Programming Permanent and Transient Molecular Protection via Mechanical Stoppering

Chemical protection (either temporary or permanent) is an essential tool for synthetic chemists, which involves blocking reactive sites on a molecule through covalent bonds. Miguel Soto, a CREATE NanoMat postdoc In the MacLachlan lab, has developed new protection approaches that rely on pure physical shielding. Recently, Dr. Soto has protected a redox-active molecule from heterogeneous reduction using physical shield (a macrocycle). This protecting unit stays in place and operates thanks to two flanking barriers (other macrocycles!) that are mechanical stoppers. Judicious selection of...


Nov 12 2019 - 12:45pm to 2:00pm
Dr. Isil Ozfidan
D-Wave Systems
Nov 13 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Chris Tonge
Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia
Nov 14 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Weiling Chiu
Department of Chemistry, The University of British Columbia


Congratulations to the Perrin Lab!

The Perrin lab's work on one-step, metal-free peptide stapling has been featured on the inside cover of Angewandte Chemie. Congratulations!

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A New Approach to CO2 Conversion

Prof. Berlinguette’s team has been collaborating with Marc Robert (University of Paris / CNRS) to develop efficient CO2 conversion technologies that will contribute to a carbon-neutral environment. Their latest findings, published in Science,...