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ChemSocRev Symposium – 21 September 2015

We invite you to join us for a Chem. Soc. Rev. Symposium  at Lanzhou University on 21st September 2015.  The event is free to attend and there is no need to register in advance.

The symposium will feature lectures from Chem. Soc. Rev. Editorial and Advisory Board members from China and across the world, who are leading researchers in their respective fields. The topics covered will span a broad range of cutting edge chemistry and will appeal to anyone working in chemistry and its interfaces with other disciplines.

The programme is scheduled to begin from 8:30 am and the details are as follows:

08:30 Opening Remarks
Dr May Copsey and Professor Haoli Zhang
Session 1
08:45 Anion and amino-acid transport through lipid bilayers
Professor Philip Gale
University of Southampton, UK
09:20 New probes for use in polymer self-assembly and nanostructure labelling
Professor Rachel O’Reilly
University of Warwick, UK
09:55 Intracellular Mapping of Metals and Metallodrugs
Professor Zijian Guo
Nanjing University, China
10:30 Morning Tea
Session 2
10:50 Novel chemistry in the atmosphere probed using field measurements of the hydroxyl and other radicals
Professor Dwayne Heard
University of Leeds, UK
11:25 Effective Charge Carrier Utilization in Photocatalytic Conversions
Professor Jinlong Gong
Tianjin University, China
12:00 Lunch Break
Session 3
14:00 Collaborative Approach for C-H Functionalization
Professor Huw Davies
Emory University, USA
14:35 Asymmetric Direct Transformation of Aromatic Compounds
Professor Shuli You
Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, China
15:10 Bioorthogonal Elimination Reactions
Professor Peng Chen
Peking University, China
15.45 Afternoon tea
Session 4
16:05 Functional Materials Constructed by the Combination of Traditional Polymers and Host-Guest Molecular Recognition Motifs
Professor Feihe Huang
Zhejiang University, China
16:40 Assembling functional molecular units through non-covalent and covalent bonds off and on surfaces
Professor David Amabilino
University of Nottingham, UK
17:15 What could molecular assembly learn from chemical catalysis?
Professor Zhong-Qun Tian
Xiamen University, China
17:50 Closing Remarks
18:00 Close of meeting

Chem. Soc. Rev. Executive Editor, Dr May Copsey, the Chair of the Editorial Board Prof. Philip Gale and our local host, Professor Haoli Zhang warmly invite you to take part in this event and look forward to welcoming you to Lanzhou.

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New appointments to Chem Soc Rev Advisory Board

Elena Fernández
Professor Elena Fernández leads the Catalytic Organoborane Chemistry group at the University Rovira i Virgili in Spain. Her group’s research interests centre on the application of transition metal complexes for selective organic purposes. Professor Fernández received the National Award for Excellence of Research in Organometallic Chemistry in 2014.
Shigehiro Yamaguchi
Professor Shigehiro Yamaguchi is Principal Investigator of the Yamaguchi group at Nagoya University’s Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules. He works on a variety of topics in the general fields of main group chemistry and physical organic chemistry.
Itaru Hamachi
Itaru Hamachi is a Professor at Kyoto University. His research interests include live-cell organic chemistry, chemical biology, bioorganic and bioinorganic chemistry, and supramolecular biomaterials. In 2014, Professor Hamachi was awarded the Nagoya Silver Medal, which is awarded every year to a ‘rising Japanese scientist whose research has had a major impact on the field of synthetic organic chemistry’.
Dave Adams
Dave Adams earned his PhD at the University of York and has since worked in both academia and industry. He joined the University of Liverpool in 2008, where his group designs novel structures and materials utilising the self-assembly of peptides, peptide-polymer conjugates and polymers.
Laurel Schafer
Laurel Schafer is a Professor at the University of British Columbia. Her group’s research bridges the areas of organometallic and organic chemistry, by preparing discrete early transition metal and lanthanide complexes for use in the atom-economic, catalytic synthesis of amines.
Stephen Withers
Professor Stephen Withers leads a group at the University of British Columbia’s Centre for High-Throughput Biology (ChiBi).  Their research focuses on enzymes involved in glycoside cleavage and synthesis, with special emphasis on their mechanisms. They also utilise their findings in the development of new applications, ranging from new enzyme-based synthetic methodologies to new therapeutics and imaging agents.
Peng Chen
Professor Peng Chen’s chemical biology group at Peking University focuses on protein chemistry and engineering. Professor Chen was the recipient of the 2014 Chem Soc Rev Emerging Investigator Award, in recognition of his significant contribution to the field of chemical biology.
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Douglas Stephen is awarded Chemical Institute of Canada Medal

Congratulations to our Associate Editor Douglas Stephan who is the 2014 winner of the Chemical Institute of Canada Medal – the CIC’s top award!

