BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-// iCalcreator 2.18// BEGIN:VEVENT UID:20190915T231951EDT-5890UEHBHN@ DTSTAMP:20190916T031951Z DESCRIPTION:Abstract:\n\nDespite the success of iron-based catalysts for tr ansformations in organic chemistry\, including cross-coupling and C-H func tionalization reactions\, a detailed molecular level understanding of thes e systems has remained elusive. This limitation is in stark contrast to pa lladium chemistry\, where detailed studies of active catalyst structure an d mechanism have provided the foundation for the continued design and deve lopment of catalysts with novel and/or improved catalytic performance. The use of an experimental approach combining advanced inorganic spectroscopi es (Mössbauer\, magnetic circular dichroism\, electron paramagnetic resona nce)\, density functional theory studies\, synthesis and kinetic analyses enables the direct evaluation of the active iron species in iron catalyzed transformations in organic chemistry\, providing a critical mechanistic f ramework to facilitate and inspire new iron-based methods development. Thi s presentation will focus on our recent studies in organoiron intermediate s in cross-coupling in both the presence and absence of supporting ligands \, including the effect of the key additive NMP in achieving highly effect ive cross-coupling with alkyl Grignard reagent. In addition\, recent studi es on iron-catalyzed hydromagnesiation and C-H functionalization will also be discussed.\n\nBio:\n\nMike received his B.A. in chemistry from Colgate University in 1999. Following studies at the University of Cambridge as a Churchill Scholar\, leading to an M.Phil. degree in chemistry\, he moved to Stanford University where he received his Ph.D. in chemistry in 2007. A t Stanford\, Mike became interested in the use of physical-inorganic spect roscopic methods to understand transition metal catalytic systems in biolo gical systems. Following brief stops at Dow Chemical as a Senior Research Chemist and Los Alamos National Laboratory as a Director’s Postdoctoral Fe llow\, Mike joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Roches ter in 2011 as an assistant professor. His research at Rochester focuses o n the generation of new fundamental insight into structure\, bonding and m echanism in homogeneous non-precious metal catalysis including (1) iron-ca talyzed cross-coupling and (2) iron- and cobalt-catalyzed direct C-H funct ionalization. Further research interests include elucidation of electronic structure\, bonding and mechanism in f-element chemistry.\n DTSTART:20191015T170000Z DTEND:20191015T183000Z LOCATION:Room 10\, Maass Chemistry Building\, CA\, QC\, Montreal\, H3A 0B8\ , 801 rue Sherbrooke Ouest SUMMARY:Chemical Society Seminar: Mike Neidig - Behind the Iron Curtain: In termediates and Mechanism in Iron-Catalyzed Transformations in Organic Syn thesis URL: -mike-neidig-behind-iron-curtain-intermediates-and-mechanism-iron-catalyze d-299572 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR