Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology at the University of Pittsburgh
Peter Wipf, PhD
University Professor of Chemistry
1301 Chevron Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Phone: 412-624-8606

Fax: 412-624-0787

BS (Chemistry), University of Zurich, 1984.
PhD (Chemistry), University of Zurich, 1987.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Virginia, 1988-90

Research Areas
Drug Discovery
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Dr. Wipf’s research focuses on Total Synthesis of Natural Products - the development of new methodology, mechanistic and physical organic experiments, conformational and configurational analysis by spectroscopic and computational methods, and bio-organic and medicinal chemistry.

Organometallic Chemistry will provide most of the new revolutionary techniques for C, C and C-heteroatom bond formations and asymmetic catalysis. Dr. Wipf’s group has had a long tradition in synthetic applications of transition metals. Recently they developed the first general protocol for alkene-alkyne hetero-couplings.

His lab also is interested in the development of new stereoselctive methods for the preparation of highly functionalized heterocycles. In particular, they have developed novel protocols for five-membered heterocycle synthesis that have been widely adopted in industry and academe. Research is also conducted on Combinatorial and Solid Phase Synthesis, and Computational Prediction of Macroscopic Properties.

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