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2013 Cava Lecture: Fraser Stoddart

Lectures Structure and Mechanism in Radical Mechanostereochemistry 12:45 PM, Thursday, February 14th, 2013 1093 Shelby Hall (Technical Talk) Mingling Art and Science 2:00 PM, Friday, February 15th, 2013 1093 Shelby Hall (General Interest Talk) Biography The academic career of Fraser Stoddart, who was born in the capital of Scotland on Victoria Day (24 May) in […]

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Discovery Still Has Impact 20 Years Later

Dr. Anthony J. Arduengo, a professor in the Department of Chemistry, made a discovery more than 20 years ago that changed the way chemists understand highly reactive substances known as carbenes. As he continues his research, Arduengo’s breakthrough continues to influence some of the most cutting edge research being done today. Chemists once viewed carbenes […]

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Fishing for Uranium

Chemistry Professor Researches Unlikely Resource in the Uranium Extraction Process More common than silver, tin, or mercury, uranium is found nearly everywhere on Earth — yet it is often difficult to obtain. On land, uranium mining is damaging to the environment and risky for workers. And though the world’s oceans contain some 4.6 billion tons […]

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2012 Arduengo Lecture: Robert Moss

Lectures Classic Carbenes and Carbene Complexes Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 12:45 PM Room 1093 Shelby Hall (Technical Lecture) A Chemist’s Avocation: A Celebration of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes Friday, March 23rd, 2012 3:30 PM Room 1093 Shelby Hall (General Audience Lecture) Biography Professor Robert A. Moss is Research Professor and Louis P. Hammett […]

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2011 Cava Lecture: Kyriacos Costa Nicolaou

Lectures Molecules That Changed the World 4:00 PM, Monday, September 19th, 2011 1004 Shelby Hall (General Interest Talk) Maitotoxin:  An Inspiration for Synthesis 12:45 PM, Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 1093 Shelby Hall (Technical Talk) Biography Kyriacos Costa (KC) Nicolaou was born on July 5, 1946 in Cyprus, where he grew up and went to school […]

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2011 Arduengo Lecture: Konrad Seppelt

Lectures A Chemist’s Way of Thinking Monday, February 21, 2011 4:00 p.m. Room 1004 Shelby Hall (General Audience Lecture) Generation of (Radical) Cations by Means of Extreme Oxidants Tuesday, February 22, 2011 12:45 p.m. Room 1093 Shelby Hall (Technical Lecture) Biography Professor Doctor Konrad Seppelt, Professor of Chemistry at the Free University of Berlin, was […]

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2010 Arduengo Lecture: Guy Bertrand

Lectures Novel Stable Non-Arduengo Carbenes and Related Species 12:30 PM, March 25, 2010, 1093 Shelby Hall (Technical Talk) Bending the Rules 3:00 PM, March 26th, 1093 Shelby Hall (General Interest Talk) Biography Professor Guy Bertrand was born in Limoges (France) in 1952. He currently holds the title of Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University […]

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2009 Cava Lecture: Jerrold Meinwald

Lectures When the Chemistry is Right: Violence, Sex, and Drugs in the World of Insects 4:00 PM, Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 1093 Shelby Hall (General Interest Talk) Exploring the Chemistry of Biotic Interactions 12:45 PM, Thursday, October 29th, 2009 1093 Shelby Hall (Technical Talk) Musical Performance 12:00 PM, Friday October 30th, 2009 Moody Music Building […]

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2009 Arduengo Lecture: Holger Braunschweig

Lectures Borylene Complexes as Reagents in Organic and Organometallic Synthesis 12:30 PM, Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 151 Shelby Hall (Technical Talk) Boron: Applications in Chemistry and Beyond 3:00 PM, Friday, April 3rd, 2009 151 Shelby Hall (General Interest Talk) Biography Professor Dr. Holger Braunschweig, C4 Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Würzburg, was […]

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2009 Cava Lecture: Richard R. Schrock

Lectures How Basic Research in Chemistry Led to a Nobel Prize 5:00 PM, Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 107 Shelby Hall (General Interest Talk) Thousands of Catalysts for Olefin Metathesis: Variability, Longevity, and Asymmetry at the Metal 12:45 PM, Thursday, April 30th, 2009 151 Shelby Hall (Technical Talk) Biography Richard R. Schrock is the Frederick G. […]

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