Dr. Jason Pflueger’s broad research interests are in identifying more efficient and selective ways to make organic molecules, with current research projects spanning the areas of organic synthesis and reaction development. He also has experience with the development of synthetic strategies to access complex natural product scaffolds. Dr. Pflueger also plays saxophone in the Rose-Hulman Concert Band.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 2016
  • BA Columbia University, 2011

Publication and Presentation Highlights

Kou, K. G. M.; Pflueger, J. J.; Kiho, T.; Morrill, L. C.; Fisher, E. L.; Clagg, K.; Lebold, T. P.; Kisunzu, J. K.; Sarpong, R. “A Benzyne Insertion Approach to Hetisine-Type Diterpenoid Alkaloids: Synthesis of Cossonidine (Davisine)” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 8105-8109.

Pflueger, J. J.; Morrill, L. C.; deGruyter, J. N.; Perea, M. A.; Sarpong, R. “Magnesiate Addition/Ring-Expansion Strategy To Access the 6-7-6 Tricyclic Core of Hetisine-Type C20-Diterpenoid Alkaloids” Org. Lett. 2017, 19, 4632-4635.

Snyder, S. A.; Wright, N. W.; Pflueger, J. J.; Breazzano, S. P. “Total Syntheses of Heimiol A, Hopeahainol D, and Constrained Analogues” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 8629-8633. 

Research Interests

Natural Product Synthesis, Organic Methodology Development, Organometallic Chemistry.

Teaching Interests

Organic Chemistry, General Chemistry
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