Doug was awarded this medal for his outstanding contribution to the science of chemistry in Canada. Professor at the University of Toronto and author of over 350 articles and 75 patents, Doug’s research exploits fundamental studies to target innovative new technologies for the efficient production of  desirable chemical products.

This year Doug won the Applied Catalysis Award, joining the group of 2014 RSC Award Winners.

Click on the links below to view some of Doug’s latest papers:

Max M. Hansmann, Rebecca L. Melen, Frank Rominger, A. Stephen K. Hashmi and Douglas W. Stephan
Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 7243-7245
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01370K, Communication

Phosphine catalyzed reduction of CO2 with boranes

Tongen Wang and Douglas W. Stephan
Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 7007-7010
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02103G, Communication
You can view more of Douglas’ research on his author archive on our publish platform – we hope you enjoy reading his work as much as we do!
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Chem Soc Rev Chair wins the Supramolecular Chemistry Award

Philip Gale, chair of the Chem Soc Rev Editorial Board, has won the 2014 Supramolecular Chemistry Award for his outstanding body of work on small organic molecules containing hydrogen bond donor arrays for selective guest complexation, and the design and study of minimalist anion transporters.

Supramolecular Chemistry Award 2014 WinnerPhil was delighted to receive this award from the Royal Society of Chemistry. “My group is working to find new ways of treating cancer and cystic fibrosis using anion transporters and I am delighted that the hard work and dedication of my students and post-docs has been recognised in this way,” he says.

We would like to congratulate Phil on this achievement and take this opportunity to thank him for his excellent contributions towards the Royal Society of Chemistry’s flagship reviews journal, Chem Soc Rev which continues to publish high-impact, succinct and reader-friendly articles at the forefront of the chemical sciences.

Phil’s research paper, published in Chemical Science earlier this year , describes a new design principle for transmembrane anion carrier and is free* to access, so click the link below to download it in full.

Lipophilic balance – a new design principle for transmembrane anion carriers
Hennie Valkenier, Cally J. E. Haynes, Julie Herniman, Philip A. Gale and Anthony P. Davis
DOI: 10.1039/C3SC52962B

Phil has published several papers in RSC Journals this year including his most recent communication in Chem Comm on the tripodal molecules for the promotion of phosphoester hydrolysis. Many of his papers are free to download as they have been published via open access, you can visit his author archive to view the full collection.

All articles in the dedicated themed collection of papers celebrating the 2014 RSC Prize and Award winners are free* to access until 6th June.

*Access is free through a registered RSC account – click here to register

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Mario Pagliaro joins Chem Soc Rev Advisory Board

We warmly welcome Dr Mario Pagliaro (National Research Council (CNR), Italy) as a new member of the Chem Soc Rev Advisory Board.

mario_pagliaro_2010.jpgMario is a chemistry, solar energy and management scholar who leads a research group whose work focusses on the overlap of organic chemistry and materials science, for which he has been frequently cited. He is the co-founder of Sicily’s Photovoltaics Research Pole.  His research interests are in the broad area of nanochemistry, and span from sol-gel materials to biomass valorization and solar energy. He has also had a long-term interest in sustainability and management topics.

His research group works in close partnership with researchers based in 11 countries at the development of new functional materials and chemical processes for a multiplicity of applications, ranging from synthetic organic chemistry to foul release coatings through solar energy and photocatalysis.  Their studies have a strong theoretical input and are aimed at producing devices as well as new chemical processes based on the understanding of the relations between structure and activity of materials and reactants involved.

Read more about Mario’s research in his latest Chem Soc Rev article:

Sol–gel microencapsulation of odorants and flavors: opening the route to sustainable fragrances and aromas
Rosaria Ciriminna and Mario Pagliaro
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 9243-9250
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60286A, Tutorial Review

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Shunichi Fukuzumi joins Chem Soc Rev Editorial Board

We warmly welcome Professor Shunichi Fukuzumi (Osaka University, Japan) as a new member of the Chem Soc Rev Editorial Board.

Shunichi was born in Nagoya, Japan, and received his BSc and PhD degrees from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1973 and 1978, respectively.  After a post-doctoral position at Indiana University, he joined the faculty at Osaka University in 1981, where he was promoted to full professor in 1994.  In 2013, he was selected as a special distinguished professor at Osaka University, where he served as Director of a Global COE program from 2007 to 2011 and where he is currently the Director of an ALCA  (Advanced Low Carbon Technology Research and Development) project of Japan Science Technology Agency (JST).

Work within the Fukuzumi lab at Osaka University focusses on artificial photosynthesis and electron transfer chemistry.  Shunichi has published over 900 articles with over 25,000 citations and holds 43 patents. He was the recipient of the 2004 Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) Award, and was awarded a Medal with Purple Ribbon by the Emperor of Japan in 2011.

