Albert Russell, Ph D. 

Associate Professor and Interim Head, Chemistry
College of Arts & Sciences
Phone: 334-727-8876
Office: Carver Hall Rm 40

B.S., Alabama State University, 1998
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003

Synthetic organic chemistry methodology, Organocatalyzed reactions, Asymmetric Catalysis


Refereed journal articles
"Efficient Lewis Acid Catalyzed Cannizzarro Reaction" Russell, A.E.; Miller, S.P.; Morken, J.P. Journal of Organic Chemistry 2000, 65, 8381.
Investigation of the Rh-Catalyzed Asymmetric Reductive Aldol Reaction. Expanded Scope Based on a Mechanistic Hypothesis." Russell, A.E.; Fuller, N.O.; Taylor, S.J.; Aurisset, P.; Morken, J.P. Organic Letters 2004, 6, 2309.
"Divergence of Carbonyl Ylide Reactions as a Function of Diazocarbonyl Compound and Aldehyde Substituent- Dioxolanes, Dioxolenes, and Epoxides" Russell, A.E.; Brekan, J.; Gronenberg, L.; Doyle, M.P. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2004, 69, 5269.
"Catalytic Addition Methods for the Synthesis of Functionalized Diazoacetates and Application to the Construction of Highly Substituted Cyclobutanones" Doyle, M.P.; Kundu, K.; Russell, A.E. Organic Letters 2005, 7, 5171.
Non-refereed articles
"(S,S)-Me-DuPhos and (R,R)-Me-DuPhos" Morken, J.P.; Russell A.E.; Taylor, S.J. in Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis. Paquette, L.A., Ed; Wiley: New York, 2001.
"Rh2(5R-MEPY)4 and Rh2(5S-MEPY)4" Doyle, M.P.; Russell A.E.; in Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis. Paquette, L.A., Ed; Wiley: New York, 2005.
"Rh2(5R-MEOX)4 and Rh2(5S-MEOX)4" Doyle, M.P.; Kundu, K.; Russell A.E.; in Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis. Paquette, L.A., Ed; Wiley: New York, 2005.

Chem 231- General Chemistry I Fall ‘05
Chem 321- Organic Chemistry II Fall ‘05
Chem 322- Organic Chemistry I Lab Fall ‘05
Chem 320- Organic Chemistry I Spring ‘06
Chem 233- General Chemistry I Spring ‘06
Chem 323- Organic Chemistry II Lab Spring ‘06

Advisor, Tuskegee University National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) Chapter
Co-advisor, Tuskegee University Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Chapter
Merck-United Negro College Fund Scholarship Administrator- Tuskegee University- Fall ’05- Present

Participant, Quality in Education for Minorities (QEM) Career Workshop, February 2006
Judge, J.F. Drake Middle School Black History Knowledge Bowl 2006
Judge, Halcyon Elementary School Science Fair 2005
Guest Speaker, First Baptist Church of Highland Park Baccalaureate Service, 2005
Invited speaker: "The Challenges of Graduate School: Expect the Unexpected" Tuskegee University, June 10th 2005
Invited speaker: "Studies in Asymmetric Catalysis: Reductive Aldol and Diazocarbonyl Chemistry" Tuskegee University, October 12th 2005
Tuskegee University Delegate, Graduate Fair, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2005.


NIH Postdoctoral Fellow 2004-2005
Alfred P. Sloan Fellow 2001-2002
Francis P. Venable Fellowship 1998
GEM Fellowship sponsored by E.I. DuPont Corporation 1998

Back to Chemistry homepage