Events Calendar

Visiting Speaker in Chemistry ~ Professor Alex Speed

Date:
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time:
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location:
Chemistry Building (CHB)
Room: 115
Cost:
Free

Professor Alex Speed
Department of Chemistry
Dalhousie University

will present a talk entitled:

“Asymmetric Reductive Catalysis with Phosphorus Heterocycles”

ABSTRACT:  Diazaphospholenes and triazaphospholenes are an emerging class of catalyst for hydride transfer. Our group’s recent synthesis of a convenient diazaphospholene precatalyst, and its exploration in imine hydroboration, conjugate reduction, and pyridine dearomatization will be discussed. Recent results indicate that diazaphospholenes are promising catalysts for the asymmetric hydroboration of imines, allowing the production of chiral secondary amines that are challenging to access through classical resolution protocols.

Host:
Department of Chemistry
Contact:
Paul J. Ragogna - Professor
pragogna@uwo.ca
X87048
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