Conference Schedule

As of 2/3/2020 – please let us know if you have any conflicts with your assigned time

Registration: Tuesday, February 4 at 6-8 PM and February 5-6 at 7:30-8:30 AM. Contact Local Committee for individual needs.

Wednesday, February 5th (Menger Ballroom A)

8:30-8:50

Introductions and Opening Remarks 

David R. Silva, Dean of the College of Sciences, UTSA

Bernard Arulanandam, Vice President for Research, UTSA

Pauline Chiu, University of Hong Kong

Session 1

CHAIRPERSON:  Emma Gallo (Milan University) 

8:50-9:25

Plenary Address by Pedro J. Perez (Universidad de Huelva) 

Copper, Silver, Carbenes and Nitrenes: A Winning Poker Hand for Hydrocarbon Functionalization  

9:25-10:00

Plenary Address by Antonio Echavarren (Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology and Universitat Rovira i Virgili)  

Metal Carbenes via Decarbenation  

10:00-10:30

Break (Menger Foyer

Session 2

CHAIRPERSON: Tom Driver (University of Illinois at Chicago)

10:30-10:55

Invited Address by Jared Lewis (Indiana University) 

Dirhodium Artificial Metalloenzymes: Selective Catalysis, Directed Evolution, Structure, and Dynamics  

10:55-11:20

Invited Address by Zachary Ball (Rice University) 

Asymmetric Catalytic Constructions of Heterocycles and Carbocycles by  Cycloaddition  

11:20-11:45

Invited Address by Yong Zhang (Stevens Institute of Technology) 

Mechanisms of Biocatalytic Heme Carbene Transfer Reactions  

11:45-12:10

Invited Address by Kai Chen (California Institute of Technology) 

Directed Evolution to Expand Nature’s Catalytic Repertoire  

12:10-13:30

Lunch (Menger Minuet Room

Session 3

CHAIRPERSON: Janine Cossy (CNRS, PSL University, France) 

13:30-14:05

Plenary Address by F. Ekkehardt Hahn (Westfälische Wilhelms Univerität Münster) 

Heterobimetallic Complexes from Asymmetric Bis-NHC Precursors 

14:05-14:40

Plenary Address by Xinfang Xu (Sun Yat-sen University) 

Catalytic Alkyne Functionalization via Metal Carbene Intermediate: Expeditious Access for the Construction of Cyclic Frameworks 

14:40-15:05

Invited Address by Didier Bourissou (Paul Sabatier University) 

About Ligand Design in Gold Carbene Complexes 

15:05-15:30

Invited Address by Victoria H. Gessner (Ruhr-University of Bochum) 

Nucleophilic Late Transition Metal Carbene Complexes: From Reactive Species to Cooperative Bond Activation Reactions  

15:30-16:00

Break (Menger Foyer

Session 4

CHAIRPERSON: Graham Murphy (University of Waterloo) 

16:00-16:35

Address of Che-ming Che delivered by Ka-Pan Shing and Hai-Xu Wang (University of Hong Kong) 

New Metal-Carbene and Iron Catalyzed Alkylnitrene C-H Insertion Reactions.

16:35-17:10

Plenary Address by Eiji Ihara (Ehime University) 

Pd-initiated C1 Polymerization of Diazoacetates 

17:10-17:45

Invited Address by Wing-Yiu (Michael) Yu (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) 

Advances in Catalytic C(sp3)–N Bond Coupling Reactions: Ru(II)- Catalyzed Asymmetric C–H Amidation of 1,4,2-Dioxazol-5-ones and Photoredox Decarboxylative Coupling of α-Diazoacetates with NHPI Esters  

18:00-19:30

Conference Banquet (Menger Minuet Room)

19:30-21:30

Poster Session (Menger Ballroom B and C)

Thursday, February 6th (Menger Ballroom A)

Session 5

CHAIRPERSON:  A. Burtoloso (University of São Paulo)

8:30-8:35

Plenary Address by Huw Davies (Emory University) 

Catalyst-Controlled CH Functionalization 

8:35-9:10

Plenary Address by André B. Charette (Université de Montréal)  

Journey into Cyclopropane Chemistry and Continuous Flow Synthesis 

9:10-9:35

Invited Address by D. G. Musaev (Emory University)  

