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Sammakia, Tarek Professor

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  • Professor Sammakia's research is focused on the development of new methods and catalysts for stereoselective organic synthesis; the synthesis of natural products; studies of the mechanisms of reactions which proceed with high levels of selectivity or are otherwise interesting; the synthesis and study of compounds of medicinal relevance; and in collaboration with others, the synthesis of compounds of interest for their photophysical properties.

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  • Organic synthesis, methods development, the application organic synthesis to solve problems in medicine, biology, and energy

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Teaching

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  • CHEM 3451 - Organic Chemistry for Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Covers bonding, acidity, reaction mechanisms, nomenclature of organic compounds; stereochemistry; structure and reactions of aldehydes, ketones, and carboxylic acids and derivatives. Department enforced corequisite: CHEM 3361 or CHEM 3321.
  • CHEM 5311 - Advanced Synthetic Organic Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Lect. Surveys synthetic transformations emphasizing important functional group transformations and carbon-carbon, bond-forming reactions. Required of all organic chemistry graduate students. Department enforced prerequisite: one year of organic chemistry or graduate standing.
  • CHEM 6901 - Research in Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Spring 2020
    May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours.
  • CHEM 7301 - Seminar: Synthetic and Mechanistic Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Discusses particularly the synthesis of complex organic molecules and the mechanism of reagents used in organic synthesis. Includes a study of transition metal mediated organic reactions. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department consent required.

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