Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology

MSC03 2060
300 Terrace St. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Physical Location:
Clark Hall

Phone: 505-277-6655


Adventures in Oxidative Bond Forming Reactions: Development and Applications in Natural Product Synthesis

**Seminars begin at 4:00 PM and will be held in Clark Hall Room 101**

November 6, 2015

Marisa Kozlowski

Inspired by Nature's use of oxidative couplings to construct carbon-carbon, carbon-oxygen, and carbon-nitrogen bonds in many natural products, we have undertaken studies of these important transformations. The development of selective catalytic processes for naphthol coupling, phenol coupling, N-arylation, and alkyl C–H acivation that utilize oxygen as the terminal oxidant will be discussed.  Applications to the synthesis of chiral natural products including nigerone, hypocrellin, cercosporin, and bisoranjidiol as well as to the synthesis of novel optically active materials will be presented.