This set of slides is adapted from a presentation given at the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans Spring 2013 in the symposium "Undergraduate Research at the Frontiers of Inorganic Chemistry" organized by members of the VIPEr leadership council. The slides are from the introduction to the presentation that takes the audience through how catalytic cycles are depicted and then to the concept of concurrent tandem catalysis (CTC). At the end, there is a slide with references that gives an example of how CTC can be applied to aryl halide substrates to form new C-C and C-H bonds.
A nice feature of the slides is that some of them are animated with how the two catalytic cycles function in CTC versus one-pot, sequential catalysis. Hopefully the animations will download successfully along with the Powerpoint file!
The slides have some notes to help with clarity of presentation.
After seeing these slides, students should be able to:
1) Follow the visual representation of a single catalytic cycle and identify species in the cycle such as the catalyst, intermediates, substrates, products.
2) Define how concurrent tandem catalysis (CTC) involves 2 catalytic cycles operating at the same time.
3) Follow the progress of substrate to product in a two-cycle CTC mechanism.
4) Compare and contrast CTC to one-pot, sequential catalysis.