Dr. Tanay Kesharwani

Dr. Tanay Kesharwani

Assistant Professor

Office: Bldg 58 , Room 8

PhD, Organic Chemistry, Iowa State University (2008)
MS (Integrated), Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (2002)

Past Experience:
Assistant Professor, University of West Florida (2013-current)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Bard College (2011-2013)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Northwestern University (2010-2011)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, NewLink Genetics (2008-2010)

Iowa State University Teaching Excellence Award (2005)
Ester C. and George E. Daniel Fellowship, Iowa State University (2006)

Research Interest:
Our research focuses on the development of new synthetic methods and their applications toward the synthesis of novel materials and small molecules of biological interest. Some of our current interests are outlined below:
• Development of Pd catalyzed C-H activation reactions
• Methodology development and synthesis of biologically interesting heterocycles
• New techniques for solid and liquid phase “combinatorial chemistry”
• Design and synthesis of porous materials for gas storage and catalysis applications

Selected Publications:
Sun, X.; Low-Beinart, L.; Sidman, E.; Kesharwani, T. “Synthesis of pyrrolo-[2,1-j]quinolone framework via intramolecular electrophilic cyclization”, Tetrahedron Lett. 2013, 54, 1344.

Verma, A. K.; Kesharwani, T.; Singh J.; Tandon, V.; Larock, R. C. “A Copper-Catalyzed Tandem Synthesis of Indolo- and Pyrrolo[2,1-a]isoquinolines” Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2009, 121, 1158-1163.

Kesharwani, T.; Verma, A. K.; Emrich, D.; Ward, J. A.; Larock. R. C. “Acyl C-H Activation via 1,4-Palladium Migration Reactions”, Org. Lett. 2009, 11, 2591-2593.

Kesharwani, T.; Larock. R. C. “Benzylic C-H Activation and C-O Bond Formation via Aryl to Benzylic 1,4-Palladium Migrations”, Tetrahedron 2008, 64, 6090-6102.

Kesharwani, T.; Worlikar, S. A.; Larock, R.C. “Synthesis of 2,3-Disubstituted Benzo[b]selenophenes via Electrophilic Cyclization”, J. Org. Chem. 2006, 71, 2307-2312.