Our research concerns the synthesis of pharmacologically-active compounds. In particular, our primary targets are analogs of compounds found in marijuana, a general area which has occupied about 35 years. Currently, there are several particular compounds of interest whose activities include anti-inflammatory (pain relief), anti-cancer, and anti-convulsant properties. Other projects being pursued include those aimed at the preparation and reactions of compounds containing cyclopropane groups and others with significance in agricultural chemistry. One additional area of interest is a project aimed at the removal of heavy metals from wastewater. This is being done in collaboration with the Purdue Water Institute.