ZIOC has launched a series of lectures in various areas of organic chemistry to be running throughout the year.
On March 15, Professor Michael L. Neidig from the University of Rochester, New York, USA, delivered a lecture "Structure, Bonding and Mechanism in Iron-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling" ijn Zelinsky Institute.
The lecture deals with a popular and vigorously developing area of catalysis by iron complexes. The presented study focused on the detection and investigation of intermediates in cross-coupling and C-H reactions.
Of particular interest were the physicochemical methods used in the study, including Mossbauer spectroscopy and magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopy.
The lecture attracted a wide audience, including undergraduates and PhD students, and was followed by a lively discussion.