Catalysis without Precious Metals - preview

19 July 2017

20 July 2017

Venue: SCI, London, UK
Date: Tuesday 17 October 2017

Metal catalysts based on palladium, rhodium, iridium, ruthenium, and platinum are routinely used in industry and academia for various applications in fine chemical, pharmaceutical, and agrochemical synthesis. New suites of powerful catalytic techniques that rely on non-precious metals or on main group elements are being discovered, developed, and exploited in synthetic chemistry. This autumn SCI will bring together researchers from academia and industry to learn more about these emerging synthetic methods and how they have been used in fine chemical synthesis in a one-day meeting, Catalysis without Precious Metals.

The event will include research presentations from four leading academics and from representatives from two companies. Our academic colleagues will cover recent developments in the use of catalysts based on elements such as iron, boron, manganese, and cobalt. Our industry colleagues will discuss the application of some of these techniques in successful commercial projects.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Prof Matthias Beller, Leibniz-Institute for Catalysis, Germany
  • Prof Dr Lutz Ackermann, Institut fuer Organische und Biomolekulare Chemie, Germany
  • Dr Michael Ingleson, University of Manchester, UK
  • Prof Robin Bedford, University of Bristol, UK
  • Dr Katherine Wheelhouse, GlaxoSmithKline, UK
  • Dr Alan Robinson, Syngenta, Switzerland
  • Dr Tomas Smejkal, Syngenta, Switzerland

This meeting is ideal for researchers working in any area of synthetic chemistry who want to find out more about the capabilities and applications of non-precious metals in catalysis. In particular, those working on the development of methods in this area, or looking to apply these methods in commercial projects, are encouraged to attend.

Early bird fees apply before Friday 15 September and SCI Members attending this meeting can claim CPD points.

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