Virginia Tech Logo - BORAM XVII  - June 20-24, 2022 - The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center  - Blacksburg, Virginia
Virginia Tech Logo - BORAM XVII  - June 20-24, 2022 - The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center  - Blacksburg, Virginia



Schedule at-a-glance: boram2022ScheduleAtaGlance.pdf (updated 6/21)
Schedule: boram2022Schedule.pdf (updated 6/21)
Program and Abstracts: BORAMXVIIProgramandAbstracts.pdf (updated 6/15)

Monday, June 20th
11:00—13:00 Registration - Assembly Hall
13:00—13:15 Welcome Remarks
Session 1 Session Chair: Webster Santos
13:15 – 13:40 OP1: François P. Gabbaï
Texas A&M University, USA

Exploring the borane-carbocation analogy in the context of ambiphilic ligand chemistry
13:40—14:05 OP2: Frieder Jäkle
Rutgers University-Newark, USA

Tailoring the Properties of Polyaromatics with Boron
14:05—14:30 OP3: Milton R. Smith, III
Michigan State University, USA

C–H Borylation Catalysis Under Kinetic and Thermodynamic Control
14:30—14:55 OP4: Lai-Sheng Wang
Brown University, USA

Clusters of Boron and Metal Borides: Planar Structures, Borophenes and Metal-Boron Bonding
14:55—15:10 SP1: Kimberly K. Hollister
University of Virginia
Thermoluminescent Borafluorenium Ions and Redox-Flexible Borepins
15:10—15:30 Coffee Break
Session 2 Session Chair: Stephen Thomas
15:30—15:55 OP5: Evamarie Hey-Hawkins
Leipzig University, Germany

Versatile Chemistry of Phosphorus-Substituted Carboranes
15:55—16:20 OP6: Udo Radius
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany

Preparing (Multi)Fluoroarenes as Building Blocks for Synthesis: Nickel-Catalyzed Borylation of Polyfluoroarenes via C-F Bond Cleavage
16:20—16:45 OP7: Dennis G. Hall
University of Alberta, Canada

