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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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Nature Reviews Chemistry, 1, 0052

The Merger of Transition Metal and Photocatalysis

Ryan Evans

Dr. Megan Shaw

Patricia Zhang

Chip Le

Jack Twilton

Nature, 547, 79-83

Selective sp3 C–H Alkylation via Polarity-Match-Based Cross-Coupling

Ryan Evans

Dr. Yufan Liang

Chip Le


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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