07 May 2017
You are cordially invited to the 3rd Southern Dalton Meeting in Burlington House on 28 June, the regional meeting on all aspects of coordination, organometallic and inorganic chemistry
This meeting is in particular directed at PhD students, postdocs and younger members of staff and provides an ideal opportunity to present new results and to get to know one another in a congenial and informal atmosphere, in the pleasant surroundings of the RSC Library Suite. There will be a poster and talk competition, with sponsored prizes for the best contributions.
More details can be found on the meeting website. Registration deadline is June 7th.
28 Apr 2017
The latest International Symposium on Advancing the Chemical Sciences (ISACS) was held recently in Manchester, UK, and focused on Challenges in Inorganic Chemistry. The conference covered all aspects of inorganic chemistry, including organometallic, coordination, main group, bioinorganic, and materials chemistry, and boasted a great line-up of internationally-renowned plenary speakers.
Professor Richard Layfield, Conference organizer and Dalton Transactions Associate Editor, presented poster prizes. The winners of the Dalton Transactions poster prizes were Nikolaos Tsoureas and Monojit Ghosal Chowdhury. Nikolaos is a post-doctoral research associate, working with Professor Geoffrey Cloke at the University of Sussex, UK. He presented a poster entitled “Synthesis and reactivity of syn-bimetallic titanium hydrides“. Monojit is a PhD researcher in the group of Professor Sundargopal Ghosh at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India, and presented a poster entitled “Electron precise diborane units stabilized in the coordination sphere of group 5 transition metals: A new outcome“. The winners are pictured below with a Chemistry World poster prize winner Jasmine Cross who is working towards a PhD with Dr James Walton at Durham University, UK.
Monojit Chowdhury (left) and Richard Layfield (right)
Jasmine Cross (left), Nikolaos Tsoureas (centre), and Richard Layfield (right)
27 Apr 2017
The 1st Applications of Photoactive Coordination Compounds conference, a preconference of the 22nd International Symposium on the Photophysics and Photochemistry of Coordination Compounds, will be held July 5th to the 7th in St Andrews, UK.
The conference website is open for registration and abstract submission. Poster abstract submission closes May 1st, General registration closes June 2nd.
The conference boasts a series of internationally renowned plenary and invited speakers:
|Stefan Bernhard (Carnegie Mellon)
Luisa De Cola (Université de Strasbourg)
Ifor Samuel (University of St Andrews)
Kirk Schanze (University of Florida)
Chihaya Adachi (Kyushu University)
Paola Ceroni (University of Bologna)
Yun Chi (National Tsing Hua University)
|Garry Hanan (University of Montreal)
Masako Kato (University of Hokkaido)
Max Massi (Curtin University)
Eric Meggers (Philipps-Universitat Marburg)
Jerry Meyer (University of North Carolina)
Ken Sakai (Kyushu University)
Mark Thompson (University of Southern California)
24 Apr 2017
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Chemistry Conference, and the 150th birthday of Canada itself, we’ve released a special cross-journal web collection that highlights the excellence and breadth of Canadian research.
It’s free to access until June 18th and features papers in Dalton Transactions and twenty other RSC journals. It contains contributions from our Editorial and Advisory Boards, including Dalton Transactions Associate Editor Warren Piers, who also acts as a guest editor.
18 Apr 2017
|Left: Crystal structure of spin frustrated TiCrIr2B2 with Cr3 triangles and trigonal planar B4 unites.
Right: No-spin polarized (top) and spin polarized (bottom) crystal orbital Hamilton population (COHP) curves for Cr−Cr interaction in TiCrIr2B2.
Congratulations to the Poster Prize winner at the University of California Chemical Symposium (UCCS): Yuemei Zhang. Yuemei is currently working in the group of Boniface Fokwa at the University of California Riverside. Her poster was entitled “Magnetic Ordering, Frustration and Possible Spin Liquid State from 1D Cr3-Triangles in the TiCrIr2-xOsxB2 Series“.
The meeting was supported by ten UC departments (UC Davis, UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Berkeley, UC Riverside, UC Santa Cruz, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, UC Merced, and UC San Francisco). All areas of chemistry, including inorganic, organic, biological, analytical and physical chemistry were represented and the symposium provided an excellent opportunity for graduate students and postdocs to not only present their work in a multidisciplinary environment, but also take part in different workshops to further their career and establish connections with professionals from industry, government and alternative science jobs.
The prize was presented by the RSC Editorial Development Manager, Americas, Dr Jennifer Griffiths.
