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Dalton Transactions in Japan

Members of our Editorial Board recently awarded Dalton Transactions certificates to two attendees at conferences in Japan.

The XXVI International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry (ICOMC 2014) was held in Sapporo on 13th – 18th July with over 1100 participants in attendance.

Professors Fryzuk & Mountford

Professor Michael Fryzuk recieving his certificate from Professor Philip Mountford

Professor Philip Mountford (University of Oxford), Chair of the Dalton Transactions Editorial Board, was on hand to present Professor Michael Fryzuk (University of British Columbia) with a certificate commemorating his Dalton Transactions-sponsored lecture.

Professor Fryzuk gave an excellent talk on nitrogen fixation using organometallic species which was well attended by conference delegates.

After the conference, a number of speakers attended a post-ICOMC symposium at Osaka University on 19th July 2014. The meeting was attended by 150 students and local professors and featured talks from Professors Jun Okuda and Matthias Tam (both members of the Dalton Transactions Advisory Board), Professor John Arnold (Dalton Transactions Associate Editor) and Professor Mountford.

John Arnold, Philip Mountford and Kento Kawakita

Mr Kento Kawakita (right) recieving his certificate from Professors John Arnold (left) and Philip Mountford (centre).

50 posters were presented during the conference, with Mr Kento Kawakita, from the group of Professor Kazushi Mashima (Osaka University and Dalton Transactions Advisory Board), being awarded a Dalton Transactions prize for best poster by Professors Mountford and Arnold.

Congratulations to both Professor Fryzuk and Mr Kawakita!

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Porous Inorganic Materials Symposium

Dalton Transactions and Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B & C will be jointly presenting a Porous Inorganic Materials Symposium in China this June, comprising of three events at: 

  • University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, 26 June, hosted by Professor Shu-Hong Yu (Materials Horizons Advisory Board member)
  • Fudan University, Shanghai, 28 June, hosted by Professor Gengfeng Zheng (Journals of Materials Chemistry A Advisory Board Member) 
  • Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Changchun, 30 June, hosted by Professor Hongjie Zhang (CrystEngComm Associate Editor)  

All three meetings will feature talks from Dr Andy Burrows (University of Bath, UK), Professor Jing Li (Rutgers University, USA) and Professor Christoph Janiak (University of Dusseldorf, Germany) with additional speakers that will be unique to each event.

To register for any of the events and to view the full list of speakers, see the symposium’s webpage.

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Winners at Dalton 2014

We were delighted to award six winners with poster prizes at the Dalton 2014 Joint Discussion Meeting .

The Dalton 2014 Joint Discussion Meeting was held at the University of Warwick in April and was attended by 200+ delegates with 150 posters presented. Poster prizes were jointly sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry journals Chemical Science, Dalton Transactions and Metallomics with each winner receiving a certificate and a Royal Society of Chemistry book.  

1st Prize was awarded to Mr Jack Rowbotham from Durham University who was also awarded a Dalton Division Bursary to present his work at  XVII Brazilian Meeting on Inorganic Chemistry in Araxá, Brazil in August. The award was presented by Dr Sam de Visser from the University of Manchester and Sarah Ruthven, Editor of Dalton Transactions. Well done Jack!

Sam de Visser, Jack Rowbotham, Sarah Ruthven

Sam de Visser, Jack Rowbotham and Sarah Ruthven.

Five other poster prizes were awarded to to the following people:

Miss Rhiann Andrew (University of Warwick)
Ms Nivedita Das (Dublin City University)
Mr Abayomi Faponle (University of Manchester)
Dr Amanda Jarvis (University of St Andrews)
Miss Sofia Papdouli (University of Bristol)

Congratulations to all the winners from Dalton Transactions, Chemical Science and Metallomics!

