Michael Gesinski

Notable Achievements

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Mike Gesinski published a paper in the peer-reviewed journal Synletttitled “Synthesis of 1,4-Diketones via Titanium-Mediated Reductive Homocoupling of a-Haloketones.” This work describes research conducted in collaboration with three undergraduate students: Nathan Le, class of 2019, who is listed as the first author; Aimee Rodriguez, class of 2019; and James Alleyn ’15. In this publication, they describe a novel method to synthesize chemical compounds that serve as building blocks in the development of new pharmaceutical drugs.

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Michael Gesinski received his PhD from the University of California-Irvine in 2011 and his BS from Rice University in 2005.

  • Michael Gesinski received his PhD from the University of California-Irvine in 2011 and his BS from Rice University in 2005.

  • Gesinski, M. R.; Brenzovich, W. E.; Staben, S. T.; Srinilta, D. J.; Toste, F. D. “A divergent/convergent approach to dolabriferol: the Kornblum-DeLaMare enantiomeric resolution, Tetrahedron Lett. 2015, 3643-3646.

    Gesinski, M. R.; Toste, F. D., Gold Catalusis in Natural Product Synthesis, In Gold Catalysis: A Homogeneous Approach, Imperial COllege Press: London, 2014, pp 501-536.

    Tay, G. C.; Gesinski, M. R.; Rychnovsky, S. D. “Formation of Highly Substituted Tetrahydropyranones: Application to the Total Synthesis of Cyanolide A.” Org. Lett. 201315, 4536-4539.

    Gesinski, M. R.; Rychnovsky, S. D. “Total Synthesis of the Cyanolide A Aglycon”. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011133, 9727-9729.

    Gesinski, M. R.; Tadpetch, K.; Rychnovsky, S. D. “Symmetric Macrocycles by a Prins Dimerization/Macrocyclization Strategy”. Org. Lett. 200911, 5342-5345.

    Gesinski, M. R.; Van Orden, L. J.; Rychnovsky, S. D. “Lewis Acid-Promoted Mukaiyama Aldol-Prins (MAP) Cyclization of Acetals, Ketals,a-Acetoxy Ethers, and Orthoesters”. Synlett 2008, 363-366.

  • Lacker, C. R.; Gesinski, M. R., The Synthesis and Application of a Novel Gold-Cleavable Protecting Group, Abstracts of Papers, 44th National Organic Chemistry Symposium, College Park, MD, June 28-July 2, 2015;American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2015, M-53.

    Alleyn, J.; Gersib, S.; Gesinski, M. R., Titanium-Mediated Synthesis of Cyclobutanols, Abstracts of Papers, 44th National Organic Chemistry Symposium, College Park, MD, June 28-July 2, 2015; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2015, M-76.