The Organizing Committee cordially invites you to participate in the 19th European Symposium of Organic Chemistry in 2015 (ESOC2015), to be held from the 12th to the 16th of July at the Universidade de Lisboa.

This conference aims at stimulating new emerging areas in organic chemistry, namely those related to organic electronics for chemical sensing, photopharmacology, vaccines, organic synthesis and catalysis. Contributions to the areas of carbohydrates and proteins, natural product organic chemistry and materials, in particular those relevant to industry, e.g. to food and pharmaceutical industries are also very welcome, based on their usefulness for a healthy life and a better ageing.

We are very grateful to all our speakers for accepting our invitation to present their latest findings in their area of research, and we name:

Plenary Speakers

Carlos A. M. Afonso, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Portugal
From biorenewable resources to heterocycles

Peter Chen, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Catalytic Electrophilic Cyclopropanation without Diazo Compounds: De Novo Mechanistic Design and a Historical Twist
Ernest Giralt, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Parc Cientific de Barcelona, Spain
Peptides as protein interactors
Guy Lloyd-Jones, University of Edinburgh, UK
Reagents in Catalysis: Mechanism, Design and Control

Ilan Marek, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Remote Functionalization of Hydrocarbons
Christina Moberg (EuCheMS Awardee), KTH School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Sweden
Recycling in Asymmetric Catalysis
Peter H. Seeberger, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam-Golm, Germany
Fully Synthetic Carbohydrate Vaccines
Timothy M. Swager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA Organic Electronics for Chemical Sensing
F. Dean Toste, University of California, Berkeley
Concepts and Catalysts for Organic Synthesis
Dirk Trauner, University of Munich, Germany

Helma Wennemers, ETH Zuerich, Switzerland
Bioinspired Chemistry with Proline-Rich Peptides

Invited Speakers

Marco Bandini, Università di Bologna,Italy
New opportunities for the stereoselective dearomatization of indoles

Alexander Gabibov, Russian Academy of Sciences
Chemical and structural mechanisms of cleaving antigens by catalytic antibodies and proteasome
Mary Garson, University of Queensland, Australia
Natural Bioassay-Guided Isolation of Sesquiterpenes with Rare Carbon Skeletons from Marine Animals
Dennis Gillingham, University of Basel
George Kokotos, University of Athens, Greece
Design, synthesis and study of phospholipases A2 inhibitors as tools and novel medicinal agents
Andreas Marx, Konstanz University, Germany
Synthetic tools to study protein and DNA modifications
Berit Olofsson, Stockholm University, Sweden
Green Arylations with Diaryliodonium Salts
Romano Orru, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Multicomponent Reactions: Advanced Tools for Sustainable Organic Synthesis
Giovanni Poli, Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6, France
Palladium Catalysis in Sequential and Oxidative Transformations: where are we?
Daniel Werz, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
Carbopalladation Cascades - Not only syn, but also anti

Invited Young Researchers

Ruben Martin, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, Spain
Metal-catalyzed reductive carboxylation with CO2

Geraldine Masson, Centre de Recherche de Gif, Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles, CNRS, France
Asymmetric Difunctionalization of Enamides via Hydrogen Bond Catalysis
Nuno Maulide, University of Vienna, Austria
Catalytic rearrangements: making bonds the odd way
João Tomé, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Photoactive Molecules and Materials Based on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines
Jeroen Codee, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
A sweet twist: conformational behaviour of oxocarbenium ions

We are particularly grateful to Dr. Haymo Ross, the Editor of the European Journal of Organic Chemistry for the creation of the EurJOC Young Researcher Award, which 1st edition will take place in ESOC2015. Prof. Ilan Marek, Chief Editor of the PATAI series, is also gratefully acknowledged for the creation of the PATAI RAPPOPORT Lecture, an award given for the first time also in ESOC2015.
Bringing together scientists, industrials and students with expertise in a diversity of areas covering organic chemistry, this symposium is a unique opportunity not only to share the most recent results but also to foster new collaborations between academic and industrial partners, offering also new perspectives for business opportunities and innovation in Europe.

Welcome to ESOC2015, welcome to the Universidade de Lisboa

Amélia Pilar Rauter

ESOC History

The European Symposium of Organic Chemistry (ESOC) is a biannual event, first held in Cologne (Germany) in 1979. ESOC offers plenary and invited lectures, oral presentations and poster sessions, and brings together experts from Academia and Industry, and students whose research covers Organic Chemistry and related areas. The last ESOC was held in Marseille, France (ESOC18), and we highlight below the plenary, invited and young talented speakers of this meeting. The information about previous ESOC meetings, including the names of their speakers is also given, demonstrating the excellence of these symposia, that were held all over Europe. The 19th European Symposium of Organic Chemistry will now take place in Lisbon, a historical city facing the ocean, near the most occidental point of the European continent.