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Advancing the Chemistry of the f-Elements

Now welcoming abstract submissions for Dalton Discussion 14 – Advancing the Chemistry of the f-Elements

28th – 30th July 2014, Edinburgh, UK

Confirmed speakers: Geoff Cloke, University of Sussex, UK
  Melissa Denecke, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  Laurent Maron, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
  Jeffrey Long, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  Nik Kaltsoyannis, University College London, UK
  Marinella Mazzanti, CEA, Grenoble, France
  Paula Diaconescu, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  Jonathan Lloyd, University of Manchester, UK

This Dalton Discussion aims to highlight the burgeoning role, and exciting prospects for f-elements in modern, metal-based chemistry. Abstracts for oral presentations must be sent in before 16th December 2013.

Authors of the selected oral abstracts will then be expected to submit their work as a full paper, which will form the basis of their short presentation at the Discussion meeting. The paper itself must contain new, unpublished work and be submitted for review to the Editorial Office of Dalton Transactions by 30th June 2014. At the conference, each author will be given approximately 5 minutes to summarise the key points of their paper in order to leave the majority of time open for discussion

This year, Dalton Discussion 14 is adopting a new process. Papers presented at Dalton Discussions will continue to be published in a dedicated themed issue of Dalton Transactions, however article peer-review will now take place after the Discussion. This means that speakers have longer to make the finishing touches to their article before the papers are made available online prior to the meeting.

To find out more about Dalton Discussion 14 and to submit your abstract, visit the dedicated webpage.

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Oorgandagarna-Inorganic Days conference

Oorgandagarna - Inorganic Days poster prizeThe conference “Oorgandagarna – Inorganic Days” was held in Åhus in Sweden from 17-19 June 2013. Dalton Transactions sponsored two poster prizes, and the two winners were Erik Lewin and Matthew Wolf from Uppsala University. Congratulations to Erik and Matthew, and I hope all the conference attendees had a great time!

 

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Advancing the Chemistry of the Actinides deadline extended

 

 

 

 

 

Last chance to submit your oral abstract 

You may have thought you had missed your chance to submit an abstract for Advancing the Chemistry of the Actinides – Dalton Discussion 14.  

However, as a result of requests from the scientific community we are extending the deadline until 4 March – but please don’t delay!

This Dalton Discussion will highlight the burgeoning role and exciting prospects for actinides in modern, metal-based chemistry, focusing on the following themes:

•    Probing structure and bonding in actinide compounds
•    Actinide properties and materials applications
•    Advances in actinide reactivity and catalysis
•    Actinides in the environment

See full details of submitting your abstract

We do hope you will take the opportunity to join this Discussion where you will be able to hear from these excellent speakers:

Keynote

Geoff Cloke
University of Sussex, UK
Melissa Denecke
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Laurent Maron
Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
Jeffrey Long
University of California, Berkeley, USA
  Invited

Nik Kaltsoyannis
University College London, UK
Marinella Mazzanti
CEA, Grenoble, France
Paula Diaconescu
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Jonathan Lloyd
University of Manchester, UK

In addition you can take advantage of networking with other delegates with interest and experience in actinide chemistry, at both the interactive poster sessions and the conference dinner.

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Meet us in 2013

With the start of the calendar year, its as good a time as any to get thinking about where our 2013 travels will take us…

We are planning to attend the following conferences. Will you be there too?

 

Please do let us know if you think you’ll be attending – we’d love to meet you!
  Jamie Humphrey, Editor Fiona McKenzie, Deputy Editor

 

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Dalton Discussion 14 – Advancing the chemistry of actinides

Now welcoming abstract submissions for Dalton Discussion 14 – Advancing the Chemistry of Actinides

16th–18th September 2013, Edinburgh, UK

Confirmed speakers: Geoff Cloke, University of Sussex, UK
  Melissa Denecke, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  Laurent Maron, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
  Jeffrey Long, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  Nik Kaltsoyannis, University College London, UK
  Marinella Mazzanti, CEA, Grenoble, France
  Paula Diaconescu, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  Jonathan Lloyd, University of Manchester, UK

This Dalton Discussion aims to highlight the burgeoning role, and exciting prospects for actinides in modern, metal-based chemistry. Abstracts for oral presentations must be sent in before 15th February 2013.

