Dr. Salvatore Lepore

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Ph.D., Purdue University

Contact Information
Office: SE 136
Phone: (561) 297-0330
Email: slepore@fau.edu

Lab: http://cescos.fau.edu/lepore/index.html


Research Interests

Our research program is divided into two main areas: the development of new organic reactions to facilitate the synthesis of therapeutically important compounds; and, the design and implementation of ultrafast radiolabeling methods for applications in positron emission tomography (PET).

Recent Publications

• Roy, A.; Bhat, B. A.; Lepore, S. D. Asymmetric Protonation of Cumulenolates: Synthesis of Allenyl Aldehydes Facilitated by an Organomanganese Auxiliary. Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 1230.

• Nagy, E.; St.Germain, E.; Cosme, P.; Maity, P.; Terentis, A. C.; Lepore, S. D. Ammonium Catalyzed Cyclitive Additions: Evidence for a Cation-π Interaction with Alkynes. ChemComm 2016, 52, 2311.

• Roy, A.; Bhat, B. A.; Lepore, S. D. Organo-Manganese η2-Auxiliary Directed Reactions: A Diastereoselective Approach to 2,3-Allenols. Org. Lett. 2015, 17, 900.

• Al-huniti, M. H.; Lepore, S. D. Zinc(II) Catalyzed Conversion of Alkynes to Vinyl Triflates in the Presence of Silyl Triflates. Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 4154.

• Bhat, B. A.; Maki, S. L.; St.Germain, E. J.; Maity, P.; Lepore, S. D. Annulation Reactions of Allenyl Esters: an Approach to Bicyclic Diones and Medium-Sized Rings. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79, 9402.

Awards and Recognition 

•   University of Rome (La Sapienza) Visiting Professor Fellowship (Fall 2015)

•   FAU College of Science Full Professor Researcher of the Year Award (2012)

•   FAU College of Science Associate Professor Researcher of the Year (2011)

•   FAU Distinguished Science Teacher of the Year (2009 & 2003)

•   FAU Researcher of the Year (2006) 

Other Information

•   Associate Editor - Perspectives in Medicinal Chemistry (Libertas Academica) Open access journal.  2006 - Present

•   Grant Reviewer:  Ad-Hoc National Institutes of Health, SBC-A Study Section

•   Scientific Advisory Board Member - CHS Pharma

•   Consultant for various law firms

•   Consultant for ASE Pharmaceuticals, Florida Crystals, Sunol Biomolecular, Unison Pharmaceuticals, and Xcovery.  2003 – Present

•   Chief Scientist, Custom Synthesis Incorporated (an FAU spin-out company).  2004 – 2006.

•   Chemical Engineer – Delta Environmental Consultants (now Antea USA) Tampa, FL 1991 - 1993.