04 March, 2020
The “Corteva Agriscience Lecture” was delivered by Prof. Magnus Rueping, Associate Director of KAUST Catalysis Center, at the 19th Florida Heterocyclic and Synthetic Chemistry Conference (FloHet) on March 3rd, 2020.
Florida Heterocyclic and Synthetic Chemistry Conference (Flohet) is a biennial conference addressing the most recent advances in heterocyclic and synthetic organic chemistry with particular emphasis on applications for pharmaceutical and agrochemical use.
Prof. Rueping, gave an oral presentation entitled: “Nickel Catalysis for C-C and C-heteroatom Bond Forming Reactions”. He presented his group’s latest results on the use of catalysis for the targeted synthesis of heterocycles, using a broad portfolio of photocatalytic and electrocatalytic, as well as metal-, organo- and biocatalytic transformations.
In this presentation, Prof. Rueping highlighted the introduction to the field of C-O bond activation as well as recent efforts to develop valuable new nickel catalyzed functional group interconversions. These include direct dealkoxylation, decarbonylation, deformity, and decarboxylation reactions. In addition, light-combined metal-catalyzed and photordox transformations were presented, including C (sp3) -H functionalizations and olefin functionalizations and their applications.