Synthetic Chemistry

  • Jorgensen Group
    Jorgensen Group Jorgensen Group
  • Miller Group
    Miller Group Miller Group
  • Hazari Group
    Hazari Group Hazari Group
  • Holland Group
    Holland Group Holland Group
  • Mayer Group
    Mayer Group Mayer Group
Chemists who are trained in synthesis use their skills to create new forms of matter. Imagine being the first to make an unprecedented chemical compound! However, we synthesize compounds not just because they are new: the design and preparation of these new compounds leads to numerous applications in pharmaceuticals, materials, detection, energy utilization and storage, and insights into biological systems. Synthesis of new catalysts is used to find more efficient ways to mass-produce the compounds that support our standard of living, and to prepare new variants that could not previously be imagined. Yale’s program in synthetic chemistry spans from the tethering of biomolecules together, to the preparation of natural products, to the creation of metal complexes in new environments.

List of Faculty

Jonathan Ellman
Nilay Hazari
Seth Herzon
Patrick Holland
William Jorgensen
James Mayer
Scott Miller
Timothy Newhouse
David Spiegel