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Congratulations to Dalton Transactions & NJC Poster Prize Winners at EICC-5

The EuChemS Inorganic Chemistry Conference is a biannual event showcasing the latest work by the very best inorganic chemists. After previous meetings successfully held in Manchester (2011), Jerusalem (2013), Wroclaw (2015) and Copenhagen (2017) the 5th EuChemS Inorganic Chemistry Conference (EICC-5) was held in Moscow between 24 – 28th June.

Developments, achievements and prospects in all fields of inorganic chemistry were presented in plenary lectures by distinguished scientists, keynote presentations, oral communications and posters in various sections. Guided by the traditions of previous EICCs, the conference’s main purpose was to promote the development of the new generation of inorganic chemists, enabling them to establish new contacts with colleagues from different countries and chemistry fields through the presentation of their work, and through the many networking opportunities the conference provided.

Dalton Transactions Editorial Board Member Marinella Mazzanti was a Plenary Speaker and New Journal of Chemistry’s Editor-in-Chief Mir Wais Hosseini and Associate Editor Yannick Guari were Keynote Speakers.

Dalton Transactions and New Journal of Chemistry each sponsored a Poster Prize at this year’s event and we all send a huge congratulations to the winners:

 

Dalton Transactions Poster Prize Winner:
Alexandra Zima, Novosibirsk State University, Russia
‘The comparison of the low-spin and high-spin intermediates Fe(V)=O in the selective oxidation of organic substrates’

New Journal of Chemistry Poster Prize Winner:
Dr Oksana Koplak, Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics of RAS, Chernogolovka, Russia
‘Antiferromagnetic inclusions in organic semiconductors (DOEO)4HgBr4•TCE’

 

Alexandra Zima, Dalton Transactions Poster Prize Winner Oksana Koplak, New Journal of Chemistry Poster Prize Winner

Alexandra Zima with her winning poster. Photographer – Nikolai G Kagirov, Yulia V. Chernova Post-Production – Yulia V. Chernova

Dr Oksana Koplak with her winning poster. Photographer – Yulia V. Chernova

 

The posters were considered by a committee of 9 professors (a mix of keynote and invited speakers) from 6 countries. The winners each received a certificate, RSC book voucher and free subscription to the journal for a year.

Congratulations!

 

 

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Congratulations to the BC Inorganic Discussion Weekend 2019 Poster Prize Winners!

The 2019 BC Inorganic Discussion Weekend was held 10-11 May at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The plenary speakers were Brandi Cossairt (University of Washington), Jeff Warren (Simon Fraser University) and Ian Manners (University of Victoria).

The weekend kicked off on the Friday evening with the opening plenary and poster session, followed on Saturday with further plenary lectures, multiple student discussion groups and poster presentations finishing with a banquet Saturday night.

Dalton Transactions was pleased to sponsor two Outstanding Poster Presentation prizes.

The prizes were awarded to:

Aiko Kurimoto, The Berlinguette Group – University of British Columbia, with the poster entitled:

Deuteration of Alkynes using a Palladium Membrane Reactor

and

Soumalya Sinha, The Warren Research Group – Simon Fraser University, with the posted entitled:

An Unexpected Solvent Effect in Electrocatalytic CO2-to-CO Conversion Revealed Using Asymmetric Metalloporphyrins

Aiko Kurimoto, Dalton Transactions Postwer Prize Winner BCIDW Soumalya Sinha, Dalton Transactions Poster Prize Winner at BCIDW
Aiko Kurimoto Soumalya Sinha

 

The winners each received a certificate and a RSC book voucher. A huge congratulations to Aiko and Soumalya from all of us here at Dalton Transactions!

You can find out more about the weekend over on their website and by searching #BCIDW on Twitter.

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Congratulations to Journées de Chimie de Coordination 2019 Prize Winners!

The 2019 Journées de Chimie de Coordination meeting was held 31st January – 1st February in Montpellier, France. These two days were organised by chemists from the four major chemistry institutes of Montpellier (ICGM, IBMM, IEM and ICSM) in order to bring together the French Coordination Chemistry community around a scientific program comprising of six plenary conferences and Oral Communication and Poster prizes.

There were talks from over 20 speakers including, Jean-François Nierengarten (University of Strasbourg), Eduardo Peris (Universitat Jaume I), Clotilde Policar (Sorbonne University), Corine Mathonière (Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux), Myrtil Kahn (CNRS) and Abderrahmane Amgoune (Institut de Chimie et Biochimie Moléculaires et Supramoléculaires).

 

Dalton Transactions and New Journal of Chemistry sponsored a poster prize and an oral prize each.

 

The two poster prize winners were:

Ghada Manai, Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie des Nano-Objets (Dalton Transactions) for their poster entitled:

Matériaux hybrides nanostructures à base de nanoparticules de platine et de plymères peptidiques

Ekaterina Mamontova, Université de Montpellier (NJC) for their poster entitled:

Making Prussian blue analogues nanoparticles luminescent: effect of the confinement over the properties

Ekaterina Mamontova, Université de Montpellier, Journées de Chimie de Coordination 2019 Ding Wang, École Polytechnique, Journées de Chimie de Coordination

(left to right) NJC Poster Prize winner, Ekaterina Mamontova and Dalton Transactions Oral prize winner, Ding Wang

 

The two oral prizes winners were:

Ding Wang, École Polytechnique (Dalton Transactions)

Synthesis and Characterizations of an Original Heterobimetallic Nickel Complex with Divalent Organolanthanides

Maya Guillaumont, Laboratoire de Chimie Théorique (NJC)

Theoretical study of Reduction Routes of MX(PPh3)3 in complex environment toward synthesis of Cobalt and Nickel Nanocrystals

 

The winners received a journal certificate and a book voucher. Dalton Transactions and New Journal of Chemistry sends hearty congratulations to the winners!

