Take a stroll down memory lane with Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry on our 10th anniversary

In our continued countdown to Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry‘s 10th anniversary issue we have had a look back at some of the art work that has appeared on our covers through the years. Below are the front covers of issue 1 and the work that featured on them for each year since the inception of OBC. What’s your favourite?

These stylish old school covers (right) were originally seen in 2003 & 2004 on volumes 1 & 2 respectively.

Volume 3:
Free: New chiral anion mediated asymmetric chemistry
Jérôme Lacour and Richard Frantz
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2005, 3, 15–19
DOI: 10.1039/B413554G

Volume 4:
Free: Artificial ribonucleases
Teija Niittymäki and Harri Lönnberg
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2006, 4, 15–25
DOI: 10.1039/B509022A

Volume 5:
Free: Synthesis of protein–polymer conjugates
Karina L. Heredia and Heather D. Maynard
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2007, 5, 45–53
DOI: 10.1039/B612355D

Volume 6:
Metallo-nucleosides: synthesis and biological evaluation of hexacarbonyl dicobalt 5-alkynyl-2′-deoxyuridines
Craig D. Sergeant et al.

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2008, 6, 73–80
DOI: 10.1039/B713371E

Volume 7:
Chemical approach toward efficient DNA methylation analysis
Akimitsu Okamoto
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2009, 7, 21–26
DOI: 10.1039/B813595A

Volume 8:
Synthesis and biological evaluation of phosphatidylinositol phosphate affinity probes
Stuart J. Conway et al.

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2010, 8, 66–76
DOI: 10.1039/B913399B

Volume 9:
Practical access to highly enantioenriched quaternary carbon Michael adducts using simple organocatalysts
Thomas C. Nugent, Mohammad Shoaib and Amna Shoaib
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2011, 9, 52–56
DOI: 10.1039/C0OB00822B

Volume 10:
Synthesis of enantioenriched γ-quaternary cycloheptenones using a combined allylic alkylation/Stork–Danheiser approach: preparation of mono-, bi-, and tricyclic systems
Nathan B. Bennett et al.

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2012, 10, 56–59
DOI: 10.1039/C1OB06189E

All of these articles are FREE to access so if you missed them the first time round why not have a read now. In fact, why not have a look at the whole of the issue? All the content from each issue 1 is now FREE to access so dive in and enjoy:

Volume: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

  • Do you have a favourite cover from our 10 years? Why not share it with us by leaving a comment below.


  •  Interested in having your work featured on a cover? Submit your work to us and show us your artwork.


  •  Missed our other 10th anniversary posts? Take a look here for some of our top cited work.
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One Response to “Take a stroll down memory lane with Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry on our 10th anniversary”

  1. Phil Gale says:

    Vol. 1 Issue 4 – a classic! Thanks Rob!

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