Dalton Inorganic Chemistry Seminar: Ligand influences on base metals for multi-electron transformations

Seminar: Inorganic Chemistry | April 21 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Alison Fout, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois

 College of Chemistry

Multi-electron transformations featuring base metals are both particularly challenging and interesting. A series multi-dentate ligand frameworks containing both hydrogen bond donating and accepting moieties in the secondary coordination sphere have been synthesized and reactivity will be described. These transformations feature the reduction of inorganic oxyanions which have long been touted for their inertness since these species are generally considered to be non-complexing anions, poor nucleophiles and kinetically inert to oxidation and reduction. Likewise, using a strong-field bis(carbene) ligand platform we have been able to demonstrate two-electron redox reactions on both cobalt and nickel complexes to access relatively rare organometallic species that are capable of a variety of catalytic transformations.

 Light refreshments will be served at 3:50pm in The Coffee Lab

 seminarcoordinator-cchem@berkeley.edu, 510-643-0572