Assistant Professor of Chemistry Max Majireck co-authored a featured article published in the Jan. 3 issue of The Journal of Organic Chemistry (JOC).
“Total Syntheses of the Monoterpene Indole Alkaloids (±)-Alstilobanine A and E and (±)-Angustilodine” details the first total synthesis of three complex, naturally occurring molecules and was written with Majireck’s Ph. D. advisor Steven M. Weinreb and Penn State graduate student Yiqing “Jerry” Feng. The article describes research that began during Majireck’s graduate studies at Penn State and was later completed by Feng and Weinreb.
According to its website, the journal’s featured articles are considered “exceptional articles” and are selected on the basis of scientific merit and potential for interest to the readership of JOC. The journal is published semimonthly by the American Chemical Society.