Frontiers of Organo-f-element Chemistry (#125)

This symposium will focus on recent advances and future directions in the organometallic chemistry of lanthanide and actinide elements. It is intended to cover all fundamental and technological aspects of organo-f-element chemistry. Organo-f-element chemistry is continuously one of the most attractive fields for potential applications in homogeneous catalysis and organic synthesis. Especially hydrocarbyl complexes of the f-elements are highly active species that exhibit unique reactivity including e.g. alkane functionalization, alkene polymerization and CO activation. Exciting novel reaction pathways have also been discovered for reduced organometallic complexes of f-block elements. On the other hand, due to their high oxidation potential, cerium(IV) compounds are widely used in organic synthesis, bioinorganic chemistry, materials science, and industrial catalysis (automotive three-way catalysts, oxygen storage etc.). In materials science, rare earth oxides (REO) and nitrides (REN) are highly desired materials for various applications, especially in microelectronics and spintronics. The vast majority of such applications concerns the use of organolanthanide catalysts and precursors. The main goal of this symposium is to bring together the world's leading experts in the field to discuss and elucidate current trends in fundamental and applied organo-f-element chemistry and to identify the most promising future developments for the next decade.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015