1 April 2015

Reagentless Synthesis

Organised by:

SCI's Fine Chemicals Group

SCI HQ London

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Combined with a drive to maximise atom economy, the need to perform 'clean' chemistry with minimal waste generation continues to attract the attention of synthetic chemists as the environmental impact of waste is becoming increasingly recognised and the costs associated with its disposal spiral. One of the best methods for minimising unwanted materials from a process is to perform a reaction without the addition of a chemical reagent. Thus reactions that that can be effected by the application of heat, light, sound or using electrolysis are particularly attractive. This one-day meeting organised by SCI Fine Chemicals Group brings together some of the leading practitioners in the field of 'reagentless synthesis' who will showcase their latest cutting-edge research in using the strategies for synthesis. The meeting will also highlight some of the recent developments in associated enabling technologies that facilitate the application reagentless strategies for synthesis.
This meeting is targeted at chemists from across the chemical sciences based in both academia and industry. Anyone who carries out molecular synthesis will find the programme line-up attractive, as will those who are interested in applying green technologies to their processes.

Event Day

Event Section
Registration and refreshments
Opening remarks
The known unknowns...what should be missing in modern industrial chemistry! Dr Malcolm Berry, GSK
Synthetic organic photochemistry for complexity generation Prof Kevin Booker-Milburn, University of Bristol
Hazardous chemistry meets microreactors - use of highly energetic reagents and intermediates towards the continuous flow synthesis of APIs Prof Oliver Kappe, University of Graz
Less reagents in flow chemistry: electrons or temperature as driving forces Prof Thomas Wirth, Cardiff University
Refreshment Break
How total synthesis inspired the discovery of a gamut of new thermochemical rearrangements Prof David Harrowven, Southampton University
Sunlight, electrochemistry, and organic synthesis: A versatile combination for solving challenges that range from lignin conversion to building addressable molecular libraries Prof Kevin Moeller, Washington University
Closing comments

Venue and Contact


14/15 Belgrave Square
London SW1X 8PS

Please click here for a location map.

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org

SCI Member GB£125
SCI Student Member GB£40
SCI Subsidised Member GB£90
Non-Member GB£190

Standard Fees - after 13 February 2015

SCI Member GB£150
SCI Student Member GB£50
SCI Subsidised Member GB£110
Non-Member GB£230

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Additional Info


An exhibition will take place alongside the conference. Interested companies should contact conferences@soci.org for further information. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Confirmed exhibitors include -

Advion and VapourTec


A later start time means that delegates can take advantage of off-peak travel.


Organising Committee

Dr Liam Cox, University of Birmingham
Prof Ray Jones, University of Loughborough
Dr Michael Willis, University of Oxford