DR. ANDREW KARATJAS
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY / GENERAL CHEMISTRY
I am an assistant professor in the Chemistry Department at Southern Connecticut State University. My interests include the development of new methodology and natural product synthesis. My teaching responsibilities include General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry.
Office: Jennings Hall 327
Phone: (203) 392-6271
Fax: (203) 392-6396
Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University
B.S., Haverford College
Postdoctoral research/teaching fellow, University of Michigan, 2006-2008
Synthetic organic chemistry: natural product synthesis and exploration of new methodology. Indoles and oxindoles are present in a large number of natural products. However, certain substitution patterns remain a challenge for organic chemists. My interests involve the development of new methodology for indole functionalization, and the application of that methodology to natural product synthesis.
CHE 260 Organic Chemistry I
CHE 261 Organic Chemistry II
CHE 500 Advanced Organic Chemistry I
CHE 501 Advanced Organic Chemistry II