Bruce A. Arndtsen

Bruce ArndtsenProfessor

James McGill Professor of Chemistry (McGill Canadian Research Chair Tier I Chair Equivalent), 2011-present
Alfred Bader Award in Organic Chemistry, Canadian Society for Chemistry, 2021
William Dawson Scholar, McGill University, 2005-2011
NSERC Accelerator Grant for Exceptional New Opportunities, 2004-2008
DuPont Aid to Education Award, 2000
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, 1993-1995
Ph.D. Chemistry, Stanford University, 1993
B.A. Chemistry, Carleton College, 1988
Member, FQRNT Centre in Green Chemistry and Catalysis
Member, NSERC CREATE in Green Chemistry
Member, NSERC Strategic Research Network in Biomaterials and Chemicals

Contact Information

Office: Otto Maass 212A
Phone: (514)398-6236
Email: Bruce.Arndtsen [at] McGill.CA
Lab: Otto Maass 240
Lab Phone: (514)398-5273
Web Page: Arndtsen Group Website

Research Themes

Green and Sustainable Chemistry themes

Research Description

Our research interests lie in the development of new and efficient methods to synthesize organic molecules and new materials via transition metal catalysis. This is often directed towards compounds of biological importance or potential new drug cores. We are also exploring the application of metal catalysis to the synthesis of new classes of polymers. In developing these reactions, we rely upon mechanistic insights into transition metal based transformations, and their extension to new and practical synthetic methods.

Currently Teaching

CHEM 512 Catalysis, Concepts and App 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CHEM 612 Organometallic Chemistry 5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

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