Aditya K. Unni , Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Office: 342 Life Sciences Building
- Asymmetric catalysis and natural product total synthesis
- B.A. St. Olaf College
- Ph.D. University of Chicago
Research & Major Accomplishments
- Total synthesis of natural products with anti-cancer properties
- Synthesis of chiral building blocks using organocatalysis
McGilvra, J. D.; Unni, A. K; Modi, K.; Rawal, V. H., "Highly Diastereo- and Enantioselective Mukaiyama Aldol Reactions Catalyzed by Hydrogen Bonding," Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 6130.
Unni, A. K.; Takenaka, N.; Yamamoto, H.; Rawal, V. H., "Axially Chiral Biaryl Diols Catalyze Highly Enantioselective Hetero--Diels-Alder Reactions Through Hydrogen Bonding," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 1336.
Huang, Y.; Unni, A. K.; Thadani, A. N.; Rawal, V. H., "Hydrogen Bonding: Single Enantiomers from a Chiral-Alcohol Catalyst," Nature 2003, 424, 146.