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Approved.For Release 2000MDW1-F-CIA P74-0798A000300020003-0 SUBJECT: Opinion Request - /7/~,~ C'/ C/d~'''~`'~ Attached is self-explanatory material from the Department of State. May we have your opinion by Please state degree of interest and whether we will receive requirements. 25X1A DISTRIBUTION- 0 51 r1 o State, USAF declassification & release instructions on file E2 IMPDET CL BY: 007622 r Approved For Release 20001 ~-{tj=RU-O0P98A000300020003-0 Release' OOO/0V8/31 :,CIA-RDP79-00798AQO030 DEPARTMENT OF STATE BUREAU OF INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL AFFAIRS July 6, 1973 . TO: EUR/SES Mr. Raymond Pardon FROM: SCI/SA - Royal J. Wald SUBJECT: Report on Joint US-USSR Meeting on Chemical Catalysis Project Attached are 2 copies of the Report and Record, (with transmittal memo .from Halpern to Baldeschwieler), concerning last montl's meeting in Moscow of the chemical catalysis,,pro.ject group in the field of coordination complexes and organometallic compounds. Attachment: As eta.ted. Noma.. 7 /9/73 STATINTL Attached for comment is the working group report on sub topic # 1 of the Chemical Catalysis cooperative field entitled Catalysis by Coordination Complexes and Organometallic Compounds. Annexed to the Record of Proceedings is the proposed program for joint research. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated. Ray Pardon Approved For Release 2000/08/31 : CIA-RDP79-00798A000300020003-0 Approved For Release b00/08!31 :'CIA-RDP79-00798Ab90300020003-0 THE UNIVERSITY OP CHIC-AGO CHICAGO ? ILLINOIS 60637 DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY KENT CHEMICAL LABORATORY ? GEORGE HERBERT JONES LABORATORY SEARLE CHEMICAL LABORATORY July 2., 1973 From: Jack Halpern Re: U.S.-U.S.S.R. Jo1nt Program on Catalysis by Coordination Complexes and Organometallic Compounds Attached are the official English and Russian versions of the Report of the Meeting pertaining to the above program that was recently held in Moscow., The American participants in this meeting were J. P. Collman (Stanford), G. W. Parshall (du Pont),, J. F. Roth (Monsanto) and myself. I consider the principal accomplishments of this meeting to be the following: 1. Several days of very intensive scientific discussions in the course of which a considerable amount of scientific information was exchanged and the ap- preciation on the part of the participants on each side of the research activi- ties of their counterparts was greatly enhanced. 2. The agreement on three specific topics of cooperative research for priority implementation and the designation of a principal investigator from each side for each of these topics. From the standpoint of scientific content the program is thus all set to go and I feel that we have reason to be pleased by the selection of participants from the Soviet side, Agreement was also reached in principle on two other important matters although the details of these remain to be resolved, namely (1) a visit by the three Soviet principal investigators (Shilov,, Vol'pin and Ermakov) to the U. S, A.5 probably in October or November of this year,, and (2) the exchange of junior scientists between the participating Soviet and American laboratories. I am disappointed that we could not agree on the immediate implementation of this exchange but apparently our Soviet colleagues still have some matters to resolve in this connection and the best that we could achieve was agreement that the arrangements for such implementation would be completed by the end of 1973. Details of these and a number of other matters are elaborated in the appended report. AOtoi d ftFReteasek2 3 :'MRA-RDP17Ma798A OO3QQSQ2o most Approved For Release000/08/31: CIA-RDP79-00798A0300020003-0 Memorandum to John D. Baldeschwieler July 2,, 1973 favorably impressed by the high quality of Soviet science in the field of this particular program and also by the splendid hospitality that was extended to us. We shall be hard pressed to match the latter when our Soviet colleagues visit us. enclosures: (English and Russian Report) cc: , ,,,Dr. N. P. Neureiterl Dr. J. Tech s(enclosures: English & Russian Report) Dr. M. K. Wilson Dr. T. W. DeWitt Dr. J. P. Collman "` Dr. E. L. Muetterties Dr. G. W. Parshall Dr. J. F. Roth (enclosure: English report) Approved For Release 2000/08/31 : CIA-RDP79-00798A000300020003-0 Approved For Release`V000/08/31 :' CIA-RDP79-00798AAdO300020003-0 To the Co-Chairman of the U.S.