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Poster prize winner at the 16th Symposium for Host-Guest and Supramolecular Chemistry

The 16th Symposium for Host-Guest and Supramolecular Chemistry is an annual symposium that covers all aspects of the chemical sciences related to molecular recognition and supramolecular chemistry.

This year the symposium was held on 2 – 3 June 2018 at the Tokyo University of Science, Japan. The event included a special lecture by Dr Shigeki Sasaki and invited lectures by Dr Takashi Hayashi and Dr Katsuhiko Ariga.

We are delighted to announce that the Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry poster prize was awarded to: Zhan Yiyang (The University of Tokyo) – Effect of Guest Encapsulation on the Kinetic Stability of a Hydrophobic Assembly

Congratulations Zhan and to all the poster prize winners at the symposium!

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Outstanding Reviewers for Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry in 2017

Outstanding Reviewers for Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry in 2017

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry in 2017, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Professor Kyo Han Ahn, Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea, ORCID: 0000-0001-7192-7215
Dr Yumin Dai, Virginia Tech, USA
Dr Stephen Hashmi, Universität Heidelberg, Germany, ORCID: 0000-0002-6720-8602
Dr Shih-Yuan Liu, Boston College, Merkert Chemistry Centre, USA, ORCID: 0000-0003-3148-9147
Dr Luis Simón, University of Salamanca, Spain, ORCID: 0000-0002-3781-0803
Professor Colin Suckling, University of Strathclyde, UK
Dr Mark Taylor, University of Toronto, Canada, ORCID: 0000-0003-3424-4380
Dr Mario Waser, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria, ORCID: 0000-0002-8421-8642
Professor Shuli You, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, China, ORCID: 0000-0003-4586-8359 
Dr Jian Zhou, East China Normal University, China

We would also like to thank the Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry board and the wider community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal you can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre.

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24th IUPAC International Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry

Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry is proud to sponsor the 24th IUPAC International Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry (ICPOC 24).  The conference will be held from 1st – 6th July 2018 at the University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal.

ICPOC meetings bring together chemists from academia and industry, active in the fields of organic chemistry, physical chemistry, theoretical chemistry, catalysis and supramolecular chemistry.

The breadth of Physical Organic Chemistry represented in ICPOC 24 by a range of presentations in topics associated to the 3 streams of the conference:

  • Physical foundations of organic reactivity
  • Mechanism and catalysis
  • Supramolecular and systems chemistry

Full list of speakers can be found online.

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Chirality 2018

We are proud to announce that Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry will be sponsoring Chirality 2018.  The conference will take place on the 10th – 13th June 2018 at Princeton University, New Jersey, USA.

Chirality 2018 will mix traditional core areas of stereochemistry with focus on emerging areas of scientific importance.

Speakers include some of our Associate Editors and board members:

  • Jin Quan Yu (Scripps)
  • Motomu Kanai (Tokyo)
  • Dean Tantillo (UC Davis)
  • Ben Feringa (U Groningen)
  • Helma Wennemers (ETH Zurich)
  • Shu-Li You (Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry)

Registration closes 30th April 2018

 

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Introducing Professor Scott Silverman, OBC Associate Editor

We are delighted to announce that Professor Scott Silverman has joined Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry as an Associate Editor.  

Professor Silverman’s lab currently focuses on the development, characterization, and application of DNA as a catalyst. Find out more on his lab’s webpage.

Scott K. Silverman was born in 1972 and raised in Los Angeles, California. He received his BS in chemistry from UCLA in 1991, working with Christopher Foote on photooxygenation mechanisms. He obtained his PhD in chemistry from Caltech in 1997, working with Dennis Dougherty to study high-spin organic polyradicals and molecular neurobiology. After postdoctoral research on RNA biochemistry with Thomas Cech at the University of Colorado at Boulder, he joined the University of Illinois in 2000, where he is currently Professor of Chemistry.

Professor Silverman’s recent articles include:

Assessing histidine tags for recruiting deoxyribozymes to catalyze peptide and protein modification reactions
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2016,14, 4697-4703, Paper

DNA-catalyzed glycosylation using aryl glycoside donors
Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 9259-9262, Communication

He has also Guest Edited these recent themed collections

Submit a manuscript for Scott to handle today

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What are your colleagues reading in Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry?

The articles below are some of the most read Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry articles in April, May and June 2017.

