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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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Professor Christine Thomas joins the Dalton Transactions Editorial Board

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Christine Thomas to the Dalton Transactions Editorial Board.

Professor Thomas is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Brandeis University and her research program focuses on synthetic inorganic, organometallic and bioinorganic chemistry. She will join the board as an Associate Editor on 1st May 2014 having been a member of the Advisory Board for Chemical Communications since 2012. In response to her appointment, Professor Thomas said “I’m honoured and excited to join the Dalton Transactions team.” ChristineThomas

A selection Professor Thomas’ latest papers in Dalton Transactions

Heterolytic addition of E-H bonds across Pt-P bonds in Pt N-heterocyclic phosphenium/phosphido complexes
Baofei Pan, Mark W. Bezpalko, Bruce M. Foxman and Christine M. Thomas
Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 9083-9090

Synthesis and investigation of the metal–metal interactions in early/late heterobimetallic complexes linking group 5 imido fragments to Co(I)
Deirdra A. Evers, Alia H. Bluestein, Bruce M. Foxmana and Christine M. Thomas
Dalton Trans.,  2012, 41, 8111-8115

Effect of ligand modification on the reactivity of phosphinoamide-bridged heterobimetallic Zr/Co complexes
Wen Zhou, Noam I. Saper, Jeremy P. Krogman, Bruce M. Foxman and Christine M. Thomas
Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 1984-1989

  
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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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