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Next EC2/BIG-NSE symposium on Wednesday, October 27, from 5 to 6 pm

Andreas Weidkamp (WS17 batch, Oestreich group) and Kaixue Xie (WS19 batch, Oestreich group), present the progress of their PhD work

5:00 - 5:20 pm: Andreas J. Weidkamp

"Metal-free transfer hydrochlorination of internal C–C triple bonds with a bicyclo[3.1.0]hexane-based surrogate releasing two molecules of hydrogen chloride" (abstract here)

Andreas is an EC2/BIG-NSE PhD student from the WS17 batch. He is currently writing his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Martin Oestreich and is funded by an EC2/BIG-NSE scholarship/position. Born in Oberhausen in the west of Germany, he studied chemistry at the University of Mainz, the University of Auckland and the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung. After his master thesis, he worked as an intern at Lonza in Switzerland and subsequently joined the EC2/BIG-NSE.


5:30 - 5:50 pm: Kaixue Xie

"Hydrochlorination of unactivated alkenes enabled by decarbonylative transfer processes " (abstract here)

Kaixue is also an EC2/BIG-NSE PhD student, from the WS19 batch. He is also currently writing his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Martin Oestreich, but is funded by a CSC scholarship. He comes from the Gansu Province of China. He studied Chemistry at the Northwest Normal University to accomplish his bachelor studies. He did Master studies in organic chemistry at the Nankai University. After the EC2/BIG-NSE initial phase at the end of 2019, he joined Martin Oestreich's group for his PhD in January 2020.


The EC2/BIG-NSE symposium represents a new series of scientific presentations given by our EC2/BIG-NSE PhD students (see schedule here). On Wednesday afternoons, two students give an online talk from approximately 5-6 pm (20 min presentation each + 10 mn Q/A). The symposium takes place online using Zoom. The access to the event is restricted to members of UniSysCat. The Zoom Link is sent to them a few days before symposium date.

Looking forward to welcoming you at the next symposium!