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Khoa was born and raised in Saigon, Vietnam, then moved to Dallas, Texas in 2008. He received his B.S. in chemistry at University of Texas-Arlington in 2013. During his undergrad years, Khoa worked in the research lab of Prof. Junha Jeon at UT Arlington and Prof. Chuo Chen at UT Southwestern. He studied the synthesis of small molecules and SARs of bioactive compounds. Fall 2013, he started his graduate study at UT Austin and joined Prof. Michael Krische group to study new methodologies and learn more about total synthesis of natural products.

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7. "Enantioselective Formation of CF3-Bearing All-Carbon Quaternary Stereocenters via C-H Functionalization of Methanol: Iridium Catalyzed Allene Hydrohydroxymethylation," Holmes, M. T.; Nguyen, K. D.; Schwartz, L. A.; Luong, T.; Krische, M. J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017139, In Press.

 "Enantioselective Formation of All-Carbon Quaternary Centers via C-H Functionalization of Methanol: Iridium-Catalyzed Diene Hydrohydroxymethylation," Nguyen, K. D.; Herkommer, D.; Krische, M. J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, In Press.

"Ruthenium-BINAP Catalyzed Alcohol C-H tert-Prenylation via 1,3-Enyne Transfer Hydrogenation: Beyond Stoichiometric Carbanion Enantioselective Carbonyl Propargylation," Nguyen, K. D.; Herkommer, D.; Krische, M. J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 5238.

 Ruthenium Catalyzed Diastereo- and Enantioselevtive Couping of Propargyl Ethers with Alcohols: Siloxy-Crotylation via Hydride Shift Enabled Conversion of Alkynes to π-Allyls," Liang, T.; Zhang, W.; Chen, T.-Y.; Nguyen, K. D.; Krische, M. J.  J. Am. Chem. Soc2015137, 13066Link

“Enantioselective Ruthenium Catalyzed Carbonyl Allylation via Alkyne-Alcohol C-C Bond Forming Transfer Hydrogenation: Allene Hydrometallation vs. Oxidative Coupling,” Liang, T.; Nguyen, K. D.; Zhang, W.; Krische, M. J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 3164. Link

2. “Alkynes as Allylmetal Equivalents in Redox-Triggered C-C Couplings to Primary Alcohols: (Z)-Homoallylic Alcohols via Ruthenium Catalyzed Propargyl C-H Activation,” Park, B. Y.; Nguyen, K. D.; Chaulagain, M. R.; Komanduri, V.; Krische, M. J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 11902. Link

1. “Redox-Triggered C-C Coupling of Diols and Alkynes: Synthesis of β,γ-Unsaturated α-Hydroxyketones and Furans via Ruthenium Catalyzed Hydrohydroxyalkylation,” McInturff, E. L.; Nguyen, K. D.; Krische, M. J. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 3232. Link