Rylan Lundgren, PhD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Science - Chemistry

Contact

Associate Professor, Faculty of Science - Chemistry
Email
rylan.lundgren@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-3766
Address
E4-17a Chemistry Centre - East
11227 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G2

Overview

About

B.Sc. University of Manitoba

Ph.D. Dalhousie University

NSERC PDF Massachusetts Institute of Technology and California Institute of Technology



Research

Our research group is broadly interested in catalysis, organometallic chemistry, synthesis and reactivity. We seek to address problems and limitations in chemical synthesis by devising new concepts and tools related to homogeneous catalysis involving both transition metal and organic moieties. Specific interests include novel oxidative coupling reactions inspired by the reactivity of oxidase enzymes; simultaneous dual substrate activation strategies to enable, for example, olefin functionalizations; the development of new dehydrogenative processes; and alternative methods to generate single-electron reductants. Additionally, we are also interested in developing and exploiting strained unsaturated cyclic molecules as potential reagents for bioconjugation and click reactions.

Courses

CHEM 101 - Introductory University Chemistry I

Atoms and molecules, states of matter, chemistry of the elements. Prerequisite: Chemistry 30, or equivalent.

Winter Term 2021
CHEM 103 - Introductory University Chemistry I

Atoms and molecules, states of matter, chemistry of the elements. Prerequisite: Chemistry 30, or equivalent. Note: Restricted to Engineering students only. Other students who take this course will receive *3.0.

Winter Term 2021
CHEM 437 - Transition Metal Chemistry

An introduction to organotransition metal chemistry. The course will deal with the synthesis, basic bonding, and reactivity of organotransition metal complexes. Topics to be covered include transition metal complexes of hydrides, phosphines, carbonyls, olefins, alkynes, polyolefins, cyclopentadienyl and related cyclic pi-ligands; metal-carbon sigma- and multiple bonds. The application of these complexes to homogeneous catalysis and to organic synthesis will be discussed when appropriate. Prerequisite: CHEM 243 and one 300-level CHEM course; or consent of the instructor.

Fall Term 2020
CHEM 537 - Transition Metal Chemistry

Graduate level course on organotransition metal chemistry. The course will deal with the synthesis, bonding, and reactivity of organotransition metal complexes. Topics to be covered include transition metal complexes of hydrides, phosphines, carbonyls, olefins, alkynes, polyolefins, cyclopentadienyl and related cyclic pi-ligands; metal-carbon sigma- and multiple bonds. The application of these complexes to homogeneous catalysis and to organic syntheses will be discussed when appropriate. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Not open to students with credit in CHEM 437.

Fall Term 2020

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