WELCOME TO THE GIANETTI GROUP
Photocatalysis - Redox Flow battery - Organometallic Chemistry - Frustrated Lewis Pairs
SYNTHESIS OF CF3-CONTAINING SPIROCYCLIC INDOLINES VIA A RED-LIGHT-MEDIATED TRIFLUOROMETHYLATION/DEAROMATIZATION CASCADE
A red-light-mediated nPr-DMQA+-catalyzed cascade intramolecular trifluoromethylation and dearomatization of indole derivatives with Umemoto’s reagent has been developed. This protocol provides a facile and efficient approach for the construction of functionalized and potentially biologically important CF3-containing 3,3-spirocyclic indolines with moderate to high yields and excellent diastereoselectivities under mild conditions. The success of multiple gram-scale (1 and 10 g) experiments further highlights the robustness and practicality of this protocol and the merit of the employment of red light.
THE GROUP RECEIVED AN NSF GRANT
The Gianetti group received a grant of $475k for 3 years from the NSF Chemical Synthesis, for our work on “ Development of Stable Carbocations for Lewis Acid-Assisted Transformations".
THE GROUP RECEIVED AN NSF I-CORPS GRANT
I-Corps enables the transformation of invention to impact. The curriculum integrates scientific inquiry and industrial discovery in an inclusive, data-driven culture driven by rigor, relevance, and evidence. Through I-Corps training, researchers can reduce the time to translate a promising idea from the laboratory to the marketplace.
T. GIANETTI RECEIVED THE 2021 COTTRELL SCHOLARS AWARD
Recipients are chosen through a rigorous peer-review process of applications from top research universities, degree-granting research institutes, and primarily undergraduate institutions in the United States and Canada. Their award proposals incorporate both science education and research.