8th Walden Symposium

In 2013 Latvian Chemical Society together with other world chemists celebrated Paul Walden 150th Anniversary. Paul Walden medal was presented to 3 distinguished researchers – Professor Gundars Mežinskis (RTU), Dr.biol. Juris Briedis (RTU) and Professor Edgars Sūna (LIOS) by Rector of Riga Technical University Professor Leonīds Ribickis.

On the second day of the Symposium first day cover of postage stamp devoted to Paul Walden 150th Anniversary was realised all the day long. At the same time during the poster session plenary speakers evaluated student’s posters.

 

 

Plenary speakers

Prof. Edgars Sūna (Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Riga, Latvia)
Chiral 1,3-Diamines: Ugly Ducklings in Asymmetric Synthesis?

Prof. Gundars Mežinskis (Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia)
Sol-gel synthesis of nanomaterials – some problems and solutions

Prof. Varinder K. Aggarwal (University of Bristol, Bristol, UK)
Boron mediated asymmetric synthesis

Prof. Manuel Alcarazo (Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim an der Ruhr; Germany)
Extremely p-Acceptor Ligands: Applications in Pt and Au Catalysis

Prof. Pher Andersson (Uppsala University,  Uppsala; Sweden)
Turning Dihydrogen into a Highly Versatile Reagent in Enantioselective Synthesis

Prof. Erick M. Carreira (ETH, Zürich; Switzerland)
Discovery and surprises with human-derived natural products

Prof. Patrick J. Guiry (University College Dublin, Dublin; Ireland)
Recent Advances in Asymmetric Catalysis and Total Synthesis

Prof. Karl Anker Jørgensen (Aarhus University, Aarhus; Denmark)
Organocatalysis – New Directions

Prof. Philippe Renaud (University of Bern, Bern; Switzerland)
Boron: A Unique Element in Radical Chemistry

PhD student Liene Grigorjeva (Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Riga; Latvia)
C-Heteroatom bond formation by acid catalysed allylic substitution of trichloroacetimidate

PhD student Artis Kinēns (Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Riga; Latvia)
Design of chiral pyridines as organocatalysts for asymmetric cyclopropanation reaction

 

Programme

Monday, May 13

9.00- 9.10 Professor Valdis Kokars (Dean of the Faculty of Materials Science and Applied Chemistry) Welcoming remarks

9.10- 9.40 Professor Jānis Stradiņš (Chair of the Senate, LAS) Paul Walden and his 150th Anniversary

9.40-10.00 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

10.00-10.20 Professor Edgars Sūna (Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Riga, Latvia) «Chiral 1,3-Diamines: Ugly Ducklings in Asymmetric Synthesis?»

10.20-10.40 Professor Gundars Mežinskis (Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia) «Sol-gel synthesis of nanomaterials – some problems and solutions»

10.40-11.10 Coffee break

11.10-12.10 Professor Erick M. Carreira (ETH, Zürich, Switzerland) «Discovery and surprises with human-derived natural products»

12.10-13.10 Professor Patrick J. Guiry (University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland) «Recent Advances in Asymmetric Catalysis and Total Synthesis»

13.10-14.30 Lunch

14.30-15.30 Professor Varinder K. Aggarwal (University of Bristol, Bristol, UK) «Boron mediated asymmetric synthesis»

15.30-16.30 Professor Philippe Renaud (University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland) «Boron: A Unique Element in Radical Chemistry»

16.30-17.00 Coffee break

17.00-18.00 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

 

Tuesday, May 14

9.00- 10.00 Professor Karl Anker Jørgensen (Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark) «Organocatalysis – New Directions»

10.00-10.30 Coffee break

10.30-13.00 Poster session

13.00-14.20 Lunch

14.20-14.40 PhD student Artis Kinēns (Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Riga, Latvia) «Design of chiral pyridines as organocatalysts for asymmetric cyclopropanation reaction»

14.40-15.00 PhD student Liene Grigorjeva (Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Riga, Latvia) «C-Heteroatom bond formation by acid catalysed allylic substitution of trichloroacetimidate»

15.00-15.30 Coffee break

15.30-16.30 Professor Manuel Alcarazo (Max-Plank-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Műlheim an der Ruhr, Germany) «Extremely π-Acceptor Ligands: Applications in Pt and Au Catalysis»

16.30-17.00 Closing remarks

10.00-17.00 First day cover of postage stamp devoted to Paul Walden 150th Anniversary (room 271)