The Jamison Research Group


Matthew G. Beaver

  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010 - 2012
NIH Postdoctoral Fellow with Professor Timothy F. Jamison
Ph.D. University of California, Irvine, 2010
"Analysis of the Factors that Govern Stereoselectivity in the Reactions of Oxocarbenium Ion Intermediates"
with Prof. Keith A. Woerpel
B.A. College of the Holy Cross, 2005
with Prof. Richard S. Herrick

Current Research:
    Development of methods directed toward the synthesis of marine ladder polyether natural products

  • Beaver, M. G.; Jamison, T. F. “Ni(II) Salts and 2-Propanol Effect Catalytic Reductive Coupling of Epoxides and Alkynes” Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 4140-4143.
  • Beaver, M. G.; Woerpel, K. A. “Erosion of Stereochemical Control with Increasing Nucleophilicity: O-Glycosylation at the Diffusion Limit” J. Org. Chem. 2010, 75, 1107-1118.
  • Beaver, M. G.; Billings, S. B.; Woerpel, K. A. “Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions of 2-Thiophenyl-Substituted Carbohydrate Acetals and Related Systems: Episulfonium Ions versus Oxocarbenium Ions as Reactive Intermediates” Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2008, 771-781.
  • Beaver, M. G.; Billings, S. B.; Woerpel, K. A. “C-Glycosylation Reactions of Sulfur-Substituted Glycosyl Donors: Evidence against the Role of Neighboring-Group Participation” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 2082-2086.
  • Herrick, R. S.; Dupont, J.; Wrona, I.; Pilloni, J.; Beaver, M.; Benotti, M.; Powers, F.; Ziegler, C. J. “Preparation and Characterization of d6 Tungsten Compounds with Amino Acid Derivatized Diimine Ligands and Preparation of Dipeptide Derivatives using Peptide Coupling Agents” J. Organomet. Chem. 2006, 692, 1226-1233.

    mbeaver at mit dot edu