A long time ago both Groningen as well as Rostock belonged to the Hanseatic League, which was an early from of a free trade zone. Most of the Hanseatic Cities were indeed harbours.
Today Groningen and Rostock have a common interest in catalysis and that is the reason we have decided to bring the LIKAT and the Stratingh Institute for Chemistry together for a one day symposium on catalysis.
Main topics are:
· Homogeneous catalysis
· Spectroscopy in relation to catalysis
· Catalytic conversion of renewable resources
In addition to two plenary lectures (Beller and Feringa), there will be 13 oral communications and a large number of posters from both institutions.
The organizing committee
Johannes G. de Vries
Ben L. Feringa
08.20 - 08.50 Registration
08.50 - 09.00 Opening
Chair morning session: Hans de Vries
09.00 - 09.40 Ben L. Feringa, Introduction Stratingh Institute and Research Highlights
09.40 - 10.00 Torsten Beweries, An ansa-titanocene model for visible light-induced overall water splitting.
10.00 - 10.20 Edwin Otten, A metal-ligand cooperative pathway for intermolecular oxa-Michael additions to unsaturated nitriles.
10.20 - 10.50 Coffee & Posters
10.50 - 11.10 Dirk Hollmann, Elucidating the mechanism of photocatalytic water splitting using in situ EPR and FTIR spectroscopy.
11.10 - 11.30 Wesley Browne, Shining light on mechanisms in catalysis.
11.30 - 11.50 Marko Hapke, Base-metal catalysis for cyclization reactions.
11.50 - 12.10 Ivana Drienovska, Artificial metalloenzymes.
12.10 - 12.30 Antje Meißner, In situ catalyst preparation - dimeric Rh-complexes as example.
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch & Posters
Chair afternoon session: Adri Minnaard
13.30 - 13.50 Katalin Barta, Acid-catalysed cleavage of lignin. In situ conversion of reactive intermediates.
13.50 - 14.10 Andreas Martin, Carbon dioxide hydrogenation towards synthetic natural gas:
A route to effective future energy storage.
14.10 - 14.30 Erik Heeres, Pyrolysis 2.0. Catalytic biorefining of biomass.
14.30 - 14.50 Haijun Jiao, Computational understanding of organometallics and catalysis.
14.50 - 15.20 Tea & Posters
15.20-16.00 Matthias Beller, Introduction LIKAT and Research Highlights.
16.00 – 16.20 Syuzi Harutyunyan, Catalytic enantioselective synthesis of tertiary alcohols and C-tertiary amines: methodology and mechanism.
16.20 - 16.40 Yuehui Li, Selective catalysis via cooperative substrate activation.
16.40-16.50 Concluding remarks
16.50- 17.30 Drinks
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