Scientific program

International Conferences “Mechanisms of Catalytic Reactions” have a status of a regular international conference devoted to challenging problems
of modern physical chemistry and catalysis. Topics of the IX Conference will be:

I. Catalysis: from first principles
II. Mechanisms of homogeneous catalysis
III. Mechanisms of heterogeneous catalysis
IV. Catalytic processing of renewables
V. Electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, biocatalysis

Almost 230 participants from 25 countries applied for the conference. The preliminary conference program includes 5 plenary lectures,  
9 key-note, 56 oral (20 min)  presentations,  23  oral  (10 min) presentations of young scientists and  more than 140 posters.

English will be the official language of the Conference.


Leading scientists have accepted the invitation of the Organizing Committee to give plenary and keynote lectures:

Valerii I. Bukhtiayrov
Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Novosibirsk, Russia
Memorial lecture dedicated to 145th  pre-eminent Russian chemist Professor Vladimir N. Ipatieff


Alexis T. Bell
University of California, Berkeley, USA
Elucidating the Mechanism of Heterogeneously Catalyzed Reactions through Combined Experimental and Theoretical Studies

Valery V. Fokin
Scripps Research Institute, California, USA
Catalysis & Complexity: From Mechanism to Function

Evgenii Kondratenko
Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, Rostock, Germany
From Mechanistic and Kinetic Understanding of Heterogeneously Catalyzed Reactions to Tuning Catalysts Performance

Valentin N. Parmon
Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Novosibirsk, Russia
Thermodynamics of Operating Catalyst: Some Approaches and Findings

Lawrence Que, Jr. 
University of Minnesota, Minnesota, USA
Bio-inspired Hydrocarbon Oxidations by Nonheme Iron Catalysts


 Valentine P. Ananikov
Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, RAS, Moscow, Russia
Transition-Metal-Catalyzed Carbon-Carbon and Carbon-Heteroatom Bonds Formation in Organic Synthesis

Costas, M., Lloret-Fillol, J., Prat, I., Codolà, Z., Gómez, L., García-Bosch, I., Company, A., Cussó, O., Canta, M., Ribas, X., Font, D.
University of Girona, Girona, Spain
Selective Oxidation Catalysis with Non Porphyrinic Fe and Mn Complexes that Support High Oxidation States

T. Konya, D. Kobayashi, T. Murayama, W.Ueda
Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
Catalytic oxidation mechanism based on the high-dimensional structure of Mo3VOx

Dmitry Yu. Murzin
Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
Mechanistic aspects of hydrogenation and oxidation of sugars

Konstantin M. Neyman
ICREA and University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Catalysis from First Principles: Is it Crucial to Account for the Effects of Nanostructuring?

Emrah Özensoy
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
Understanding Thermal and Photocatalytic Chemical Routes for NOx Storage at the Molecular Level: From Advanced Realistic Catalysts to Planar Model Catalysts

Günther Rupprechter
Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
The “true” explanation is typically rather simple

Evgenii P. Talsi,  Oleg Y. Lyakin, Konstantin P. Bryliakov
Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Novosibirsk, Russia
Active Species of Nonheme Iron-Catalyzed Oxidation

Rutger A. van Santen1, Minhaj Ghouri2
1Institute for Complex Molecular Systems, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2Schuit Institute of Catalysis, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
The mechanism of the Fischer-Tropsch reaction,

The time of presentation (including some time for questions) is
40 min for a plenary lecture, 30 min for a keynote lecture, 20 and 10 min for an oral presentation.
Multi-media (LCD) projectors will be available. Organizers recommend the authors to prepare computer presentations
in *.ppt format (Microsoft Power Point from the package MS Office).

Space available for posters is 100 cm width x 100 cm height. The authors are requested to place their posters in the morning of October 23,  Tuesday,
and displace them at the end of the poster session.


1. The final scientific program-brochure and compact disk with the abstracts of all lectures, oral and poster presentations will be available at the registration desk.

2. A full papers of  keynote lectures and oral presentations (20 min) will be publish  in a special issue of "Topics in Catalysis" in 2013.
Instruction for authors is TopCatal-Instruction for authors.pdf
The authors  of  selected manuscripts  will submit full texts for their papers, composed according to the Topics and Catalysis template
(  before November, 1, 2012.

3. Authors of 10 min oral presentation of young scientists are invited to publish materials in a special issue of Kinetics & Catalysis Journal.
All manuscripts will be peer reviewed following the standard procedure.
The full texts of 10 min oral contributions should not exceed 10-12 pages. All manuscripts of A4 format should be typed 1.5 line spaced using
12 points font. The full texts of manuscripts (in English for foreign authors; in English and Russian for Russian authors)
should be submitted to the Kinetics & Catalysis  both by e-mail: and (2 hard copies)
by regular post (“Kinetics and Catalysis”, Zelinsky IOC RAS, Leninsky Prospect 47, Moscow 119991, Russia)  before November 15, 2012.
Contact tel.: +7 (499)135 53 58).
The special guides of the Kinetics & Catalysis
for foreign authors is Guide KinCat-Authors-English.doc

for Russian authors is NOTICE-Russian-rus.doc

A copyright transfer agreements
for foreign authors is Copyright Transfer Agreement_eng.doc  

for Russian authors is Договор анг версия на рус языке.doc;    Договор рус версия на рус языке.doc

4. Authors of poster presentations are invited to publish in Kinetics & Catalysis on a regular basis.