Professor Ilan Marek, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, is the recipient of the 2016 EurJOC Lecture Award. The lecture titled “Small Ring Chemistry en route to Acyclic Quaternary Carbon Stereocenters” will be held at the 20th lecture conference ORCHEM in Weimar, Germany, on September 5, 2016.
The EurJOC lecture was first awarded in 2012 at the ORCHEM, which is the biennial meeting of the Liebig-Vereinigung, the organic division of the German Chemical Society (GDCh), which is a member of ChemPubSoc Europe. The recipient is selected by the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Organic Chemistry (EurJOC) in conjunction with the Editor. The journal is published by ChemPubSoc Europe. The winner of the award in its inaugural year was Professor Véronique Gouverneur, University of Oxford, UK, followed by Professor Helma Wennemers, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, in 2014.
Ilan Marek received his Ph.D. in 1988 from the University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, where he worked with Professor Jean F. Normant. He then was a postdoctoral fellow at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, with Professor Leon Ghosez. He obtained a research position at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) at the University Pierre et Marie Curie in 1990. After receiving his habilitation in organic chemistry in 1995, he moved to the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, where he currently is Professor at the Schulich Faculty of Chemistry.
His research focuses on the design of new and efficient stereo- and enantioselective strategies for the synthesis of important complex molecular structures, in particular by developing carbon-carbon bond forming processes that efficiently create multiple stereocenters in a single-pot operation.
- Preparation and Reactivity of Acyclic Chiral Allylzinc Species by a Zinc-Brook Rearrangement,
Markus Leibeling, Khriesto A. Shurrush, Veronika Werner, Lionel Perrin, Ilan Marek,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 6057–6061.
- Diastereodivergent combined carbometalation/zinc homologation/C–C fragmentation reaction as an efficient tool to prepare acyclic allylic quaternary carbon stereocenters,
Sudipta Raha Roy, Dorian Didier, Amir Kleiner, Ilan Marek,
Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 5989–5994.
- Merging allylic carbon–hydrogen and selective carbon–carbon bond activation,
Ahmad Masarwa, Dorian Didier, Tamar Zabrodski, Marvin Schinkel, Lutz Ackermann, Ilan Marek,
Nature 2013, 505, 199–203.
Also of Interest
- EurJOC Lecture at ORCHEM 2014,
European Journal of Organic Chemistry (EurJOC),
ChemViews Mag. 2014.
Professor Helma Wennemers, ETH Zürich, Switzerland is the 2014 recipient of the EurJOC Lecture