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Organometallic Chemistry
Gordon Research Conference

Organometallics in Catalysis, Materials Chemistry, Energy and More

Dates

July 9-14, 2017

Location

Salve Regina University
Newport, RI

Organizers

Chair:
John C. Gordon

Vice Chair:
Christine M. Thomas

Meeting Description

Organometallic chemistry is an exciting and continually burgeoning field with significant impact on humankind. This fact has been recognized by the recent award of three Nobel Prizes in Chemistry (2001, 2005, 2010) to nine organometallic chemists. Many of the challenges that face society in the 21st century and beyond are intimately entwined with this area of science (sustainable energy, new materials, polymers, fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals, climate change issues), and will require new and significant developments in this field in order to help address these.

The 2017 Organometallic Chemistry Gordon Research Conference will highlight recent developments that span fundamental discovery science to practical application as well as approaches that are required to span the gap between the two. This conference will include participants from the US and abroad. These individuals will represent a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, spanning senior investigators to junior scientists and graduate students from academic, industrial, and National Laboratory settings. The conference program will aim to foster a collegial environment in which the discussion of relevant scientific and technological issues will help promote new scientific directions and the development of future collaborations. All participants are strongly encouraged to contribute to the conference by presenting a poster during one of the afternoon/evening poster sessions. Participants will be afforded the opportunity to have their poster considered for one of the selected "short talk" poster presentations. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows should also consider participating in the Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Organometallic Chemistry (July 8-9, same location) that is specially designed to promote interaction and discussion among junior scientists.

Related Meeting

This GRC was held in conjunction with the "Organometallic Chemistry" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.

