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Stacey Brenner
Position: Assistant Professor
Campus Affiliation: Brooklyn College
Phone: (718)951.5000 x3307
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Stanford University; Post-doc, University of Cambridge,
Research Interests: Synthetic organic chemistry, Organocatalysis

Areas of Expertise:

Professor Brenner is a synthetic organic chemist, and her subfield is organocatalysis, the use of organic compounds as reaction catalysts. Whereas metal catalysts are superior in terms of their efficiency and versatility, organocatalysts are safer to people and to the environment, less expensive and easier for scientists to handle. The goal of her research is to enhance the utility of organocatalysis in organic synthesis.

Selected Publications:

Appayee, C., A.J. Fraboni and S.E. Brenner-Moyer. "Gamma-Amino Alcohols via Organocascade Reactions Involving Dienamine Catalysis." Journal of Organic Chemistry 77: 8828-34. (Books and Publications: Peer Reviewed Article) 2012

McGarraugh, P.G., R.C. Johnston, A. Martinez-Munoz, P.H.-Y. Cheong and S.E. Brenner-Moyer. "Organocatalytic Kinetic Resolution Cascade Reactions: New Mechanistic and Stereochemical Manifold in Diphenyl Prolinol Silyl Ether Catalysis." Chemistry A European Journal 18: 10742-52. (Books and Publications: Peer Reviewed Article) 2012

McGarraugh, P.G. and S.E. Brenner-Moyer. "An Organocascade Kinetic Resolution." Organic Letters 13: 6460-63. (Books and Publications: Peer Reviewed Article) 2011

McGarraugh, P.G.; J.H. Jones and S.E. Brenner-Moyer. "A General Organocatalyzed Michael-Michael Cascade Reaction Generates Functionalized Cyclohexenes." Journal of Organic Chemistry 76: 6309-19. (Books and Publications: Peer Reviewed Article) 2011

Wender, P.A., J.L. Baryza, S.E. Brenner, B.A. DeChristopher, B.A. Loy, A.J. Schrier and V.A. Verma. "Design, Synthesis, and Evaluation of Potent Bryostatin Analogs That Modulate PKC Translocation Selectivity." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 108: 6721-26. (Books and Publications: Peer Reviewed Article) 2011