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Organometallic Chemistry (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar
July 5-6, 2008
Salve Regina University
Newport, RI

Related Meeting Information
The Organometallic Chemistry Gordon Research Seminar was held in conjunction with the Organometallic Chemistry Gordon Research Conference. Please refer to the Organometallic Chemistry GRC web page for more information.

Organometallic chemistry is at the interface of diverse areas of chemical research, from the development of anticancer drugs in pharmaceuticals to its use in the next generation of flat screen TVs. Conferences in this field bring together chemists specializing in wide-ranging subject matter, and the result is a gathering full of lively discussion and mutual learning.

Innovative research in organometallic chemistry is carried out at scores of academic and industrial institutions, and national laboratories, which results in many graduate students and postdoctoral researchers with interesting discoveries to share with the community. The Gordon Research Seminar’s focus on young scientists entering the field provides an excellent opportunity for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to present their research and learn from others in the field by discussing current developments in the area.

This seminar is designed to explore a broad range of topics and relevant trends in organometallic chemistry and will be closely linked with the Gordon Research Conference in Organometallic Chemistry. The 2008 seminar will feature two keynote speakers from academia and industry.


Contributors
AMGEN, INC.
CAMBRIDGE ISOTOPE LABORATORIES, INC.
EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
MERCK & CO., INC.
SYMYX TECHNOLOGIES

SATURDAY
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:15 pm - 7:30 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm MOLECULES AND TRANSFORMATIONS IN ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY
Discussion Leader: Jonas Peters (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm John Bercaw (California Institute of Technology)
"Towards a Catalyst for the Selective Oxidation of Alkanes Using Dioxygen"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pm Discussion
8:10 pm - 8:27 pm Alison Campbell (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
"Mechanistic Investigations into a Pt-Dication Catalyzed Enantioselective Polycyclization"
8:27 pm - 8:35 pm Discussion
8:35 pm - 8:52 pm Mark Crimmin (Imperial College)
"Group 2 Mediated Intramolecular Hydroamination Catalysis: From Concept to Glovebox to Round-Bottomed Flask"
8:52 pm - 9:00 pm Discussion
9:00 pm - 9:17 pm Edwin van der Eide (University of Calgary)
"Mechanistic Studies on Ruthenium-Catalyzed Alkene Metathesis"
9:17 pm - 9:25 pm Discussion
9:45 pm Welcome Reception / Poster Session
SUNDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pm APPLICATIONS OF ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY: MATERIALS SCIENCE, ORGANIC SYNTHESIS AND BEYOND
Discussion Leader: John Walzer (ExxonMobil)
9:00 am - 9:30 am Shane Krska (Merck)
"Impacting Pharmaceutical Process Research Through Organometallic Chemistry"
9:30 am - 9:40 am Discussion
9:40 am - 9:57 am Steven Malcolmson (Boston College)
"A New Class of Chiral-at-Metal Catalysts for Enantioselective Olefin Metathesis"
9:57 am - 10:05 am Discussion
10:05 am - 10:22 am Susan Hanson (Los Alamos National Lab)
"Catalytic Oxidation of Sugars and Polyalcohols by V(V) Complexes"
10:22 am - 10:30 am Discussion
10:30 am Coffee Break
10:45 am - 11:02 am Louise Berben (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
"Dimanganese(II), Diiron(II), and Dicobalt(II) Complexes of a Binucleating Cyclam Ligand: Four Electron, Reversible Oxidation Chemistry at High Potentials"
11:02 am - 11:10 am Discussion
11:10 am - 11:27 am Brandon Rodriguez (Northwestern University)
"Bimetallic Neutral Nickel Catalysts for Polymerization of Polar Comonomers and in Polar Media"
11:27 am - 11:35 am Discussion
11:35 am - 11:52 am Tiffany Maher (University of Kansas)
"Novel Metal-Aryl Isocyanide Platforms Relevant to Charge Transport in Molecular Electronics"
11:52 am - 12:00 pm Discussion
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmBusiness Meeting
(Discuss request for a subsequent GRS; Nominations for the next Student/Post-doc Vice Chair(s) to work with GRC Chair (serving as mentor); Fill out Evaluation Forms)
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pmGordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 2:00 pm.

 
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