Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry

18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330-8241

Phone: (818) 677-1200
Fax: (818) 677-4068M
E-mail: chemistry@csun.edu

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Mon-Fri: 8:00am-5:00pm

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Jeffrey A. Charonnat

Jeffrey A. Charonnat

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California, 91330-8262

telephone: (818) 677-2109
e-mail:
jeff.charonnat@csun.edu
fax: (818) 677-4068

Office: Magnolia 4301


EDUCATION

  • B.S., Honors, Stanford University, 1977
  • Ph.D., Columbia University, 1984

COURSES TAUGHT

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Organic Chemistry

Professor Charonnat's research interests are: 1) the total synthesis of natural products, and 2) the development of new synthetic methodology. The first project is a highly stereo- and regio-controlled total synthesis of the GABA antagonist, (-)-anisatin. This functionally complex sesquiterpene is one of very few naturally occurring beta-lactones. The second category includes studies on mild, selective Conia cyclizations, and conjugate additions to enol tosylates of alpha-dicarbonyl compounds.

 

 

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

  1. "Novel Application of the Intramolecular Prins Reaction: (-)-Anisatin Model Study," Charonnat, J. A., Nishimura, N., Travers, B. W. and Waas, J. R., Synlett (1996), 1162-1164.
  2. "Conjugate Addition of Lithium Diorganocuprate Reagents to the Enol Tosylate of a 1,2-Diketone," Charonnat, J. A., Mitchell, A. L. and Keogh, B. P., Tetrahedron Lett. (1990) 31, 315-318.

M. S. THESES

  • Studies Directed Toward the Total Synthesis of the GABA Antagonist, (-)-Anisatin (1996) Nishimura, N.