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Getting To K(N,O)w Vanadium And Zirconium: First Impressions And Past Connections

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00
Samuel Griffin
University of British Colombia
Event Category: 
IDG - Inorganic Discussion Group
Laurel Schafer
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The utilization of biomass as a source of fuels and chemicals provides a renewable alternative to fossil fuels. The catalytic reductive coupling of alcohols is one way that biomass-derived feedstocks can be upgraded to value-added chemicals. This presentation will detail new directions in the Schafer group, from initial exploration of 1,3-N,E-chelated vanadium complexes to their application as catalysts for the reductive coupling of alcohols. Staying true to Schafer group roots, group 4 catalysts for the atom-economic synthesis of amines will also be discussed.