S25 Coordination and Organometallic Complexes Based on Pincer and Pincer-like Ligands: Fundamental Reactivity and Applications

Professor Nobuharu Iwasawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Professor Fumiyuki Ozawa, Kyoto University, Japan
Professor Ola Wendt, Lund University, Sweden
Professor Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Professor Davit Zargarian, University de Montreal, Canada

Keywords of the session

Pincer ligands, Cooperative ligands, Transition metals, Catalysis

Scope of the session

Pincer and pincer-like ligands is a priviliged class of ligands employed to support transition metals in many different fields including e.g. catalysis, bond activation, organic synthesis and energy applications. The main advantage of these species is the well-defined stoichiometry and the unusual thermal stability that these tridentate ligands give the metal complexes. This is a growing field where e.g. metal-ligand cooperation has been a hot topic in the last couple of years. We will put together a program where different aspects of pincer chemistry is highlighted with both fundamental aspects being covered as well as applications as listed above.