Outstanding Reviewers for Dalton Transactions in 2018

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Dalton Transactions in 2018, 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.

Professor Catherine Constable-Housecroft, University of Basel ORCiD: 0000-0002-8074-0089

Professor Marilena Ferbinteanu, University of Bucharest ORCiD: 0000-0002-7019-4635

Dr Diana Iovan, UC Berkeley ORCiD: 0000-0001-9889-7183

Professor Yahong Li, Soochow University ORCiD: 0000-0002-6467-0607

Dr Wei Li, West Virginia University ORCiD: 0000-0003-2802-7443

Dr Shaikh Mobin, Indian Institute of Technology, Indore ORCiD: 0000-0003-1940-3822 

Professor Keith Murray, Monash University ORCiD: 0000-0003-4098-9389

Dr Takuya Shiga, University of Tsukuba ORCiD: 0000-0002-6834-6011

Professor Mike Ward, University of Warwick ORCiD: 0000-0001-8175-8822

Professor Zhiguo Xia, University of Science and Technology, Beijing ORCiD: 0000-0002-9670-3223

We would also like to thank the Dalton Transactions board and the inorganic chemistry 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

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Brandi M. Cossairt – 2018 Dalton Transactions UC Berkeley Lecture

Brandi Cossairt

 

The 2018 Dalton Transactions University of California, Berkeley Lecture is Professor Brandi Cossairt, at the University of Washington. The Lecture recognizes independent early career researchers who have made a significant contribution to the field of inorganic chemistry.

 

The academic selected to give the lecture receives the opportunity to present at UC Berkeley, a plaque, a $500 honorarium, a dinner and an invitation to publish in Dalton Transactions.

Brandi Cossairt and John Arnold Dalton Transactions

Brandi Cossairt (right) receiving her award plaque from Dalton Transactions Editorial Board Chair John Arnold (left)

Professor Cossairt’s lecture was entitled The Chemistry of Nanoscale Phosphides: Building Complex Inorganic “Molecules” with Atom-Level Precision:

 

Abstract: Research in the Cossairt lab is focused on the solution-phase synthesis of chemical systems capable of sunlight absorption, color-pure emission, charge transfer, and fuels generation. Towards this end we seek to address fundamental challenges in the field of inorganic chemistry, specifically controlling the composition, structure and function of nanoscale light absorbers and catalysts, and controlling the interactions between them. This talk will focus primarily on our efforts to understand the precursor conversion reactions, nucleation and growth mechanisms, and approaches to the post-synthetic transformation of indium phosphide quantum dots for use in solid-state lighting and displays. This research has catalyzed a number of other areas of investigation including the synthesis of other pnictide-based nanomaterials for use in light harvesting and catalysis that will also be discussed.

 

Brandi Cossairt was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She is a first-generation college graduate, having obtained her B. S. in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology in 2006. Brandi went on to pursue graduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the guidance of Professor Christopher C. Cummins and was awarded her Ph.D. in 2010. She then continued her academic career as an NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University between 2010 and 2012 working with Professor Jonathan Owen. Brandi joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Washington as an Assistant Professor in 2012 and was promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure in 2018. She has received a number of awards for her research including a Sloan Research Fellowship, a Packard Fellowship, an NSF CAREER Award, a Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, and the National Fresenius Award from the American Chemical Society. Outside of the lab Brandi is an Associate Editor at the ACS journal Inorganic Chemistry and is the co-founder of the Chemistry Women Mentorship Network (ChemWMN).

 

We spoke to Professor Cossairt about what attracted her to a career in research and what excites her the most about her own research areas:

 

Insatiable curiosity and a love of mentorship. I never tire of asking new questions and trying to develop strategies to answer them. Getting to share the beauty and excitement of science with the next generation is also extremely fulfilling.

It seems that every year we (the collective we) are able to make new strides in understanding phenomena that were complete black boxes. The level of mechanistic and structural understanding that is emerging in the field of colloidal inorganic nanoscience continues to boggle my mind. I am delighted to be a part of the cohort of scientists that are leading the way in developing predictive design principles for the synthesis of complex inorganic nanostructures.”

