• Homework #1, interview the scientist, due Tuesday, Feb 2, 5 pm – posted Su, Jan 31
  • To be determined

Paper Discussions

  • Discussion #1, Fri, Feb 5, Pre-class Assignment
    • B.D. Vineyard et al., Asymmetric Hydrogenation. Rhodium Chiral Bisphosphine Catalyst, DOI10.1021/ja00460a018
    • More readings of interest
      • W.S. Knowles, Application of organometallic catalysis to the commercial production of L-DOPA, DOI: 10.1021/ed063p222
      • G.W. Parshall & R.E. Putscher, Organometallic chemistry and catalysis in industry, DOI: 10.1021/ed063p189
      • C.A. Tolman, Steric and electronic effects in olefin hydrocyanation at Du Pont: A scientific and industrial success story, DOI: 10.1021/ed063p199
      • 2001 Nobel Chemistry
  • Discussion #2, Fri, Feb 12, Pre-class Assignment
    • C.N. Rowley et al., DFT Study of the Isomerization and Spectroscopic/Structural Properties of Ruthenacyclobutane Intermediates Relevant to Olefin Metathesis, DOI: 10.1021/om8008519
    • More readings of interest
  • To Be Determined