Organocatalysis in New Settings: Multiple Activation Modes Working Together

PhD defence, Tuesday 13 November 2018. Lars Astrup Leth.

2018.11.13 | Olivia Elsebeth Belling-Nami

Lars Astrup Leth.

The work of Lars Astrup Leth is in the field of asymmetric organocatalysis where he has contributed to the development of novel methodologies by combining the use of small organic molecules as catalysts with a second mode of activation. This have provided a new dimension to the field of asymmetric catalysis and have paved the way for reactivities that could not have been achieved by a mono-catalytic system.

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

This résumé was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Tuesday 13 November 2018 at 11.15
Place: Building 1632, Room 201, AIAS auditorium, Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus C.

Title of PhD thesis: Organocatalysis in New Settings: Multiple Activation Modes Working Together
Contact information: Lars Astrup Leth, e-mail:, tel.: +45 61695850
Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Jieping Zhu, Department of Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne Institut des sciences et ingénierie chimiques, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Professor Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen.
Professor Henrik Stapelfeldt, Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University (chair).
Main supervisor:
Professor Karl Anker Jørgensen, Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University.
Language: The PhD thesis 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 and 1521, 8000 Aarhus C.

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Revised 12.11.2018