Authors of the selected oral abstracts will then be expected to submit their work as a full paper, which will form the basis of their short presentation at the Discussion meeting. The paper itself must contain new, unpublished work and be submitted for review to the Editorial Office of Dalton Transactions by 16th August 2013. At the conference, each author will be given approximately 5 minutes to summarise the key points of their paper in order to leave the majority of time open for discussion

This year, Dalton Discussion 14 is adopting a new process. Papers presented at Dalton Discussions will continue to be published in a dedicated themed issue of Dalton Transactions, however article peer-review will now take place after the Discussion. This means that speakers have longer to make the finishing touches to their article before the papers are made available online prior to the meeting.

To find out more about Dalton Discussion 14 and to submit your abstract, visit the dedicated RSC webpage.

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4th Dalton Transactions International Symposium

This year’s Dalton Transactions International Symposium was held in November in Singapore and Shanghai, with the theme of organometallic chemistry and catalysis.

Day One of the Symposium was held in a hot and humid Singapore, at the A* Star Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), where local host Professor TS Andy Hor welcomed both local and overseas speakers.  After an opening welcome by Andy and Editor Jamie Humphrey, Professor Pak-Hing Leung, from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in the west of Singapore began the scientific talks, with his presentation entitled ‘Palladacycle-catalysed asymmetric hydrophosphination: direct and efficient synthesis of functionalised chiral tertiary phosphines’. After the morning coffee break, served Singapore style, Professor Philip Mountford (University of Oxford, UK, and Dalton Transactions Editorial Board Chair) gave a talk about ‘New terminal titanium hydrazido complexes: exploring the chemistry of the Ti=N-NR2 functional group’ and Professor JJ Vittal, from the National University of Singapore (NUS), took us up to lunch by describing his research on the ‘Design and reactivity of coordination polymers’.

Following lunch, Professor Aaron Sadow (Iowa State University) began the afternoon session, sporting his new Singapore haircut which he had the day before, presenting his talk on ‘Main group compounds supported by oxazolinylborate ligands in catalysis’. Aaron was followed by Professor Kuo-Wei Huang (King Abdullah University of Science & Technology), speaking about ‘A new class of PN3-pincer ligands for metal-ligand cooperative catalysis’. The final session of the day included a presentation by Professor Jean-Francois Carpentier ( University of Rennes), on ‘Discrete complexes of alkaline- and rare-earth elements: useful catalysts for cyclic esters polymerisations and hydroelementation reactions’ and Professor Han Vinh Huynh (NUS), speaking about ‘Non-classical NHC ligands and a new electronic parameter for the  determination of ligand donor strengths’.

Philip Mountford and Jamie Humphrey
Philip Mountford and Jamie Humphrey visit the clean room at IMRE

After the formal end of the Symposium, the speakers were given a tour of the facilities at IMRE, including a tour of the clean room (with a very strict dress code…). Day One of the Symposium was a great success, with a series of excellent scientific talks and many opportunities for those attending the Symposium to meet and discuss science with the speakers.

The next day the travelling speakers flew to Shanghai, where even though the weather was rather chilly, they received the warmest of welcomes, from local host Professor Guo-Xin Jin and other friends, beginning with a welcome dinner at the Jin Mao Tower in the Pudong district of Shanghai.

Day Two of the Symposium saw the return to the exact same venue where we had organised the very first Dalton Transactions International Symposium in 2009, the Fuxian Hotel at Fudan University. Following the same pattern of Day One of the Symposium, local host Professor Guo-Xin Jin welcomed those in attendance and opened the scientific sessions.

Professor Kuiling Ding (Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry) began with a presentation on ‘Chiral catalyst evolution: rational design and serendipity’, and was joined by Professors Mountford, Sadow and Carpentier, and local speakers Professor Jie-Sheng Chen (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, ‘Electron transfer and its effects in porous solid’), Professor Aiwen Lei (Wuhan University, ‘Oxidative coupling: chemistry between two “nucleophiles” ‘) and Professor Tao Tu (Fudan University, ‘Synthesis, aggregation and applications of pincer type organometallics’). The day concluded with some closing remarks by Jamie Humphrey and dinner in the Fuxian Hotel.

