Sustainability in Chemical Synthesis Conference

Anna Simpson, Deputy Editor of Green Chemistry (pictured below, centre) attended the Sustainability in Chemical Synthesis Conference, held at the Chemistry Department of TU Kaiserslautern from the 16th -18th September. 


From left to right: Lukas Gooßen, Anna Simpson and Oliver Kreye

This meeting was organised by the Sustainable Chemistry Section of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (German Chemical Society, GDCh).  The series was started in 2007 to bring scientists from the community of sustainable chemistry together for exchanging ideas and new scientific insights. 

The 2012 scientific programme put an emphasis on state-of-the-art organic synthesis by covering, in particular, methods of carbon-carbon, carbon-hetroatom, and carbon-hydrogen bond formation.  Topics on chemicals from biomass were similarly covered as was the invention of new catalytic processes for achieving valuable new chemical transformations.

The Green Chemistry poster prize was won by Oliver Kreye from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (far right in picture above) and it was presented by Professor Lukas Gooßen, co-organiser of the conference (far left in picture above).

The full title of the winning poster was The first catalytic Lossen rearrangement: Sustainable access to Carbamates and Amines, authored by: Oliver Kreye, Sarah Wald and Michael Meier.  You may be interested in ‘meeting our author’ Michael Meier, click here.

Congratulations to Oliver on winning this prize.

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