Transitioning Organic Synthesis from Organic Solvents to Water

December 4, 2014

A water droplet

There is a greener way to run your organic reactions. Join Dr. Bruce H. Lipshutz as he shares his work developing an alternative to organic solvents that is safer and generates less waste. Learn how reactions can be carried out in water, mostly at room temperature. Representative reactions will be presented.

What You Will Learn:

  • Concepts behind development of tailor-made surfactants for use in organic synthesis
  • Applications to Pd-catalyzed cross-couplings
  • Practical aspects of running reactions under micellar catalysis conditions

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Joe Fortunak
Howard University

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