Metal catalysis has so far been largely dominated by the use of precious and toxic 5d and 4d transition metals, such as palladium, iridium and rhodium. In sharp contrast, recent years have witnessed the emergence of increasingly powerful catalysts based on less toxic, earth-abundant base metals. Thus, particularly the use of sustainable 3d transition metals has proven instrumental for the development of versatile tools for molecular organic syntheses, with transformative applications to inter alia crop protection, material sciences, medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutical industries.
Earth-Abundant 3d Metal Catalysis
Beilstein Organic Chemistry Symposium 2020
September 22 and 23, 2020
Lutz Ackermann / University of Göttingen, Germany
The symposium covered the entire range of 3d metal catalysis, including strong bond activation, photoredox-catalysis, metallaelectro-catalysis, late-stage modification and material sciences among others. Internationally leading scientists provided cutting edge presentations of their latest scientific findings.
The symposium originally planned to take place in July had unfortunately to be cancelled; it was now held as an online symposium with discussions and questions. An online poster presentation was included.
Laurence Grimaud / ENS Paris, France
Michael Neidig / University of Rochester, USA
Xavi Ribas / University of Girona, Spain
Jana Roithova / Radboud University, The Netherlands
Shannon S. Stahl / University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Congyang Wang / Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Hai-Chao Xu / Xiamen University, China
Naohiko Yoshikai / Nanyang Technological University, Singapore