Presenter Information

Tarini Hardikar, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Davis 117

Start Date

30-4-2015 9:00 AM

End Date

30-4-2015 10:55 AM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

A new photochemical route to dimethylvinylidene, a highly reactive, short-lived carbene intermediate featuring a neutral divalent carbon, has been synthesized. Upon photolysis with UV light (~315 to 400 nm), the precursor releases the carbene that can be then trapped by an alkene. Efforts to determine the lifetime of this carbene and the rate at which reacts with alkenes, using time resolved laser flash photolysis techniques, are currently underway. This method of generating vinylidenes opens up a novel, safe and viable avenue to analogous intermediates which are considerably difficult to generate by other means.

Faculty Sponsor

Suzi Cole

CLAS Field of Study

Natural Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1124

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Apr 30th, 9:00 AM Apr 30th, 10:55 AM

Let there be light! Photochemical Generation of Dimethylvinylidene

Davis 117

A new photochemical route to dimethylvinylidene, a highly reactive, short-lived carbene intermediate featuring a neutral divalent carbon, has been synthesized. Upon photolysis with UV light (~315 to 400 nm), the precursor releases the carbene that can be then trapped by an alkene. Efforts to determine the lifetime of this carbene and the rate at which reacts with alkenes, using time resolved laser flash photolysis techniques, are currently underway. This method of generating vinylidenes opens up a novel, safe and viable avenue to analogous intermediates which are considerably difficult to generate by other means.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/403