Organic Seminars

Seminar Schedule for Fall 2016


Takahiko Akiyama Presents:

"Recent progress in the chiral phosphoric acid reactions"

Friday June 3rd, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

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Angela Casini and James Bamburg Presents:

"The multiple ways to careers in the Chemical Sciences: useful tips"

Thursday August 25th, 2016 at 5:00 PM in Chemistry B302

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Ryan Looper Presents:

"Studies on the synthesis of paralytic shellfish toxins"

Monday September 12th, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

The development of regioselective hydroaminations of propargylguanidines has enabled the efficient synthesis of many guanidinium ion natural products. The application of this methodology to the synthesis of paralytic shellfish toxins will be described, including the synthesis of saxitoxin and other variants.


C. James Chou Presents:

"Roles of Vitamin K analogues in human biology and diseases"

Monday September 19th, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101


Matt Shores Presents:

"Making base metals great (again): understanding and harnessing spin in first row transition series complexes"

Tuesday September 20th, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101


Bradley Pentelute Presents:

"Precision Cellular Delivery and Discovery of Fluorine Containing Abiotic Macromolecules"

Monday September 26th, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101


Dr. Daniel Weix Presents:

"Cross-Electrophile Coupling: Principles and New Reactions"

Thursday September 29th, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Cross-electrophile coupling is the broadly-defined union of two different electrophiles through transition-metal catalysis under reducing conditions. By avoiding pre-formed carbon nucleophiles, cross-electrophile coupling avoids the challenges of substrate availability and functional group compatibility associated with these organometallic reagents. Substitution of a second electrophile for the organometallic partner in cross-couplings offers the potential to dramatically increase […]


Wei Zhang Presents:

"From Nanocage to Malleable Thermosets: An Adventure in Dynamic Covalent Chemistry"

Monday October 3rd, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Amber Krummel, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Colorado State University, August 17, 2010

Amber Krummel Presents:

"Exploiting Molecular Vibrations to Probe Chemistry in Heterogeneous Environments"

Thursday October 6th, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

The development of advanced materials requires understanding the evolution of the supramolecular structure of self-assembled dye molecules.  More specifically the self-assembly of highly conjugated dye molecules are critical to fabricating scaffolding structures, molecular electronics, and optical materials.  In addition, transition metal dyes play critical roles in alternative energy technologies including solar photovoltaics.  It is crucial […]


Elliot Bernstein Presents:

"EUV Laser Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Mass Selected Neutral Clusters and Molecules"

Thursday October 13th, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Department Colloquia Over the past 15 years our research interests have focused on four main and related areas: 1. properties, chemistry, catalytic, and photo-catalytic behavior of neutral, inorganic, isolated clusters, MmM’nXpHq (M,M’ = metals, X = O, S, C); 2. initial release of stored chemical energy from isolated energetic molecules (e.g., RDX, HMX, CL -20, […]


Delphine Farmer Presents:

"Exploring atmospheric oxidation chemistry in a changing world"

Wednesday October 19th, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

The radiative balance of the planet and the quality of the air we breathe is determined by the chemical composition of the atmosphere. Anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases, particles, and reactive trace organic and inorganic gases have changed the atmosphere’s composition from the pre-industrial background. These direct, primary emissions can oxidize and chemically evolve. The […]


Simon Meek Presents:

"New Catalysts and Stereoselective Addition Reactions for Organic Synthesis"

Monday November 14th, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101


Daniella Buccella Presents:

"Illuminating Metals: Fluorescent Tools for the Study of Cellular Magnesium Homeostasis"

Monday November 28th, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Magnesium is the most abundant divalent cation in mammalian cells, with multiple roles that are essential for cellular function. Disrupted homeostasis of this metal has been associated with various pathologies including age-related diseases, neurodegeneration, and cancer. However, detailed understanding of the mechanisms by which intracellular Mg2+ concentrations are regulated and their role in human health […]

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Virginia Bruce Presents:

"A general reagent for evaluating the proteome in living cells"

Monday December 5th, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

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