UNIVERISTY of WISCONSIN-MADISON

Department of Chemistry

College of Letters & Science
Jesse Kidd

Email address: jkidd3@wisc.edu

Room Number: 
5333
Group Affiliation: 
Yoon Group
Position Name: 
Graduate Student
Path: 
Organic
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Education

B.S. Chemistry 2016, Concord University

Darrell Crick

Jeremy Morgan (UNCW)

Research Description

The ability to harness the unique reactivity of photoreactions for stereoselective transformations is a long-standing challenge. This has, in-part, been due to the lack in mechanistic understanding of these reactions. The Yoon group has sought to investigate the dynamics of the highly energetic intermediates involved, toward the design of strategies to control the stereochemical outcome of these valuable photochemical reactions. My doctoral research has been a collaborative effort to unveil a novel mechanistic paradigm that enables highly enantioselective excited-state [2+2] photocycloadditions using chiral hydrogen-bonding iridium photocatalysts.

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