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

March 13, 2014

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Tuesday, March 18th - Dr. Wesley Bernskoetter-Applications of kinetics to mechanistic studies

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.

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