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2021 Meeting Schedule

Thursday, Apr 15 Teachers and Students Award Night via Zoom

Wednesday, Mar 24 “Catalysis with Earth-abundant Metals: From CO2 Utilization to Fatty Acid Alcohol Synthesis" via Zoom

Thursday, Feb 25 “From Sand to Solar Cells" via Zoom


logo March Section Meeting
Remote via Zoom
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

6:45 - 7:00 PM Social interactions and introduction to Zoom for new users
7:20 - 7:20 PM Business and Presentation of Awards
7:20 - 8:20 PM Featured Speaker, Dr. Hairong Guan
“Catalysis with Earth-abundant Metals: From CO2 Utilization to Fatty Acid Alcohol Synthesis”

Abstract: One of the rapidly growing areas of research involves the development of earth-abundant, metal-based catalysts for chemical transformations. The need for such efforts is driven by the fact that precious metals, which are widely used today for synthesizing commodity and specialty chemicals, are expensive, limited in supply, and sometimes difficult to remove from organic products. This talk will focus on our fundamental studies of hydride complexes based on earth-abundant metals such as nickel, iron, and copper. The mechanistic insights have guided us to design catalysts for various reduction processes including the conversion of CO2 to value-added products and the hydrogenation of fatty acid methyl esters to fatty alcohols. Some of these projects involve collaborations with P&G for sustainable synthesis of detergent and plastics precursors and for a better understanding of the hair-coloring process.

Registration: Registration information is available in this month's edition of CINTACS.


Upcoming Events
Thurs, Apr 15
Apr Meeting via Zoom
Thurs, April 29
Colloid/Polymer Discussion Group via Zoom
May/June Sessions
Glassworks Live Demo
Weds, May 19
May Meeting via Zoom
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