Massimiliano Lamberto, Postdoctoral Associate, NSF-NIRT Project

malamber@andromeda.rutgers.edu

 


Current projects

 

        Synthesis of functionalized molecular tripods for ultrafast interfacial electron transfer studies

 


Education and experience

2003                    Ph.D. in Chemistry, Combinatorial Centre of Excellence,  University of Southampton, U.K.

                             Thiol-Mediated Radical Cyclisations of Isocyanides: Synthesis of N-Heterocycles.

                             Supervisor: Prof. Jeremy D. Kilburn

 

1992                    Laurea (M.S.) in Chemistry, First Class Honors,  University of Messina, Messina, Italy.

                              Fast Atom Bombardment Mass Spectrometry of Triacylglycerols in commercial edible oils.

                             Supervisor: Prof. M. Saitta

 

2003-2004          Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemistry, New York University, New York, U.S.A.

                             Stabilization of peptide secondary structures employing a novel intramolecular Wittig and Horner-Wadsworth-

                             Emmons strategy.  Synthesis of novel 1,2,4 and 1,2,3-Triazole based oligomers.

 

2002                    Industrial Internship, GlaxoSmithKline, High Throughput Chemistry Laboratory,  Harlow, UK.

                             Application of microwave flash-heating technology to heterocyclic chemistry.  Synthesis of a library of pyrrolines

                             and pyroglutamates.

 

 

 


 

Selected publications:

 

Lamberto, M.; Corbett, D. F.; Kilburn J. D. Thiol Mediated Free Radical Cyclisations of Isocyanides on Solid Support. Tetrahedron Letters, 2004, submitted.

 

Lamberto, M.; Corbett, D. F.; Kilburn J. D. Microwave assisted free radical cyclisation of alkenyl and alkynyl isocyanides with thiols. Tet. Lett., 2003, 44, 7, 1347-1349.

 

Lamberto, M.; Ackman, R. G. Positional isomerization of trans-3-hexadecenoic acid employing 2-amino-2-propanol as a derivatizing agent for ethylenic bond location by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. Anal. Biochem., 1995, 230, 2, 224-228.

 

Lamberto, M.; Saitta, M. Principal component analysis in fast atom bombardment mass spectrometry of triacylglycerols in edible oils. J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc., 1995, 72, 8, 867-871.

 

Lamberto, M.; Ackman, R. G. Confirmation by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry of two unusual trans-3-monoethylenic fatty acids from the Nova Scotian seaweeds Palmaria palmata and Chondrus crispus. Lipids, 1994, 29, 6, 441-444.