22 Mar 2017
The 19th Edition of the International Symposium on Intercalation Compounds (ISIC19) will focus on the peculiar properties of intercalation materials. These solids have experienced a great development in recent years and represent now an established specific domain of solid-state research and materials sciences. The design and the characterization of intercalation compounds with advanced functional properties demands interdisciplinary competency in fields such as chemistry, solid-state physics and biology. This Symposium offers a unique opportunity for the Intercalation Compounds Community to bring together information, results and ideas that will stimulate further exploration in the field of intercalation compounds.
Registration deadline: April 20th, 2017
Find out more here
21 Mar 2017
Written by Kirsty Muirhead for Chemistry World
Source: © Royal Society of Chemistry Two-dimensional contour plot of [Me2Au]− adduct with HCN. Red areas identify the stabilising interactions and blue destabilising interactions
Catharine Esterhuysen and her colleagues at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, used theoretical calculations to study how dimethylaurate interacted with six hydrogen bond donors including HF, HCN and NH3.This study expands their previous work showing that Au(I) can be a hydrogen bond acceptor for water.2 Strong or moderate hydrogen bonds were found for five of the pairs. As expected, the Au(I)···H–X bonds were weaker than those formed with the negative auride ion, but surprisingly the bonds with HF and HCN were more stabilising than their analogues with [(CO)4Co] –, which contains a negatively charged Co– centre.
Interested? The full article can be read in Chemistry World.
The original article can be read below and is free to access until 27th April 2017.
Gold setting the “gold standard” among transition metals as a hydrogen bond acceptor – a theoretical investigation
Ferdinand Groenewald, Helgard G. Raubenheimer, Jan Dillen and Catharine Esterhuysen*
Dalton Trans., 2017, Advance Article
02 Mar 2017
The 16th International Meeting on Boron Chemistry (IMEBORON XVI) will be held during 9-13 July, 2017 in Hong Kong. This meeting will provide an international forum for presentation and discussion, among both professionals and students alike, of new findings in all aspects of boron chemistry: including inorganic and cluster boron chemistry, organic and bioorganic boron chemistry, boron in materials and boron in medicine. The meeting aims to strengthen and broaden interactions and collaborative research among researchers worldwide.
The 5-day event will include plenary, keynote, and invited lectures, as well as oral and poster presentations. The meeting is also accompanied with social activities like receptions, conference banquet and guided tours to allow participants to experience the unique fusion of East and West culture of the vibrant cosmopolitan city at the heart of South-East Asia.
Abstract submission ends: 22 March 2017
Early bird registration ends: 31 March 2017
Conference Chair: Prof. Zuowei Xie
24 Feb 2017
Following the success of Peer Review Week in September 2016 (dedicated to reviewer recognition) during which we published a list of our top reviewers, we are delighted to announce that we will continue to recognise the contribution that our reviewers make to the journal by announcing our Outstanding Reviewers each year.
We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Dalton Transactions in 2016, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.
We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.
Marius Andruh, University of Bucharest
Peter Budzelaar, University of Manitoba
Malcolm Halcrow, University of Leeds
Atsushi Kobayashi, Hokkaido University
George Kostakis, University of Sussex
Dong-Sheng Li, China Three Gorges University
Chengyu Mao, University of California at Riverside
Dawid Pinkowicz, Jagiellonian University
Di Sun, Shandong University
We would also like to thank the Dalton Transactions board and the Inorganic community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.
If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé. You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre
22 Feb 2017
Written by Aurora Walshe for Chemistry World
Researchers in the UK have made the first two uranium–rhodium complexes and found their uranium–rhodium bonds to be among the shortest heterometallic uranium bonds ever reported.1
Source: © Royal Society of Chemistry The uranium–rhodium distances in these two complexes are among the shortest between f-elements and transition metals reported to date
Building on their recent success forming uranium complexes with nickel, palladium and platinum,2 Polly Arnold’s group at the University of Edinburgh used a carefully designed bidentate phosphinoaryloxide ligand (ArPO–) to create two distinct uranium–rhodium complexes: a tetrametallic dimer, [I2U(OArP)2RhI]2, and a monomeric complex with three phosphinoaryloxide ligands and a bridging iodide. Although the two uranium–rhodium bonds are of similar length (2.760Å in the dimeric complex and 2.763Å in the monomeric one), electrochemical studies show that the bond stabilities are very different.
Interested? The full story can be read in Chemistry World.
The original article can be read below and is free to access until 30th March 2017:
Uranium rhodium bonding in heterometallic complexes
J. A. Hlina, J. A. L. Wells, J. R. Pankhurst, Jason B. Love and P. L. Arnold
Dalton Trans., 2017, Advance Article