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November 24, 2015
First time ever: cryptand-encapsulated Co–O–Co unit
Minnesota researchers and others have, for the first time, isolated and characterized a unique linear Co-O-Co core encapsulated inside a cryptand ligand. Read More

November 20, 2015
New synthetic method enables substrate recognition by enzyme
Research into a new synthetic method for the synthesis of peptides containing C-Terminal cysteine esters is featured on the November 20, 2015, cover of the Journal of Organic Chemistry. Read More


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Daniel Weston, Ph.D.

Daniel Weston is a research scientist—post-doctoral fellow—in the Department of Chemistry at Northwestern University. He earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Minnesota in 2005 under the tutelage of Professor Wayne Gladfelter, and his doctorate from the Northwestern University in 2010. Read More


Simon K. Shannon, Ph.D.

Simon K. Simon, Ph.D., is a supervisor for Coating Research at Corning, Inc., organic and biochemical technologies research group. He earned his doctorate at the University of Minnesota in 2003, under the tutelage of Professor George Barany. Read More