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Barbara Zajc
Position: Associate Professor
Campus Affiliation: City College of New York|CUNY Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: PhD degree from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Postdoctoral work as a Fogarty Fellow at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda
Research Interests: Organic, Organofluorine chemistry

Research Interests:

Prof. Zajc’s research is in the area of organofluorine chemistry, with the focus on development of novel regiospecific fluorination methods, and the use of fluorine as a probe in studies related to metabolism and biological activity of environmental pollutants. 

Recent Publications:

Mandal, S. K.; Ghosh, A. K.; Kumar, R.; Zajc, B.: Expedient Synthesis of alpha-Substituted Fluoroethenes, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2012, 10, 3164-3167.
Featured on the Front Cover of Issue 16

Kumar, R.; Pradhan, P.; Zajc, B.: Facile Synthesis of 4-Vinyl- and 4-Fluorovinyl-1,2,3-triazoles via Bifunctional “Click-Olefination” Reagents, Chem. Commun. 2011, 3891-3893.
Featured by the Editorial Office on Meet the Authors
Highlighted in Cheminform: DOI: 10.1002/chin.201130128

In Synthesis Special Issue on Fluorine Chemistry
Zajc, B.; Kumar, R.: Synthesis of Fluoroolefins via Julia-Kocienski Olefination, Synthesis 2010, 42, 1822-1836.
Highlighted in Cheminform: DOI: 10.1002/chin.201033244

Ghosh, A. K.; Zajc, B.: Fluorinated 1-Phenyl-1H-tetrazol-5-yl Sulfone Derivatives as General Reagents for Fluoroalkylidene Synthesis, J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 8531–8540.
Highlighted in Cheminform: DOI: 10.1002/chin.201013052