Haley Lab, University of Oregon

Welcome to the Haley Lab!

Recent Lab News

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

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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.

  • September 30, 2013
  • The new term is starting up in full swing. We welcome the Fall rotation students Daniel Seidenkranz and Keenan Woods to the lab!

  • July 7, 2013
  • The sensing subgroup presented their research at the annual ISMSC meeting in Arlington, VA. The group got together for a photo during the banquet:

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    Jun 14, 2013
  • The recent Org. Lett. publication (Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 1362–1365.) describing the first preparation of indeno[2,1-c]fluorene derivatives was featured in the latest issue of Synfacts! (doi:10.1055/s-0033-1338774)

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    Apr 15, 2013
  • Celebrating the group's beermat with Tom Hoye (Minnesota) and Peter Goelitz (editor of Angew. Chem.) at the New Orleans ACS meeting:

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    Mar 26, 2013
  • This is what happens when it's time for the undergrads to present and no-one coordinates whose job it is to pick up group meeting supplies


    Why our group meetings are pretty awesome!

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    Mar 18, 2013
  • The Haley lab was featured on AroundtheO, a University of Oregon newsletter, for their most recent Organic Letters publication.

  • Feb 8, 2013
  • This weekend is the Sunriver Organometallic Symposium, a great weekend filled with both chemistry and snow sports! A good chance to discuss some interesting science and have some fun in the snow in eastern oregon.

  • Feb 2, 2013
  • Haley Lab science goes big time - we've got our own beer coaster!

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    Angewandte Chemie is having its 125th birthday celebration in Berlin in March 2013. Out of the thousands upon thousands of journal covers, ours from 2002 was one of six that they chose to turn into a set of beer coasters which they will give to all attendees of the party.

    How awesome is that?!?!


    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.