Photocatalysis in organic synthesis
The symposium aims to illustrate the research front in photocatalysis, with a focus on method development in synthetic organic chemistry. This area of research is new and exciting, and has had a huge impact in recent years. Worldwide, over 150 research groups work with photocatalysis, and since the end of 2016, three well-known journals have dedicated special editions to photocatalysis. Despite this, there are few groups in Scandinavia that currently use the technology.
Our hope is that the symposium will both inspire and educate, and create conditions for international research cooperation and exchange of experiences. World-leading researchers have been invited to reflect the entire field of research in synthetic photocatalysis. By introducing photocatalysis to the strong organic chemistry research available in Scandinavia, we hope that photocatalysis will find new branches with new and exciting chemistry as a result.
The venue is on AstraZeneca’s research facility in Mölndal, providing a unique opportunity for academic and industrial researchers to meet. All participants are encouraged to bring a poster, the preferred size ia A0 potrait.
Via ChemPubSoc Europe there will be 2 poster awards.
Monday: 6 November 2017
Venue: Alpha Lecture hall 319, Pepparedsleden 1, AstraZeneca R&D Mölndal
Organizers: Magnus Johansson, AstraZeneca R&D Mölndal, Berit Olofsson, Stockholm University and Henrik Sundén, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg
09.30-10.30 Registration, coffee and posters
10.40-11.30 Visible Light Mediated Catalysis – Concepts and Applications
Professor Magnus Rueping , Institute of Organic Chemistry , RWTH, Aachen University, Germany
11.30-12.20 On N-centered Radicals and Beyond
Professor Cristina Nevado, Department of Chemistry, University of Zurich, Switzerland
12.20-13.30 Lunch and posters
13.30-14.20 Visible Light Photoredox Catalysis as a Tool for Organic Synthesis
Professor Géraldine Masson, CNRS Research Director DR2, Institute of Chemistry of Natural Substances, ICSN-CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
14.20-15.10 Acyl Radical Chemistry – In the Age of Photoredox Catalysis
Assistant Professor Carl-Johan Wallentin, Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, Gothenburg University, Sweden
15.10-15.40 Coffee and posters
15.40-16.10 AstraZeneca tour
16.10-17.00 Visible-Light-Induced Biomolecule-Compatible Reactions Enabled by Cyclic Iodine(III) Reagents
Professor Yiyun Chen, State Key Lab of Bio-organic and Natural Products Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China
17.00-17.50 Throwing Light on Organocatalysis – New Opportunities in Enantioselective Synthesis
Professor Paolo Melchiorre, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Tarragona, Spain
17.50-18.00 Closing remarks
18:00-19:00 TOC mingle and refreshments
The symposium is free of charge for members of The Swedish Chemical Society and the Nordic Chemical Socities, 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 1 November.
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.
Hotels: No pre-reservations are made.