The American Chemical Society (ACS) sponsors a bi-annual national meeting for chemists to introduce new ideas, communicate results, network, and build professional skills. This spring, the 239th ACS meeting is being held March 21st – 25th in San Francisco, CA, and the theme is “Chemistry for a Sustainable World”.
As one might expect, olefin metathesis should play an important and growing role in sustainable chemistry in the world. To highlight, Nobel Laureate and Caltech Professor Robert H. Grubbs will be part of the “Plenary Symposium: Big Picture Concerns and Real Green Chemistry Solutions” on Sunday, March 21st. I’ll look forward to that talk…
There are also a number of other key talks in the metathesis field. For example, Professor Maurice Brookhart has pioneered and is presenting new developments in “alkane metathesis”—a tandem hydrogenation/dehydrogenation and olefin metathesis reaction.
Also presentations involving ring-expansion metathesis polymerization, or REMP, highlight the controlled synthesis of cyclic polymers.
If you are going to the meeting, please stop by and see us at the Materia Booth (#226) in the Exposition.