Jennifer Luft
Lab Lecturer of Chemistry
Office: Keck Science Center 104A
Phone: 909-607-0924
Office Hours: by appointment
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Educational Background:
B.S. University of Redlands
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
Courses Taught:
Chemistry 116 Lab
Chemistry 117 Lab
Selected Publications List: Click to open new window.
1.   J. A. R. Luft, T. Winkler, F. M. Kessabi, K. N. Houk . (2008). Substituent effects on the rearrangements of cyclohexyl to cyclopentyl radicals involving Avermectin-related radicals. J. Org. Chem.   73: 8175-8181.
2.   F. M. Kessabi, T. Winkler, J. A. R. Luft, K. N. Houk . (2008). Rearrangement of a cyclohexyl radical to a cyclopentylmethyl radical on the Avermectin skeleton. Org. Lett.   10: 2255-2258.
3.   M. Tredwell, J. A. R. Luft, M. Schuler, K. Tenza, K. N. Houk, V. Gouverneur . (2007). Fluorine-directed diastereoselective iodocyclization. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.   47: 357-360.
4.   D. Leca, F. Gaggini, J. Cassayre, O. Loiseleur, S. N. Pieniazek, J. A. R. Luft, K. N. Houk . (2007). Acid-catalyzed aza-Diels-Alder reactions for the total synthesis of ()-Lapatin B. J. Org. Chem.   72: 4284-4287.
5.   J. A. R. Luft, K. M. Meleson, K. N. Houk . (2007). Transition states of diastereoselective 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions of nitrile oxides to chiral homoallylic alcohols. Org. Lett.   9: 555-558.
6.   J. A. R. Luft, Z.-X. Yu, D. L. Hughes, G. C. Lloyd-Jones, S. W. Krska, K. N. Houk . (2006). On the stability of the pi-allyl intermediate in molybdenum-catalyzed asymmetric alkylations. Tetrahedron: Asymmetry   17: 716-724.