1995 Gordon Research Conference on Inorganic Chemistry

Brewster Academy, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
July 23-28, 1994

Herbert D. Kaesz (UCLA),			David Thorn (Du Pont),
Chair			                        Vice Chair

Monday, July 24 8:45 a.m. Introductory Remarks and Welcome 9:00 a.m. Bioinorganic Chemistry Peter Legzdins (British Columbia), Discussion Leader

Stephen J. Lippard Biomimetic Studies with Carboxylate-Bridged (MIT) Dimetallic Complexes

Judith N. Burstyn Activation of Soluble Guanynyl Cyclase by NO: the (Wisconsin) Role of the Heme Ligand Bond

Heinrich Vahrenkamp Coordination Chemistry of Zinc Related to Biological (Freiburg) Functions

Michelle M. Millar Aspects of H+/H2 Activation in Coordination Compounds (SUNY Stony Brook) and in Hydrogenase

7:30 p.m. Main Group Elements T.O. Beachley, Jr. (SUNY Buffalo), Discussion Leader

Herbert W. Roesky Symbiosis Between Main Group and Transition Elements (Göttingen)

Arlan D. Norman Skeletal Stabilization: The Basis for Novel (Colorado) Cyclophosphazane Chemistry

Dale W. Margerum Non-metal Redox Kinetics: Base Decomposition of (Purdue) Chloramines in aqueous solution

Tuesday, July 25

8:45 a.m. Group Photo 9:00 a.m. Coordination Compounds and Supramolecular Complexes Steven H. Strauss (Colorado State), Discussion Leader

Klaus H. Theopold The Taming of O2 - Towards Catalytic Oxidations with Air (Delaware)

Bruce M. Foxman Single-Crystal Reactions of Coordination Compounds (Brandeis)

Charles E. Strouse A Molecular Masonry Approach to Lattice Engineering (UCLA)

Carlos A. Murillo The Search for Elusive Metal-Metal Bonded Low Valent (Texas A&M) Compounds

7:30 p.m. Lanthanides and Actinides David L. Clark (Los Alamos), Discussion Leader

William J. Evans The Main Group Chemistry of the Lanthanide Metals (U.C. Irvine )

Carol J. Burns Metal-Main Group Bonding in f-Element Chemistry: Steric (Los Alamos) and Electronic Control in Reactivity

Josef Takats Hydrotris(pyrazolyl)borates: Versatile Ligands for f-Element (Edmonton, Alberta) Complexation.

Wednesday, July 26 9:00 a.m. Metal Clusters and Organometallic Chemistry - I Kenton H. Whitmire (Rice), Discussion Leader

Dieter Fenske Transition Metal Clusters with Main Group Elements (Karlsruhe) as Ligands

Georg Süss-Fink Cationic Multinuclear Benzene-Ruthenium Complexes (Neuchâtel) Containing Bridging Hydride Ligands: Cluster Build-up in Aqueous Solution

Jean-Yves Saillard Electronic Structure, Bonding, and Electron Counting in Some

(Rennes) Inorganic Transition-Metal Cubic Clusters

Guy Lavigne Cluster-mediated Synthesis of High-value Organic Products (LCC, Toulouse)

7:30 p.m. Metal Clusters and Organometallic Chemistry - II Richard D. Adams (South Carolina), Discussion Leader

Duward F. Shriver Clusters of Early d-block Metal Clusters (Northwestern)

N. John Cooper The Chemistry of Benzene in Low Valent Transition Metal (Pittsburgh) Complexes.

Ben Ziling Xue Metal Silyl Complexes and Metal Silicides (Tennessee)

Thursday, July 27

9:00 a.m. Inorganic Chemistry of Materials Douglas Loy (Sandia), Discussion Leader

Andrew R. Barron Chemical Routes to Group 13 Chacogenides (Harvard)

William S. Rees, Jr. Designed Precursors for Electronic Materials (Georgia Tech)

Jon McCleverty Molecular Design for Optoelectronics (Bristol)

Sandy L. Issler X-ray Phosphors Used in Medical Radiography (DuPont Medical)

7:30 p.m. Governmental Science Policy and Trends in Education F. Albert Cotton (Texas A&M), Discussion Leader

A.P. Sattelberger Redefining the Missions of Our National Laboratories (Los Alamos)

Luther S. Williams Education Reform (NSF)

Friday, July 28

8:30 a.m. Industrial Forum David Thorn (Dupont), Discussion Leader

J.S. Thompson Activation of Gold Dissolution (DuPont)

Dennis P. Riley An Industrial Perspective for Chemical Research in the (Monsanto) Nineties

Gregory J. Kubas Small Molecule Activation Relevant to Energy and the (Los Alamos) Environment

Austin H. Reid, Jr. Inorganic Chemistry in Industry: Future History (Du Pont Minerals)

Two poster sessions are planned. Send proposed title, authorship and short Abstract before June 30, 1995 to Dr. David Thorn, E.I. duPont de Nemours & Co., Inc., Central Res. & Dev. Dept. Experimental Station, POB 80328, Wilmington, DE 19880-0328, Telefax: (302) 695-9799.

A limited number of places at the conference will be reserved for post-doctoral fellows or senior graduate students presenting posters on noteworthy results. Contact: H.D. Kaesz, Dept. of Chem. & Biochem., Univ. of Calif., Los Angeles, CA 90095-1569, e-mail: hdk@argon.chem.ucla.edu.

For conference application forms contact: Dr. C.B. Strom, Director GRC, University of Rhode Island, P.O. Box 984, West Kingston, RI 02892-0984. Tel. (401) 783-4044 or 3372; Telefax: (401) 783-7644.