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2nd From Carbon-Rich Molecules to Carbon-Based Materials Conference

Organic Chemistry Frontiers and Materials Chemistry Frontiers are pleased to being sponsoring the 2nd From Carbon-Rich Molecules to Carbon-Based Materials Conference to be held in in Nassau, Bahamas from 07-10 June 2018.

This interdisciplinary conference will feature a number of plenary and invited talks from leading scientists. Major focus areas will range from newly designed methods of chemical synthesis, characterization, and structure determination of carbon-rich molecules and carbon-based materials to measurements of their functional properties and investigations into their potential practical applications.

The conference is co-organized by Professor Michael Haley, the Guest Editor of Organic Chemistry Frontiers themed collection Novel π-electron molecular scaffolds.

Materials Chemistry Frontiers Associate Editor Shu Seki and Natalia B. Shustova are also being invited to the conference as speakers.

Register early for reduced fee by 7th December 2017 at the conference website!

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OMCOS19 (Jeju, 25-29 June 2017)

The 19th IUPAC International Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry Directed Towards Organic Synthesis (OMCOS 19) will be held at International Convention Center Jeju from June 25th to June 29th of 2017.

Early bird registration: - April 28, 2017
Regular Registration:  April 29, 2017 - June 15, 2017

Organic Chemistry Frontiers is proud to be one of the sponsors to OMCOS19. This event was co-chaired by Sukbok Chang and Chulbom Lee, Editorial board member of Organic Chemistry Frontiers. Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, Shengming Ma is also giving a plenary talk at this conference. Please see here the detailed scientific program. If you wish to talk with Chulbom Lee of Shengming Ma about Organic Chemistry Frontiers, please let us know by email.

The OMCOS series of biennial symposia started in 1981. Its venue alternates between North America, Europe and East Asia. It is a single session type scientific conference that brings together industrial and academic chemists from around the world (often > 1000) to consider the most recent developments in new metal-mediated and -catalyzed reactions, mechanistic insights and new applications, novel preparations and uses for organometallic reagents, as well as ingenious and improved methods for the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and materials using metals.

For more information about this year’s conference, please visit www.omcos2019.org. Make sure you register before 28 April to guarantee your place at the reduced fee.

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Web collection: Synthetic Approaches to Natural Products via Catalytic Processes

We are delighted to announce a new themed collection to be published in 2017 on Organic Chemistry Frontiers:

Synthetic Approaches to Natural Products via Catalytic Processes

Deadline for submissions: 31 July 2017

Guest edited by: Louis Fensterbank Shuanhu Gao Armen Zakarian
University Pierre et Marie Curie East China Normal University UC, Santa Barbara

See ‘Recent applications of Cp2TiCl in natural product synthesis’ (Org. Chem. Front., 2014, 1, 15-33)

Catalysis serves as a powerful tool for chemical bonds transformation, asymmetric induction, and more importantly for achieving increased structural complexity in fewer synthetic steps. Over the past decade, stunning advances in catalytic methods like photoredox catalysis, organocatalysis and transition-metal mediated catalysis etc. have revolutionised the ways in preparing architecturally complex natural products and natural-product-like structures.

With the rapid development of catalytic methods as well as their growing impact in natural product synthesis, we wish this web collection could offer colleagues a platform to showcase their most exciting researches, highlighting at the same time the state-of-the-art and current limitations in this field.

Research articles, Reviews and Highlights will be considered for publication. Submissions will be subject to normal peer review. Accepted articles will be published and included into recent journal issues without delay to permit the timely dissemination of the work.

Please note in “comments to the editors” field in the online submission system if your manuscript is dedicated to this themed collection.

We look forward to your contribution!

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International Conference on New Challenges in Organic Synthesis

Organic Chemistry Frontiers is proud to sponsor the International Conference on New Challenges in Organic Synthesis on 26-29 November in Guangzhou, China.

The International Conference on New Challenges in Organic Synthesis (ICOS) is the premier conference on organic-related fields, which represents a fast-growing field of chemistry. This conference will provide a comprehensive overview of the latest research encompassing synthetic methodology, total synthesis, chemical biology and organic functional materials, featuring invited lectures by established researchers from across the globe and early-career scientists who are making recent, novel contributions.

Organic Chemistry Frontiers is very pleased to participate in this exciting event and award prizes to authors of the best conference abstracts.

Professor Zhangjie Shi, the Editorial Board member of OCF, is also delivering an invited lecture at this conference. Please do speak to Professor Shi, if you have any question about the journal!

To find out more information about the speakers and how to register, please visit the conference WEBSITE!

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Nicolai Cramer joins Organic Chemistry Frontiers as Associate Editor

Organic Chemistry Frontiers is delighted to announce that Professor Nicolai Cramer of École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) will join the journal as an Associate Editor from 1st November 2016. He will bring his expertise in metal catalysis and synthetic organic chemistry to the journal and handle submissions from these areas.

Nicolai Cramer

Nicolai Cramer earned his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry in 2005 from the University of Stuttgart, Germany under the guidance of Professor Sabine Laschat. After a brief research stint at Osaka University, Japan, he joined the group of Professor Barry Trost at Stanford University as Feodor-Lynen postdoctoral fellow from 2006-2007. He then moved to the ETH Zurich, Switzerland working towards his habilitation associated to the chair of Professor Erick M. Carreira. He received the venia legendi in 2010. Subsequently, Dr. Cramer joint EPF Lausanne, Switzerland as Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2013. Among other prizes, he received the 2010 Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award and in 2013, the Novartis Early Career Award in Organic Chemistry, the BASF Catalysis Award and the Latsis Prize.

