Givaudan Karrer Lecture 2018

The Department of Chemistry of the University of Zurich is pleased to announce the Givaudan-Karrer Lectures 2018 by Prof. Dr. Alois Fürstner.

To join the course please e-mail Mrs.Natalie Mordasini

The course will focus on important advances in organometallic catalysis. The mechanistic logic will be presented and structure and bonding of reactive intermediates will be discussed. A few selected applications to natural product chemistry are meant to illustrate the impact of these catalytic transformations on organic synthesis in general. Specifically, the following topics will be covered:

Lecture Topics

  • Activation of π-Bonds: Alkene Metathesis (Lectures 1-4)
  • Activation of π-Bonds: Alkyne Metathesis (Lectures 5-6)
  • Activation of π-Bonds by Carbophilic Lewis Acids (Lectures 7-9)
  • Activation of π-Bonds by Nucleophilic Metal Catalysts (Lectures 10-11)
  • Iron Catalysis (Lecture 12)

Lecture Schedule

Date Time Lecture Hall
Monday, March 5th, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 Y 22 F 62
Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 08:00 - 10:00 Y 03 G 91
Monday, March 19th, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 Y 22 F 62
Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 08:00 - 10:00 Y 03 G 91
Monday, March 26th, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 Y 22 F 62
Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 08:00 - 10:00 Y 03 G 91

Link to the downloadpage for the course material (password portected)