Place: 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Speaker: Tehshik Yoon, UW Department of Chemistry
Abstract: Chemical synthesis inflects every aspect of modern life. Everything from the clothes we wear to the food we eat to the medicines that so many of us take on a daily basis benefit from the products of chemical synthesis. Chemistry has been able to have such a profound impact on human life because of chemist's ability to construct complex organic molecules with precisely defined three-dimensional shapes. In this talk, I will attempt to explain what some of the most interesting challenges and opportunities are in contemporary organic synthesis.