Vy Dong, Chancellor's Professor of Chemistry at University of California, Irvine, will deliver a seminar entitled, "Choose Your Own Adventure in Metal-Hydride Catalysis." Hosted by Tianning Diao. Zoom link: https://nyu.zoom.us/j/93300542300
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Abstract: Metal hydrides promote a wide-range of organic transformations that include both C-C bond making and C-C bond breaking processes. This lecture will highlight the development of Rh and Co-catalysts for use in enantioselective hydrofunctionalizations (e.g., hydroacylation, hydroamination, hydrothiolation, and/or hydrogenation). In addition, a unique transfer hydroformylation will be described that allows conversion of aldehydes/alcohols to olefins. The presentation emphasizes mechanistic studies that showcase the role of counter-ions for controlling selectivities. Lastly, we disclose applications of these catalysts for transforming feedstocks into more complex building blocks and natural products.
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