Patrick Lutz

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Areas of Study


  • BS, Hope College, 2012
  • PhD, Princeton University, 2017

Synthetic organic and polymer chemistry

  • Lutz, J. P.; Davydovich, O.; Hannigan, M. D.; Moore, J. S.; Zimmerman, P. M.; McNeil, A. J. “Functionalized and Degradable Polyphthalaldehyde Derivatives.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 14544–14548. 
  • Lutz, J. P.; Hannigan, M. D.; McNeil, A. J. “Polymers Synthesized via Catalyst-Transfer Polymerization and Their Applications.” Coord. Chem. Rev. 2018, 376, 225–247. 
  • Heinz, C.*; Lutz, J. P.*; Simmons, E. M.; Miller, M. M.; Ewing, W. R.; Doyle, A. G. “Ni-Catalyzed Carbon–Carbon Bond-Forming Reductive Amination.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 2292–2300. *Equal contribution. 
  • Lutz, J. P.; Chau, S. T.; Doyle, A. G. “Nickel-Catalyzed Enantioselective Arylation of Pyridine.” Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 4105–4109. 
  • Dennis, J. M.; Calyore, C. M.; Simmons, J. M.; Lutz, J. P.; Gair, J. J.; Johnson, J. B. “Nickel-Catalyzed Addition of Diorganozinc Reagents to Phthalimides: The Selective Formation of Gamma- Hydroxylactams.” Synlett 2013, 24, 2567–2570. 
  • Chau, S. T.; Lutz, J. P.; Wu, K.; Doyle, A. G. “Nickel-Catalyzed Enantioselective Arylation of Pyridinium Ions: Harnessing an Iminium Ion Activation Mode.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 9153–9156. 
  • Lutz, J. P.; Rathbun, C. M.; Stevenson, S. S.; Powell, B. M.; Boman, T. S.; Baxter, C. E.; Zona, J. M.; Johnson, J. B. "The Rate Limiting Step of the Rh-Catalyzed Carboacylation of Alkenes: C–C Bond Activation or Migratory Insertion?" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 715–722. 

Spring 2022

Inorganic Chemistry — CHEM 213


This Week in Photos: A Classy View

March 19, 2021

Professor Todd Ganson’s problems of philosophy class in the Peters Hall Language Lab serves as inspiration for this week’s photo series.