with you.
The group officially welcomes our new first-year graduate student Ivan! Looking forward to work with you!
Congrats to our own Korean OG, Yujin, for the publication of her work on the Ni-catalyzed C-C activation of cyclopropanone to produce cyclopentenones, in Organic Letters!
Congratulations to Myunggi for passing his Preliminary Doctoral Exam! Cheers!
Kudos to Roger, Yujin and Chris for the publication of their work on the synthesis of tertiary cyclopropanols via organometallic addition reactions to our cyclopropanone precursors, in Organic Letters!
Congratulations to Chris, Yujin, Myunggi and alumni undergrads Drake and Rachel for the publication of their work on the enantioselective synthesis cyclopropanone equivalents and its application to access β-lactams, in ACIE!
What a tour de force!
Congratulations to Chris for receiving the Percy Lavon Julian Award in Organic Chemistry Research. Well done!
Myunggi, Roger, Kyle and Jiancheng all presented posters at the NC-ACS local section meeting in Durham, NC. Good job, guys!
Congratulations to Roger for passing his Preliminary Doctoral Exam! Well done!
Prof. Lindsay is giving a talk at SERMACS in Savannah, GA on our recent work related to benzimidazolyl-metal complexes. Check out the 'Strategy & Methods for Complex Molecule Synthesis' symposium!
Chris, Yujin and Prof. Lindsay are presenting orals and posters at the ACS National Meeting in San Diego, CA. Check it out!
Our outstanding NSF REU student Kaitlyn has to leave us to go back to Ohio (Miami University) to complete her degree. Thank you for all your work and best of luck in the future!
Congratulations to Chris for receiving an ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Travel Award to go present his work at the Fall ACS in San Diego!
Congratulations to Jiancheng on the publication of his work on the design of benzimidazolyl-metal complexes as bifunctional catalysts, in ACS Catalysis!
Very sad to say Nik has to leave our group after a wonderful 2 years as undergraduate researcher. Good luck at UCLA, Nik!
Congratulations to Jiancheng for passing his Preliminary Doctoral Exam!
The group welcomes our new undergraduate student Kaitlyn from Miami University (Ohio) who is joining us for 2 months on a NSF REU scholarship!
The group welcomes our new undergraduate student Casey from NC State.
Congratulations to Drake on his graduation from NCSU with an excellent GPA! Unfortunately for us, this also implies that he will be leaving us soon for graduate school. Good luck at UNC, Drake!
Sulfone halogenation solved at last! Check out our first publication, describing the use of reagent-solvent halogen bonding to control the selectivity of electrophilic halogenation reactions, in Chemical Communications. Congrats to Chris for his hard work and for single-handedly figuring it out!
Congratulations to Nik on his graduation from NCSU with an excellent GPA! Well done!
Congratulations to Marshall for successfully defending his master thesis!
Congratulations to Yujin for passing her Preliminary Doctoral Exam!
Congratulations to Chris for a poster award at the North Carolina ACS local meeting!
The group welcomes our new first-year graduate students Kyle and Myunggi!
Congratulations to Chris for passing his Preliminary Doctoral Exam!
Congratulations to Yujin for receiving the 2018 Burroughs Wellcome Fellowship!
Congratulations to Chris for receiving the SERMACS Travel Award! We look forward to see your talk in Augusta (GA)!
Congratulations to Evan for successfully defending his master thesis!
The group welcomes our new undergraduate student Gabriel from UPR Rio Piedras who is joining us for 2 months on a NSF REU scholarship.
Congratulations to Kyle on his graduation from NCSU! Well done!
The group welcomes our new first-year graduate students Roger and Weixia!
The group welcomes our new undergraduate students Nik, Drake and Rachel!
The group welcomes our new postdoc Dr. Manish Singh from UNC Chapel Hill!
Congratulations to Mirna on her graduation from NCSU with an excellent GPA! Well done! The group also welcomes our new undergraduate student Héctor from UPR Rio Piedras who is joining us for 2 months on a NSF REU scholarship.
The group welcomes our new undergraduate student Kyle from NC State.
The group welcomes our new first-year graduate students Evan, Yujin, Christopher and Marshall, our new visiting researcher Jiancheng, and our new undergraduate student Mirna! Welcome to the crew!
The group now accepts applications from undergraduate and graduate students! Please contact Prof. Lindsay for more information.
Our new 1300 sq. ft. lab is located in 414 Dabney Hall on the main campus.