Department Faculty

Joseph Konopelski
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences
  • Department
    • Chemistry & Biochemistry Department
  • Phone
    831-459-4676
  • Email
  • Office Location Physical Sciences Bldg 344
  • Mail Stop Chemistry
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Chemistry

Summary of Expertise

Synthetic organic chemistry; heterocyclic chemistry, bioorganic chemistry

Biography, Education and Training

B.A., M.A., Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D., Stanford University

Selected Publications

 

73.          Curzon, S. S.; Garcia, J. M.; Konopelski, J. P., “Total synthesis of nominal cyclocinamide B and investigation into the identity of the cyclocinamides,” Tetrahedron Lett. 2014, 56, 2991-2994. (invited paper)

 

72.          Hewitt, W. M.; Egger, M.; Zuckerman, N. B.; Konopelski, J. P., “Preparation of fused b-lactams through Weinreb amide a-anions,” Tetrahedron 2014, 70, 5283-5290.

 

71.          Kang, X.; Li, X.; Hewitt, W. M.; Zuckerman, N. B.; Konopelski, J. P., Chen, S., “Manipulation of Intraparticle Charge Delocalization by Selective Complexation of Transition-Metal Ions with Histidine Moieties,” Anal. Chem. 2012, 84, 2025-2030.

 

70.          Zuckerman, N. B.; Kang, X.; Chen, S.; Konopelski, J. P., “Synthesis of a ferrocene-functionalized unsymmetrical benzo[b]thienyl-thienylethene photoswitch with a cyclopentene core,” Tetrahedron Lett. 2013, 54, 1482-1485.

 

69.          Garcia, J. M.; Curzon, S. S.; Watts, K. R.; Konopelski, J. P., “Total Synthesis of Nominal (11S)- and (11R)-Cyclocinamide A,” Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 2054-2057.

 

68.          Zuckerman, N. B.; Myers, A. S.; Quan, T. K.; Bray, W. M.; Lokey, R. S.; Hartzog, G. A.; Konopelski, J. P., “Structural Determination of NSC 670224, Synthesis of Analogues and Biological Evaluation,” ChemMedChem 2012, 7, 761-765.

 

67.           Kang, X.; Zuckerman, N. B.; Konopelski, J. P.; Chen, S., “Alkyne-Functionalized Ruthenium Nanoparticles: Ruthenium-Vinylidene Bonds at the Metal-Ligand Interface,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 1412-1415.

 

66.           Kang, X.; Chen, W.; Zuckerman, N. B.; Konopelski, J. P.; Chen, S., “Intraparticle Charge Delocalization of Carbene-Functionalized Ruthenium Nanoparticles Manipulated by Selective Ion Binding,” Langmuir 2011, 27, 12636–12641.

 

65.           Song, Y.; Kang, X.; Zuckerman, N. B.; Konopelski, J. P.; Chen, S., “Ferrocene-functionalized Carbon Nanoparticles,” Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 1984-1989. DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00953A

 

64.           Kang, X.; Zuckerman, N. B.; Konopelski, J. P.; Chen, S., “Alkyne-Stabilized Ruthenium Nanoparticles: Manipulation of Intraparticle Charge Delocalization by Nanoparticle Charge States,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 9496-9499.

 

63.           Chen, W.; Zuckerman, N. B.; Kang, X.; Ghosh, D.; Konopelski, J. P.; Chen, S., “Alkyne-Protected Ruthenium Nanoparticles,” J. Phys. Chem. C 2010, 114, 18146-18152.

 

62.           Mimieux Vaske, Y. S.; Mahoney, M. E.; Konopelski, J. P.; Rogow, D. L.; McDonald, W. J., “Enantiomerically Pure trans-b-Lactams from a-Amino Acids via Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) Continuous Flow Photolysis,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 11379-11385.

 

61.           Ding, F.; Wang, H.; Wu, Q.; Van Voorhis, T.; Chen, S.; Konopelski, J. P., “Computational Study of Bridge-Assisted-Assisted Intervalence Electron Transfer,” J. Phys. Chem. A 2010, 114, 6039-6046.

 

60.           Chen, W.; Zuckerman, N. B.; Konopelski, J. P.; Chen, S., “Pyrene-Functionalized Ruthenium Nanoparticles as Effective Chemosensors for Nitroaromatic Derivatives,” Anal. Chem. 2010, 82, 461–465.

 

59.           Mahoney, M. E.; Oliver, A.; Einarsdóttir, O.; Konopelski, J. P., “Synthesis of a Cyclic Pentapeptide Mimic of the Active Site His-Tyr Cofactor of Cytochrome c Oxidase,” J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 8212-8218.

 

58.           Chen, W.; Zuckerman, N. B.; Lewis, J. W.; Konopelski, J. P.; Chen, S., “Pyrene-Functionalized Ruthenium Nanoparticles: Novel Fluorescence Characteristics from Intraparticle Extended Conjugation,” J. Phys. Chem. C 2009, 113, 16988-16995.

 

57.           Brown, L. E.; Landaverry, Y. R.; Davies, J. R.; Milinkevich, K. A.; Ast, S. Carlson, J. S.; Oliver, A. G.; Konopelski, J. P., “Progress toward the Total Synthesis of Psymberin/Irciniastatin A,” J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 5405-5410.

 

56.          Chen, W.; Brown, L. E.; Konopelski, J. P.; Chen, S., “Intervalence Transfer of Ferrocene Moieties Adsorbed on Electrode Surfaces by a Conjugated Linkage,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 2009, 471, 283-285.

 

55.    Offenbacher, A.; White, K. N.; Sen, I.; Oliver, A. G.; Konopelski, J. P.; Barry, B. A.; Einarsdóttir, O., “A Spectroscopic Investigation of a Tridentate
Cu-Complex Mimicking the Tyrosine-Histidine Cross-link of Cytochrome c Oxidase,” J. Phys. Chem. B 2009, 113, 7407-7417.

 

54.          Pradhan, S.; Brown, L. E.; Konopelski, J. P.; Chen, S., “Janus nanoparticles: reaction dynamics and NOESY characterization,” J. Nanopart. Res. 2009, 11, 1895-1903.