Special Seminar on Oct. 20th, 2015 (14:00, E104)---Prof. Tomislav Rovis (Colorad

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Speaker    Tomislav Rovis (Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University)

Title           Reaction and ligand development and mechanistic insights

Time          Oct. 20th, 14:00-15:30

Venue        E-104

Host           Prof. Yong Huang


Web: http://wp.natsci.colostate.edu/rovisgroup/



The ubiquity of C-H bonds makes their selective activation a challenge of significant current interest.  Of many metals that have been demonstrated to activate C-H bonds, Rh(III) stands out for its broad scope and very mild reaction conditions. We have been engaged in developing a suite of novel ligands for Rh(III) piano stool complexes and investigating their ability to activate C-H bonds, with a focus on heterocycle forming transformations.  Reaction and ligand development and mechanistic insights will be the subject of this lecture.