Alexandra Strom

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Alexandra Strom

Contact & Office Hours

Ford Hall 312



Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

A.B., Harvard College


Before coming to Smith in 2018, Allie Strom was an NIH postdoctoral fellow in the chemistry department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She conducted her doctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Illinois and the University of Oslo.

Strom's interests include organometallic chemistry, catalysis and synthetic chemistry. The Strom group focuses on the development of new catalytic organometallic reactions through the study and application of mechanistic insights using the tools of physical organic and synthetic chemistry. These research interests are applied to the development of carbon-carbon bond-forming processes and new modes of activation of organic molecules.

Selected Publications

Wang, J. Y.; Strom, A. E.; Hartwig, J. F. "Mechanistic Studies of Palladium-Catalyzed Aminocarbonylation of Aryl Chlorides with Carbon Monoxide and Ammonia" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 7979–7993.

Strom, A. E.; Balcells, D.; Hartwig, J.F. "Synthetic and Computational Studies on the Rhodium-Catalyzed Hydroamination of Aminoalkenes" ACS. Catal. 2016, 6, 5651–5665.

Strom, A. E.; Hartwig, J. H. "One-Pot Anti-Markovnikov Hydroamination of Unactivated Alkenes by Hydrozirconation and Amination" J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 8909–8914.

Furuya, T.; Benitez, D.; Tkatchouk, E.; Strom, A. E.; Tang, P.; Goddard, W. A. III; Ritter, T. "Mechanism of C-F Reductive Elimination from Palladium(IV) Fluorides" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 3793–3807.

Furuya, T.; Strom, A. E.; Ritter, T.. "Silver-Mediated Fluorination of Functionalized Aryl Stannanes" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 1662–1663.