CCHF Virtual Symposium 03


In January 2016 the CCHF held the third in its series of Virtual Symposia focused on C–H Functionalization broadcast to the broader scientific community.

Each meeting in this series aims to provide a balanced overview of this field, in order to do this we have two talks from CCHF faculty members and two talks from experts in the field from outside the Center. For this session Prof. Richmond Sarpong, a CCHF member from UC-Berkely spoke about his groups efforts to apply C–H Functionalization to alkaloid synthesis. Prof. Ken Houk, a CCHF faculty member from UCLA provided an overview of how his group explores mechanisms and selectivities of C–H functionalization using computational theory. Prof. Tom Rovis from Colorado State University gave an update on his groups development of new ligand systems for use in Rh(III) catalyzed C-H activation. Prof. Ken Itami from Nagoya University, Japan tuned in at 6AM local time to give an overview of how his group approaches the development of novel carbon materials using C-H functionalization strategies.

Building from the previous symposium in this series the event was extremely well attended, with over 81 different locations watching online, 16 from the Center, 7 industrial corporations, 20 other domestic academic institutions and participants tuning in from over 45 different countries. The questions and engagement was excellent.

If you are interested in finding out more about the next in this series, please complete the interest registration link on the sidebar. We plan to hold these symposia three times a year, with the next one planned for June 7th 2016. Register your interest and we will notify of upcoming events.

These events are recorded and the edited videos will be posted online in our OPEN program 3 months after the live event.