Prof. Yoshihisa Inoue (hosted by Prof. Dr. Werner M. Nau)
Department of Applie Chemistry, Osaka University, Japan
Jul 9 2012 - 13:00 - Jul 9 2012 - 13:00
JCLL seminar room (i.e. room 1, Research V)
Research V is the east wing of the building that hosts Guest House, University Club and Reserach V. You can see it on this map: http://www.jacobs-university.de/sites/default/files/uploaded_files/ABOUT...
The JCLL seminar room is on the left as you enter the Research V building.
Osaka University (Japan)
Chiral Photochemistry in Supramolecular and Biomolecular Regimes
Photochirogenesis, or chiral photochemistry, is one of the most intriguing and challenging topics in current chemistry, as an attractive alternative to the conventional catalytic and enzymatic asymmetric syntheses which met a great success in the last few decades.
Photochemical asymmetric synthesis can be achieved by using chiral molecular sensitizers and hydrogen-bonding templates as well as chiral supramolecular and biomolecular hosts. Of these strategies, the supramolecular approach is of particular interest, enabling us to dually manipulate the chiral interaction of prochiral substrate with chiral host in both ground and excited states. After a brief introduction to the history of photochirogenesis, I will talk about the most recent results of our research on supramolecular and biomolecular photochirogenesis using cyclodextrin and protein hosts.