Intl. Board: M. Malacria
Congress Chair: Jean-A. Rodriguez

Plenary Lectures
Ben Feringa, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, Lilly Lecture • Frank Glorius, University of Münster, Germany • Michael Orfanopoulos, University of Crete, Greece • Doug Stephan, University of Toronto, Canada • Fernando COSSIO, University of the Basque Country, Spain • Eiichi Nakamura, University of Tokyo, Japan • Benjamin Davis, University of Oxford, United kingdom • David MacMillan, Princeton University, United States • Nazario Martín, University Complutense, Spain, EuCheMS Lecture • Joël Turconi, Sanofi – Sisteron, France, Sanofi Lecture • Joost Reek, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands • Raffaele Riccio, University of Salerno, Italy • Alexandre Alexakis, University of Geneva, Switzerland.
41 Oral Communications
750 Poster Presentations

Invited Lectures
Antoine Baceiredo, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France • King Kuok (Mimi) Hii - Imperial College London, United kingdom • Oliver Seitz, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany • Snorri Sigurdsson, University of Iceland, Iceland • Doron Shabat, Tel Aviv University, Israel • Jeffrey Bode, ETH Zürich, Switzerland • Pablo Ballester, Institute of Chemical research of Catalonia, Spain • Tibor Soós, Research Center for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary • Adriaan Minnaard, University of Groningen, The Netherlands • Belen Martin-Matute, Stockholm, University, Sweden

Young Talented Lectures
Luca Beverina, University of Milano, Italy • Olivier Baudoin, University of Lyon, France • Mark Gandelman, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
ESOC 2013 website

Intl. Board: M. Malacria
Congress Chair: M. Orfanopoulos

Plenary Lectures
T. Aida • P.S. Baran • C. Chatgilialoglu • R. H. Grubbs • J.J.-Barbero • K.-A. Jorgensen • R.M. J. Liskamp • B. List • D. Milstein • D.G. Nocera • J. Siegel
Invited Lectures
V. Gouverneur • C. Hertweck • Mi. Hocek • E. Lacote • R. Leino • I. Marko • K. Booker-Milburn • A. Nelson • S. Quideau • C. Senanayake
Young talented
P. Melchiorre • C. Nevado • S. A. Sieber
40 Oral

ESOC 2011 website

Intl. board: I. Marek
Congress Chair: I. Stary

Plenary Lectures
  S.V. Ley • F. Diederich • T. Carell • S. Kobayashi • J.P. Sauvage • M. Reetz • D. Avnir • E.J. Sorensen • T. Hayashi • B.M. Stoltz
Invited Lectures
P .Bäuerle • H. Wennemers • S. Cacchi • F. Almqvist • M. Kotora • G.E. Vassilikogiannakis • J. Jurczak • S.A. Kozmin • B. Carpenter • H.S. Overkleeft • M. Rueping • J. Prunet • J.C. Carretero
Oral 24

Intl. Board: Guy Lloyd-Jones
Congress Chair: Pat Guiry

Plenary Lectures
M. Catellani • J. Cossy  • C. Drennan • A. Echavarren • B. Grubbs • C. Hunter • P. Knochel • K. Komatsu • A. Pfaltz
Invited Lectures
E. Butkus • O. Kappe • V. Krasnov • P. Murphy • P. Pihko • F. Rutjes • A. Stanger • I. Stary • E.l Theodorakis
Oral 26 
Posters 374

Intl. Board: C. Moberg
Congress Chair: K. Wahala

Plenary Lectures 
C.Aubert • L. De Cola • G. Fu •   H-D. Holtje • M. Lucarani • N. Martin • I. Paterson • H-G. Schmalz • T. Skrydstrup • V. Snieckus
Invited Lectures 
D. Amabilino • S. Gibson • P. Gartner • T. M. Krygowski • I. Marek • J-F. Nierengarten • J. Royer • M. Rasanen • P. H. Seeberger • K. Smith • J. Spencer • M.Orfanopoulos • T. V. Ovaska • T. Hamalainen • V. Sunjic • K. Parikka • F. Benedetti
Oral  75  
Posters  309  

Intl. board: V. Sunjic
Congress Chair: V. Sunjic

Plenary Lectures G. Balme • I.P. Beletskaya • R. Deschenaux • B.L. Feringa • J.A. Gladysz • G. Gottarelli • A. Koskinen • C.L. Latos-Gracycski • I.  Ojima • M.A. Pericas • M. Saunders • L. Tietze
Invited Lectures T. Bach • D.W. Bruce • V.N. Charushin • J. Clayden • A.M. Echavarren • C.S. Frampton • F. Franceschi • K. Grela • L.L. Gundersen • S. Horvat • W.T.S. Huck • T. Kaneko • C.O. Kappe • M. Kocevar • U. Koert • L. Kollar • W. Leitner • M. Prato • M. Stratakis • B. Solaja • G. Terfloth • I. Willner • J. Zhu
Communications  Oral 46
Poster Flash 10
Posters 251

