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Chirag and Bridget's paper has been accepted to Science! Congrats!

Eric Nacsa has defended his thesis! Congratulations Dr. Nacsa!

Allison Griffith has defended her thesis! Congratulations Dr. Griffith!

A paper with the Waymouth group using cyclopropenimines for lactide polymerization has been accepted to ACS Macro Letters!

Eric's higher-order superbase paper has been accepted to JACS. Congrats Eric!

Tristan and Ged completed another successful round of consulting for Kevin Delaney's science segment on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Jeff and Anont's paper on phase-transfer catalysis with cyclopropenium ions has been accepted to Chemistry: A European Journal.

Former Lambert group member Dr. David Hardee has accepted a position at AbbVie! Congratulations David!

Tristan and Ged Parkin were scientific consultants for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

The book Organic Synthesis: State of the Art 2011-2013 by Doug Taber and Tristan Lambert is now in print.

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Jeff, Alex, and Alon's paper on the development of cyclopropenimine catalysts has been accepted to Chemical Science.

Our paper in collaboration with the Campos group on the invention of cyclopropenium-based polyelectrolytes has been accepted to Nature Communications.




An Aromatic Ion Platform for Enantioselective Brønsted Acid Catalysis. Gheewala, C. D.; Collins, B. E.; Lambert, T. H. Science 2016, manuscript accepted.

Cyclopropenimine Superbases: Competitive Initiation Processes in Lactide Polymerization. Stukenbroeker, T. S.; Bandar, J. S.; Zhang, X.; Lambert, T. H.; Waymouth, R. M. ACS Macro Lett. 2015, 4,853-856.

Higher-Order Cyclopropenimine Superbases. Direct Neutral Brønsted Base Catalyzed Michael Reactions with α-Aryl Esters. Nacsa, E. D.; Lambert, T. H. J.Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 10246-10253.

Phase-Transfer and Other Types of Catalysis with Cyclopropenium Ions. Bandar, J. S.; Tanaset, A.; Lambert, T. H. Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21,7365-7368.

The Evolution of Cyclopropenium Ions into Functional Polyelectrolytes. Jiang, Y.; Freyer, J. L.; Cotanda, P.; Brucks, S. D.; Killops, K. L.; Bandar, J. S.; Torsitano, C.; Balsara, N. P.; Lambert, T. H.; Campos, L. M. Nature Comm. 2015, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms6950.



TRISTAN H. LAMBERT Department of Chemistry, Columbia University 3000 Broadway New York, NY 10027 TL2240@COLUMBIA.EDU 212.854.1438..