Welcome to the Malapit Group

organic synthesis  |  organometallic chemistry  |  electrochemistry  |  catalysis


The Malapit lab is Northwestern's newest synthetic chemistry research group.

We utilize a multidisciplinary approach using the concepts of organic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, and electrochemistry towards the (a) discovery of new reactions and understanding their mechanisms, (b) development of sustainable catalytic transformations, and (c) design of new molecules for medicine, agriculture, and energy storage.

News and Events


April 2021

Christian accepts Assistant Professor of Chemistry position at Northwestern University!


June 2021

Renovation of the Malapit labs begins — in collaboration with Flad Architects.

Latest Publications

Mediated electrochemical selective C–H oxidation

 Herein we present a rationally designed platform that provides a step toward this challenge using N-ammonium ylides as electrochemically driven oxidants for site-specific, chemoselective C(sp3)–H oxidation. 

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J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 7859.