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Kevin Moeller

Washington University in St. Louis
Organic Synthesis and Electrochemistry: A Powerful Combination for Addressing Synthetic Challenges of Structure and Location
Electrochemistry is a powerful tool that can be used to selectively reverse the polarity of known functional groups, solve challenging synthetic problems, and probe the mechanism of reactive intermediates in new ways. Interestingly, the connection between electrochemistry and synthesis also works well in the opposite direction. Organic synthesis is a powerful tool that can be used to selectively functionalize electrodes and solve challenging analytical problems in new ways. In the seminar to be presented, the interplay between electrochemistry and organic synthesis will be examined in order to shed light on how a combination of the technologies provides both new methods for the construction of organic molecules and new approaches for the evaluation of small molecule – receptor interactions.
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