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Organic Seminars 2018

Faculty Recruiting Seminar  Alison Wendlandt

Wednesday, January 31, 3:30pm - 4:30pm, WEL 2.122

Mechanism-guided development of new, selective catalytic reactions

Alison Wendlandt

Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry & Chemical Biology

Harvard University

Eric Jacobsen Lab Research Web Page

PhD, Wisconsin, 2015

Jacobsen Lab:  Our program is dedicated to the discovery of practical catalytic reactions, and to the application of state-of-the art mechanistic and computational techniques to the analysis of those reactions. Over the past several years, we have sought and identified new classes of chiral catalysts, and several of these have found widespread application in industry and academia. These include metal-salen complexes for asymmetric epoxidation, conjugate additions, and hydrolytic kinetic resolution of epoxides; copper-diimine complexes for asymmetric aziridination; chromium-Schiff base complexes for a wide range of enantioselective pericyclic reactions; and organic hydrogen bond-donor catalysts for activation of neutral and cationic electrophiles. Our mechanistic analyses of these catalytic systems have helped uncover general principles for future catalyst design, including electronic tuning of enantioselectivity, cooperative homo- and hetero-bimetallic catalysis, hydrogen-bond donor asymmetric catalysis, and anion binding catalysis.


Publications (Jacobsen Group)

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h-index:  6  Total Publications:  6  Total Citations:  1044  (Web of Science, Dec. 2017)

highly citedHighly Cited Publication:  Wendlandt, AE; Suess, AM; Stahl, SS.  Copper-catalyzed aerobic C-H functionalizations: trends and mechanistic insights.  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 50(47), 2011, 11062-11087.  DOI:  10.1002/anie.201103945


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