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- Daniel W. Armstrong
- William A. Baker
- Edward Bellion
- Alejandro Bugarin
- Saiful Chowdhury
- Purnendu (Sandy) K. Dasgupta
- Rasika Dias
- Ronald L. Elsenbaumer
- Frank W. Foss
- Robert F. Francis
- Jongyun Heo
- Junha Jeon
- Kayunta Johnson-Winters
- Peter Kroll
- Carl J. Lovely
- Frederick MacDonnell
- Subhrangsu S. Mandal
- Dennis S. Marynick
- Brad S. Pierce
- Martin Pomerantz
- Laszlo Prokai
- Krishnan Rajeshwar
- Jimmy R. Rogers
- Zoltan A. Schelly
- Kevin A. Schug
- E. Thomas Strom
- Norma Tacconi (Retired)
- Seiichiro Tanizaki
- Richard B. Timmons
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- Analytical Chemistry
- Environmental Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Medicinal Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
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Office: 205 CRB, Email: email@example.com, Phone: 817 272 9399, FAX: 817 272 3808
Research in the Bugarin group focuses on catalytic reaction development with applications in natural product synthesis. Areas of fundamental interest include: the identification of new reactivity patterns, the evolution of related catalytic processes, and the development of new synthetic strategies. Specifically, we are pursuing new chemistry using azides, nucleophilic and electrophilic catalysis via N-heterocyclic carbenes, synergistic catalysis, redox economy, and metal-catalyzed tandem processes.
Patil, S.; White, K.; Bugarin, A.* “Direct Synthesis of Triazene Dyes from NHC with Azides” Tetrahedron. 2013, Submitted.
Sandoval, D.; Frazier, C, P.; Bugarin, A.; Read de Alaniz, J. “Electrophilic α-Amination Reaction of -Ketoesters Using N-Hydroxycarbamates: Merging Aerobic Oxidation and Lewis Acid Catalysis” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 18948-18951.
Frazier, C, P.; Bugarin, A.; Engelking, J. R.; Read de Alaniz, J. “Copper-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidation of N-Substituted Hydroxylamines: Efficient and Practical Access to Nitroso Compounds” Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 3620-3623.
Bugarin, A.; Connell, B. T. “A Highly Active and Selective Palladium(II) PheBox Catalyst for the Formation of α-Aryl Ketones via Cross-Coupling” Chem. Comm. 2011, 47, 7218-7220. (Highlighted as a cutting-edge contribution).
Bugarin, A.; Connell, B. T. “MgI2-Accelerated Enantioselective Morita Baylis–Hillman Reactions of Cyclopentenone Utilizing a Chiral DMAP Nucleophile” Chem. Comm. 2010, 46, 2644-2646. (Highlighted on Synfacts, 2010, 7, 788 and on the Organic Chemistry Portal).
Buddhadeb, G.; Bugarin, A.; Connell B.T.; North, S. W. “OH radical Initiated Oxidation of 1,3-Butadiene: Isomeric Selective Study of the Dominant Addition Channel” J. Phys. Chem. A. 2010, 114, 5299-5305.
Bugarin, A.; Jones K. D.; Connell, B. T. “Efficient, Direct α-Methylenation of Carbonyls Mediated by Diisopropylammonium Trifluoroacetate” Chem. Comm. 2010, 46, 1715-1717.
Buddhadeb, G.; Bugarin, A.; Connell B.T.; North, S. W. “OH Initiated Oxidation of Isoprene: Isomeric Selective Study for the Dominant Addition Channel” J. Phys. Chem. A. 2010, 114, 2553-2560.
Bugarin, A.; Connell, B. T. “Acceleration of the Morita-Baylis-Hillman Reaction by a Simple Mixed Catalyst System” J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 4638-4641. Highlighted on the Organic Chemistry Portal.
Bugarin, A.; Connell, B. T. “Chiral Nickel(II) and Palladium(II) NCN-Pincer Complexes Based on Substituted Benzene: Synthesis, Structure, and Lewis Acidity” Organometallics 2008, 27, 4357-4369.
Yong, J. K.; Bugarin, A.; Connell, B. T. Hot Article: “Conversion of Nitrosobenzenes to isoxazolidines: An Efficient Cascade Process Utilizing Reactive Nitrone Intermediates” Chem. Comm. 2008, 44, 3522-3524.
Pharmacy and Biology,
Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Mexico (2003).
University of Texas at El Paso (2005).
Texas A&M University (2011)
University of California, Santa Barbara, (2012)
Dr. Bugarin received his BS in chemistry, pharmacy, and biology from Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas in 2003, his MS from UTEP in 2005, and his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 2011. His doctoral training under the direction of Dr. Brian T. Connell focused on asymmetric catalysis, including ligand, catalyst, and reaction design. He then spent one year as a postdoctoral associate with Professor Javier Read de Alaniz at UC Santa Barbara working on the mild aerobic oxidation of hydroxylamines and hydrazines. Dr. Bugarin joined the faculty at UT Arlington in Fall 2012. His research interests are in the development of new organic and organometallic reactions, or more specifically, the efficient construction of carbon–nitrogen bonds, redox economy, synergistic catalysis, and their application in total synthesis, materials, and bioactive molecules.
2008 - 2011 SACNAS conference and membership waiver, presented by SACNAS.
2010 & 2011 Outstanding tutor award, Presented by TAMU-SACNAS chapter.
April 2011 U.S. Senator Phil Gramm Doctoral Fellowship.
Feb. 2011 Thomas J. Hairston Memorial Graduate Scholarship.
Summer 2010 Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, Life Technologies, Austin, TX
May 2010 Marie and Jim Galloway Graduate Scholarship.
May 2010 Best total synthesis proposal award, presented by Texas A&M.
Oct. 2009 The DuPont Award for general and organic chemistry to graduate oral symposia.
May 2007 Best total synthesis proposal award, presented by Texas A&M.
Nov. 2006 Outstanding Graduate Student in Chemistry, presented by UTEP.
April 2005 Outstanding Master of Chemistry in Research, presented by UTEP.
Dec - 2002 National Institute of Nuclear Research, ININ, Estado de Mexico, MX
2001-2003 Regional Center of Nuclear Studies, UAZ, Zacatecas, MX
May 2000 Placed first for the State Delegation in the National Chemistry Olympics.
May 1997 Placed first in the 11th National Mathematics Olympics, MX.
May 1997 Placed first at the Physics state championship, presented by CBTa (Mexico).