Over the years the International symposium on Organometallic Catalysis Directed Towards Organic Synthesis (OMCOS) has become the globally leading event for the homogeneous transition metal catalysis community, for both scientists in academia and in industry. The contributions of organometallic chemistry to organic synthesis are significant, the field is still a motor for the development of new methodology. Often methodology which some years earlier was considered to be a “dream reaction” or a “holy grail”, a synthetic reaction that would be nice to have but was considered inaccessible at that time. These new reactions often allow a high increase of molecular complexity under mild conditions in one single synthetic step, which at the same time turns the retrosynthetic analysis of target molecule into a significant challenge and thus require a good understanding of the reactions, one focus of the conference.
The conference site is ideally embedded in the historic “Old Town” of Heidelberg, the congress center is located directly at the river Neckar and is only a few steps away from the famous pedestrian zone and the historical sites of Heidelberg, like Heidelberg Castle, the Old Bridge, the Old Aula of the university and the Cathedral.