Syed Hussaini - Faculty & Adjuncts

Syed Hussaini, PhD

Syed Hussaini, PhD
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Chemistry and Biochemistry
918-631-3520 Website Keplinger Hall Room 2125

Education

PhD – Oxford University MS – University of Karachi BS – University of Karachi

Research Interests

Development of Selective C-C Bond Forming Methods
Catalysis
Domino Reactions
Synthesis of Bioactive Compounds

Teaching Interests

Organic Chemistry
Physical Organic Chemistry
Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Pal, Arpal et al. “Copper-Catalyzed Chemoselective Cross-Coupling Reaction of Thioamides and α-Diazocarbonyl Compounds: Synthesis of Enaminones.” Tetrahedron Letters 58.6 (2017): 586–589. Print.

  • Pal, Arpan et al. “Corrigendum to ‘Copper-Catalyzed Chemoselective Cross-Coupling Reaction of Thioamides and α-Diazocarbonyl Compounds: Synthesis of Enaminones’ [Tetrahedron Lett. 58 (2017) 586–589].” Tetrahedron Letters 58.9 (2017): 902 -. Print.

  • Hussaini, Syed, Raghu Chamala, and Zhiguo Wang. “The Eschenmoser Sulfide Contraction Method and Its Application in the Synthesis of Natural Products .” Tetrahedron 71.36 (2015): 6017–6086. Print.

  • Hussaini, Syed. “Converting Chair-like Transition States into Zig-Zag Projections.” Resonance 19.9 (2014): 846–850. Print.

  • Elliott, M et al. “Identification of Novel Proteasome Inhibitors from an Enaminone Library.” Chemical biology & drug design (2014): n. pag. Print.

  • Koduri , N., Z. Wang, G. Cannell, K. Cooley, T. Lemma, K. Miao, M. Nguyen, B. Frohock, M. Castaneda, H. Scott, D. Albinescu, and S. Hussaini. Enaminones via Ruthenium-Catalyzed Coupling of Thioamides and α-Diazocarbonyl Compounds. Vol. 79, The Journal of organic chemistry, 2014, pp. 7405-14.
  • Koduri , N., B. Hileman, J. Cox, H. Scott, P. Hoang, A. Robbins, K. Bowers, L. Tsebaot, K. Miao, M. Castaneda, M. Coffin, G. Wei, T. Claridge, K. Roberts, and S. Hussaini. Acceleration of the Eschenmoser Coupling Reaction by Sonication: Efficient Synthesis of Enaminones. Vol. 3, RSC Adv., 2013, pp. 181-8.
  • Koduri , N., H. Scott, B. Hileman, J. Cox, M. Coffin, L. Glicksberg, and S. Hussaini. Ruthenium Catalyzed Synthesis of Enaminones. Vol. 14, Organic letters, 2012, pp. 440-3.
  • Kimura , Y., J. Nuth, III, N. Johnson, K. Farmer, K. Roberts, and S. Hussaini. Synthesis of Stacked-Cup Carbon Nanotubes in a Metal Free Low Temperature System. Vol. 3, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, 2011, pp. 4-10.
  • Hussaini , S., and G. Hammond. Eschenmoser Coupling Reaction of Selenoamides. Synthesis of Enamino Ester. Vol. 2008, Arkivoc, 2008, pp. 129-36.
  • Hussaini , S., and M. Moloney. 2,5-Disubstituted Pyrrolidines: Synthesis by Enamine Reduction and Subsequent Regioselective and Diastereoselective Alkylations. Vol. 4, Organic & biomolecular chemistry, 2006, pp. 2600-15.
  • Faulkner , J., S. Hussaini, J. Blankenship, S. Pal, B. Branan, R. Grossman, and C. Schardl. On the Sequence of Bond Formation in Loline Alkaloid Biosynthesis. Vol. 7, Chembiochem : a European journal of chemical biology, 2006, pp. 1078-88.
  • Hussaini , S., and M. Moloney. Regioselective Reduction of β-Enaminoesters. Vol. 35, Synthetic Communications, 2005, pp. 1129-34.
  • Hussaini , S., and M. Moloney. Cis-Selective Synthesis of 2,5-Disubstituted Pyrrolidines. Vol. 45, Tetrahedron Letters, 2004, pp. 1125 -27.
  • Hussaini , S., and M. Moloney. 2,5-Disubstituted Pyrrolidines: Versatile Regioselective and Diastereoselective Synthesis by Enamine Reduction and Subsequent Alkylation. Vol. 1, Organic & biomolecular chemistry, 2003, pp. 1838-41.

Conference Proceedings

  • “Macromonomer Synthesis towards Improving the Healing Efficiency of a Self-Healing Epoxy Matrix”. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol. 251, 2016.
  • “Synthesis of Norbornene Derivatives for the Incorpoartion into the Matrix of Self-Healing Epoxies”. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol. 245, 2013.

Courses Taught

  • Senior Seminar I
  • Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
  • Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
  • Research and Dissertation
  • Introduction to Research
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Research and Thesis
  • Sophomore Seminar
  • Organic Chemistry II