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Report from the Northern Postdoctoral Researchers Meeting

The Northern Postdoctoral researchers meeting took place on May 28th at the School of Chemistry and Zochonis Building, The University of Manchester. This was the fourth of a series of events organised by the Chemistry Postdoctoral Society for the academic year 2014/15, included in the proposal funded by the Dalton Division Committee through the Small Grants for Scientific Activities scheme.

The purpose of the meeting was to gather young scientists from the Northern and North-West region, giving the chance to showcase their research and offering also a great networking opportunity. The event was free to attend and saw the participation of around 70 attendants between Postdocs and PhDs coming from the University of Manchester, University of Liverpool, University of Huddersfield, University of Sheffield, University of Hull, University of York, and University of Leeds.

Postdoctoral researchers selected from Northern institutions (Manchester, Huddersfield, Hull, Leeds and Liverpool) offered research talks which spread across a wide range of topics in chemistry. The quality of the talks and of the research presented was outstanding, leading also to a great interaction between the audience and the speakers.

After the coffee break, the meeting was moved to the foyer of the School of Chemistry were the poster session took place, featuring over 30 contribution from Postdocs and PhD from various Northern institutions. At the end of the poster session, two prizes were awarded, sponsored by Dalton Transactions. The winner of the prize for the best postgraduate poster went to Luke Wilkinson (University of Sheffield), whilst the prize for the best poster from a postdoctoral researcher was awarded to Kevin Vincent (University of Huddersfield).

Dr Fabrizio Ortu (right) with poster prize winners Kevin Vincent (University of Huddersfield) and Luke Wilkinson (University of Sheffield)

In general, we received very enthusiastic feedback about the meeting. In particular, visiting postdoctoral researchers had high praises for the work of the Postdoctoral Society and offered to organise another event analogous to this in one year’s time.

The meeting was kindly supported by the RSC Dalton Division and the School of Chemistry (UoM). Furthermore the Postdoctoral Society obtained additional support from Fluorochem, Sigma-Aldrich and TCI. Dalton Transactions was acknowledged during the opening and closing remarks of the conference; additionally the Dalton Transactions logo was included in the conference material.

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Lectureship awards & Poster prizes at the 5th Asian Conference on Coordination Chemistry

Poster prize winners with Dalton Transactions Editor, Andrew Shore

Many congratulations to the Dalton Transactions Lectureship and Poster prize winners who were awarded at the 5th Asian Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ACCC5) which took from the 12th - 16th July 2015 in Hong Kong.

Recipients of the Lectureship were: John Nitzchke, David Parker and Philip Mountford who is currently the Editorial Board Chair for Dalton Transactions.

The conference is one of the largest regional conferences in Asia; focussing on the area of coordination chemistry and providing a forum for inorganic and coordination chemists to meet and discuss ideas on the most frontier research topics as well as an opportunity to present their most recent research findings.

Further information regarding the conference can be found here.

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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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Winners at the X Congresso del Gruppo Interdivisionale di Chimica Organometallica

Blerina Gjoka (left) and Daniela Intrieri (right) after winning their Dalton Transactions Poster Prizes at the X Co.G.I.C.O

Blerina Gjoka (left) and Daniela Intrieri (right) after winning their Dalton Transactions Poster Prizes at the X Co.G.I.C.O

The Congresso del Gruppo Interdivisionale di Chimica Organometallica della Societa’ Chimica Italiana (Co.G.I.C.O) recently held their 10th meeting in the beautiful city of Padua, in the North of Italy. Founded in 1991, the group meets every 2 years to discuss recent developments in the field of organometallic chemistry

Attracting established international scientists and young researchers alike, this year the delegates enjoyed a range of talks from the plenary speakers: 

Paul J. Dyson, Lausanne, “Organoruthenium agents for the treatment of invasive tumours“ 

Steven P. Nolan, St Andrews, “Recent advances in late transition metal-NHC mediated catalysis” 

Kay Severin, Lausanne, “Chemistry with organometallic half-sandwich complexes: sensors, nanostructures, and catalysts” 

Christophe Coperet, Zurich, “Control functionalization of surfaces towards single-site catalysts” 

Poster sessions were also held during the meeting and we are delighted to announce that the winners of the two Dalton Transactions Poster Prize’s were Daniela Intrieri of Università degli Studi di Milano, and Blerina Gjoka of Università degli studi di Padova. 

Daniela’s poster was on the topic of ‘Ru(TPP)CO-Catalysed 2-Azido Biaryls Annulation to Afford Phenanthridine and Dihydrophenanthridine Derivatives’, and Blerina’s on ‘Iron(III) Amino Triphenolate Complexes as Catalysts for CO2 Fixation’

See the conference homepage for more details

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Poster prize winner Dr Subash Sahoo at the ACC3

We are very pleased to report that at the 3rd Asian Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ACC-3), Dr Subash Sahoo, from the group of Prof. Rahul Banerjee of the National Chemical Laboratory in Pune, was awarded the Dalton Transactions poster prize! His winning poster focussed on chiral coordination networks and proton conductivity along helical chains of hydrogen-bonded water molecules. More details of the conference can be found here.

