Katherine Niccole Fuhr

Graduate Student

The oxabicyclooctane structure is a motif found in numerous anti-cancer molecule. A common way of generating these motifs is by using cycloaddition reactions. We have designed a novel cycloaddition reaction that uses an asymmetric organic molecule to catalyze the reaction. The result is an oxabicyclooctane derivative that can be used in the application of potential anti-cancer compounds.