Chemical Science is delighted to welcome Vy Dong of UC Irvine as Associate Editor in the area of Organic Chemistry.
Vy Dong grew up in Big Spring, Texas and Anaheim, California. After graduating from the University of California, Irvine, she joined David MacMillan‘s group at UC Berkeley, moving with his group to Caltech to complete her doctoral studies. She began her independent academic career at the University of Toronto in 2006, where she was promoted with tenure and named the Adrian Brook Professor. After six years in Canada, Vy returned to the United States to assume a professorship at her alma mater, UC Irvine.
In 2013 we interviewed Vy for Chemistry World – read the full interview to find out why Vy chose to pursue a career in chemistry, how she comes up with ideas for new projects, and what she loves about her job.
Professor Dong’s research group at UC Irvine is interested in new reaction methods, enantioselective catalysis, and natural product synthesis. Specifically, the group looks at finding ways to directly convert carbon-hydrogen bonds into other functional groups, use carbon dioxide as a raw material, and make biologically active heterocycles.
We’ve made some of the Dong Research Group’s Chemical Science articles free to access until 18th March – click on the titles below to get to the articles*:
|Mechanistic insights into hydroacylation with non-chelating aldehydes
Stephen K. Murphy, Achim Bruch and Vy M. Dong
Chem. Sci., 2015,6, 174-180, DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02026J, Edge Article
β-hydroxy ketones prepared by regioselective hydroacylation
Stephen K. Murphy, Matthew M. Coulter and Vy M. Dong
Chem. Sci., 2012,3, 355-358, DOI: 10.1039/C1SC00634G, Edge Article
Ru-catalyzed activation of sp3 C–O bonds: O– to N-alkyl migratory rearrangement in pyridines and related heterocycles
Charles S. Yeung, Tom H. H. Hsieh and Vy M. Dong
Chem. Sci., 2011,2, 544-551, DOI: 10.1039/C0SC00498G, Edge Article
Nitrogen-directed ketone hydroacylation: Enantioselective synthesis of benzoxazecinones
Hasan A. Khan, Kevin G. M. Kou and Vy M. Dong
Chem. Sci., 2011,2, 407-410, DOI: 10.1039/C0SC00469C, Edge Article
*Access is free through a registered RSC account