Professor P. K. Bharadwaj (left) accepting the poster prize on behalf of Dr Subash Sahoo. The prize was awarded by Professor Mike Ward (right), Editor-in-Chief of RSC Advances

 

Dr Sahoo was awarded a Dalton Transactions certificate and a copy of the book Coordination polymers: design, analysis and application, which unfortunately he could not receive in person, but was accepted on his behalf by Prof. P. K. Bharadwaj.

The RSC Advances poster prize was awarded to Sandeep Kumar Dey for his poster on anion binding and host-guest chemistry with tripodal ligands, details for which can be found on the RSC Advances Blog.

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Caroline Knapp wins again at the CCDG 2011 meeting

I am delighted to report that Caroline Knapp was the winner of the Dalton Transactions Poster Prize for the second time at the recent Coordination Chemistry Discussion Group (CCDG) meeting! The annual meeting of the CCDG was held at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK from the 7-8 July 2011. Caroline is a member of Jose Goicoechea’s group at the University of Oxford. Congratulations Caroline!

Find out more about Caroline’s research on Zintl ions in her recent Dalton Transactions articles :

A versatile salt-metathesis route to heteroatomic clusters derived from phosphorus and arsenic Zintl anions
Caroline M. Knapp, Joseph S. Large, Nicholas H. Rees and Jose M. Goicoechea
Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 735-745

Reactivity studies of group 15 Zintl ions towards homoleptic post-transition metal organometallics: a ‘bottom-up’ approach to bimetallic molecular clusters
Caroline Knapp, Binbin Zhou, Mark S. Denning, Nicholas H. Rees and Jose M. Goicoechea
Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 426-436

The meeting itself was a great success featuring a wide spread in coordination chemistry from actinides to artificial photosynthesis and magnetism to MOFs. The meeting saw excellent talks by keynote speakers, such as Polly Arnold (Edinburgh) and Jean-Francois Carpentier (Rennes), in addition to some great postgraduate presentations. I particularly enjoyed the great conference dinner ‘by the pitch’ at Delia Smith’s restaurant in Norwich City Football Club! Thanks to all those at UEA who organised this year’s exciting CCDG meeting.

If you attended the meeting yourself, do let us know how you got on by posting a comment below….. What talk did you find most interesting? Did you enjoy eating in the stadium?

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Poster prize winner at EuCOMC 2011 in Toulouse

I am delighted to announce that Christian Färber from Germany was the winner of the Dalton Transactions Poster Prize at the recent EuCOMC meeting in beautiful Toulouse. Christian is based at the University of Kassel in Germany in the group of Ulrich Siemeling.

The title of Christian’s winning poster was: Zwitterionic Nitron as an Instant N-Heterocyclic Carbene

Why not find out more about Christian’s research by reading the papers below?

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N-heterocyclic carbenes which readily add ammonia, carbon monoxide and other small molecules
Ulrich Siemeling, Christian Färber, Clemens Bruhn, Michael Leibold, Detlef Selent, Wolfgang Baumann, Moritz von Hopffgarten, Catharina Goedecke and Gernot Frenking
Chem. Sci., 2010, 1, 697-704  DOI: 10.1039/C0SC00451K, Edge Article 

A stable crystalline N-heterocyclic carbene with a 1,1′-ferrocenediyl backbone
Ulrich Siemeling, Christian Färber and Clemens Bruhn
Chem. Commun., 2009, 98-100 DOI: 10.1039/B813809E, Communication

Where you also at the EuCOMC meeting in Toulouse this year? Tell us how you got on by leaving a comment below!

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EuCOMC XIX and CCDG

Just a quick post to let you know that I will be attending both the EuCOMC XIX (in sunny Toulouse) and Coordination Chemistry Discussion Group (in equally sunny Norwich, I’m sure) meetings next week. Dalton Transactions Poster Prizes will be up for grabs at both conferences.

If you will be at either of these conferences, I would love to meet you. Just send me an email or post a comment in the box below this post.

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Hot Article: Metallocene alkynes catalysing dehydrogenation of boranes

In this HOT article, Rosenthal and co-workers present studies on the application of group 4 metal complexes, in particular metallocene alkyne complexes and metal amides, for the catalytic dehydrogenation of dimethylamine borane.  In this context, the catalytic evolution of hydrogen from stable hydrogen storage materials has become increasingly important.

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Catalytic dehydrogenation of dimethylamine borane by group 4 metallocene alkyne complexes and homoleptic amido compounds
Torsten Beweries, Sven Hansen, Monty Kessler, Marcus Klahn and Uwe Rosenthal
Dalton Trans., 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C1DT10366K, Communication

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Dalton Transactions poster prize winner at 2010 BC Inorganic Chemistry Discussion Weekend

Julien Dugal-Tessier, who works in Derek Gates’ group at the University of British Columbia, was awarded a Dalton Transactions poster prize at the BC Inorganic Chemistry Discussion Weekend last summer.

The meeting brought together inorganic chemists from five universities in Canada’s two most western provinces. Plenary speakers at the meeting included Charles Walsby and Byron Gates from Simon Fraser University and Stephen McNeil from UBC Okanagan.

Find out more about Julien’s research by visiting the Gates Group homepage or read his recent Dalton Transactions perspective article:

Phospha-organic chemistry: from molecules to polymers
Joshua I. Bates, Julien Dugal-Tessier and Derek P. Gates
Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 3151-3159
DOI: 10.1039/B918938F, Perspective

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