Necessity is the Mother of Invention: Natural Products and the Chemistry They Inspire: Prof. Reisman

Seminar series
Organic Colloquium
When
Thu, Apr 11 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Where
Court of Sciences 24
Speaker Professor Sarah E. Reisman
California Institute of Technology
Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Description

Necessity is the Mother of Invention: Natural Products and the Chemistry They Inspire

Abstract: The chemical synthesis of natural products provides an exciting platform from which to conduct fundamental research in chemistry and biology. Our group is currently pursuing the synthesis of a number of structurally complex natural products, including the diterpenoids perseanol and talatisamine. The densely-packed arrays of heteroatoms and stereogenic centers that constitute these polycyclic targets challenge the limits of current technology and inspire the development of new synthetic strategies and tactics. This seminar will describe the latest progress in our methodological and target-directed synthesis endeavors.

 

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