The Use of Organocatalysis in Stereoselective Reactions – Efficient and Easy Access to Cyclic Compounds

PhD defence, Monday 19 June 2017, Vibeke Henriette Lauridsen.

2017.06.19 | Karen Konradi

Vibeke Henriette Lauridsen

During her PhD-studies, Vibeke Henriette Lauridsen has investigated the usage of small chiral organic molecules as catalysts in different asymmetric reactions. These organocatalysts mimic the function of the enzymes found in nature, and offer practical alternatives to metal catalysis. Vibekes research has focused on the development of new organocatalytic strategies for the construction of complex chiral molecules, which may be of biological relevance. The use of new activation strategies has been the foundation for the development.

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

This résumé was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Monday 19 June 2017 at 10.15
Place: Aud. I, Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University.
Title of dissertation: Expanding the Scope of Asymmetric Organocatalysis: Synthesis of Heterocyclic Compounds
Contact information: Vibeke Henriette Lauridsen, e-mail:, tel.: +4530345371
Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Jose L. Vicario Hernando, Department of Organic Chemistry II, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Professor Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen, Department of Chemistry, Copenhagen University
Professor Ove Christiansen, Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University (Chair)
Main supervisor:
Professor Karl Anker Jørgensen, Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University
Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

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