Richard G. Cornwall

Assistant Professor

Organic Chemistry

Mailing Address
Brigham Young University–Hawaii
Department of Biochemistry and Physical Science 
BYUH # 1967
55-220 Kulanui Street
Laie, Hawaii 96762  

Office:  MCK 144
Phone: (808) 675-3808
Fax: (808) 675-3825


BS Chemistry, BA German, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 2001-2008, Mentor- Prof. Ana Moore
PhD Organic Chemistry, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 2008-2014, Mentor- Prof. Yian Shi
Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University-Hawaii, Department of Biochemistry and Physical Science,  2015-present

Total synthesis of biologically important compounds and natural products
New catalytic reactions
Organometallic chemistry

"Complementary Regioselectivity in the Cu(I)-Catalyzed Diamination of Conjugated Dienes to Form Cyclic Sulfamides.”  R. G. Cornwall, B. Zhao and Y. Shi, Organic Letters, 201113, 434. 

"A Novel Class of Tunable Cyclopropanation Reagents (RXZnCH2Y) and Their Synthetic Applications.” R.G. Cornwall, O.A. Wong, H. Du, T.A. Ramirez, and Y. Shi, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry201210, 5498.

“Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of Cyclic Sulfamides from Conjugated Dienes.” R.G. Cornwall, B. Zhao and Y. Shi, Organic Letters201315, 796. 
(*Highlighted in Synfacts 20139, 520.*)

“Organocatalytic Asymmetric Epoxidation and Aziridination of Olefins and their Synthetic Applications.” Y. Zhu, Q. Wang, R.G. Cornwall and Y. Shi,Chemical Reviews2014114, 8199.

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CHEM 350