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Stephen Born
Postdoctoral Associate


Department of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Building 66-525
Cambridge, MA  02139-4307

Phone: (617) 253-6450
Fax: (617) 258-8992


Ph.D., Organic Chemistry (2009)
University of California, San Diego

B.S. Chemistry (2002)
B.S. Molecular Biology (2002)
University of California, Santa Cruz

Research Summary:

My research focuses on the development of continuous flow microreactor systems to perform multi-step synthesis and separation of chemical products.

Selected Publications :

Lian, Y.; Miller, L.; Born, S.C.; Sarpong, R.; Davies, H. "Catalyst-Controlled Formal [4 + 3] Cycloaddition Applied to the Total Synthesis of (+)-Barekoxide and (-)-Barekol" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 12422-12425.

Born, S.C.; Bacani, G.; Olsen, E.E.; Kobayashi, Y. “Microwave-Assisted Intramolecular Diels-Alder Reaction towards the Total Synthesis of Symbioimine.” Synlett, 2008, 18, 2877-2881.

Born, S.C.; Kobayashi, Y. “A Masked Stable Synthetic Equivalent of 2,3-Dihydropyridine.” Synlett, 2008, 16, 2479-2482.

Ruehl, J.; Nilsen, A.; Born, S.C.; Thoniyot, P.; Xu, L.; Chen, S.;  Braslau, R. “Nitroxide-Mediated Polymerization to Form Symmetrical ABA Triblock Copolymers From a Bidirectional Alkoxyamine Initiator.”  Polymer 2007, 48, 2564-2571.



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