Report on the Fourth Mitsui Chemicals International Symposium on Catalysis Science (MICS2009)

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Congratulations to Prof. Ei-ichi Negishi on being awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Prof. Negishi was a lecturer at the Fourth Mitsui Chemicals International Symposium on Catalysis Science held in 2009.

Program

March 11 (Wed.) 2009

10:00~10:10 Opening Ceremony
10:10~11:00 Plenary Lecture
Prof. Roald Hoffmann(Cornell University,U.S.A.)

Chemistry's Essential Tensions: Different Ways of Looking at a Science
11:00~11:50 Invited Lecture
Prof. Yasuhiro Iwasawa(The University of Tokyo, Japan)

Chemical Design and Dynamic Structures on Catalyst Surfaces for Innovative Processes
13:50~14:40 Invited Lecture
Emeritus Prof. Bernard Witholt(Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland)

Industrial Chemistry with Whole Cell Biocatalysts
14:40~15:30 Invited Lecture
Dr. Shin-ichiro Tawaki(Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Japan)

Development of Novel Biocatalysts for the Production of Useful Chemicals from Biomass
15:50~17:30 2009 Mitsui Chemicals Catalysis Science Award

The Winners of the “2009 Mitsui Chemicals Catalysis Science Award”

Commemorative Lectures
Prof. John F. Hartwig (University of Illinois, U.S.A.)

Discovery and Development of New Coupling and C-H Bond Functionalization Reactions

Commemorative Lectures
Prof. Kyoko Nozaki(The University of Tokyo, Japan)

Development of Novel Catalytic Reactions for Coordination Copolymerization of Polar Monomers
The Winners of the “2009 Mitsui Chemicals Catalysis Science Award of Encouragement”

Commemorative Lectures
Lecturing Prof. Shigeki Matsunaga(The University of Tokyo, Japan)

Development of Multimetallic Asymmetric Catalysis through Chiral Ligand Design

Commemorative Lectures
Assistant Prof. Yoshiaki Nakao(Kyoto University, Japan)

Carbon-Carbon Bond Forming Addition Reactions Catalyzed Cooperatively by Nickel and Lewis Acid

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March 12 (Thu.) 2009

10:00~10:50 Plenary Lecture
Emeritus Prof. Henri B. Kagan (Université Paris-Sud, France)

Asymmetric Catalysis, a Promising Route to Biologically Active Compounds or Their Synthetic Intermediates
10:50~11:40 Invited Lecture
Prof. Masakatsu Shibasaki(The University of Tokyo, Japan)

Recent Progress in Asymmetric Two-Center Catalysis
13:10~14:00 Invited Lecture
Dr. Robert J. Farrauto(BASF Catalysts LLC, U.S.A.)

Automotive Emission Control: Past, Present and Future
14:00~14:50 Invited Lecture
Prof. Kyriacos C. Nicolaou(The Scripps Research Institute and the University of California, San Diego, U.S.A.)

Catalysis in Total Synthesis
15:10~16:00 Invited Lecture
Prof. Barry M. Trost(Stanford University, U.S.A.)

On Inventing Reactions for Atom Economy
16:00~16:50 Invited Lecture
Prof. Ei-ichi Negishi(Purdue University, U.S.A.)

Transition Metal-Catalyzed Organometallic C-C Bond Formation Reactions That Have Revolutionized Organic Synthesis
16:50~16:55 Closing Ceremony
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