Organic

Organic Chemistry Seminar: Dr. Bekka Klausen, John Hopkins

Mon, 2018-10-01 12:00 - 13:00
Speaker: 

Dr. Bekka Klausen

Title:
Unconventional Building Blocks for Functional Polymeric Materials
Abstract:
The Klausen group designs and synthesizes unconventional molecular building blocks
for the construction of diverse functional polymeric architectures. Motivated by the conviction
that the synthesis of new materials drives the discovery of new applications, this talk will
describe the synthesis and polymerization of novel hybrid inorganic-organic monomers. The
materials we prepare are expected to find application in energy science as earth abundant
quantum materials or as plastics with finely controlled physical properties.
The semiconductor silicon has revolutionized life in the last century, from the
development of computer chips to the discovery of solar cells that make telecommunication
satellites possible. The frontier for silicon research and development is at the nanoscale. The
incredible potential of nanoscale silicon arises from the attractive properties it shares with bulk
silicon, such as earth abundance and low precursor toxicity, and the distinctive optical and
electronic properties emerging at small sizes. This talk describes the design and synthesis of
new molecular forms of silicon, as well as the characterization of materials properties and the
fabrication of electronic devices based on molecular silicon.
BN 2-Vinylnaphthalene (BN2VN) is a solution to a long-standing challenge in polymer
chemistry, the copolymerization of nonpolar and polar monomers. Though the incorporation of
polar functionality into nonpolar polymers is an essential strategy for modulating physical
properties, challenges in their direct copolymerization include phase separation, significant
differences in reactivity, and the limited compatibility of polar functional groups with
polymerization catalysts. We show that BN2VN retains the reactivity of styrene, while postpolymerization
modification of the C-B bond provides hydroxyl-functionalized polymers, or
styrene-vinyl alcohol (SVA) copolymers.

Location: 

Carol Lynch Lecture Hall

Chemistry Complex

Attached Document: 

Host: Dr. Winkler

inquiries rvargas@sas.upenn.edu

Organic Chemistry Seminar: Dr. Richard Hark, Yale

Mon, 2018-09-17 12:00 - 13:00
Speaker: 

Dr. Richard Hark

"Preparation, Passion and Serendipity: Reflections on an Unfinished, Non-Traditional Career in Chemistry"

- "What do you want to be when you grow up?” is a question that is not directed solely to young children. Undergraduate and graduate students may wonder at times what they will do with their chemistry degree after graduation. In this seminar, the speaker will publicly confess that he is still trying to find the answers, even after a twenty-five-year career as a chemistry professor at liberal arts colleges. Though each person has to figure this out for themselves, the talk will provide some useful observations and general advice as Dr. Hark shares examples of how his training as a synthetic organic chemist at Penn provided the foundation on which to build an interesting and fulfilling, albeit somewhat non-traditional career.  Interspersed in the presentation will be examples of his broad research interests that include synthetic and analytical work in the fields of chemistry, forensics, geochemistry and conservation science.
Location: 

Carol Lynch Lecture Hall

Chemistry Complex

Host: Dr. Joullie

inquiries rvargas@sas.upenn.edu

Organic Chemistry Seminar:Dr.Tetsuo Narumi, Shizuoka Univeristy

Fri, 2018-08-24 12:00 - 13:00
Speaker: 

Dr. Tetsuo Narumi

https://wwp.shizuoka.ac.jp/tenarumi/about-us

Title: Amide-to-Alkene Isosteric Switch Strategy: Peptidomimetic Synthesis and Their Application to Study on Amyloid Fibril Formatio

Location: 

Carol Lynch Lecture Hall

Chemistry Complex

Host: Dr. Petersson

 

 

Trost Lecture (Tobias Ritter, MPI-Kohlenforschung)

Wed, 2018-03-28 16:00 - 17:00
Speaker: 

Prof. Tobias Ritter

Max Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung

Location: 
Lynch Lecture Hall
Attached Document: 
Late-Stage Functionalizations

Organic Chemistry Seminar Dr. Noah Burns (Stanford University)

Mon, 2018-04-23 12:00 - 13:00
Speaker: 
Host: Winkler
Location: 
Carol Lynch Lecture Hall Chemistry Complex
Attached Document: 

Title: Selective Halogenation and the Study of Noncanonical Lipids

 

 

BMS Lecture (David Liu, Harvard & John Hynes, BMS)

Wed, 2018-05-23 14:00 - 16:00
Speaker: 

David Liu, Harvard

 

John Hynes, BMS

Location: 
Lynch Lecture Hall
Attached Document: 

John Hynes

Bristol-Myers Squibb

 

Discovery of Pyridine Amide Based Inhibitors of Interleukin Receptor-Associated Kinase 4 (IRAK4) for the Treatment of Lupus

 

David R. Liu

Harvard University

 

Base editing: Site-selective chemistry on the genome of living cells


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

2:00 PM

Gilbert Stork Lecture (Eiichi Nakamura, U. Tokyo)

Fri, 2018-05-04 12:00 - 13:00
Speaker: 

Prof. Eiichi Nakamura

University of Tokyo

Location: 
Lynch Lecture Hall
Attached Document: 

Chemistry: A Bridge between the Molecular World and the Real World

 

Organic Reactions Lecture: Rob Knowles, Princeton

Mon, 2017-11-20 16:00 - 17:00
Speaker: 

Prof. Robert R. Knowles

Princeton University

Location: 
Lynch Lecture Hall
Attached Document: 
Proton-coupled electron transfer in organic synthesis.

Organic Chemistry Seminar Dr. Steven Townsend (Vanderbilt)

Mon, 2017-12-11 12:00 - 13:00
Speaker: 
Host: Matthews
Location: 
Carol Lynch Lecture Hall Chemistry Complex

The Human Milk Glycome as a Defense Against Infectious Diseases

 

Organic Chemistry Seminar Dr. Paolo Melchiorre ( Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology)

Mon, 2018-04-16 12:00 - 13:00
Speaker: 
Host: Molander
Location: 
Carol Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall Chemistry Complex

Enhancing the Potential of Organocatalysis with Light


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