Name: Kristian Elchami
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario



M. Sc. graduated in 2022. Kristian was born on August 26, 1995 in Toronto, Ontario. He completed his B. Sc. at the University of Toronto with a double major in Chemistry and Biochemistry in 2017. After taking the time to reflect and pursue his musical hobbies, in January 2020 he joined the Arndtsen group as a Master’s student to study transition metals (particularly Pd) and their complexes. Outside of the lab, he enjoys making music and being alive.



Project description: Ligand design for Pd-catalyzed carbonylation reactions



1) "A Visible Light Driven Nickel Carbonylation Catalyst: The Synthesis of Acid Chlorides from Alkyl Halides"
Kristian El Chami, Yi Liu, Mohammed A. Belahouane, Yiyang Ma, Pierre-Louis Lagueux-Tremblay, Bruce A. Arndtsen*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, 62, e202213297.