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The Macmillan Group

Innovation in organic chemistry through the development of general catalysis concepts and their application to complex targets.


The pursuit of new concepts in catalysis, exemplified by organocatalysis, cascade, synergistic, and photoredox catalysis. The application of unique methodologies to the total synthesis of natural products and pharmaceuticals.

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Recent Publications

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Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Early View

Sulfonamidation of Aryl and Heteroaryl Halides through Photosensitized Nickel Catalysis

Stefan McCarver

JACS, 140, 3322

Spin-Center Shift-Enabled Direct Enantioselective α-Benzylation of Aldehydes with Alcohols

Dr. Eric Nacsa


Harnessing visible light energy to discover and invent new reactivity paradigms.

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Dave Macmillan

Dave started his independent career in 1998 at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2000, he moved to the California Institute of Technology.

In 2006, Dave was named the A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University. From 2010-2015, Dave served as the Chair of the Chemistry Department at Princeton.

He is currently the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University.

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