27 February 2015

2nd National Retrosynthesis Competition

Organised by:

SCI's Young Chemists' Panel, SCI’s Fine Chemicals Group, RSC's Heterocyclic & Synthesis Group and RSC’s Organic Division Council

RSC, London, UK

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1st prize: Huber Unichiller 003-MPC (donated by Huber)
2nd prize: Da Vinci 1.0 Desktop 3D Printer (donated by Chemglass)
3rd prize: JYoung 5 port Vacuum Manifold (donated by GPE)

Trophies have been designed and supplied by Chemglass. Also each member of the winning team has also been promised a year’s subscription to OBC (Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry) by the Royal Society of Chemistry.


  • The submitted reaction schemes will not be kept confidential, and in entering the competition and accepting the T&C, the group submitting the scheme agrees and consent to the same
  • Any IP rights that subsist in the submitted materials must not infringe the rights of any third parties
  • Both SCI and RSC own a worldwide, non-exclusive right to: 
    - Publish any reaction schemes submitted to SCI in any medium whatsoever;
    - Modify and publish any reaction schemes submitted to SCI in any medium whatsoever.
    - Publish any presentations submitted to SCI in any medium whatsoever;
  • Any other specific items or documents submitted to SCI for the purpose of the competition may also be published, these items should be treated in the same way
  • Unless formally agreed with the SCI or the Competition Organising Committee, the details of the authors and their affiliations (as the authors) shall be published


Day 1

Registration and refreshments
Evovation (Evotec)
The Round Bottoms (ICR)
Orange Team (GSK)
Team Dalton Towers (Manchester University)
Lunch and networking
Team Discovery Park (Pfizer)
Oxford SBM Team (Oxford University)
Team Syngenta (Syngenta)
Who said total synthesis was dead? (Bristol University)
One ED (CRL)
You've never Hud it so good (Huddersfield University)
Wine reception and networking followed by announcement of winner and presentation of prizes
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Venue and Contact



Maggi Churchouse

Tel: +44 (0)1359 221004

Email: maggi@maggichurchouseevents.co.uk


To allow as many people as possible to attend the live final, the Organising Committee are pleased to announce a number of free tickets to the 2015 Retrosynthesis Competition event, which includes lunch and a wine reception. We are expecting places at this event to be popular so spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, with a maximum of two tickets per applicant.

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Additional Info
Exhibition and Sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. Please email conferences@soci.org for further information and prices. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.