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Weix Group Reveals New Multimetallic-Catalyzed Biaryl Synthesis

The Weix Group, recently discovered a new solution to the long-standing challenge of cross-coupling two different aryl electrophiles - a multimetallic cross-Ullman reaction. Graduate student Laura Ackerman, assisted by undergraduate Matt Lovell, developed a method to couple an aryl bromide with an aryl sulfonate ester selectively. The secret is to use a combination of two different metal catalysts, palladium and nickel, along with a simple fluoride salt. Given the abundance of the aryl starting materials and the importance of biaryls in pharmaceuticals and materials, this new reaction could find wide application. (more)

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September 25, 2015
Weix Group Reveals New Multimetallic-Catalyzed Biaryl Synthesis.  more...

June 24, 2015
Terrell Samoriski Wins Chemistry Department Sandra Beach Award.  more...

April 16, 2015
Chitavi Maulloo, Rachel Kasimer and Christine Ziegler win University awards!.  more...

January 27, 2015
NIH Funds Neidig Research on Iron-Catalyzed Carbon-Carbon Cross Coupling.  more...

December 18, 2014
Daniel Weix Receives Two Awards for Green Chemistry Research.  more...

October 9, 2015 • 9:00 AM
The Architecture of Enzyme Dianion Activation Sites
Professor John P. Richard
Hutchison Hall 473

October 16, 2015 • 9:00 AM
Searching for New Reactivity: Iron-Catalyzed Stereoselective Olefin Aminohydroxylation and Aminofluorination Reactions
Professor Hao Xu
Hutchison Hall 473

October 19, 2015 • 12:00 PM
Nickel-Catalyzed Reductive Coupling of Aryl Halides with Alkyl Electrophiles
Lukiana Anka-Lufford
Hutchison Hall 473

October 21, 2015 • 12:00 PM
Playing around with oxygen: homogeneous catalysts for the incorporation and removal of oxygen functionalities from biomass
Professor R.J.M. (Bert) Klein Gebbink
Lander Auditorium, HH 140

October 26, 2015 • 1:00 PM
Transition Metal Synergy in the Selective Formation of Carbon-Carbon Bonds
Laura Ackerman
Goergen Hall 101

October 27, 2015 • 4:00 PM
Organometallic Aspects of Alkyl and Fluoroalkyl Cross-Coupling Reactions
Professor David Vicic
Hutchison Hall 473

October 28, 2015 • 12:00 PM
Electronically Tunable Metamaterials and Metasurfaces
Professor Harry A. Atwater
Lander Auditorium, HH 140

October 30, 2015 • 1:00 PM
Functional Materials Composed of Supramolecular Fibrils
John DiMaio
Goergen Hall 108