Dear colleagues,
Since a lot of us started working remotely during the pandemic, The NSF-CCHF Center has been in touch with the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry to address the enthusiasm from our community in regards to virtual programming. We are excited to announce that we have expanded our program for the next several months!

Click here to see flyers attached for the schedule!

Note that the first ACS DOC symposium is on Wednesday, April 8 at 12 PM (this week) with Kami Hull (UT Austin) and Matt Francis (UC Berkeley). Click here for more info.

All of the CCHF Virtual Symposia will be held on Tuesdays at 4 PM Eastern, the meeting link is

All of the ACS DOC Virtual Symposia will be held on Wednesdays at 12 PM Eastern, the meeting link is

Please feel free to spread the word to interested colleagues in your network.

We plan to roll out more details as the planned dates get closer. We hope to see you at these events!
Huw and Rio

Rio Febrian, Ph.D.
Managing Director
NSF Center for Selective C–H Functionalization (CCHF)
Department of Chemistry
Emory University
Atwood Building, Room 445
1515 Dickey Dr., Atlanta, GA 30322

Huw M. L. Davies
Asa Griggs Candler Professor
Director, NSF Center for Selective C-H Functionalization (CCHF)
Department of Chemistry
Emory University
1515 Dickey Drive
Atlanta, GA 30024

web site:

CCHF web site:

Dear Colleagues,
I would like to personally invite you and your team to our Center’s 17th Virtual Symposium on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 4 PM ET. We look forward to a great lineup (see below and on flyers attached). Feel free to distribute the flyers in your department. The meeting link is We encourage people to come together and watch the symposium as a community although you are welcome to join individually too.
If you have any questions, please email Rio Febrian at

We hope you can join us!

Huw and Rio

1. C−H Functionalization Enabled by Organic Photoredox Catalysis
David Nicewicz, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2. Biocatalytic C−H Oxidation as an Enabling Tool for Complex Terpene Synthesis
Hans Renata, Scripps Research
3. Organocatalytic Approaches to Atom-Transfer C−H Functionalization
Michael Hilinski, University of Virginia

Dear all

Thank you for your continued support of the CCHF Virtual Symposia on Advances in C-H Functionalization.

The CCHF is hosting the 16th episode in our Virtual Symposium Series on Tuesday, December 10, at 4 PM Eastern Time. We have a fantastic line up of speakers and so I encourage everyone to join us for what should be a wonderful afternoon of C–H Functionalization. The speakers are:

  • Rubén Martín, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia
  • Debabrata Maiti, Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay
  • Jennifer Roizen, Duke University

The program will be an interesting mix of talks from around the world. All three have made major contributions to the development of new methodologies and strategies related to C-H functionalization.

We recommend you join the meeting through Zoom Webinar, but YouTube is available as well (links are provided below). Please circulate this announcement and attached flyer to anyone you know that might be interested in joining the event. We encourage people to come together to join the meeting from lecture halls or conference rooms, but of course you can join individually as well. If you are joining as groups please e-mail a photo and an estimate of your number to us!

Watch live here via Zoom Webinar:


Visit our YouTube channel at the time of the event:

For more information about CCHF and this event, visit:

When you join the meeting you will be given instructions on how to download Zoom or you can watch the Zoom Webinar in the browser. You will also have to register by name and email address. If you are planning to join as a group and would like your group to be seen on the screen, please send a chat to one of the webinar moderators, Denise Bale or Rachael Hall, and they can upgrade you from an attendee to a panelist which allows your room to be visible to the whole group.

I hope you will be joining us!

Huw M. L. Davies
Asa Griggs Candler Professor
Director, NSF Center for Selective C-H Functionalization (CCHF)
Department of Chemistry
Emory University
1515 Dickey Drive
Atlanta, GA 30024
web site:
CCHF web site:

COST CHAOS Final Meeting 24-25 October 2019
Time Thursday Friday
9:00-9:30 Registration Michael Schnürch
9:30-10:00 Prof. Emmanuel Sinagra Xavi Ribas
10:00-10:30 Opening Meeting Agenda Georgios Vougioukalakis
10:30-11:00 Coffee 10:30-11:00 Coffee 10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00-11:20 Giovanna Bosica Christoforos Kokotos
11:20-11:40 Arkaitz Correa Erik Van der Eycken
11:40-12:00 Christopher Whiteoak Ana Carmen Albéniz
12:00-12:20 Arif KIVRAK Follow-up Action
12:20-12:40 Rafael Gramage-Doria WG Discussions
13:00-14:30 Lunch 13:00-14:30 Lunch 13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:30-14:50 MC Meeting WG Discussions
16:30-17:00 Coffee Break Coffee Break
17:00-17:30 Gerard McGlacken Closing
17:30-18:00 Walter Baratta
18:00-18:30 Martin Prechtl

If you dont find your name on the list please send us email.

ERC Starting Grant funded Postdoctoral fellowship: Our research group, located at UMR 6014 COBRA-CNRS Rouen (France), is currently looking for an outstanding and highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow to work on the “FarCatCH” ERC Starting grant project.

Project description:
This project is part of our research program dedicated to the development of new methodologies by means of transition metal catalysis for the remote functionalization of molecules. A strong emphasis will be paid on the direct functionalization of unactivated C-H bonds and to build up fluorinated scaffolds. The postdoctoral fellow will be in charge of the experimental work, analysis (NMR, HPLC…) and the writing of scientific reports and will take benefit from an international research environment.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in organic chemistry. He or she will have a strong background in organic synthesis. Experience in the development of new methodologies and in homogenous catalysis would be an asset (but not mandatory). We are looking for a dedicated, experienced and highly motivated candidate. Moreover, the candidate should have good communication skills and a good team spirit.

