Development of New Catalysts and Conjunctive Strategies for Stereoselective Organic Synthesis
Professor Simon Meek (Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Dept. of Chemistry)
Host: Professor Steve Malcolmson
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 11:40am to 1:10pm
Location: French Family Science Center 2237
Rosenthal, Janet

Link for Professor Meek

Abstract:  This seminar will focus on our recent progress in developing new catalysts and strategies for chemical synthesis.  Our group has a long-term interest in developing catalyst-controlled nucleophile addition processes that enable new approaches to stereoselective C–C bond construction.  In this regard, the development of catalytic enantioselective reactions of boron-stabilized alkylmetals will be discussed.  In addition, the design and development of electrophilic carbon(0) ligated rhodium(I) complexes for catalytic site- and enantioselective hydrofunctionalizations of olefins will be presented.