124 (1985) 188-189 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam -Printed in The Netherlands
Journal of Molecular Structure (Theochem),
QUANTUM CHEMISTRY: THE CHALLENGE AND COORDINATION CHEMISTRY
The above conference will be held September 16-20,1985 in Strasbourg, France; organised by Societe de Chimie (Division de Chimie Physique) and sponsored by NATO (Advanced Research Workshop 586/84), Societe Francaise de Chimie and other to be announced. The International Committee are as follows: E. Baerends, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam I. Hillier, University of Manchester P. Hofmann, Technical University of Munich P. Siegbahn, University of Stockholm A, Veillard (Chairman), CNRS, Strasbourg The Organising Committee are as follows: A. Dedieu, CNRS, Strasbourg 0. Eisenstein, CNRS, Orsay J. P. Malrieu (Chairman), CNRS, Toulouse C. Minot, Universitk de Paris XI, Orsay M. Pelissier, CNRS, Toulouse C. Troyanowsky (Secretary) SFC A. Veillard, CNRS, Strasbourg In the recent progress of quantum chemistry the study of systems containing transition metal elements appears as a major development. While reliable tools are now available for main group elements, specific difficulties arise when transition metal atoms are involved. The sometimes conflicting variety of models and methods makes especially relevant a meeting of quantum chemists participating in this research. The most significant applications to coordination chemistry and homogeneous catalysis will be discussed. The view of the experimentalists will also be presented. The main topics will include: The correct description of the atom Chemical bonds involving transition metal elements in diatomics and small clusters Coordination chemistry: structure, spectroscopic and magnetic properties Chemical reactivity, homogeneous catalysis, biological models.
The meeting will include lectures, short contributions (oral and poster presentation) and a panel discussion. All invited and contributed papers will be published after the conference as a volume in the NATO AS1 series. The following scientists have accepted invitations to present lectures: E. Baerends (Amsterdam) A. Dedieu (Strasbourg) W. A. Goddard (Pasadena) M. B. Hall (Texas A&M) I. H. Hillier (Manchester) P. Hofmann (Munich) R. Hoffmann (Cornell) J. P. Malrieu (Toulouse) D. Mingos (Oxford) A. Sevin (Paris) E. Shustorovitch (Rochester) P. Siegbahn (Stockholm) I. Tkatchenko (Toulouse) Location Centre Culture1 Saint-Thomas, Contact All mail should be addressed
SFC/NATO ARW Strasbourg Conference Attn. Dr. A. Veillard Institut Le Bel, Universite L. Pasteur 4, rue Blaise Pascal 67000 Strasbourg France