9th Paul Walden Symposium Program

May 21, 2015

9.00 Dr.chem. Osvalds Pugovics (Director of Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, a Corresponding Member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences).
Welcoming remarks
9.10 Professor László Kürti (The University of Texas, Dallas, USA).
“Exploiting versatile N-N and N-O bonds: rapid synthesis of functionalized biaryls and N-heterocycles”
10.10 Professor Ilan Marek (Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel)
“Synthesis and reactivity of acyclic trisubstituted enolates”
11.10 Coffee break
11.40 Professor Alan Armstrong (Imperial College London, London, UK)
“Enamine catalysis: synthetic applications and mechanistic insights”
12.40 Symposium photography
13.00 Lunch
14.30 Professor Thomas Werner (Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V., Rostock, Germany)
“The development of catalytic Wittig reactions”
15.30 Professor Timothy J. Donohoe (University of Oxford, UK)
“Metal catalysed reactions: new reactions and new opportunities for organic synthesis”
16.30 Coffee break
17.00 Professor Siegfried Waldvogel (University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany)
„Organic synthesis employing electric current”
18.00 Visit to the monuments to Paul Walden and Wilhelm Ostwald

May 22, 2015

9.00 Professor Berit Olofsson (Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden) Arylation with diaryliodonium salts: a fast entry to natural products”
10.00 Coffee break & Poster session
13.00 Lunch
14.30 PhD student Edgars Paegle (Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Riga, Latvia) „Use of selenium bromide in the synthesis of fused selenophenes: strategy and benefits”
14.50 PhD student Gints Šmits (Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Riga, Latvia) „Novel applications of Ireland-Claisen rearrangement in the total syntheses of natural products”
15.10 Coffee break
15.40 Professor Jeremy Robertson (University of Oxford, UK) „Complexity-increasing and cascade transformations inspired by natural product synthesis”
16.40 Closing remarks