Intl. board: B. L. Feringa
Congress Chair: V. B. L. Feringa

Plenary Lectures
K. C. Nicolaou • E. W. Meijer • J. K. M. Sanders • V. Balzani • E. M. Carreira  • B. M. Trost • H. Waldmann • B. Giese  • D. Hilvert • A. Furstner • A. G. M. BarreU • Z. Rappaport • M.T.Reetz
Invited Lectures
S. Zard • M. Chmielewski • P. G. Andersson • E. Bacciochi • O. G. Kulinkovich • K. Faber • A. Berkessel • M. Sindler-Kulyk • H. Schoemaker • J. Becher • K. H. Altmann • T. Gallagher • H. Hiemstra • A. Bagno • J. De Mendoza • J. Cossy • D. Blackmond • A. Hirsch 
Key-note Lectures 
G. von Kiedrowski • A. B. Holmes • K. R. Seddon • R. Sheldon 
Young Talented Organic Chemists 
I. Huc • J. Prunet • G. Hilmersson • T. Carell • U. Piarulli
Communications  Oral 75
Posters 470

Intl. board: P. Ahlberg
Congress Chair:  P. Ahlberg

Plenary Lectures
Y. Apeloig  • R. Breslow • Y. N. Bubnov • L. Eberson • J. L. Garcia Ruano  • C. Gennari  M. von Itzstein • H. B. Kagan • A. J. Kirby • H. Kunz • M. Mikolajczyk •R. J. M. Nolte • R. Noyori • F. Vogtle
Section Main Lectures
V. K. Aggarwal • L. Baltzer • S. Biali • O.Davidsson • M. Eckert-Maksic • K. Faber • S. Fornarini • H. J. Gais • D. Leigh • D. Lilley • R. M. J. Liskamp • M. Maggini • H. Mayr • A. de Meijere • C. Moberg • C. Najera • M.Orfanopoulos •M. Petitou • K. M. Pietrusiewicz • S. Pitsch •M. Rabinovitz • M. Schmittel • R. Sijbesma • A. P. de Silva • P. Vogel
Oral 85
Posters 187

Intl. board: C. Tamm
Congress Chair:  C. Tamm

Plenary Lectures
F. Diederich • P. F. Leadley • D. N. Reinhoudt • H. Schwarz • S. Shaik • P. Sinay • E. Winterfeldt
Main Lectures
C. Bolm • M. Famulok • M. W. Gobel •A. E. Greene • H. Griengl • R. Grigg • R. Haner • D. Hoppe • C. A. Hunter • K. A. Jorgensen•  J. Jurczak • B. Krautler • C. P. Mak • M. Martin-Lomas • F. Mathey • 1. Paterson •F. Pietra • W. A. Smit • B. A. Trofimov • M. Cinic
Cost Lectures 
G. van Koten  • A. Furstner  • O. De Lucchi • J. Plumet  • S. Z. Zard  • J. E. Backvall  • N. J. Turner  • P. Knochel 
Posters 254

Intl. board: M. Mikolajczyk Congress Chair:  M. Makosza

Plenary Lectures W. Adam M • F. Camps • A. Eschenmoser • W. Hartwig • J. F. Normant • W. J. Stec • C. J. M. Stirling • N. S. Zefirov
Section Main Lectures
D. Bachi • B. Castro • M. Chanon • S. G. Davies • N. De Kimpe • F. Di Furia • J. B. F. N. Engberts • J. W. Engels • F. Hammerschmidt • K. A. Jorgensen • A. Jonczyk • P. Kundig • G. L'abbe • A. Liptak • G. Magnusson • G. Maier • G. Melloni • V. Minkin • I. Mulzer • C. Palomo • A. Ricci • M. Sheves • E. Serebryakov • I. Stibor • P. Vogel • M. Zupan
Oral  29  
Posters  186 

Intl. board: J. Font Congress Chair:  J. Font

Plenary Lectures J. E. Backvall • R. Baker • Y. Belokon • R. O. Duthaler  • J. Elguero  • H. Kessler • J. M. Lehn • S. Ley • M. Moreno-Manas • J. M. Saveant  • K. Schaffner • R. Sustmann • M. Vandewalle
Section Main Lectures
R. Gandolfi • G. Guanti • E. Keinan • P. Laszlo • J. L. Luche • J. Wicha 
Oral  30  
Posters  390 

Intl. board: A. Krieft Congress Chair:  A. Krieft

Plenary Lectures  J. E. Baldwin  • J. Barluenga  • S. A. Brenner  • H. Bock  • P. De Clerq  • F. De Schryver • A. R. Fersht • P. Kocienski • G. Pattenden  • Z. Rappoport  • M. T. Reetz • H. Ringsdorf  • A. I. Scott  • D. Seebach • A. Vasella  • C. Gennari
Section Main Lectures
P. Ahlberg • Y. Belokon  • C. Benezra  • M. Chmielewski  • J. Cossy • K. H. Dotz • C. Fuganti • B. Zwanenburg • H. P. Husson •  R. G. Kostyanovskii • D. Mansuy • C. Mioskowski  • J. Nasielski  • U. K. Pandit • A. Pross
Oral  0  
Posters  206 

