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The University of Southampton

Advances in Alpha Elimination: Catalytic Organoelement Synthesis Seminar

9 April 2014
Room 2003, Building 27 Chemistry University of Southampton Southampton SO17 1BJ

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Event details

Prof Rory Waterman presents a seminar as part of the Molecular Assembly Function and Structure Groups seminar series.

Expansion of α elimination, a rare class of deinsertion reactions that product low valent fragments, has been sought. Silanes with π-donating substituents, RXSiH2 (X = NMe2, Cl, etc), react with triamidoamine-supported zirconium with evidence of silylene formation. Thus, in situ, catalytic N–Si dehydrocoupling allows for α-silylene elimination. Success in organoelement synthesis has been realized with iron catalysts. These compounds appear to dehydrocouple phosphines by α-phosphinidene elimination and engage in catalytic preparation organophosphines by transfer of ‘PR’ to a substrate.

Speaker information

Prof Rory Waterman, University of Vermont. Prof Waterman works in the areas of synthetic inorgnic chemsitry, organometallic chemistry and catalysis.

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