The Gordon Research Seminar on Inorganic Reaction
Mechanisms is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other
scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and
exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The inaugural Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms GRS
will highlight research into exciting catalysis, mechanisms and new
methodologies that provide insight into interdisciplinary problems in inorganic
chemistry, organometallic chemistry, and bioinorganic chemistry. This
conference will provide opportunities for early career scientists to build
their professional networks, and there will be career discussions with a
diverse panel of established scientists from academia, industry, and national
This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms" Gordon Research Conference (GRC)
. Refer to the associated GRC program page
for more information.
|2:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Keynote Session: Mechanisms of First Row Transition Metals - Inspiration from Biology|
|Discussion Leader: Crisita Carmen Atienza (ExxonMobil Chemical Company, USA)|
|3:45 pm - 4:15 pm||Theodore Betley (Harvard University, USA)|
"Radical Frontiers in Catalysis and Small Molecule Activation"
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Mechanisms of Transition Metal Small Molecule Activation and Catalysis|
|Discussion Leader: Alison Fout (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)|
|7:30 pm - 7:50 pm||Gwendolyn Bailey (University of Ottawa, Canada)|
"Metallacyclobutane Deprotonation: A General Catalyst Decomposition Pathway in Metathesis of Electron-Deficient Olefins by PCy3-Stabilized Catalysts"
|7:50 pm - 8:00 pm||Discussion|
|8:00 pm - 8:20 pm||Caleb Harris (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)|
"Photoinduced Direct C-H Trifluoromethylation of (Hetero)Arenes by a Redox-Active Ligated Co(III) Complex"
|8:20 pm - 8:30 pm||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:50 pm||Malkanthi Karunananda (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)|
"Mechanistic Insights into E-Selective Semi-Hydrogenation of Alkynes by Heterobimetallic Catalysis"
|8:50 pm - 9:00 pm||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:20 pm||Sean McWilliams (Yale University, USA)|
"Nitrogen Functionalization by Low-Coordinate Iron Complexes"
|9:20 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Mechanisms in Main Group and Materials Chemistry|
|Discussion Leader: Daniel Suess (University of California, Davis, USA)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||Raul Hernandez Sanchez (Columbia University, USA)|
"Deconvoluting the Relative Oxidation States in Hexanuclear Cobalt Clusters"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||Megan Jackson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)|
"Molecular Control of Interfacial Inner-Sphere Electron Transfer at Graphite Conjugated Catalysts"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Timothy Johnstone (University of Toronto, Canada)|
"The Chemistry of Proazaphosphatranes and Boranes: From Frustrated Lewis Pairs to Dissociated Acids and Bases"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Rui Filipe Serra Maia (Virginia Tech, USA)|
"Effect of pH, Temperature and Solution Chemistry in the Mechanism of Catalytic Decomposition of H2O2 by Pt-Black and Pt-Nanopowder"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Mentorship Component: Career Panel|
|Discussion Leader: Christopher Caputo (Harvard University, USA)|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Panel Discussion|
|"Scientific Career Paths for Inorganic Chemists"|
- Crisita Carmen Atienza (ExxonMobil Chemical Company, USA)
- Alison Fout (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
- Tayseer Mahdi (Intel Corporation, USA)
- Daniel Suess (University of California, Davis, USA)
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Seminar Concludes|