Howard Alper


Howard Alper
Distinguished University Professor

Room: DRO 402
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 5189
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Dr. Howard Alper conducts basic research for the synthesis of compounds of value to the pharmaceutical, petrochemical, and commodity chemical industries. His research group also investigates hydroformylation, ring-expansion carbonylation reactions, as well as stereospecific and highly enantioselective cycloaddition reactions of heterocumulenes. He also explores the activity and recyclability of dendrimer-metal complexes as catalysts, including biomimetic based systems. Recyclable transition metal catalysis using ionic liquids is also pursued by his research group.

Fields of Interest

  • Organic and Biological Chemistry
  • Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Asymmetric synthesis
  • Dendrimers
  • Cyclization
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