Great Success at the 2nd Organic Chemistry Frontiers International Symposium

The 2nd Organic Chemistry Frontiers International Symposium was successfully held in Zhejiang University on 21 April 2015. Symposium this year was attended by over 250 researchers and students from more than 20 universities and institutes of mainland China.

12 excellent scientific talks were featured at the symposium covering many popular and advancing researches in organic chemistry. Scientific talks and speakers are listed as follow:

Toward a nature-inspired, dual-catalytic method to dehydrogenate hydrocarbons

Erik Sorensen, Princeton University, USA

Selectivity in Metal-Catalyzed C–H Activation

Lutz Ackermann, Georg August-Universität Göttingen, Germany

Direct Transformation of Benzyl Alcohols and Their Ethers

Zhangjie Shi, Peking University

Opportunities with N-Heterocyclic Carbene Organocatalysis: New Basic Activation Modes

Yonggui Robin Chi, Singapore Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Some New Stories about Gold(I) and Related Catalyses

Louis Fensterbank, UPMC, France

Radical Anion on Nitrogen Compounds

Zhan Lu, Zhejiang University, China

Cyclization Cascades via N-Amidyl Radicals: Novel Access to Complex Heterocycles

Cristina Nevado, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Kinetic Resolution of Racemic Amino Alcohols through Intermolecular Acetalization Catalyzed by Chiral Brønsted Acid

Masahiro Terada, Tohoku University, Japan

Traceless C–C Bond Formations Using Sulfones

Chulbom Lee, Seoul National University, South Korea

Total Synthesis of Indole Terpenoids

Ang Li, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, China

Synthesis and Molecular Recognition of Corona[n]arenes

Mei-Xiang Wang, Tsinghua University, China

Chemical probes for targeting and imaging hypoxia in tumours

Stuart Conway, University of Oxford, UK

We thank very much the speakers for their excellent presentations, as well as the host organization Zhejiang University for their tireless efforts and generous financial support to ensure the successful Symposium!

Delegates are communicating at the coffee break

The lecture room was filled with attendees

Speakers, organizing committees and RSC staffs (left to right) -- Row 1: Yan-Guang Wang, Chulbom Lee, Yonggui Robin Chi, Ying Liu, Erik Sorensen, Shengming Ma, Wenjun Liu, Stuart Conway, Masahiro Terada, Bingfeng Shi; Row 2: Daping Zhang, Louis Fensterbank, Mei-Xiang Wang, Cristina Nevado, Lutz Ackermann, Zhangjie Shi, Ang Li, Zhan Lu.

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