From Catalysis to Drug Discovery: Design, Properties, and Application of Boronic Heterocycles
16:45—17:10 OP8: Gabriel Ménard
University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Capture and Release of Metals of Energy Importance Using Redox-Switchable Carboranes
17:10—18:00 Break
18:00 Cocktail hour at Maroon Door—we will walk from VT Inn at 15:40.
Tuesday, June 21st
7:00—8:30 Breakfast: Latham Ballroom A/B
Session 3 Session Chair: Stephen Thomas
8:30—8:55 OP9: Silvina C. Pellegrinet
Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina
Exploiting the Diels-Alder Reactions of Boron-Substituted Dienes and Dienophiles
8:55—9:20 OP10: Vincent Lavallo
University of California Riverside, USA
Sparingly Solvated Ionic Liquids of Carborane Anions
9:20—9:35 SP2: Vincent Desrosiers
Université Laval, Canada
An isodesmic approach to metal-free C-H borylation reactions
9:35—9:50 SP3: Herbert Wakefield IV
Johns Hopkins University, USA
Azaborine benzylic ion stability and reactivity in ionic polymerization
9:50—10:15 OP11: Makoto Yamashita
Nagoya University, Japan
Characteristic Reactivity of Tetraorganyl-diborane(4) and alumaborane
10:15—10:35 Coffee Break
Session 4 Session Chair: Kalman Szabó
10:35—11:00 OP12: Holger Braunschweig
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany
Activation of Small Molecules: Can Boron act as a Transition Metal?
11:00—11:25 OP13: Simon J. Meek
The University of North Carolina, USA
Organodiboron-Based Strategies for Stereoselective Organic Synthesis
11:25—11:50 OP23: Dmitry V. Peryshkov
University of South Carolina, USA
Carborane Clusters in Metal-Free Bond Activation
11:50—12:05 SP4: Andrew D. Bage
University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Hidden Boron Catalysis: Nucleophile-Promoted Decomposition of HBpin
12:05—13:25 Lunch: Latham Ballroom A/B
Session 5 Session Chair: Shih-Yuan Liu
13:25—13:50 OP15: Maik Finze
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany
N-Heterocyclic Carbenes, Diborane(6) Dianions, and Tetrele Compounds: The Stabilizing Effect of the Tricyanoborane Moiety
13:50—14:15 OP37: Caleb Martin
Baylor University, USA
Diverse Reactivity of the 9-Borataphenanthrene Anion
14:15—14:40 OP17: Michael J. Ingleson
University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Applying electrophilic borylation to form organoboranes: from arylboronate esters to APIs and organic materials
14:40—14:55 SP5: Matthias Maier
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany
Poly(iminoborane)s: An Elusive Class of Main Group Polymers?
14:55—15:10 SP6: Theodora Leventis
University of Iowa, USA
Lignin as a Source of Chemical Feedstocks: Boron Trihalide Mediated Preparation of LowCrosslinked Lignin from White Pine Sawdust
15:10—15:30 Coffee Break
Session 6 Session Chair: Paul Jelliss
15:30—15:55 OP18: Donald Watson
University of Delaware, USA
Recent Advances in the Boryl-Heck Reaction
15:55—16:20 OP19: Karl Matos
Ascensus Specialties, USA
Professor John A. Soderquist and Boron chemistry: The perfect Couple
16:20—16:35 SP7: Daniel Polyak
Brandeis University, USA
Stereoselective Homoallylboration of Aldehydes with Aliphatic and Aromatic α- and γSubstituted Cyclopropylcarbinyl Boronates
16:35-16:45 Conference Photo
16:45—18:30 Poster Session: Latham C/D/E/F
18:30 Dinner: Latham Ballroom A/
Wednesday, June 22nd
7:00—8:30 Breakfast: Latham Ballroom A/B
Session 7 Session Chair: Evamarie Hey-Hawkins
8:30—8:55 OP20: Marvin A. Soriano Ursúa
Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico
8:55—9:20 OP21: Bhaskar C. Das
Long Island University, USA
Design and Synthesis of Boron Containing Methionine Aminopeptidase 2 (MetAP2) inhibitors as Potential Therapeutics for Alzheimer’s Diseases
9:20—9:35 SP8: Yueying Wang
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Atomically Precise, Densely Charged Polyanionic Nanoparticles for Viral Membrane Disruption
9:35—9:50 SP9: Bi Youan E. Tra
University of Virginia, USA
Synthesis and Photophysical Properties of Lewis Base-Stabilized Azidoborafluorene Adducts
9:50—10:15 OP22: Jianmin Gao
Boston College, USA
Boronic Acid-Enabled Protein Conjugation Chemistries
Session 8 Session Chair: Makoto Yamashita
10:35—11:00 OP34: Christian Kleeberg
Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
Transition metal boryl complexes: New answers to old questions?
11:00—11:25 OP25: Florence Williams
University of Iowa, USA
Taking Advantage of Strong Boron-Oxygen and Boron-Fluorine Associations for Chemoselective Reactions
11:25—11:50 OP26: Shih-Yuan Liu
Boston College, USA
The Diverse Reaction Mechanisms of Pd/Senphos-Catalyzed Activation of 1,3-Enynes
11:50—12:05 SP10: Yessica A. Nelson
