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Bristol Electrosynthesis 2022
4 April 2022

Organic Electrosynthesis is a rapidly growing field of research, offering great advantages over traditional synthesis in terms of sustainability and reactivity. Electrosynthetic methods offer a green alternative to stoichiometric redox reagents, and the ability to tune the applied potential has proven a powerful tool for the development of new synthetic methods.

The Bristol Electrosynthesis Meeting 2022 (BE22) is the first in a planned annual conference series on electrochemical synthesis. The first meeting will be held online on 4th April 2022, and feature an excellent line up of plenary speakers, supported by talks from early career researchers and a poster session.

All presentations will be delivered on Zoom, with a poster session hosted on Gather. We are able to make this event free to participants in 2022, thanks to the support of the University of Bristol and the EPSRC.

Plenary Speakers


Shannon Stahl

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Shannon S. Stahl obtained his B.S. in Chemistry at the University of Illinois Urbana− Champaign and a Ph.D from Caltech in 1997, supervised by Prof. John Bercaw. He was an NSF postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Stephen Lippard at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1997−1999. He began his independent career in 199 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where is currently a Steenbock Professor of Chemical Sciences. His research group specializes in catalysis, in particular the catalytic chemistry of molecular oxygen and aerobic oxidation reactions, and electrocatalytic reactions related to chemical synthesis and energy conversion.


Charlotte Willans

University of Leeds

Charlotte Willans obtained her MChem from the University of York, conducting a research project at DSM (Netherlands) with Profs Johannes de Vries and André de Vries on palladium-catalysed cross-coupling reactions. She completed her PhD at the University of York working with Prof. Francesca Kerton and Dr Jason Lynam on lanthanide catalysis and organophosphorus cages. She completed a postdoctoral position with Prof Jonathan Steed in Durham, working on MOFs and metal-N-heterocyclic carbenes. Charlotte began her independent research career in 2009 with a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship which she took to the University of Leeds. Current research includes electrochemical synthetic methods to metal compounds, flow technology and catalytic and biomedical applications.









Welcome and Introduction

Plenary Lecture - Dr Charlotte Willans, University of Leeds

Electrochemical generation of metal complexes using batch and flow technology

Postgraduate Presentation - Ellie StammersUniversity of Bristol

Synthesis of biaryls by electrochemical reductive extrusion from ureas

Poster Session - on Gathertown

Postgraduate Presentation - Jonathan ChurchillUniversity of York

Synthesis of sterically hindered tertiary amines using electrochemically generated α-amino acids

Plenary Lecture - Prof Shannon StahlUW-Madison

Overpotential and its relevance to expanding the utility of organic electrosynthesis

Prizes and Closing Remarks

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