Report on the Fourth Mitsui Chemicals International Symposium on Catalysis Science (MICS2011)

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Lectures

Program

March 9 (Wed.) 2011

10:00~10:10 Opening Ceremony
10:10~11:00 Plenary Lecture
Prof. Yuan T. Lee(Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

Dynamics of Chemical Reactions and Photochemical Processes
11:00~11:50 Invited Lecture
Prof. John E. Bercaw(California Institute of Technology, U.S.A.)

Hydrocarbon Upgrading to Fuels and Chemicals: Progress towards Homogeneous Catalysts
13:20~14:10 Special Lecture
Emeritus Prof. Akira Suzuki(Hokkaido University, Japan)

Cross-coupling Reactions of Organoboron Compounds : Carbon-Carbon Bonding Made Easy
14:10~15:00 Invited Lecture
Prof. Kazunari Domen(The University of Tokyo, Japan)

Water Splitting on Heterogeneous Photocatalysts
15:00~15:50 Invited Lecture
Prof. Ken-ichiro Itami(Nagoya University, Japan)

Challenges in Arene Assembling Chemistry
16:10~17:50 2011 Mitsui Chemicals Catalysis Science Award

The Winner of the “2011 Mitsui Chemicals Catalysis Science Award”

Commemorative Lecture
Prof. David W. C. MacMillan(Princeton University, U.S.A.)

Photoredox Catalysis and Accelerated Serendipity
The Winners of the “2011 Mitsui Chemicals Catalysis Science Award of Encouragement”

Commemorative Lecture
Associate Prof. Kazuya Yamaguchi(The University of Tokyo, Japan)

Development of Highly Active Heterogeneous Catalysts Based on the Properties of Metal Hydroxides

Commemorative Lecture
Associate Prof. Hideki Yorimitsu(Kyoto University, Japan)

Unsaturated Alcohols as Surrogates of Organometallic Reagents in Palladium–Catalyzed C–C Bond Formation

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March 10 (Thu.) 2011

10:00~10:50 Plenary Lecture
Prof. Sir John E. Walker(Medical Research Council, U.K.)

The Structure and Mechanism of ATP Synthase
10:50~11:40 Invited Lecture
Prof. Ei-ichi Nakamura(The University of Tokyo, Japan)

Iron Catalysis in Organic Synthesis
13:10~14:00 Special Lecture
Prof. Ei-ichi Negishi(Purdue University, U.S.A.)

Magical Power of Transition Metals: Past, Present, and Future
14:00~14:50 Invited Lecture
Prof. Craig J. Hawker(University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S.A.)

Applications of Orthogonal, "Click" Chemistries in the Synthesis of Functional Soft Materials
15:10~16:00 Invited Lecture
Dr. Haruyuki Makio(Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Japan)

Phenoxy–Imine Ligand as a Basis of the Highly Active and Selective Industrial Catalysts: Principles and Practice
16:00~16:50 Invited Lecture
Prof. Mitsuo Sawamoto(Kyoto University, Japan)

Precision Radical Polymerization with Transition-Metal Catalysis: A Bridge between Polymer Chemistry and Catalysis Science
16:50~17:00 Closing Ceremony
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