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MICRA2016 poster prize winner

Many congratulations to Dalton Transactions poster prize winner Dr Sophie Benjamin who was awarded at the MICRA2016 – Meeting of Inorganic Chemists Recently Appointed which took place at the University of Bath from the 5th – 7th September.

The meeting takes place every two years and brings together the UK’s community of early career researchers in inorganic chemistry along with experienced colleagues. The aim is to strengthen the UK’s inorganic community by helping junior academics to develop into successful, independent researchers through exchange of experiences and networking.

Further information about the meeting can be found on the webpage.

Sophie Benjamin

Dalton Transaction poster prize winner Dr Sophie Benjamin

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Poster prize winners at ICOMC 2016 Conference

Here’s to the Dalton Transactions best poster prize winners: Mr Ramaraj Ayyappan (Indian Institute of Science, India) and Ms Sabrina Khoo (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) at the 27th International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry (ICOMC 2016).

Dalton poster prize winners (left to right): Mr Ramaraj Ayyappan, (Indian Institute of Science, India) and Ms Sabrina Khoo (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

The conference took place in Melbourne, Australia from the 17th – 22nd July with the aim of forming a successful meeting point for scientists active in various fields of organometallic chemistry and all related disciplines and applications worldwide.

Plenary guest speakers included former Dalton Transactions Chair Professor Philip Mountford amongst others and our newest Associate Editor, Richard Layfield attended as a keynote speaker. Our Editorial Board member, Polly Arnold was also in attendance to give a keynote talk.

Further details about the conference can be found here along with information about the next conference which will take place in Florence, Italy in 2018.

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British Zeolite Association meeting 2016 prize winner

The 39th annual British Zeolite Association meeting was held on 21-23 March, 2016, at the University of Bath, UK. During the event, keynote lectures were given by Professor Richard Catlow, UCL, UK, Professor Diego Gatta, University of Milan, Italy, Professor Svetlana Mintova, CNRS & University of Caen, France and Dr Matthias Thommes, Quantachrome Instruments.

The Dalton Transactions poster prize was awarded to Huan V. Doan, a PhD student at the Unitversity of Bath’s Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies, for his poster entitled: “Synthesis of hierarchical metal-organic frameworks in CO2 expanded solvent systems.” Huan’s research shows that CO2-expanded synthesis modifies the porosity and crystallite size of the material and could lead to promising control of MOF formation for a variety of applications with reduced environmental impact.

Please join us in congratulating Huan!

Huan V. Doan next to his poster

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Poster prize at the first University of California Symposium for Chemical Sciences

We are delighted to announce that the University of California Symposium for Chemical Sciences Dalton Transactions poster prize was awarded to Allie Yingyao Chen, during the event held from 21-23 March 2016, at the, UCLA Lake Arrowhead conference centre, USA. This was the first symposium of its kind and brought graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from across the University of California together, to network and start up new collaborations.

Poster prize winner, Allie, is a second year graduate student working on the synthesis of small molecule inhibitors for metalloproteins. This work is carried out under the guidance of Professor Seth Cohen at the University of California, San Diego, USA. Please join us in congratulating Allie on this achievement!

A selection of photos from the symposium – Beverly Chou
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Perspectives and Frontiers by RSC award winners

We are delighted to present a selection of recently-published Dalton Transactions Perspective and Frontier articles by recent winners of Royal Society of Chemistry awards.

Adrian Chaplin

Dr Adrian Chaplin: 2015 Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prize winner

NHC-based pincer ligands: carbenes with a bite
Rhiann E. Andrew, Lucero González-Sebastián and Adrian B. Chaplin
Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 1299
DOI:10.1039/C5DT04429D

In this frontier article we overview the emergence and scope of NHC-based CCC and CNC pincer systems, i.e. complexes containing mer-tridentate ligands bearing two NHC donor groups, comment on their effectiveness in applications, and highlight areas for future development and exploitation.

graphical abstract



Paul Dyson

Professor Paul Dyson: 2015 Bioinorganic Chemistry Award winner

Metal-based drugs that break the rules
Claire S. Allardyce and Paul J. Dyson*
Dalton Trans., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT03919C

Cisplatin and other platinum compounds have had a huge impact in the treatment of cancers and are applied in the majority of anticancer chemotherapeutic regimens. The success of these compounds has biased the approaches used to discover new metal-based anticancer drugs. In this perspective we highlight compounds that are apparently incompatible with the more classical (platinum-derived) concepts employed in the development of metal-based anticancer drugs, with respect to both compound design and the approaches used to validate their utility. Possible design approaches for the future are also suggested.

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Dr Kogularamanan Suntharalingam

Dr Kogularamanan Suntharalingam: Dalton Young Researchers Award 2014 Winner

Advances in cobalt complexes as anticancer agents
Catherine R. Munteanu and Kogularamanan Suntharalingam*
Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 13796-13808
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT02101D

The evolution of resistance to traditional platinum-based anticancer drugs has compelled researchers to investigate the cytostatic properties of alternative transition metal-based compounds. The anticancer potential of cobalt complexes has been extensively studied over the last three decades, and much time has been devoted to understanding their mechanisms of action. This perspective catalogues the development of antiproliferative cobalt complexes, and provides an in depth analysis of their mode of action.

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We will continue you update this blog post as more articles are published.

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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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