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Aditya K. Unni

Aditya K. Unni Ph.D.

Aditya K. Unni, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Phone: 

312.567.3793

Fax: 

312.567.3494

Office: 

342 Life Sciences Building

Education 

B.A. St. Olaf College
Ph.D. University of Chicago

Expertise 

Asymmetric catalysis and natural product total synthesis

Projects 

  • Total synthesis of natural products with anti-cancer properties
  • Synthesis of chiral building blocks using organocatalysis

Publications 

Mehta, R.R.; Katta, H.; Kalra, A.; Patel, R.; Gupta, A.; Alimirah, F.; Murillo, G.; Peng, X.;Unni, A.; Muzzio, M.; Mehta, R.G., "Efficacy and Mechanism of Action of Deguelin in Suppressing Metastasis of 4T1 Cells", Clin. Exp. Metastasis, 2013, DOI 10.1007/s10585-013-9585-6

Nishimura, T.; Unni, A.K.; Yokoshima, S.; Fukuyama, F., "Total Syntheses of Lyconadins A–C", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 3243

Nishimura, T.; Unni, A.K.; Yokoshima, S.; Fukuyama, F., "Concise Total Syntheses of (+)-Lyconadins A", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 418

McGilvra, J. D.; Unni, A. K; Modi, K.; Rawal, V. H., "Highly Diastereo- and Enantioselective Mukaiyama Aldol Reactions Catalyzed by Hydrogen Bonding," Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 6130.

Unni, A. K.; Takenaka, N.; Yamamoto, H.; Rawal, V. H., "Axially Chiral Biaryl Diols Catalyze Highly Enantioselective Hetero--Diels-Alder Reactions Through Hydrogen Bonding," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 1336.

Huang, Y.; Unni, A. K.; Thadani, A. N.; Rawal, V. H., "Hydrogen Bonding: Single Enantiomers from a Chiral-Alcohol Catalyst," Nature 2003, 424, 146.

Professional Societies 

American Chemical Society