PICT0001.JPG (268381 byte)     Kickoff Meeting, Area di Ricerca di Firenze, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy, February 12-13, 2004.


Full minutes of the Meeting are available for Network Members and EC responsibles in the Internal Pages.



Aquachem scientific persons in charge:

Maurizio Peruzzini, Florence, Italy (coordinator) , Luca Gonsalvi, Florence, Italy (network manager)

Rinaldo Poli, Toulouse, France; Anne Marie Caminade, Toulouse, France; Ferenc Joò, Debrecen, Hungary; Jenny Gun, Jerusalem, Israel;

Agusti Lledos, Barcelona, Spain; Antonio Romerosa, Almeria, Spain; Armando Pombeiro, Lisbon, Portugal; Robin Perutz, York, United Kingdom; Rudi van Eldik, Erlangen, Germany.


Dr Maurizio Peruzzini, the Coordinator of the working group, chaired the meeting which was held in the Lecture Theatre 1 of the recently inaugurated building hosting ICCOM CNR within the CNR Research Area in Sesto Fiorentino (Florence, Italy).

Thursday 12th February

16:00   Ferenc Joó (University of Debrecen, Hungary): ”Making use of the two largest pools of carbon: CO2 and carbonate rocks”

16:30   Coffee Break

17:00   Maurizio Peruzzini (ICCOM CNR, Florence, Italy): Introductory remarks concerning the AQUACHEM consortium

17:15   Maurizio Peruzzini (ICCOM CNR, Florence, Italy): “New chemistry and catalysis with water-soluble ligands: an overview of the Florence’s team activity and working perspectives” 

17.30   Luca Gonsalvi (ICCOM CNR, Florence, Italy): “Ruthenium (II) water soluble complexes of PTA (PTA = 7-phospha-1,3,5-triazaadamantane) for catalytic biphasic hydrogenations. Mechanistic studies by high pressure NMR and DFT calculations”

18.00   Rinaldo Poli (Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination, Toulouse, France):  “High oxidation state organometallic chemistry in water. Results for Cp*Mo and perspectives”

18:30   Antonio Romerosa (University of Almería, Spain):“New water soluble vinylidene and allenylidene ruthenium complexes containing water soluble phosphane and Cp”

20:30   Dinner 


Friday 13th February

09:30   Anne Marie Caminade (Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination, Toulouse, France): ”Dendritic catalysts”

10:00   Jenny Gun (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel): ”Combined on-line electrochemistry/mass spectrometry for the investigation of electrochemical reactions and electrochemically inhomogeneous surface”

10:30   Agusti Lledos (University of Barcelona, Spain): ”Computational Modeling of  "Real"  Organometallic Chemistry: What Can We Do?”

11:00   Coffee Break

11:15   Robin Perutz (University of York, United Kingdom): ”Photoactive supramolecules: photo induced redox chemistry at a remote site”

11:45   Rudi van Eldik (University of Erlangen, Germany): ”Mechanistic insight gained from volume profile analysis”

12:15   Lunch break

14:00   Armando Pombeiro (Istituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal): Chemistry and electrochemistry of selected small molecules towards catalysis in aqueous medium

14:30   Gianna Reginato (ICCOM CNR, Florence, Italy): ”Synthesis of functionalized alkynes as ligands for water soluble unsaturated carbenes”


 Closure notes

 End of the meeting