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Editor’s Choice: Santanu’s recommended articles

Professor Santanu Mukherjee (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore), recently joined the Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry team as an Associate Editor. Santanu works in the field of asymmetric catalysis, with a focus on the discovery of new enantioselective transformations. His research group investigates hydrogen bonding, Lewis base and bifunctional catalysis, and more recently, he has focused on iridium-catalyzed asymmetric allylic substitution reactions.

 

To find out more about Santanu, take a look at our recent blog welcoming him to the team.

 

Santanu has picked out a selection of his personal favourite recent OBC articles which you can read now for free*

 

Santanu’s Recommended OBC Articles:

 

Catalyst-controlled positional-selectivity in C–H functionalizations

Virendra Kumar Tiwari and Manmohan Kapur

 

 

 

An enantioselective synthesis of α-alkylated pyrroles via cooperative isothiourea/palladium catalysis

W. Rush Scaggs, Toya D. Scaggs and Thomas N. Snaddon

 

Organocatalytic asymmetric synthesis of highly substituted pyrrolidines bearing a stereogenic quaternary centre at the 3-position

Soumendranath Mukhopadhyay and Subhas Chandra Pan

 

Total synthesis of incargranine A

Patrick D. Brown and Andrew L. Lawrence

 

 

 

 

Studies toward the synthesis of strevertenes A and G: stereoselective construction of C1–C19 segments of the molecules

Tapan Kumar Kuilya, Subhendu Das, Dhiman Saha and Rajib Kumar Goswami

 

Formal [4 + 2] benzannulation of 2-alkenyl indoles with aldehydes: a route to structurally diverse carbazoles and bis-carbazoles

Ankush Banerjee, Avishek Guin, Shuvendu Saha, Anushree Mondal and Modhu Sudan Maji

 

Vinylogous acyl triflates as an entry point to α,β-disubstituted cyclic enones via Suzuki–Miyaura cross-coupling

Daria E. Kim, Yingchuan Zhu and Timothy R. Newhouse

 

 

 

 

*Access is free until 28/02/2019 through a registered RSC account.

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OBC warmly welcomes Professor Anthony Davis as our new Editorial Board Chair

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Prof. Anthony Davis as the new Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry Editorial Board Chair. Tony returns to the Board after serving for many years as an Editorial Board member and we are very pleased to welcome him to his new role as Chair.

 

Tony is a Professor of Supramolecular Chemistry at the University of Bristol, with research focusing on anion recognition and transport, carbohydrate recognition, and crystal engineering. He started his chemistry career at Oxford University, obtaining both his undergraduate degree and D.Phil (in the group of Dr Gordon Whitham), followed by two years of postdoctoral work under the supervision of Prof. Jack Baldwin. He joined the group of Prof. Albert Eschenmoser in 1981, working as a Royal Society European Exchange Fellow, before becoming a Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at Trinity College, Dublin, in 1982. In September 2000, he moved to his current institution, and you can find out more about his current group on the research group webpage.

 

Tony is also a co-founder of Ziylo, a biotechnology company focusing on the development of new treatments for diabetes patients, which was recently sold to Novo Nordisk. A second company spun out of Ziylo, Carbometrics, continues to work on carbohydrate sensing.

 

Prof. Davis is the recipient of numerous awards including the Tilden Medal and the RSC Award for Physical Organic Chemistry. He has published hundreds of articles, and you can see a selection of his great work below.

 

Upon becoming Chair, Tony commented, “OBC is a cornerstone of organic chemical publishing, and I’m delighted to take on this responsibility.”

 

Read some of Tony’s latest publications:

Maltodextrin recognition by a macrocyclic synthetic lectin

Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 8649-8652

 

Anion transport by ortho-phenylene bis-ureas across cell and vesicle membranes

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2018, 16, 1083-1087

(Included in the 2018 OBC HOT article collection)

 

Enantioselective carbohydrate recognition by synthetic lectins in water

Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 4056-4061

 

Synthesis and evaluation of a desymmetrised synthetic lectin: an approach to carbohydrate receptors with improved versatility

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2016, 14, 1930-1933

(Included in the 2016 OBC HOT article collection)

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Introducing Professor Santanu Mukherjee, OBC Associate Editor

OBC is delighted to welcome our new Associate Editor, Professor Santanu Mukherjee, to the Editorial Board.

Santanu started his career in chemistry at R. K. Mission Residential College, Narendrapur, India, obtaining his BSc in 2000. He went on to study for his MSc in chemistry at IIT, Kanpur, 2002, before joining Professor Albrecht Berkessel at Universität zu Köln for his doctoral studies. After completing these in 2006, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Professor Benjamin List at Max-Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim an der Ruhr until 2008 and with Professor E. J. Corey at Harvard University from 2008-2010. In 2010, Santanu returned to India to join the Department of Organic Chemistry at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2015.

His research interests focus on asymmetric catalysis, with a particular emphasis on the discovery of new enantioselective transformations, and recently, on iridium-catalyzed asymmetric allylic substitution reactions. To find out more about his research interests, you can visit the group webpage.

Santanu is a recipient of numerous recognitions and awards, and has published a large number of papers in high quality journals. Below are just a few examples of these publications:

 

Iridium-catalyzed enantioselective direct vinylogous allylic alkylation of coumarins

Chem. Sci., 2018, 9, 5767-5772,  Edge Article

“On water” catalytic enantioselective sulfenylation of deconjugated butyrolactams

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2017, 15, 6921-6925,  Paper

Nitro-enabled catalytic enantioselective formal umpolung alkenylation of β-ketoesters

Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 6686-6690,  Edge Article

Catalytic enantioselective cascade Michael/cyclization reaction of 3-isothiocyanato oxindoles with exocyclic α,β-unsaturated ketones en route to 3,2′-pyrrolidinyl bispirooxindoles

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2016, 14, 10175-10179,  Communication

 

Submit a manuscript for Santanu to handle today

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Bristol Synthesis Meeting 2019

Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry are proud to sponsor the 2019 Bristol Synthesis Meeting, to be held in the Victoria Rooms, University of Bristol, 9th April 2019.

The meeting boasts a fantastic line up of speakers including OBC Advisory Board members Helma Wennemers (ETH Zurich) and Ilan Marek (Technion, Israel Institute of Technology).

Registration is now open, so for the full list of speakers and to register, see the Bristol Synthesis Meeting webpage.

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OBC welcomes new Editorial Board member Corinna S. Schindler

We are delighted to introduce Assistant Professor Corinna S. Schindler as the newest member of our Editorial Board.

Originally from Schwaebisch Hall, Germany, Corinna carried out her undergraduate studies at the Technical University of Munich, completing her Diploma Thesis under the supervision of K. C. Nicolaou at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla. She then joined the Carreira group at ETH Zurich for her Ph.D., before accepting a postdoctoral position with Eric N. Jacobsen at Harvard University. In 2013 she moved to her current faculty as an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan.

Over the course of her career, Corinna has worked in various areas of organometallic and organic synthetic chemistry. Currently, her research lab in Michigan focuses primarily on developing new synthetic methodologies to access biologically active structures, and you can find out more by visiting the group webpage.

Corinna has been recognized by numerous awards including the NSF Career Award, c&en’s Talented Twelve Award, the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute GreenX: Rising Star Award and an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship.

 

Read her publications, including:

Synthesis and biological evaluation of pharbinilic acid and derivatives as NF-κB pathway inhibitors

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 8990-8993, DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02918J

Photoredox activation and anion binding catalysis in the dual catalytic enantioselective synthesis of β-amino esters

Chem. Sci., 2014, 5, 112-116, DOI: 10.1039/C3SC52265B

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