Dear Colleagues,

I would like to draw your attention to the Swiss Summer School 2017 “Trends in Organic Synthesis” (August 27–31 2017) in Villars. We have  a tremendous program including world leaders in organic synthesis who will provide and in depth coverage of some of the hottest topics in synthesis. The school will take place in a beautiful location in the Swiss Alps in a relaxing atmosphere.

PhD students, postdocs and faculty members from all Switzerland as well as from and other universities in Europe and abroad are welcome within place availability. Participants from the industry are also welcome. Deadline for registration is July 1st.

The organizing committee

Philippe Renaud (Bern)

Jieping Zhu (EPFL)

Here you can find more information about Summer School and application procedure.



The next in the series of CCHF Virtual Symposia will be held on Tuesday March 28th at 4PM EST. We have a fantastic line-up for this, the sixth in the series.

In order to receive information about how to connect to the event, please register here.

We encourage everyone to create a “Seminar” feel by booking a room at your institution and getting an audience involved. If you would like to do this you can download a flyer here.

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New Reactivity Concepts for Small Molecule Asymmetric Activations

Duration: 4 Years fully funded

Project Ref.: 2017/14-SUE: New Reactivity Concepts for Small Molecule Asymmetric Activations  

Deadline: Mar 24, 2017

Description of the project: The goal of this project is to develop new asymmetric C=C and C–H bond activations and their application to simplify the synthesis of complex enantioenriched molecules, which are difficult to synthesized using current methodologies. This project will exploit the catalytic generation of unusual or unprecedented organic/organometallic reactive species able to provide new chemical reactivity and new disconnection approaches. It is envisaged that these concepts will have broad application in the synthesis of important natural products or therapeutic agents.
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Invitation to contribute to Advances in Organometallic Chemistry by  Professor Pedro J. Pérez:

Following our meeting in Vienna, and the email from our Coordinator, I would like to provide some information regarding the volume of Advances in Organometallic Chemistry (AOC) related to this Action.

Advances in Organometallic Chemistry (AOC) is a Journal edited as a Book Series from 1964 by Elsevier, that constitutes one of the classic sources of literature in the field of organometallic chemistry. AOC is currently ranked 1st and 2nd, respectively, in the JCR areas of Organic Chemistry and Inorganic & Nuclear, with an IF of 12.6.   Manuscripts published in AOC contain general and authoritative reviews on a topic from recognized authors within the field.

In order to provide visualization to the Action, I would be willing to receive proposals from the Action Members for manuscripts for a volume that would be published in 2018, deadline for submissions being December 2017. It would be desirable that the manuscript would be prepared by two groups within the Action, therefore could be presented as a result of the association. However, I would also consider proposals from independent groups that perhaps cannot find the appropriate partner for this task. AOC publishes manuscripts related to organometallic chemistry regarding synthesis and applications, including catalysis. It should not be interpreted as reviews of own work but general reviews on a topic.

All those interested in participating, just send me an email with a  2-3 page proposal explaining the scope and outline of the review before the end of this year and I would make the decision early January so there is a whole year to work on this.

I am sure that an excellent collection of papers will show up from this task. I look forward to your proposals

With best wishes Pedro

Pedro J. Pérez
Prof. Inorganic Chemistry
Center for Research in Sustainable Chemistry (CIQSO)
Universidad de Huelva, Huelva (SPAIN)

Series Editor for Advances in Organometallic Chemistry


Special Offer for COST CHAOS Members by Thieme
Science of Synthesis “Catalytic Transformations via C—H Activation”

2-volume set, over 1,000 pages

€ 359,20 instead of € 449 (Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia)
$ 439,20 instead of $ 549 (Americas)

Offer valid until October 31, 2016.
The concise, reliable resource allows you to

·         immediately apply the C—H Activation methods in the lab
·         design a successful synthetic route
·         get a concise overview of the field
·         use the expert reviews for teaching and consulting

In this new reference work, editor Jin-Quan Yu and 40 authors give a comprehensive overview of the subject, including reviews of the best synthetic methods in the field and experimental procedures (see further information below). I hope this will be a helpful resource for the activities of the CHAOS group.

Further information about Science of Synthesis “Catalytic Transformations via C—H Activation” can be found here:

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To take the advantage of this offer please contact directly  ” Julia Stötzner” <> via email and you will receive instructions to complete the purchase at discounted price.



dear CHAOS members!

Eventually you might have already heard about it, but in case you have not: The US based center of selective C-H activation organizes since some times virtual sympopsia on various topics of C-H activation chemistry. The director of that center, Huw Davies (who will also speak at our upcoming meeting in Vienna) asked me to encourage you to join the next virtual symposium, which will be next Tuesday.

Join the next virtual symposium

Tuesday 7th June | 4PM EST

More details about Symposium and how to join information you will find below,

CCHF Virtual Symposium 04