Understanding and exploiting homogeneous catalysis in main group chemistry

Seminar series
Inorganic Chemistry
Wed, Apr 3 4:30pm
Cram Conference Room, 3440 Mol Sci
Speaker Professor Lisa Rosenberg
University of Victoria
Department of Chemistry

This talk will present some of our recent efforts in the application of catalytic P-H and Si-H activation reactions to synthetic organophosphorus and organosilicon chemistry. This will include our studies of the activity of an unusual low-coordinate ruthenium phosphido complex in the hydrophosphination of alkenes by secondary phosphines, and the catalytic post-polymerization modification of polysilane materials.