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Professor David A. Evans
Harvard University
12 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Phone: 617-495-2949
Fax: 617-495-1460
e-mail: V. Kattar
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Evans Group Seminar Schedule for 2014-2015
Our special topics seminars will be normally held on Friday afternoons at 3:30 PM in the Myers Seminar Room. To access the list of topics to be covered, download the schedule. Visitors are always welcome.

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The schedule for this year's group meetings has not yet been posted. We shall do our best to post it as soon as possible.
Past Evans Group Seminars
Year
Speaker
Seminar Title
Reprint
2009-2010
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FALL SEMINAR SCHEDULE
2009
Yimon Aye
The Chemistry of Thioamides
2009
Jason Beiger
Radicals III: Radical Ions and SOMO Catalysis
2009
Pascal Bindschadler
Olefination Addition Reactions II: bromination and Non-halogenation Reagents
2009
Simone Bonazzi
Radicals II: Stereoselective Reactions
2009
Bichu Cheng
Olefin Addition Reactions I: Chlorination and Iodination
2009
David Ford
Computational Methods in Organic Chemistry
2009
Peter Fuller
Hydrogen Bond Catalysis of Organic Reactions
2009
Egmont Kattnig
Noncovalent Interactions: Electrostatic Efects
2009
Eugene Kwan
Noncovalent interactions: An Introduction to Hydrogen Bonding
2009
Torsak Luanphaisarnnont
Noncovalent Interactions: Van der Waals Forces
2009
Paulo Vitale
Radicals I: Fundamentals and Applications
2009
Andrew Weiss
Relative Hypercongative Release of Sigma C–H and Sigma C–C Bonds
2009
Andrew Weiss
Structure and Generation of Non-Stabilized Carbanions
2009
Joseph Wzorek
The 4-t-Butylcyclohexyl Scaffold: Analysis of Steric and Torsional Effects
2009
Joseph Wzorek
The Curtin-Hammett Principle
2008
Eugene Kwan
N-Heterocyclic Carbenes: Versatile Organocatalysts
2007
Torsak Luanphaisarnnont
Enantioselective Desymmetrization Reactions
2007
Hyun Ji Song
Au(I) and Au(III) Catalyzed Olelin and Acetylene Addition Reactions
2005
Drew Adams
Approaches to the Synthesis of Maquarimicins and Cochleamycins
2005
George Borg
Synthetic Aproaches to Ingenol
2005
Keith Fandrick
Sm(II) Mediated Cyclizations in Natural Products Synthesis
2005
Matthew A. Heuft
[2+2+2] Cycloadditions. Applications in Natural Products Synthesis
2005
Jonathan Lawrence
[4+3] cycloadditions and Their Applications in Synthesis
2005
Pavel Nagorny
The Singlet Oxygen Ene Reaction
2005
Scott Peterson
Stereoelectronic Requirements of Fragmentation Reactions. Applications in Synthesis
2005
Ioannis Sapountzis
Functionalized Grignard Reagents and Their Applications in New Amination Reactions
2005
Jonathan R. Scheerer
C-20 Diterpene Alkaloids
2005
Hyun-Ji Song
Phosphine-Initiated Enolate Transformations
2005
Jimmy Wu
Scandium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Reactions
2005
Joseph Young
Enantioselective Metathesis Catalysts: Synthesis, Application, and Mechanism
2004
Drew Adams
Transannular Diels-Alder Reactions
2004
Andre Beauchemin
Generation & Reactivity of Strained Cycloalkenes
2004
Jonathan Scheerer
Highlights from the Synthesis of the Gibberellins: A 30-Year Odyssey
2003
Keith Fandrick
Stereoelectronic Effects: Recent Advances & Insights
2003
Jonathan Lawrence
Asymmetric Organocatalysis Using Chiral Amines
2003
Scott Peterson
Overview of the Julia-Kocienski Olefination
2003
Regan Thomson
Chiral Nickel Complexes in Asymmetric Catalysis
2003
Jimmy Wu
The Denmark Aldol/Allylation Investigations
2002-2003
Jonathan Scheerer
Aproaches to the Synthesis of Gephyrotoxin
2001-2002
Andre Beauchemin
Catalytic, Enantioselective Addition of Carbon Nucleophiles to C=N Double Bonds
2001-2002
George Borg
Merged CycloadditionCycloreversion Processes in Synthesis Design
2001-2002
Jason Burch
Vinylogous Aldol & Mannich Reactions: Applications in Synthesis
2001-2002
Anna Chiu
Transition Metal Catalyzed Olefin Isomerization
2001-2002
Wade Downey
Thiazolidinethione-Derived Chiral Auxiliaries
2001-2002
Travis Dunn
Non-Aldol Approaches to the Synthesis of Polyketide Natural Products
2001-2002
Jake Janey
Catalytic, Enantioselective Carbonyl Addition Reactions of Zn-Acetylides
2001-2002
Ed Olhava
Approaches to the Synthesis of Phorbol Esters
2001-2002
