Dr. James Miranda 



Ph. D. University of California, Santa Barbara (2006)

 M.S. California State University, Fresno (2001)    

B.S. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (1996)

Office:  SQU 420A

Phone: (916) 278-6189

Email: miranda@csus.edu

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Chem 20 - Organic Lecture
Chem 20L - Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Chem 24- Organic Chemistry Lecture I
Chem 25 - Organic Chemistry Lab I

Complete Course Websites are available on SacCT


Our research interest primarily lies in developing new methodology for the organic synthesis of biologically active molecules. Usually these complex molecules are not only important in medicinal chemistry as therapeutic agents, but are also interesting from a structural point of view. We also seek to understand the mechanism of these important new reactions. A typical researcher in my group can expect to gain experience in a great variety of organic chemistry laboratory techniques as well as gain valuable experience in the common spectroscopic methods available to the organic chemist (NMR, IR, GC/MS, HPLC, cyclic voltammetry, etc...).

Recent Publications and Presentations:

Yates, J.M.; Fell, J.S.; Miranda, J.A.; Gherman, B.F. "Metal-Salens As Catalysts In Electroreductive Cyclization and Electrohydrocyclization: Computational and Experimental Studies", J. Electrochem. Soc. 2013, 160(7), G3080-G3090.

Bateni, S.B.; England, K.R.; Galatti, A.T.; Kaur, H.; Mendiola, V.A.; Mitchell, A.R.; Vu, M.H.; Gherman, B.F.; Miranda, J.A. Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2009, 5, No. 82

Miranda, J.A.; Little, R.D. "Investigation of Vinylcyclopropane Monoradical Cyclization-Fragmentation as a Possible Route towards Eight-Membered Rings" Heterocycles,2006, 70, 169 - 175.

Miranda, J.A.; Wade, C.J.; Little, R.D. “Indirect Electroreductive Cyclization and Electrohydrocyclization Using Catalytic Reduced Nickel (II) Salen”, J. Org. Chem., 2005, 70(20), 8017.)