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The group, winter 2013: (left to right) Huck, Michelle, Matthew, Anthony, Erin, The Boss, Poly, Bryan, Sharon, Mike


We are engaged in the development of new and useful synthetic chemical methods and their application to the chemical synthesis of complex targets. Please have a look at our list of publications here.

We are located in the Chemistry Department at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.

Western Chemistry
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario

Recent Publications

  1. Carbocycles from donor-acceptor cyclopropanes
    Grover, Huck K.; Emmett, Michael R.; Kerr, Michael A.
    Org. Biomol. Chem. 2015, 13, 655-671. DOI: 10.1039/C4OB02117G
  1. Catalyst-Free Tandem Ring-Opening/Click Reaction of Acetylene-Bearing Donor-Acceptor Cyclopropanes
    Flisar, Michelle E.; Emmett, Michael R.; Kerr, Michael A.
    Synlett 2014, 25, 2297-2300. DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1379107
  1. Advancing the Reactivity of Dimethylcyclopropane-1,1-dicarboxylates via Cross Metathesis
    Vriesen, Matt R.; Grover, Huck K.; Kerr, Michael A.
    Synlett 2014, 25, 428-432. DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1340460
  1. Scandium Triflate-Catalyzed Nucleophilic Additions to Indolylmethyl Meldrums Acid Derivatives via a Gramine-Type Fragmentation: Synthesis of Substituted Indolemethanes
    Armstrong, Erin L.; Grover, Huck K.; Kerr, Michael A.
    J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 10534-10540. DOI: 10.1021/jo4017524
  1. gamma-Substituted Butanolides from Cyclopropane Hemimalonates: An Expedient Synthesis of Natural (R)-Dodecan-4-olide
    Grover, Huck K.; Emmett, Michael R.; Kerr, Michael A.
    Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 4838-4841. DOI: 10.1021/ol402252u

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Funding