Read more about Shunichi’s research in some of his latest articles and a recent ChemComm interview:

Interview with Shunichi Fukuzumi
Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 7374-7375
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC90185H, Profile
From themed collection ChemComm Interviews

Tetrathiafulvalene-annulated [28]hexaphyrin(1.1.1.1.1.1): a multi-electron donor system subject to conformational control
Atanu Jana, Masatoshi Ishida, Kevin Cho, Sudip Kumar Ghosh, Kyuju Kwak, Kei Ohkubo, Young Mo Sung, Christina M. Davis, Vincent M. Lynch, Dongil Lee, Shunichi Fukuzumi, Dongho Kim and Jonathan L. Sessler
Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 8937-8939
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC44934C, Communication
From themed collection J400: Celebrating the 400th year of Japan-UK relations

A mononuclear nonheme iron(III)–peroxo complex binding redox-inactive metal ions
Yong-Min Lee, Suhee Bang, Yun Mi Kim, Jaeheung Cho, Seungwoo Hong, Takashi Nomura, Takashi Ogura, Oliver Troeppner, Ivana Ivanović-Burmazović, Ritimukta Sarangi, Shunichi Fukuzumi and Wonwoo Nam
Chem. Sci., 2013,4, 3917-3923
DOI: 10.1039/C3SC51864G, Edge Article

Ionic conductivity of [Li+@C60](PF6) in organic solvents and its electrochemical reduction to Li+@C60˙
Hiroshi Ueno, Ken Kokubo, Yuji Nakamura, Kei Ohkubo, Naohiko Ikuma, Hiroshi Moriyama, Shunichi Fukuzumi and Takumi Oshima
Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 7376-7378
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC43901A, Communication
Open Access

Submillisecond-lived photoinduced charge separation in inclusion complexes composed of Li+@C60 and cyclic porphyrin dimers
Takuya Kamimura, Kei Ohkubo, Yuki Kawashima, Hirofumi Nobukuni, Yoshinori Naruta, Fumito Tani and Shunichi Fukuzumi
Chem. Sci., 2013,4, 1451-1461
DOI: 10.1039/C3SC22065F, Edge Article
Open Access

Selective photocatalytic reactions with organic photocatalysts
Shunichi Fukuzumi and Kei Ohkubo
Chem. Sci., 2013,4, 561-574
DOI: 10.1039/C2SC21449K, Perspective

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Huw Davies appointed as Chem Soc Rev Associate Editor

We are very pleased to appoint Professor Huw Davies as a new Associate Editor for Chem Soc Rev.  Huw has been involved with the journal in various capacities since 2004 and will now be handling submissions in the areas of organic chemistry and catalysis.

Huw is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Chemistry at Emory University in Atlanta, USA.  Work within the Davies group at Emory draws upon an established knowledge of asymmetric synthesis and catalysis to discover and develop novel methodologies, with the ultimate goal of defining enabling technologies for the chemical community.  In 2007, Huw became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Chem Soc Rev now has four Associate Editors handling submissions to the journal:

  • David Amabilino (ICMAB) – supramolecular chemistry, macrocycles, self-assembly, chirality  and stereochemistry
  • Huw Davies (Emory University) – organic chemistry and catalysis
  • Douglas Stephan (University of Toronto) – inorganic chemistry
  • Zhong-Qun Tian (Xiamen University) – physical chemistry

Read more about Huw’s research in his recent articles:

Rhodium-catalyzed enantioselective cyclopropanation of electron-deficient alkenes
Hengbin Wang, David M. Guptill, Adrian Varela-Alvarez, Djamaladdin G. Musaev and Huw M. L. Davies
Chem. Sci., 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3SC50425E, Edge Article

Convenient method for the functionalization of the 4- and 6-positions of the androgen skeleton
Daniel Morton, Allison R. Dick, Debashis Ghosh and Huw M. L. Davies
Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 5838-5840
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC31973J, Communication

Guiding principles for site selective and stereoselective intermolecular C–H functionalization by donor/acceptor rhodium carbenes
Huw M. L. Davies and Daniel Morton
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2011,40, 1857-1869
DOI: 10.1039/C0CS00217H, Tutorial Review
From themed collection C–H Functionalisation in organic synthesis

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Chem Soc Rev Editorial Board: Exciting Changes

Phil Gale

Phil Gale

After 3 years, Professor Dirk Guldi has retired from his position as Chair of the Chem Soc Rev Editorial Board. We would like to sincerely thank Dirk for his dedication and hard work, and we wish him the very best for his new role as Associate Editor for Nanoscale – we are pleased he will be staying within the ‘RSC family’!

