My research interests lie broadly in the area of organic methodology development and reaction mechanism. In my group, research projects will be focussed initially on the development of new reactions for organic synthesis, with particular emphasis on atom- and redox-economic processes. Mechanistic investigation will closely accompany reaction development such that a deep understanding of the chemistry is acquired. It is anticipated that this mechanistic information will then, in turn, facilitate an expansion of the methodology in new directions.
Members of my group will gain expertise in organic synthesis, asymmetric catalysis, method development, mechanism and much more.
Mechanisms of Chemical Reactions (8011/4011)
O-Chem 2 (2302)
Honors and Awards
Brian Bannister Prize for "best final year project thesis."
Faculty of Science Commendation for graduate work
National SCI Messel-Grey scholarship
First prize at the 25th SCI postgraduate symposium on novel organic chemistry.
Nicholas J. Race
University of Minnesota
Department of Chemistry
A-20, 139 Smith Hall, 207 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431