Professor Lutz Gade, Universitär Heidelberg, Germany
Professor Blanca Martin Vaca, Universite Paul Sabatier, France
Professor Warren E. Piers, University of Calgary, Canada
Pincer ligands, Cooperative ligands, Transition metals, Catalysis
Pincer and pincer-like ligands is a priviliged class of ligands employed to support transition metals in many different fields including e.g. catalysis, bond activation, organic synthesis and energy applications. The main advantage of these species is the well-defined stoichiometry and the unusual thermal stability that these tridentate ligands give the metal complexes. This is a growing field where e.g. metal-ligand cooperation has been a hot topic in the last couple of years. We will put together a program where different aspects of pincer chemistry is highlighted with both fundamental aspects being covered as well as applications as listed above.