Welcome to the web site of the 17th FACS meeting
The Symposium associated with the
17th meeting of the French-American Chemical Society will take
place in Orléans, located in the heart of the vallée de la
Loire sector between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes-sur-Loire,
which is inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
A bit of history
French American Chemical Society (FACS) is a completely
volunteer, non-profit organization that was informally
established in 1986 by Pr. E. J. Corey (Harvard University
Professor and Nobel Prize recipient) and the late Dr. Pierre
Potier (Director of the Institute of Natural Products
Chemistry in Gif-sur-Yvette, France) to promote organic
chemistry in its broadest sense and also the scientific
interactions between France, United States and Canada. Both
the academic and the industrial communities from France and
the USA are concerned by the main event of the FACS: the FACS
Symposium, held every two years alternately in the two
The first edition of the FACS Symposium was held in Paris in 1989 in a friendly and informal ambiance in order to encourage the maximum interaction between the participants of both countries. A number of famous chemists, coming from the US and France, participated and exchanged ideas with great enthusiasm. They appreciated the high quality and interactive nature of this meeting. Throughout all the following meetings, the very high standard of scientific scholarship intended the founders has been maintained and this 17th edition will be no exception.
Spending time together in this special location allows for extensive scientific discussion and exchange, generates new opportunities for interactions between attendees from academia and industry worldwide.
For the 17th edition of the FACS symposium, 15 lecturers from
France and 15 lecturers from USA and Canada are invited to
share with the audience the latest developments of their
research in Organic Synthesis in its broadest sense. We intend
to cover catalytic and/or asymmetric synthesis, total
synthesis of natural products, organometallic chemistry, new
modes of chemical activation, medicinal chemistry,
agrochemical chemistry and process research.
A special attention has been drawn to balance the program between well-established participants and young associate professors and industrial chemists. In addition, we have opened the symposium to PhD students with specific discounts and also to young French academics who will have the opportunity to present their research upon selection by the Organizing Committee (6 Keynote Lectures).