Wei Liu

Department of Chemistry
University of Cincinnati
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022
Taylor Auditorium, Frick Chemistry Laboratory
Professor John T. Groves
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Copper-Catalyzed Coupling Reactions: Mechanism, Catalysis, and Applications in Life Sciences

Owing to their many attractive characteristics, copper catalysts represent appealing alternatives to precious metal catalysts, although various limitations remain in copper-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions. Recently, we and others recognized that copper catalysis presents a powerful strategy to functionalize sp3 hybridized carbon radicals for the construction of carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom bonds. In this talk, I will discuss our group's recent efforts in understanding the mechanism of copper catalysis and developing new copper-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions.

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