-U.S.S.R. Working Group on Cooperation in the Field of Chemical Catalysis June 27, 1973 REPORT The US and USSR Coordinators of the Joint Program on Catalysis by Coordination Complexes and Organometallia Compounds (Theme I) herewith transmit 'to the Co-Chairmen of the U.S.-U.S.S.R. Working Group on Cooperation in the Field of Chemical. Catalysis the Record of its meeting, signed in Moscow June 27, 1973k The Record, which is attached, describes the proceedings of the meeting of participants in the Joint Program that was held in Moscow June 18-22, 1973 and lists the topics and projects approved and recommended for the implementation of the Program. The Program Coordinators recommend approval of the proposed priority projects so that cooperative work may begin at an early date. (J. Halpern) (A. Shiiov) Approved For Release 2000/08/31 : CIA-RDP79-00798A000300020003-0 Approved For Relea`s`2000/08/31 : CIA-RDP79-0079$00300020003-0 RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS of the U.S.-U.S.S.R. Meeting on Theme I "Catalysis by Coordination Complexes and Organometallio Compound:iot Moscow., 27 June 1973 The U.S.-U.S.S.R. meeting on Theme I "Catalysis by Coordination Complexes and Organometallic Compounds was held in Moscow June 16-22, 1973. The U.S. side was represented by the coordinator of Theme I, Professor J. Halpern (University of Chicago), Professor J. Coltman (Stanford University), Dr. G. Parshall (du Pont Company), and Dr.. J. Roth (Monsanto Company). The Soviet side was represented by the coordinator of Theme I, Professor A. E. Shilov (Institute of Chemical Physics -I. C.P. ), Academician B. A. Dolgoplosk, (Institute of Petro-Chemical Synthesis -I.P.-C.S.), Academician N. N. Semenov (I.C.P.), Professor E. A. Blumberg (I.C.P.), Professor Yu. I. .^raakov (Institute of Catalysis), Dr. V, M. Frolov (i.P.-C.S.), Dr. A. B. Gagarina (I.C.P.), Dr. O. N. Jakubovi.tch (Pnysicai- Cnemistry Institute -P.-C.I.), Professor V. B. Kazanski (Institute of Organic Chemistry), Professor M. L. Kaidekel (I.C.P.), Professor G. 1. Likntenshtein (I.C.P.), Professor Z. K. Maizus (I.C.P.), Dr. Yu. D. Novikov (I.C.P.), Dr. Yu. A. Shvetsov (I.C.P.), Dr. I.P. Skibida (I.C.P.), Professor E. :i. Tinjakova (I.P.-C.S.), Professor N. E. Vo;.10in (Institute of Organo-Element Compounds),. Dr. K. I. Matveev (Institute of Catalysis). Approved For Release 2000/08/31 : CIA-RDP79-00798A000300020003-0 Approved For Release"0 000/08/31: CIA-RDP79-00798A`' 60300020003-0 -2- The following subjects were discussed at tnc Meeting: 1. Investigations of the mechanisms of activation of C-h and C-C bongs in organic compounds by transition metal complexes; 2. Investigations of molecular nitrogen complexes and the mechanisms and proaucts of nitrogen fixation; 3. Catalytic properties of surface complexes; 4. Complexes. of CO and C02 and their reactions; 5. Catalytic hyd.-ogenation.; 6. Role of the nature of ligands in catalytic complexes in oxidation reactions; 7. Catalysis in hydrocarbons oxidation; 8. Catalytic reactions of %Y allyl complexes. During the period of the meeting the American scientists had the opportunity to visit several laboratories of the Institute of Chemical Physics and thu institute of Organo-Element Compounds. These visits :Led to a considerably greater appreciation of the scale and the level of Soviet investigations in the field of catalysis. During the period of the meeting the American scientists 'gave the f olio ng lectures which took place in the Institute of Chemical Physics,, the Institute of Organo-Element Compounds and the Institute of Organic Chemistry. Approved For Release 2000/08/31 : CIA-RDP79-00798A000300020003-0 Approved For Release'2000/08/31 :' CIA-RDP79-00798A0300020003-0 -3- Professor J. Halpern - S3iechanisms of oxidative addition reactions;" "Oxidation of CO and olefins in the presence of transition metal complexes." Professor J. Coll.man - 'Supported rrgano metallic and coordination cai;a:iysts" and "Reactions of sodium tetracaraonyl ferrata (-II)." Dr. C. Parsnall - "Cataiyi is activai.xon of aromatic compounds." Dr. J. Roth -- ttCawrbonylation of alcohols" and "Asymmetric catalytic hydrogenation." The large number of Soviet scientists who were present at the lectures were able to enlarge their knowledge of American catalytic investigations considerably. In accordance with the previously agreed upon program for Theme I, the meeting has adopted a plan of joint research (see Appendix). 1 a result of the discussion of the reports presented from the groups of laboratories headed by Academician N. M. Emanuel from the laboratory of Academician B. A. Dolgoplosk and from the laboratories of Prof. A.R. Gant er (P.C.I.) and Prof. V. B. Kazanski (I.0.C.), the meeting considers it desirable to enlarge the future joint pro ;rara on Theme I to include from the Soviet side the research on catalysis which is perfoxmed by the above laboratories. Approved For Release 2000/08/31 CIA-RDP79-00798A000300020003-0 Approved For Release000/08/31 :'CIA-RDP79-00798A'0300020003-0 To fulfill the joint research program the meeting recominands that in October-November 1973 three Soviet senior scientists snould visit several u'S centers which are active in the investigation of catalysis by coordination complexes and organometallic compounds. To participate in the joint research, tnree American and three Soviet junior scientists should be sent to work for six months in the labo atories of the other country on the basis of equivalent exchange. The progr&m of this exchange is to be completed by the coordinators. by the end of 1973. The meeting recommends to the cooperating sides consideration of t e possibility of simultaneous publication in the USA and in the USSR in English and in Russian, respectively, a book on catalysis containing contributions from American and Soviet scientists. The two coordinators will present a plan for the book by 1 July 1974. The meeting recommends that a regular Seminar should be organized for discussions of the scientific results and the future investigations encompassed by the joint research program on Theme I. it considered desirable that this Seminar should be held at `'east once every two years with the location alternating between the two countries. Approved For Release 2000/08/31 : CIA-RDP79-00798A000300020003-0 Approved For Releas4'i000/08/31 :CIA-RDP79-00798A0300020003-0 To increase the familiarity of American and Soviet scientists with research on coordination catalysis in the other country, the neeting considers it desirable to encourage scientists of each countries to publish results of their research in the journals of the other country. "Catalysis by Coo; dtea,tion Complexes and Organometall c Compounds" s`~o essor.~.'zalpern Professor A. E. Shilo- USSR Approved For Release 2000/08/31 : CIA-RDP79-00798A000300020003-0 Approved For Release 000/08/31 : `CIA-RDP79-00798A`0le0300020003-0 Appendix P O'CS PROGRA i OR JOIN REST ARCH ON THEu i K I "Catalysis by Coordination Complexes and argahometallic Conpoundstr T. Act s_vation of sail molecules (N2, 02, CO, C02). yes 1, 2 ion o acti vc1 V? on mechanisms and the prodct i of reactions. Principal Investigators from the US from the USSR J. :Halperin N. E. Volpin A. For pri on ty implementation: 1. investigation of organic synthetic reactions involving CO and C02- 2. investigation of the oxidation of organometallic co ,ao'Lrids including vitamin B12 and its analogs . B. F oz- future i_:mplementation: 1. Investigation of the reduction of molecular nitrogen, including models of biological nitrogen fixation. Suggested Participants from the US from the USSR Dr . E zlen A. E. Shilov 2. investigation of the role of o ygen complexes of transition metals in oxidation reactions. Suggested Participants from the US from the USSR Jr Halpern, J. CoiLman N.M. Euanuel,, A.E. Shilov Approved For Release 2000/08/31 : CIA-RDP79-00798A000300020003-0 Approved For Relea 000/08/31.: CIA-RDP79-00798400300020003-0 II. I vcs tip tw.on of mechanlsr of activation of C-ii and C-C bonds in organic co.-npot".3?ds by metal ions or pr o-I?i ,y z oler^entation: Principal Investigators 1. Investigation of the kinetics and mechanism of (i) alogenat oz of C-.H bonds in inc presence of Pt(II) and Pt(IV) complexes and (ii) exchange of ethylene with D20 catalyzed by and complexes . 2. Luvestigation of the mechanisms of activation and the reactions of saturated hydrocarbons in solutions containing platinum metal cc: rpl - :es, Pt(IT) cono exes . a Investigation of the interaction of organo etallic and 11 -I Coo=^ i nation comno unds with supports and the catalytic mo-perties of the res~~?tir corole:fes. Principal Investigators Yu. I. Ermakov 1. Investigation of the interactions of organo metailic corac .cis of group VI and VIII metals with various functional ours o ; the surface of oxide Supports. 2. Investigation of the composition and reactivity of the resulting surface organo otallic compounds. Approved For Release 2000/08/31 : CIA-RDP79-00798A000300020003-0 fro ,z the US J. COIL-man A. F o- priority '?''':??ClE -mentation: Approved For ReleaseY00/08/31 : CIA-RDP79-00798AW300020003-0 3. Investigation of the catalytic properties of the Aesulti g surface co:znotulds in nydrogenation oxidation, and distroportjona. ion reactions. IVw In gyres igat ion of the role of lig ands in coordination catalysis and t?"---- a ac_nanisns of hydrocarbon o.%,-Jdat-ion. P:-7i cipal Investigators f ran the US from the USSR. J. IOV Xalechitz, K. I. ?'iatveev AFor priority i.r_oleraentation: None B. or future i ple-- ne i on --r-tat o to Investigation of the nechani.sms and the regulation by ligands of the catalytic activity of complexes in reactions of olefin oxidation to carbonyl compounds, Coordinators of Theme I for the USA Professor J. Haloorn for the USSR Professor A. E. Shilov Approved For Release 2000/08/31 : CIA-RDP79-00798A000300020003-0 Approved For Release 2000108/31 CIA-RDP79-00798A000300020003-0 7/10/73 Subject; 1) US Working Group on Chemical Catalysis Sub-Tppic # 3 In-Depth Study of Selected Catalytic Systems- An Exchange of Correspondence on work priorities; 2) preliminary Evaluation of US-USSR Symposium on Scientific & Technical Information ; For your information ar4 any comment. I'll Approved For Release 2000/08/31 : CIA-RDP79-00798A000300020003-0 Approved For ReleasT2000/08/31 CIA-RDP79-00798X600300020003-0 C ~1 [] CR3G ~3C J LC GJ ~~- T. P. Flopkin s PRESIDENT Ulrich Merten DIREC lOP PROCES55CIENCES DEPARTMENT Professor 0. V. Krylov Institute of Chemical Physics Academy of Sciences, USSR Vorobjevskoye Shaussee, 2-B Moscow, 117334, USSR Dear Oleg Valentinovich: caVC rl G~n~ Cn] ? sXG)Cc.!J-3-Y P. O. Drawer 2038 Pittsburgh. PA 15230 July 6, 1973 Your letter of May 15, 1973 arrived here on June 17. The next step is to make final arrangements for our visit to the USSR. I propose that we start immediately on this because I feel strongly that the sooner this can be done, the better. We will need an agenda, giving the time and place of the planning meeting and which institutions in the USSR we will visit, if any. After I receive this information, we will need nearly a month to obtain the necessary visas, etc. Also, we must ask you to obtain the necessary hotel reservations for us, as this information must be included on the agenda. I suppose that by now you must have received my letter of May 7, but I am enclosing a copy in case you have not. In this letter I have identified those principal investigators who are planning to come to the USSR, and I have given you my thoughts concerning the meeting. Is this plan generally acceptable to you; if not, how do you wish to proceed? I think that we can plan to spend a week or ten days in the USSR, depending upon the requirements of the agenda. Besides the planning meeting, the cooperation could be initiated by visits to one or more of the laboratories which may be involved in the program; it would be particularly helpful if the U.S. principal