 

And when asked what advice she would pass on, she had this advice:

 

“Pursue the science you love. Your excitement will be contagious and will bring others on board.”

 

Previous recipients include Jillian Dempsey, Kit Cummins, John Hartwig, Geoff Coates, Paul Chirik, Dan Mindiola, Teri Odom, Daniel Gamelin, Trevor Hayton, Christine Thomas, Mircea Dinca, and Alison Fout.

An online collection of recent Dalton Transactions papers by recipients of the lecture can be found here.

A doubly deprotonated diimine dioximate metalloligand as a synthon for multimetallic complex assembly

Graphical abstract of Brandi Cossairt’s recent publication in Dalton Transactions.
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT03650J

 

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Dalton Transactions Symposia: Advancing Inorganic Chemistry

In November Dalton Transactions is holding a series of symposia on the theme of Advancing Inorganic Chemistry. These one-day meetings will be held in three different cities – Tianjin, Nanjing, and Shanghai  – and feature presentations on the cutting edge of inorganic chemistry by leading researchers from around the world.

Richard Layfield (University of Sussex, UK), Nils Metzler-Nolte (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany), Sascha Ott (Uppsala University, Sweden), and Christine Thomas (The Ohio State University, USA) will be joined by Guanqun Song (RSC Editorial Development Manager – Beijing) and Andrew Shore (Executive Editor – Dalton Transactions) as well leading researchers from the host cities.

The symposia give anyone with an interest in inorganic chemistry the opportunity to speak to leading researchers in the field as well as RSC editorial staff. There will also be poster sessions, giving early career researchers the chance to discuss their research in a relaxed setting.

We’ve put together a web collection of recent papers in Dalton Transactions by speakers and hosts at these events, or see below for more details and links to the registration pages for each event.

 

November 26th:TianjinREGISTER HERE

Hosted by Xianhe Bu (Nankai University) and featuring Chunming Cui (崔春明) (Nankai University), Yi Ding (丁轶) (Tianjin University of Technology), Lingdong Sun (孙聆东) (Peking University) and Ruqiang Zou (邹如强) (Peking University).

 

November 28th:Nanjing REGISTER HERE

Hosted by Jinglin Zuo (Nanjing University) and featuring Jian-Ping Lang (郎建平) (Soochow University), Ming-Liang Tong (童明良) (Sun Yat-Sen University), Hai-Long Jiang (江海龙) (University of Science and Technology of China), and Jing Zhao (赵劲) (Nanjing University). 

 

November 30th:ShanghaiREGISTER HERE

Hosted by Dalton Transactions Associated Editor Guo-Xin Jin (Fudan University) and featuring  Qiaowei Li (李巧伟) (Fudan University), Yingfeng Han (韩英锋) (Northwest University), Chi Zhang (张弛) (Tongji University), and Yong Cui (崔勇) (Shanghai Jiao Tong University).

 

 

 

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Workshop on Silicon Nanoparticles

Earlier this month the Workshop on Silicon Nanoparticles was held in Bertinoro, Italy. Organised by Dalton Transactions Associate Editor Paola Ceroni (University of Bologna), the workshop gathered world-renowned scientists in the field of silicon nanocrystals and porous silicon, such as Leigh Canham (University of Birmingham, UK), Michael Sailor (University of California, San Diego, US), and Brian Korgel (University of Texas at Austin, US). The workshop was a great success, providing a forum to discuss the latest developments in the field and the most debated aspects related to properties of silicon nanoparticles.

Dalton Transactions was pleased to provide awards to the best Oral and Poster presentations.

The best oral presentation was awarded to Rens Limpens, for his talk entitled  “Carrier Dynamics and Mobilities in Doped Silicon Nanocrystals: When Do Free Carriers Matter?”

The best poster presentation was awarded to Sara Angeloni, for her poster entitled “9-10 Diphenyl Anthracene-functionalized Silicon Nanocrystals via covalent and non-covalent method

 

Dalton Transactions offers a huge congratulations to both of the presentation winners!

