molecular catalysis. materials chemistry

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Crudden Research Lab

at Queen's University

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Crudden Research Lab

Research

Self-Assembled Monolayers on Gold

N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) are ultra stable ligands for gold and other metal surfaces. We are broadening the application of NHCs to curved nanomaterials such as nanoparticles and nanoclusters

Asymmetric Catalysis & Organoboron Chemistry

Utilizing enantioenriched boronic esters as valuable starting materials for enantiospecific cross-coupling reactions. Continuous exploration of new enantiospecific transformations and mechanistic understanding.

Borenium Catalysis

Unique molecules containing a highly Lewis-acidic boron atom capable of catalyzing useful reduction reactions. Expansion of scope of the structure and reactivity of borenium ions towards new metal-free catalytic reactions.

Publications

The Group

Emily Albright

PhD Candidate

Mina Narouz

PhD Candidate

Dr. Yuuki Maekawa

Post Doc

Dr. Paul Lummis

Post Doc

Dianne Lee

Phd Candidate

Alex Veinot

Phd Candidate

Josh Clarke

PhD Candidate

Ishwar Singh

PhD Candidate

Dr. Tetyana Levchenko

Post Doc

Zach Ariki

PhD Candidate

Dr. Hriday Bhattacharjee

Post Doc

Nicole Dozois

MSc Candidate

Laurence Yeh

Undergraduate Student

Dr. Srijit Nair

Post Doc

Dr. Kim Osten

Post Doc (ITbM)

Dr. Jacky Yim

Post Doc (ITbM)

Dr. Renee Man

Post Doc (ITbM)

The Boss

In 1996, Cathleen started her own research group at the University of New Brunswick. In 2002, she moved to Queen’s University.

In 2013, Cathleen was offered a position as a member of the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM) at Nagoya University where she runs a full-time satellite lab.

Cathleen is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair and the recipient of the 2019 Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award.

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