The new type of catalysis became apparent as the researchers were studying a substance with insecticidal properties that is naturally produced by fungi.
The UCLA study could eventually have applications in medicine, food science and other fields.
The gift, from Michael Jung, a distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and his wife, Alice, establishes an endowed chair in medicinal chemistry and drug discovery.
The new technique for breaking carbon–hydrogen bonds and making carbon–carbon bonds uses catalysts made of silicon and boron, which are abundant and inexpensive.
He helps people of all ages learn and appreciate the wonders of organic chemistry. Organic molecules are everywhere, including in food and medicine.
California Professor of the Year Neil Garg, who has been getting large numbers of UCLA students to love organic chemistry for years, has been selected as one of three finalists for the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching.
Modifying the structure of molybdenum trioxide could lead to laptop computers that fully charge in minutes, last for hours.
Chemical compound holds promise as cancer treatment with fewer side effects than traditional chemotherapy
The development of DZ-2384 by UCLA chemists led to an international research collaboration which found that the molecule appears to help fight several types of cancer.
UCLA is No. 2 among American public universities and No. 10 in the world, according to the U.S. News and World Report 2017 Best Global Universities rankings, published today.
Professor Neil Garg's online tutorials show how organic chemistry is connected to sports, health and even popular TV shows.
UCLA scientists and colleagues identify the structure of a molecule that kills mosquitoes carrying malaria. The findings are a step toward genetically engineering a toxin that would be lethal to species that carry other diseases.
Multicolored laser light could be used to cool atoms of hydrogen or carbon to nearly absolute zero, allowing scientists to study chemical reactions at the quantum scale.
The UCLA professor emeritus, who directed the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA, was honored with two others for designing and developing molecular machines.
The assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry was recognized as 'a path-paving young researcher using chemistry to solve global problems.'
Craig Merlic, an associate professor of chemistry at UCLA, has been committed to laboratory safety for three decades. He serves as the executive director of the UC Center for Laboratory Safety.
A Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Gelbart was honored with a special issue of the Journal of Physical Chemistry B, recognizing his far-reaching interests and contributions.
The first woman to be selected as chair of the department, Clarke has also served as vice chair for undergraduate education.
A professor of chemistry and biochemistry as well as materials science and engineering, Weiss will explore the development of wearable external and internal sensor arrays for personalized health monitoring.
A UCLA Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry, Merchant conducts research that is providing insights into the complex machinery of the cell.
The award recognizes Garg, professor and vice chair for education in the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, for his outstanding achievements in catalysis science.
A physical chemist who joined the faculty in 1948, Scott died on May 1. He was 94.
The award is presented to an outstanding organic chemist under the age of 45 who has demonstrated exceptional originality and impactful research.
Associate professor Anastassia Alexandrova of the department of chemistry and biochemistry has been honored with a 2016 Rising Star Award, which recognizes exceptional women chemists on a national level.
UCLA biochemists have devised a way to convert sugar into a variety of useful chemical compounds without using cells and that could lead to the production of biofuels and pharmaceuticals.
Chen is an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science.