- Ph.D (Guelph)
- CHEM 1111 - Laboratory
- CHEM 2231 – Organic Chemistry I
- CHEM 3231 – Organic Chemistry III
- Advanced Organic Chemistry at the Fourth year and Graduate level
A) Controlling Chiral Outcomes:
Ionic Liquids (ILs) are ionic species that are liquids at room temperature. These ILs can be used as green solvents in organic reactions as they have a low volatility and are recyclable. We are investigating Chiral Ionic Liquids (CILs) to see if a mixture of achiral reactants which proceed to form chiral products can have enhanced enantiomeric or diastereomeric excesses as a result of the chiral environment provided by the CILs. Some example reactions which we are currently investigating are:
i) Functionalizing the α-carbon.
ii) Truce-Smiles Rearrangements:
B) Natural Product Isolation:
We are investigating a number of plants, algae and lichen species prevalent in Northwestern Ontario to determine the natural products present and determine there bioactivity.
Mohammadi, M., Zambare, V., Malek, L. Gottardo, C., Suntres, Z., Christopher, L. Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery, 2020, 15, 575-601. Lichenochemicals: extraction, purification, characterization, and application as potential anticancer agents. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17460441.2020.1730325
Amiri, M.; Boissy, C.; Gottardo, C.; Chen, A. J. Appl. Elect. 2018. Effect of room temperature ionic liquids on the electrochemical dissolution and deposition of nickel in the Watts solution. doi: 10.1007/s10800-018-1215-1
Coccimiglio, J.; Alipour, M.; Jiang, Z.-H.; Gottardo, C.; Suntres, Z. Oxid Med. Cell. Long. 2016, 2016, Article ID 1404505, 8 pages. Antioxidant, Antibacterial, and Cytotoxic Activities of the Ethanolic Origanum vulgare Extract and Its Major Constituents. doi:10.1155/2016/1404505