473127 Influence of Solvent on Acid and Metal Catalyzed Reations

Tuesday, November 15, 2016: 10:30 AM
Imperial B (Hilton San Francisco Union Square)
Matthew Neurock, Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Many of the catalytic transformations involved in the conversion of chemicals and biomass-derived intermediates are carried out in solvents that can significantly influence the catalytic chemistry, the kinetics and the underlying mechanisms. Solvents can act to stabilize or destabilize reaction intermediates and transition states and, in some cases, they are intimately involved in co-catalyzing reactions. We will examine the role of different solvents on both metal as well as acid catalyzed reactions.

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