Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California, 91330-8262
Office: Magnolia 4301
- B.S., Honors, Stanford University, 1977
- Ph.D., Columbia University, 1984
Chemistry 105, Principles of Chemistry
- Chemistry 331, Organic Chemistry I
- Chemistry 331L, Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
- Chemistry 332, Organic Chemistry II
- Chemistry 332L, Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
- Chemistry 333, Principles of Organic Chemistry I
- Chemistry 333L, Principles of Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
- Chemistry 334, Principles of Organic Chemistry II
- Chemistry 334L, Principles of Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
- Chemistry 433, Organic Analysis
- Chemistry 433L, Organic Analysis Laboratory
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.
- "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.
- "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.