8th Paul Walden Symposium Program

May 13, 2013

9.00 Professor Valdis Kokars (Dean of the Faculty of Materials Science and Applied Chemistry): Welcoming remarks
9.10 Professor Jānis Stradiņš (Chair of the Senate, LAS): Paul Walden and his 150th Anniversary
9.40 Paul Walden medal presentation to Professor Gundars Mežinskis (RTU), Dr.biol. Juris Briedis (RTU) and Professor Edgars Sūna (LIOS) by Rector of Riga Technical University Professor Leonīds Ribickis
10.00 Professor Edgars Sūna (Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Riga, Latvia): “Chiral 1,3-Diamines: Ugly Ducklings in Asymmetric Synthesis?”
10.20 Professor Gundars Mežinskis (Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia): “Sol-gel synthesis of nanomaterials – some problems and solutions”
10.40 Coffee break
11.10 Professor Erick M. Carreira (ETH, Zürich, Switzerland): “Discovery and surprises with human-derived natural products”
12.10 Professor Patrick J. Guiry (University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland): “Recent Advances in Asymmetric Catalysis and Total Synthesis”
13.10 Lunch
14.30 Professor Varinder K. Aggarwal (University of Bristol, Bristol, UK): “Boron mediated asymmetric synthesis”
15.30 Professor Philippe Renaud (University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland): “Boron: A Unique Element in Radical Chemistry”
16.30 Coffee break
17.00 Professor Pher G. Andersson (Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden): “Turning Dihydrogen into a Highly Versatile Reagent in Enantioselective Synthesis”
18.00 Visit to the monuments to Paul Walden and Wilhelm Ostwald

May 14, 2013

9.00 Professor Karl Anker Jørgensen (Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark): “Organocatalysis – New Directions”
10.00 Coffee break & Poster session
13.00 Lunch
14.20 PhD student Artis Kinēns (Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Riga, Latvia): “Design of chiral pyridines as organocatalysts for asymmetric cyclopropanation reaction”
14.40 PhD student Liene Grigorjeva (Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Riga, Latvia): “C-Heteroatom bond formation by acid catalysed allylic substitution of trichloroacetimidate”
15.30 Professor Manuel Alcarazo (Max-Plank-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Műlheim an der Ruhr, Germany): “Extremely π-Acceptor Ligands: Applications in Pt and Au Catalysis”
16.30 Closing remarks

10.00 – 17.00 First day cover of postage stamp devoted to Paul Walden 150th birth anniversary (room 271)