Fall 2005/Spring 2006 - Organic Literature Seminar Abstracts

Fall 2005 Seminars

Asymmetric Synthesis of Azially Chiral Allenes
Yuan Shi

Asymmetric Approaches to the Tetracycline Antibiotics
Hahdi Perfect

The Structure of Guanosine Quadruplexes and their Potential as Targets
Kristen Aramthanapon

Catalytic Asymmetric Variants of the Henry Reaction
Jeremy Wilmot

Hypervalent Iodine in Carbon-Carbon Bond-Forming Reactions
Peter Yao

Organic Photovoltaics
Douglas Davis

Proline Catalysis of Aldol and Mannich Reactions
Mirth Hoyt

Rhodium Catalyzed Carbonyl-Ylide Cycloadditions
Nathan Duncan-Gould

Metallocyclobutadienes: Synthetic Access to an Anti-Aromatic System
Tyler Wilson

Developments Toward the Synthesis of the Welwitindolinone Alkaloids
Russell Smith

Spring 2006 Seminars

The Mevalonate-Independent Pathway to Isoprenoid Compounds: Discovery, Elucidation, and Reaction Mechanisms
Leigh Anne Furgerson

Synthesis of Enatiopure β-amino Acids and Their Derivatives
Jin Hee Lee

Recent Advances in the Design and Applications of Low Molecular Weight Peptide and Amino Acid Hydrogelators
Abbigail F. Zito

Ring Opening Polymerization of Lactide for the Synthesis of Poly (Lactic Acid)
Keith A. Porter

Encapsulation of Gases by Synthetic Organic Molecular Hosts
Keyla Rodriguez

Reductive Coupling Reactions of Nitrones and Imines, Modern Versions of the Pinacol Reaction: Expanded Substrate Scope and Asymmetric Induction
Christopher G. Mayne

Colorimetric Indicators of Chirality and Enantiomeric Excess
Darrell Kuykendall

Improving Enatioselectivity of Enzymes Through Directed Evolution
Brandon Lange

Radical Clocks: Molecular Stopwatches for Timing Radical Reactions
Nora Wang

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