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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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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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9th Barrande-Vltava French-Czech Chemistry Meeting

Chemical Science, Dalton Transactions, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry and Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics are proud to sponsor the 9th Barrande-Vltava French-Czech Chemistry Meeting taking place on 27-28 August 2018 in Strasbourg, France. The organizing committee is led by Stéphane Bellemin-Lapponez and the meeting aims to provide French and Czech researchers with an informal setting to exchange ideas and initiate collaborations.

This meeting will focus on all aspects of molecular and supramolecular chemistry, as well as applications in medicinal chemistry and imagery. The program includes plenary lectures from experts such as Didier Bourissou (University Paul Sabatier), Jean-Marie Lehn (Institute of Supramolecular Science and Engineering) and Irena G. Stara (Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry). A full list of speakers can be found here.

Don’t miss out on your chance to attend this meeting – Register now!

 

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Philip Power at 65: an icon of organometallic chemistry

Professor Philip P. Power (University of California, Davis) turned 65 in April 2018 and in honour of this anniversary and his immense influence on the field of organometallic chemistry we’re pleased to introduce a new cross-journal themed collection

Guest edited by Roland C. Fischer, Michael S. Hill, and David J. Liptrot, the collection brings together 27 of Professor Power’s key RSC papers with specially commissioned work for Dalton Transactions and Chem. Commun. by over 45 by his coworkers and protégés.

Read the editorial, in which the guest editors give an overview of Professor Power’s career and highlight some of his contributions to the study of low coordinate systems, multiple bonding, small molecule activation, and London dispersion forces, or read on to check out some of the many hot articles inspired by his work.

 

1,3,2-Diazaborole-derived carbene complexes of boron

Dalton Trans., 2018,47, 41-44
10.1039/C7DT04079B

 

1,3,2-Diazaborole-derived carbene complexes of boron were synthesized via 1,2-hydrogen migration.

 

 

A snapshot of inorganic Janovsky complex analogues featuring a nucleophilic boron center

 

Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 12734-12737
10.1039/C7CC07616A

The addition of phenyl lithium (PhLi) to an aromatic 1,3,2,5-diazadiborinine (1) afforded isolable ionic species 2, which can be deemed as an inorganic analogue of a Janovsky complex.

 

Neutral two-dimensional organometallic–organic hybrid polymers based on pentaphosphaferrocene, bipyridyl linkers and CuCl

Dalton Trans., 2018,47, 1014-1017
10.1039/C7DT04286H
 

The reaction of the Pn ligand complex [Cp*Fe(η5-P5)] (1: Cp* = η5-C5Me5) with CuCl in the presence of 4,4′-bipyridine or 1,2-di(4-pyridyl)ethylene leads to the formation of three unprecedented neutral 2D organometallic–organic hybrid networks.

 

 

C–H and H–H activation at a di-titanium centre

 

Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 13117-13120
10.1039/C7CC07726B

An NHC promotes intramolecular C–H activation in bis(pentalene)dititanium; this process is reversed by the addition of hydrogen, forming a dihydride.

 

Divergent reactivity of nucleophilic 1-bora-7a-azaindenide anions

Dalton Trans., 2018,47, 734-741
10.1039/C7DT04350C
 

The reactions of 1-bora-7a-azaindenide anions, prepared in moderate to excellent yields by reduction of the appropriate 1-bora-7a-azaindenyl chlorides with KC8 in THF, with alkyl halides and carbon dioxide were studied.

 

 

Carbodiimides as catalysts for the reduction of a cadmium hydride complex

 

Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 460-462
10.1039/C7CC08393A

A rare terminal cadmium hydride complex has been synthesised. Reduction to the cadmium(I) dimer complex was achieved upon treatment with carbodiimides.

All articles in this collection will be free to access until the 19th of June. 

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Jillian L Dempsey – 2017 Dalton Transactions UC Berkeley Lecture

The 2017 Dalton Transactions University of California, Berkeley Lecture is Professor Jillian L Dempsey, at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 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.

Jillian Dempsey (center) receiving her award plaque from Dalton Transactions Editorial Board Chair John Arnold (left) and Executive Editor Andrew Shore (right)

Professor Dempsey’s lecture was entitled Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer Processes Underpinning the Production of Renewable Fuels:

Abstract: The conversion of energy-poor feedstocks like water and carbon dioxide into energy-rich fuels involves multi-electron, multi-proton transformations. In order to develop catalysts that can mediate fuel production with optimum energy efficiency, this complex proton-electron reactivity must be carefully considered. Using a combination of electrochemical methods and time-resolved spectroscopy, we have revealed new details of how molecular catalysts mediate the reduction of protons to dihydrogen and the experimental parameters that dictate catalyst kinetics and mechanism. Through these studies, we are revealing opportunities to promote, control and modulate the proton-coupled electron transfer reaction pathways of catalysts. 

 

Jillian began her career with a degree at MIT, with undergraduate research supervised by Daniel G. Nocera, and went on to do a PhD with Harry Gray at Caltech. This was followed by a post-doc with Daniel R Gamelin before she began her independent career at UNC.

We spoke to Professor Dempsey about what drew her to a career in research:

“I love the flexibility of the job and the opportunity to pursue whatever I’m most excited or interested about, including incredibly fundamental science. I also love the camaraderie of the academic community– and having mentors and role models around the country. It motivates me to pursue the best science possible!”

And when asked about the secret behind her successful publication record, she had this advice to offer:

“Take constructive criticism seriously– my best papers are the ones that were rejected first, or had the longest reviews to contend with upon submission. Also– present your unpublished work at conferences and to visiting seminar speakers! It helps you practice telling the story, realize and articulate impact, and get helpful feedback that helps shape the final thrusts of a project.”

 

Previous recipients include 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.

Graphical abstract of Jillian L Dempsey’s recent publication in Dalton Transactions. DOI: 10.1039/c6dt00302h  

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Congratulations to the prize winners at the EWPC!

Last month saw the occasion of the 15th European Workshop in Phosphorus Chemistry (EWPC). Hosted by Andreas Orthaber and Editorial Board member Sascha Ott at Uppsala University, and Chris Slootweg at University of Amsterdam, the workshop featured internationally renowned keynote speakers alongside a large number of speaking slots reserved for PhD students. 

The event was a huge success, and Dalton Transactions & Wiley were on hand to offer awards to exceptional early career researchers.

Dalton Transactions Award for Best Chair:

Tobias Eder (University of Muenster)

 

 

 

Dalton Transactions Outstanding Oral Presentations:

Gabriele Hierlmeier (University of Regensburg)

Zita Radai (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)

 

 

Dalton Transactions Outstanding Poster Presentation:

Pawel Löwe (University of Muenster)

 

 

Wiley Outstanding Poster Presentation: 

Nicolas D’Imperio (Uppsala University)

We’d like to offer all a hearty congratulations to all prize winners. For more information about the event, including photos of the award presentations, see the event webpages:

http://www.kemi.uu.se/ewpc15/ 

 

 

  

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