Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar: Li Deng, Ph. D., Brandeis University "Activation of Nucleophiles for Asymmetric Reactions with Organic Molecules"

Wednesday, November 08, 2017
12:00 pm
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Activation of Nucleophiles for Asymmetric Reactions with Organic Molecules

Li Deng, Ph.D.
Orrie Friedman Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
Brandeis University


Host: Anita Mattson, Ph.D.

Organic molecule-mediated selective catalysis (i.e. selective organocatalysis) has evolved into a generally applicable, powerful strategy for asymmetric synthesis over the last several years.  This lecture will present synthetic and mechanistic studies focusing on the discovery and development of selective catalysis with organic molecules directed towards the activation of nucleophiles for the realizations of asymmetric transformations of synthetic importance.