The Nature Catalysis paper published by the Martin group on February 2021 “Deciphering the dichotomy exerted by Zn(ii) in the catalytic sp2 C–O bond functionalization of aryl esters at the molecular level” has been featured on the video podcast “Synthesis Workshop.” The latest video of the podcast, published Saturday 12th, is presented by Craig Day, PhD student in the Martin group. In the “Research spotlight episode,” Day shares the investigation of the mechanism of nickel-catalysed Negishi cross-coupling reactions of aryl esters and how his team found surprising interactions between zinc II salts and nickel species.
The video podcast “Synthesis Workshop – Exploring the Art of Organic Synthesis,” is hosted by ICIQ alumnus Matthew Horwitz, who did a postdoc with the Melchiorre group in 2017 and is now working as a Scientist at Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson in the Discovery Process Research (DPR) group in Belgium.
Synthesis Workshop is an open access video podcast exploring the field of organic synthesis. The podcast uses four complementary modules – Total Synthesis, Named Reactions, Research Spotlights, and Culture of Chemistry – to investigate advances in many areas of chemistry and delve into the “human aspects” of having a career in chemistry. The videos are also available on the Synthesis Workshop YouTube channel.