John Milligan

Postdoctoral Researcher


  University of Pennsylvania, 2018-present
Postdoctoral Researcher with Professor Gary A. Molander

Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, 2018
“ Strain-enabled Phosphination and Fluorination Reactions” with Prof. Peter Wipf

B.S. Allegheny College, 2012
with Prof. S. Shaun Murphree
Current Research:
    Ni/Photoredox Cross-Coupling and Photoredox Catalysis

  • Photoredox Radical/Polar Crossover Enables Construction of Saturated Nitrogen Heterocycles. Pantaine, L. R. E.; Milligan, J. A.; Matsui, J. K.; Kelly, C. B.; Molander, G. A.Org. Lett., 2019, Article ASAP. doi: 10.1021/acs.orglett.9b00602
  • Radical/Polar Annulation Reactions (RPARs) Enable the Modular Constructure on Cyclopropanes. Milligan, J. A.; Phelan, J. P.; Polites, V. C.; Kelly, C. B.; Molander, G. A.Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 6840.
  • Recent Advances in Alkyl Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation by Nickel/Photoredox Cross-Coupling. Milligan, J. A.; Phelan, J. P.; Badir, S. O.; Molander. G. A. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 58, Early View.
  • Development of an Undergraduate Course in Chemical Laboratory Safety through an Academic/Industrial Collaboration Huston, E. M.; Milligan, J. A.; Powell, J. R. Smith, A. M.; Neal, D.; Duval, K. M.; DiNardo, M. A.; Stoddard, C.; Bell, P. A.; Berning, A. W.; Wipf, P.; Bandik, G. C. J. Chem. Educ. , 2018, 12, 577.
  • “Hydrophosphination of Bicyclo[1.1.0]butane-1-carbonitriles Milligan, J. A.; Busacca, C. A.; Senanayake, C. H.; Wipf, P. Org. Lett. , 2016, 18, 4300.
  • Straining to React Milligan, J. A.; Wipf, P. Nat. Chem. , 2016, 8, 296.
  • Synthesis of Phosphaguanidines by Hydrophosphination of Carbodiimides with Phosphine Boranes Busacca, C. A.; Milligan, J. A.; Rattanangkool, E.; Ramavarapu, C.; Chen, A.; Saha, A. K.; Li, Z.; Lee, H.; Geib, S. J.; Wang, G.; Senanayake, C. H.; Wipf, P. J. Org. Chem. , 2014, 79, 9878.

  • Small Molecule Inhibitors of the Nuclear Translocation of Androgen Receptor for the Treatment of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer. Tai, S.; Takubo, K.; Milligan, J. A.; Wipf, P.; Johnson, J. K.; Skoda, E. M.; Nelson, J. B.; Wang, Z. International Patent WO 2017165822 A8, November 2, 2017.