Stan Whittingham Elected to the National Academy of Engineers.
Goyal group received a Scialog: Advanced Energy Storage team award from Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
Qiang Group received a major NIGMS grant to study the molecular basis of neuronal cell membrane disruption induced by early-stage aggregation of beta-amyloid peptides!
Vetticatt Group received a major NIH grant to study organic reaction mechanisms!
Alpha Bah selected as an ASC Scholar!
Stan Whittingham recognized for contributions in energy research.
Eriks Rozners receives major NSF grant to study molecular recognition of RNA
ACS Binghamton Local Section wins two ChemLuminary Awards for the 2016 year!
Professor Brian Callahan receives major grant to study 'Hedgehog' proteins.
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A recent publication in J. Am. Chem. Soc. from the Vetticatt/Hirschi groups at Binghamton University in collaboration with the Lambert group at Cornell University reports on a novel mode of asymmetric induction in chiral Brønsted acid catalysis. Computational exploration of the origin of enantioselectivity reveals a unique point-chirality-induced helical chirality of the catalyst dictates the enantioselectivity of an inverse electron demand Diels Alder reaction.
Citation: Chirag D.; Gheewala, C.D.; Hirschi, J.S.; Lee, W-H.; Paley, D.W.; Vetticatt, M.J. and Lambert, T.H. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140(10), 3523-3527
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