University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Development of New Catalysts and Conjunctive Strategies for Stereoselective Organic Synthesis
This seminar will focus on our recent progress in developing new catalysts and strategies for chemical synthesis. Our group has a long-term interest in developing catalyst-controlled nucleophile addition processes that enable new approaches to stereoselective C–C bond construction. In this regard, the development of catalytic enantioselective reactions of boron-stabilized alkylmetals will be discussed. In addition, the design and development of carbon(0) ligated rhodium(I) complexes for catalytic site- and enantioselective hydrofunctionalizations of olefins will be presented.