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Welcome to the Murphy Lab
We like to play around with hypervalent iodine reagents. Whether it's developing new methods for carbene formation, or for a-carbonyl functionalization, hypervalent iodine is the key. And, should our newly-developed methods lend themselves to the synthesis of a natural product, we will gladly accept the challenge.
Graduate and Undergraduate students:
We are always looking for motivated students to join our team. Those interested in carrying out Chem392 or Chem494 projects, as well as internships, exchanges or co-op placements in our labs are encouraged to contact Dr. Murphy.
Prospective graduate students are invited to contact Dr. Murphy regarding positions available. Offers of a graduate position can only be made upon admission to the graduate program at the University of Waterloo. International students are strongly encouraged to review the admission requirements to assess their eligibility, and to apply early.
Postdoctoral applicants: No Positions available at this time
Applicants who have secured their own funding are encouraged to send their CV/biographical sketch, research summary and contact information for references to the address below by regular post.
Dept. of Chemistry
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave W
Waterloo, Ont., Canada
- Oct. 27, 2018
Every year at the UWaterloo's Science Open House, we have a chemistry show with lots of fire, colour changes, smoke and explosions. This year, Tristan, Avery, Kevin and Leanne all participated, and it was quite a show.
- Oct. 25, 2018
Tristan has been working on using Wittig reagents as precursors to metallocarbenes. This paper has been accepted to Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry for their upcoming themed issue on Carbenes in Synthesis.
Congrats Tristan, and thanks for all the hard work.
- Sep. 24, 2018
Our newest work, concerning the oxidative alkene arylation using an iodoarene catalyst is accepted for publication.
Congrats to Zhao and Liam on your work.