The Philadelphia Organic Chemists' Club is one of the oldest independent chemistry clubs in the United States. Its central purpose is to facilitate interaction between scientists from academia and the many chemical and pharmaceutical companies in the greater Philadelphia area.

About the POCC



Chemistry in Philadelphia

POCC Officers

Low Annual Fee

E-mail Updates


Fall 2006 & Spring 2007 SEMINAR SCHEDULE

seminar schedule archive

Seminars are held at 8 p.m. in the CAROLYN HOFF LYNCH LECTURE HALL in the
Department of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, following dinner at 6 (cocktails at 5:30).
For directions and details, hit the WHERE button above.


Sept 28

Prof. Spencer Knapp
Rutgers University

Building Densely Functionalized Molecules

Oct 19


Dr. Robert Batey
University of Toronto

Dr. Helen Blackwell
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Prof. Michael Crimmins
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Prof. Jeffery Winkler
University of Pennsylvania


Villanova University campus, 1 – 9 p.m.

Recent Advances in Metal Catalyzed Carbon-Heteroatom and Heterocycle Formation

Expanding the Language of Bacterial Communication Pathways with Synthetic Ligands

Strategies for the Synthesis of Medium Ring Ethers: Eunicellins to Ladder Ether Toxins

Synthesis of Natural and Unnatural Products

Symposium Map

Nov 30

Prof. Jaquelyn Gervay-Hague
University of California, Davis

The Unique Reactivity of Glycosyl Iodides en Route to Complex Glycoconjugates

Jan 25

Dr. Michael Kress

Development of Scalable Routes to Armodafinil

Feb 22

Prof. Alison Frontier
University of Rochester

New Twists in Nazarov Cyclization Chemistry

March 29

Prof. Timothy MacDonald
University of Virginia

Molecular Mechanisms of Adverse Drug Reactions

April 19

Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Magid - POCC AWARD
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development

Advances in Chemical Process Research

POSTER SESSION 2 – 5 p.m., Award Lecture 8 p.m.
abstract submission form - DEADLINE April 6 - PRIZES!

May 02


Madeleine Joullie:
50 Years of Teaching and Research

Dr. Magid Abou-Gharbia
Wyeth Research

Prof. Barbara Imperiali
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Prof. K.C. Nicolaou
The Scripps Research Institute , UCSD

Prof. Eiichi Nakamura
University of Tokyo



University of Pennsylvania
Museum of Archeology & Anthropology

beginning at noon

click here for details


The POCC gratefully acknowledges financial support from its members and

GlaxoSmithKline Johnson & Johnson Merck Wyeth available!

send comments to the webmaster
updated March 2007