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Join us to hear from James Morken, professor at Boston College!

Abstract: Chiral organoboronic esters are versatile intermediates for chemical synthesis. Not only are these compounds stable under a variety of reaction conditions, they are generally non-toxic and can be transformed with minimal generation of hazardous waste. An important feature of aliphatic organoboronic esters is that the boron atom may be replaced with an array of different functional groups through efficient, stereospecific transformations. This seminar will cover new strategies for the construction of alkylboronic esters from simple starting materials in a catalytic enantioselective fashion, and will also discuss ways in which these compounds can be used to address compelling problems in chemical synthesis. of different functional groups through efficient, stereospecific transformations. This seminar will cover new strategies for the construction of alkylboronic esters from simple starting materials in a catalytic enantioselective fashion, and will also discuss ways in which these compounds can be used to address compelling problems in chemical synthesis.

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