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Organic Chemistry Seminar

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Gates Annex B122
Modern Organic Reactions for Precise (Macro)molecular Synthesis
Quentin Michaudel, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University,

Zoom available upon request.

Progress in healthcare, clean energy, and sustainable materials is driven by the synthesis of molecules of ever-increasing complexity. Research in the Michaudel group centers on the invention of polymerization methods that allow for precise control over macromolecular architecture (i.e., monomer composition, molecular weight distribution, stereochemistry) as a means to tailor the properties, function, and recyclability of soft materials. In parallel, my group develops approaches to the functionalization of fine chemicals, including bioactive and drug-like molecules. Our projects are grounded in fundamental mechanistic considerations with an aim to develop synthetic tools applicable to small organic compounds and macromolecules alike. This presentation will cover our recent work in SuFEx click reactions, stereoselective olefin metathesis, and heterocyclic aryne chemistry.

For more information, please contact Annette Luymes or Beth Marshall by phone at x6016; x4004 or by email at [email protected]; [email protected].