Intl. board: D. Sunko Congress Chair:  D. Vitorovic

Plenary Lectures R. P. Evstigneeva • L. Ghozez • B. Giese • G. Lowe • M. Lj. Mihailovic  • W.D.Ollis • Ch. Tamm • 1. Willner
Section Main Lectures
R. Albrecht • L. Eberson • M. Hanack • J. Jurczak • A. J. Kirby • P. Manitto • S. Shaik • W. N. Speckamp • M. Tisler
Oral  84  
Posters  425 

Intl. board: D. Ginsburg Congress Chair:  I. Willner

Plenary Lectures K. Wutrich • O. M. Nefedov • Dondoni • M. Lahav • W. Francke
Section Main Lectures
A. Krief • R. W. Aider • J. Lugtenburg • Y. Apeloig • S. A. Senner • A. MarquetA. •J. F. Normant • Z. Majerski
Oral  90  
Posters  126 

Intl. board: J. Metzger Congress Chair:  D. Bouin

Plenary Lectures A. R. Battersby • W. Eigen • M. Julia • F. Minisci
Section Main Lectures
N. T. Anh • A. T. Balaban • G. Lowe • H. C. van der PIas • J. Reisse • J. Sandstrom • R. Scheffold • A. Shanzer • A. F. Sviridov
Oral  90  
Posters  336 

Intl. board: C. L. Stirling Congress Chair:  R. F. Hudson

Plenary Lectures P. von Rague Sehleyer • A.R. Fercht • H. G. Viehe • J. M. Lehn
Section Main Lectures
G. Quinkert • W. J. Stec • J. H. van Boom •  N. K. Koehetkov • A.F.Hegarty • R. C. Sheppard • A. de Meijere • M. Tieeeo • J. D. Dunitz
Oral  79 

Intl. board: C. Modena Congress Chair:  C. Modena

Plenary Lectures D. Arigoni • J. Dale • J. Ficini •F. Montanari • W.D.Ollis • Yu. A. Ovchinnikov • E. Vogel
Section Main Lectures
J. de Boer • R. Bognar • G. Cainelli • F. McCapra • R. Gleitner • D. Mansuy • M. Lj. Mijhailovic • M. Mikolajczyk • W. Oppolzer • H. Prinzbach • G. Scorrano • F. Serratosa • S. Shatzmiller • J. Zavada
Oral 74 
Posters 242

Intl. board: W. Walter Congress Chair:  E. Vogel

Plenary Lectures D. H. R. Barton • A. Eschenmoser • R. Huisgen • G.Ourisson • L. Salem
Section Main Lectures
J. E. Baldwin • G. Chiusoli • B. Franck • L.Ghosez • E. Heilbronner • H. Hogeveen  • R.F.Hudson • M. Julia • H. Kagan • J. M. Lehn • M. Makosza • L. Minale • T. Mukaiyama • V. D. Parker • H. Paulsen •  Z.Rappoport • C. Ruchardt • H.J.Schafer • D.Seebach • W. Steglich • N. Trinajstic • H. G. Viehe • E. Winterfelt • S. Wold
Oral 108 
Posters 138


International Advisory Board

Antonio M. Echavarren, President of the European Society of Organic Chemistry, Institut Català d’Investigació Química, Spain
Patrick Guiry, Vice-President of the European Society of Organic Chemistry, University College Dublin, Ireland
Valentin P. Ananikov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Thorsten Bach, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
José Cavaleiro, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Doron Shabat, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Vitor Freitas, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Lise-L. Gundersen, University of Oslo, Norway
Ana Lobo, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Marco Lucarini, Università di Bologna, Italy
Adriaan J. Minnaard, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Teresa Pinho e Melo, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Fernanda Proença, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Amélia P. Rauter, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Jean Rodriguez, University of Aix-Marseille, France
Artur S. Silva, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Ivo Stary, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry ASCR, Czech Republic
Manolis Stratakis, University of Crete, Greece
Helma Wennemers, ETH, Zuerich, Switzerland


