Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Transition Metal Catalyzed Methods for Introducing Heteroatoms into Hydrocarbon Frameworks
Organic Organic Seminar
4:00pm - 5:30 pm
Speaker: Donald Watson, University of Delaware
Abstract: Several new methods for introducing heteroatoms into hydrocarbon frameworks using transition metal catalysis will be discussed. This will include efforts towards developing palladium-catalyzed silyl-Heck reactions for preparing unsaturated organosilanes from simple alkenes. In addition, new alkylation strategies for nitroalkanes and primary amides using copper catalysis will be described.