His general interests encompass enantioselective metal-catalyzed transformations and their implementation for the synthesis of biologically active molecules. A key focus of his research is the development of asymmetric C-H and C-C bond functionalizations enabled by tailored chiral ligands.

Check some of his recent publications:

Asymmetric Catalysis Powered by Chiral Cyclopentadienyl Ligands

Christopher G. Newton, David Kossler, and Nicolai Cramer

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 3935–3941

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b12964

Enantioselective palladium(0)-catalyzed intramolecular cyclopropane functionalization: access to dihydroquinolones, dihydroisoquinolones and the BMS-791325 ring system

J. Pedroni, T. Saget, P. A. Donetsa and N. Cramer

Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 5164-5171

DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01909E

Chiral Cyclopentadienyls: Enabling Ligands for Asymmetric Rh(III)-Catalyzed C–H Functionalizations

Baihua Ye and Nicolai Cramer

Acc. Chem. Res., 2015, 48, 1308–1318

DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.5b00092

Catalysis: Gold unleashes the power of three

Christopher M. B. K. Kourra and Nicolai Cramer

Nature, 2015, 517, 440–441

DOI: 10.1038/517440a

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Top 10 Reviewers for Organic Chemistry Frontiers

In celebration of Peer Review Week, with the theme of Recognition for Review – we would like to highlight the top 10 reviewers for Organic Chemistry Frontiers in 2016, as selected by the editor for their significant contribution to the journal.

Name Institution
Dr Yuhong Zhang Zhejiang University
Dr Jie Wu Fudan University
Dr Itaru Nakamura Tohoku University
Dr Xingang Zhang Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Professor Zhang-jie Shi Peking University
Dr Jin-Heng Li Hunan University
Dr Sanzhong Luo Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Dr Yong-Min Liang Lanzhou University
Dr Naohiko Yoshikai Nanyang Technological University
Dr Xingwei Li Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

We would like to say a massive thank you to these reviewers as well as the Organic Chemistry Frontiers board and all of the materials chemistry community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.


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Organic Chemistry Frontiers’ First Impact Factor 4.693

Organic Chemistry Frontiers is delighted to announce its first Impact Factor as 4.693*!

As a collaborative journal led by the Chinese chemistry community, Organic Chemistry Frontiers is committed to report the very best research from China, Asia and rest of the world to an international audience. This impressive Impact Factor 4.693 demonstrates that the journal has attracted and published outstanding research, and has a large, community-spanning international readership.

Professor Shengming Ma, Editor-in-Chief of Organic Chemistry Frontiers, comments “the first impact factor shows an encouraging starting of Organic Chemistry Frontiers. We thank all our authors for their great contribution and we shall do our best to provide them excellent publishing services.

The editorial office is also grateful to our distinguished international editorial and advisory board for safeguarding the high quality of the journal. Most important of all, are our reviewers, authors and those who have cited their work, and to them we extend our particular thanks!

We look forward to welcoming the next challenges and greater achievements in the future!

*Data based on 2015 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2016).


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Guy Bertrand wins the Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson Award

Professor Guy Bertrand from University of California San Diego and CNRS was awarded the Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson Award for his discovery of stable carbenes and their applications in organometallic synthesis and catalysis.

The Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson Award is for outstanding contributions to pure or applied research in the field of organometallic chemistry. For more information on nominations, past winners, or selection criteria, see the Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson Award page.

Guy Bertrand is actively involved in scientific publishing. He now serves as a member of Editorial Board for Organic Chemistry Frontiers and the Associate Editor of Chemical Reviews. To learn more about Guy Bertrand and his exciting research, read his interview with Organic Chemistry Frontiers .

A full list of winners and more information about the Royal Society of Chemistry prizes and awards can be found at: rsc.li/awards-prizes-2016

In celebration of our 2016 prizes and awards, a collection of articles from across our journals was assembled to showcase some of the remarkable contributions made by this year’s winners. All articles are free to access until 5th June 2016.

Access the full collection

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Call for papers: Special collection celebrating Barry Trost’s 75th Birthday

In June 2016, Professor Barry Trost, Stanford University, will celebrate his 75th birthday. Professor Trost is an internationally recognized leader in synthetic organic chemistry and is prominent for advancing the concept of atom economy.

As a part of his birthday celebration and a tribute to his renowned career, Organic Chemistry Frontiers will publish a collection of invited contributions in 2016 in honour of his birthday.

Deadline for submissions: 15th May 2016.

Research Articles, Reviews and Tutorial Accounts from all aspects of organic chemistry are welcome in this special collection.

Submit your significant work today to this special collection for Professor Barry Trost!

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OCF to be indexed by SCI-E

We are pleased to let you know that Organic Chemistry Frontiers (OCF) has been accepted for the following Thomson Reuters products beginning with volume 1(1) 2014:

  • Science Citation Index-Expanded (SCIE) including the Web of Science
  • ISI Alerting Service
  • Current Contents/Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences (CC/PC&ES)

The journal content will soon be available online from Web of Knowledge. The first Impact Factor (partial) will be released next year in 2015 Journal Citation Report.

In addition, you can also search articles and reactions published in OCF via Scopus (@Elsevier), SciFinder (@CAS) and STN (@CAS).

Please note that the standard journal abbreviation is Org. Chem. Front. when citing OCF papers.

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