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By Kendelyn Bone
6/17/24 at 4:00pm in Chemistry A101

Abstract: Compounds containing sulfinamide and sulfinamidine (i.e. sulfinamid(in)e) motifs are burgeoning within drug discovery due to their unique biological properties. These motifs are also useful synthons toward accessing valuable sulfur(VI) derivatives such as sulfonamides, sulfonimidamides, and sulfondiimidamides. The most practiced routes to sulfinamid(in)es engage sulfinylamine and sulfurdiimide reagents with prefunctionalized starting materials such as organometallic […]

By Leidy Hooker
6/17/24 at 4:00pm in Chemistry A101

Abstract: As an emerging motif since the late 90s, borylenes have been a central, yet elusive, point of interest. Free borylenes have been spectroscopically characterized since the 1970s, however, have only recently been isolated as mono and bis(Lewis base)stabilized borylenes. These species possess a +1 oxidation state and differ from classical boron derivatives wherein the […]

By Dakota Lorenz
8/22/24 at 4:00pm in Chemistry A101

By Adrian Roitberg, Ph.D.
8/23/24 at 4:00pm in Chemistry A101

By Dani Lustig
8/29/24 at 4:00pm in Chemistry A101

By Dan Windsor
9/10/24 at 4:00pm in Chemistry A101

By Jeffrey Moore
9/16/24 at 4:00pm in Chemistry A101

By Spencer Pitre, Ph.D.
10/28/24 at 4:00pm in Chemistry A101

By Nate Oldenhuis, Ph.D.
11/18/24 at 4:00pm in Chemistry A101

By Eric Nacsa, Ph.D.
2/10/25 at 4:00pm in Chemistry A101

By Ian Tonks, Ph.D.
2/18/25 at 4:00pm in Chemistry A101

By Yang Yang, Ph.D.
2/24/25 at 4:00pm in Chemistry A101

By Erin Purcell, Ph.D.
3/5/25 at 4:00pm in Chemistry A101

By Theodore Betley, Ph.D.
4/15/25 at 4:00pm in Chemistry A101

Most Recent Past Seminars

By Celena Josephitis
5/23/24 at 4:00pm in Chemistry A101

Six-membered aromatic rings are ubiquitous in natural products, drugs, and agrochemicals. Classical approaches to functionalize arenes involve electrophilic aromatic substitution (EAS) and nucleophilic aromatic substitution (SNAr) reactions to install a single substituent directly on the carbon framework. However, pre-installed functional groups and electron-withdrawing substituents are required for successful functionalization with nucleophiles. In addition, EAS reactions […]

By Professor Hiroyuki Yoshida
5/21/24 at 4:00pm in Chemistry B201

About the Seminar: The energy band structure (dispersion relation between energy and wavenumber) is fundamental information essential for elucidating the charge transport properties of semiconductors. We have developed a new technique, angle-resolved low-energy inverse photoelectron spectroscopy [1], and succeeded in measuring the conduction band structure of organic semiconductors for the first time [2]. Based on […]

By Hillary Nguyen
5/14/24 at 4:00pm in Chemistry A101

About the Seminar: The difluoromethyl functional group (–CF2H) is important in various pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals. This is due to its many advantages, such as behaving as a bioisostere of alcohols, amines, and thiols and lipophilic hydrogen donors through hydrogen bonding. The most common method to add difluoromethyl groups onto an arene is by transition metal […]

By Ethan Quinn
5/13/24 at 4:00pm in Chemistry A101

About the Seminar: With the ever-growing global plastics crisis causing consistent damage to environmental and human health, creating new and better biodegradable plastics is of the utmost importance. Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (P3HB), a biologically produced aliphatic polyester with an absolute stereoconfiguration of (R), is a great biodegradable candidate to replace commodity plastics having high strength and thermal […]

By Garrett Hoteling
5/13/24 at 4:00pm in Chemistry A101

About the Seminar:  Alkenes are ubiquitous building blocks in synthetic chemistry that are leveraged in difunctionalization strategies to append multiple groups in one step. However, methods to achieve this typically require specialized reagents, directing groups, and/or transition-metal catalysts for reactivity and reliable selectivity. Recent work has shown 1,3-alkene difunctionalization via charge relocation. Key to this […]

5/10/24 at 3:00pm in Chemistry A101

Schedule: 3-3:20 #1 Drew Walters Redox Analysis of Vanadium(V) Schiff Base Catecholates   3:20-3:40 #2 Anna Galaeva Synthesis and Characterization of  [VO(dtbHSHED)catecholate]-complexes as a potential anticancer agent   3:40-4:00 #3 Allen Atkinson Exploration of Nickel Foam Based Lithium-Ion batteries   Break 4:00-4:15   4:15-4:35 #4 Ellie Nelson Synthesis and Characterization for Highly Active Schiff-Base Catecholate […]

By Katrina Puffer
5/3/24 at 4:00pm in Chemistry A101

About the Seminar: Organocatalyzed atom transfer radical polymerization (O-ATRP) is a controlled radical polymerization method that uses organic photoredox catalysts (PCs) and visible light to produce polymers with well-defined structures. Diaryl dihydrophenazine PCs have mediated controlled polymerizations as indicated by low dispersity (Ð < 1.3), but in previous work low initiator efficiency (I* < 100%) […]

By Julie Posselt and Liz Daniele
5/2/24 at 11:00 am in Virtual

Research has shown that faculty interactions with students in the classroom, laboratory, and advising meetings influence students’ professional socialization, academic performance, and persistence in higher education. In this workshop, faculty will reflect on their current advising and mentoring practice and learn how to develop equity-minded mentoring relationships. Equity-minded mentors 1.) take personal and institutional responsibility […]