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It is a great pleasure to invite you to take part in the third edition of the International Symposium on Synthesis and Catalysis 2019 (ISySyCat2019) that will take place at the University of Evora in the historically recognized mediaeval city of Evora from September 3-6 2019. The city of Evora besides its striking beauty, uniqueness and hospitality is steeped in history having been the home to the Romans, the Moors, Visigoth's and others, including kings of Portugal. It has a coveted UNESCO world heritage stamp, and this walled city is the location of a Roman temple, and several palaces and exotic cathedrals. The conference will take place in the old part of the University known as Colégio Espirito Santo which dates back to the 16th Century.

The conference will focus on key topics in contemporary organic, organometallic, polymer synthesis and catalysis, which are of relevance to both academic and industrial chemists alike. Like always, we anticipate a good mix of participants from academia and industry. This is reflected in the list of plenary speakers that hail from both academia and industry from all over the world. We are eagerly looking forward to seeing you in Evora in September 2019.

Anthony Burke
Department of Chemistry and Centro de Química de Evora-LAQV,
University of Evora, Conference Chairman


Conference Chairman: Anthony Burke, University of Évora, Portugal.

Scientific Committee

Prof. Anthony Burke University of Evora, Portugal site
Prof. Artur Silva University of Aveiro, Portugal site
Prof. Teresa Pinho e Melo University of Coimbra, Portugal site
Prof. Narcisso Garrido University of Salamanca, Spain site
Dr. Chris Senanayake AstaTech Biopharmaceutical Corp, China site
Prof. Declan Gilheany University College Dublin, Ireland site
Prof. Janine Cossy ESPCI ParisTech, France site
Dr. Martin Ernst BASF, Germany site
Prof. Maurizio Benaglia University of Milan, Italy site
Dr. Gesine Hermann Chiratecnics Lda, Portugal site

Organizing Committee

Prof. Anthony Burke, University of Evora, Portugal
Prof. António Teixeira, University of Evora, Portugal
Prof. Paulo Mendes, University of Evora, Portugal
Prof. José Eduardo Castanheiro, University of Evora, Portugal
Dr. Elisabete Carreiro University of Evora, Portugal
Dr. Carolina Marques, University of Evora, Portugal
Luís Fernandes, University of Evora, Portugal
Dr. Olivia Furtado, LNEG, Lisbon, Portugal

Scientific Program

The conference will be organized into 16 Plenary Lectures (45 min. each), delivered by a series of internationally recognized speakers from academia and industry, 25 short talks (20 min., selected from the submitted abstracts by the scientific committee), 36 flash talks (about 8 - 10 mins each selected from the submitted abstracts by the scientific committee) and two poster sessions with prizes for the best flash talks and poster presentations

The poster sessions will be divided into three distinct categories; Synthetic Methodology, Catalysis, total or target based synthesis.
The scientific committee will select the best posters from each category, and a prize will be awarded to the first author.

For those presenting posters, they will be expected to present them over the two poster session periods, one will be expected to place their poster in their attributed space by lunch-time on the 3rd of September and remove them by the end of the conference.
Those who arrive on the 2nd of September can register on the evening of the 2nd from around 16h onwards.

Key areas

The conference will focus on the following key areas:

  • Total synthesis
  • Synthesis in Medicinal chemistry and chemical biology
  • New reagents, catalysts, strategies and concepts for organic synthesis
  • Biocatalysis in synthesis
  • Organocatalysis
  • Flow-chemistry approaches to the synthesis of key targets
  • Applications of organometallic compounds in synthesis and catalysis
  • Stereoselective synthesis
  • Synthesis and property of functional molecules and organic materials
  • Sustainable and Green synthetic and catalytic methods
  • Process development of key pharmaceutical targets
  • Computational tools for synthesis and catalysis
  • Polymer synthesis

Conference Timeplan

Plenary Speakers

Oral Speakers

Manuel Orlandi, University of Padua, Italy and University of Utah, USA

"Mechanistic Investigations of the Pd(0)-Catalyzed Enantioselective 1,1-Diarylation of Benzyl Acrylates"

Paulo Paioti, University of Straasbourg, France

" Catalytic Enantioselective Boryl Substitutions to Trifluoromethyl- and Difluoromethyl-Substituted Alkenes"

André de Vries, InnoSyn BV, The Netherlands

" Asymmetric Reductive Amination Combined with Dynamic Kinetic Resolution to Produce the Chiral Amine En Route to Tofacitinib "

