11-15 June 2006


   The 16th International Conference on Organic Synthesis, co-sponsored by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), Academia Mexicana de Ciencias (AMC), and the Division of Organic Chemistry of the American Chemical Society (ACS), will take place during the week of June 11-15, 2006, in Mérida, Yucatán, México.

    Hoping to match the fantastic success achieved in previous conferences on this series, ICOS-16 has secured the participation of eight outstanding plenary speakers (50-min presentations) : Luiz C. Dias (Brazil), Eric N. Jacobsen (USA), Paul Knochel (Germany), Sh Kobayashi (Japan), Stephen F. Martin (USA), Dieter Seebach (Switzerland), and Joaquín Tamariz (México), and David W. C. MacMillan of the 2006 Thieme-IUPAC Prize.

     Additionally  15 renowned invited  speakers  will deliver 25-min  presentations: Carsten Bolm (Germany), Margaret  Brimble  (New Zealand), Cathleen Crudden  (Canada), Gregory Fu  (USA), Tohru Fukuyama (Japan), Miguel A. Garc¡a-Garibay (USA), Cesare Gennari (Italy), Minoru Isobe (Japan), David Hodgson (United  Kingdom), Eun Lee (Korea), Shengming  Ma  (China), Carmen Nájera  (Spain), Régis  Réau  (France) and  Philippe Renaud (Switzerland). Finally, 36 invited experts will partake in six symposia in the areas of medicinal chemistry  (Chair, Tarek Mansour), organocatalysis  (Chair, Carlos  Barbas, III), enantioselective synthesis of   -amino acids  (Chair,  Ferenc Flp), organolithium  compounds in organig synthesis  (Chair,    William F. Bailey), seleniumand tellurium in organic synthesis  (Chair, Joao V. Comasseto), and applications of microwave in  organic synthesis (Chair, Nicholas  E. Leadbeater).


   The attendees will be strongly encouraged to participate in the academic program and up to 600 poster presentations will be scheduled during the meeting. Ample space for chemical exhibitors will also be available. In order to promote and facilitate interaction between participants, several social events are being arranged; these include an excursion to the archeological site of Uxmal, a Conference banquet at a local Hacienda, and a performance by the Yucatan's Folkloric Ballet at Mérida's Main Theater.

   For additional information on the Conference's scientific program, registration procedures, hotel accommodations, submission of contributions for poster presentations, important deadlines, etc., please visit the website for ICOS-16:


   About the location: Mérida is the capital of the state of Yucatán, located in the southeastern part of México. The city has a well-connected international airport, with daily flights from Mexico City, Houston and Miami. Travelers can also fly into Cancún and then travel by road  (300 Km) to Merida. The Yucatán peninsula offers a variety of attractions for the tourist; these include colonial cities, archeological sites, beaches, ecological reserves, haciendas, etc. For additional information, you may  visit the website:

Dr. Eusebio Juaristi 
 Departamento de Quimica,                                
 Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN,

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 Mexico D.F. 07000 MEXICO

Tel. (52) 55 5061-3722 

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 E-mail: juaristi@relaq.mx

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Carlos González Barragán

American Chemical Society

Academia Mexicana de Ciencias

  Sociedad Química de México
American Chemical Society