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Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

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Faculty Detail

Ganem, Bruce

Franz and Elisabeth Roessler Professor and J. Thomas Clark Professor of Entrepreneurship and Personal Enterprise

phone: 607/255-7360
room: Baker Laboratory, Room 346B

Department Appointments

  • Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CHEM)

Graduate Fields

  • Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Other Affiliations

  • Chemical Biology and Experimental Therapeutics Committee

Selected Publications

J. M. Oaksmith, U. Peters, B. Ganem, “A 3-Component Condensation Leading to b-Amino Acid Diamides: Convergent Assembly of b-Peptide Analogs,” J. Am. Chem. Soc, 125, 13606 (2004)

Ganem, B. “Strategies for Innovation in Multicomponent Reaction Design,”  Acc. Chem. Res. 42, 463 (2009).

L. Fan, R. W. Lewis, G. P. Hess, B. Ganem, “A New Synthesis of Caged GABA Compounds for Studying GABAA Receptors,” Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 19, 3932 (2009).

H. V. Le, L. Fan, B. Ganem, “A Practical and Inexpensive ‘Convertible’ Isonitrile for Use in Multicomponent Reactions,” Tetrahedron Lett. 52, 2209 (2011).

H. V. Le, B. Ganem, “Trifluoroacetic Anhydride-Catalyzed Oxidation of Isonitriles by DMSO: A Rapid, Convenient Synthesis of Isocyanates,” Org. Lett. 13, 2584 (2011).

G. Sanguineti, H. V. Le, B. Ganem, “Studies on the Synthesis of Amidoximes from Nitroalkanes,” Tetrahedron 67, 10208 (2011).

Awards and Distinctions

Esselen Award (ACS Northeast Section) for Chemistry in the Public Interest, 2012

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2010

Weiss Presidential Fellow, Cornell University, 2008

Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award (Small Business), 2007

American Chemical Society Award for Creative Invention, 2007

The Harvey Society, Elected Member, 2003

Chemical Manufacturers Association National Catalyst Award, 1999

American Chemical Society Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, 1996