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JAMES R. VYVYAN
Full Professor
Organic Chemistry

 

Department of Chemistry
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225-9150

Office: CB341
Lab: CB370

Tel: (360) 650-2883
Fax: (360) 650-2826

james.vyvyan@wwu.edu

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Education
B.S. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 1991.
Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 1995.
Camille & Henry Dreyfus Postdoctoral Fellow, Hope College, 1995-1997.

Awards
Paul J. Olscamp Research Award, 2011.
Peter J. Elich Excellence in Teaching Award, 2008.

Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, 2003.

National Science Foundation, Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, 2001-2006.

Research Interests
My research interests are in the broad field of synthetic chemistry. Projects in my group range from the total synthesis of natural products possessing unusual structural features and biological properties to developing new synthetic methods. Ring formation by intramolecular epoxide opening has been a theme in our work for many years. Our work often requires detailed analysis of NMR spectra to characterize new compounds and assign relative stereochemistry.

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