 

 

 

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UK-India Symposium on Advances in Inorganic Chemistry

This September saw the occasion of the UK-India Symposium on Advances in Inorganic chemistry, held at The University of Manchester. Jointly organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Chemical Research Society of India, it is the fourth such meeting held in the UK. The purpose is encourage collaborations and discussion by bringing together world-renowned researchers from the respective countries. 

Dalton Transactions Editorial Board member V. Chandrasekhar (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Hyderabad) gave an excellent lecture on multiple bonding between heavier main-group elements. The journal was also on hand to provide prizes to the best poster presentations by early-career researchers.

The winners of the Dalton Transactions Outstanding Poster Presentation awards were:

Cordelia U. Dueke-Eze (University of Lagos, Nigeria) for her poster entitled Synthesis, Characterisation and antibacterial activity of halogen substituted Isonicotinic acid hydrazide Schiff bases and their Co(II) and Cu(II) complexes 

Vijay Parmer (The University of Manchester, UK) for his poster entitled Towards High-Temperature Single-Molecule Magnets 

Poster prizes were also awarded by The University of Manchester to Benjamin L. L. Réant, Jessica Cid, and Rosie Magnall.

Left-to-right: Cordelia U. Dueke-Eze, Vijay Parmer, Benjamin L. L. Réant, Jessica Cid, and Rosie Magnall receiving their poster prizes from Sourav Pal (IISER-Kolkata)

Dalton Transactions offer a huge congratulations to all poster prize winners!

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Congratulations to the EuroBIC poster prize winners!

This August saw the occasion of the 14th European Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference (EuroBIC), held at the University of Birmingham in the UK. With an excellent line up of internationally renowned plenary and keynote speakers the event was a huge success, attracting around 400 attendees.

The Royal Society of Chemistry was pleased to support the event, offering poster prizes of books and book vouchers. The winners of RSC vouchers were:

  • Raul Berrocal-Martin (University of Glasgow) – Dalton Transactions Poster Prize
  • Wilma Neumann (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) – Metallomics Poster Prize
  • Ying Zhou (University of Hong Kong) – ChemComm Poster Prize
  • Leon Jenner (University of East Anglia) – Chemical Science Poster Prize

The following presenters also won the RSC Highly Commended Poster Awards:

  • Gloria Vigueras Bautista (University of Murcia)
  • Nicolai Burzlaff (Friedrich-Alexander University)
  • Samya Banerjee (University of Warwick)
  • Riccardo Bonsignore (Cardiff University)
  • Philip Ash (University of Oxford)

Dalton Transactions associate editor Nils Metzler-Nolte (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) and Chemical Science assistant editor William King were on hand to award the prizes.

Raul Berrocal-Martin (left) receiving the Dalton Transactions prize from Nils Metzler-Nolte (right) Ying Zhou (left) receiving the ChemComm prize from Nils Metzler-Nolte (right)
Leon Jenner (left) receiving the Chemical Science prize from William King (right) Gloria Vigueras Bautista (left) receiving a Highly Commended Poster Prize from William King (right)
Riccardo Bonsignore (left) receiving a Highly Commended Poster Prize from William King (right) Philip Ash (left) receiving a Highly Commended Poster Prize from William King (right)

The RSC offers a hearty congratulations to all poster prize winners!

Next year the 19th International Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry (ICBIC 19) will be held in Interlaken, Switzerland – August 11th to 16th. The next European Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference (EuroBIC 15) will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland, in August 2020. 

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Congratulations to the JSCC Award Winners!

This July saw the occasion of The 68th Conference of Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry (JSCC), held in Sendai. The event was a great success, featuring over 200 talks in both English and Japanese spread over six sessions as well as almost 300 posters.

Professor Takahiko Kojima (right) receiving his JSCC Award for Creative Work from Professor Hiroshi Nishihara, JSCC president (left).

