The ACS Division of Organic Chemistry will be holding the second in its Virtual Symposium Series on August 14 th from 12 – 1:30 PM Eastern time.

As the attached flyer details, the speakers will be Rebecca Ruck from Merck and Scott Miller from Yale.

Please join the broadcast and make it an event at your location. We encourage folks to book a room and get refreshments in for the session.

Details on how to join the broadcast and join the chat discussion are on the flyer.

We hope to see you online!

CHAOS meeting in GP3 at the ICIQ in Tarragona Spain

Meeting dates: 19.9.2018-21.9.2018

Registration Deadline: 15-07-2018

Late registrations are possible but allocation of talks will be only possible if slots are available.

For students its important to consider 15th of July as deadline of application as they will get response by the end of July in order to book flights and hotels.

If you have already applied online there is no need to reapply. However, if you chose the option I will most likely attend but am not sure yet then you need to apply again in order to confirm your participation.

Apply online now here,


ITC Conference Grants are open for Early Career Investigators (ECI) and PhD Students from Participating ITC countries. ITC Conference Grants are aimed at supporting ECI and PhD students from Participating ITC to attend international science and technology related conferences on the topic of the Action that are not organised by the COST Action. For more details and application for ITC grants please visit the page ITC Conference Grants.

Photo4Future is organizing a two-day symposium on 12-13 November 2018 at Strijp-S in Eindhoven. Young talented researchers who participated in the Photo4Future training program, and international top scientists in the field of photochemistry, will present the latest insight and developments in this field. The program reflects all important aspects of the field including organic chemistry, physical chemistry, solar materials, chemical engineering and spectroscopy.
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The 4th International Symposium on C-H Activation (ISCHA4) will be held in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan from August 30 to September 2, 2018. To get more information and register please visit the symposium website at

COST CHAOS Call Number 6 for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) Applications

Deadline for applications to be submitted: 31 / 01 / 2019
Notification of application outcome: along the call
Period of STSM: between 1/ 05 / 2018 and 15 / 03 / 2019

Open call information and application procedure can be found here.

PDF document for 6th call for STSM applications can be downloaded from here.

For STSM related information please contact STSM Coordinator Tatiana Besset (

March 22-23, 2018

Plaza San Diego, 28801 Alcalá de Henares.

Agenda and abstracts for oral and poster presentations in PDF format can be downloaded here.


TIME Thursday 22nd. Presentations Friday 23rd. Presentations

On Friday the sessions will start at 9:10 am

9:20-9:30 Opening  Alexander  Kirillov. Multicopper Cores and MOFs: New Catalysts for Mild Functionalization of Alkane Feedstocks
9:30-9:50 Pedro J. Perez. Synthesis and reactivity of ethylene complexes of group 6 and 8 metals Günther Knör. Artificial Photoenzymes for Solar Photocatalytic Hydrogen Atom Transfer Reactions
09:50-10:10 Arkaiz Correa. Assembly of Peptides upon Sustainable C–H Functionalization

Department of Organic Chemistry-I,

Ana C. Albeniz The Mechanism of the Palladium-Catalyzed Aerobic Homocoupling of Alkynes: A more Complex Oxidase-type Reaction
10:10-10:30 Fabrice Denes. Remote Selective C-H Functionalisations: From linear alkynes to cyclopentane derivatives Filipa Siopa. C3 arylation of furfural derivatives via catalytic C-H bond activation
10:30-10:50 Daniel Gryko. Direct Arylation of Dipyrrolonaphthyridinediones (DPNDs) Leads to Red-Emitting Dyes with Conformational Freedom Philipp Hans Fackler. Merck Company
10:50-11:30 Coffee Break Coffee Break
11:30-11:50 Esteban Urriolabeitia. Orthopalladated complexes from substituted oxazolones, imidazolones and thiazolones, and their photophysical properties Poster Presentation
11:50-12:10 Michael Schnürch. Toluene as benzylating reagent for C- and N-benzylation
12:10-12:30 Bojan Bondzic. HOMO to LUMO catalysis reversal in organocatalytic enantioselective enamine C-H oxidation/Diels-Alder reaction WG2 Group Discussion and Collaboration Talks
12:30-12:50 Alessandra Casnati. Gas-Liquid Catellani type Reactions enabled by continuous flow
12:50-14:30 Lunch Lunch
14:30-15:10 WG1 Group Discussions and Collaboration Talks WG3-4 Group Discussion and Collaboration Talks
15:10-15:30 Kilian Muñiz. Halide-Catalysed C-H Amination Reactions
15:30-15:50 Vasile Parvulescu. Graphene Film-Supported Oriented 1.1.1 Gold (0) Versus 2.0.0 Copper (I) Nanoplatelets As Very Efficient Catalysts For Michael Additions  


15:50-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-18:00 Poster Presentation

COST CHAOS Video is available online


The registration for our next meeting in Alcala, Spain from March 22-23 2018 is now open. Just by accepting this e-cost invitation, you are registered. Regarding talks at our workshop, please send a short Abstract to in case you want to present research results. Since we have no infinite budget, I encourage you to register as soon as possible, since we handle reimbursement at this workshop on a first come first serve basis.

Deadline for registration is the 22.12.2017.

As indicated in my last mail, students are also welcome to participate at this meeting and students can register at our homepage using the following link:

Confirmation mails of acceptance will be sent out to the students by the end of January. Students will receive a fixed grant of 500€ for covering their expenses, which suffices for covering all expenses according to the experience of our colleague Martin Albrecht from the CARISMA action. Students are also encouraged to submit abstracts for poster presentation and in case there are free spaces for oral communications, they will be given to students as well.