Dr. Elijah J. St Germain

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Ph.D. Florida Atlantic University, 2018
Office: PS 333
Phone: (954) 592-6576
Email: estgerma@fau.edu

Research Interests

  • Mechanistic investigation of 5-endo-dig cyclizations catalyzed by tetraalkylammonium salts
  • Diastereomeric induction in reactions of substituted allenoates and synthesis of bicyclic medicinal compounds
  • Development of teaching innovations and delivery models for undergraduate organic chemistry

Recent Publications

Bollinger, W. L.; St. Germain, E. J.; Maki, S. L.; Sial, N. K.; Lepore, S. D.; Dawson-Scully, (2019) ACS Chemical Neuroscience, 10(1), 221-225.

St. Germain, E. J., Horowitz, A., Rucco, D., Rezler, E., Lepore, S. D. (2017) A Teaching Experiment to Elucidate a Cation-π Effect in an Alkyne Cycloaddition Reaction and Illustrate Hypothesis Driven Design of Experiments The Journal of Chemical Education 94(2), 240-243.

Nagy, E., St. Germain, E. S., Cosme, P., Maity, P., Terentis, A. C., & Lepore, S. D. (2016). Ammonium catalyzed cyclitive additions: evidence for a cation–π interaction with alkynes. Chemical Communications, 52(11), 2311-2313.

Bhat, B. A., Maki, S. L., St. Germain, E. J., Maity, P., & Lepore, S. D. (2014). Annulation Reactions of Allenyl Esters: An Approach to Bicyclic Diones and Medium-Sized Rings. The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 79(19), 9402-9407.