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Tuesday 03 September
Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Building 11:00
Learning to Love CO2: Carboxylation, Catalysis, and Desalination Prof. Ji-Woong Lee [Info]

Learning to Love CO2: Carboxylation, Catalysis, and Desalination

Currently, more than 40 gigatonnes of CO2 are released annually into the atmosphere as a result of fossil fuel combustion, causing ocean acidification and climate unpredictability. Anthropogenic CO2 emission is seemingly hard to diminish in the near future and, therefore, CO2 -capture and sequestration or CO2 -functionalization can be viable solutions to address this issue. To use CO2 as a chemical feedstock, namely as a C1 building block, it is essential to equip the process with a nucleophilic catalyst or a highly active reagent, as exemplified by Grignard carboxylation reactions and some recent progress in metal-catalyzed reactions. In this seminar, I will display how we can utilize CO2 not only as a chemical feedstock and a catalyst but also as a stimulus for a desalination process. The obtained knowledge in CO2 activation and desalination will be beneficial in supramolecular chemistry, biology, CO2functionalization catalysis and CO2 sequestration processes. Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen
Sunday 15 September
Perlman Chemical Sciences Building 11:00
Chemical and Biological Physics Dept Special Seminar Prof. Randall Goldsmith [Info]

Chemical and Biological Physics Dept Special Seminar

University of Wisconsin
Sunday 22 September
Gerhard M.J. Schmidt Lecture Hall 11:00
Ben May Center for Chemical Theory and Computation, Inaugural lecture Prof Daan Frenkel [Info]

Ben May Center for Chemical Theory and Computation, Inaugural lecture

University of Cambridge