Natural products provide a platform for developing solutions to longstanding problems in chemical synthesis. Our group does this through the development of novel strategies toward challenging targets.
Development of new methods provides powerful tools to implement strategies for synthesis. Among our interests are new ways to build and cleave carbon-carbon bonds through skeletal rearrangements.
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Professor Richmond Sarpong
College of Chemistry Executive
Professor of Chemistry
B.A. – Macalester College
Ph.D. – Princeton University
Postdoc – Caltech
Richmond’s research interests are in the area of chemical synthesis with a special focus on the strategies and methods to prepare bioactive natural products. These studies are rooted in a strong foundation in the physical organic phenomena and mechanisms that guide organic transformations, with an ultimate eye to learn about and exploit the biological activity of the compounds that his laboratory prepares to improve and sustain quality of life.
8th Floor Latimer Hall,
UC Berkeley Campus
Berkeley, CA 94720
rsarpong [at] berkeley [dot] edu
meggie [at] berkeley [dot] edu