Jessica Kisunzu, Assistant Professor, Colorado College

Jessica Kisunzu, Assistant Professor, Colorado College

Dr. Kisunzu is interested in the formation and application of benzynes and other highly strained and reactive aromatic alkynes. Once formed, these intermediates can participate in a variety of reactions to access different carbon frameworks, which can then be used to synthesize biologically or medically relevant small molecules. Specific research directions include: 1) exploring the reactivity of benzynes with different nucleophiles, 2) developing methods to synthesize and use aromatic alkynes in systems of different ring sizes (5, 6, and 7-membered rings), 3) exploring new methods for generating benzyne intermediates, and 4) using computer modeling methods and programs to analyze the intermediates and their reactivity

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