Dear CHAOS Members,

So far the number of registrations for Cyprus meeting is low as most of the members have not yet signed up for the meeting. Actually, we should have at least 80 participants and so far ​there are ​<30 registrations. Actually, if we do not receive more STSM applications or ITC grant applications we could support even 100 participants! Here we send you a reminder about the soft deadline. In order to reach a reasonable number of participants we request you to do the following:

MC Members: If we don’t reach the required quorum (2/3 of participating countries) of MC members for voting, then we cannot make any decision. If as a MC Member your schedule does not permit joining the meeting, please ask your MC substitute to register for the meeting. Please keep in mind the students cannot substitute an MC member only officially MC member substitutes can. Read more

Dear CHAOS Members,

Tarragona meeting scientific program is online and can be viewed here,

We could still fit couple of oral presentations to the list and if you would like to give oral presentation please contact us as soon as possible.

If you have opted for oral presentation and dont find yourself in the list please let us know so that we could fix it.

Looking forward to see you in Tarragona.

Michael & Farooq

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,


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

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.


Monday 18th September
VENUE: The Edge

8.30-9.00 Registration, Tea & Coffee Weston Studio
9.00-9.15 Opening and overview Arts Theatre
9.15-9.30 Summer School Report
9.30-9.50 Michael Schnürch
9.50-10.10 Andras Stirling
10.10-10.30 Georgios Vougioukalakis
10.30-10.50 Amparo Sanz-Marco
10.50-11.30 Tea & Coffee Weston Studio
11.30-12.30 WG1 Arts Theatre
12.30-14.00 Lunch
14.00-14.20 Christoforos Kokotos Arts Theatre
14.20-14.40 Alexander Kirilov
14.40-15.00 Doron Pappo
15.00-15.20 Christopher Whiteoak
15.20-16.00 Tea & Coffee Weston Studio
16.00-17.00 WG2 Arts Theatre
17.15-18.30 Drinks reception Weston Studio
18.30-22.00 Drinks reception & BBQ Weston Studio & Foyer

Tuesday 19th September
VENUE: The Edge

8.30-9.00 Tea & Coffee Weston Studio
9.00-10.00 Matthew Gaunt Arts Theatre
10.00-10.20 Michel Etienne
10.20-10.50 Tea & Coffee Weston Studio
10.50-11.10 Bojan Bondzic Arts Theatre
11.10-11.30 Margarita Paneque
11.30-12.30 WG3
12.30-13.40 Lunch
13.40-14.00 Martin Prechtl Arts Theatre
14.00-14.20 Olga Garcia Pancheno
14.20-14.40 Gerard McGlacken
14.40-15.00 Tea & Coffee Weston Studio
15.00-15.20 Jan Deska Arts Theatre
15.20-15.40 Jean-François Soulé
15.40-16.00 Stephen Hashmi

Wednesday 20th September
VENUE: Building 1 South

9.00-10.00 WG4 Room 0.01
10.00-10.30 Tea & Coffee Foyer
10.30-11.30 MC Meeting Room 0.01

Dear CHOAS members!

I contact you with two important issues:

1.)    For the meeting in Sofia Vanya Kurteva has reserved a contingent of rooms in the hotel which is also the venue of our meeting. You can reserve your room using the attached form, in which also the contact details for the hotel and a promotion code is mentioned, which you have to use in order to get the reduced rate Vanya negotiated for us. The reservation is valid until January 17th, 2017 so please act fast in order to reserve your room.

2.)    You remember that Pedro Perez, Editor in Chief of Advances in Organometallic Chemistry, offered us to organize a special issue in this high impact journal (IF 12.5 for 2016, ranking #1 in the field of organic chemistry). In order to fill an issue, 6-8 contributions are required. However, so far only two proposals where submitted. Pedro was so kind to extend the deadline for proposal submission until January 16th. I hope that we will find a few more contributors from within the consortium since otherwise it will not be possible for Pedro to support us with a special issue. For our Action it would be a great opportunity when reporting to COST, if we could show that our Action generated a special issue in such a highly prestigious journal.

Best regards,
Michael and Farooq