Wisconsin Discovery Portal

Researcher: Jennifer Schomaker

[ printable ]
Areas of Expertise
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Chemical biology
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Materials chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Multi-component reactions for the formation of multiple carbon-heteroatom bonds
  • New metal complexes for the activation of nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide
  • Synthesis and use of unusually strained rings for activity-based protein profiling
  • Total synthesis of natural products
  • Simple hydrocarbons into more complex building blocks for synthesis
  • Catalyst development and optimization
  • Elucidation of reaction mechanisms
  • Applications of new methodologies to the synthesis of natural products and other useful molecules
  • Catalysts that can utilize environmentally friendly oxidants, such as oxygen and carbon dioxide
Web Site Jennifer Schomaker's Department of Chemistry Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Issued Patent(s)
  • 9,382,279 - Copper catalyzed halogenaton and reaction products, issued July 2016.
  • 9,221,842 - Bicyclic methylene aziridines and reactions thereof, issued December 2015.
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20160075668 - Bicyclic methylene aziridines and reactions thereof, published March 2016.
  • 20140371480 - Copper catalyzed halogenaton and reaction products, published December 2014.
  • 20130079511 - Bicyclic methylene aziridines and reactions thereof, published March 2013.
Recent Publication(s)
  • A general catalyst for site-selective c(sp(3))-h bond amination of activated secondary over tertiary alkyl c(sp(3))-h bonds. Scamp RJ, Jirak JG, Dolan NS, Guzei IA, Schomaker JM. Org Lett. 2016 Jun 17;18(12):3014-7. doi: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b01392. Epub 2016 May 26.

  • Ligand-controlled synthesis of azoles via IR-catalyzed reactions of sulfoxonium ylides with 2-amino heterocycles. Phelps AM, Chan VS, Napolitano JG, Krabbe SW, Schomaker JM, Shekhar S. J Org Chem. 2016 May 20;81(10):4158-69. doi: 10.1021/acs.joc.6b00497. Epub 2016 May 4.

  • Diastereoselective synthesis of the aminocyclitol core of jogyamycin via an allene aziridination strategy. Gerstner NC, Adams CS, Grigg RD, Tretbar M, Rigoli JW, Schomaker JM. Org Lett. 2016 Jan 15;18(2):284-7. doi: 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b03453. Epub 2016 Jan 7.

  • Oxidative allene amination for the synthesis of azetidin-3-ones. Burke EG, Schomaker JM. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2015 Oct 5;54(41):12097-101. doi: 10.1002/anie.201504723. Epub 2015 Aug 19.

View Jennifer Schomaker's publications here.
Recent Artistic Works
Research Tools
Research Facilities
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-265-2261
Current University UW–Madison
Department Chemistry
Title Associate Professor
Other Appointments
Address Line 1 8108 Chemistry Building
Address Line 2 1101 University Avenue
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree B.S., Saginaw State Valley University
Master's Degree M.S., Central Michigan University
PhD Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2006
Other Degrees
Technologies Available for Licensing