S02縲Small molecule activation

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

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.