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Michael DeCastro, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Michael De Castro

Associate Professor
 Lupton Hall Room 216L


Seton Hall University. Ph.D.
Bloomfield College. B.S.


Joined FSC in 2009

Areas of Research and Teaching Expertise:

Teaching expertise: Organic Chemistry
Research: Organic Chemistry, Carbohydrate Synthesis, Glycobiology.

Previous Academic or Professional Positions:
Postdoctoral Associate: Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals (2008-2009).
Postdoctoral Associate:  University of Georgia-Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (2006-2008).
Ungerer and Company: Senior Research Scientist (2005-2008)
Hoffman-LaRoche Pharmaceuticals: Research Associate (2003-2005)


Luz M. Rosado.;Terence J. Meyerhoefer.; Saba, Ilyas.;Saquib M, Brett.;Lubabalao. Bululu.; Carla A. Martin.; Troy. Joseph.; Michael. De Castro. “Direct Coupling of Amides and Urea to Glycosyl Halides using Silver Triflate”.Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2016, 2778-2784.

Meyerhoefer, T.; Kershaw, S.; Eltayeb, S.; Caliendo, N.; Huang, V.; De Castro, M. “Synthesis of various N-glycosides using Glycal and N-trimethylsilyl reagents”. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2015, 2457-2462.

Gratia, S.; Vigneau, E.; Eltayeb, S.; Patel, K.; Meyerhoefer, T.; Kershaw, S.; Huang, V.; De Castro, M. “A facile preparation of various N-heterocycles using amides and olefins”. Tetrahedron Lett. 2014, 55, 448-452.

Reid, E.; Vigneau, E.; Gratia, S.; Marzabadi, C.; De Castro, M. “One Pot Synthesis of Novel N-Glycooxazolines, N-Glycoaminooxazolines and N-Glycothiazolines from Glycals”.  Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2012, 17, 3295-3303

De Castro, M.; Marzabadi, C. “Preparation and Reactions of Iodo Sugars”. Tetrahedron. 2010, 66, 3395-3404.


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