Bruce H. Lipshutz

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Bruce H. Lipshutz (born 1951) is an American chemist. He is a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara.[1]


Bruce Lipshutz received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from SUNY Binghamton in 1973. He did his graduate work under the supervision of Professor Harry H. Wasserman at Yale and obtained a PhD degree in 1977. He spent two years at Harvard as a post-doctoral researcher in the group of Nobel Laureate E. J. Corey. Soon after, he accepted a position of Assistant Professor at UCSB rising to the ranks of Professor in 1987. He has received the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship and the Camille & Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. In 2011 he was awarded Presidential Green Chemistry Award.[2] Bruce is Co-founder of Zymes LLC.[3]




  • Higher order organocuprates (Lipshutz cuprates).
  • Chiral and achiral conjugate reductions.


  1. ^ Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCSB: People, Faculty
  2. ^ Past Award Entries and Recipients | Green Chemistry | US EPA
  3. ^ Zymes llc
  4. ^ β-(Trimethylsilyl)ethoxymethyl chloride. A new reagent for the protection of the hydroxyl group [1]
  5. ^ Simplification of the Mitsunobu Reaction. Di-p-chlorobenzyl Azodicarboxylate: A New Azodicarboxylate [2]
  6. ^ (BDP)CuH: A "Hot" Stryker's reagent for Use in Achiral Conjugate Reductions [3]
  7. ^ Asymmetric Hydrosilylation of Aryl Ketones Catalyzed by Copper Hydride Complexed by Nonracemic Biphenyl Bis-phosphine Ligands [4]