International Symposium on Olefin Metathesis – July 2015

The 21st International Symposium on Olefin Metathesis and Related Chemistry (ISOM XXI) will be held in Graz, Austria from July 12-16, 2015. An ISOM conference is held every two years in varied locations across the world to cover the latest developments in olefin metathesis. The series of ISOM meetings have played an important role in […]

Olefin Metathesis at the 249th ACS Meeting

The 249th ACS National Meeting & Exposition is fast approaching with Denver, CO preparing to host the biannual event from March 22 – 26, 2015. The theme of this spring’s event is “Chemistry of Natural Resources” which is fitting for the beautiful, resource-abundant state of Colorado. This theme also fits nicely with everyone’s favorite topic […]

Yves Chauvin, One of Metathesis Greats, Dies at 84

Yves Chauvin, one of the “metathesis greats,” passed away on January 27, 2015 at the age of 84. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2005, Chauvin was a key player in proposing the metallacyclobutane intermediate of the generally accepted metathesis mechanism that serves as the foundation for the design of the carbene pre-catalysts […]

Olefin Metathesis at the 248th ACS Meeting

The 248th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition will be held in San Francisco, California from August 10-14, 2014. The theme of this fall’s meeting is “Chemistry and Global Stewardship.” As olefin metathesis has made significant contributions to the responsible management of world resources, it is fitting that many notable presentations will be given. […]

Metathesis Featured at Modern Synthetic Methods & Chiral USA

Modern Synthetic Methods & Chiral USA Resort Orlando-Celebration Hotel, Florida USA May 19–21, 2014 Scientific Update has created a 3-day conference and exhibition to bridge a gap between industry and academia. Since industry rarely devises new synthetic methods to perform each step in the synthetic route, the event will provide a forum where industry and […]

Olefin Metathesis at the 247th ACS Meeting

The 247th ACS National Meeting and Exposition is less than a month away. The late winter/early spring event is set for Dallas, Texas from March 16-20, 2014. Olefin metathesis has no problem fitting into the meeting’s theme of “Chemistry and Materials for Energy” and keeping with tradition, we here at All Things Metathesis will provide […]

Olefin Metathesis at 246th ACS Meeting

The American Chemical Society 246th National Meeting & Exhibition will take place this year from Sept 8-12 in Indianapolis, IN. As one might expect, given the location, the theme of the meeting is “Chemistry in Motion.” Although I didn’t see any talks on cars operating by metathesis derived biodiesel, the fast evolving field of metathesis […]

Olefin Metathesis at the 245th ACS Meeting

The 245th ACS National Meeting & Exhibition is right around the corner and will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana from April 7-11, 2013. I guess it’s somewhat fitting that I happen to be writing this post on Fat Tuesday…#MardiGras! The theme of the spring meeting, “Chemistry of Energy & Food,” is fitting for New […]

Olefin Metathesis at the 244th ACS Meeting

The 244th ACS National Meeting & Exhibition is fast approaching and will be held in Philadelphia from August 19-23, 2012. The overall theme of the fall meeting is “Materials for Health & Medicine.” Sticking with tradition, we here at All Things Metathesis will give a brief overview of some of the noteworthy olefin metathesis related […]

Metathesis Chemistry at the 243rd ACS Meeting

The American Chemical Society will host the 243rd National Meeting & Exposition in San Diego, California from March 25th-29th, 2012. Metathesis chemistry will have a significant presence at this meeting and while looking through the program, I noticed that there is a wide variety of choices for those interested in learning about new developments in […]

Olefin Metathesis Advances Presented at ISOM XIX

The 19th International Symposium on Olefin Metathesis and Related Chemistry (ISOM XIX) took place this year from July 10-15th in the beautiful city of Rennes, France. Recent breakthroughs in olefin metathesis were presented by both new players in the field along with some of the metathesis pioneers. All three 2005 Nobel laureates in Chemistry, Robert […]