April 1, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Chemistry Colloquium | Mechanistic Inorganic Chemistry: From Antimicrobial Peptides to CO2 Reduction, April 17

Alfredo Angeles-Boza in his lab

Alfredo Angeles-Boza

Ohio University’s Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium Series presents Dr. Alfredo Angeles-Boza on “Mechanistic Inorganic Chemistry: From Antimicrobial Peptides to CO2 Reduction” on Monday, April 17, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger Laboratories 194.

Angeles-Boza is Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry at the University of Connecticut.

Abstract: The final arbiter of our knowledge about the activity of antimicrobial peptides or metal-based catalysts is our ability to establish and test a reaction mechanism. This presentation highlights the results of studies perform in my laboratories showing 1) how Cu2+ and Zn2+ are important components on the activity of two antimicrobial peptides isolated from the tick Ixodes sinensis and the tunicate Styela clava;1, 2 and 2) how 13C kinetic isotope effects allow the identification of the species involved in CO2 reduction catalysis.3

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