Starting date: Beginning 2020
Duration: 12 months

Gross salary: ca. 2900€ – 3500€ per month (depending on the scientific experiences)

Location: “Synthesis of Fluorinated Biomolecules” group, UMR 6014 COBRA, IRCOF, 1 rue tesnière, 76821 Mont Saint Aignan, France.
Website: and for more details on our research interests in our group.

For application:
Applications should be sent by e-mail to Dr. Tatiana Besset (CNRS Research Associate,
Contact: and should include:
 A detailed CV including at least two referees, able to be contacted (Note that the
recommendation letters must be directly sent from the referees to the contact persons).
 A cover letter
 A short research summary

Postdoctoral position open at AstraZeneca

Location: Gothenburg, Västra Götaland County, Sweden
Job reference: R-051889
Posted date: May 31, 2019
Advert closing date: August 9, 2019



Paper Invitation to Special Issue “Development of New Methods of Synthesis of Heterocycles” [Molecules IF 3.098]
Molecules is fully open access. Open access (unlimited and free access by readers) increases publicity and promotes more frequent citations, as indicated by several studies. Currently, the median time from submission to first decision in Molecules is 13 days. The median time from submission to final publication is 30 days, which is attributed to the rapid production processing of the papers upon acceptance of the manuscript.

Open access is supported by the authors and their institutes. Article Processing Charges of CHF 1800 (APC) apply to accepted papers. From the editorial office we managed to have a 10% discount over the CHF 1800 for articles accepted for publication. You may also be entitled to a discount if you have previously received a discount code or if your institute is participating in the MDPI Institutional .
Possibly we will have a article free of charges, for one author that belong to COST-CHAOS.
Open Access Program (IOAP), for more information see:

For more information about the Special Issue, please see:

For information on manuscript preparation and related matters, please
see the instructions for authors:

Although the deadline for submission of manuscripts to the Special Issue
is 31 October 2019, I would appreciate hearing from you in the next few
weeks whether you would be willing to submit a contribution.

With best wishes,
Paula Branco
Filipa Siopa

Filipa Siopa, PhD
Bioorganic Chemistry Group
Faculdade de Farmácia – Universidade de Lisboa
iMed.ULisboa (Instituto de Investigação do Medicamento)
Av. Prof. Gama Pinto
1649-003 Lisboa

In the framework of a research collaboration of UAntwerpen with Covestro (Antwerp, Belgium), the research team ORGANIC SYNTHESIS of the Department of Chemistry announces the availability of a full time postdoctoral position:

Job description: As an employee of the research team Organic Synthesis of the Department of Chemistry you will be working on the fundamental development of new synthetic methods which can be applied to make polycarbonates. You will work in the team ORGANIC SYNTHESIS in close collaboration with Covestro experts in polycarbonate synthesis.

Your Profile: The ideal candidate for this position will have a PhD in organic chemistry with experience with method development, analytical separation techniques and structural characterization of organic molecules. The ability to work in a team as well as good communication/writing skills and a good mastery of the English language is essential.

Additional info: The salary is based on the scale of “Doctor-assistent” as defined by the Flemish government. Relevant postdoctoral experience will be taken into account. The selected candidate is expected to start ASAP.

Does this opening appeal to you? Please send a detailed CV (including the name of 3 referees) and a motivation letter right away and no later than June 15th to . Please mention “Application postdoc position ORSY 220519” in the subject line.

More info?
Prof. Dr. Bert U.W. Maes
Research Professor | Organic Synthesis
Universiteit Antwerpen | Department of Chemistry
Groenenborgerlaan 171| 2020 Antwerpen | Belgium
Tel: +32 3 265 32 05 |–maes-group/

The University of Antwerp (Flanders, Belgium) is an academic institution for internationally recognized, innovative and pioneering research. Special attention is given to the training of students, and to the innovation of teaching programs. The University of Antwerp is an autonomous and pluralistic institution, supporting a democratic and multicultural society, and is an equal opportunity employer.

Covestro is a leading global polymer producer, active in polyurethane and polycarbonate chemistry. The key targets of Covestro are to improve “People, planet and profit”, which requires an innovative mindset. Sustainable solutions to the challenges of products, processes and innovation are the main focus for the R&D community at Covestro. With our values “Courageous, curious and colourful” we stimulate people from all backgrounds to challenge the status quo and go for the best possible solution to any given problem.

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated Research Associate to join the University of Bath. You will be an instrumental team member working as part of an EPSRC Early Career Fellowship awarded to Dr. Ruth Webster.

You will be investigating iron catalysts for the manipulation of phosphines. Phosphines are indispensable structures for key chemical manufacturing industries; this project aims to develop atom efficient catalytic P-C bond forming reactions using the simplest sources of phosphorus. Mechanistic investigations are key to success, allowing us to unravel the finer details of the catalytic cycles involved and thus inform future reaction development.

A proven track record in air-sensitive organometallic/coordination/phosphorus chemistry is highly desirable. Good organisational, presentation and interpersonal skills are essential as is the desire to collaborate with the group’s academic partners.

For information on the research group or an informal discussion about the position please contact Ruth Webster (, however, please ensure that all applications, including a CV and covering letter, are submitted via the University website.

This is a fixed-term position available until May 2022, and the successful candidate must be in post by 3 December 2019.

The University of Bath is committed to equality of opportunity. We invite applications from candidates irrespective of their gender, age, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. We particularly encourage applications from underrepresented groups, including women.

Apply Online,


Mónica H. Pérez-Temprano is looking for outstanding candidates for a Spanish post-doctoral fellowship called Juan de la Cierva-incorporation to work in her group at Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) (

This grant is a 3-year contract for researchers having defended PhD thesis between January 2014 and December 2016.

Visit and apply for Postdoctoral position in Spain.