Jeff Johnson receives American Chemical Society award

Dr. Jeff Johnson, Professor of Chemistry and Department Chair, received a $70,000 grant from the American Chemical Society’s Petroleum Research Fund, under the Undergraduate Research program. The project, Avoiding protodeboronation: Using -carbon elimination to generate organometallics for cross-coupling reactions, aims to develop new methods for the transformation of simple organic starting materials into more complex synthetic
intermediates through the use of transition metal catalysis.

The American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund supports fundamental research in the petroleum field and develops the next generation of engineers and scientists through support of advanced scientific education. Undergraduate Research grants support research programs of established scientists and engineers at non-doctoral departments and provides financial support for students at those institutions to become involved in advanced research activities, in preparation for continued study in graduate school or employment.

Congratulations on your award, Jeff!

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