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“Frontiers in Catalysis” Symposium in Honor of Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Richard F. Heck

Activity by Tim Shaw   |   added on Jun 01, 2011   |   United States Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): The Dow Chemical Company

"Frontiers in Catalysis" Symposium is in honor of Dr. Richard F. Heck, winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Topics of discussion include practical applications of the “Heck Reaction” to create ultra-portable electronics such as smart phones, iPhones and tablet computers, in addition to technical aspects of catalysis.

"Frontiers in Catalysis" Symposium is in honor of Richard F. Heck, winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Topics include practical applications of the Heck Reaction to create ultra-portable electronics such as smart phones and tablet computers, in addition to technical aspects of catalysis.  Sessions include: Fun and Games with Cross-Coupling, Partnering Aromatic/Heteroaromatic Lithium-Transition Metal Catalyzed Chemistries, Concepts and Catalysts for Selective Additions to π-bonds, High Oxidation State Palladium in Catalysis,Vignettes of Palladium-Catalyzed Reactions in Drug Discovery and Development, The Magical Power of d-Block Transition Metals – Pd-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling and ZACA Reaction.

Who will present? Nobel Laureate Dr. Richard F. Heck and Nobel Laureate Ei-ichi Negishi, industry experts, distinguished professors and researchers. During the event, Peter Freeman of The Dow Chemical Company will give luncheon remarkson the practical manufacturing applications of the “Heck Reaction.”

With a rich history of science innovation and a strong commitment to the Delaware Valley, The Dow Chemical Company is proud to sponsor “Frontiers in Catalysis. Dow is committed to supporting innovative educational experiences that generate understanding and enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry. As a global partner of the United Nations-declared International Year of Chemistry (IYC), Dow has made a commitment to leverage its science and technology expertise, sustainability focus and network to actively participate in a series of global and regional events that have ties to IYC throughout 2011. Dow is embracing IYC’s unifying theme of “Chemistry – Our Life, Our Future” by celebrating the power of chemistry – both material and human chemistry – to create and innovate solutions that address essential human needs and solve the world’s biggest challenges. More information can be found at www.dow.com/about/iyc.


Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, nobel prize in chemistry, catalysis, electronics Audience: students, research scientists, universities, graduate students
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