Santa Clara University

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Brian J. McNelis

Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry

Brian J. McNelis

(408) 554-4797
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Degree Information:

B.A., Gettysburg College, 1984
Ph.D., Duke University, 1990


Organic Chemistry I, II, III (Chem 31, 31, 33)
Organic Synthesis (Chem 130)


Development and synthesis of novel azapeptoids as HIV Protease Inhibitors. Enantioselective amination of enolates and alkenes utilizing a chiral amination reagent. Atom-economy approach to enantiomer resolution utilizing the Mitsunobu reaction. Synthesis of nonlinear optic chromophores.

Recent Publications

Emilee L. Sena*, Justin H. Peel*, Devin Wesenberg*, Shreya Nathan**, Marianne Wallis*, Maxwell J. Giammona*, Thorsteinn Adalsteinsson, Brian J. McNelis, and Richard P. Barber, Jr., “Transport and spectroscopic studies of the effects of Fullerene structure on the efficiency and lifetime of polythiophene-based solar cells,” Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, 2012, 100, 192–198.


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