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Welcome to the 6th CHAOS MC and Working Group Meeting

There will be only one meeting during Grant Period 3

The main aim of this action is to render C-H activation a truly versatile, practical and general tool for organic chemistry, applicable in both industry & academia.
In principal, organic chemists have the tools in hand to prepare any thermodynamically stable molecule by one way or the other. However, even though great achievements have been made in the past century, most of the bond forming reactions rely on preactivated substrates. Additionally, in complex synthesis, protecting group techniques are often required either to block alternative sites of reactivity, or to protect functional groups labile under reaction conditions required for a specific step of a sequence.

The paradigm in organic synthesis has shifted from “getting the job done (the molecule synthesized)” towards getting the job done in the most efficient way possible. The method of metal catalysed C-H activation of organic small molecules has great potential in this regard. At the moment, the field has included many examples of transformations which can be carried out only on specific types of substrates and only few contributions deal with the application of C-H activation in the synthesis of complex molecules such as natural products. Additionally, applications of C-H activation in industrial processes are scarce. Hence, broad applicability, similar to the well establish cross-coupling reactions, has to be established. The time is ripe now to make a big collaborative effort in the area of C-H activation.

Thanks for sparing time for coming to the Cyprus meeting. All action members are encouraged to collaborate and excel in the field of CH Activation. Looking forward to see you all in Cyprus.

Michael Schnürch
Chair of the Action


April 3–5, 2019

(Wednesday to Friday)


Grecian Bay Hotel in Ayia Napa

Kryou Nerou 32, Ayia Napa, Cyprus

CHAOS Reimbursed

The travel expenses will be reimbursed according to the rules set by COST, mentioned in COST Vedemecum, and approved by Management Committee of CHAOS.

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A fixed grant of 550€ will be paid to all eligible students to cover travel and accommodation expenses.

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