Mark Gandelman

Mark Gandelman

Associate Professor

Organic/Organometallic Chemistry. Catalysis

Development of new broadly effective versatile catalytic methods of practical and fundamental interest for organic synthesis. Demonstration of capacity of the invented methodologies to rapidly develop molecular complexity in the efficient syntheses of biologically and pharmacologically important compounds.· Bio-inspired design, discovery and studies of novel catalytic systems for asymmetric synthesis:· Development of novel DNA-based approaches for asymmetric induction during the course of chemical transformation.· Discovery of practically and conceptually useful metal-free organic catalysts for asymmetric reactions. Exploration of the molecular recognition events for further control of selectivity.· Rapid and efficient non-covalent synthesis of chiral homo- and hetero-bidentate ligand libraries for asymmetric catalysis.· Selective carbon-hydrogen bond activation and catalytic functionalization of hydrocarbons by soluble transition-metal-based systems. Mechanistic studies of intimate steps of these processes.

Post doc: Rothschild Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, 2003-2005

Ph.D: Weizmann Institute of Science,

Curriculum Vitae


1998 Award of Scientific Excellence, IDF

1999 Engineering Medal, IDF

2001 Distinction Award, Weizmann Institute of Science

2002 Outstanding Student Award of the International Precious

Metals Institute


2003 Rothschild Fellowship for postdoctoral studies -: CLEANED :-

2004 The Dean’s Prize for Ph.D. Students

2005 Coleman-Cohen Academic Lectureship

2005 Fellow of the Caesarea Fund

2009 Alfred & Yehuda Weissman Award for Excellence in Teaching

2010 Junior Scientists Participation (JSP) Fellowship. “Burgenstock” Conference.

2011 Friedenberg Prize, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities

1. E. M. Schuster, M. Batushansky, M. Gandelman “Pincer Click Ligands”

Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 4555.

2. E.M. Schuster, M. Botoshansky, M. Gandelman “Vesitile, Selective, and
Switchable Coordination Modes of Pincer Click Ligands”
Organometallics, 2009, 28, 7001.

3. E. Slutsky-Smith, G. Molev, M. Botoshansky, M. Gandelman “Modifiable
bidentate systems via N-C rearrangement in triazoles”
Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 319 (invited themed issue “Emerging Investigators”)

4. Y. Tulchinsky, M. Iron, M. Botoshansky, M. Gandelman “Nitrenium Cations as
Ligands for Transition Metals”
Nature Chem. 2011, 5, 525 (selected for a cover page of July issue). Highlighted
in Chemical & Engineering News 2011, 89, 26; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 50, 2011;
ChemViews Magazine (Wiley-VCH), July 22, 2011.

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Alexander Artaryan 528 5956
Shoval Meidan Shani 555 5951
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 Kseniya Kulbitski

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Prasenjit Saha 528 5956
Sekarpandi Sakthivel 528 3015
Heroot Levy 528
Victoria Bloch 528
Yuri Tulchinsky 528
Andrii Varenikov 528
Asaf Hassin 528
Idan Avigdori 528