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Photocatalysis in organic synthesis
6 November


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
Entrance: PGN conference center, Pepparedsleden 5, AstraZeneca R&D Mölndal
Organizers: Magnus Johansson, AstraZeneca R&D Mölndal, Berit Olofsson, Stockholm University and Henrik Sundén, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg

Poster presentations


09.30-10.30 Registration, coffee and posters

10.30-10.40 Welcome

Last minute program change

10.40-11.30 On N-centered Radicals and Beyond
Professor Cristina Nevado, Department of Chemistry, University of Zurich, Switzerland: ChemPubSoc Europe Lecture

11.30-12.20 Visible-Light-Mediated Generation of C–N Bonds
Dr Daniele Leonori, University of Manchester, UK

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 via Alkoxyl Radicals
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. No fees will be charged for the meals!!!!
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.

The registration is closed

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 Swedish Research Council

Hotels: No pre-reservations are made.