Monday, September 29, 2014

This week's seminar

Radical Frontiers in Catalysis
Dr. Theodore Betley
Harvard University

Within metal-catalyzed reactions, developing electronic structure to function relations is critical
for obtaining desirable reactivity. Electronic structure considerations dictate the stability and/
or reactivity of both mononuclear and polynuclear complexes. We have developed weak-field
ligand platforms to enable (1) iron-based reagents to catalyze C-H bond functionalization, and
(2) unveil small-molecule activation at polynuclear reaction sites.

Regents Hall 310, 3:15PM

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