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Mixed Halogenation Strategies of Boron Dodecaborate Anions for Solid-State Superionic Conductivity
12:05—13:25 Lunch: Latham Ballroom A/B
Session 9 Session Chair: Dennis Hall
13:25—13:50 OP27: Robert E. Maleczka, Jr.
Michigan State University, USA
Borylations So Nice We Do Them Twice
13:50—14:15 OP28: Kálmán J. Szabó
Stockholm University, Sweden
Asymmetric Organocatalysis for Synthesis of Trifluoromethylated Boronic Acid Derivatives
14:15—14:40 OP29: Mark Bowden
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
A resolution between experiment and theory: Is dodecaborate a thermodynamic dead end or the near perfect hydrogen store?
14:40—14:55 SP11: Marco Weber
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany
Controlling the N2 chemistry @ borylenes
14:55—15:10 SP12: James McQuade
Rutgers University-Newark, USA
Electrophilic and nucleophilic substitutions at boron in ruthenium tris(pyridyl)borate complexes
15:10—15:30 Coffee Break
Session 10 Session Chair: Florence Williams
15:30—15:55 OP30: M. Kevin Brown
Indiana University, USA
Boron Enabled Cycloadditions
15:55—16:20 OP31: Sundargopal Ghosh
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
Structural Paradigms in Metallaborane Chemistry
16:20—16:45 OP32: Mark S. Taylor
University of Toronto, USA
Exploring the Catalytic Reactivity of Organoboron Acids
16:45-17:10 OP33: Ming Chen
Auburn University, USA
Enantioselective Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation via Organoboron Compounds
17:35-18:30 Break
18:30 Dinner: Latham Ballroom A/B
Thursday, June 23rd
7:00—8:30 Breakfast: Latham Ballroom A/B
Session 11 Session Chair: Frieder Jäkle
8:30—8:55 OP35: Brian V. Popp
West Virginia University, USA
Difunctionalization of alkenes with boron and CO2
8:55—9:20 OP36: Kabirul Islam
University of Pittsburgh, USA
Electrophilic Nucleoside Analogues to Probe Epigenetic Proteins
9:20—9:35 SP13: Joseph P. Mancinelli
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Tris(pentafluorophenyl)borane-catalyzed [3+2] cycloaddition reactions between 1,1-donoracceptor cyclopropanes and allyl silanes
9:35—9:50 SP14: Nicola Hensiek
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany
Synthesis and functionalization of novel oligoborane derivatives
9:50—10:15 OP16: Brian M. Lindley
Baylor University, USA
Exploring the Effects of Steric and Electronic Properties on the Coordination Chemistry of Cyclic Diborylamides
10:15—10:35 Coffee Break
Session 12 Session Chair: Alexander Spokoyny
10:35—11:00 OP38: Todd B. Marder (via zoom)
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany
A Commemoration of the Life and Work of Prof. Dr. Stephen A. Westcott, Canada
Research Chair (CRC) in Green Boron Chemistry
11:00—11:25 OP39: Eluvathingal D. Jemmis
Indian Institute of Science, India
Borophenes to Borophites through Orbital Engineering
11:25—11:50 OP40: Joe B. Gilroy
University of Western Ontario, Canada
Probing the Relationship Between the Structure, Bonding, and Optoelectronic Properties of Boron Formazanate Heterocycles
11:50—12:05 SP15: Swetha Jos
Virginia Tech, USA
Transition Metal-Free Regio- and Stereo- Selective trans Hydroboration of 1,3-Diynes: Phosphine Catalyzed Access to (E)-1-Boryl-1,3-Enynes
12:05—13:25 Lunch: Latham Ballroom A/B
Session 13 Session Chair: Caleb Martin
13:25—13:50 OP41: Robert J. Gilliard, Jr.
University of Virginia, USA
Borafluorenes, Borepins, and More: From Fundamental Redox Chemistry to Stimuli-Responsive Materials
13:50—14:15 OP14: Qing Ye
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany
Three-Dimensional Analogues of Benzoborirene and Diboraanthracene
14:15—14:40 OP43: Oleg V. Larionov
The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Development of Photoinduced and Photocatalytic Carbon–Boron Bond-Forming Reactions
14:40—14:55 SP16: Michel Maximilian
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany
Reactivity of pyrrolidine-2-iminato-substituted haloboranes
14:55—15:10 SP17: Zongheng Wang
University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Lithium capture and release with redox switchable ortho-carborane based crown ether
15:10—15:35 OP44: Stephen P. Thomas
University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Boron-boron Exchange Reactions for Catalysis
15:35—16:00 OP45: Paul Jelliss
Saint Louis University, USA
Exploring the Confinement of LiBH4 and AlH3 in Nitrogen-Doped Nanoporous Carbon Scaffolds as Potential Hydrogen Storage Media
16:00—16:25 OP46: Alexander Spokoyny
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Redox Active Boron Clusters
16:25—17:30 Break
17:30 Shuttle to Eastern Divide Brewing Company
18:00-21:00 Banquet/Awards Dinner
Friday, June 24th


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