Pamela Alsabeh

PhD Candidate




Why Dal?

Cutting-edge research and exciting projects.

What inspires me

Organometallic chemistry is an exciting field that combines organic and inorganic chemistry. I enjoy studying the interaction of metals with organic compounds and determining the utility of metal-organic complexes in promoting new or difficult reactions. With this knowledge I hope to develop streamlined chemical processes that use less energy and that are less wasteful.

Teaching, Labs, Research groups

  • TA for first year chemistry lab (CHEM1101/1102), second year organic lab (CHEM2401/2402) and third year intermediate organic lab (CHEM3401/3402)
  • Senior member of the Stradiotto Research group


  • Aminocarbonylation of (Hetero)aryl Bromides with Ammonia and Amines using a Pd/DalPhos Catalyst System. Alsabeh, P. G.; Stradiotto, M.; Neumann, H.; Beller, M. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2012, in press.
  • Palladium-Catalyzed Mono--Arylation of Carbonyl-Containing Compounds with Aryl Halides Using DalPhos Ligands. Crawford, S. M.; Alsabeh, P. G.; Stradiotto, M. Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2012, in press.
  • Stoichiometric Reactivity Relevant to the Mor-DalPhos/Pd-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Ammonia and 1-Bromo-2-(phenylethynyl)benzene. Alsabeh, P. G.; McDonald, R.; Stradiotto, M. Organometallics 2012, 31, 1049-1054.
  • Palladium-catalyzed synthesis of indoles via ammonia cross-coupling–alkyne cyclization. Alsabeh, P. G.; Lundgren, R. J.; Longobardi, L. E.; Stradiotto, M. Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 6936-6938.

Awards, honours, conferences

  • NSERC PGS-D Award
  • Palladium-Catalyzed Synthesis of Indoles via Cross-Coupling/Alkyne Cyclization Chemistry. Alsabeh, P., Lundgren, R. J., Longobardi, L. E., Stradiotto, M. 94th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, June 2011, Montreal, QC. (ORAL)
  • A Phenylene P,N-ligand for Ammonia Arylation: Synthesis and Reactivity of Palladium-Ligand Intermediates and Application in Indole Synthesis.  Alsabeh, P., Lundgren, R. J., Stradiotto, M. Atlantic Region Organic Symposium, August 2010, Halifax, NS. (POSTER)