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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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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.

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Frank Würthner joins OCF as Associate Editor

Organic Chemistry Frontiers is delighted to welcome Frank Würthner of University of Würzburg as Associate Editor in the area of functional organic molecules.

Biography

Frank Würthner, born in 1964, received his education in Chemistry at the University of Stuttgart (Germany) where he obtained his doctoral degree in 1993 under the supervision of Prof. Franz Effenberger. He was a Feodor Lynen Fellow (Alexander von Humboldt foundation) and carried out postdoctoral research at MIT in Cambridge/MA (USA) with Prof. Julius Rebek, Jr.  After two years in the BASF central research laboratories in Ludwigshafen (Germany), he did a Habilitation in Organic Chemistry at the University of Ulm. Since 2002, he is professor at the University of Würzburg, where he has served as head of the Institute of Organic Chemistry, dean of the Chemistry and Pharmacy Department and founding director of the Center for Nanosystems Chemistry. His main research interests include the synthesis and characterization of pi-conjugated molecules and functional dyes, their application in organic electronics, photonics and photovoltaics, the construction of complex supramolecular architectures composed of pi-scaffolds, the mechanistic elucidation of self-assembly processes, and the investigation of light-induced processes in dye-based nanosystems. He has published more than 300 papers and been a co-inventor on more than 20 patents.

Research

The research programme of Frank Würthner’s group is devoted to functional dyes and the development of methodologies for the self-assembly of pi-conjugated molecules into nanoscale and condensed phase materials for highly desirable (opto-)electronic, photovoltaic and biomedical applications. Current activities are focused on the following contemporary research topics:

  • Supramolecular Synthesis
  • Photofunctional Dye Assemblies
  • Nano and Solid State Chemistry
  • Organic Electronics & Photovoltaics
  • Nanosystems for Biomedicine

Frank is now accepting submissions to Organic Chemistry Frontiers. Submit your high quality work to his Editorial Office today!

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Louis Fensterbank wins the 2014 Clavel-Lespieau Prize

Congratulations to Professor Louis Fensterbank from the Université Pierre & Marie Curie (UPMC), the winner of the Prix Clavel-Lespiau in 2014!

Presented by the French Académie des Sciences, the Prix Clavel-Lespiau recognizes excellence in research in organic chemistry by a scientist who is currently working in France.

Professor Louis Fensterbank

Louis Fensterbank was born in Poitiers in 1967 and raised in Tours. While graduating from the Ecole Superieure de Chimie Industrielle de Lyon (ESCIL) in 1990, he joined the team of Scott Sieburth at SUNY Stony Brook, worked on silicon-tethered reactions and obtained his Ph.D. in 1993. After a temporary lecturer position at UPMC in 1994, he was appointed by the CNRS in 1995 as a Chargé de Recherche in Max Malacria’s team. In 2004, he obtained a professorship position at UPMC and in 2008, he was nominated junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France. In 2009, he was a Visiting Scientist at the Australian National University, Canberra. He was awarded by the French Academy of Science in 2014 the Clavel-Lespiau Prize for his work his organic synthesis.

His research interests concern the discovery of new molecular transformations relying on radical or organometallic processes and their applications to the synthesis of substrates with relevant properties (natural products, probes, ligands…).  He has co-authored more than 170 publications.

Representative chemistry

Find out more about Professor Fensterbank’s research by reading his publication in OrgChemFront:

Visible-light photocatalytic oxidation of 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds and carbon–carbon bond formation

Marion Daniel, Louis Fensterbank, Jean-Philippe Goddard and Cyril Ollivier
DOI: 10.1039/C4QO00071D


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Michael A. Kerr to receive the 2015 Alfred Bader Award

Organic Chemistry Frontiers congratulates the Advisory Board member Michael A. Kerr, who is awarded the 2015 Alfred Bader Award by the Canadian Society of Chemistry.

Professor Michael A. Kerr

Michael Kerr received his BSc in 1985 from the University of Waterloo where he worked as a research assistant under the supervision of Victor Snieckus. He then moved to the laboratories of Marcus Tius at the University of Hawaii where he was awarded a PhD in 1991. This was followed by two years of post-doctoral study under the guidance of K.C. Nicolaou at the Scripps Research Institute. Kerr began his independent career in 1993 as an assistant professor at the primarily undergraduate Acadia University and was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 1998.  In 1999, he moved to the more research intensive environment at The University of Western Ontario where he is currently full professor of chemistry. Kerr`s research focuses on the development of new methods related to heterocyclic chemistry and the application of these methods to the total synthesis of complex targets.

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For more information about Alfred Bader Award and the past winners, please visit http://www.cheminst.ca/awards/csc-awards/alfred-bader-award.


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