- Brenton DeBoef
- Beaupre 325E
- Professor of Chemistry
- (401) 874-9480
- Ph.D., Washington University
The overarching goal of our research program is the development of new approaches to organic synthesis. This can be accomplished in two ways:
1) Inventing new synthetic transformations
2) Developing new synthetic routes to interesting target molecules.
Specifically, we are harnessing and expand the emerging technology of C-H activation. In so doing, we intend to discover expedient, cost-effective, and routes to valuable commodity chemicals and pharmaceuticals.
A second goal of our work is the synthesis and analysis of macrocyclic complexes that can be use for biomedical imaging. This work involves chemical synthesis and analysis of host-guest interactions. The ultimate goal of this research program is the development of a new molecular imaging platform that can be used to accurately diagnose a wide variety of diseases using the burgeoning technology of hyperpolarized xenon-129 MRI.
To find out more about these research projects and the team of students who make it all happen, click on the website link to the left.