Silvia Díez-González Imperial College London, United Kingdom

" Azide-Alkene Cycloaddition Reactions: Molecular Diversity in Deep Eutectic Solvents "

Dmitriy Volochnyuk Shevchenko University of Kyiv and Institute of Organic Chemistry, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine

" Semi-industrial electrochemical synthesis of cyclic encarbamates as starting material for the MedChem relevant building blocks "

Barbara Mikulak-Klucznik Institute of Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

" The bright future of computer-planned organic synthesis - total synthesis of tacamonidine "

Chen Zhu KAUST Catalysis Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia. and RWTH Aachen University, Germany

" A Multicomponent Synthesis of Stereodefined Olefins via Nickel Catalysis and Single Electron/Triplet Energy Transfer"

Pawel Dydio Institute of Science and Supramolecular Engineering UMR 7006, University of Strasbourg, France

" Dual-catalytic Transition Metal Systems for Functionalization of Unreactive Sites of Molecules""

Mariusz Milewski Biological and Chemical Research Centre, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw, Poland

" Dissolution is not always a solution – vacuum-assisted ring closing metathesis for synthesis of macrocycle""

Jose Gonzalez-Gomez Instituto de Síntesis Orgánica (ISO) y Departamento de Química Orgánica, Universidad de Alicante, Spain

" Visible-Light Promoted Transformations of Carboxylic Acids using Organic Photocatalysts"

Roman A. Novikov N. D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation

" Application of Gallium Catalysis in Donor–Acceptor Cyclopropanes and Alkenes Chemistry — New Synthetic Tool in Organic Synthesis"

Azusa Kondoh Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University and Research and Analytical Center for Giant Molecules, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, Japan

" Ring Expansion of Epoxides under Brønsted Base Catalysis: Enantioselective Formal [3+2] Cycloaddition of Epoxides with Imines"

Elisabetta Massolo Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

" Methods for amide bond formation mediated by organosilicon species"

Marc Font Centro Singluar de Investigación en Química Biolóxica e Materiais Moleculares (CIQUS) and Departamento de Química Orgánica. Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

" Unconventional Rhodium(III)-catalysed Annulation of 2-Alkenylanilides with Alkynes via C–H Activation: Direct Access to 2-Substituted Indolines"

Fernando Coelho Department of Chemistry, University of Campinas, Brazil

" One-pot catalyst-free conjugated addition of indolizines to oxidized Morita-Baylis-Hillman adducts"

Federico Cisnetti Université Clermont Auvergne, France

" Copper(I)-promoted NHC-nitrene cyclization : a catalytic access to fused nitrogen-rich heterocycles using NHCs as reactive intermediates "

Anna Chiara Vicini Chemistry Research Laboratory, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

" Hydrogen Bonding Phase-Transfer Catalysis with Potassium Fluoride: Enantioselective Synthesis of β Fluoroamines"

Michael Fuchs Institute of Chemistry, Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry, University of Graz, 8010 Graz, Austria

"Organo- and Biocatalyzed Preparation of Bioactive Lignan Natural Products"

Marco Lombardo Department of Chemistry University of Bologna, Italy

" Synthetic Substituted 1,2-Dioxanes and Tetrahydropyranes as Potential Agents Against Human Leishmaniasis"


Registration includes:

  • Access to all talks, poster sessions and exhibition booths.
  • Coffee breaks and lunches.
  • Book of abstracts.
  • Social receptions.
  • Conference banquet (in the Vila Galé 4-Star Hotel with a fine selection of local and regional dishes and wines).
  • Free-wireless connection throughout the conference
  • Category Price before June 25th 2019 (€) Price after June 25th2019 (€)
    non-members of the
    Portuguese Chemical Society
    members of the
    Portuguese Chemical Society **
    non-members of the
    Portuguese Chemical Society
    members of the
    Portuguese Chemical Society **
    Academic 410 370 510 470
    Industrial 600 560 700 660
    Post-docs 330 290 430 390
    Students * 230 190 320 280
    Accompanying Person 150
    Visit to the Ravasqueira Winery (price per person) 40
    Social Program This will be indicated in due course
    * PhD, MSc and undergraduate. ** With subscription up to date.

