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Asymmetric Synthesis 2014

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The conference will feature new developments in asymmetric synthesis with a focus on metal-catalyzed and organocatalytic tranasformations. The programme will also cover stereoselective syntheses of natural products and pharmaceuticals as well as industrial applications.
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Conference Programme

Conference Programme

Please Note: This Programme is liable to change and will be updated regularly. We strongly recommend periodically reviewing this document.


The Conference Chairs

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University of East Anglia
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University of Basel

Abstract Submission Deadlines

Talk Consideration – 19th January 2014
Poster Deadline – 19th January 2014

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The Venue

Parador de Nerja
Nerja, Malaga. Spain

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25th February 2014 – 28th February 2014

This contemporary Parador is situated on a cliff overlooking the beach and ocean, with a pleasant lawn complete with chaises and umbrellas where you can feel away from the madding-crowd below. You can choose to swim in the Parador’s swimming pool or take the private glass elevator/lift down to the beach. With bright and spacious common areas featuring works of art by well-known contemporary artists Bajola, Belén Comthe and Dario Basso; this property has a particularly pleasing ambiance and is the perfect location to absorb the scientific content of the conference and unwind during  free-time.

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Plenary Speakers

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Jan-E Bäckvall
Stockholm University

Asymmetric Synthesis of Biologically Active Compounds via Metal- and Enzyme-Catalyzed Dynamic Kinetic Resolution

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Qi-Lin Zhou
NanKai University

Catalytic Asymmetric Carbene Insertion into Heteroatom-Hydrogen Bonds

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Marco A Ciufolini
The University of British Columbia

Synthetic Studies on Heterocyclic Natural Products

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Scott Denmark
University of Illinois

Lewis Base Activation of Lewis Acids: A New Paradigm for Catalysis in Main Group Chemistry

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Antonio M. Echavarren 
Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia

Stereoselective Gold-Catalyzed Cascade Reactions

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Helma Wennemers
ETH Zürich

Peptides in Asymmetric Catalysis

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Erick M. Carreira
ETH Zürich

Recent Advances in Catalysis


Invited Speakers

Barry Lygo
University of Nottingham

Asymmetric Catalysis Using Chiral Ammonium Salts

Carl A Busacca
Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.

New Ligand Space Through Hydrophosphination

Lutz Gade
University Heidelberg

Enantioselective Catalysis with New Chiral Pincer Ligands

Chris Richards
University of East Anglia

Synthesis of Planar Chiral Metallacycles. Application in Asymmetric Catalysis

Nicolai Cramer
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

Asymmetric C-H Functionalizations: A Quest for Efficient Ligand Systems

Clement Mazet
Université de Genève

Recent Advances in Transition Metal-catalyzed Asymmetric Isomerizations

Stephen K. Hashmi
Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat Heidelberg

On Asymmetric Gold Catalysis

Syuzanna Harutyunyan
University of Groningen

Enantioselective synthesis of chiral tertiary alcohols enabled by copper(I) catalysis: scope and mechanism 

Henk Hiemstra
University of Amsterdam

Asymmetric Organocatalysis and Alkaloids

Jérôme Lacour
University of Geneva

Stereoselective synthesis & catalysis with metal carbenes

Juan Carlos Carretero
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

Expanding the Scope of the Catalytic Asymmetric [3+2] Cycloaddition of Azomethine Ylides

Martin Wills
University of Warwick

New catalysts for asymmetric reduction of ketones and imines

Nuno Maulide
University of Vienna

Catalytic rearrangements as tools in organic synthesis

Paolo Melchiorre
Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia

Photochemical Organocatalytic Processes

Michelangelo Scalone
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

With Asymmetric Hydrogenation towards the Scalable, Stereoselective Synthesis of Bitopertin

Nigel Simpkins
University of Birmingham

Asymmetric Catalytic Access to Diketo- and Triketopiperazines

Kurt Faber
University of Graz

Asymmetric Bioreduction of Alkenes: Fragrances, Carotenoids and Pharmaceuticals

Kilian Muñiz
Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia

Asymmetric Diamination of Alkenes using Halide-Based Reagents

Norio Shibata
Nagoya Institute of Technology

Kinetic Resolution of Allylic Fluorides by Enantioselective Allylic Trifluoromethylation based on Silicon-assisted C-F Bond Cleavage

Jonathan Burton
University of Oxford

Oxidative Radical Reactions for Total Synthesis


Contributing Speakers

Takahiko AkiyamaGakushuin UniversityOxidative Kinetic Resolution of Indolines Based on the Enantioselective Transfer Hydrogenation of Ketimines by Means of Chiral Phosphoric Acid
Abdullah Al MajidKings Suad UniversityAsymmetric Alkylation of Prochiral Aldehydes Catalyzed by Chiral Bis-amide Ligands Derived from Feist’s Acid
Chris BraddockImperial College LondonCatalytic Asymmetric Bromolactonisation Reactions using (DHQD)2PHAL-Benzoic Acid Combinations
Zhiyuan MaBeijing Leadman Biochemistry CO. LtdOrganocatalysis of Asymmetric Cycloaddition between Anthrone and Maleimides
Jonathan MedlockDSM Nutritional ProductsAsymmetric Hydrogenation for the Production of Vitamins
Oscar PamiesUniversitat Rovira i VirgiliDevelopment of hybrid thiazoline-based ligands for the metal-catalyzed asymmetric catalysis
Montserrat DieguezUniversitat Rovira i VirgiliDevelopment of new hybrid P‚S-ligands for asymmetric Ir-catalyzed hydrogenation of minimally functionalized olefins
Emilie NehligUniversité Paris 13Magnetic nano-organocatalysts as greener tools for enantioselective synthesis
Stephen RosebladeJohnson MattheyPreparation of (α-Chloroalkyl)boronic Esters via Iridium-Catalyzed Chemoselective and Enantioselective Hydrogenation of Chloro Substituted Alkenylboronates
Kazutaka ShibatomiToyohashi University of TechnologyLewis Acid-Catalyzed Asymmetric Chlorination of Active Methine Compounds and Susequent SN2 Substitution
Manuel van GemmerenMax-Planck-Institut für KohlenforschungAsymmetric Counteranion-Directed Lewis Acid Organocatalysis

Conference Programme

Conference Programme

Please Note: This Programme is liable to change and will be updated regularly. We strongly recommend periodically reviewing this document.


Conference Fees

StandardAccompanying Adult Accompanying ChildExtra Night AdultExtra Night Child
Conference Day Pass€750
Academic€1410€660€75€115€25
Industry€1410€660€75€115€25
Student€1200€660€75€115€25
Registration & Payment DeadlineJan 20 2014Jan 20 2014Jan 20 2014Jan 20 2014Jan 20 2014 

Conference Day Pass : Price includes conference registration and attendance, lunches, coffee breaks and the Gala Night. This option does not include evening meals or accommodation.

Delegate Fees: Include conference registration and attendance, accommodation, all meals on a specially negotiated full-board package and The Gala Night (including any accompanying persons).

Accompanying Persons Fees: Include the same specially negotiated full-board package as delegates excluding conference attendance.

Group Discounts: Special discounts are offered for group bookings of 6 or more students from the SAME lab. Please contact us for more information

Additional Night Fees: Prices are per person per night on a Bed & Breakfast basis. Spaces are extremely limited so we encourage you to notify us immediately should you require additional nights at this venue

Children: Children aged 12 and above are regarded as adults by the hotel. Children under the age of 2 years stay free of charge.

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Please Note: Your accommodation will not be reserved and conference registration is not confirmed until Zing Conferences Ltd have received full payment of all outstanding fees.

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