Organic Colloquium

Houk-Jung Organic Colloquium 247: Tianning Diao

  • Organic Colloquium
  • Speaker: Prof. Tianning Diao
  • Department of Chemistry

    New York University

  • Collaboratory Yoo Seminar & Conference Hall YH4222 
  • Leveraging One- and Two-Electron Mechanisms in Nickel-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Abstract: While palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions have revolutionized the construction of multi-aryl scaffolds in pharmaceutical synthesis, the reactivity of nickel in mediating radical pathways has expanded the scope of cross-coupling to include various alkyl motifs. Through our mechanistic investigations and an understanding of ligand effects, we established that…
April 18
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Houk-Jung Organic Colloquium 247: Timothy Cernak

  • Organic Colloquium
  • Speaker: Prof. Timothy Cernak
  • Department of Medicinal Chemistry
    University of Michigan

  • Collaboratory Yoo Seminar & Conference Hall YH4222 
  • Combinatorial Explosion: From Atom-Bond Arrangements to Exotic Diseases Abstract: Chemical synthesis and data science are two fields that operate in synergy. Molecules and the routes to synthesize them are easily represented as graphs while automated chemical synthesis strategies allow more and more synthesis data to be captured, for instance to feed machine learning algorithms. This…
April 25
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Houk-Jung Organic Colloquium 247: Christopher Uyeda

  • Organic Colloquium
  • Speaker: Prof. Christopher Uyeda
  • Department of Chemistry

    Purdue University

  • Collaboratory Yoo Seminar & Conference Hall YH4222 
May 2
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Houk-Jung Organic Colloquium 247: Prof. László Kürti

  • Organic Colloquium
  • Speaker: Prof. László Kürti
  • Department of Chemistry

    Rice University

  • Collaboratory Yoo Seminar & Conference Hall YH4222 
  • Advances In the Synthesis And Application Of Strained-Ring Compounds: Catalytic & Stoichiometric Approaches Abstract: "The synthesis of highly substituted and strained nitrogenous molecules remains a challenging task since installing substituents on small ring systems gets increasingly difficult as the degree of substitution increases. Similarly, it is difficult to install nitrogen bridges onto highly substituted and…
May 9
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Houk-Jung Organic Colloquium 247: Andy Thomas

  • Organic Colloquium
  • Speaker: Prof. Andy Thomas
  • Department of Chemistry

    Texas A&M University

  • Collaboratory Yoo Seminar & Conference Hall YH4222 
  • Reimagining Ancient Reactions for the 21st Century Abstract: The ability to prepare highly functionalized molecules in general and predictable ways is central to modern drug design and discovering new treatments for human disease. The aim of our program is to create new methods to solve the longstanding synthetic challenge of asymmetrically constructing biologically active small…
May 16
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Houk-Jung Organic Colloquium 247: Dr. Ming-Yu Ngai

  • Organic Colloquium
  • Speaker: Dr. Ming-Yu Ngai
  • Department of Chemistry

    Purdue University

  • Collaboratory Yoo Seminar & Conference Hall YH4222 
  • Excited State Catalysis in Organic Synthesis Abstract: Ngai lab aims to establish new molecular editing and assembling technologies for rapid synthesis and late-stage functionalization of biorelevant molecules. Our research efforts have been directed to exploit visible-light-induced excited-state catalysis, a process that involves at least one photoexcited catalytic species, to address unmet challenges in organic synthesis.…
May 30
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm