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F. Dean Toste

18 June 2012
IOCB Prague
Prof. F. Dean Toste (University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA)
Concepts and Catalysts for Enantioselective Reactions of C-C Multiple Bonds


This lecture will emphasize a reactivity driven approach to development of electrophilic catalysts for addition, rearrangement and coupling reactions of C-C multiple bonds. More specifically, the application of cationic gold(I) complexes, chiral anions and chiral acids in enantioselective transformations initiated by π-activation will be discussed. Particular attention will be devoted to the mechanistic hypotheses that form the basis for catalyst discovery and the development of new reactions.
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