    Cancellation and Refund

    • For any cancellation received until July 25, 2019, refund will be subject to a fee of 50 €
    • For any cancellation received after July 25, 2019, no refund will be made
    • All bank charges involved in the transactions are paid by the participant
    • Any request for refund must be addressed to Anthony Burke: isysycat2019@chemistry.pt
    • Refunds will be handled after the Conference

    Payment Information

    Bank Transfer

      Account Owner: Sociedade Portuguesa de Química
      Bank: Millennium BCP (Lisboa, Pt)
      IBAN: PT50 0033 0000 4534 5670 6780 5
      Bank address: Millennium BCP (Avenida 5 de Outubro 60-68, 1050-059 Lisboa, Portugal)

    Credit Card & Paypal
      Payment with credit card is possible - choose the payment method in your personal/registration area and follow the guidelines

    Abstract submission

    Each registered participant will be entitled to submit up to 2 abstracts, for a poster or either an oral or a flash presentation. However, only one abstract will be considered for oral or flash presentation.

    The meeting’s official language will be English

    Abstracts should be submitted via the SPQ registration site. Please, log in using the login and the password provided during the registration process and then proceed with "abstract submission". Please use the Microsoft Word file Abstract Template.

    The abstract must not exceed one A4 page. Decision between poster and oral communications will be made by the scientific committee upon evaluation of the submitted abstracts. The abstract file should be saved as follows: name_surname_poster.doc or name_surname_oral.doc (or docx in either case). Each participant can submit up to two abstracts as presenting author, however, only one will be considered for oral communication and this should be indicated on the appropriate form.

    The Deadline for receipt of poster/oral presentation/flash talk abstracts will be the 31st of May 2019
    The participants will be informed by e-mail message about the acceptance of their contribution and the type of their presentation by the June 12 th, 2019.

    Accepted abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts (only abstracts of registered participants will be included).

    Please make sure your abstract does not contain any spelling or grammar mistakes, as it will be reproduced as submitted.

    The third addition of the International Symposium on Synthesis and Catalysis 2019 (ISySyCat2019) will take place at the University of Evora in the historical Colégio de Espirito Santo from September 3 to 6 2019.

    The conference will focus on key topics in contemporary organic and organometallic synthesis and catalysis, which are of relevance to both academic and industrial chemists alike.

    Steps for abstract(s) submission Abstract template Personal Area/abstract submission

    Key Dates

    • The deadline for receipt of payment for registration with discount is the 25th June 2019

    • The deadline for registration without discount will be 25th June 2019

    • The Deadline for receipt of poster/oral communication abstracts will be until 31st of May 2019 * **

    • *Applicants will be informed about the acceptance of their abstract for a poster, an oral or flash presentation (with poster or not) prior to the 20th June 2019.
      ** Abstract submission will involve registration without payment.

    Social Program

    Ravasqueira Winery

    On the afternoon of the 6th of September, you are invited to part-take in a delightful social program. One of the programs includes a coach trip to the famous Ravasqueira Winery in Arraiolos (a small historic village famous for unique hand-made carpets, 20 mins outside of Evora), here you will be served a beautiful buffet lunch, accompanied by a selection of excellent wines (including some wine tasting) from the Ravasqueira wine cellar, followed by a visit to the winery and the coach museum. As the visit will coincide with the peak of the vine harvesting season, it should be an interesting experience. The other includes a walking guided tour to visit the most exciting historic sites in the town of Évora. Full details on the walking guided tour will be given during the conference.

    Conference Gala Dinner

    The Conference Gala Dinner will take place on the evening of the 5th of September at the Hotel Vila Galé Evora, a modern 4-star hotel just outside the main city gates. This buffet dinner will consist of a fine selection of local and regional dishes and wines, and other beverages. We look forward to having your company

    Guided tour

    Participants can partake in a guided tour of the city of Evora on the afternoon of the 6th of September. The tour will depart from outside the Tourist office located on Praça do Giraldo (the main city square) at 15h and will terminate outside the Capela dos Ossos at aprox. 16:30h.


    The conference organization will place one or more coaches at the disposal of participants to take them from the airport in Lisbon to Evora on the evening of the 2nd of September 2019. A member of the conference organization will meet them at the meeting point and will then bring participants to the coach for the trip to Evora. Immediately after the conference closing ceremony on the 6th of September, a coach will take participants back to Lisbon airport. More details will be given later.

