P.O. Box 3065
Department of Chemistry Victoria, B.C., Canada
V8W 3V6

Dr. Peter C. Wan


B.Sc. 1979, Ph.D. 1983, University of Toronto
NSERC Post-doctoral Fellowship (Columbia University, 1983-84)
NSERC University Research Fellowship (University of Victoria, 1984)
CIC Fellow (1995); Merck Frosst Centre for Therapeutic Research Lecture Award (1995).

Tel (250) 721-8976

Organic synthesis; synthesis of pharmaceutical intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs); mechanistic organic photochemistry; excited state intramolecular proton transfer (ESIPT).

In collaboration with Pharmaster Laboratories Ltd (Pharmaster.ca) we are developing new routes to compounds of interest in the pharmaceutical industry.  This includes important pharmaceutical intermediates, APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredients), and related compounds.  New and classical synthetic methods, including photochemical pathways, are explored and utilized. 

Past research from the Wan group has focused on mechanistic organic photochemistry, in particular, excited state proton transfer, and formation and chemistry of quinone methides, carbocations, and carbanions.

(Dr. Wan is no longer accepting graduate students.  Undergraduate students are welcome to carry out research under Chem 398.  Contact Dr. Wan for possible openings)

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