Applications of Asymmetric Organocatalysis in the Synthesis of Attractive Scaffolds

PhD defence, Monday 22 January 2018, Yang Li.

2018.01.22 | Trine Berndt Turtiainen Scheelke

Yang Li

During her studies, Yang Li researched asymmetric organocatalysis and its applications. Asymmetric organocatalysis is a strategy to synthesize target chiral molecules applying chiral organocatalysts. The synthesis of chiral molecules has become an important topic, especially in medicinal industry or bioscience related fields, and has attracted a lot of attention. The chiral organocatalysts, with their many advantages, have proven themselves as useful tools for the synthesis of these important chiral molecules. The new research findings contribute to the expansion of the application of these catalysts in asymmetric synthesis and the understanding of the catalytic mechanisms.

The PhD degree was completed at the Chemistry Department, Science and Technology, Aarhus University.

This résumé was prepared by the PhD student.

Monday 22 January 2018 at 07:30 am
Place: Building 1523, room 318, Physics Auditorium, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ny Munkegade 120, Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus C.
Title of dissertation: Applications of proline derived catalysts and cinchona alkaloids for new asymmetric organocatalytic reactions.
Contact information: Yang Li, e-mail:
Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Jieping Zhu, Institut des sciences et ingénierie chimiques (ISIC), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.
Professor Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen.
Associate Professor Steen Uttrup Pedersen (chair), Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University.
Main supervisor:
Professor Karl Anker Jørgensen, Chemistry Department, Aarhus University
Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.

The dissertation is available for reading at the Graduate School of Science and Technology/GSST,
Ny Munkegade 120, building 1520, rooms 128-134, 8000 Aarhus C.

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