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(347) Iodine Reagents in Synthesis and Flow Chemistry

Seminar:         (347) Iodine Reagents in Synthesis and Flow Chemistry

Speaker:         Prof. Thomas Wirth, School of Chemistry, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Britain

Time:         2019-03-08 16:00 to 2019-03-08 17:00

Venue:         Room 8, Conference Building

Organizer: SPST

Brief biography of the speaker:

From 1984 – 1990, Prof. Thomas Wirth studied at the University of Bonn in Germany. In 1992, he received his PhD degree at the Technical University of Berlin. From 1992 – 1993, he undertook post-doctoral studiesat the University of Kyoto, Japan. From 1994 – 1998, he took a habilitation at the University of Basel. In 1999, he was a Visiting Scientist at University of Toronto, and in 2000, he was a Visiting Scientist at Chuo University in Tokyo. Since 2000, he has been a Professor of Organic Chemistry at Cardiff University in United Kingdom. He is also a Visiting Professor at Osaka University (2004), Osaka Prefecture University (2008) and JSPS short-term fellowship at Kyoto University (2012) in Japan.

His principal focus of research focuses on methodologies on Hypervalent iodine reagents, chiral selenium electrophiles, chiral ligand control, electrochemical methods and the research is also supported by computational chemistry. Also, his research also includes microreactor technology including dangerous reactions, unusual reaction conditions and radiochemical synthesis.

The further information for the speaker’s research can be found at https://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/wirth/