Dalton Transactions is pleased to sponsor the JSCC Award for Creative Work. This year the award was won by Professor Takahiko Kojima, who gave an excellent award lecture entitled Development of Functionality of Metal Complexes Based on Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer.  Professor Kojima has been at the University of Tsukuba and has published over 150 works, including a recent review on the Characteristics and reactivity of ruthenium-oxo species.

Graphical Abstract,

T. Ishizuka, H. Kotani and T. Kojima, Dalton Trans., 2016,
45, 16727–16750

 

Dalton Transactions‘ Deputy Editor, Mike Andrews, and the RSC’s Editorial Development Manager for Japan, Hiromitsu Urakami, were on-hand to award poster prizes for the best student poster presentations.

The Dalton Transactions Award went to Yuta Ohtsubo of Kyushu University, for his poster: 

多孔性金属錯体を利用した水素分子の核スピン変換の促進

(Promotion of nuclear spin conversion of molecular hydrogen using a porous metal complex)

Yuto Ohtsubo (right) receiving his award from Mike Andrews (centre) and Hiro Urakami (left)

The CrystEngComm award went to Tomohiro Fujimoto of Osaka University, for his poster: 

オスミウム錯体を触媒とするアルケンの1,2-アミノアルコール化反応における反応活性種の同定と反応性

(Identification and Reactivity of Active Species in the 1,2-Aminohydroxylation of Alkenes Catalyzed by an Osmium Complex)

Tomohiro Fujimoto (right) receiving his award from Mike Andrews (left)

 The Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers award went to Aoyama Tomokazu of Tokyo Metropolitan University for his poster:

水素生成を目指した新規水溶性超分子システムの調製と触媒機能

(Preparation and catalytic activity of a novel water-soluble supramolecular system aimed at hydrogen production)

Aoyama Tomokazu (right) receiving his award from Mike Andrews (centre) and Hiro Urakami (left)

The poster prize winners received a journal certificate and a colour changing RSC mug!

 

The RSC offers a hearty congratulations to prize winners at the JSCC!

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Meet our new Associate Editor!

We are delighted to be able to introduce Professor Paola Ceroni as the latest member of our Editorial Board and are very happy to be able to welcome Paola to the team, and look forward to working closely with her on shaping the future of Dalton Transactions!
Paola Ceroni is full professor at the University of Bologna. In 1998, she obtained her PhD in the Chemical Sciences at the University of Bologna, after a period in the United States working in Professor Allen J. Bard’s laboratory. Paola was awarded the Semerano prize for her PhD thesis by the Italian Chemical Society. In 2015, she spent three months as a visiting scientist in Professor Vinogradov’s laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. Her current research is focussed on the photochemistry and electrochemistry of supramolecular systems with particular emphasis towards luminescent nanocrystals.

Her research on luminescent silicon nanocrystals was funded by an ERC Starting Grant PhotoSi (2012-2017) and an ERC Proof of Concept SiNBiosys (2017-2019).

Paola is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. She is co-author of 190 scientific papers in international peer reviewed journals and of a book entitled: Photochemistry and Photophysics: Concepts, Research, Applications (2014, Wiley-VCH).

As a Dalton Transactions Associate Editor, Paola will be handling submissions in the areas of coordination chemistry, nanoparticles and photoscience.

Paola was also one of the guest editors for the recent Metal complexes and nanoparticles for energy upconversion themed issue published in Dalton Transactions.

Browse a selection of work published by Paola below:

Mechanistic insights into two-photon-driven photocatalysis in organic synthesis
Marianna Marchini, Andrea Gualandi, Luca Mengozzi, Paola Franchi, Marco Lucarini, Pier Giorgio Cozzi, Vincenzo Balzani and Paola Ceroni
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, 20, 8071-8076

Rigidification or interaction-induced phosphorescence of organic molecules
Massimo Baroncini, Giacomo Bergamini and Paola Ceroni
Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 2081-2093

Long-lived luminescence of silicon nanocrystals: from principles to applications
Raffaello Mazzaro, Francesco Romano and Paola Ceroni
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017, 19, 26507-26526

Photocatalytic ATRA reaction promoted by iodo-Bodipy and sodium ascorbate
G. Magagnano, A. Gualandi, M. Marchini, L. Mengozzi, P. Ceroni and P. G. Cozzi
Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 1591-1594

NIR-emissive iridium(III) corrole complexes as efficient singlet oxygen sensitizers
Woormileela Sinha, Luca Ravotto, Paola Ceroni and Sanjib Kar
Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 17767-17773

*Access to these articles is free until 31/08/2018 through a registered RSC account.

