Inorganic Chemistry Seminar: Professor Kayode Oshin, Creighton University (Host: Chaitan Khosla)
**This seminar is available for in-person attendance.**
About the Seminar
"Catalyst Development & Kinetic Investigation of ATRA Reactions: Integrating Undergraduate Research and Chemical Education"
Atom Transfer Radical Addition (ATRA) of haloalkanes and halocarbonyls to α-olefins is one of the most atom economical methods to simultaneously form C–C and C–X bonds, providing synthetic access to functionalized monoadducts. Studies that attempt to improve this reaction model are important as developing efficient methods to convert olefins into monoadducts for use in subsequent transformation reactions (reductions, displacements, making Grignards) are highly desirable. This presentation will highlight; (i) our research work designing copper and iron complexes for use as catalysts in ATRA, (ii) development of an experimental technique to measure kinetic parameters (activation rate constant values) for ideal ATRA reactions, and (iii) transformation of our results into effective laboratory modules, guided by important academic learning objectives and assessments, so they can be incorporated in the chemistry curriculum. This effort provides faculty at other academic institutions with current and effective modules that can be used in their courses and contributes to the important field of chemical education.
About the Speaker
Education & Professional Appointments
Associate Professor. Creighton University, Omaha, NE. 2020 - Present
Assistant Professor. Creighton University, Omaha, NE. 2016 - 2020
Assistant Professor. Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN. 2012 - 2016
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. Post.Doc. (Organometallic Chemistry) 2011 - 2012
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Ph.D. (Inorganic Chemistry) 2006 - 2011
Emporia State University, Emporia, KS. B.S (Chemistry) 2002 - 2006
External Research Funding Received
12. American Chemical Society (ACS) Petroleum Research Fund 2021 - 2024
Project Title: Investigating mixed-donor scorpionate complexes as catalysts for aziridination reactions.
11. The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Award 2020 - 2025
Project Title: Developing new transition-metal catalyst systems for ATRA and aziridination reactions.
10. Nebraska Academy of Sciences Research Grant 2017 - 2018
Project Title: Synthesis & analysis of novel compounds for the catalytic reduction of nitrate ions in water.
9. Cambridge Isotope Laboratories Inc. Research Grant 2016 - 2017
Project Title: Characterizing macrocyclic compounds using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy.
8. Hamilton Company Research Instrumentation Grant 2015 - 2016
Project Title: Investigating the activity of hetero-macrocyclic copper complexes as active catalysts in ATRA.
7. Kimble-Chase Life Sciences Research Grant 2015 - 2016
Project Title: Using bipyridine copper complexes to measure activation rate constant in ATRA reactions.
6. Thermo-Fisher Scientific Research Support Award 2015 - 2016
Project Title: Selective methylation and stereo-chemical effects of heterocyclic ligands in ATRA reactions.
5. The Weber Foundation Research Grant 2015 - 2016
Project Title: X-Ray crystallography characterization of novel ligands and copper complexes for ATRA.
4. National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Opportunities Award 2015 - 2016
Project Title: Organic transformations via activation of mono-halogenated substrates in ATRA reactions.
3. Eli Lilly & Co. Research Fellowship Award 2014 - 2016
Project Title: The synthesis and characterization of tris-(2-aminoethyl)amine (TREN) ligand derivatives.
2. Cambridge Isotope Laboratories Inc. Research Grant 2014 - 2015
Project Title: Characterization of TREN complexes utilizing Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy.
1. American Chemical Society (ACS) Project SEED Research Grant 2014 - 2015
Project Title: Calculating activation rate constant values in Atom Transfer Radical Addition reactions.
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