Ivy Hayes, a registered patent agent, joined Kenyon & Kenyon in 2007. Dr. Hayes’s practice is focused on patent prosecution in the chemical and pharmaceutical arts.
Dr. Hayes has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from York University, an M.Sc. in organic chemistry from the University of Windsor, and a B.Sc. (Honors) in Pharmacology and Physiology from the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Hayes’s Ph.D. research centered on the synthesis of nucleoside analogs, which are effective anticancer and antiviral agents, specifically, HIV inhibitors used in the treatment of AIDS. The key step involved the photochemical ring expansion of the cyclobutanone and reaction of the intermediate oxacarbene with nitrogen acids. Her thesis was entitled Photochemical Ring Expansions and Synthetic Approaches to Substituted Cyclobutanones. Dr. Hayes’s M.Sc. research involved the synthesis of 3-carboxylated alkyl-substituted 2,5-dihydrothiophene-1,1-dioxides and thermolysis to give 1,3-dienes in a stereoselective fashion. Her thesis was entitled Stereoselectivity in the Formation of 3-Carboxylated 2,5-Dihydrothiophenes. She has published papers in Structural Chemistry and the Canadian Journal of Chemistry.
In addition to her graduate studies in synthetic organic chemistry, Dr. Hayes has worked as an R&D flavor chemist, and has taught undergraduate and high school chemistry.