Chaired by His Excellency the President of the Portuguese Republic, Aníbal Cavaco Silva
António Manuel da Cruz Serra, Rector of the Universidade de Lisboa
Nuno Crato, Minister for Education and Science
Paulo de Macedo, Minister for Health
Fernando Medina, Mayor of Lisbon City Council
Leonor Parreira, Secretary of State for Science
José Ferreira Gomes, Secretary of State for Higher Education
Augusto Guedes, President of the College of Technical Engineers
Rogério Gaspar, Vice-Rector of the Universidade de Lisboa
Maria Arménia Carrondo, President of the National Funding Agency for Science, Research and Technology
João Afonso, Deputy Mayor for Social Rights of Lisbon City
Pedro Grilo, Policy Advisor of the Deputy Mayor for Social Rights, Lisbon City Council
Teresa Almeida, Director of Mission Team Lisbon/Europe 2020
José Artur Martinho Simões, Director of the Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa
José Manuel Rebordão, Subdirector of the Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa
Ana Ponces,, President of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa
Matilde Fonseca e Castro, President of the Scientific Council of the Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade de Lisboa
David Cole Hamilton, President of the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences
Alexander Gabibov, Chair of Federation of European Biochemical Societies Executive Committee
Haymo Ross, Editor of The European Journal of Organic Chemistry
Hugh Burrows, Editor of Pure and Applied Chemistry
Ilan Marek, President of the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences Organic Division
Mary Garson, President of International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Division (III) on Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Jesus Jimenéz Barbero, President of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry
Maria José Calhorda, President of the Portuguese Society of Chemistry and Coordinator of the Center of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa
Marek Chmielewski, Vice-President of the Polish Academy of Sciences (2011-2014), Poland
Helder Mota-Filipe, Vice-President of INFARMED
João Sérgio Seixas de Melo, Secretary General of the Portuguese Society of Chemistry
Carlos Afonso, President of the Organic Chemistry Division of the Portuguese Society of Chemistry
José Pereira Miguel, EIT Health/InnoStars coordinator for Education, Member of WHO European Advisory Committee on Health Research, Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa
João Gorjão Clara, Coordinator of the Geriatric University Unit from the Lisbon Medical College /Academic Medical Center/ Hospital Centre of North of Lisbon, Board Member of the Geriatric Section of the Union European Medical Specialists”, and Full Board Member of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society
Sean Krakiwsky, President & CEO of Nanalysis, Canada
Nuno Lourenço, Director of Clarke, Modet &Cº Patent Office
Walter Magnus, Head of Chemistry at Eli Lilly and Company, UK
Luís Portela, President of BIAL Board of Directors
Jorge Ruas da Silva, Chairman of TECNIMEDE GROUP
Maria do Carmo Ruas da Silva, CEO of TECNIMEDE GROUP
Patrício Soares da Silva, Director of BIAL Department for Research and Development
Peter Villax, member of Hovione Board of Directors, VP Innovation
Claudia Vaz, Hovione Director of Innovation
João Manuel Dias de Sousa, President of the Board of Directors of Jacqueline Dias de Sousa Foundation
Manuel Fernandes, Cipan Plant Manager
Dália Barbosa, Head of CIPAN Department for Research & Development
Beining Chen, Head of PCBNet – Stem Cells, Prion Protein and Alzheimer´s Disease: A Prion Chemical Biology Network (2012-2014)
Ramon Estevez, Decane of the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Santiago de Compostela
Bernardo Herold, Emeritus Professor of Technical University of Lisbon
Maria João Alegria, Research Manager at SUMOL+COMPAL

Organizing Committee

Amélia P. Rauter, Chairperson, Universidade de Lisboa
Andreia F. Almeida, Universidade de Lisboa
Tânia Almeida, Universidade Lusófona
Joana Araújo, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa
Maria-Eduarda Araújo, Universidade de Lisboa
Daniela Batista, Universidade de Lisboa
João Bordado, Universidade de Lisboa
Carlos Borges, Universidade de Lisboa
Anthony Burke, Universidade de Évora
Vasco Cachatra, Universidade de Lisboa
Maria-Lurdes Cristiano, Universidade do Algarve
Maria von Cupper, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa
Catarina Dias, Universidade de Lisboa
José A. Figueiredo, Universidade da Beira Interior
Andreia Fortuna
Rui Freitas
Helena Gaspar, Universidade de Lisboa
Pedro Góis, Universidade de Lisboa
Isabel Ismael, Universidade da Beira Interior
Jorge Justino, Instituto Politécnico de Santarém
Susana Lucas, Universidade de Lisboa
Alice Martins, Universidade de Lisboa
Filomena Martins, Universidade de Lisboa
Vitor Martins
Ana-Marta Matos, Universidade de Lisboa
Cristopher Maycock, Universidade de Lisboa
Cristina Moiteiro, Universidade de Lisboa
Rui Moreira, Universidade de Lisboa
Rafael Nunes, Universidade de Lisboa
João P. Pais, Universidade de Lisboa
Ana P. Paiva, Universidade de Lisboa
Mariana Patrão
Luísa Roseiro, Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia
Maria-Soledade Santos, Universidade de Lisboa
Susana Santos, Universidade de Lisboa
Patrícia Serra, Universidade de Lisboa
Marta Sousa Silva, Universidade de Lisboa
Ana R. Xavier, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa
Nuno M. Xavier, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa

Local Organizing Committee
(Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências)

Andreia Almeida
Luís Almeida
Joana Araújo
Patricia Barata
Bruno Bernardo
Soraia Bronze
João Caio
Patrícia Calado
Joel Cardoso
Sebastião Coroa
Maria von Cupper
Maria Pilar Dias
Diogo Ferreira
Joana Ferreira
Andreia Fortuna
Raquel Freire
Rui Freitas
Bruno Gomes
Christophe Gonçalves
Joana Henriques
Márcia Lameiras
Inês Marques
Rafaela Marques
Maria J. Martins
Maria M. Martins
Vítor Martins
Tiago Monteiro
Mariana Patrão
Maria I. Pereira
Ana R. Pinto
Ana C. Poeta
Inês Ribeiro
Catarina Santos
Miguel Santos
Patrícia Serra
Miguel Silva
Mónica Soeiro
Ana Sofia
Linda Thai
Ana R. Xavier

