Retirement symposium: Richard Larock

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Date/Time:Friday, 13 May 2011 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:1352 Gilman Hall
Cost:Free
Contact:Patti Boone, chemistry department
Phone:515-294-7807
Channel:College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Categories:Conferences Lectures
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Larock, a Distinguished Professor in chemistry, is retiring. A series of scientific lectures will honor his contributions to the university and to the field of chemistry. The university community is invited to come and go from the various lectures. The symposium continues May 14.

Friday schedule of events:
1-1:05 p.m., Opening remarks, event chair William Leong, Celgene Corp.
1:05-1:35 p.m., "Chemistry in the Real World," Leiv Sydnes, University of Bergen, Norway, former president of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
1:35-2:30 p.m., "Chiral Polyborates in Asymmetric Catalysis," William Wulff, Michigan State University
2:30-3 p.m., Break
3-3:55 p.m., "Organotrifluoroborates: Novel Reagents and Reactivity," Gary Molander, University of Pennsylvania
3:55-4:50 p.m., "Magical Power of d-Block Transition Metals - Pd-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling and ZACA Reaction," Ei-ichi Negishi, Purdue University, 2010 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry