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Welcoming our newest Editorial Board member: Marinella Mazzanti

Welcome to Professor Marinella Mazzanti who joins us as Editorial Board member for Dalton Transactions. Professor Mazzanti is currently the Head and founder of the Group of Coordination Chemistry at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) in Switzerland.

Her research interests include: Lanthanides and Actinides Coordination Chemistry; Lanthanides and Actinides Supramolecular Chemistry; Redox Reactivity of Low Valent f Elements; Gadolinium Based MRI Contrast Agents; Lanthanide Based Luminescent Architectures; Single Molecule Magnets; Small Molecule Activation.

Professor Mazzanti has also participated in more than 30 invited seminars at International conferences and Universities in Europe and the USA.

Below is a selection of articles Professor Mazzanti has published with us:

CS2 activation at uranium(III) siloxide ate complexes: the effect of a Lewis acidic site
Clément Camp, Oliver Cooper, Julie Andrez, Jacques Pécaut and Marinella Mazzanti
Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 2650-2656
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT02585G, Paper
From themed collection Dalton Discussion 14: Advancing the chemistry of the f-elements

Crystal structure diversity in the bis[hydrotris(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)borate]iodouranium(III) complex: from neutral to cationic forms
Maria Augusta Antunes, Isabel C. Santos, Hélène Bolvin, Laura C. J. Pereira, Marinella Mazzanti, Joaquim Marçalo and Manuel Almeida
Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 8861-8867
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT50753J, Paper

Optimizing the relaxivity of Gd(III) complexes appended to InP/ZnS quantum dots by linker tuning
Graeme J. Stasiuk, Sudarsan Tamang, Daniel Imbert, Christelle Gateau, Peter Reiss, Pascal Fries and Marinella Mazzanti
Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 8197-8200
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT50774B, Communication

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Welcoming our new Associate Editor: Wolfgang Tremel

Dalton Transactions would like to welcome Professor Wolfgang Tremel who joins us as our newest Associate Editor. Wolfgang is currently a full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Germany. His research interests include: Inorganic materials chemistry, Surface and interface chemistry, Biomineralization, Nanoparticles for applications in drug delivery, in vivo sensing and catalysis, Energy processes (thermoelectric, photonics, phononics, light harvesting).

Professor Tremel is ‘looking forward to collaborating and contributing to a further success of the journal’.

A small selection of articles published by Professor Tremel are below:

Biogenic synthesis of palladium nanoparticles using Pulicaria glutinosa extract and their catalytic activity towards the Suzuki coupling reaction
Mujeeb Khan, Merajuddin Khan, Mufsir Kuniyil, Syed Farooq Adil, Abdulrahman Al-Warthan, Hamad Z. Alkhathlan, Wolfgang Tremel, Muhammad Nawaz Tahir and Mohammed Rafiq H. Siddiqui
Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 9026-9031
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT53554A, Paper

Hybrid chalcogenide nanoparticles: 2D-WS2 nanocrystals inside nested WS2 fullerenes
Faegheh Hoshyargar, Tomas P. Corrales, Robert Branscheid, Ute Kolb, Michael Kappl, Martin Panthöfer and Wolfgang Tremel
Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 14568-14575
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT51537K, Paper

Thermoelectric properties of spark-plasma sintered nanoparticular FeSb2 prepared via a solution chemistry approach
Gregor Kieslich, Christina S. Birkel, Igor Veremchuk, Yuri Grin and Wolfgang Tremel
Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 558-562
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT51535D, Paper

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A very warm welcome to Richard Layfield

Please join us in welcoming Professor Richard Layfield who has recently joined the Dalton Transactions Editorial Board as an Associate Editor. Based at The University of Manchester, U.K, where he is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Assistant Vice-Dean for Research, his research interests include lanthanide organometallic chemistry, 3d transition metal amide chemistry and carbene chemistry, applications of coordination/organometallic chemistry in molecular magnetism (particularly single-molecule magnets). He also has some interests in catalytic transformations involving heavier p-block elements.

When joining the Board, Professor Layfield said:

“I am very much looking forward to working with the Dalton Transactions team, and to contributing to developing the Editorial Board’s vision for the journal.”

Recent articles by Professor Layfield published in Dalton Transactions include:

Magnetic frustration in a hexaazatrinaphthylene-bridged trimetallic dysprosium single-molecule magnet
Richard Grindell, Veacheslav Vieru, Thomas Pugh, Liviu F. Chibotaru and Richard A. Layfield
Dalton Trans., 2016, DOI: 10.1039/C6DT01763K

Molecular and electronic structures of donor-functionalized dysprosium pentadienyl complexes
Benjamin M. Day, Nicholas F. Chilton and Richard A. Layfield
Dalton Trans., 2015,44, 7109-7113, DOI: 10.1039/C5DT00346F

Reactivity of three-coordinate iron–NHC complexes towards phenylselenol and lithium phenylselenide
Thomas Pugh and  Richard A. Layfield
Dalton Trans., 2014,43, 4251-4254, DOI: 10.1039/C3DT53203H

Sonja N. König, Nicholas F. Chilton, Cäcilia Maichle-Mössmer, Eufemio Moreno Pineda, Thomas Pugh, Reiner Anwander and Richard A. Layfield
Dalton Trans., 2014,43, 3035-3038, DOI: 10.1039/C3DT52337C
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RSC Nyholm Prize for Inorganic Chemistry goes to Advisory Board member George Christou

Each year the Royal Society of Chemistry presents prizes and awards to chemical scientists who have made a considerable contribution in their area of research, in industry and academia. This year, we are delighted to announce that Dalton Transactions Advisory Board member, Professor George Christou, of the University of Florida, USA, has been awarded the 2016 RSC Nyholm Prize for Inorganic Chemistry, for his pioneering work in magnetic metal-oxo clusters and the discovery of numerous single-molecule magnets.

In celebration of the 2016 RSC Prizes and Awards, we have collected together some of the research recently published by the winners. This collection showcases articles authored by the winners from across the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journals portfolio, which are free to access for a limited period. A full list of 2016 winners and more information about RSC Prizes and Awards can be found here.

Please join us in congratulating George on this achievement!
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Professor Philip Mountford completes his final term as Chairman for Dalton Transactions

Professor Philip Mountford (University of Oxford) will complete his final term as Chairman of Dalton Transactions’ Editorial Board at the end of December this year.

Philip, Chairman of the Editorial Board since January 2012, has been a fantastic ambassador for the Journal, representing Dalton Transactions at many conferences around the world. He has overseen 4 Editorial Board meetings (including at the 2013 Royal Society of Chemistry Editors’ Symposium in Brussels), guest edited two themed issues (Advances in metal-catalysed polymerisation and related transformations, and Earth Abundant Element Compounds in Homogeneous Catalysis) and chaired the Editorial and Advisory Boards of Dalton Transactions during a period of significant expansion of the Journal’s published volume.

He leaves Dalton Transactions in a very strong position, with the Journal reporting its highest ever impact factor for 2014 (4.19) and publishing over 2000 articles a year – the only weekly international journal for inorganic, organometallic and bioinorganic chemistry.

A presentation for Philip Mountford

Philip (left) receives a framed portrait of John Dalton from Dalton Transactions' Deputy Editor Guy Jones

Philip’s work on the Journal was recognised at a presentation, held during one of his last engagements for Dalton Transactions – chairing the final session of the 2015 RSC Coordination and Organometallic Chemistry Discussion Group Meeting (Oxford, 3-4 September 2015), during which Professor Jason Love (University of Edinburgh) was the Dalton Transactions-sponsored Plenary lecturer.

This was an especially relevant meeting, as Philip is Head of Inorganic Chemistry and Professor of Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis at Oxford.

Philip was presented with a framed portrait of John Dalton, the Journal’s namesake, as both a token of our appreciation and to commemorate the 250th anniversary of John Dalton’s birth. Philip was also presented with a Dalton Transactions mug featuring the cover image of the 2013 themed issue that he guest edited.

Philip Mountford and Jamie Humphrey

Philip (Left) and Dalton Transactions' Publisher Jamie Humphrey visit a clean room during the 4th Dalton Transactions International Symposium

Among his numerous other important contributions and achievements during the past four years, Philip helped to celebrate the work of Dorothy Hodgkin, represented Dalton Transactions at its 4th International Symposium, and received the Schlenk Lectureship award in 2015.

Professor John Arnold (University of Berkeley, California) will succeed Philip as Chairman of the Editorial Board, from 1st January 2016.

“I am delighted that John Arnold will be taking over as Chair of the Editorial Board,” said Philip. “I know that under his leadership the board and editors will take the journal on from strength to strength. I have been very privileged to work with an outstanding group of professionals in the Dalton Transactions Editorial team and an equally talented and dedicated board.”

Thank you, Philip! We’ve been very privileged to work with you.

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John Arnold announced as Dalton Transactions new Editorial Board Chair

Dalton Transactions is delighted to announce that Professor John Arnold (University of Berkeley, California) will become Chairman of the Editorial Board from 1st January 2016.

John’s research focusses on the study of new and unusual molecular inorganic and organometallic compounds of the d-, p- and f-block elements, which is at the core of the journal’s scope. He also looks into the novel reactivity and/or catalytic behaviour of small molecules using a variety of characterisation

He has been an Associate Editor for Dalton Transactions since 2002. In that time he has actively promoted the journal worldwide and contributed to the strategy of the journal, during a period in which the size of the journal has changed significantly.

“I am happy and honoured to be appointed as the new Chair of the Editorial Board of Dalton Transactions. I look forward to working alongside Andrew Shore and the entire RSC editorial team, the Editorial Board and the Advisory Board, to bolster Dalton Transactions’ current standing. Together, we will continue to build the journal’s reputation for high quality papers, fair, strong, and timely refereeing, and rapid publication times.”

Professor Philip Mountford (University of Oxford), current Chairman of the Editorial Board will finish at the end of December this year.

“I am delighted that John Arnold will be taking over as Chair of the Editorial Board. I know that under his leadership the board and editors will take the journal on from strength to strength. I have been very privileged to work with an outstanding group of professionals in the Dalton Transactions Editorial team and an equally talented and dedicated board.”

As the Chair of the Editorial Board, John will lead an international team of researchers from all areas of inorganic chemistry. Associate Editors Christine Thomas (Brandeis University) and Warren Piers (University of Calgary) handle manuscripts on organometallics, main group chemistry and homogenous catalysis; Pingyun Feng (University of California, Riverside) and Russell Morris (University of St Andrews), handle papers on solid state and inorganic materials chemistry; Guo-Xin Jin (Fudan University) handles manuscripts on supramolecular and coordination chemistry and Masahiro Yamashita (Tohoku University) continues to serve the field of magnetism. Submissions received in bioinorganic chemistry are handled Nils Metzler-Nolte (Ruhr-Universität Bochum). In addition to our Associate Editors, Polly Arnold (The University of Edinburgh) and Lars Kloo (Royal Institute of Technology) sit on the Dalton Transactions Editorial Board as Members.

John invites members of the community who have a question about Dalton Transactions – whether it be submissions, refereeing, service to the journal, or editorial concerns – to contact him directly. Alternatively please contact the Editorial Office at dalton-rsc@rsc.org and we will be happy to help.

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Philip Mountford awarded 2015 Schlenk Lectureship

Philip Mountford

Congratulations to Professor Philip Mountford (University of Oxford; Chair of the Dalton Transactions Editorial Board), for his recent 2015 Schlenk Lectureship award, sponsored by BASF and the University of Tübingen, Germany, for his outstanding research into small molecule activation chemistry.

