Through August 20, 2021
Organic molecules play critical roles in human society, making up drugs, agrochemicals, materials, fuels, health supplements, food additives and household chemicals. Our world not only constantly needs new organic molecules with previously unknown or improved function, but also requires more efficient and environmentally friendly processes for their preparation. Organic chemistry is a fundamental discipline that studies syntheses, properties, and applications of organic molecules. As a core subject, organic chemistry provides foundations for a diverse range of research areas, including (but not limited to) drug discovery, molecular biology, chemical biology, petroleum and environmental chemistry, material science and molecular engineering. Despite the great advancement in the past decades, organic chemistry remains a fast-growing field. Organic chemists are continually looking for more efficient methods or strategies that can streamline synthesis with minimal wastes and energy costs, or novel small and large molecules that exhibit unique functions.
Join us for the second annual PKU-UChicago Joint Lecture Series: Organic/Organometallic Chemistry. Each event in the series will feature a lecture by a University of Chicago professor and Peking University professor, delineating their current research efforts. The lecture will conclude with audience Q&A.
Lecture 1 | Jul. 16 9:00 am (Beijing Time) / Jul. 15 8:00 pm (Chicago Time)
Lecture 2 | Jul. 23 9:00 am (Beijing Time) / Jul. 22 8:00 pm (Chicago Time)
Lecture 3 | Jul. 28 9:00 am (Beijing Time) / Jul. 27 8:00 pm (Chicago Time)
Lecture 4 | Aug. 6 9:00 am (Beijing Time) / Aug. 5 8:00 pm (Chicago Time)
Lecture 5 | Aug. 13 9:00 am (Beijing Time) / Aug. 12 8:00 pm (Chicago Time)
John Anderson (UChicago)
Bifunctional Ligand-Based Storage of Protons and Electrons for Challenging Reactivity and Catalysis
Rong Zhu (PKU)
Catalyst bifurcation enabled synthesis: from olefin hydrofunctionalization to acetylenic polymerization