Seidel, Daniel

Position: 
Associate Professor

Daniel Seidel

Phone: 848-445-6921

E-mail: E-mail

FAX: 732-445-5312

Office: Wright Rieman Labs 159

Mail: Chemistry & Chemical Biology, 610 Taylor Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Education Links
  • Diplom 1998, Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena, Germany
  • Ph.D. 2002, University of Texas at Austin
  • Ernst Schering Postdoctoral Fellow 2002-2005, Harvard University

Awards & Honors

  • 2011 Amgen Young Investigator Award
  • 2011 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship
  • 2011 SAS Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education
  • 2011 Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence
  • 2011 Presidential Fellowship for Teaching Excellence
  • 2009 Synthesis-Synlett Journal Award for Promising Young Professors
  • 2006–current J.L.R. Morgan Chair of Synthetic Chemistry
  • 2002—2004 Ernst Schering Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2001—2002 Dorothy A. Banks Fellowship
  • 2001 University Co-op Award for Research Excellence
  • 2001 Welch Academic Excellence Award

Research Summary

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Publications

  • “o-Aminobenzaldehyde, Redox-Neutral Aminal Formation and Synthesis of Deoxyvasicinone.” Chen Zhang, Chandra Kanta De and Daniel Seidel, invited contribution, Org. Synth., accepted for checking.
  • “Gadolinium triflate.” Deepankar Das and Daniel Seidel, invited contribution, Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, in press.
  • “Redox Neutral Indole Annulation Cascades.” Michael Haibach, Indubhusan Deb, Chandra Kanta De and Daniel Seidel, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, ASAP. PDF
  • “Redox Isomerization via Azomethine Ylide Intermediates: N-Alkyl Indoles From Indolines.” Indubhusan Deb, Deepankar Das and Daniel Seidel Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 812–815. PDF
  • “Azomethine Ylide Annulations: Facile Access to Polycyclic Ring Systems.” Chen Zhang, Deepankar Das and Daniel Seidel Chem. Sci. 2011, 2, 233–236. PDF
  • “Catalytic Enantioselective Friedländer Condensations: Facile Access to Quinolines with Remote Stereogenic Centers.” Le Li and Daniel Seidel Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 5064–5067. PDF
  • “Merging Nucleophilic and Hydrogen Bonding Catalysis: An Anion Binding Approach to the Kinetic Resolution of Propargylic Amines.” Eric G. Klauber, Chandra Kanta De, Tejas K. Shah and Daniel Seidel J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 13624. PDF (This paper was listed as one of the journal’s Top 20 most downloaded papers in September of 2010)
  • Invited book review: “Cinchona Alkaloids in Synthesis & Catalysis: Ligands, Immobilization and Organocatalysis.” Daniel Seidel, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 8224. PDF
  • “Catalytic Enantioselective Aldol Additions of α-Isothiocyanato Imides to α-Ketoesters.” Matthew K. Vecchione, Le Li and Daniel Seidel, Chem. Commun. 2010, 4604–4606. PDF
  • “Retro-Claisen Condensation vs. Pyrrole Formation in Reactions of Amines and 1,3-Diketones.” Indubhusan Deb and Daniel Seidel, Tetrahedron Lett. 2010, 51, 2945–2947. PDF
  • “Nontraditional Reactions of Azomethine Ylides: Decarboxylative Three-Component Couplings of α-Amino Acids.” Chen Zhang and Daniel Seidel, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 1798–1799. PDF
    (This paper was listed as one of the journal’s Top 20 most downloaded papers in January of 2010)
  • “Merging Nucleophilic and Hydrogen Bonding Catalysis: An Anion Binding Approach to the Kinetic Resolution of Amines.” Chandra Kanta De, Eric G. Klauber and Daniel Seidel, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 17060–17061. PDF C&E NEWS SYNFACTS (This paper was listed as one of the journal’s Top 20 most downloaded papers in November of 2009)
  • “Facile Synthesis of a Chiral Urea Bridged Bisoxazoline Ligand and Structural Characterization of its Bis-Copper(II)-Chloride Complex” Rudrajit Mal, Nisha Mittal, Thomas J. Emge and Daniel Seidel, Chem. Commun. 2009, 7309–7311. PDF
  • “Catalytic Enantioselective Intramolecular Redox Reactions: Ring-Fused Tetrahydroquinolines.” Sandip Murarka, Indubhusan Deb, Chen Zhang and Daniel Seidel, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 13226–13227. PDF SYNSTORY SYNFACTS
  • “Catalytic Enantioselective Synthesis of α,β-Diamino Acid Derivatives.” Le Li, Madhu Ganesh and Daniel Seidel, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 11648–11649. PDF SYNFACTS JACS SELECT issue 7
  • “Lewis Acid Catalyzed Formation of Tetrahydroquinolines via an Intramolecular Redox Process.” Sandip Murarka, Chen Zhang, Marlena D. Konieczynska and Daniel Seidel, Org. Lett. 2009, 11, 129–132. PDF SYNFACTS
  • “Facile Formation of Cyclic Aminals Through a Brønsted Acid Promoted Redox Process.” Chen Zhang, Sandip Murarka and Daniel Seidel, J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 419–422. PDF
  • “Catalytic Enantioselective Additions of Indoles to Nitroalkenes.” Madhu Ganesh and Daniel Seidel, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 16464–16465. PDF SYNFACTS
  • “Catalytic Enantioselective Aldol Additions of α-Isothiocyanato Imides to Aldehydes.” Le Li, Eric G. Klauber and Daniel Seidel, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 12248–12249. PDF “SYNFACT of the month,” November 2008
  • “α-Amination of Nitrogen Heterocycles: Ring Fused Aminals.” Chen Zhang, Chandra Kanta De, Rudrajit Mal and Daniel Seidel, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 416–417. PDF

Research Area(s): 
Organic Chemistry