New Modes of Anion-Binding Catalysis

4:00 pm on Monday, April 30, 2018
5:15 pm on Monday, April 30, 2018
Eric Jacobsen, Sheldon Emery Professor of Chemistry at Harvard University, will present The Lambert Lecture, speaking on New Modes of Anion-Binding Catalysis. In this lecture, Professor Jacobsen will describe detailed kinetic and mechanistic studies catalytic anion-abstraction processes. These investigations have revealed unexpected cooperative mechanisms, and new strategies for the design of highly efficient catalysts for a wide range of nucleophilic substitution reactions including enantioselective SN1 pathways and stereospecific glycosylation reactions.