Angus Lamar, PhD
Originally from Verden, Oklahoma, Dr. Angus Lamar attended the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha to obtain his chemistry degree. Dr. Lamar then earned his Ph.D. at The University of Oklahoma working in the organic/organometallic research group of Prof. Kenneth M. Nicholas. During this time, Dr. Lamar’s primary focus was on the nitrogenation of hydrocarbons via transition-metal and non-metal catalysis. Upon completion of his Ph.D., Dr. Lamar joined the research group of Prof. Lanny S. Liebeskind at Emory University as a postdoctoral fellow investigating a novel approach to amide/peptide bond formation along with a project to employ enantiomeric organometallic scaffolds towards the synthesis of medicinally/biologically relevant molecules. Dr. Lamar then joined Hanover College as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry where he taught Organic and General Chemistry, a number of special topics courses, and conducted research with undergraduate students. Dr. Lamar and his family moved back to Oklahoma to join the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Tulsa in Fall, 2015. Current research projects under investigation include: 1) Nitrogen-centered radical amination of chemical feedstocks via non-metal activation; 2) Development of novel molecular agents as potential anticancer drugs; 3) Discovery of new visible-light photoredox catalysts (VLPC) and organic methods that utilize them; 4) The design of molecularly imprinted polymers to be applied towards the adsorption of organic molecules from either drinking water or air.
Organic Reaction Discovery and Design
Visible-Light Photoredox Catalysis (VLPC)
Organometallic Synthesis and Catalysis
Synthesis of Biologically Relevant Molecules
Art Conservation Science
Advanced Organic Reaction Mechanisms
Hopkins , M., G. Ozmer, R. Witt, Z. Brandeburg, D. Rogers, C. Keating, P. Petcoff, R. Sheaff, and A. Lamar. PhI(OAc)2 and Iodine-Mediated Synthesis of N-Alkyl Sulfonamides Derived from Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Scaffolds and Determination of Their Antibacterial and Cytotoxic Activities. Vol. 19, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2021, pp. 1133-44.
Abebe , F., M. Hopkins, S. Vodnala, R. Sheaff, and A. Lamar. Development of a Rapid In Vitro Screening Assay Using Metabolic Inhibitors to Detect Highly Selective Anticancer Agents. Vol. 6, ACS Omega, 2021, pp. 18333-4.
Ostrander , J., L. Wang, T. Ali Kizi, J. Dajani, A. Carr, D. Teeters, and A. Lamar. Enhanced Conductivity via Extraction of Hydrocarbon Templates from Nanophase-Separated PEO–LiOTf Polymer Electrolyte Films. Vol. 5, ACS Omega, 2020, pp. 20567-74.
Rogers , D., M. Hopkins, N. Rajagopal, D. Varshney, H. Howard, G. LeBlanc, and A. Lamar. U.S. Food and Drug Administration-Certified Food Dyes As Organocatalysts in the Visible Light-Promoted Chlorination of Aromatics and Heteroaromatics. Vol. 5, ACS Omega, 2020, pp. 7693-04.
Rogers , D., A. Bensalah, A. Espinosa, J. Hoerr, F. Refai, A. Pitzel, J. Alvarado, and A. Lamar. Amplification of Trichloroisocyanuric Acid (TCCA) Reactivity for Chlorination of Arenes and Heteroarenes via Catalytic Organic Dye Activation. Vol. 21, Organic Letters, 2019, pp. 4229-33.
Wirth , D., M. Sheaff, J. Waldman, M. Symcox, H. Whitehead, J. Sharp, J. Doerfler, A. Lamar, and G. LeBlanc. Electrolysis Activation of Fused-Filament-Fabrication 3D-Printed Electrodes for Electrochemical and Spectroelectrochemical Analysis. Vol. 91, Analytical Chemistry, 2019, pp. 5553-7.
