The Jamison Research Group

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Jenn Kozak

Education:
  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010 - 2012
Postdoctoral Associate with Prof. Timothy F. Jamison and Prof. T. Alan Hatton
Ph.D. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 2010
"Cycloisomerization Reactions of Enamides and Related Compounds using Platinum(II), Gold(I), and Silver(I) Salts to form Complex Ring Systems. The Total Synthesis of (+)-Fawcettidine"
with Prof. Gregory R. Dake
B.Sc. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 2005
with Prof. Laurel L. Schafer

Current Research:
    Carbon dioxide capture and conversion using catalytic methods

Publications:
  • Kozak, J. A.; Dodd, J. M.; Harrison, T. J.; Jardine, K. J.; Patrick, B. O.; Dake, G. R. "Enamides and Enesulfonamides as Nucleophiles: Formation of Complex Ring Systems through a Platinum(II)-Catalyzed Addition/Friedel-Crafts Pathway" J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 6929-6935.
  • Kozak, J. A.; Dake, G. R. "Total Synthesis of (+)-Fawcettidine" Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 4221-4223.
  • Wood, M. C.; Leitch, D. C.; Yeung, C. S.; Kozak, J. A.; Schafer, L. L. "Chiral Neutral Zirconium Amidate Complexes for the Asymmetric Hydroamination of Alkenes" Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 354-358.
  • Harrison, T. J.; Kozak, J. A.; Corbella-Pane, M.; Dake, G. R. "Pyrrole Synthesis Catalyzed by AgOTf or Cationic Au(I) Complexes" J. Org. Chem. 2006, 71, 4525-4529.

Contact:
    jakozak at mit dot edu