Scientific Program

The scientific program aims at stimulating new emerging areas in organic chemistry, namely those related to organic electronics for chemical sensing, photopharmacology, vaccines, synthesis and catalysis. Contributions to organic/bioorganic chemistry topics e.g. in the areas of carbohydrates and proteins, natural products, small molecule and polymer chemistry, medicinal chemistry, food chemistry, are also very welcome, aiming at demonstrating the importance of organic chemistry research for new developments and innovation in a broad range of applications.

Contributions on the following topics are welcome:

    A - Synthesis
    B – Catalysis
    C – Domino Reactions
    D – Medicinal Chemistry
    E – Natural Product Chemistry
    F – Biomolecular Chemistry
    G – Green Chemistry
    H – Polymer Chemistry
    I – Materials
    J – Physical Organic Chemistry
    K – Other areas
The Meeting schedules 11 Plenary lectures, 13 invited lectures, 25 oral communications and two poster sessions.
book of abstracts (PDF - 24MB)

Speakers List


Authors of plenary and invited lectures, and oral communications are invited to submit a paper to the IUPAC journal Pure and Applied Chemistry, that will dedicate an issue to ESOC 2015. Manuscript submission and review will proceed following the journal policy and submission deadline is October 31, 2015.

The authors are requested to send ESOC 2015 chair (Prof. Amélia Pilar Rauter) the title of their manuscript until the end of August.


In ESOC 2015, three Awards will be given, namely the PATAI-RAPPOPORT LECTURE AWARD, The EurJOC YOUNG RESEARCHER AWARD and the EuCheMS LECTURE AWARD.

The EuCheMS Lecture Award honours outstanding achievements by a European chemist. It also serves to enhance the image of European chemistry and to promote scientific cooperation in Europe. The 2014 EuCheMS Lecture Award was co-attributed to Prof. Christina Moberg and her lecture on the topic “Recycling in Asymmetric Catalysis” will be the Closing Lecture of ESOC 2015.

For the first time, the EurJOC YOUNG RESEARCHER AWARD is awarded on behalf of ChemPubSoc Europe, the organization of chemical societies that co-own the European Journal of Organic Chemistry. By recognizing excellence in research in Organic Chemistry by a young researcher, this award will motivate the young generation of organic chemists to continuing research in this scientific area and will stimulate them to strive for excellence when conducting research.

The PATAI RAPPOPORT LECTURE 2015 given by Prof. Peter Chen, and the EurJOC YOUNG RESEARCHER LECTURE 2015 given by Prof. Nuno Maulide will open ESOC 2015, while the EuCheMS 2014 LECTURE, given by Prof. Christina Moberg, will be the closing lecture of this meeting.

The Organizing Committee congratulates the Awardees for their achievements and is very grateful to Prof. Ilan Marek and to Dr. Haymo Ross for allocating the Award ceremonies to ESOC 15. EuCheMS is also acknowledged for the recognition of ESOC 2015 and for choosing this meeting to award Prof. Christina Moberg with the EuCheMS LECTURE AWARD 2014. .

Clarke, Modet & C Portugal Awards The following awards will be given by Clarke, Modet & C Portugal to ESOC 2015 participants:

    1 - Clarke, Modet & Cº Portugal - Provisional Portuguese Patent Application Award
    This award comprises preparation, technical revision and patent application in Portugal at INPI
    2 - Clarke, Modet & Cº Portugal - Industrial Property Diagnostics Award
    This award comprises analysis of the technology, search for patent documents and eventually other modalities, and presentation of the report on Diagnostics of Industrial Property.
Applications providing potential or eventually real provisional patent application should be submitted to Clarke Modet & C Portugal, (info@clarkemodet.com.pt), for confidential purposes, until September 30, 2015. The two best applications will be chosen and the awards consist on a free provisional patent application and on an industrial property Diagnostics for free.
Clarke, Modet & C Portugal was founded in 1965, Clarke, Modet & Cᵒ Portugal relies on 40 specialists in Intellectual Property (IP), in its offices in Lisbon and Oporto, which provide personalized management of its customers throughout the process of innovation.

Clarke, Modet & Cᵒ Portugal, is part of the Clarke, Modet & Cᵒ Group, specialized in Intellectual Property since 1879 and with companies in Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Clarke Modet & Cᵒ in Portugal counts with professionals in several areas of Intellectual Property, namely Patents, Designs, Trademarks, Copyrights and Domain Names, Intelligence and Technological Surveillance, Evaluation of Patents and Trademarks and Technology Transfer.The offered services provide a complete support in identifying and selecting the most appropriate form of protection regarding the company's business strategy, as well as on the process of management and exploitation of its IP assets.