We are delighted to announce that Professor Philip A. Gale has been appointed as the new Editorial Board Chair. Phil has been on the Chem Soc Rev Editorial Board since 2005, acting as both a Commissioning Editor and most recently as Associate Editor for supramolecular chemistry.

Phil is the Head of Chemistry at the University of Southampton, UK and his research interests focus on the supramolecular chemistry of anionic species and in particular the molecular recognition, sensing and lipid bilayer transport of anionic species.

David Amabilino

David Amabilino

We are also pleased to appoint Professor David Amabilino as a new Associate Editor. David has been on the Editorial Board for over 3 years and will now be handling submissions in the areas of supramolecular chemistry, macrocyclic chemistry, self-assembly, chirality and stereochemistry.

David is Research Professor and Vice-Director at the Materials Science Institute of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), Spain.  He directs a dedicated group of young researchers from different cultural and scientific backgrounds working on key problems in stereochemistry, self-assembly on and off surfaces, and molecular (nano)materials.

 

Chem Soc Rev now has three Associate Editors handling submissions to the journal:

  • David Amabilino (ICMAB) – supramolecular chemistry, macrocycles, self-assembly, chirality  and stereochemistry
  • Douglas Stephan (University of Toronto) – Inorganic chemistry
  • Zhong-Qun Tian (Xiamen University) – Physical chemistry

You can read more about Phil and David’s research in their recent articles:

Anion receptor chemistry
Marco Wenzel, Jennifer R. Hiscock and Philip A. Gale
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012,41, 480-520
DOI: 10.1039/C1CS15257B, Critical Review

Small neutral molecular carriers for selective carboxylate transport
Cally J. E. Haynes, Stuart N. Berry, Joachim Garric, Julie Herniman, Jennifer R. Hiscock, Isabelle L. Kirby, Mark E. Light, Gregory Perkes and Philip A. Gale
Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 246-248
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC37468D, Communication

Chloride, carboxylate and carbonate transport by ortho-phenylenediamine-based bisureas
Philip A. Gale et. al.
Chem. Sci., 2013,4, 103-117
DOI: 10.1039/C2SC21112B, Edge Article

Twists and turns in the hierarchical self-assembly pathways of a non-amphiphilic chiral supramolecular material
Ion Danila, Flavia Pop, Carlos Escudero, Lise N. Feldborg, Josep Puigmartí-Luis, François Riobé, Narcis Avarvari and David B. Amabilino
Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 4552-4554
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC30789H, Communication

Self-assembly of supramolecular wires and cross-junctions and efficient electron tunnelling across them
Josep Puigmartí-Luis, Andrea Minoia, Shengbin Lei, Victor Geskin, Bing Li, Roberto Lazzaroni, Steven De Feyter and David B. Amabilino
Chem. Sci., 2011,2, 1945-1951
DOI: 10.1039/C1SC00330E, Edge Article

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Hua Zhang awarded Young Innovator Award

Hua Zhang, Advisory Board member of RSC journals Chem. Soc Rev. and Nanoscale, has been awarded the Small Young Innovator Award for 2012. We congratulate Hua on this achievement!

Hua is Associate Professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and won the award “For important contributions to novel low-dimensional nanomaterials.”

His research is highly interdisciplinary and currently focuses on synthesis of 2D nanomaterials and carbon materials (graphene and CNTs) and their applications in a wide range of fields from sensing to clean energy.

You can see some of Hua Zhang’s innovative research in these recent articles:

Graphene-based composites
Xiao Huang, Xiaoying Qi, Freddy Boey and Hua Zhang
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012,41, 666-686
DOI: 10.1039/C1CS15078B, Critical Review

Fabrication of nanoelectrode ensembles by electrodepositon of Au nanoparticles on single-layer graphene oxide sheets
Zhijuan Wang, Juan Zhang, Zongyou Yin, Shixin Wu, Daniel Mandler and Hua Zhang
Nanoscale, 2012,4, 2728-2733
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR30142C, Paper

Hollow core–shell nanostructure supercapacitor electrodes: gap matters
Cao Guan, Xinhui Xia, Nan Meng, Zhiyuan Zeng, Xiehong Cao, Cesare Soci, Hua Zhang and Hong Jin Fan
Energy Environ. Sci., 2012,5, 9085-9090
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE22815G, Paper

Single-layer graphene oxide sheet: a novel substrate for dip-pen nanolithography
Hai Li, Xiehong Cao, Bing Li, Xiaozhu Zhou, Gang Lu, Cipto Liusman, Qiyuan He, Freddy Boey, Subbu S. Venkatraman and Hua Zhang
Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 10070-10072
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC12648B, Communication
From collection Molecule-based surface chemistry

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