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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.

Dr. Murphy

Dept. of Chemistry

University of Waterloo

200 University Ave W

Waterloo, Ont., Canada

N2L 3G1

  1. Apr. 8, 2019Iodoarene Catalysis Paper Highlighted by Synfacts!

    Zhao and Liam's Chem. Eur. J. paper from 2018 concerning the iodoarene-catalyzed alkene arylation reaction is highlighted in the recent issue of Synfacts. Congratulations!

  2. Mar. 27, 2019Jason's PSP (TolIF2 synthesis) Paper Accepted in Syntehsis

    Our practical procedure for the large-scale synthesis of TolIF2 has been accepted as a Practical Synthetic Procedure in Synthesis.

    Congrats Jason!

  3. Mar. 12, 2019Avery and Kevin Pass their Departmental Seminars

    Congrats to Avery and Kevin for making it through your departmental seminars. Well done gents, and now it's time to get back in the lab.

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