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CMST COST Action CM0905
Organocatalysis (ORCA)

The main objective of this Action is to focus the European activities in the field of organocatalysis in order to promote this field to a higher scientific level. As a result a higher utilization of the innovative potential of organocatalysis is expected.

The main idea of this COST Action - called ORCA (organocatalysis) - is to provide a knowledge platform to advance different kinds of organocatalyzed transformations to broadly applicable methods in academia as well as in industry. The large number of publications and activities in the field of enantioselective catalysis requires a concentration of different developments and efforts of organocatalytic transformations. There is also a need to supply the scientific community with systematic information and data. A welcome stage to this objective is the COST Action. This program will allow interaction between European scientists within this network. The exchange of all available data, ideas and methodologies will give a significant push for further developments in organocatalysis. Beneficiaries of this Action will be researchers of industry and academia as well as young researchers.

(Descriptions are provided by the Actions directly via e-COST.)

General Information*

Chair of the Action:

Prof Petri PIHKO (FI)

Vice Chair of the Action:

Prof Alexandre ALEXAKIS (CH)

Science officer of the Action:

Dr Lucia FORZI

Administrative officer of the Action:

Ms Svetlana VOINOVA


Action Fact Sheet

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Memorandum of Understanding

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Progress Report

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Download Poster as PDF


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Last updated: 02 May 2011 top of page