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A very warm welcome to Nils Metzler-Nolte

Professor Nils Metzler-Nolte has recently joined the Dalton Transactions editorial board as an Associate Editor. Based at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, where he holds the Chair of Bioinorganic Chemistry, his research interests include model systems for bioorganometallic enzymes, medicinal organometallic chemistry, and biocompatible nanoparticles. His group runs the full program of inorganic and organometallic chemical synthesis, from characterization through to cell culture and biochemical investigations.

Some of his most recent papers include:

Structural and biological implications of the binding of Leu-enkephalin and its metal derivatives to opioid receptors
Dalton Trans., 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT50635E

Small organometallic compounds as antibacterial agents
Dalton Trans
., 2012, 41, 6350-6358
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT12460B

Synthesis, characterisation and bioimaging of a fluorescent rhenium-containing PNA bioconjugate
Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 2304-2313
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT12114J

If you speak German, you can also watch Professor Nils talk about his research in this short video.

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Dalton Transactions Board members awarded RSC prizes

The RSC has recently announced the recipients of the RSC 2012 Awards. These prestigious awards recognise the outstanding work of scientists working in all branches of the chemical sciences.

Dalton Transactions Editorial Board Chair, Philip Mountford was awarded with the Frankland Award for ”his seminal work on metal-ligand multiple bonding of the early transition elements and applications to the design of new polymerisation catalysts and to novel chemistry of main group and lanthanide compounds.”

Dalton Transactions Editorial Board member, Polly Arnold, received one of the Corday-Morgan Prizes for her ”outstanding contributions to the application of organometallic uranium chemistry to small molecule activation.”

Whilst the Ludwig Mond Award was given to Dalton Transactions Advisory Board member and Chem Soc Rev Associate Editor, Douglas Stephan.

For details on other prize winners, visit the RSC website.

From the Dalton Transactions Editorial Office, a big well done to Philip, Polly and Doug!

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Announcing new Dalton Transactions Associate Editor

We are delighted to announce Professor Masahiro Yamashita has joined the Dalton Transactions Editorial Board as Associate Editor.

Professor Yamashita is based at Tohoku University, Japan, where his research is focused on single molecule and single chain magnets; non-linear optics in nanowire coordination compounds; and organic-inorganic hybrid superconductors.

Professor Yamashita was guest editor for last year’s New Talent: Asia themed issue and is also guest editing an upcoming Dalton Transactions themed issue in molecular magnets so watch this space…

  Masahiro Yamashita

See some of Masahiro Yamashita’s recently published articles below:

A three-dimensional network of two-electron-transferred [Ru2]2TCNQ exhibiting anomalous conductance due to charge fluctuations
Hitoshi Miyasaka, Takaumi Morita and Masahiro Yamashita
Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 271-273

Tuning of the ionization potential of paddlewheel diruthenium(II, II) complexes with fluorine atoms on the benzoate ligands
Hitoshi Miyasaka, Natsuko Motokawa, Ryo Atsuumi, Hiromichi Kamo, Yuichiro Asai and Masahiro Yamashita
Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 673-682

Surface morphologies, electronic structures, and Kondo effect of lanthanide(III)-phthalocyanine molecules on Au(111) by using STM, STS and FET properties for next generation devices
Keiichi Katoh, Tadahiro Komeda and Masahiro Yamashita
Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 4708-4723

Professor Yamashita is one of three new additions to the Dalton Transactions Editorial Board this year – we’ve also welcomed our new Chair, Professor Philip Mountford (University of Oxford), and Professor Jennifer Love (University of British Columbia).

There are also a number of new faces on our Advisory Board too. See here for the complete list of our Board members.

We are delighted to have such an excellent Board and thank them for all their hard work in making Dalton Transactions a world-leading journal in its field.

Jennifer Love Philip Mountford  
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‘Dalton Transactions after 40 volumes’ – Peter Scott

It has been a year of celebration for Dalton Transactions. As many of you will have heard it is 40 years since the journal began publishing works of great inorganic chemistry and as part of these celebrations Peter Scott has written a historical account of his personal experience with the journal. Peter still remembers his first Dalton Transactions paper as an undergraduate and has since seen the abundant changes that have led to the modern day interactive journal that needless to say is still publishing great inorganic chemistry. Peter’s historic perspective is an insightful read.

Dalton Transactions after 40 volumes
Peter Scott
Dalton Trans., 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C1DT90157E

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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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Ian Manners elected Fellow of the Royal Society

Our Editorial Board member, Professor Ian Manners from Bristol University has been made a fellow of the Royal Society. The Royal Society is the oldest scientific academy in the world, and being elected as a fellow is a great honour.

Professor Manners was recognised for his contributions to inorganic and materials chemistry. Read the full citation at the Royal Society’s webpage, or find out more about his research at the University of Bristol.

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New Dalton Transactions Associate Editor, Dan Mindiola

I am delighted to announce that Professor Dan Mindiola based at Indiana University at Bloomington in the USA has recently joined the Dalton Transactions team as Associate Editor.  

