S49縲Catalytic Valorization of Carbon Dioxide

Professor Tetsutaro Hattori, Tohoku University, Japan
Professor Tadashi Ema, Okayama University, Japan
Professor Arjan W. Kleijシ栗nstitute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Spain
Professor Liang-Nian He, Nankai University, China
Professor Valerio D Elia, Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC), Thailand

Keywords of the session

Homogeneous catalysis, Carbon dioxide, Organic chemistry

Scope of the session

Though carbon dioxide represents a waste material, its use as a carbon feedstock in organic synthesis has aroused global interest. This compound is a cheap source of carbon and unlimitedly available, and thus provides a viable starting point within the context of sustainable catalysis. This symposium will focus on recent trends in homogeneous catalysis to valorize carbon dioxide into value-added organic compounds including fine chemicals and polymers through innovative and attractive catalytic methodologies. The crucial use of catalysts based on coordination compounds/metal complexes will be highlighted as these enable the precise control over both reactivity and selectivity profiles. The information disclosed at this symposium should set the stage for intensive discussion among all participants to push this area forward with a clear focus on expanding the portfolio of carbon-based compounds and materials that can be derived from this small molecule.