Registration Fees

Category Price before April 30, 2015 (€) Price after April 30, 2015 (€)
member of EuCheMS societies
and IUPAC members
non-members member of EuCheMS societies
and IUPAC members
Registration fee 530 570 580 645
Students and post-Docs 240 275 265 300
Accompanying person fee 175

Registration fee
includes congress documentation, coffee breaks, lunches, Welcome Cocktail and conference dinner

Accompanying person fee
includes lunches, coffee-breaks, welcome reception and conference dinner

Registration Steps for Registration

Key Dates

  • Conference registration opens January 5: 2015

  • Extension of Deadline for Early Registration: April 30, 2015

  • Abstract Submission for Posters is extended until June 15,2015

Abstract submission

Abstract Submission for Posters is extended until June 15,2015. Only one contribution per registration will be accepted.

Steps for abstract(s) submission and Instructions

A one A4 page abstract, prepared according to these instructions, should be submitted online not later than the 31th of May, 2015. Please do not forget to choose your scientific area:

    A - Synthesis
    B – Catalysis
    C – Domino Reactions
    D – Medicinal Chemistry
    E – Natural Product Chemistry
    F – Biomolecular Chemistry
    G – Green Chemistry
    H – Polymer Chemistry
    I – Materials
    J – Physical Organic Chemistry
    K – Other areas
  Contributions on the above mentioned topics are welcome. Oral communications, selected by the Scientific Advisory Board,15 minutes; Posters: 90 cm width x 120cm heigh
Personal Area - Online Abstract submission Abstract template book of abstracts (please request)


As Lisbon is a highly popular tourist destination Abreu has pre-blocked a limited number of rooms in different price categories.

Due to the high demand for accommodation, we strongly recommend you to book your hotel accommodation as early as possible.


HOTEL NAME Category Single Room / Double Room
Location & Underground Station Underground (Metro) Line
Vip Grand Hotel 5 * 82/92 Campo Pequeno Yellow
Lutecia Smart Design Hotel 4 * 70/80 Av. Roma Green
VIP Executive Villa Rica Hotel 4 * 78/85 Entrecampos Yellow
Radisson Blu Hotel Lisbon 4 * 82/92 Campo Grandes Yellow and Green
Sana Metropolitan Hotel 4 * 75/85 Cidade Universitária Yellow
Holiday Inn Continental 4 * 82/92 Campo Pequeno Yellow
Turim Ibéria Hotel 4 * 75/78 Campo Pequeno Yellow
Hotel 3k Barcelona 4 * 79/93 Campo Pequeno Yellow
Hotel 3k Europa 4 * 94/105 Campo Grande Yellow
VIP Executive Saldanha Hotel 4 * 85/95 Saldanha Yellow and Red
Olissipo Saldanha Hotel 4 * 90/100 Saldanha Yellow and Red
Hotel Lutecia Smart Design 4 * 75/85 Areiro-Roma Green
Hotel Roma 3 * 65/70 Av. de Roma Green
Vip Executive Zurique Hotel 3 * 58/65 Campo Pequeno Yellow
Prices per room, per night with breakfast buffet included and taxes. ONLINE BOOKING


If you are looking for a Hostel we are pleased to give you some suggestions and book your stay More detailed information

Agência Abreu
Please send us your request to marcia.martins@abreu.pt

For more information about these options or for more information about other accommodation options please contact: Márcia Martins marcia.martins@abreu.pt | Nuno Pinto nuno.pinto@abreu.pt

General information

Insurance: All conference attendees are advised to arrange private travel insurance. The conference organizers and committee accept no liability for personal accidents or damage to property. The organizing committee of ESOC XIX reserves the right to amend and/or alter the conference program without prior notice.

Time Zone: The time zone in Lisbon is GMT.

Water: Tap water in Portugal is drinking water!

Electricity: The voltage in Lisbon is The local current is 220 AC and the connection is made by a two-pin plug. Traveller's from the USA will require a voltage converter. Travellers from the UK will require a plug adapter and this is best bought in the UK as they are hard to find in Lisbon (can try at the Lisbon airport).

Currency, Banks and Post Offices: The national currency in Portugal is Euro. Banks are open from Monday to Friday between 8.30 am and 3 pm. Post offices are usually open between 8.30 am and 6 pm. Exchange houses operate everyday between 9 am and 1 pm and from 2 pm to 7 pm.

Shopping: Shops are opened from Monday to Friday, between 9 am and 7 pm, in some cases with lunch break from 1 pm to 3 pm. On Saturdays, shops open only in the morning, from 9 am to 1pm. The exception are the Shopping Centres that do a 10 am to 10 or 11 pm stretch 7 days a week. The large Supermarkets also stay open until 9 or 10 pm, 7 days a week.

Going out in Lisbon: With your conference material you will find a city map and a brochure of Lisbon with lots of necessary information.

