Mon, Oct. 19, 2015, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Frick Chemistry Laboratory, Taylor Auditorium
Host: David MacMillan
Adaptive Transition Metal Complexes and Nanoparticles Catalysis in Organic Synthesis
Soluble metal complexes and nanoparticles of Pd, Pt, Ni and Au are investigated for developemnt of selective catalytic systems for carbon-heteroatom and carbon-carbon bonds formation in organic synthesis. Homogeneous transition-metal-catalyzed reactions and heterogeneous nanoparticle-catalyzed reactions are in the focus of the topic, with possible interconversions and contamination at the homogeneous/heterogeneous system interface. The influence of leaching on activity and selectivity, the quest for an “ideal catalyst” and design of adaptive catalytic systems are discussed.