S02縲Small molecule activation

Conference building 2F, Tachibana Conference Hall

Date: July 31(Day), August 1(Day)

Assistant Professor Alexander Parent, North Dakota State University, USA
Associate Professor. Shigeyuki Masaoka, Institute for Molecular Science, Japan
Associate Professor Tohru Wada, Rikkyo University, Japan
Associate Professor Curtis Berlinguette, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Professor Marc Robert, University of Paris Diderot, France

Keynote Speakers

Professor Haruo Inoue, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

Doctor/Executive Officer, Tohru Setoyama, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Japan

Professor Nicolas MEZAILLES, Paul Sabatier University, France

Assistant Professor Jilllian Dempsey, UNC Chapel Hill, USA

Professor Polly Arnold, The University of Edinburgh, UK

Professor Miquel Costas, Universitat de Girona, Spain

Keywords of the session

Catalysis, Electrochemistry, Photochemistry, Redox

Scope of the session

Increased attention to the environmental effects of chemical reactions has led to a focus on developing new reaction using sustainable starting materials. Small molecules (e.g. H2O, O2, N2, CO2) are attracting significant attention as candidates for these starting materials, and the center of this research is coordination complexes that can serve as catalysts for their oxidation or reduction. For this session we propose to invite experts in the oxidation and reduction catalysis of small molecules to discuss the recent developments in this field, new strategies for catalyzing their activation, and the challenges that must still be overcome before these catalysts can be adopted in manufacturing processes.