Organic Chemistry Research

Organic Chemistry Research

Janelle B

Studies Toward the Synthesis of Hunanamycin A and its Derivatives

Student Researcher: Janelle Biehl
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Steven Kennedy

The goal of this research is to synthesize Hunanamycin A from commercially available chemicals. Hunanamycin A is a natural product recently isolated from Bacillus hunanensis. It can kill the pathogens Salmonella and E. coli. Test reactions will be run on model systems to explore multiple ways of synthesizing the target product. From the complete synthesis further biological testing can be done to check for other antibacterial properties.


John N

Studies Toward the Synthesis of Hunanamycin A and its Derivatives

Student Researcher: John Noyes
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Steven Kennedy

Hunanamycin A (HA) has been found to have antibacterial properties for various pathogens such as Salmonella and E. coli. The goal of this research is to synthesize HA as well as other derivatives of HA for further biological studies. Emphasis will be placed on developing an efficient route to HA and discovering new derivatives of HA.