Brown University School of Engineering

Faculty Tutorial: Applications of kinetics to mechanistic studies-Dr. Wesley Bernskoetter

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Applications of kinetics to mechanistic studies Dr. Wesley Bernskoetter Department of Chemistry Tuesday, March 18th; Noon; B&H Room 190 Host: Center for the Capture and Conversion of CO2 Abstract: Think performing kinetic and mechanism experiments on chemical reactions sounds complex and difficult? Well, many basic mechanistic analyses can be performed using principles chemists learn in their first few introductory courses. This tutorial will provide a refresher on basic kinetic and transition state theory and discuss how those tools can be applied to create a mechanistic model for chemical processes. The dehydrogenation of primary amines to nitriles by an iridium catalyst will be discussed as the primary example.