Chemistry Faculty

Barry Snider

Barry Snider

Charles A. Breskin Professor of Organic Chemistry and Department Chair



Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


Contact Information

781-736-2550
781-736-2516 FAX
snider@brandeis.edu


Office

Edison-Lecks 225


Mailing Address

Barry Snider
Brandeis University
MS 015
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02454-9110


Degrees

Columbia University, Postdoc
Harvard University, Ph.D.
University of Michigan, B. Sc. Chem.


Profile

Development of new synthetic methods. Mechanisms of synthetically important reactions. Total synthesis of natural products.

I work on the development of new methods for the construction of highly functionalized organic molecules and the synthesis of natural products, which often have useful drug-like activity but are often not available in sufficient quantity from the plants and animals that produce them. A large number of the drugs currently in use, including the statins, most antibiotics and many cancer drugs are either natural products or derived from them. Thus this chemistry is closely related to work that is done in the pharmaceutical industry.

Selected Publications

Zhou, Q.; Snider, B. B. "Synthesis of Phantasmidine" Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 526–529.

Lin, H.-Y.; Snider, B. B. "Synthesis of (±)-7-Hydroxylycopodine" Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 1234–1237.

For a complete list of publications, see the complete Curriculum Vitae (PDF).