Science Workshop: Why Fattest Phosphines Flourish, While Famished Phenyls Fail

Do you like fit phosphines? 

Just add some phenyl rings.

And for fitter phosphines

Fatten those phenyls with isopropyl things.

Because the fittest phosphines

Are the fattest phosphines - 

The gist of my truthful tale,

“Why fattest phosphines flourish,

While famished phenyls fail.”



This talk will describe my research on the electrochemistry of severely congested phosphines. If you prefer an Aseussian version of the abstract, see the article link at The Journal of the American Chemical Societywhich published the work earlier this year.


As always, delicious and thematically appropriate snacks will be served.

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