NJC Poster Prizes for Synthetic Organic Chemistry

New Journal of Chemistry sponsored poster prizes awarded this spring during three regional meetings.

Synthetic organic chemistry is the common theme of the research projects that were awarded NJC poster prizes at 3 regional meetings held this past spring.

Irene accepts her NJC poster prize presented by Prof. Elisabet Dunach.

Ms Justine Giauffret & Dr Irene Notar-Francesco (in the group of Sylvain Antoniotti at the Institute of Chemistry in Nice) shared the first prize for their work on the tandem cyclosimerisation and thioacylation of 1,6-enynes catalysed by supported noble metal nanoparticles. This poster was presented at the PACA region (southeastern France) meeting of the French Chemical Society (SCF) in April.

The unexpected product obtained by Justine and Irene.


Nathalie, winner of the NJC poster Prize.

A month later, on the other side of France in Brittany, Ms Nathalie Camus was awarded the NJC poster prize at the northwestern France regional meeting of the SCF. Nathalie is a doctoral student in the group of Raphael Tripier at the Université de Bretagne Occidentale; her poster presented the C-functionalisation of cyclams to make bifunctional chelating ligands for use in nuclear medicine.

Design of the bifunctional chelating cyclam.


Prof. Erick Carreira presents Alexandre with his NJC poster prize.

Moving back to the southeast to Grenoble, Mr Alexandre Cannillo was the NJC poster prize winner at the 3rd Francophone Symposium on Total Synthesis. His award-winning work used domino Petasis Diels-Alder reactions to synthesise enantiopure polycyclic compounds. Alexandre is a graduate student at the Institute on the Chemistry of Natural Substances in Gif-sur-Yvette, working under the direction of Jean-Marie Beau and Stéphanie Norsikian.

Polycyclic compounds synthesised from readily available starting materials by domino reactions.


Congratulations to all of our winners! We wish them continuing success with their research projects and a bright future in chemistry.

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