Chem 278: Prof. Webster Santos

Seminar series
Inorganic Chemistry
Wed, Nov 6 11:00am
Boyer 159
Speaker Dr. Webster Santos
Virginia Tech
Department of Chemistry

Abstract: In this two-part presentation, we will discuss our efforts in developing reactions for the addition of B-X reagents to activated carbon-carbon bonds in a stereoselective manner. We will describe our studies, principles learned, and provide insights into the reactionmechanisms. On the second part, we will highlight our investigations on developing small molecule protonophores selective for mitochondria as potential treatment of fatty liver disease. The medicinal chemistry approach and in vivo studies will be presented.