Hylleraas Seminar, Marc Obst

Hylleraas seminar, hosted in Tromsø

Speaker: Marc Obst


Title: Carboxylation of organoboranes with CO2


Abstract: In 2017 Skrydstrup et al. [1] reported the Cu-catalyzed carboxylation of disubstituted alkenes and terminal alkynes using NHC (N-heterocyclic carbene) ligands and CsF. In my talk, I want to present the preliminary results for possible reaction mechanisms. This will include the Cu-catalyzed reaction mechanism as proposed by Skrydstrup and an uncatalyzed (Cu-free) reaction mechanism we investigated as a result of new experimental findings in our group [2].


[1] M. Juhl, S. Laursen, Y. Huang, D. Nielsen, K. Daasbjerg, T. Skrydstrup; ACS Catal.; 2017; 7; 1392−1396

[2] A. Gevorgyan, M. Obst, K. Hopmann, A. Bayer, manuscript in preparation


The Hylleraas seminars alternate between Oslo (room V205) and Tromsø (room C329), and are broadcasted by video conference to the other place. It is possible to follow the seminars externally upon request.

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