Chemistry Events

See a list of this year’s seminar speakers, along with summaries of past seminars, on the Chemistry Department Seminars page.

Oct 19

Chemistry Department Seminar: Oleg Ozerov, Texas A&M

Friday, October 19th, 2012
3:30 – 4:30 pm / Olin 04

Oleg Ozerov
Texas A&M University

Reaction Discovery With Pincer Complexes

Chemical reactions can be viewed as sequences of bonds being broken and formed in a certain order.  Discovery of new chemical transformation usually requires either new elementary ways of breaking or making chemical bonds or a new way to combine the known elementary steps.  In our research, pincer ligands have been invaluable as tools that permit studying elementary reactions at transition metal centers in well-defined environments.  The presentation will focus on design strategies for rigid pincer ligands and their application in the synthesis of unusual metal complexes, studies of elementary reactions, and catalysis.

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