5/10 - Seminar (organic): Erik Alexanian, UNC-Chapel Hill
Erik Alexanian - speaker's webpage
Department of Chemistry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Host: Abby Doyle
New Synthetic Transformations Using Alkenes: From Transition-Metal Catalysis to Metal-Free Radical Reactions
Alkenes are attractive building blocks in chemical synthesis due to their widespread availability, and the diverse reaction manifolds in which they readily participate as substrates. In this lecture, our work involving the development of new synthetic reactions using alkenes for the stereoselective construction of a variety of highly functionalized small molecules will be presented. Topics will include transition-metal-catalyzed cycloadditions, alkyl-Heck-type reactions, and metal-free alkene difunctionalizations.