Climate: During July, the temperature in Lisbon is on average 23ºC (Low of 18ºC and Max of 28ºC), and can eventually rain.


How to get to the Conference Venue

The meeting will take place in the Rectory building of the University (Reitoria da Universidade de Lisboa).​
The University of Lisbon can be easily reached from the airport by taxi (ca. 8 euros) and from the city centre also by taxi or by metro (underground) or bus. Some of the conference hotels are located within a walking distance. The joint fleet of the two public transportation companies, Metro (underground) and Carris (buses and trams), covers the entire city.

By Metro (Underground)
    The "Airport (Aeroporto)" metro station is now available.| www
    The station for conference venue are "Cidade Universitária" - yellow line.

By Bus
    Buses 701, 717, 731, 735, 736, 738, 747, 750, 755, 764, 767, 768, 778, 783, 796, 798 (Carris – public bus transportation company) www

    Bus 738 direction: Quinta de barros Leave the bus at the stop "Cidade Universitaria or Cantina Universidade" located in front of the Lisbon University Rectory. The route of bus 738 provides an alternative transportation for participants staying at hotels in the city centre near the Avenida da Liberdade and the area of the Saldanha Square.

    Bus 735 direction: Hospital Santa Maria Leave the bus at the stops Cidade Universitaria or Cantina Universidade located in front of the Lisbon University Rectory. The route of bus 735 provides an alternative transportation for participants staying at hotels at Avenida de Roma.

    Bus 736 direction: Odivelas (B. Dr. Lima Pimentel) Leave the bus at the stop Campo Grande / Av. Brasil. Walk along the Avenida de Brasil towards the Alameda da Universidade. The route of bus 36 provides an alternative transportation for participants staying at hotels in the city centre, along the Avenida da Liberdade and the area of the Saldanha Square.

By Taxi
    The city is served by 3,500 taxis. A taxi ride from the airport to the 19th European Symposium of Organic Chemistry conference venue and the city centre should cost between 8€ and 15€.
    Taxis are widely used by the locals, and in comparison to the taxi fares in other countries, the Lisboa taxis are still to be considered a rather inexpensive means of transportation.

    Taxi telephone numbers:
      Autocoope 217 932 756 | Radiotaxis de Lisboa 218 119 000 | GeotaxisTel 218 444 400

Google Maps


Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and lies on the north bank of the Tagus Estuary, on the European Atlantic coast. Lisbon is Europe's second-oldest capital (after Athens).

Lisbon is an illuminated city. The almost constant presence of sunshine and the River Tagus transforms the Portuguese capital into a mirror of a thousand colours - highlighting the city’s unique architecture and beauty.
As you walk through Lisbon - whose history spans back thousands of years - you will find streets filled with heritage monuments, and characteristic neighbourhoods where the city first developed and can still be experienced at its most genuine level.
Additional regional highlights, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra, and the Estoril/Cascais coastline including the dramatic cliffs of Cape Roca, the Westernmost point on the European continent.

Visit the website of The Turismo de Lisboa for a detailed list of happenings around town.
Official Portugal Tourism Site

Flight Tickets

Abreu Travel Agency can provide you a quotation for your Flight Tickets.

    Mrs. Ausenda Gomes (351) 217818330 (351) 217818339 ausenda.gomes@abreu.pt

How to get from Lisbon Airport to your hotel

1. Taxi Lisbon Airport is very close to the centre of the city, so you can be at your hotel within minutes of arriving in Lisbon.
Taxis in Lisbon are relatively cheap and convenient. You can catch a taxi from outside the terminal.
It will cost between 8€ and 15€ to reach the city centre; with an extra cost if you travel late at night and with luggage. Make sure you ask for a receipt.

2. Bus and Underground Lisbon airport is also served with several Bus Lines and Underground (red line), which connect to the City Centre.
Carris (bus) Underground (Metro)

How to get Conference venue

To reach the Conference venue, you can use public transport (Bus line 701, 717, 731, 735, 736, 738, 747, 750, 755, 764, 767, 768, 778, 783, 796, 798) or Underground (Cidade Universitária - Yellow Line or Campo Grande - Green and Yellow line).

Social Program

Sunday, 12: Welcome Cocktail - 19h

Tuesday 14: Gala dinner - 20h30
Wednesday 15: Optional tours.
    Symposium delegates and accompanying persons are invited to select and book the tours organized by Agencia Abreu on Wednesday afternoon.

    For delegates who wish to stay for the week end, other tours are also available.

Optional tours for Wednesday afternoon | Post-symposium tours

Contacts Us

SPQ - Sociedade Portuguesa de Química - Secretariat/Payments/Billing

    Av. da República, 45 - 3º Esq.
    1050 - 187 Lisboa

    (+351) 217 934 637

General Information - Organization/Program

Scientific Secretary: Dr. Nuno M. Xavier

Media Partner

© ESOC2015
19th European Symposium on Organic Chemistry
10-16 July 2015 :: Lisbon - Portugal

Sociedade Portuguesa de Química