Review Articles:

Design and synthesis of analogues of natural products
Martin E. Maier
DOI: 10.1039/C5OB00169B

Transition-metal catalyzed valorization of lignin: the key to a sustainable carbon-neutral future
Markus D. Kärkäs, Bryan S. Matsuura, Timothy M. Monos, Gabriel Magallanes and Corey R. J. Stephenson
DOI: 10.1039/C5OB02212F

Selective chemical labeling of proteins
Xi Chen and Yao-Wen Wu
DOI: 10.1039/C6OB00126B

Site-selective incorporation and ligation of protein aldehydes
Richard J. Spears and Martin A. Fascione
DOI: 10.1039/C6OB00778C

1,3-Dipolar cycloadditions of azomethine imines
Carmen Nájera, José M. Sansano and Miguel Yus
DOI: 10.1039/C5OB01086A

Organocatalytic synthesis of axially chiral atropisomers
P. Renzi
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB00908A

The application of design of experiments (DoE) reaction optimisation and solvent selection in the development of new synthetic chemistry
Paul M. Murray, Fiona Bellany, Laure Benhamou, Dejan-Krešimir Bučar, Alethea B. Tabor and Tom D. Sheppard
DOI: 10.1039/C5OB01892G

Recent advances in the synthesis and application of fluorescent α-amino acids
Alexander H. Harkiss and Andrew Sutherland
DOI: 10.1039/C6OB01715K

Communications & Papers:

Amidation of unactivated ester derivatives mediated by trifluoroethanol
Christopher G. McPherson, Nicola Caldwell, Craig Jamieson, Iain Simpson and Allan J. B. Watson
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB00593H, Communication

A rapid and efficient one-pot method for the reduction of N-protected α-amino acids to chiral α-amino aldehydes using CDI/DIBAL-H
Jakov Ivkovic, Christian Lembacher-Fadum and Rolf Breinbauer D
OI
: 10.1039/C5OB01838B, Communication

A protocol for amide bond formation with electron deficient amines and sterically hindered substrates
Maria E. Due-Hansen, Sunil K. Pandey, Elisabeth Christiansen, Rikke Andersen, Steffen V. F. Hansen and Trond Ulven
DOI: 10.1039/C5OB02129D, Communication

A NHC-catalyzed 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reaction of allyl ketones with azides: direct access to 1,4,5-trisubstituted 1,2,3-triazoles
Huijun Yuan, Lili Zhang, Zhantao Liu, Yang Liu, Jian Wang and Wenjun Li
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB00906B, Communication

A novel off–on fluorescent probe for sensitive imaging of mitochondria-specific nitroreductase activity in living tumor cells
Bo Huang, Wen Chen, Yong-Qing Kuang, Wei Liu, Xian-Jun Liu, Li-Juan Tang and Jian-Hui Jiang
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB00781G, Communication

FeCl3 catalysed 7-membered ring formation in a single pot: a new route to indole-fused oxepines/azepines and their cytotoxic activity
K. Shiva Kumar, Meesa Siddi Ramulu, Bandari Rajesham, N. Praveen Kumar, Vani Voora and Rama Krishna Kancha
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB00715A,Paper

Copper-catalyzed oxidative decarboxylative coupling of α-keto acids and sulfoximines
Chaleena Pimpasri, Ladawan Sumunnee and Sirilata Yotphan
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB00776K, Paper

Tf2NH-catalyzed formal [3 + 2] cycloaddition of oxadiazolones with ynamides: a simple access to aminoimidazoles
Yingying Zhao, Yancheng Hu, Xincheng Li and Boshun Wan
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB00701A, Communication

Cyclic dipeptide based cell-penetrating peptidomimetics for effective DNA delivery
Chilakapati Madhu, Chandrashekhar Voshavar, K. Rajasekhar and Thimmaiah Govindaraju
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB00167C, Communication

Synthesis, properties, and crystal structures of π-extended double [6]helicenes: contorted multi-dimensional stacking lattice
Takao Fujikawa, Nobuhiko Mitoma, Atsushi Wakamiya, Akinori Saeki, Yasutomo Segawa and Kenichiro Itami
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB00987A, Paper

Urotensin-II peptidomimetic incorporating a non-reducible 1,5-triazole disulfide bond reveals a pseudo-irreversible covalent binding mechanism to the urotensin G-protein coupled receptor
Salvatore Pacifico, Aidan Kerckhoffs, Andrew J. Fallow, Rachel E. Foreman, Remo Guerrini, John McDonald, David G. Lambert and Andrew G. Jamieson
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB00959C, Paper

Enantioselective total synthesis of (+)-arborescidine C and related tetracyclic indole alkaloids using organocatalysis
Vishal M. Sheth, Bor-Cherng Hong and Gene-Hsiang Lee
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB00473G, Communication

Asymmetric synthesis of CF3-containing tetrahydroquinoline via a thiourea-catalyzed cascade reaction
Yuanyuan Zhu, Boyu Li, Cui Wang, Zhenghao Dong, Xiaoling Zhong, Kairong Wang, Wenjin Yan and Rui Wang
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB01013C, Communication

Palladium-catalyzed Suzuki–Miyaura coupling of amides by carbon–nitrogen cleavage: general strategy for amide N–C bond activation
Guangrong Meng and Michal Szostak
DOI: 10.1039/C6OB00084C, Paper

Ru(II)-Catalyzed annulation of benzamidines and alkynes by C–H/N–H activation: a facile synthesis of 1-aminoisoquinolines
P. P. Kaishap, G. Duarah, D. Chetia and S. Gogoi
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB00389G, Paper

2,2,2-Trifluoroethanol as a solvent to control nucleophilic peptide arylation
Diana Gimenez, Anica Dose, Nicholas L. Robson, Graham Sandford, Steven L. Cobb and Christopher R. Coxon
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB00295E, Communication

Regioselective 6-endodig iodocyclization: an accessible approach for iodo-benzo[a]phenazines
Sonu Kumar, Mohammad Mujahid and Akhilesh K. Verma
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB00671C, Paper

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Poster prize winners at the 11th Symposium on Biorelevant Chemistry

Congratulations to the poster prize winners at the Symposium on Biorelevant Chemistry!

Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry are please to present prizes to these winners:

Ryotaro Yamada (Nagoya University, Graduate School of Science, Department of Chemistry)
Title: Probing auxin signaling with synthetic auxin-engineered receptor pair

Kieko Senda (Nagoya University, Graduate School of Science, Department of Chemistry)
Title: Photostable fluorescent nanoparticles encapsulating a NIR phospha-rhodamine dye

Organised by the Chemical Society of Japan, the Symposium on Biorelevant Chemistry took place from the 7th – 9th September 2017.

The winners receiving their prizes from Philippa Hughes (Executive Editor, Royal Society of Chemistry)

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Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry partners with Publons

Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry has partnered with Publons (a third-party reviewer recognition service) so you can keep a record of every review you complete.

We really value your reviewing and editorial contributions and want to ensure you get more recognition for them.

How it works
When you submit a review to a participating journal you will be asked if you want to opt in to Publons, you can then instantly start building your verified peer review and editorial record to showcase the full extent of your contributions and influence in your field. Publons tracks your reviews without compromising reviewer anonymity, by default, only the year of the review and the journal title will be shown on reviewer profiles for our journals.

Read more about the partnership on our news pages

For more information about Publons, visit publons.com/benefits/researchers

 

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Prize winners at the Southampton Supramolecular Chemistry Conference

Congratulations to all the prize winners at the Southampton Supramolecular Chemistry Conference 2016.

We were pleased to present prizes to these winners:

Valentina Santolini (Imperial College London) – ChemSocRev Talk Prize

Daniel Cornwell (York University) – Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry Talk Prize

Chris Taylor (Sheffield University) – ChemComm Poster Prize

The conference took place at University of Southampton on 24th June 2016.
It was focused on early career researchers working within Supramolecular Chemistry.  The conference was a great opportunity for PhDs and postdocs to present their research and network with their peers and leaders within this field.
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What are your colleagues reading in Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry?

The articles below are some of the most read Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry articles in January, February and March 2016.

Development of a stable phosphoarginine analog for producing phosphoarginine antibodies
Han Ouyang, Chuan Fu, Songsen Fu, Zhe Ji, Ying Sun, Peiran Deng and Yufen Zhao
DOI: 10.1039/C5OB02603B, Communication

Bifunctional primary amine-thioureas in asymmetric organocatalysis
Olga V. Serdyuk, Christina M. Heckel and Svetlana B. Tsogoeva
DOI: 10.1039/C3OB41403E, Perspective

Transition-metal catalyzed valorization of lignin: the key to a sustainable carbon-neutral future
Markus D. Kärkäs, Bryan S. Matsuura, Timothy M. Monos, Gabriel Magallanes and Corey R. J. Stephenson
DOI: 10.1039/C5OB02212F, Review Article

Design and synthesis of analogues of natural products
Martin E. Maier
DOI: 10.1039/C5OB00169B, Review Article

Organic synthetic transformations using organic dyes as photoredox catalysts
Shunichi Fukuzumi and Kei Ohkubo
DOI: 10.1039/C4OB00843J, Review Article

Biomineralization-inspired synthesis of functional organic/inorganic hybrid materials: organic molecular control of self-organization of hybrids
Atsushi Arakaki, Katsuhiko Shimizu, Mayumi Oda, Takeshi Sakamoto, Tatsuya Nishimura and Takashi Kato
DOI: 10.1039/C4OB01796J, Review Article

Synthesis of substituted pyrenes by indirect methods
Juan M. Casas-Solvas, Joshua D. Howgego and Anthony P. Davis
DOI: 10.1039/C3OB41993B, Review Article

Recent synthetic additions to the visible light photoredox catalysis toolbox
Ricardo A. Angnes, Zhou Li, Carlos Roque D. Correia and Gerald B. Hammond
DOI: 10.1039/C5OB01349F, Review Article

A protocol for amide bond formation with electron deficient amines and sterically hindered substrates
Maria E. Due-Hansen, Sunil K. Pandey, Elisabeth Christiansen, Rikke Andersen, Steffen V. F. Hansen and Trond Ulven
DOI: 10.1039/C5OB02129D, Communication

Metal catalyzed defunctionalization reactions
Atanu Modak and Debabrata Maiti
DOI: 10.1039/C5OB01949D, Review Article

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