Jon Antilla

Schedule: 
March 7, 2014 - 10:30am
Location: 
Wright Rieman, Rm. 260
Type: 
Organic Seminar

"New Developments in Chiral Phosphate Based Methodology"

Spring 2014 Organic Seminar Series

Speaker: Jon Antilla
University of South Florida
Chemistry Department
Abstract: Organocatalysis is considered by many to be an attractive, and potential “green” alternative to traditional metal-based catalysis. This research specifically seeks to develop new reaction methodologies that utilize chiral phosphoric acids as functional asymmetric organocatalysts for synthetically useful transformations. A second major direction is to utilize chiral phosphates as ligands for metal catalysis. In this presentation several new reaction methodologies that utilize chiral phosphoric acids or chiral phosphate metal complexes will be described and discussed. Our initial discoveries and our most recent developments that allow for the asymmetric allylation of aldehydes will be highlighted.
Poster: PDF
Host: Professor Daniel Seidel
~ Coffee/tea will be served prior to lecture ~