Organic Colloquium

Houk-Jung Organic Colloquium 247: Zachary Wickens

  • Organic Colloquium
  • Speaker: Prof/ Zachary Wickens
  • Department of Chemistry

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Mani L. Bhaumik Centennial Collaboratory 607 Charles E. Young Dr., East, Los Angeles
  • Prof. Wickens Flyer Selective Synthesis via Light and Electricity Abstract: We are investigating how organic radical ions–typically thought of as fleeting intermediates–can be tamed and exploited as a new family of organocatalysts and small molecule reagents. We identified selective generation of such species as a key hurdle stymying exploration these electronically-destabilized systems. To address this…
February 2
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Houk-Jung Organic Colloquium 247: Nicholas Ball

  • Organic Colloquium
  • Speaker: Prof. Nicholas Ball
  • Department of Chemistry

    Pomona College

  • Mani L. Bhaumik Centennial Collaboratory 607 Charles E. Young Dr., East, Los Angeles
  • Prof Ball Flyer Unlocking Fluorine: Activation of Sulfur(VI) Fluorides for New Sulfur-Fluorine Exchange (SuFEx) Reactions Abstract: Sulfur-fluoride exchange (SuFEx) chemistry is emerging as a promising synthetic tool in chemical biology, material science, and synthetic chemistry. In synthesis, sulfur (VI) fluorides show unique promise as synthons in organic chemistry due their stability versus other sulfur (VI)…
February 9
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Houk-Jung Organic Colloquium 247: Wei Liu

  • Organic Colloquium
  • Speaker: Prof. Wei Liu
  • Department of Chemistry

    University of Cincinnati

  • Mani L. Bhaumik Centennial Collaboratory 607 Charles E. Young Dr., East, Los Angeles
  • Prof Liu Flyer Copper-Catalyzed Coupling Reactions: Mechanism, Catalysis, and Applications in Life Sciences Abstract: Owing to their many attractive characteristics, copper catalysts represent appealing alternatives to precious metal catalysts, although various limitations remain in copper-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions. Recently, we and others recognized that copper catalysis presents a powerful strategy to functionalize sp3 hybridized carbon radicals…
February 16
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Houk-Jung Organic Colloquium 247: Vy Dong

  • Organic Colloquium
  • Speaker: Prof. Vy Dong
  • Department of Chemistry

    University of California, Irvine

  • Mani L. Bhaumik Centennial Collaboratory 607 Charles E. Young Dr., East, Los Angeles
  • Prof. Dong Flyer Choose Your Own Adventure in Metal-Hydride Catalysis Abstract: Metal hydrides promote a wide-range of organic transformations that include both C-C bond making and C-C bond breaking processes. This lecture will highlight the development of Rh and Co-catalysts for use in enantioselective hydrofunctionalizations (e.g., hydroacylation, hydroamination, and hydrothiolation). In addition, a unique transfer…
March 9
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm