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2-3 April 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden

This symposium will present the state-of-the art in the research field ”Green Chemistry”, a timely research topic that can be summarized as research related to the design and synthesis of chemicals in a sustainable way – making benign compounds through sustainable technologies.
Seven international leaders in the field have accepted to give a talk and their contributions will cover topics for example including the use of biomass and CO2 for chemical synthesis, the development of new catalytic reactions for chemical synthesis and the use of new, more benign solvents in a variety of chemical applications.
We hope to inspire those who already are doing green chemistry but we also think that this symposium will encourage all participants to apply the principles of green chemistry in their own research. There is an enormous potential in this and all practioners of some form of chemical synthesis (whether in universities or in industry) can do this in a greener way inspired by the participating world leaders.

10:00-17:00 on 3 April

From waste to wealth using Green Chemistry
James Clark
University of York, UK
Challenges and advances in the science of green chemistry when confronted with lignin as a feedstock
Claudia Crestini University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Ni-catalyzed reductive carboxylation of organic matter
Ruben Martín Romo Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, Spain
How to tame a vinyl cation
Meike Niggemann RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Metal-free hydrogenation, C-H activation and C-C coupling: Frustrated Lewis pairs in action
Timo Repo University of Helsinki, Finland
Green by design: Hybrid platforms for bioseparation and drug delivery
Ana Aguiar Ricardo Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal
CO2 and H2 as building blocks for organic synthesis: Catalytic chess at the interface of energy and chemistry
Walter Leitner ITMC Aachen University, Germany

Organizers: Joseph Samec, Stockholm University, Charlotta Turner, Lund University and Ola Wendt, Lund University.

Venue: G-salen, Stockholm University

Poster session: on 2 April at 16:00-19:00, all participants are encourage to bring a poster. Preferable A0 portrait.

Exhibition: exhibitiors are welcome. Register here:
A floor space of ca 2 m in length and logotype incl link on the webbpage will be of  SEK 5.000.

The symposium is free of charge for members of The Swedish Chemical Society and for non-members the fee is SEK 500.
To become a member click here.
No show will be charged SEK 500. Cancelation should be send to Agneta Sjögren, no later than 29 March.


The Swedish Research Council




No show will be charged SEK 500. Cancelation should be send to Agneta Sjögren, no later than 29 March.
To become a member click

Registration TOC - Participant