Professor Negishi’s lecture at OMCOS 16

Kuiling Ding introducing Professor Ei-ichi Negishi, Nobel Laureate, at OMCOS 16

Catalysis Science & Technology was delighted to sponsor Professor Ei-ichi Negishi’s plenary lecture at the 16th IUPAC International Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry Directed Towards Organic Synthesis in Shanghai at the end of July. Professor Negishi spoke on the ‘Magical Power of d-Block Transition Metals—Pd-Catalyzed Cross Coupling
and Zr-Catalyzed Asymmetric Carboalumination of Alkenes’.

Professor Negishi was awarded the  Nobel Prize in 2010 together with Richard Heck and Akira Suzuki, for his work on palladium-catalysed cross-coupling.

Editorial Board member Kuiling Ding, from the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry did a fantastic job of introducing the sponsored lecture and announcing Catalysis Science & Technology.

Catalysis Science & Technology also sponsored a poster prize, which was awarded to Thomas Dröge, who works with Frank Glorius at the University of Münster.

Thomas commented ‘I had an amazing time in Shanghai and finished with an unexpected poster prize. I feel honored and was a great moment to receive the Catalysis Science & Technology poster award. The quantity (1000 participants and around 520 poster) and quality of the posters was tremendous. Not only the excellent lectures, held by outstanding chemists, but even more the scientific talks with other organometallic chemists were great and inspiring’

Thomas’ winning poster was entitled “Efficient Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Indoles and Indolines by C-H Bond Activation”

If you’d like to find out more about his research, visit the group’s webpages, or read this Frank Glorius review article from Issue 1 of Catalysis Science & Technology:

Superparamagnetic nanoparticles for asymmetric catalysis—a perfect match
Kalluri V. S. Ranganath and Frank Glorius
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, 1, 13-22

or this recently published review in Chemical Society Reviews:

Towards mild metal-catalyzed C–H bond activation
Joanna Wencel-Delord, Thomas Dröge, Fan Liu and Frank Glorius
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2011, DOI: 10.1039/C1CS15083A

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