Thank you to everybody who participated in EWPC-16 in Bristol. It was an excellent meeting with a wide range of phosphorus chemistry and interesting discussion.

EWPC16 group

Congratulations to our prize-winners for their contributions to the conference.

Oral Presentations

Winner: Lexy Miles-Hobbs (University of Bristol, UK)- Cyclic fluorophosphites: Ligands than span the bonding space between phosphites and PF3

Runner up: Ulrich Lennert (University of Regensberg, Germany)- Catalytic transformation of white phosphorus into aryl phosphines and phosphonium salts

Runner up: Natalia Szynkiewicz (Gdansk University of Technology, Poland)- Activation of CO2 and CS2 by diphosphane/BPh3 frustrated Lewis pairs


Poster Presentations

Rhydian Beddoe (P4, University of Nottingham, UK) – An organocatalytic Mitsunobu esterification reaction

Diego Resendiz-Lara (P51, University of Bristol, UK)- Catalytic dehydropolymerisation of phosphine-boranes as a route to structurally diverse materials

Christian Hoidn (P31, University of Regensberg, Germany)- Selective activation, functionalisation and fragmentation of white phosphorus by an α-diimine cobalt complex

Erica Neves de Faria (P19, University of Oxford, UK)- Reactivity of the 2-phospha-ethynolate anion: a pathway to phosphinecarboxamides


Session Chair

Steven Beijer (University of Amsterdam)


The long tradition of workshops previously held in Kaiserslautern (2004), Bonn (2005), Leipzig (2006), Zandvoort (2007), Regensburg (2008), Florence (2009), Budapest (2010), Münster (2011), Rennes (2012), Regensburg (2013), Sofia (2014), Kassel (2015), Berlin (2016), Cluj-Napoca (2017) and Uppsala (2018) will be continued with the 16th European Workshop on Phosphorus Chemistry in Bristol, United Kingdom. This workshop series has a strong reputation for fruitful exchange of ideas, opinions and excellent discussions. The aspects of phosphorus chemistry covered by this workshop span organic, inorganic, polymer, materials chemistry and biological chemistry.

The workshop gives early stage researchers the opportunity to communicate their work to the leading European research groups in phosphorus chemistry. The program will include oral contributions from PhD students (15 + 5 min, 1 presentation per research group) and poster sessions (no limitations).  Students will also chair the sessions of oral contributions.  Prizes for best oral contributions, posters, and chairs will be awarded.

What will you do after your PhD? One of the options is to work in the chemical industry. With this in mind, the IndPhos symposium will showcase the P chemistry that is important in industry today and give students the opportunity to meet scientists from companies that have a keen interest in people trained in P chemistry.


Prof. Paul Pringle             Dr. Chris Slootweg

Callum Branfoot               Ailis Chadwick

Rachel Doyle                   Lexy Miles-Hobbs 

Sarah Williams                Dan Wise