Christopher Hunter joins Chemical Science as Associate Editor

Chemical Science is pleased to welcome Christopher Hunter as Associate Editor for Physical Organic chemistry.  

Biography
Christopher Hunter is Herchel Smith Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. Originally from New Zealand, he moved to Northern Ireland at the age of four and completed his early education there.  After receiving his undergraduate degree and PhD from Churchill College, Cambridge, he returned to his native New Zealand for a couple of years to lecture at the University of Otago. In 1991 he moved back to the UK, joining the University of Sheffield first as Lecturer and then as Professor, before taking up his current post at the University of Cambridge in September 2014.  

Research
The Hunter Group’s aim is to establish a reliable set of rules that can be used for the design of non-covalent systems. Their research focuses on four main areas of development:
1. Fundamental investigations of the nature of intermolecular interactions
2. Molecular design of functional assemblies
3. Development of new methods for studying solvation and co-operativity
4. Computer modelling of intermolecular interactions  

Awards
Chris’s recent awards include the RSC Physical Organic Chemistry Award (2011) and the RSC Tilden Prize (2009). In 2008 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.  

Publications
You can read some of the most recent work from the Hunter group in Chemical Science – click on the links below to get to the articles. All are either Open Access or free to access until 24th March: 

The flexibility–complementarity dichotomy in receptor–ligand interactions
Hongmei Sun, Christopher A. Hunter and Eva Marina Llamas  
Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 1444-1453
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC03398A, Edge Article
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pH-dependent binding of guests in the cavity of a polyhedral coordination cage: reversible uptake and release of drug molecules
William Cullen, Simon Turega, Christopher A. Hunter and Michael D. Ward  
Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 625-631
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02090A, Edge Article
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Applications of dynamic combinatorial chemistry for the determination of effective molarity
Maria Ciaccia, Irene Tosi, Laura Baldini, Roberta Cacciapaglia, Luigi Mandolini, Stefano Di Stefano and Christopher A. Hunter  
Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 144-151
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02347A, Edge Article
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A solvent-resistant halogen bond
Craig C. Robertson, Robin N. Perutz, Lee Brammer and Christopher A. Hunter  
Chem. Sci., 2014, 5, 4179-4183
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01746C, Edge Article
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Quantification of solvent effects on molecular recognition in polyhedral coordination cage hosts
Martina Whitehead, Simon Turega, Andrew Stephenson, Christopher A. Hunter and Michael D. Ward  
Chem. Sci., 2013, 4, 2744-2751
DOI: 10.1039/C3SC50546D, Edge Article 
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A surface site interaction model for the properties of liquids at equilibrium
Christopher A. Hunter  
Chem. Sci., 2013, 4, 1687-1700
DOI: 10.1039/C3SC22124E, Edge Article
From themed collection Physical Chemistry  

van der Waals interactions in non-polar liquids
Christopher A. Hunter  
Chem. Sci., 2013, 4, 834-848
DOI: 10.1039/C2SC21666C, Edge Article
From themed collection Physical Chemistry  

Chris is now accepting submissions to Chemical Science in the area of physical organic chemistry.  Submit your high-impact research to his Editorial Office.  


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