Dan will join the journal’s three existing Associate Editors, Professor John Arnold based at University of California, Berkeley, USA, Professor Guo-Xin Jin at Fudan University, China and Professor Russell Morris from St. Andrew’s University in the UK.

From June 2011 you will be able to submit your manuscripts to Dan for consideration in the journal using our online submission system.

Dan’s research work entails the design and assembly of reactive metal complexes of early metals and their role in unusual transformations such as C-H activation and C-N bond cleavage reactions. He is also interested in novel catalytic processes mediated by reactive complexes containing metal-ligand multiple bonds.

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 Find out more about Dan’s work  research at his website and check out some of his recent papers below:

Ba L. Tran, Debashis Adhikari, Hongjun Fan, Maren Pink and Daniel J. Mindiola
Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 358-360
DOI: 10.1039/B912040H, Communication
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Jennifer Scott and Daniel J. Mindiola
Dalton Trans., 2009, 8463-8472
DOI: 10.1039/B908684F, Perspective
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Last chance to nominate! Dalton Transactions European/African Lectureship

Time is running out to nominate your colleagues for the Dalton Transactions European/African Lectureship 2011! Send your nominee’s details to the Dalton Transactions Editorial Office by 22nd April 2011.

Nominate now by sending us: a nomination letter, a letter seconding the nomination, a cv (maximum 5 pages) and a statement from the candidate (not more than one page) describing their most significant research contributions.

And remember, to be eligible for the Dalton Transactions European/African Lectureship, the candidate should be within the first 12 years of receiving their doctorate or equivalent degree. Find out more….

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2011 Call for Nominations! Dalton European/African Lectureship

I am delighted to announce that nominations are now invited for the 2011 Dalton Transactions European/African Lectureship Award. This annual award was established to recognise the achievements of a young African or European inorganic chemist.

Key features of the award
The recipient of the award will be asked to present a lecture and the Dalton Transactions Editorial Office will provide the sum of £1500 to the recipient for travel and accommodation costs. The recipient will also be asked to contribute a Perspective article to the journal and will have their work showcased on the back cover of the issue in which their article is published. There will be just one recipient of the award each year.    

Qualification
The recipient of the award should be in the earlier stages of their scientific career, i.e. in the first 12 years of receiving their doctorate or equivalent degree.    

Selection
The recipient of the lectureship will be selected by the Dalton Transactions Editorial Board.

Nomination
Nominations should consist of a nomination letter, a letter seconding the nomination, a cv (maximum 5 pages) and a statement from the candidate (not more than one page) describing their most significant research contributions. Those wishing to make a nomination should send details by email to the Dalton Transactions Editorial Office by 22nd April 2011

Previous winners of the Dalton Transactions European/African Lectureship Award include:
2010 Lectureship Karsten Meyer
2009 Lectureship Simon Aldridge
2008 Lectureship Kay Severin
2007 Lectureship Andrew Weller 

Help us find this year’s winner by nominating now! Any questions about the 2011 Dalton Transactions European/African Lectureship Award can be directed to the Dalton Transactions Editorial Office.

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New Dalton Transactions Associate Editor Russell Morris

A new Associate Editor for Dalton Transactions….meet Russell Morris

In addition to being an anniversary year, 2011 will also bring a new Associate Editor to Dalton Transactions. I am delighted to announce that Professor Russell Morris from St Andrews University in the UK will begin his new role in the new year. Russell will join the journal’s two existing Associate Editors, Professor John Arnold based at University of California, Berkeley, USA and Professor Guo-Xin Jin at Fudan University, China. 

From January 2011 you will be able to submit your manuscripts on solid state and inorganic materials chemistry to Russell using our online submission system.

Russell’s research interests include the synthesis and application of zeolites, metal organic frameworks and ionic liquids and some intresting recent projects in Russell’s lab have included the synthesis of amazing shrinking zeolites, the creation of octopus catalysts and lego chemistry! Find out more about Russell’s research at his website at St Andrews and check out some of his recent papers below:

Increasing the dimensionality of hybrid vanadium oxyfluorides using ionothermal synthesis
Farida Himeur, Phoebe K. Allan, Simon J. Teat, Richard J. Goff, Russell E. Morris and Philip Lightfoot
Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 6018-6020 DOI: 10.1039/C000318B, Communication

The use of ionic liquids in the synthesis of zinc imidazolate frameworks
Gesley A. V. Martins, Peter J. Byrne, Phoebe Allan, Simon J. Teat, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, Yang Li and Russell E. Morris
Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 1758-1762 DOI: 10.1039/B917348J, Paper

Ionothermal synthesis, structure and characterization of three-dimensional zinc phosphates
Lei Liu, David S. Wragg, Hongyan Zhang, Ying Kong, Peter J. Byrne, Timothy J. Prior, John E. Warren, Zhuojia Lin, Jinxiang Dong and Russell E. Morris
Dalton Trans., 2009, 6715-6718 DOI: 10.1039/B906934H, Communication

A novel non-centrosymmetric metallophosphate-borate compound via ionothermal synthesis
Zhuojia Lin, David S. Wragg, Philip Lightfoot and Russell E. Morris
Dalton Trans., 2009, 5287-5289 DOI: 10.1039/B904450G, Communication

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