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Vol. 35 No. 2
March-April 2013

Conference Call | Reports from recent conferences and symposia 
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Flow Chemistry and Microreactor Technology

The 13th Annual Florida Heterocyclic and Synthetic Conference took place at the University of Florida in Gainesville, 4–7 March 2012. The theme of the conference was flow chemistry and microreactor technology. Eleven plenary lectures, four short courses, and 48 invited lectures were delivered. There was a poster session that attracted 56 posters and a small exposition at which publishers, chemical manufacturers, and scientific instrument companies exhibited. Over 200 delegates from academia and industry attended the conference.

The plenary lectures were as follows:

  • Phil Baran, Scripps, La Jolla, USA, "Studies in Natural Product Synthesis"
  • Ian Baxendale, Cambridge University, UK, "Charting New Courses within the Flow of Synthesis"
  • Pat Confalone, DuPont Crop Protection, USA, "Topics in Discovery and Process Chemistry from Pharma and Crop Protection R&D"
  • Laurence Harwood, University of Reading, UK, "Studies on Ligands for Selective Actinide Extraction"
  • Oliver Kappe, Karl-Franzens University, Graz, Austria, "Translating Microwave Chemistry to Scalable Flow Processes"
  • David Kingston, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, USA, "Adventures in the Chemistry and Biology of Taxol, a Famous Heterocyclic Natural Product"
  • Herbert Mayr, University of Munich, Germany, "Scales for Nucleophilicity and Electrophilicity: A Semiquantitative Approach to Heterocyclic Reactivity"
  • Eckhard Ottow, Bayer Schering, Germany, "From the Clinic to the Lab and Back—Discovery of Pan CDK Inhibitors"
  • Andreas Pfaltz, University of Basel, Switzerland, "Asymmetric Hydrogenation with Iridium Catalysts Derived from Chiral Heterocyclic Ligands"
  • Brian Stoltz, California Institute of Technology, USA, "Complex Heterocycles as a Driving Force for Discovery in Organic Chemistry"
  • Peter Wuts, Kalexsyn, USA, "Approaches to the Large-Scale Synthesis of Nitric Oxide Synthase Inhibitors"

Short courses were presented by Christian V. Stevens, Ghent University, Belgium, on "Opportunities for Microflow Technology"; Alessandra Vissa, Corning European Technology Center, France, on "Physico-Chemical / Engineering Aspects of Flow Chemistry"; John A. Joule, The University of Manchester, UK, on Indoles—New Reactions and Synthesis"; and Gordon W. Gribble, Dartmouth College, USA, on "Applications of Lithium, Palladium, Magnesium, Gold, and Copper in Heterocyclic Chemistry."

The next Florida Heterocyclic and Synthetic Conference will take place at the University of Florida, Gainesville, 3–6 March 2013. Plenary lecturers will include Magid Abou-Garbia, S. Blechert, K.P. Boegesoe, J.G. De Vries, M. Lautens, D. MacMillan, J. Thomas, F. Diederich, D. Toste, and J.-P. Vors.

Lisa McElwee-White <lmwhite@chem.ufl.edu> is a professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Florida and director of the NSF-CCI Center for Nanostructured Electronic Materials.

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