McGill University Department of Chemistry Analytical/Environmental Chemical Biology Chemical Physics Materials Chemistry Synthesis/Catalysis  
Synthesis/Catalysis Profs.
Arndtsen, Bruce
Auclair, Karine
Bohle, Scott
Butler, Ian
Chan, Tak-Hang
Cosa, Gonzalo
Damha, Masad
Eisenberg, Adi
Farrell, Patrick
Friščić, Tomislav
Gleason, James
Gray, Derek
Guindon, Yvan
Harpp, David
Hay, Allan
Kakkar, Ashok
Lennox, Bruce
Li, C.J.
Lumb, Jean-Philip
Marchessault, Robert
Moitessier, Nicolas
Moores, Audrey
Perepichka, Dima
Shaver, Alan
Sleiman, Hanadi
Tsantrizos, Youla
van de Ven, Theo
Bruce A. Arndtsen
Bruce A. Arndtsen


B.A. (Carleton College, 1988)
Ph.D. (Stanford University, 1993)
Postdoctoral Fellow (U. California, Berkeley, 1993-1995)
James McGill Professor (McGill Canadian Research Chair Equivalent, Tier I)

Office: 312
Phone: (514)398-6903
Email: Bruce.Arndtsen@McGill.CA
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Lab: 340
Lab Phone: (514)398-5273

Research Themes:

Research Description:
Our research interests lie in the development of new and efficient methods to synthesize organic molecules and new materials via transition metal catalysis. This is often directed towards compounds of biological importance or potential new drug cores. We are also exploring the application of metal catalysis to the synthesis of new classes of polymers. In developing these reactions, we rely upon mechanistic insights into transition metal based transformations, and their extension to new and practical synthetic methods.

Currently Teaching:
CHEM-612 Organometallic Chemistry
CHEM-688 Assessment
CHEM-721 Organic Chemistry Research Seminar
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