jeshon

Josephine Eshon

Email address: jeshon@wisc.edu

Room Number: 
8116
Telephone Number: 
713-469-8391
Group Affiliation: 
Schomaker Group
Position Name: 
Graduate Student
Path: 
Organic
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Education

  • B.S in Chemistry (2015) from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas
  • Laboratory Experience

    • Daniel Singleton Lab
      Conducted Friedel-Crafts acylation of butyl phenyl ether. Performed Kinetic Isotope Effect (KIE) experiments using butyl phenyl ether and n-butyl 4-acetylphenyl ether, for reaction understanding.
    • Melanie Sanford Lab
      Conducted Friedel-Crafts acylation of butyl phenyl ether. Performed Kinetic Isotope Effect (KIE) experiments using butyl phenyl ether and n-butyl 4-acetylphenyl ether, for reaction understanding.
    • Performed chemical syntheses of multiple organic compounds. Coated nanoparticles on materials to make flame resistant materials.
    • Lynntech Inc. 
      Performed chemical syntheses of multiple organic compounds. Coated nanoparticles on materials to make flame resistant materials.

 

Research Description

Rhodium-catalyzed hydroformylation is a powerful tool to install valuable aldehydes. My pervious research projects was focused on development of a highly regioselective hydroformylation of 1,1’,3-trisubstituted allenes, 1,1’,2-trisubstituted alkenes and 1,1’-disubstituted alkenes.

Nitrogen-containing motifs are large structural patterns in approved drugs. Recent reviews report that 59% of FDA-approved drugs contain nitrogen heterocycle.  My current research project is focused on ring expansion of aziridine to access various nitrogen-containing molecules. For more details on my research summary, please see my research summary.