PhD student Jordan Pierce presented a poster entitled, "Synthesis of air-stable bulky trialkylphosphine precatalysts and evaluation of their efficiency in Buchwald-=Hartwig amination reactions" at the National ACS Meeting in San Diego.
Emily McEachern presented a virtual poster at the fall 2021 National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. Her poster was entitled, "Investigation into the role of reactive sites on PNP pincer ligands in activation of important bond classes."
Two Shaughnessy group members gave presentations at the Southeast Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) hosted by the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at The University of Alabama. Tom Gruchala gave an oral talk entitled, "New Palladium Precatalysts for the Coupling of Sterically Demanding Aryl Bromides with Aniline Derivatives." Maddie Plunkett presented a poster entitled, "Trialkylphosphine Derived Palladacycles as Catalysts for the Cross-Dimerization of Terminal Aryl Acetylenes with Terminal Propargyl Alcohols and Amides: An Evaluation of the Ligand Effects."
Kevin Shaughnessy was an invited speaker in the Advances in Phosphorous-Based Ligands symposium at the SERMACS meeting in Savannah, GA. The talk was entitled, "Mechanistic studies and catalytic applications of conformationally flexible phosphine ligands." Dr. Shaughnessy also co-organized a symposium entitled, "Catalysis in Aqueous & Alternative Media."
Kevin Shaughnessy presented a talk entitled, "Generation of active palladium(0) catalyst species from air-stable palladium(II) precatalysts and their application in cross-coupling reactions," at the fall 2019 National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Diego, CA.
The Shaughnessy group presented 5 papers at the ACS meeting in New Orleans.
Kevin Shaughnessy gave a talk in the Homogeneous Catalysis for Applied Organic Synthesis symposium entitled, "Alkylphosphine cyclometallation as a mode of catalyst deactivation and a source of active catalysts."
Ethan Hu gave a talk entitled, "Methods to reduce Pd(II) precatalysts to Pd(0) for cross-coupling reactions" in the Organic Division.
Benjamin Headford presented a poster entitled, "Synthesis and catalytic application of asymmetrically substituted 1,3-diphosphines," in the Organic Division.
James Howard presented a talk entitled, "Synthesis and catalytic application of asymmetrically substituted 1,3-diphosphines," in the Division of Chemical Education.
Connar Franklin gave a poster in the Division of Chemical Education entitled, "Phosphine-free palladium catalysts for the direct arylation of heterocyclic aromatic compounds."