Contributors

Final Meeting Program

Sunday
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmOrganometallics in Polymer Chemistry
Discussion Leader: Christine Thomas (Brandeis University, USA)
7:40 pm - 7:50 pmOpening Remarks
7:50 pm - 8:20 pmRinaldo Poli (Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination, France)
"Organometallic Mediated Radical Polymerization (OMRP): The Importance of Making and Breaking Metal-Carbon Bonds"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:05 pmJeffery Byers (Boston College, USA)
"Using Dynamic and Switchable Polymerization Catalysts to Diversify a Degradable Polymer"
9:05 pm - 9:20 pmDiscussion
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmGeneral Discussion
Monday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmTransition Metal Based Organometallics in Synthesis and Catalysis
Discussion Leader: Michael Chetcuti (University of Strasbourg, France)
9:00 am - 9:30 amMichael Neidig (University of Rochester, USA)
"Intermediates and Mechanism in Iron Catalyzed C-C Bond Formation"
9:30 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 10:15 amSusumu Saito (Nagoya University, Japan)
"Catalytic Hydrogenation of Carboxylic Acids Using Low- and High-Valent Transition Metal Complexes"
10:15 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amRyan Trovitch (Arizona State University, USA)
"Preparation and Reactivity of Phosphine-Substituted Bis(imino)pyridine and Diimine Molybdenum Compounds"
11:30 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 12:15 pmMassimiliano Delferro (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
"On the Mechanism of Organo-Platinum Deposition: Effects of Synthesis Techniques on Active Site Nuclearities and Catalytic Nitroaryl Hydrogenation Selectivity"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmPower Hour
The GRC Power Hour is an optional informal gathering open to all meeting participants. It is designed to help address the challenges women face in science and support the professional growth of women in our communities by providing an open forum for discussion and mentoring.
Organizer: Christine Thomas (Brandeis University, USA)
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmComputational Chemistry and Reaction Mechanisms
Discussion Leader: David Dixon (The University of Alabama, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmAgusti Lledos (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain)
"Radical Pathways in Organometallic Chemistry: A Mechanistic Picture"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pmSebastian Kozuch (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
"On the Significance of the Energy Representation for Catalytic Cycles. Simpler, Physically Correct, and More Elegant"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pmIlya Gridnev (Tohoku University, Japan)
"Are There Any Reasons to Study Reaction Mechanisms?"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmEnergy and Sustainability
Discussion Leader: Mahdi Abu-Omar (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
9:00 am - 9:30 amMarcel Schlaf (University of Guelph, Canada)
"Hydrodeoxygenation of Biomass Derived Sugars and Sugar Condensates into Value Added Chemicals and Fuels"
9:30 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 10:15 amMorris Bullock (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
"Making and Breaking NH and NN Bonds with Mo and Fe Complexes"
10:15 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amLouise Berben (University of California, Davis, USA)
"C-H Bond Formation with CO2: Insights on Selectivity and Mechanism from Molecular Iron Electrocatalysts"
11:30 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 12:15 pmJeffrey Pietryga (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
"Using Ligands to Optimize the Form and Function of Solar-Relevant Semiconductor Nanocrystals"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmNew Reactivity and Transformations
Discussion Leader: Chip Nataro (Lafayette College, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmDavid Laitar (Dow Chemical Company, USA)
"Chromium-Catalyzed Ethylene Tetramerization Using Phospholane-Based Ligands"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pmTravis Williams (University of Southern California, USA)
"New Catalytic Architectures for Acceptorless Dehydrogenation"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:05 pmAaron Vannucci (University of South Carolina, USA)
"Catalytic Photoredox C-C and C-N Cross-Couplings"
9:05 pm - 9:10 pmDiscussion
9:10 pm - 9:25 pmTulay Atesin (The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA)
"It Is Not Just up to the Substrate: Palladium(0) Cyclizes Nazarov Substrates Through Intramolecular Allylic Alkylation"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmEarly Metal and f-Block Chemistry
Discussion Leader: Alfred Sattelberger (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
9:00 am - 9:30 amJun Okuda (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
"Molecular Hydrides of Very Early Metals"
9:30 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 10:15 amMarinella Mazzanti (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
"Activation and Functionalization of Small Molecules by Multimetallic Uranium Complexes"
10:15 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amStephen Liddle (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
"Recent Advances in Triamido-Supported Actinide-Ligand Multiple Bonding"
11:30 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 12:00 pmPavel Dub (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
"What Does the Revised Mechanism of the Noyori Hydrogenation Reaction Mean for Future Catalyst Design?"
12:00 pm - 12:05 pmDiscussion
12:05 pm - 12:20 pmDavid Mills (The University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
"Thorium Redox Chemistry and a New Way to Measure Covalency by Pulsed EPR Spectroscopy"
12:20 pm - 12:25 pmDiscussion
12:25 pm - 12:30 pmGeneral Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmLigand Platforms
Discussion Leader: Marina Petrukhina (University at Albany, SUNY, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmGuy Bertrand (University of California, San Diego, USA)
"Stable Carbenes and Related Species as Powerful Tools in Organometallic Chemistry"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pmAntonio Mezzetti (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
"Base-Metal Enantioselective Catalysts with Chiral P/N Macrocyclic and Pincer Ligands"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pmGeoff Cloke (University of Sussex, United Kingdom)
"Small Molecule Activation Across a Ti=Ti Double Bond"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmMain Group Organometallic Chemistry
Discussion Leader: Gerard Parkin (Columbia University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:30 amMitch Smith (Michigan State University, USA)
"C-H Borylation: Will the Road Go on Forever?"
9:30 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 10:15 amEva Hevia (University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom)
"Towards a Paradigm Shift in Main Group Polar Organometallic Chemistry"
10:15 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amDouglas Stephan (University of Toronto, Canada)
"Applications of FLP and Lewis Acid Catalysis"
11:30 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 12:00 pmLisa Vondung (Philipps-Universitaet Marburg, Germany)
"Ambireactive Boron Based Donor Groups in Iron Complexes: Enabling Different Catalytic Processes by Variation of Temperature and Metal Oxidation State"
12:00 pm - 12:05 pmDiscussion
12:05 pm - 12:20 pmWilliam Harman (University of California, Riverside, USA)
"Redox Active Boranes as Ligands and Platforms for Small Molecule Activation"
12:20 pm - 12:25 pmDiscussion
12:25 pm - 12:30 pmGeneral Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmNew Chemistries from Old Elements
Discussion Leader: Janis Louie (University of Utah, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmMelanie Sanford (University of Michigan, USA)
"Organometallic Chemistry of Nickel(III) and Nickel(IV)"
8:10 pm - 8:25 pmDiscussion
8:25 pm - 9:05 pmPeter Wolczanski (Cornell University, USA)
"Recent Adventures in the First Row of the Transition Elements"
9:05 pm - 9:20 pmDiscussion
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmClosing Remarks
Friday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture
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