Mechanistic processes in organometallic chemistry Faraday Discussion – 2 – 4 September 2019, York, United Kingdom.

Magritek is delighted to announce its participation in the Mechanistic processes in organometallic chemistry Faraday Discussion on  2 – 4 September 2019, York, United Kingdom. Please stop at our booth and talk to our scientists about the capabilities and applications of the  Spinsolve Benchtop NMR system. Our applications and support team will have a live, working Spinsolve Benchtop NMR.

Venue :

National STEM Learning Centre – National STEM Learning Centre, University of York, Heslington, York, YO190 5DD, United Kingdom


This Faraday Discussion aims to bring together a range of leaders in the field of organometallic, physical and computational chemistry to discuss new mechanistic insights and methodologies for mechanistic studies.

The substantial current interest in catalysis for synthetic chemistry and the need for mechanistic insights in the field, aimed at providing a rational foundation for further developments, make this meeting both timely and important.

The Faraday Discussion will be organised into the following themes:

Physical methods for mechanistic understanding
This first session will focus on discussing novel and emerging physical approaches for developing mechanistic insight in organometallic chemistry and catalysis. This will involve new instrumentation (e.g. low-field NMR, in situ photochemistry with NMR) and new methodologies (e.g. kinetic analyses using the Reaction Progress Kinetic Analysis (RPKA) approach, new hyperpolarisation techniques, time-resolved NMR, Mössbauer and MCD spectroscopy of organometallics, mass spectrometric identification of reaction intermediates).

Understanding unusual element-element bond formation and activation
This second session will focus on new studies of the fundamental mechanistic processes underpinning the formation, or activation, of unusual element-element bonds. A particularly active area that will be covered will be C-F bond formation and activation, as insights into the physical processes at work here will play a key role in the development of new reactions for the formation of fluorinated molecules in pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and materials chemistry.

Computational and theoretical approaches for mechanistic understanding

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