23 Jun 2017
Registration is now open for the Universities of Scotland Inorganic Chemistry Conference (USIC) 2017. The conference brings together inorganic chemistry postgraduates from Scottish universities along with Newcastle and Durham. This year the conference is to be held over two days, 29th – 30th August at the University of St Andrews.
Featuring keynote speakers:
Professor Claire J. Carmalt, University College London
Professor Andrew Goodwin, University of Oxford
Professor Robert Tooze, Sasol UK Ltd
Professor Piet van Leeuwen, Institut National des sciences appliquées -Toulouse
There are also a number of speaking slots available to student delegates, as well as the opportunity to share research in the form of a poster presentation.
Abstract Submission Deadline: 15th July, Registration Deadline: 31st July
For more information, visit the website at: http://usic2017.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/
19 Jun 2017
Registration is now open for the RSC Coordination and Organometallic Chemistry Discussion Group Meeting. The group is devoted to supporting the scientific interests of researchers involved with any aspect of coordination and organometallic chemistry as broadly defined. This year the meeting is being held at Lancaster University, 14th – 15th September. Featuring internationally renowned speakers, including:
Professor Jose Goicoechea, University of Oxford
Professor Eric Meggers, University of Marburg
Professor Grace Morgan, University College Dublin
Professor Mike Ward, University of Sheffield/University of Warwick
The programme is open to additional speakers, with contributions from younger members of the inorganic community being particularly encouraged. To be considered for a presentation, please submit your request with an abstract for consideration by the organising committee.
The submission deadline for Oral abstracts is 30th of June, the submission deadline for poster abstracts and standard registration deadline is 31st of July. For more information, visit the meeting website.
16 Jun 2017
The 2016 Journal Citation Reports® have just been released and we are pleased to announce that Dalton Transactions received an Impact Factor of 4.029.
We would like to thank all our authors, referees and readers who have contributed to this success, as well our Editorial and Advisory Boards for their hard work and continued support. Because of you, Dalton Transactions has maintained its position as the largest publisher of high quality fundamental research across the fields of inorganic and organometallic chemistry.
We invite you to submit your best work to Dalton Transactions!
Here are the top five articles that contributed to the 2016 Impact Factor. All of these articles will be free to access for 4 weeks.
Tomohiro Higashino and Hiroshi Imahori
Dalton Trans., 2015,44, 448-463
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT02756F, Perspective
Debasis Banerjee, Zhichao Hu and Jing Li
Dalton Trans., 2014,43, 10668-10685
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT01196A, Perspective
Benoît Bertrand and Angela Casini
Dalton Trans., 2014,43, 4209-4219
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT52524D, Perspective
From themed collection New Talent: Europe
Peng Zhang, Li Zhang and Jinkui Tang
Dalton Trans., 2015,44, 3923-3929
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT03329A, Frontier
Yunlong Wu, Guo-Ping Yang, Yanqing Zhao, Wei-Ping Wu, Bo Liu and Yao-Yu Wang
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