The 4th Dalton Transactions International Symposium brought together world class organometallic chemists, allowing old friends to be reunited and new friendships to be made. It was great to see so many discussions during the breaks, and especially to see local students discussing chemistry with the speakers.

Very many thanks are due to the local hosts, Professors Andy Hor in Singapore and Guo-Xin Jin in Shanghai, for their tireless efforts to ensure a successful Symposium, to the co-sponsoring host organisations, IMRE and the Singapore National Institute of Chemistry (SNIC) and Fudan University, for their generous financial support, and to all 11 speakers!

Read a selection of recent Dalton Transactions articles by the Symposium speakers by following the links below:

Site selectivity and reversibility in the reactions of titanium hydrazides with Si–H, Si–X, C–X and H+ reagents: Ti Nα 1,2-silane addition, Nβ alkylation, Nα protonation and σ-bond metathesis
Pei Jen Tiong, Ainara Nova, Andrew D. Schwarz, Jonathan D. Selby, Eric Clot and Philip Mountford
Dalton Trans., 2012,41, 2277-2288
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT12359B

Unusual structural motif in a zwitterionic Fe(II) complex of a tetradentate phosphine
Barun Jana, Megan Hovey, Arkady Ellern, Oleg Pestovsky, Aaron D. Sadow and Andreja Bakac
Dalton Trans., 2012,41, 12781-12785
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT31437A

Allyl strontium compounds: synthesis, molecular structure and properties
Phillip Jochmann, Julien P. Davin, Stefanie Maslek, Thomas P. Spaniol, Yann Sarazin, Jean-Francois Carpentier and Jun Okuda
Dalton Trans., 2012,41, 9176-9181
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT30743J

One-step entry to olefin-tethered N,S-heterocyclic carbene complexes of ruthenium with mixed ligands
Nini Ding, Wenhua Zhang and T. S. Andy Hor
Dalton Trans., 2012,41, 5988-5994
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT12354A

Palladium(IV) chemistry supported by pincer type ligands
Heng Zhang and Aiwen Lei
Dalton Trans., 2011,40, 8745-8754
DOI: 10.1039/C1DT10373C

A precursor route to single-crystalline WO3 nanoplates with an uneven surface and enhanced sensing properties
Xiao-Xin Zou, Guo-Dong Li, Pei-Pei Wang, Juan Su, Jun Zhao, Li-Jing Zhou, Yu-Ning Wang and Jie-Sheng Chen
Dalton Trans., 2012,41, 9773-9780
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT30748K

Chiral cyclopalladated complex promoted asymmetric synthesis of diester-substituted P,N-ligands via stepwise hydrophosphination and hydroamination reactions
Ke Chen, Sumod A. Pullarkat, Mengtao Ma, Yongxin Li and Pak-Hing Leung
Dalton Trans., 2012,41, 5391-5400
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT12379G

Correlation of spectroscopically determined ligand donor strength and nucleophilicity of substituted pyrazoles
Jan Christopher Bernhammer and Han Vinh Huynh
Dalton Trans., 2012,41, 8600-8608
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT30526G

Bottom-up synthesis of coordination polymers based on carborane backbones and Cu2(CO2)4 paddle-wheel: ligand metathesis with metallotecons
Sheng-Li Huang, Lin-Hong Weng and Guo-Xin Jin
Dalton Trans., 2012,41, 11657-11662
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT30708A

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International Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry (ISOMC) 2012

The seventh International Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry (ISOMC 2012) was held at Seoul National University in Korea between 1st and 3rd November, attended by Dalton Transactions Editorial Board Chairman, Professor Philip Mountford and New Journal of Chemistry associate editor Professor Peter Junk.  Eighteen stimulating lectures were given by a range of established and emerging scientists from academia and industry, representing  seven different countries. The poster prize was sponsored by Dalton Transactions and was awarded to Keishi Yamamoto from Professor Kazushi Mashima’s laboratory at Osaka University, Japan. The title of the poster was “Synthesis and structures of iminopyrrolyl and amidopyrrolyl complexes of Group 2 metals”. 

 

  

 Philip Mountford and Keishi Yamamoto

 Delegates at the International Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry (ISOMC 2012) 

 

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