A predictive Model for the [Rh2(esp)2]-catalyzed Intermolecular C(sp3)-H bond insertion of β-carbonyl Ester Carbenes: Interplay Between Theory and Experiment 

9:35-10:00

Invited Address by Simon B. Blakey (Emory University)  

Beyond Cp*-Mechanism Guided Design of a New Rhodium Complex for Enantioselective C-H Functionalization 

10:00-10:30

Break (Menger Foyer

Session 6

CHAIRPERSON: Hélène Lebel (Université de Montréal) 

10:30-10:55

Invited Address by Anita Maguire (University College Cork) 

Synthetic and Stereochemical Aspects of Intramolecular C–H Insertions with α-Diazocarbonyl Compounds 

10:55-11:20

Invited Address by Doug E. Frantz (University of Texas at San Antonio) 

Adventures in Exploiting Diazoacetates in Metal-Catalyzed and Thermal Rearrangements to Biologically Relevant Heterocycles 

11:20-11:55

Plenary Address by Janine Cossy (Laboratoire de Chimie Organique, ESPCI, Paris, France) 

“Nitrenes and Carbenes. Useful Entities to Access Functionalized Heterocycles”

11:55-13:30

Lunch (Menger Minuet Room

Session 7

CHAIRPERSON: T. Ollevier (Université Laval) 

13:30-14:05

Plenary Address by Liming Zhang (University of California, Santa Barbara) 

Oxidative Gold(I) Catalysis Employing Heteroatom-Terminated Alkyne Substrates 

14:05-14:40

Plenary Address by X. Peter Zhang (Boston College) 

Metalloradical Catalysis: Stepwise Radical Pathways for Catalytic Carbene and Nitrene Transfers 

14:40-15:05

Invited Address by Dorota Gryko (Institute of Organic Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences)  

Reactivity of Diazo Compounds under Visible-Light Irradiation 

15:05-15:40

Invited Address by Dominik Munz (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg) 

Late Transition Metal Terminal Imido Complexes for Catalysis  

15:40-16:10

Break (Menger Foyer

Session 8

CHAIRPERSON: Pauline Chiu (The University of Hong Kong) 

16:10-16:45

Plenary Address by  Bas de Bruin (Universiteit van Amsterdam)

Synthesis of 8-membered ring compounds via carbene radicals

16:45-17:10

Invited Address by Ian Tonks (University of Minnesota – Twin Cities) 

Ti-Catalyzed Nitrene Transfer Reactions: Harnessing the TiII/TiIV Redox Couple for New Transformations  

17:10-17:35

Invited Address by David Powers (Texas A&M University) 

Characterization of Reactive Metal Nitrenoids by Crystalline Matrix Isolation  

17:35-18:00

Invited Address by J. M. Schomaker (University of Wisconsin-Madison) 

Taming Nitrene Reactivity with Silver 

Friday, February 7th (Menger Ballroom A)

Session 9

CHAIRPERSON: Bas de Bruin (Universiteit van Amsterdam)

8:30-8:35

Plenary Address by Guy Bertrand (University of California, San Diego) 

Carbenes as Powerful Transition Metal Surrogates 

8:35-9:10

Plenary Address by Martin Albrecht (University of Bern) 

Strongly Donating 1,2,3-Triazole-Derived Carbenes for Metal-Mediated Redox Catalysis 

9:10-9:35

Invited Address by Marcos Suero (Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia ICIQ) 

New Carbon Reactivity Rules 

9:35-10:00

Invited Address by Jeremy A. May (University of Houston) 

Synthesis via Carbene Cascades

10:00-10:30

Break (Menger Foyer

Session 10

CHAIRPERSON: Rene Koenigs (RWTH Aachen University) 

10:30-10:55

Invited Address by Weiping Tang (University of Wisconsin–Madison) 

Selective Modification of Carbohydrates by Metal Carbenes 

10:55-11:20

Invited Address by Junji Ichikawa (University of Tsukuba) 

Transition Metal and Free Difluorocarbenes: Syntheses of Fluorinated Cyclopentanone Derivatives 

11:20-11:45

Invited Address by Indrajeet Sharma (University of Oklahoma) 

Harnessing Carbene Chemistry to Drive Drug Discovery 

11:45-11:55

Close of Conference 

11:55

Lunch (Menger Minuet Room)