Scott Peterson
Prospects for Remote Asymmetric Induction using Allylmetal Reagents
2001-2002
Dominic Reynolds
The Quinine Story from Woodward to Stork and Those in Between
2001-2002
Dr. Jared Shaw
Occurrence and Synthesis of Halogen-bearing Stereogenic carbon centers
2001-2002
Sarah Siska
Approaches to the Synthesis of Cyanocycline
2000-2001
Jason Burch
Chiral Methyl Groups -- Synthesis and Applications
2000-2001
Travis Dunn
Towards the Synthesis of Enediyne Natural Products
2000-2001
Essa Hu
Part III: Chiral Lewis Bases as Chiral Catalysts: Subtopic TBA
2000-2001
Jake Janey
Part IV: Chiral Lewis Bases as Chiral Catalysts The Asymmetric Baylis- Hillman Reaction
2000-2001
Dr. Nabi Magomedov
Chemistry of Oxaziridines
2000-2001
Gretchen Peterson
Recent Advances in the Design of Peptide Surrogates
2000-2001
Hemaka Rajapakse
Part II: Chiral Lewis Bases as Chiral Catalysts: Subtopic TBA
2000-2001
Brian Raymer
Approaches of the Synthesis of the Avermectins
2000-2001
Dr. Karl Scheidt
Part I: Chiral Lewis Bases as Chiral Catalysts: Subtopic TBA
2000-2001
Sarah Siska
Models for Nucleophilic Addition to Carbonyls: A Contextual History
2000-2001
Dr. Zach Sweeney
Metal-Mediated Radical Reactions
2000-2001
Dr. Bill Trenkle
Diastereoselective Aldol Reactions of Oxygen-Substituted Enolates. A Route to Highly Oxygenated Carbon Chains
1999-2000
Jason Burch
Homoenolates: Synthesis and Applications
1999-2000
Victor Cee
Mn(III)-Promoted Radical Reactions
1999-2000
Brian Connell
Development of Dioxirane-Mediated Enantioselective Olefin Epoxidations
1999-2000
Wade Downey
Recent Advances in Catalytic Asymmetric Conjugate Addition
1999-2000
Travis Dunn
Intramolecular Enone-Olefin Photocycloadditions Directed Toward Natural Products Synthesis
1999-2000
Dave Favor
Asymmertic Heteroatom Conjugate Additions
1999-2000
Essa Hu
Recent Progress in Macrocyclizations
1999-2000
Jake Janey
Ketene [2+2] Cycloadditions
1999-2000
Jeff Katz
Recent Advances in Peptide coupling. The Issue of Carboxyl Activation
1999-2000
Ed Olhava
Important Copper-Catalyzed Transformations: I. The Kharasch-Sosnovsky Reaction; II. The Asymmetric Baeyer-Villiger Reaction
1999-2000
Gretchen Peterson
The Principle of Self-Regenerating Stereocenters & its Application to Synthesis Targets
1999-2000
Hemaka Rajapakse
Approaches to the Synthesis of Manzamine
1999-2000
Brian Raymer
Asymmetric Synthesis of Quaternary Centers
1999-2000
Sarah Siska
The Synthesis of Cylindrocyclophane
1999-2000
Jason Tedrow
Recent Advances in Organocuprate Chemisttry
1998-1999
Jason Burch
Cytochalasins: Synthesis & Biosynthesis
1998-1999
Jeffrey Katz
Approaches to Carboxyl Activation: A Primer
1998-1999
Gretchen Peterson
Highlights in the Synthesis of Polyquinane Natural Products Synthesis
1998-1999
Hemaka Rajapakse
Stereoselective Synthesis of Tetrahydrofurans
1997-1998
Krista Beaver
An Analysis of the Syntheses of Aphidicolin
1997-1998
Brian Connell
Approaches to the Synthesis of Medium-Ring Ethers
1997-1998
Duke Fitch
Methods Relevant to the Synthesis of the Brevatoxins
1997-1998
Jeffrey Johnson
Mechanistic & theoretical Studies on Stereoselectivity in Diels-Alder Reactions
1997-1998
Forrest Michael
Approaches to the Synthesis of Colchicine
1997-1998
Steve Tregay
Asymmetric Ene Reactions
1996-1997
David Brown-Ripin
The Use of Isoxazoles as 1,3-Dicarbonyl Equivalents in Organic Synthesis
1996-1997
Kevin Campos
the Trans Effect: Implications in Enantioselective Catalyst Design
1996-1997
Duke Fitch
Approaches to the Synthesis of 2,6-Disubstituted Tetrahydropyran Derivatives
1996-1997
Dave Halstead
Nitrile Oxide Cycloadditions
1996-1997
Wes Trotter
Enantioselective Desymmetrization Reactions
1995-1996
David Brown-Ripin
Approaches to the Synthesis of Cylooctanes
1995-1996
Kevin Campos
CH Activation Using Homogeneous Transition Metal Catalysts
1995-1996
Bernard Cote
Chiral Heteroatom-Substituted Organolithium Reagents
1995-1996
Wes Trotter
Asymmetric Transformations of Alpha-Keto Esters
1994-1995
Chuck Scales
Oxidative Coupling of Enolates
1993-1994
Mick Dart
Is there A Cram's Rule for Olefins? Part B
1993-1994
Joeseph Duffy
Is there A Cram's Rule for Olefins? Part A
1992-1993
James Leighton
The PausenKhand Reaction
1991-1992
Joelle Gauchet
A Comparative Analysis of the Syntheses of Reserpine
1990-1991
John Lynch
Bent and Twisted Amides