Professor Philip Mountford announced as new Dalton Transactions Editorial Board Chair

Professor Philip Mountford

Professor Philip Mountford

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:

The First Group 4 Metal Bis(imido) and Tris(imido) Complexes†
Andrew Schwarz, A J Nielson, Philip Mountford and Nikolas Kaltsoyannis
Chem. Sci., 2011, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C1SC00786F

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
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC10862J

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
DOI: 10.1039/C0DT00023J

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
DOI: 10.1039/B926333K

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