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2023 Semmelhack Symposium: Richmond Sarpong

Break-It-To-Make-It Strategies For Chemical Synthesis Inspired By Complex Natural Products

Tue, Feb. 28, 2023, 4:30pm
Taylor Auditorium, Frick Chemistry Lab B02
Host: Erik Sorensen

Natural products continue to inspire and serve as the basis of new medicines. They also provide intricate problems that expose limitations in the strategies and methods employed in chemical synthesis. Several strategies and methods that have been developed in our laboratory and applied to the synthesis of architecturally complex natural products will be discussed. In particular, new ways to employee the cleavage of core bonds such as C-C and C-N bonds (i.e., break-it-to-make-it strategies) to achieve skeletal editing will be presented.

Sarpong illustration