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Dean J. Tantillo

Dean J. Tantillo

University of California at Davis

Dean Tantillo was born and raised in Quincy, Massachusetts. He received an A.B. degree in Chemistry in 1995 from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in 2000 from UCLA (under the direction of Ken Houk). After receiving his Ph.D., Dean moved to Cornell University where he did postdoctoral research with Roald Hoffmann. He joined the faculty at UC Davis in the summer of 2003 and has been there ever since. Research in Dean’s group is driven by puzzling mechanistic questions in the areas of biosynthesis, reactive intermediate chemistry, catalysis, organometallic chemistry, and stereoselective synthetic reactions. The primary tool used in the group’s research is modern quantum chemistry, but this is always employed with an eye towards designing new mechanistic experiments, new synthetic reactions and routes, and new organometallic catalysts. More information is available at the Tantillo group’s website:

Books by Dean J. Tantillo

Modern Physical Organic Chemistry, 2nd ed
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