Fall 2020/Spring 2021

Fall 2020 Seminars

Recent Advances in Asymmetric Baeyer-Villiger Oxidations
Amie Lanzendorf

Carbocycle Formation Enabled by Redox Non-Innocent Ligands
Christopher Davis

Carbon Nanobelts: Potential Precursors for the Controlled Preparation of Carbon Nanotubes
Joseph Forzano

The Use of ω-Transaminase for Chiral Amine Synthesis in Organic Synthesis
Joenisse Rosado-Rosa

Advancements in the Synthesis of 2ʹ and 4ʹ Modified Nucleoside Analogues
Wesley Wang

Brønsted and Lewis Acid Mediated Carbonyl Metathesis Reactions
David Ryffel

Oriented Electric Fields in Non-Redox Organic Reactivity
Casey Olen

The Enolonium Ion: Umpolung Strategies for the α–Functionalization of Carbonyls
Sydney McKee

Efficiency and Structural Developments in Organic Solar Cells
Jonnathan Marin

Alkoxide-Directed Metallacycle-Mediated Intermolecular [2+2+2] Annulation
Maegen M. Kincanon

Ring Expansion Methods for the Synthesis of Cyclic Polymers
Mara L. Paterson

The Development and Optimization of Azide-Based Bioorthogonal Reactions
Selena Hernandez


Spring 2021 Seminars

Frontiers in the Use of Metals as Therapeutic Agents
Devon Fontaine

Electrochemically-Driven, Enzymatic Synthesis of Organic Compounds
Yu Zhou

The Use of ω-Transaminase for Chiral Amine Synthesis in Organic Synthesis
Charlie Dixon

Liberated 𝛼,β-Functionalization of Saturated Cyclic Amines
Brett Cain

Intermolecular Enantioconvergent Catalysis via Carbocation Intermediates
Shelby King

Advances in On-DNA Chemistry to Expand DNA-Encoded Libraries
Kai Gui

Mapping the Chemical Landscape of Prebiotic Genetic Polymers
Jason Cournoyer

Recent Developments in the Multicomponent Petasis Reaction
Alexander Gomez

Recent Advances in Cascade Metathesis Polymerization
Yunyan Sun

Recent Advances of the Hexadehydro-Diels-Alder Reaction in Benzyne Chemistry
Chelsea Swartchick

Recyclable Polymers with Linear and Cyclic Structures Synthesized by Ring-Opening Polymerization of γ-Butyrolactone
Junrou Huang

Recent Advances in Palladium-Catalyzed Cyanation of Arenes
Aliza Yazdani

Synthesis and Therapeutic Applications of Chalcones