Travis Williams

February 7, 2012 - 6:00am
Wright Rieman Auditorium

CCB Colloquium presentation by Dr. Travis Williams, University of Southern California. 

Host: Kai Hultzsch

Talk Title: "A Dual Site Catalyst for Hydride Manipulation"

Abstract: The development of a dual site ruthenium, boron catalyst will be discussed. Particularly, this lecture will describe a leading solution to ammonia borane dehydration.

Key References:

Conley, B. L., Guess, D., Williams, T. J. (2011). A Robust, Air-Stable, Reusable Ruthenium Catalyst for Dehydrogenation of Ammonia Borane. J. Am. Chem. Soc. Vol. 133, pp. 14212.

Conley, B. L., Williams, T. J. (2010). Thermochemistry and Molecular Structure of a Remarkable Agostic Interaction in a Heterobifunctional Ruthenium-Boron Complex. J. Am. Chem. Soc. Vol. 132 (6), pp. 1764.