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SELECTBIO Conferences Flow Chemistry Congress 2018

Amanda Evans's Biography

Amanda Evans, Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Dr. Evans received her Ph.D. in organic synthesis from the University of Cambridge (Professor Steven Ley). She was subsequently appointed as a Teaching Fellow and Director of Studies in Chemistry at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge. She has been a Fulbright Scholar and a RSC JWT Fellowship recipient, in addition to appointments as a Visiting Professorship at the University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis and as an Assistant Professor in Bio-Organic Chemistry at California State University Fullerton. Dr. Evans currently works at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a Scientist (Physical Organic Chemistry) in the Biosciences Division. She utilizes both batch and continuous processing/bioprocessing approaches for making molecules and her research interests remain diverse, spanning microfluidic syntheses, continuous flow biocatalysis, high energy compounds, DNA nanotechnology, and polymeric materials. She possesses an extensive background in the generation of chiral substrates and the use of synthetic techniques in combination with other cross-disciplinary methods to construct and characterize molecular or macromolecular compounds with useful material and/or biological properties for interdisciplinary applications. She is particularly interested in establishing more innovative, scalable and sustainable enabling methodologies for creating chiral molecules.

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Tunable Chiroptical Induction Using Synchrotron-Sourced Circularly Polarized Light

Monday, 12 November 2018 at 13:30

Add to Calendar ▼2018-11-12 13:30:002018-11-12 14:30:00Europe/LondonTunable Chiroptical Induction Using Synchrotron-Sourced Circularly Polarized LightFlow Chemistry Congress 2018 in Miami, FloridaMiami,

This talk will focus on the use of circularly polarized (cp), or “chiral”, light as a supramolecular chiroptical field for the induction of asymmetry in small molecule building blocks as a continuous photochemical process. A series of batch and continuous photochemical processing experiments have been performed using synchrotron-sourced cp light as the sole source of chiroptical induction under a number of different conditions. A mechanism for asymmetry generation in these small molecule building blocks in solvent and methods for enhancing the initial selectivities observed will be discussed. Predictive approaches for describing the behavior of similar small molecules will also be presented.

Add to Calendar ▼2018-11-12 00:00:002018-11-13 00:00:00Europe/LondonFlow Chemistry Congress 2018Flow Chemistry Congress 2018 in Miami, FloridaMiami,