Electrifying Organic Synthesis

Beilstein Organic Chemistry Symposium 2019

9 – 11 April 2019
Favorite Parkhotel, Mainz, Germany


Scientific Program:

Phil Baran / Scripps Research, USA

Siegfried R. Waldvogel / Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany


Within the past decade electro-organic synthesis emerged as one of the hottest topics in contemporary organic chemistry. Using electricity as reagent to drive chemical transformations is a very sustainable and attractive method. The avoidance of reagent waste and the ability to use fluctuating electric power provides all prerequisites for electrosynthesis to not only become an indispensable future technology but also a potential disruptive technology. The symposium will cover the whole range of preparative electrosynthesis from mediated electrolysis (in-situ regeneration of reagents), electrolyte control and dehydrogenative coupling to bioelectrochemistry and much more. The major players will provide cutting edge overviews of their respective scientific fields at this symposium. 


The symposium will take place in the Favorite Parkhotel in Mainz near Frankfurt in Germany. The number of participants is limited to 60 including 20 invited speakers and the program is designed specifically to allow sufficient time for discussions and a stimulating exchange of thoughts and ideas.

Aspects covered by this conference

  • Electrochemical transformations
  • Electrified synthesis
  • Novel reactions for medicinal chemistry
  • Metal-free and reagent-free conversions
  • Electro-regeneration of the chemical reagents
  • Process development
  • Electroenzymatic reactions and bioelectrolysis
  • Modern electrochemical concepts
  • Cation pool method
  • Electrolyte control in electrosynthesis 

Confirmed Speakers


Lutz Ackermann / University of Göttingen, Germany

Phil S. Baran / Scripps Research, USA

Roel J. M. Bisselink / Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands

Peter Broekmann / University of Bern, Switzerland

Richard Brown / University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Yasuaki Einaga / Keio University, Japan

Marta Feroci / Sapienza University of Rome, Italy


Robert Francke / University of Rostock, Germany

Corinne Gosmini / École Polytechnique, France

Falk Harnisch / Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany

Aiwen Lei / Wuhan University, China

Song Lin / Cornell University, USA

Frank Marken / University of Bath, United Kingdom

Shelley D. Minteer / University of Utah, USA


Kevin D. Moeller / Washington University in St. Louis, USA

Timothy Noël / Eindhoven University of Technology, The Nethelands

Siegfried R. Waldvogel / Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany

Thomas Wirth / Cardiff University, United Kingdom

Hai-Chao Xu / Xiamen University, China

Jun-ichi Yoshida / Suzuka College, Japan