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RSC Corday-Morgan Prize Winner to present at Aston

Royal Society of Chemistry
23rd November 2016

Professor Ian Fairlamb, winner of the 2016 Corday-Morgan Prize and Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of York, will be visiting Aston University to deliver a lecture on his work, entitled ‘Exploiting mechanistic understanding in transition metal catalysis: the synthesis of valuable chemical targets.’

The hour-long lecture will offer guests an opportunity to hear about Ian’s prize winning work, as well as an opportunity to network. 

A Brief Abstract of Professor Fairlamb’s work
In this research seminar I will discuss the work that we have done on the design and development of transition metal catalysts for academically and industrially important organic transformations, from classical cross-coupling reactions through to C-H bond functionalisation transformations. I will explain how homogeneous palladium catalysts aggregate to give catalytically-competent higher order Pd species (nanoparticles) which are active in a wide range of reactions.  I will discuss the synthesis of an eclectic range of both simple and complex organic products, highlighting the current state-of-the-art in terms of catalysis, but also the limitations we face as a catalysis community.  In this respect, a perspective on the future of this area will be given at the end of the seminar, with comments about green chemistry metrics and environmental resilience.

Timings
6pm: Refreshments in Cafe 66
6.30pm: Lecture in G11
7.30 - 8.30pm: Networking and Wine Reception in Cafe 66

Cafe 66 is located next to G11

Venue
G11 The Bying Kendrick Lecture Theatre
Main Building, Ground Floor
Aston University
Aston Triangle
Birmingham
B4 7ET