The Austrian Chemical Society (GÖCH)
Working Group of Organic Chemistry Presents The Adolf Lieben Lectureship 2021

Sponsored by TCI

Prof. Véronique Gouverneur

Friday, December 10, at 11 am Vienna time
(10 am in the UK)

90 Minutes Event

Starts at 1100 Hrs and ends at 1230 Hrs

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Lecture will be held virtually on 10.12.2021

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Professor Véronique Gouverneur

Chemistry research Laboratory, University of Oxford

Véronique Gouverneur
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Véronique Gouverneur secured a PhD in chemistry at the Université Catholique de Louvain (LLN, Belgium), under the supervision of Professor L Ghosez. In 1992, she moved to a postdoctoral position with Professor R Lerner at the Scripps Research Institute (California, USA). She then took a position of Maître de Conférence at the University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg (France). She worked with Dr C Mioskowski and was Associate Member of the Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires directed by Professor J-M Lehn during this period. Veronique started her independent research career at the University of Oxford in 1998 in the Chemistry Faculty and was promoted to Professor of Chemistry in 2008. Since her appointment in Oxford, she also holds a tutorial fellowship at Merton College Oxford where she teaches organic chemistry. Her research aims at developing new approaches to address long-standing problems in the synthesis of fluorinated molecules including pharmaceutical drugs and probes for imaging (Positron Emission Tomography). She has coordinated European ITN projects, is currently the holder of an Advanced ERC grant, and is the (co)author of > 205 peer-reviewed publications and > 10 patents. Her research has been rewarded by numerous distinctions (e.g. ACS Award for Creative work in Fluorine Chemistry 2015, RSC Tilden Prize 2016, Tetrahedron Chair 2016, Prelog Medal 2019, RSC Organic Stereochemistry Award 2019) and she was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 2019.

Véronique Gouverneur is Professor at the Chemistry , University of Oxford.

Late Stage Fluorination with Metal Alkali Fluoride

Véronique Gouverneur
Chemistry Research Laboratory
University of Oxford
E-mail: Véronique Gouverneur

With a growing human population and limited Earth’s natural resources, chemists are directing their efforts towards circular processes that make use of benign chemical reagents, renewable feedstocks, catalysis using abundant metals, enzymes, photons or electrons, with waste being minimised and recycled. These important standards apply to the production of fluorine-containing chemicals that are used daily as high-performance materials, agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals. This lecture focuses on our efforts to access high value fluorinated molecules from  metal alkali fluorides, the most inexpensive and easy to handle fluorine source.

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Prof. Nuno Maulide

Full Professor of Organic Synthesis, UniWien.  Adjunct PI at Research Center for Molecular Medicine, CeMM.

Prof. Michael Schnürch

Associate Professor, Institute of Applied Synthetic Chemistry, TU Wien.