    The conference will take place in the Colégio Espirito Santo, of the University of Evora, with the following reference: www

    GPS Coordinates: Latitude/longitude: 38.5731/-7.904408333333

    By Car

    From Lisbon (approx. 1-2 hr journey)
    Take the A12 motorway in the direction of Spain, change to A6 motorway in the direction of Evora. www

    From Faro (approx. 3 hr journey)
    Take the A22 motorway in the direction of Lisbon. Change to the IP2 roadway in the direction of Beja and then on the same roadway to Evora. www

    From Spain
    Take the E-90 from Badajoz in the direction of Evora. www

    By Train

    Evora has train connections with a number of key towns and cities. There is a service to Evora from Lisbon (from the Sete Rios Train Station ) running twice in the morning and twice in the evening ( Refer). The trip takes about 1 and a half hours. Tickets can be bought on-line.
    There is a metro connection at Lisbon airport that will take you to the train station at Sete Rios.

    By Bus

    Evora has bus connections with a number of key towns and cities, including Faro ( Rede-Expressos). Tickets can be bought on-line. If you are coming from Lisbon airport you can take the metro to Sete Rios bus station (you get out at the Jardin Zoologico metro station). The trip takes about 2 hours.


    For the duration of the conference, the University of Evora, has made available to delegates a limited number of rooms (for 2 or 3 people on a sharing basis) close to the conference venue. The cost will be 20 €/night, which includes a light continental breakfast in the University canteen in the morning. Please contact the staff at daa@sas.uevora.pt for further details. University residential

    Here is a selection of hotels/residences that should suit all pockets. When making your reservation or your enquiry, please mention ISySyCat2019 for the conference discount.

    M´AR De AR Aqueduto ***** reservas@mardearhotels.com
    M'AR De AR Muralhas **** reservas@mardearhotels.com
    Albergaria do Calvário **** hotel@adcevora.com
    Vitória Stone Hotel **** book@vitoriastonehotel.com
    Evora Hotel **** reservas@evorahotel.pt
    Vila Galé – Evora ****
    Santa-Clara Best Western *** reservas@hotelsantaclara.pt
    Olive Hotel (Eborim) **** evora.reservas@luxhotels.pt
    Moov Hotel Evora *** evora@hotelmoov.com

    Hotel íbis Évora *** H1708@accor.com
    Stayinn Ale-Hop stayinn.alehop@gmail.com
    Evorainn evorainn@gmail.com
    Pousada de Juventude de Évora evora@movijovem.pt
    Hotel Dom Fernando reservas@hoteldomfernando.com
    Old Evora Hostel oldevorahostel@gmail.com
    The Noble House hotel.noblehouse@unlockhotels.com
    Heaven Inn Évora Hostel
    Casa Morgado Esporão Special offer: 25% discount – please indicate promotional code ISYSYCAT201

    Contacts Us

    SPQ - Sociedade Portuguesa de Química

      Av. da República, 45 - 3º Esq.
      1050 - 187 Lisboa
    Vat Number: 501 139 265

    (+351) 217 934 637 11h00-12:30h and 15:00-16:30 eventos@spq.pt

    General Information - Organization/Program


    To promote and advertise your company we have a number of interesting packages available for you at competitive prices. Please contact Anthony Burke isysycat2019@chemistry.pt for further details.

    We thank the following companies and organizations for their kind sponsorship and support of ISySyCat2019.

    Platinum (Catalyst) Sponsor

    Media Partner

    Wiley-VCH has generously offered a Wiley-VCH book for the best oral and runner-up presentations

    Synlett, which is a major Thieme publication, has kindly agreed to run a special edition of the journal for ISySyCat2019, this will appear initially as a web-edition during the conference, for information contact: isysycat2019@chemistry.pt.

    Chimica Oggi – Chemistry Today is a peer reviewed, bimonthly journal, of the TKS TeknoScienze Publisher.
    It deals with Fine Chemicals, Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology.
    Founded in 1983 Chimica Oggi – Chemistry Today soon became a leading journal in linking industry and academia and gained an immediate appreciation worldwide.

    Open Chemistry

    Catalysis Science & Technology

    Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry

    Organic Chemistry Frontiers

    Catalysis Science & Technology, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry and Organic Chemistry Frontiers have very kindly agreed to sponsor poster prizes in the areas of Catalysis, Synthetic Methodology and Total/Target Oriented Synthesis (which will include a certificate)

    Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049, CODEN: MOLEFW) provides an advanced forum for science of chemistry and all interfacing disciplines. Our aim is to provide rigorous peer review and enable rapid publication of cutting-edge research to educate and inspire the scientific community worldwide. The article processing time is 31 days (median values for papers published in 2018). The Impact Factor for Molecules is 3.098 (2017 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition, Clarivate Analytics, 2018)

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    International Symposium on Synthesis and Catalysis
    3-6 September 2019
    Évora - Portugal

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