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.
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