Donnerstag, 13. September 2018, 16:15 - 17:00 iCal

Guest talk: Prof. Tomislav Rovis, USA

Columbia University, New York, USA

Controlling Catalysis with Visible Light

Hörsaal 3 an der Fakultät für Chemie
Boltzmanngasse 1, 1090 Wien


Visible light is an abundant energy source that can also be delivered on demand. Harnessing the energy in visible light has recently been accomplished through the use of photoredox catalysis, which can generate radical intermediates by an oxidation or reduction step to initiate a bond formation followed by a return of the electron or hole to close the catalytic cycle. We have been engaged in expanding the versatility of visible light photoredox catalysis and have uncovered strategies to effect C-H activation in unactivated positions of alkanes as well as controlling catalysis spatially and temporally. Reaction development, mechanistic investi-gations and synthetic applications will be the subject of this lecture.


Fakultät für Chemie, Institut für Organische Chemie


Lena Yadlapalli
Dekanat der Fakultät für Chemie