Prof. Liang DENG, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS, China
Prof. Philip Power, University of California, Davies, USA
Prof. Hiromi Tobita, Tohoku Univerisity, Japan
Prof. L. James Wright, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Si-ligand, B-ligand, homogeneous catalysis
This session is composed of invited and regular lectures as well as poster presentations on recent developments and future prospects of organotransition metal complexes of new ligands. The complexes, having non-carbon coordination atoms, such as Si- and B-ligands, or recent C-ligands, such as N-heterocyclic carbenes, expanded the world of organometallic chemistry largely in these few decades. For example, boron atom with a Lewis acidic nature makes the transition metal complexes with remarkable coordination structures and chemical properties. The sigma bond between other main group elements such as Si, N, and P and transition metals have both themodynamic stability due to the covalent bond character and unique reactivity. NHC ligands started their chemistry as a stabilized carbene ligand, but recent studies have revealed their performance as the sigma-ligand. These new coordination bonds and compounds are related to the catalysis such as polymerization of silanes, functionalization of hydrocarons borane, amine, and silanes promoted by transition metal complexes. These complexes are also important as the key to innovate new catalysis. We planned to invite high the highly-reputated scientists on this field as the keynote speakers, and younger scientists as the invited speakers. Application of oral and poster presentation from over the world is welcome. We believe that this session will attention of scientists of the research fields related to coordination chemistry, including organometallic, synthetic organic, theoretical, and catalytic chemistry. It will provide a good opportunity to attend the cutting-edge of the science of this field to many graduate students of this country.