Prof. Hammond (Chemistry) receives $1.8 million grant
Prof. Gerald B. Hammond (Chemistry) received a $1.8 million dollar grant funded by the National Institutes of Health. Prof. Hammond provides this description of his research, which is funded through 2021: “Nucleophilic Halogenation Reagents: The halogens (fluorine, chlorine, bromine and iodine) are important intermediates in drug discovery, and, in the case of fluorine, a major presence in biologically active compounds. More than 25% of drugs contain fluorine atoms, including the top three pharmaceuticals. However, putting fluorine on a molecule can be very challenging. The primary goal of this NIH-funded grant is to develop of a new generation of halogenation reagents and conditions that are user-friendly and environmentally-benign, capable of opening the door for chemical reactivities and selectivities hitherto unknown.”
To learn more about Prof. Hammond and his research, visit The Hammond Group.