The Schlenk Lecture was established to honour the seminal work and research of Wilhelm Johann Schlenk; it includes a monetary prize, guest professorship, and additional allowances for accommodation and travelling. Previous prize winners are Professor Warren Piers (University of Calgary, 2011; Associate Editor, Dalton Transactions Editorial Board), and Kyoko Nozaki (Tokyo University, 2013).

Congratulations, Professor Mountford!

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Russell Morris wins Peter Day Award 2015

Russell Morris

Russell Morris, 2015 winner of the Peter Day Award

Many congratulations to our Dalton Transactions Editorial Board member Professor Russell Morris, on winning the Royal Society of Chemistry 2015 Peter Day Award, for his pioneering work on the chemistry of porous solids, especially his discovery of the Assembly-Disassembly-Organisation-Reorganisation route to zeolite synthesis.

Russell is Professor of Structural and Materials Chemistry at the University of St. Andrews, and his research interests lie in the synthesis, characterisation and application of porous solids.

Please take a look here to find out more about Russell. Other recipients of RSC awards can be found here.

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Professor Warren Piers wins Humboldt Research Award

Warren Piers

Warren Piers

We are very proud to announce that Professor Warren Piers (Associate Editor, Dalton Transactions Editorial Board) has recently been elected as the recipient of a Humboldt Research Award.

This award is conferred in recognition of lifetime achievements in research. In addition, the award winners are invited to carry out research projects of their own choice in cooperation with specialist colleagues in Germany, thereby further promoting international scientific cooperation.

Talking about his award, Professor Piers said “This is an exciting chance for me to deepen my relationships with German colleagues and develop collaborations with leading scientists in the area of catalysis using first row transition metal-based compounds.  I’m very grateful to the Humboldt Foundation for this opportunity.”

Professor Piers was nominated for this award by Professor Reiner Anwander, Universitaet Tuebingen, Germany.

Further information can be found on the Humboldt Foundation website.

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Professor Pingyun Feng joins the Dalton Transactions Editorial Board

We are delighted to announce the recent appointment of Professor Pingyun Feng to the Dalton Transactions Editorial Board as Associate Editor.

Professor Feng is based at the University of California, Riverside, and is an expert in the fields of synthetic inorganic chemistry, solid-state chemistry, inorganic–organic hybrid materials and nanomaterials.

When joining us, Professor Feng said:

“As an inorganic materials chemist, it is great to have the opportunity to work with such a great team at Dalton Transactions and to contribute my knowledge and efforts to the journal’s continued success. It is particularly gratifying to see that the journal has become the first choice for many inorganic materials chemists to publish their high-quality work. We owe it to our authors and readers to further increase the visibility and impact of their research by rapidly publishing their best works.”

Professor Pingyun FengRecent articles by Professor Feng in Dalton Transactions include:

From cage-in-cage MOF to N-doped and Co-nanoparticle-embedded carbon for oxygen reduction reaction
Aiguo Kong, Chengyu Mao, Qipu Lin, Xiao Wei, Xianhui Bu and
Pingyun Feng
Dalton Trans., 2015, DOI: 10.1039/C4DT03726J

Lithium cubane clusters as tetrahedral, square planar, and linear nodes for supramolecular assemblies
Xiang Zhao, Tao Wu, Xianhui Bu and Pingyun Feng
Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 3902-3905

A twelve-connected porous framework built from rare linear cadmium tricarboxylate pentamer
Qipu Lin, Tao Wu, Xianhui Bu and Pingyun Feng
Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 3620-3622

Induction of trimeric [Mg3(OH)(CO2)6] in a porous framework by a desymmetrized tritopic ligand
Quanguo Zhai, Qipu Lin, Tao Wu, Shou-Tian Zheng, Xianhui Bu and Pingyun Feng
Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 2866-2868

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