Anna G. Wenzel

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Department: Chemistry
Office Address: Keck Science 213
Office Phone: (909) 607-0912
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Academic History

  • (2003-2006) NIH Postdoctoral Scholar; Caltech, Pasadena, CA
  • (1998-2003) Ph.D., M.A.; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • (1994-1998) B.S.; University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Personal Interests

Asymmetric Catalysis, Organometallic Chemistry, and Organic Synthesis

Selected Research and Publications

  • Wenzel, A. G.; Chatterjee, A. K.; Grubbs, R. H . (2006). Olefin Cross-Metathesis. Comprehensive Organometallic Chemistry III: Review of the Literature 1993-2005 Ojima, I.; Hiyama, T. (Eds.) Elsevier Ltd: Oxford : Vol. 11.
  • Wenzel, A. G.; Jacobsen, E. N . (2005). Asymmetric Catalysis in the Enantioselective Synthesis of Beta-Amino Acids. Enantioselective Synthesis of Beta-Amino Acids, 2nd Ed. Juaristi, E.; Soloshonok, V. A. (Eds.) WILEY-VCH: New York.
  • Wenzel, A. G.; Lalonde, M. P.; Jacobsen, E. N . (2003). Divergent Stereoinduction Mechanisms in Urea-Catalyzed Additions to Imines. Synlett : 1919-1922.
  • Wenzel, A. G.; Jacobsen, E. N . (2002). Asymmetric Catalytic Mannich Reactions Catalyzed by Urea Derivatives: Enantioselective Synthesis of Beta-Aryl-Beta-Amino Acids. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 124: 12964-12965.
  • O'Connor, J. M.; Chen, M.-C.; Fong, B. S.; Wenzel, A. G.; Gantzel, P. (1998). Conversion of a Metallacyclobutene to Cobalt-Allene Complexes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 120: 1100-1101.

Courses Taught

  • Chemistry 116, 116L (Fall)