Academic Title: Associate Professor
Office: LM 622A
Research Homepage: https://sites.chem.utoronto.ca/mst
Organic synthesis; catalysis; supramolecular and materials chemistry
Research in the Taylor group takes place at the interface between the fields of organic synthesis and supramolecular chemistry. We are interested in exploring connections between the fields of molecular recognition and catalysis: our research is aimed at gaining fundamental insight into noncovalent or reversible covalent interactions, and using this information to design new chemical sensors or catalysts. Areas of expertise include catalyst development and mechanistic elucidation, physical-organic chemistry, receptor design, and the study of host-guest interactions.
Specific areas of interest include:
For group website, please see above.
"Borinic Acid-Catalyzed Regioselective Acylation of Carbohydrate Derivatives" Lee, D.; Taylor, M. S. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, in press, (published online Feb 28, 2011).
"A Tridentate Halogen-bonding Receptor for Tight Binding of Halide Anions" Sarwar, M. G.; Dragisic, B.; Sagoo, S.; Taylor, M. S. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 1674-1677.
"Anion Detection by a Fluorescent Poly(squaramide): Self-Assembly of Anion-Binding Sites by Polymer Aggregation" Rostami, A.; Wei, C. J.; Guérin, G.; Taylor, M. S. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 2059-2062.
"Enantioselective Catalysis by Chiral Hydrogen Bond Donors" Taylor, M. S.; Jacobsen, E. N. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed . 2006, 45, 1520-1543.