Workshop Details
The Future of Asymmetric Catalysis
06/24/2014 - 06/28/2014
Meeting Description:

Proposal: There are many opportunities for presentations on the topic of “asymmetric catalysis”, and the field as a whole is considered to be mature. Homogeneous asymmetric catalysis has been a mainstay of the synthetic chemistry community, and the 2001 Nobel Prize was awarded for transition metal catalysis in this research area ( However new areas have emerged (organocatalysis, biocatalysis), and longstanding problems remain in need for improvements (heterogeneous catalysis, immobilized catalysis). In addition, asymmetric catalysis is linked to sustainability and efficiencies that increase economic competitiveness. Thus the present time may be one of transition when the area emerges from being an end unto itself to one that becomes an integral tool in emerging fields. This meeting will examine the current state of affairs in “asymmetric catalysis” and discuss (1) if there is sufficient certainty in the area to be an integral tool in emerging fields and (2) evaluate the pace for “asymmetric catalysis” in emerging fields.
Proposed attendance up to 30 persons with a mix of academic and industrial attendees, national and international. Since this is the first venture for this clientele at Telluride, we do not know what the response will be. Invitations will be sent in October and responses requested prior to December 15th.

Format: Presentation of what is current (minimal background information) in the presenter’s research operations with 10-15 minutes devoted to description of problems to be solved and opportunities that exist. General roundtable discussions on the future of asymmetric catalysis

Three lunches are included in the registration cost.


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Registration includes 3 lunches.

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
725 W. Colorado Telluride CO 81435

The Future of Asymmetric Catalysis Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Ball, Zachary Rice University
Chan, Albert Hong Kong Baptist University
Davies, Huw Emory University
Doyle, Michael University of Maryland
Feringa, Bernard University of Groningen
Fokin, Valery The Scripps Research Institute
Hu, Wenhao East China Normal University
Janey, Jake Bristol-Myers Squibb
Kobayashi, Shu The University of Tokyo
Kozlowski, Marisa University of Pennsylvania
Lees, Robert National Institutes of Health
Lewis, Jared University of Chicago
Mikami, Koichi Tokyo Institute of Technology
Pfaltz, Andreas University of Basel
Sherman, David University of Michigan
Sigman, Matthew University of Utah
Tamao(Nozaki), Kyoko The University of Tokyo
Welch, Christopher Merck Research Laboratories
Yu, Jin-Quan The Scripps Research Institute
Zhang, Peter University of South Florida
Zhang, Xumu Rutgers University

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