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2012 Chemistry Newsletter
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2013 Beckman Scholars Program
The UO Chemistry Department will be awarding prestigious Beckman Research Scholarships to qualifying undergraduate research students. 2013 Beckman Scholars Information
The Chemistry Doctoral Program Application for Fall 2013 is Now Open
The UO Chemistry Department is now accepting applications for Fall 2013. Our priority application deadline is December 15, 2012. Completed late applications will be accepted through January 5, 2013. Instructions and our application can be accessed on our Apply Page
We are engaged in synthetic organic/organometallic chemistry with emphasis on developing molecules of importance in biomedical research and materials science. We are interested in the development of boron(B)–nitrogen(N)-containing heterocycles, specifically 1,2-dihydro-1,2-azaborines. These are structures that are isoelectronic and isostructural to the family of arenes. We aim to exploit the unique properties of 1,2-dihydro-1,2-azaborines and investigate their potential as arene surrogates in materials and biomedical research. Our approach combines the broad utility of arenes with the unique elemental features of boron. Areas of exploration include organic synthesis, catalysis, hydrogen storage, optoelectronic materials, drug discovery, and cancer therapy. The development of 1,2-dihydro-1,2-azaborines has the potential of changing the way chemists think about creating molecular diversity, namely through isosterism.
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