Alex Thompson '13 Co-Authors Article in Journal of Organic Chemistry
By Holly Foster 315-859-4068
January 4, 2013
Alex Thompson ’13, who interned at biotechnology company Genentech in San Francisco last summer, coauthored a paper in The Journal of Organic Chemistry as a result of his research. The paper, “The Cyanide Anion as a Leaving Group in Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution: Synthesis of Quaternary Centers at Azine Heterocycles,” was co-authored with his supervisor, research associate Malcolm Huestis. Thompson worked as an intern in the Small Molecule Drug Discovery Department.
Thompson and Huestis developed a new reaction that will be useful in drug discovery.