The Black Research Group at Eastern Illinois University
Schedule of Group Meetings*
SUMMER 2005

**All Meetings Are Held in the
Chemistry Conference Room**

Date
Day
Time
Speaker**
Topic
June 23
Thurs.
1:00 pm
Mike R.
Synthesis and evaluation of new chiral nucleophilic transacylation catalysts
June 30
Thurs.
1:00 pm
Nick
Development of butenolide annulation sequence, especially degree of stereocontrol, in preparation for application to complex natural products.
July 7
Thurs.
1:00 pm
Aaron

a. Synthesis of the tetracyclic core of diazonamide A.
b
. Synthesis of 1-propylxanthine - a potential new drug for Tx of neonatal apnea via adenosine receptor antagonism
c. The "tetralone approach" to the total synthesis of heritol

July 14
Thurs.
1:00 pm
Larry
Development of butenolide annulation sequence, especially degree of stereocontrol, in preparation for application to complex natural products.
July 21
Thurs.
1:00 pm
Steve
a. Boronate fragmentation for the synthesis of dolabelladienes  b. Synthesis and chemistry of fused β-lactams.
July 28
Thurs.
1:00 pm
Drew
a. Mechanism of the DMAP-catalyzed transacylation reaction
b. Application of DMAP transacylation reaction to 3-substituted oxindoles c. Development of a chiral Lewis acid catalyst for the enantioselective rearrangement of β-lactones.
Aug  4
Thurs.
1:00 pm
THB
Introduction to molecular modeling and computational chem- istry; using ISIS/Draw and Chem3D-Ultra; energy minimiza- tion, local vs. global minima, etc.
Aug  11
Thurs.
1:00 pm
THB
End of semester things!

* Be sure to check times/dates, as they can change with little notice!
**Speakers should always review the guidelines for giving group presentations in the Handbook
Can always be replaced with something timely, like a major lab breakthrough....