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Nathaniel S. Finney——Professor

Nationality:
USA
Phone:
022-27401021
Email:
nfinney@tju.edu.cn
Office:
Room C505, Building 24, Tianjin University
School:
School of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology
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Education Experience
1993 Ph. D. California Institute of Technology, USA
1993 Postdoctoral Harvard University, MA, USA
Professional Experience
2012-2014 Senior Lecturer North Carolina State University
2015- Professor Tianjin university
2004-2012 Chemical Advisor University of Zurich
Research Area

The research of the Finney group focuses on the use of fluorescent probes to indicate the presence of important ions and small molecules. Analytes of interest range from toxicologically and biologically relevant metal ions to intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) to explosives to chemical warfare agents. Our work combines organic synthesis and spectroscopy with biological and environmental science, producing results that no one field can lay claim to. Fundamental work on the design of new fluorophores and conjugated π-systems is also of great interest.

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Honors and Awards
Patents
Vonlanthen, M.; Connelly, C. M.; Deiters, A.; Linden, A.; Finney, N.S. Thiourea-based fluorescent chemosensors for aqueous metal ion detection and cellular imaging. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79, 6054.
Kathayat, R. S.; Finney, N. S. Sulfoxides as response elements for fluorescent chemosensors. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 12612.
Vonlanthen, M.; Finney, N. S. Thioureas as reporting elements for metal-responsive fluorescent chemosensors. J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 3980.
Rocha, S.; Finney, N. S. Synthesis and evaluation of 2,5-linked pyridine-thiophene oligomers. Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 2598.
Malashikhin, S.; Baldridge, K. K.; Finney, N. S. Efficient discovery of fluorescent chemosensors based on a biarylpyridine scaffold. Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 1240.
Highlighted Publications
Malashikhin, S.; Baldridge, K. K.; Finney, N. S. Efficient discovery of fluorescent chemosensors based on a biarylpyridine scaffold. Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 1240.
Rocha, S.; Finney, N. S. Synthesis and evaluation of 2,5-linked pyridine-thiophene oligomers. Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 2598.
Vonlanthen, M.; Finney, N. S. Thioureas as reporting elements for metal-responsive fluorescent chemosensors. J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 3980.
Kathayat, R. S.; Finney, N. S. Sulfoxides as response elements for fluorescent chemosensors. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 12612.
Vonlanthen, M.; Connelly, C. M.; Deiters, A.; Linden, A.; Finney, N.S. Thiourea-based fluorescent chemosensors for aqueous metal ion detection and cellular imaging. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79, 6054.
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