New Strategies for Hydrocarbon Functionalization

Seminar series
Organic Colloquium
Thu, May 29 5:00pm
Cram Conference Room – 3440 Molecular Sciences Bldg
Speaker Professor Erik J. Alexanian
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Chemistry

Organic Colloquium

"New Strategies for Hydrocarbon Functionalization"

Abstract.  Hydrocarbon functionalization is widely used for the stereoselective synthesis of highly functionalized compounds. In this lecture, our work involving the development of new synthetic reactions using alkenes and alkanes for the synthesis of diverse functionalized small molecules will be presented. Topics will include catalytic C-C bond formation using alkyl halides, and radical-mediated alkene and alkane functionalizations.