John Nguyen assists the firm in pharmaceutical patent prosecution. His area of expertise is organic chemistry.

Prior to joining the firm, John obtained his PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Michigan. His postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology focuses on developing a novel palladium-catalyzed C–N cross coupling reaction for the synthesis of β-enamino esters, and adapting a series of batch reactions to a continuous manufacturing protocol to convert β-ketoesters to β-amino acids.

Prior to obtaining his PhD, John studied at Boston University, where he obtained his MA in organic chemistry and completed various teaching fellowships. His undergraduate studies were completed at the University of California at Irvine, where he obtained a degree in chemistry with a concentration in education.

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Fellowship
  • AstraZeneca Graduate Fellowship in Organic Chemistry
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Lambda Upsilon
  • Dean’s Honor List at University of California, Irvine

Blogs

July 30, 2018

BRI vs. Phillips Standard: “Treating” Definitions with Care



Scientific Publications

Jacob S. Kanady, John D. Nguyen, Joseph W. Ziller and Christopher D. Vanderwal. “Synthesis and Characterization of All Four Diastereomers of 3,4-Dichloro-2-pentanol, Motifs Relevant to the Chlorosulfolipids." J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 2175.

John D. Nguyen, Joseph W. Tucker, Marlena D. Konieczynska and Corey R. J. Stephenson. “Intermolecular Atom Transfer Radical Addition to Olefins Mediated by Oxidative Quenching of Photoredox Catalysts.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 4160.

Carl-Johan Wallentin, John D. Nguyen, Peter Finkbeiner and Corey R. J. Stephenson. “Visible Light-Mediated Atom Transfer Radical Addition via Oxidative and Reductive Quenching of Photocatalysts.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 8875.

John D. Nguyen, Erica M. D’Amato, Jagan M. R. Narayanam, and Corey R. J. Stephenson. “Engaging Unactivated Alkyl, Alkenyl and Aryl Iodides in Visible Light-Mediated Free Radical Reactions.” Nature Chem. 2012, 4, 854.

John D. Nguyen, Erica M. D’Amato, and Corey R. J. Stephenson. “Reduction of Alkenyl Halides to Alkenes, and of Aryl Halides and Related Compounds to Arenes,” in Comprehensive Organic Synthesis II; Paul Knochel and Gary A. Molander; Elsevier: Oxford, UK, 2014; 8: 1123-1142.

John D. Nguyen, Bryan S. Matsuura, and Corey R. J. Stephenson. “A Photochemical Strategy for Lignin Degradation at Room Temperature.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 1218.


John's interests include traveling, movies, games (card, board, and trivia), cooking, outdoor activities and exotic cuisines.

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John Nguyen assists the firm in pharmaceutical patent prosecution. His area of expertise is organic chemistry.

Prior to joining the firm, John obtained his PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Michigan. His postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology focuses on developing a novel palladium-catalyzed C–N cross coupling reaction for the synthesis of β-enamino esters, and adapting a series of batch reactions to a continuous manufacturing protocol to convert β-ketoesters to β-amino acids.

Prior to obtaining his PhD, John studied at Boston University, where he obtained his MA in organic chemistry and completed various teaching fellowships. His undergraduate studies were completed at the University of California at Irvine, where he obtained a degree in chemistry with a concentration in education.

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Fellowship
  • AstraZeneca Graduate Fellowship in Organic Chemistry
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Lambda Upsilon
  • Dean’s Honor List at University of California, Irvine

Scientific Publications

Jacob S. Kanady, John D. Nguyen, Joseph W. Ziller and Christopher D. Vanderwal. “Synthesis and Characterization of All Four Diastereomers of 3,4-Dichloro-2-pentanol, Motifs Relevant to the Chlorosulfolipids." J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 2175.

John D. Nguyen, Joseph W. Tucker, Marlena D. Konieczynska and Corey R. J. Stephenson. “Intermolecular Atom Transfer Radical Addition to Olefins Mediated by Oxidative Quenching of Photoredox Catalysts.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 4160.

Carl-Johan Wallentin, John D. Nguyen, Peter Finkbeiner and Corey R. J. Stephenson. “Visible Light-Mediated Atom Transfer Radical Addition via Oxidative and Reductive Quenching of Photocatalysts.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 8875.

John D. Nguyen, Erica M. D’Amato, Jagan M. R. Narayanam, and Corey R. J. Stephenson. “Engaging Unactivated Alkyl, Alkenyl and Aryl Iodides in Visible Light-Mediated Free Radical Reactions.” Nature Chem. 2012, 4, 854.

John D. Nguyen, Erica M. D’Amato, and Corey R. J. Stephenson. “Reduction of Alkenyl Halides to Alkenes, and of Aryl Halides and Related Compounds to Arenes,” in Comprehensive Organic Synthesis II; Paul Knochel and Gary A. Molander; Elsevier: Oxford, UK, 2014; 8: 1123-1142.

John D. Nguyen, Bryan S. Matsuura, and Corey R. J. Stephenson. “A Photochemical Strategy for Lignin Degradation at Room Temperature.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 1218.

Blogs

July 30, 2018

BRI vs. Phillips Standard: “Treating” Definitions with Care



John's interests include traveling, movies, games (card, board, and trivia), cooking, outdoor activities and exotic cuisines.