investigators had the opportunity to meet and talk with some of those Soviet Post-Doctoral scholars who may be coming to the U.S. as part of this program, if they have been identified. Since we will be the visitors, we will, of course, try to adapt our plans to your convenience. Therefore, please send me a tentative agenda as soon as possible, and I will make the arrangements here. Approved For Release 2000/08/31 : CIA-RDP79-00798A000300020003-0 -Approved For Release' OOO/08/31 :'CIA-RDP79-00798A'0300020003-0 DATE. 7/6/73 0. V. Krylov I have studied your maximal plan for Subject III. First of all let me say that all of the elements look very attractive. This makes it difficult to assign priorities; more information is really needed concerning the specific objectives of the different principal investigators. Presumably this will be available at the planning conference in the USSR. However, three rules may be applied: (a) Work in the USSR should compliment work in the US, and vice versa; each principal investigator should have his counterpart in the other country. (b) The work, insofar as possible, should lead to standardization of methods and cross-comparison of results; also, insofar as possible, work in both countries should be carried out on the same catalysts. (c) Lower priority will be assigned to research of a supporting nature than to the preparation and characterization of catalysts for the banks, and mechanism studies on these materials, unless this work is coupled in some way with direct catalytic measurements. Chemisorption, chemical physics and various spectroscopic measurements may be expected to make important contributions to the program, but only if the results can be directly related to the catalyst systems being studied intensively. With these thoughts in mind, I make the following appraisal in response to your question concerning which subjects from your maximal plan should be given priority in 1973. Perhaps, after more discussion, other options may be found better. The final choice, of course, is yours. Approved For Release 2000/08/31 : CIA-RDP79-00798A000300020003-0 Approved For Release" 000/08/31: CIA-RDP79-OO798AO3OOO2OOO3-0 LATE 7/6/73' FROM W. Keith Hall To 0. V. Krylov (1) Catalytic Oxidation (a) Preparation and Characterization of Molybdate Catalysts - Boreskov (b) Transition Metal and Non-transition Metal Molybdates - Krylov et al (c) Dehydrogenation Over Ferrite Spinels - Bujanov (d) Investigation of Short-Lived Surface Complexes - Kazanski (2) Hydrogenation on Pure Metals and Alloys (a) Hydrogenation over Group VIII Metals and Their Alloys - Gelbstein (b) Hydrogenation of Dienes, Etc., Over Membranes of Pd and Pd-Ni - Smirnov and Griaznov (3) Acid-Base Catalysis (a) Isomerization of Butenes - Topchieva (b) NMR Study of Interaction of 1-Butene With Acid-Base Centers - Kazanski' (c) Quantum - Chemical Calculations - Zhidomirov (d) Decationated Zeolites - Model Reactions - Topchieva With kindest personal regards, I am Sincerely yours, P.S. Please address your reply to my new address, viz.: Department of Chemistry University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201 cc: John D. Baldeschwieler Thomas DeWitt George Keulks John Turkevich Richard Kokes Michel Boudart W. Keith Hall 4pproved For Release 2000/08/31 : CIA-RDP79-OO798AOOO3OOO2OOO3-0 Approved For Release 2000/08/31 : CIA-RDP79-00798AQO0300020003-0 Professor 0. ryiov IIns]tiLULe of Cct1 1~ Ics Acauc:i[ly of 3ciencc!::, u _'. Voi:objevukoye .;ilcltl sf E, Z Moscow, 117334, l)>S~: DE'?ai: Oleo, Vulentinovicil: Since I ii~lvi' t1JL V re t:L ed :1 1 'i-'~ LU :! l'i:1_.zi V JUI! CI i~:C January 30, 1975, i~ Leal' t:+c! !`a,,,, LUe_,. IU:i':- iil the mails. IiC i f UL'C , ~. CtCt1 Cltl l ii U'.t :1 CU'; r C t E Ci t,'(!. OreCl'JC C, 1 on inf:ori11C2C1 LheL o,i1" corr ' S{>Ui1Eti't".Cti :[l:_i, %i' .tccuiC 'Eli: I . on repI -via Aykezinn. Lee lie' UU on has given i is epproval uL Our C :_l1LCilf. Ui.'U 1' 'a.l, 1n! :.L~ _ J '5.11 :ii1CL,U lni.i:tl plans to ~C t. some cac 1.} sty {)repLl 'C'C{ :1I1C) Ct! 1_. _lc i=t.i'J.S.Cal Lt L 1. i 5 is J'"i:. i.Ut!it,,' LU curry out.. th