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Dr. Richard Schrock presents the Inaugural Baird Lecture

Friday, September 29, 2017
11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Chernoff Hall
Room: 117
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Dr. Richard Schrock, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2005, presents the Inaugural Baird Lecture in CHE117. Reception and light refreshments to follow in Chernoff Hall's 4th floor lounge, all are welcome.

Title: Adventures in the Chemistry of Transition Metal to Carbon Multiple Bonds

Abstract: "A metal-carbon bond is the heart of the chemistry of organic reactions that are catalyzed by transition metals. Multiple (double or triple) metal-carbon bonds of a certain type will catalyze reactions in which carbon-carbon double or triple bonds are rearranged to give new carbon-carbon double or triple bonds. The discovery of a new type of metal-carbon double or triple bond in 1974 led to the design and synthesis of catalysts for these "metathesis" reactions and a Nobel Prize in 2005. Research on alkene and alkyne metathesis reactions continues today."

Lecture at 11:30 a.m. in CHE117 and reception and light refreshments to follow approximately 1:00 p.m. in the 4th floor lounge of Chernoff Hall

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