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Seminar Series

The Department of Chemistry hosts a seminar series during the academic year featuring presentations by individuals (students, faculty, and invited guests) discussing their research within the field of chemistry.  These presentations are free and open to the public.  

This semester's seminar series has concluded.  Please check back to view the schedule for Spring Semester 2016.

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Our Next Seminar:


Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 3:30pm - CP 350

Merging Enamine Catalysis with Hard Metal Lewis Acid Catalysis for Asymmetric Organic Transformation

Dr. Hong Wang
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Miami University

The development of new catalytic systems for new carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom bonding forming reactions has been a long-lasting research interest. The combination of organocatalysis with metal catalysis is an emerging field, aiming to achieve organic transformations that cannot be achieved through organocatalysis or metal catalysis alone. My research group has been engaged in developing new asymmetric reactions through combining enamine catalysis with hard metal Lewis acid catalysis. The biggest challenge in combining enamine catalysis with hard metal Lewis acid catalysis is the acid-base quenching reaction leading to catalyst inactivation. In this talk, I will present two strategies developed in our laboratory to synergistically incorporate enamine catalysis with hard metal Lewis acid catalysis. The first strategy is to use competition coordination to solve the critical acid-base quenching problem; the second strategy is to use the inversion of soft/hard approach to solve the acid-base quenching problem. Using these two strategies, we have developed a number of new asymmetric reactions including inverse-electron-demand asymmetric oxo-Diels-Alder reaction of ketones and multicomponent aza-Diels-Alder reaction of ketones.

   

This Semester's Seminar Schedule:

 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Dr. Hong Wang
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Miami University

"Merging Enamine Catalysis with Metal Lewis Acid Catalysis for Asymmetric Organic Transformations"

 




   


 
   
   
   
   

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