Expertise in Catalysis and Chiral Chemistry Adds to CML's Technical
GERMANTOWN, Wis., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Cambridge Major Laboratories announces the appointment of University of Illinois Professor John Hartwig as Scientific Advisor. Professor Hartwig is a world renowned expert in the application of catalysis to the synthesis of amines, halogens, and a variety of chiral transformations. His knowledge will play a vital role in advancing Cambridge Major's development of variety of chemical intermediates and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients. He joins other prominent academics as part of CML's growing International Scientific Advisory Team.
Professor Hartwig's group has developed a series of catalytic reactions for organic synthesis, including palladium-catalyzed aminations of haloarenes, palladium-catalyzed alpha-arylation of carbonyl compounds, hydroaminations of vinylarenes and dienes, iridium-catalyzed enantioselective allylations of amines and alcohols, and the terminal functionalizations of alkanes. In addition, his group has uncovered new elementary organometallic reactions, such as reductive eliminations of amines, ethers and sulfides, insertions of olefins into transition metal amides and alkoxides, and the oxidative addition of ammonia.
John F. Hartwig received his A.B. from Princeton in 1986 and his Ph.D.
from the University of California, Berkeley in 1990. Subsequently, he was
an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology and joined Yale University in 1992 where he was
awarded the Irenee P. duPont Professorship in Chemistry in 2004. Dr.
Hartwig joined the University of Illinois chemistry faculty in 2006 and
currently holds the Kenneth J. Rinehart Jr. Professorship. John Hartwig has
received numerous awards including an A.C. Cope Scholar (1998) Award, the
Leo Hendrik Baekeland (2003) Award, the Thieme-IUPAC Prize in Synthetic
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