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  • Professor Robert Knowles
    04/26/18 -
    9:45 AM to 11:00 AM

    Sigma-Aldrich Lecture: Professor Robert Knowles

    Sigma-Aldrich Lecture

Research interests

Professor Knowles' laboratory is interested in addressing unsolved problems in synthetic organic chemistry and asymmetric catalysis. One area of recent focus has been exploring the synthetic applications of proton-coupled electron transfer (PCET) reactions. PCETs are unconventional redox processes in which an electron and proton are exchanged together in a concerted elementary step. While these mechanisms are recognized to play a central a role in biological redox catalysis and inorganic solar energy conversion technologies, their applications in synthetic organic chemistry remain largely unexplored.

  • Event Details

    Location: 331 Smith Hall
    Host: Professor Joseph Topczewski
    Speakers:
    • Professor Robert Knowles
    • Robert Knowles
    • Department of Chemistry
    • Princeton University