On behalf of the organizing committee, we are very pleased to welcome you to Montréal, Québec, Canada for the third edition of the International Symposium on C-H Activation (ISCHA). This event will allow researchers from all over the world to share their work and keep abreast of the latest chemistry discoveries. Through a multitude of specialized conferences, we look forward to a lively exchange of ideas as we continue to assess the role of C-H activation in the academic arena.

We will do our very best to make this ISCHA a unique and memorable symposium for you, as we will regularly update this web site over the coming months. In the meantime, feel free to contact us at ischa3udem@gmail.com.

Yours truly,

Charette André Charette
ISCHA3 Co-Chair
Université de Montréal

Li Chao-Jun Li
ISCHA3 Co-Chair
McGill University

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  • UdeM at a Glance

    1. Steeped in the great tradition of North American universities, Université de Montréal was founded in 1878 and is one of the top academic institutions in the French-speaking world and the second largest in Canada. Situated on the northern slope of Mount Royal, it boasts an exceptional natural setting with green space, modern architecture and a vibrant community.

      Université de Montréal is one of Canada's major research centres. With its two affiliated schools (École Polytechnique and HEC Montréal) and its network of affiliated hospitals, it brings together 2,650 professors and researchers, some 465 research units, and one of Canada's largest student bodies at the graduate level. The University earmarks more than $500 million for basic and applied research each year, making it one of Canada's most active universities in the field.

      In today's context of globalization, Université de Montréal is a link between North America and Europe. Situated at the crossroads of the English and French worlds, it offers students superior academic training in all fields of advanced research.
  • Montréal at a Glance

    1. Located on an island in the St. Lawrence River, Montréal is the second largest city in Canada and has a truly unique heritage where both French and English are used on an everyday basis. Only a few hours from the U.S. border, this charm-filled city is often described as a wonderful blend of Latin joie de vivre and North American efficiency.

      City among favorites, Montréal invariably makes the short list of one of the most livable places in North America, if not in the whole world. Indeed, Montréal residents enjoy an unrivalled quality of life where education standards are high and living costs and crime rates are much lower than those of most North American and European cities of similar size.

      While Montreal is the most important French-speaking city after Paris, it is also made of a patchwork of many distinct cultures coexisting in perfect harmony that lend it such an inviting atmosphere of openness and vitality. After all, with a population of almost 2 million people, representing no fewer than 80 different ethnic groups, Montréal has a reputation of always being warm and gracious. It is not unusual to strike up a conversation with a perfect stranger who will make any visitors feel right at home.

      Because Montréal loves to celebrate, its streets and theatres hold throughout the year world-class cultural festivals or sporting events to keep anyone busy. The city is particularly famous for its refined museums and art galleries, gastronomic restaurants, lively nightlife or eclectic shopping centers. Above all, Montréal is an oasis of nature, dotted with numerous green spaces where outdoors enthusiasts can practice their favorite seasonal sports.
  • Total Synthesis and
    Late Stage Functionalization

    1. Late-stage diversification of drug molecules
    2. Strategies for streamining synthesis
  • Materials Science and
    Energy Conversion

    1. C=O conversion and methane oxidation
    2. Polymers as chemical sensors
  • Emerging Technologies
    for C-H Functionalization

    1. Photoredox catalysis
    2. Flow chemistry
  • Mechanistic Considerations
    of C-H Functionalization

    1. Organometallic intermediate structures
    2. Frustrated Lewis pairs
  • Catalytic Methods
    for C-H Functionalization

    1. Palladium-catalyzed domino reactions
    2. C-H oxidation and amination
  • Biomimetic
    C-H Functionalization

    1. Chemo-enzymatic strategies
    2. P-450 oxidation catalysis
  • Local Committee

    1. ANDRÉ CHARETTE, Université de Montréal
      CHAO-JUN LI, McGill University

      HÉLÈNE LEBEL, Université de Montréal
      JEAN-PHILIP LUMB, McGill University
      AUDREY MOORES, McGill University
  • International Committee

    1. CHRISTIAN BRUNEAU, Université de Rennes 1
      ROBERT CRABTREE, Yale University
      PIERRE DIXNEUF, Université de Rennes 1
      HENRI DOUCET, Université de Rennes 1
      RUDI FASAN, University of Rochester
      C. OLIVER KAPPE, University of Graz
      E. PETER KÜNDIG, Université de Genève
      MOHAMMAD MOVASSAGHI, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
      ZHANG-JIE SHI, Peking University

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