Submit your research or reviews to Paola now, she will be delighted to receive them! – see our author guidelines for information on our article types or find out more about the advantages of publishing in a Royal Society of Chemistry journal.

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Meeting of Inorganic Chemists Recently Appointed

Chemical Communications, Chemical Science and Dalton Transactions are pleased to sponsor the 2018 Meeting of Inorganic Chemists Recently Appointed (MICRA). This biennial event is being organised by Dr Timothy Easun and Dr Rebecca Melen from Cardiff University, and is taking place on 10 – 12 September 2018 at Cardiff University in Wales.

The meeting brings together junior inorganic chemistry academics from across the UK to help aid their development into independent researchers through networking and exchanging experiences. MICRA 2018 will have exciting talks from experts such as Paul Saines (University of Kent), Timothy Easun (Cardiff University) and Rebecca Melen (Cardiff University).

For more information and to register, go to: https://www.micra2018.com/

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Read a selection of our most downloaded Magnetism articles!

We are delighted to highlight this selection of top downloaded articles in the field of magnetism, published since September 2017. These articles provide a valuable insight into the latest advances and trends in the area.

Crystal structures and magnetic properties of two series of phenoxo-O bridged dinuclear Ln2 (Ln = Gd, Tb, Dy) complexes

Marek Machata, Radovan Herchel, Ivan Nemec and Zdeněk Trávníček

Dalton Trans., 2017,46, 16294-16305

Different solvent molecules as ligands in the molecular structures of the dinuclear Ln(III) Schiff base complexes (Ln = Gd, Tb, and Dy) influenced the magnetic properties of the Dy(III) derivatives.

Slow magnetisation relaxation in tetraoxolene-bridged rare earth complexes

Maja A. Dunstan, Elodie Rousset, Marie-Emmanuelle Boulon, Robert W. Gable, Lorenzo Sorace and Colette Boskovic

Dalton Trans., 2017,46, 13756-13767

 

Two tetraoxolene-bridged dinuclear Dy(III) complexes exhibit slow relaxation in ac magnetic susceptibility studies with zero-field quantum tunnelling of the magnetisation that is suppressed by the application of a dc magnetic field.

A spin crossover (SCO) active graphene-iron(II) complex hybrid material

Kuppusamy Senthil Kumar, Ivan Šalitroš, Zahia Boubegtiten-Fezoua, Simona Moldovan, Petra Hellwig and Mario Ruben

Dalton Trans., 2018,47, 35-40

 

A graphene-spin crossover (SCO) complex hybrid (Gr-SCO-A), prepared by non-covalently anchoring a pyrene tethered iron(II)-SCO complex 1 with single/few layer graphene sheets, shows persistent thermal and light induced SCO.

Carrier-doped aromatic hydrocarbons: a new platform in condensed matter chemistry and physics

Satoshi Heguri and Katsumi Tanigaki

Dalton Trans., 2018,47, 2881-2895

 

High quality bulk samples of the first four polyacenes, naphthalene, anthracene, tetracene, and pentacene, doped with alkali metal in 1:1 and 1:2 stoichiometries were prepared and their fundamental properties were systematically studied. The carrier doped typical aromatic hydrocarbons showed a large variety of properties as well as charge transfer complexes and metal doped fullerides. We open a new category in condensed matter chemistry and physics.

These articles are free to view until 31st July 2018

We do hope that you will find this selection of articles of interest and that you will consider submitting your future research papers to the journal – manuscripts can be easily submitted via our online submissions portal. See our author guidelines for information on our article types or find out more about the advantages of publishing in a Royal Society of Chemistry journal.

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