Haley Lab, University of Oregon

Welcome to the Haley Lab!

Recent Lab News

June 26th, 2014
  • Brad Rose and Gabe Rudebusch each recently published full papers:

    Experimental and Computational Studies of the Neutral and Reduced States of Indeno[1,2-b]fluorene.

    Quinoidal diindenothienoacenes: Synthesis and properties of new functional organic materials.

    Congrats guys!

    May 27th, 2014
  • The Haley Lab congratulates its newest Ph.D., Dr. Brad Rose! Have fun at KAUST!

  • February 28, 2014
  • The Haley Lab welcomes its newest member......
    oh wait, nevermind, Jon got a haircut!

  • ACS meeting
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    December 18, 2013
  • Mike has been appointed as the Richard M. and Patrica H. Noyes Professor of Chemistry at UO! Congratulations!!!

  • December 11, 2013
  • Congratulations to the Boss!
    Mike is now a member of the joint Editorial Advisory Board for the journals Synthesis and Synlett.



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    The Haley lab is currently interested in the application of conjugated organic molecules toward various avenues:

  • Formally anti-aromatic, fully conjugated indenofluorene scaffolds are being explored as potential materials for organic electronics due to their ability to easily and reversibly accept electrons, in addition to fundamental exploration of these closed-shell antiaromatic moieties.

  • Conjugated aryl-ethynyl systems are being investigated for use in the sensing of various biologically/environmentally relevant phenomena, utilizing the inherent fluorescence of such systems to selectively sense or detect the presence of certain anions or potential gradients. This project is part of a collaboration with Darren Johnson.

  • The synthetic expertise of the Haley lab is being applied toward the synthesis and SAR studies of a family of compounds related to the known pharmaceutical compound, pentamidine, for treatment and study of myotonic dystrophy. The assay work is performed by another lab within the Institute of Molecular Biology here at the University of Oregon, as a collaboration with Andy Berglund.