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RSC WIS and CRSI Two day lecture series held at Vaze College July 2013

As part of the pearl jubilee celebration of K.E.T.S V.G., Vaze College of Arts, Science Commerce, Mumba, in association with RSC WIS and CRSI ( Mumbai local chapter), organized a two day lecture PG series on the topic of 'Pericyclic reactions' on 26th and 27th of July 2103. 161 participants, including 7 teachers, from 28 colleges in and around Mumbai benefited from the lectures and discussions.

The speakers were Prof. K.P.Kaliappan & Dr. Santosh Gharpure, faculty from the department of Chemistry, IIT, Mumbai. The lecture series started with a very brief inauguration by Dr. Panse, the Head of the Chemistry department. Dr. Abhijit Roy Chowdhary, RSC WIS officiate, spoke in brief about the activities of RSC WIS and also mentioned about the opportunities and benefits available for student members of RSC.

The topics in the two day lecture series covered included introduction to pericyclic reactions and molecular orbitals, electrocyclic reactions, introduction to cycloaddition and Diels Alder reactions,1,3 dipolar cycloadditions, [2+2] cycloaddition and sigmatropic rearrangements. The feedback has been extremely positive and the students benefited a lot from the lectures and the discussions that followed. Students have requested that more such lectures be organised in future on various topics.
Posted by Emily James on Aug 9, 2013 2:50 PM Europe/London

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