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Catalytic Reaction Mechanism Elucidation via Real Time Analysis Event as iCalendar

(Chemical Sciences)

28 March 2018

4 - 6pm

Venue: 301-G053 Med Chem

Location: University of Auckland

Host: School of Chemical Sciences

Cost: Free

Professor Scott McIndoe, Department of Chemistry, University of Victoria, Canada
Professor Scott McIndoe

Professor Scott McIndoe from the University of Victoria (Canada), will give this colloquium entitled “Catalytic Reaction Mechanism Elucidation via Real Time Analysis”.  

Methodological developments have allowed electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) to become a powerful tool for monitoring reactions in real time. Its speed, sensitivity, ability to cope with complex mixtures and high dynamic range means it can collect kinetic data on complex reactions under real catalytic conditions. In partnership with orthogonal spectroscopic methods, its scope is broadened considerably. 

Scott’s talk will describe these methods and present some of the findings in cross-coupling, hydroacylation, hydrogenation and polymerization.

The seminar will be followed by a reception outside of MedChem.

Our speaker

Professor McIndoe is originally from New Zealand and obtained his PhD from the University of Waikato (with Prof Brian Johnson) in 1998. 

He has returned this year to give a lecture series at the University of Canterbury as the 2018 recipient of the Visiting Erskine Fellowship.

If you would like to meet with Scott during his visit please get in touch with either Christian Hartinger or Erin Leitao.