We are delighted and thrilled to announce that Professor Philip Mountford, from the University of Oxford, UK, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Dalton Transactions Editorial Board, with effect from 1st January 2012.
Philip’s research interests centre around studies of the bonding and stoichiometric and catalytic reactivity of organometallic and related compounds of the early transition and lanthanide metals, and, more recently, the alkaline earth metals. This research has a particular emphasis on compounds with metal-nitrogen multiple bonds, olefin polymerization and ring-opening polymerization towards “green” polymers. Philip is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a past recent recipient of the RSC’s Sir Edward Frankland Fellowship. He has been a Visiting Professor at several European universities and recently served as Acting Head of Inorganic Chemistry in Oxford.
Of his forthcoming role, Philip says: “I am delighted and honored to be taking over from Chris Orvig as Chair of the Editorial Board of Dalton Transactions at such an exciting time in the journal’s history. During my period as Chair, I will strive, together with Jamie Humphrey and the RSC editorial team, the Editorial Board and the Advisory Board, to not only maintain but to exceed Dalton Transactions’ current position and its reputation for quality papers, fair and robust refereeing, excellent technical support and impressive submission to publication times.”
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the outgoing Chair, Professor Chris Orvig, who has successfully led the Editorial Board through a period of significant achivements for the journal. Chris’ term of office finishes at the end of 2011.
Read some of Philip Mountford’s recently published articles by following the links below:
Titanium alkoxyimido (Ti=N–OR) complexes: reductive N–O bond cleavage at the boundary between hydrazide and peroxide ligands
Andrew D. Schwarz, Ainara Nova, Eric Clot and Philip Mountford
Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 4926-4928
Low-coordinate rare-earth complexes of the asymmetric 2,4-di-tert-butylphenolate ligand prepared by redox transmetallation/protolysis reactions, and their reactivity towards ring-opening polymerisation
Lawrence Clark, Glen B. Deacon, Craig M. Forsyth, Peter C. Junk, Philip Mountford and Josh P. Townley
Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 6693-6704
Synthesis and ethylene trimerisation capability of new chromium(II) and chromium(III) heteroscorpionate complexes
Alexander F. R. Kilpatrick, Shaneesh Vadake Kulangara, Michael G. Cushion, Robbert Duchateau and Philip Mountford
Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 3653-3664