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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
- May 19, 2019
Kevin and Avery went to the 37th annual Chemistry Graduate Student Symposium (GSS) in Buffalo, NY. They are the first Murphy Group members to attend this conference.
Congrats on the talk (Avery) and poster (Kevin)!
- May 3, 2019
Congratulations to Tristan Chidley and Islam Jameel!
This award acknowledges the outstanding efforts and achievements of the award winners. The very positive attitude and teaching skills of these individuals have considerable impact on enhancing the reputation of our undergraduate programs.
Well done, both of you!
- May 2, 2019
Our recent work on using tandem Friedel-Crafts alkylations to generate 9-(arylmethyl)fluorenes is accepted in Synthesis.
Well done, both of you, and thanks for all your hard work.