Ryan Van Hoveln

Ryan Van Hoveln

Assistant Professor
Organic Chemistry

B.S., 2010,  Bradley University
Ph.D., 2015, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Teaching Award
2018 CAS Educational Excellence Award

Office: S-051F
Phone: (812) 237-2182
E-mail: ryan.vanhoveln@indstate.edu

Research Interests

Dr. Van Hoveln is interested in the chemistry of organometallic complexes and their use as catalysts for new organic transformations. More specifically, his research focuses on using inexpensive and benign first row transition metals rather than the precious metals that are typically used in catalysis. Current work focuses on using copper to incorporate boranes and silanes into organic molecules which can be used as intermediate functional groups for further reactivity. Work in his lab involves learning a number of traditional organic techniques including handling pyrophoric reagents, performing reactions under an inert atmosphere, and using an NMR spectrometer.

Selected Publications

McCarty, B. J.; Thomas, B. M.; Zeller, M.; Van Hoveln, R. Synthesis of a Copper Silyl Complex by Disilane Activation. Organometallics 2018, 37, 2937-2940.

Schmid, S. C.; Van Hoveln, R.; Rigoli, J. W.; Schomaker, J. M. Development of N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Copper Complexes for 1,3-Halogen Migration Organometallics 2015, 34, 4164-4173.

Van Hoveln, R.; Hudson, B. M.; Wedler, H. B.; Bates, D. M.; Le Gros, G.; Tantillo, D. J.; Schomaker, J. M. Mechanistic Studies of Copper(I)-Catalyzed 1,3-Halogen Migration J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 5346-5354.

Van Hoveln, R. J.; Schmid, S. C.; Tretbar, M.; Buttke, C. T.; Schomaker, J. M. Formal Asymmetric Hydrobromination of Styrenes via Copper-Catalyzed 1,3-Halogen Migration Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 4763-4767.

Grigg, R. D.; Van Hoveln, R.; Schomaker, J. M. Copper-Catalyzed Recycling of Halogen Activating Groups via 1,3-Halogen Migration J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 16131-16134.

Contact Information
Jennifer Inlow, Chairperson

Department of Chemistry and Physics
600 Chestnut Street
Science Building, Room 035
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809

Office: Science 035
Phone: 812-237-2239
Fax: 812-237-2232

Office: Science 165
Phone: 812-237-2239
Fax: 812-237-4396

Office Hours
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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