Organometallic Chemistry straddles the boundary between two of the major areas of the chemical sciences: inorganic and organic chemistry. Because of its ties to both of these traditional areas of chemistry, new developments in Organometallic Chemistry impact both inorganic and organic chemistry and applications of organometallic chemistry often have effects that reach far beyond these boundaries. The 2013 Organometallic Chemistry Gordon Research Conference will highlight cutting edge developments in basic science and applications including synthesis, reactivity, catalysis, and bonding theory.
Solutions to some of the major issues that face modern society such as the production of alternative fuels, chemistry to mitigate climate change and the development of new drugs will likely have components that are a direct result of organometallic chemistry. With its collegial atmosphere, and plenty of opportunity for discussion during the program, at poster sessions and social gatherings, this conference provides a fertile setting for discussion of these large issues amongst researchers from different fields. Participants will include a diverse group of scientists, doing research at the cutting edge of their fields from the US and abroad, ranging from senior investigators to junior scientists and graduate students. All participants are encouraged to present posters in afternoon poster sessions, and six of these will be selected to give oral presentations. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are strongly encouraged to consider participating in the Gordon Research Seminar on Organometallic Chemistry (July 6-7, same location) that is specially designed to promote interaction and discussion amongst junior scientists.