Hopkins , M., F. Abebe, K. Scott, G. Ozmer, A. Sheir, L. Schroeder, R. Sheaff, and A. Lamar. Synthesis and Identification of Heteroaromatic N-Benzyl Sulfonamides As Potential Anticancer Agents. Vol. 17, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2019, pp. 8391-02.
Rogers , D., J. Gallegos, M. Hopkins, A. Lignieres, A. Pitzel, and A. Lamar. Visible-Light Photocatalytic Activation of N-Chlorosuccinimide by Organic Dyes for the Chlorination of Arenes and Heteroarenes. Vol. 75, Tetrahedron, 2019, p. 130498.
Rogers , D., R. Brown, Z. Brandeburg, E. Ko, M. Hopkins, G. LeBlanc, and A. Lamar. Organic Dye-Catalyzed, Visible-Light Photoredox Bromination of Arenes and Heteroarenes Using N-Bromosuccinimide. Vol. 3, ACS Omega, 2018, pp. 12868-77.
Hopkins , M., Z. Brandeburg, A. Hanson, and A. Lamar. Visible-Light, Iodine-Promoted Formation of N-Sulfonyl Imines and N-Alkylsulfonamides from Aldehydes and Hypervalent Iodine Reagents. Vol. 23, Molecules, 2018.
Hopkins , M., K. Scott, B. DeMier, H. Morgan, J. Macgruder, and A. Lamar. Formation of N-Sulfonyl Imines from Iminoiodinanes by Iodine-Promoted, N-Centered Radical Sulfonamidation of Aldehydes. Vol. 15, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2017, pp. 9209-16.
Brueckner , A., E. Hancock, E. Anders, M. Tierney, H. Morgan, K. Scott, and A. Lamar. Visible-Light-Mediated, Nitrogen-Centered Radical Amination of Tertiary Alkyl Halides under Metal-Free Conditions to Form [alpha]-Tertiary Amines. Vol. 14, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2016, pp. 4387-92.
Lamar, Angus A.; Liebeskind, Lanny S. Carboxyl Activation via Silylthioesterification: One-Pot, Two-Step Amidation of Carboxylic Acids Catalyzed by Non-Metal Ammonium Salts. Tetrahedron Letters 2015, 56, 44, 6034.
Lamar , A., and L. Liebeskind. Carboxyl Activation via Silylthioesterification: One-Pot, Two-Step Amidation of Carboxylic Acids Catalyzed by Non-Metal Ammonium Salts. Vol. 56, Tetrahedron Letters, 2015, pp. 6034 -37.
Lamar, Angus A.; Nicholas, Kenneth M. Iodine-Catalyzed Aminosulfonation of Hydrocarbons by Imidoiodinanes. A Synthetic and Mechanistic Investigation. Journal of Organic Chemistry 2010, 75, 7644.
Lamar, Angus A.; Nicholas, Kenneth M. Direct Synthesis of 3-Arylindoles via Annulation of Arylhydroxylamines with Alkynes. Tetrahedron 2009, 65, 3829.
Kalita, Biswajit; Lamar, Angus A.; Nicholas, Kenneth M. Hydrous zinc halide-catalyzed aminosulfonation of hydrocarbons. Chemical Communications 2008, 4291.
Garnier-Amblard, Ethel, C.; Lamar, Angus A.; Liebeskind, Lanny S. Cross-Coupling with Organosulfur Electrophiles: the Liebeskind-Srogl Coupling Reaction, Organic Reactions, John Wiley and Sons, to be published in 2016.
- Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
- Undergraduate Research
- Medicinal Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
- Organic Chemistry II
- Independent Study
- Organic Chemistry I
- Indiana Academy of Science
- Phi Lambda Upsilon
- American Chemical Society
Awards & Honors
- Kermit E. Brown Award for Teaching Excellence
- Baccalaureate Scholar
- Hypatia Honor Society
- USAO Faculty Association Outstanding Graduate Award
- Outstanding graduate research in organometallic chemistry/Jerry J. Zuckerman Award
- Outstanding graduate research in organometallic chenmistry/Jerry J. Zuckerman Award
- Young Alumni Award