Prof. Michal Szostak
Office: Olson 204
73 Warren Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Welcome to the Szostak Group website.
We are a dynamic synthetic organic chemistry research team engaged in developing new catalysts and reactions using the power of transition metals. In particular, we are interested in:
1) Amide bonds
2) C-H activation
3) Organometallic catalysis
Check out our full study on 5 new perpendicular twisted amides N-acyl-glutarimides! Test them out in N-C(O) acyl and decarbonylative cross-couplings for optimal performance.
Heartiest Congratulations to Guangrong Meng on receiving Best Ph.D. Dissertation Award at Rutgers-Newark in 2020! Well-done!!! You can read more about Dr. Meng’s research in one of his many papers on amide N-C activation.
Slides from the spring ACS Meeting, Philadelphia, are now available on SciMeetings platform. Check Out Cross-coupling of amides by N–C activation!
Congratulations on well-deserved success to Daniel Pyle, an undergraduate student in our lab, who has been accepted to prestigious Ph.D. programs at Yale University, University of California-Berkeley, Columbia University, Northwestern University, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University. Well-done!!! You can read more about Daniel’s research in the Special Issue on Amide Bond Activation.
Our recent Chem. Rev. on NHCs in C-H activation is published!