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LSO seminar - Prof. Takahiko Akiyama

Prof. Takahiko Akiyama (Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Gakushuin University, Tokyo, Japan) will give a seminar on Monday 24 April 2017 at 3 p.m. in the Lavoisier lecture room.

The title of his talk is "Recent progress in the chiral phosphoric acid catalysis".

Abstract: Chiral phosphoric acid, derived from (R)-BINOL, has been recognized as highly efficient chiral Brønsted acid catalyst, which controls the stereochemistry based on the hydrogen bond network by using the Brønsted acidic part and Lewis basic part. In this lecture we will discuss the discovery of the chiral phosphoric acid catalyst and recent progress in the chiral phosphoric acid catalysis, such transfer hydrogenation of imines and construction of chiral biaryl structure.