Chemistry Department Seminar

12:05 PM - 01:00 PM
Online & Home
Menake Piyasena

Phone: 575-835-6162

Dr. David Powers of the Department of Chemistry at Texas A&M University will present "Development of High-Valent Aerobic Oxidation Catalysis."

12:05 p.m. on Zoom


Aerobically generated metal "ligand (M-L) multiply bonded species are critical intermediates in both synthetic and biological C-H functionalization chemistry. The exquisite reactivity of intermediates capable of functionalizing C-H bonds renders these transient intermediates 1) challenging to observe or characterize and 2) difficult to harness for selective intermolecular C-H functionalization, such as during oxidative hydrocarbon upgrading. This talk will discuss progress towards aerobic synthesis of reactive M-L multiply bonded intermediates, the development of new inorganic photochemical methods that enable direct structural characterization of reactive M-L multiply bonded species, and fundamental studies of the diffusional barriers that must be managed during intermolecular functionalization chemistry within porous catalyst materials.

ZOOM ID: 9914324 9255

Passcode: chemistry