Design & Retrosynthesis of Complex Molecules

A student-led monthly seminar within the University of Utah Chemistry Department


A monthly meeting where chemistry students can practice and refine the various aspects of complex molecule design and synthesis. This student run group will meet once a month for 1.5-2 hours, with an alternating schedule of events for each month. The first month (month a) will consist of a student presented seminar. The themed seminar will focus on a class or type of complex molecule (e.g., macrocycles, strained systems, sensitive functionality, …). The seminar will include a summary of related synthesis strategies and will conclude with a discussion of relevant natural products and/or molecular targets. The following month (month b) will consist of volunteer students presenting and defending their strategies to address partial or full total syntheses of a theme appropriate complex molecule.

Each meeting (both month A and month B) will meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm

via Zoom (the meeting link will be sent prior to each meeting).

For more details, refer to this document:

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