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BSc. Honours Chemistry, with distinction: University of British Columbia. 2009

PhD. Organic Chemistry: University of Alberta 2014


Leitch, D. C.; Payne, P. R.; Dunbar, C. R.; Schafer, L. L. "Broadening the Scope of Group 4 Hydroamination Catalysis using a Tethered Ureate Ligand" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 18246-18247.

Rueda-Becerril, M.; Leung, J. C. T.; Dunbar, C. R.; Sammis, G. M. "Alkoxy Radical Cyclizations onto Silyl Enol Ethers Relative to Alkene Cyclization, Hydrogen Atom Transfer, and Fragmentation Reactions" J. Org. Chem., 2011, 76, 7720-7729.

Wu, Y.-K.; Dunbar, C. R.; McDonald, R.; Ferguson, M.; West, F. G. "Experimental and Computational Studies on Interrupted Nazarov Reactions: Exploration of Umpolung Reactivity at the alpha-Carbon of Cyclopentanones" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 14903-14911.

Dunbar, C. R.; West, F. G. "Diastereoselective Alkylation of Substituted N-Alkylpiperidines" Can. J. Chem. 2015, 93, 468-476.



Christine Dunbar

Postdoctoral Researcher

149 Smith Hall

University of Minnesota
Department of Chemistry
F-14, 139 Smith Hall
207 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431

Phone: 612-624-1535
Fax: 612-626-7541

Email: crdunbar(at)