Sep 14, 2018
Professor Hosea Nelson

Nelson was one of four speakers at the CCHF Virtual Symposium 11 hosted by the groups of Professors Ken Houk and Neil Garg.

The virtual symposium, held on September 11, 2018, was sponsored by the Center for Selective C-H Functionalization (CHF), an NSF-funded Center for Chemical Innovation (CCI) to which the Houk group belong.

Projected to students and postdocs via You-Tube, the symposium also featured the following talks: "C-H Functionalization Via Radical Relay Chaperones," by Professor David Nagib (Ohio State University); "C-H Functionalization Reactions of Dicoordinated Carbocations Catalyzed By Weakly Coordinating Anions," by Hosea Nelson (UCLA); "Synthesis of Complex Terpenes From Hydrocarbons," by Professor Thomas Maimone (UC-Berkeley); "Oxidative Decarboxylative Arylation Reactions of C-H Bonds," by Professor Jessica Hoover (West Virginia University).

The faculty and students who attended the symposium in the UCLA Molecular Sciences Building conference room received free refreshments.


Boomerang selfie of Prof. Neil Garg and attendees at the virtual symposium.

The CCHF is hosting a Virtual Symposia Series scheduled three times a year, each featuring frontier research in the C–H functionalization field to the worldwide academic and industry community. Each symposium features four speakers from the CCHF and from the broader C–H functionalization community, with each speaker presenting for 20 minutes, so these are concise and information-packed talks. The CCHF Virtual Symposia are accessible to all who are interested via YouTube broadcast or VidYo portal. Questions are asked via an online chatbox managed by the meeting moderators.

To learn more about the Houk group's research, visit their website.