Organic Chemistry Literature Seminar Abstracts

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

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
Adon Kwong


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