Kharkiv Chemical Seminar

During russia's war against Ukraine, many Ukrainian scientists have no opportunity to carry out their research in laboratories and participate in scientific conferences. However, it is very important for them to get in touch with colleagues and to be involved in scientific processes. For this reason, we have organized online chemistry seminars for Ukrainian scientists - Kharkiv Chemical Seminar - and approach leading chemists to give lectures there.

Lecturer: Prof. Giancarlo Cravotto (University of Turin, Italy)

Lecture: Emerging enabling technologies in chemical processing: the truth about reproducibility and real industrial applications
Date: October 5th
Time: 16:00 (Kyiv)

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Meeting ID: 459 004 2894
Passcode: Ch24022022

Chairman: Prof. Valentyn Chebanov

Lecture abstract:

 Currently the sustainability of chemical processes is driving innovation and industrialization in accordance with environmental friendliness, energy efficiency and scalability. Among emerging technologies, continuous-flow chemistry has become mainstream in the development of innovative, highly efficient catalytic syntheses of fine chemicals and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). Unfortunately the reproducibility and the claimed scalability reported in several papers are often proven wrong. Traditional conductive heating and mixing in batch reactors is no longer competitive with continuous-flow synthetic methods, and enabling technologies applied in flow-mode can strongly promote reaction kinetics. These advances are leading to faster and simplified downstream processes with easier workup, purification, and scaling-up. In the current Industry 4.0 revolution, new advances based on cyber-physical systems and artificial intelligence will be able to optimize and invigorate synthetic processes by combining cascade reactors with continuous inline monitoring and even predicting solutions in case of unforeseen events. Alternative energy sources such as dielectric and ohmic heating, ultrasound, hydrodynamic cavitation, reactive extruders and plasma have revolutionized standard processes. Also worth mentioning are the so-called hybrid or hyphenated techniques, where the combination of two different energy sources often produces synergistic effects. Relevant pilot scale studies on highly efficient flow-through chemical processes under non-conventional techniques will be discussed.

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Scheduled lecturers

Prof. David Sarlah, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Prof. Giancarlo Cravotto, University of Turin
Dr. Philippe Gros, University of Lorraine
Prof. Orlando Rojas (The University of British Columbia)
Quasi-periodic Crystals, a Paradigm Shift in Crystallography
Prof. Dan Shechtman (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Iowa State University, USA)
Simplifying synthesis with Electricity
Prof. Phil Baran (Scripps Research Institute, USA)
The alkaline hydrolysis of chromic wastes. A closed-loop technology
Prof. Ing. Karel Kolomazník (Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic)
The Molecules of Life: DNA, RNA, Proteins – History Placed in Perspective
Prof. Kurt Wüthrich (Scripps Research and ETH Zürich), Nobel Prize winner
The Fascinating World of Two-Dimensional Carbides and Nitrides (MXenes)
Prof. Yury Gogotsi (Drexel University, USA)
The Path to the Nobel Prize
Prof. Richard J. Roberts (New England Biolabs, Inc.), Nobel Prize winner
Functional Materials by Design: Developing Treasure Maps with Quantum Chemistry
Prof. Matthias Wuttig (RWTH Aachen University of Technology)
Strategies and Tactics in Natural Products as an Engine for Discovery
Prof. Erick M. Carreira (ETH Zürich, Institute of Organic Chemistry)
Reticular Chemistry
Prof. Omar M. Yaghi (University of California, Berkeley)
Reticular Nanoscience: Bottom-Up Assembly Nanotechnology
Prof. Stefan Wuttke (Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures)
Engaging esters, aldehydes, and alcohols in cross-coupling: A high throughput approach to reaction discovery
Prof. Stephen G. Newman (University of Ottawa)
Distributed Drug Discovery
Prof. William L. Scott (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis)
Educational course for PhD and MS students by Prof. Thomas J.J. Müller
Prof. Thomas J.J. Müller (Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Duesseldorf)
Multicomponent reactions: New kids on the block
Prof. Alexander Dömling (University of Groningen)
Colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals: from early days to lead-halide perovskites
Prof. Maksym Kovalenko (ETH Zürich)
Multifunctional supramolecular electronics: from multiresponsive organic devices to multilevel memories
Prof. Paolo Samori (University of Strasbourg, France)
Molecular Vending Machines for the Synthesis of Drug Like Molecules
Prof. Jeffrey Bode (ETH Zürich)
With One Catalyst in Multiple Steps in A One-pot Fashion - Sequentially Palladium-catalyzed Processes for the Synthesis of Functional Heterocycles
Prof. Thomas J.J. Müller (Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Duesseldorf)
Development of the New Catalytic Tools for the Synthesis of Natural Products and Glycoderivatives
Prof. Pavel Nagorny (University of Michigan)
Two days course of lectures: Molecular Topology: Catenanes and Knots, Towards Molecular Machines and Motors
Prof. Jean-Pierre Sauvage (University of Strasbourg, France) , Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Professor of Chemistry
Going with the Flow – The Use of Continuous Processing in Organic Synthesis
Prof. C. Oliver Kappe (University of Graz, Austria)
Perspectives in Molecular Tectonics: from molecules to crystals, mosaics of crystals and crystal welding
Prof. Mir Wais Hosseini, University of Strasbourg, Exceptional Class Professor of Chemistry, Director of the Molecular Tectonics Laboratory
Two days course of lectures: Perspectives in Chemistry: Molecular, Supramolecular, Adaptive Chemistry
Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn, University of Strasbourg, Nobel Prize Winner, Professor of Chemistry at Institute for Advanced Study
Artificial Intelligence: the Future for Synthetic Chemistry?
Prof. Alexandre Varnek, University of Strasbourg, Head of the Laboratory of Chemoinformatics
Controlling self-assembly by chemical fuels
Prof. Thomas Hermans, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Strasbourg