Aponick Group Research Highlighted in Nature Chemistry

“In the Aponick group, Flavio Cardoso has been studying the preparation of a new class of biaryl ligands for asymmetric catalysis. Biaryls containing 5-membered heterocycles were hypothesized to be excellent P,N-ligands, but their preparation as a single enantiomer required new design strategies. Cardoso and Aponick, with Khalil Abboud, recently published their new approach involving ground state stabilization of the chiral conformer as a�JACS�Communication. This work was recently highlighted in�Nature Chemistry�where it is noted that ?-stacking greatly increases the configurational stability of these biaryls, which function as highly enantioselective ligands in the asymmetric A3-coupling reaction. Full details can be found at:”

Aponick Group Research Highlighted in Nature Chemistry

“In the Aponick group, Flavio Cardoso has been studying the preparation of a new class of biaryl ligands for asymmetric catalysis. Biaryls containing 5-membered heterocycles were hypothesized to be excellent P,N-ligands, but their preparation as a single enantiomer required new design strategies. Cardoso and Aponick, with Khalil Abboud, recently published their new approach involving ground state stabilization of the chiral conformer as a�JACS�Communication. This work was recently highlighted in�Nature Chemistry�where it is noted that ?-stacking greatly increases the configurational stability of these biaryls, which function as highly enantioselective ligands in the asymmetric A3-coupling reaction. Full details can be found at:”

Pascale Atallah receives the Alec Courtelis Award

“The University of Florida International Center has awarded Pascale Atallah the Alex Courtelis Award, recognizing her for her academic achievements and contributions to the University of Florida and Gainesville community. This prestigious award was first given at the 1996 International Student Awards Ceremony by Louise Courtelis in honor of her late husband, Alec Courtelis, a well-known financier and former Chairman of the Board of Regents. Pascale will be honored at The Annual International Student Awards Ceremony on November 21, 2013. Congratulations Pascale!”

Pascale Atallah receives the Alec Courtelis Award

“The University of Florida International Center has awarded Pascale Atallah the Alex Courtelis Award, recognizing her for her academic achievements and contributions to the University of Florida and Gainesville community. This prestigious award was first given at the 1996 International Student Awards Ceremony by Louise Courtelis in honor of her late husband, Alec Courtelis, a well-known financier and former Chairman of the Board of Regents. Pascale will be honored at The Annual International Student Awards Ceremony on November 21, 2013. Congratulations Pascale!”

Michael Shulz receives the 2013 Graduate Student Mentoring Award

“The Graduate Student Mentoring award recognizes UF graduate students who take time to help others succeed as graduate or undergraduate students or in K-12 classrooms (i.e., working with K-12 students and/or teachers). The award is particularly designed to acknowledge the mentoring contribution from the graduate students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines, including SBE (Social, Behavioral and Economic) sciences.”

Michael Shulz receives the 2013 Graduate Student Mentoring Award

“The Graduate Student Mentoring award recognizes UF graduate students who take time to help others succeed as graduate or undergraduate students or in K-12 classrooms (i.e., working with K-12 students and/or teachers). The award is particularly designed to acknowledge the mentoring contribution from the graduate students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines, including SBE (Social, Behavioral and Economic) sciences.”

Molecular MANIA 2013!

“Join graduate student volunteers from the Chemistry Department of UF at Halloween Molecular Mania 2013: Chemistry Day at the Oaks Mall. This free annual event features an array of interactive demonstrations designed to convey chemistry concepts to the youth of our community, in a slightly Halloween-esque manner.”

Molecular MANIA 2013!

“Join graduate student volunteers from the Chemistry Department of UF at Halloween Molecular Mania 2013: Chemistry Day at the Oaks Mall. This free annual event features an array of interactive demonstrations designed to convey chemistry concepts to the youth of our community, in a slightly Halloween-esque manner.”