Our group is interested in the development of new strategies to address current limitations and explore new areas in catalysis and synthetic organic chemistry. Our research involves aspects of supramolecular chemistry, organometallic chemistry and reaction mechanism elucidation.

If you are interested in joining our lab, please contact Prof. Rousseaux at sroussea@chem.utoronto.ca. Potential graduate students are also encouraged to visit the Department of Chemistry website for further information.

Recent News:

January 2019 – Welcome to Emily Fung who has joined the group as a MSc student!

September 2018 – Our new review on modern developments in homoenolate chemistry is now published in Eur. J. Org. Chem. Great job Reggie!

September 2018 – Our new paper on nickel-catalyzed cyanations is published in JOC! Congrats to Nick!

September 2018 – Tyler McDonald (PhD student), Medina Afandiyeva (CHM499 student), and Cuihan Zhou (CHM499 student) have joined the lab. A big welcome to all!

June 2018 – Welcome to our newest group member Racquel Edjoc who starts in the lab as part of the Summer Research Program.

March 2018 – Mike has been awarded the Merck Frosst Canada Inc. Graduate Award in Chemistry. Congratulations Mike!

March 2018 – Reggie has been awarded the NSERC PGS-D scholarship. Congratulations Reggie!

February 2018 – Our review on electrophilic metal homoenolates and their utility in synthesis is published in Synlett.

January 2018 – Sophie has been awarded a CNC-IUPAC travel award to attend the 22nd International Conference on Organic Synthesis in Florence, Italy.

December 2017 – Our work on the synthesis of isocyanates, ureas and carbamates from CO2 is published in JOC. Congratulations Yiming!

November 17-19, 2017 – The group attends QOMSBOC at McGill University. Chad gives a talk while Reggie, Nick and Purvish present posters.

September 2017 – Welcome to Michael West (MSc candidate), Sebastien Alazet (postdoctoral fellow), Deeba Ensan (CHM499 student) and Alethea Lee (CHM499 student).

September 2017 – Jess submits her MSc thesis. Congratulations and best of luck!

August 15, 2017 – Our first paper is published in JACS! Congratulations to Reggie and Luis who have developed a synthesis of cyclopropylamines from zinc homoenolates.

July 2017 – Congratulations to Yiming who has submitted his MSc thesis.

July 4, 2017 – Congratulations to Nick who has been awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology for 2017-2018!

June 15, 2017 – Congratulations to Reggie who has been awarded an Ontario Graduate Scholarship for 2017-2018!

June 2017 – Welcome to Alex Jeanneret and Chris Baigent who start in the lab as part of the Summer Research Program.

May 2017 – The group attends the 100th CSC meeting in Toronto. Sophie and Reggie give talks while Jess, Nick and Purvish present posters.

May 8, 2017 – Stephanie Nakamata Huynh joins the group as part of the Summer Research Program. Welcome Steph!

May 1, 2017 – Sarah Hill and William Kim join the group as NSERC USRA summer students. Welcome!

April 30, 2017 – Congratulations to Jordan who has completed his CHM499 project. We wish you all the best for the start of your graduate research career in the Hein lab at UBC!

March 31, 2017 – Chad has received an Ontario Graduate Scholarship. Congratulations Chad!

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