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Welcome to Professor Karine Philippot Our new Associate Editor

We are delighted to introduce the newest member of the NJC Editorial Board: Professor Karine Philippot!

NJC Associate Editor Karine Philippot Royal Society of Chemistry

 

Karine is the research director at CNRS, at the Laboratory of Coordination Chemistry in Toulouse (LCC-Toulouse), where she is also head of the group “Engineering of Metal Nanoparticles”. She studied biochemistry and then organometallic chemistry at the University of Rennes in Pr P.H. Dixneuf’s group. After a PhD degree in molecular chemistry and homogeneous catalysis from the University of Toulouse (1993) she had a postdoctoral position in the Department of Catalysis at Rhodia-Lyon (1994-95). Afterwards she was appointed a CNRS permanent researcher in the group of B. Chaudret at the LCC-Toulouse in 1996, and became a group leader at the same institute in 2008.

Her current research interests cover the design of metal nanoparticles and composite nanomaterials by applying the concepts of molecular chemistry together with their application, mainly in colloidal or supported catalysis and in energy production.

 

Browse a collection of Karine’s work here:

 

Alkyl phosphonic acid-based ligands as tools for converting hydrophobic iron nanoparticles into water soluble iron–iron oxide core–shell nanoparticles
Kais Gharbi, Florent Salles, Paul Mathieu, Catherine Amiens, Vincent Collière, Yannick Coppel, Karine Philippot, Laurent Fontaine, Véronique Montembault, Leila Samia Smiri and Diana Ciuculescu-Pradines
New J. Chem., 2017, 41, 11898-11905
DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ02482G, Paper

Dissimilar catalytic behavior of molecular or colloidal palladium systems with a new NHC ligand
Fernando Gómez-Villarraga, Jonathan De Tovar, Miguel Guerrero, Pau Nolis, Teodor Parella, Pierre Lecante, Nuria Romero, Lluís Escriche, Roger Bofill, Josep Ros, Xavier Sala, Karine Philippot and Jordi García-Antón
Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 11768-11778
DOI: 10.1039/C7DT02729J, Paper

Carboxylic acid-capped ruthenium nanoparticles: experimental and theoretical case study with ethanoic acid
Roberto González-Gómez, Lucy Cusinato, Christian Bijani, Yannick Coppel, Pierre Lecante, Catherine Amiens, Iker del Rosal, Karine Philippot and Romuald Poteau
Nanoscale, 2019, 11, 9392-9409
DOI: 10.1039/C9NR00391F, Paper

Ruthenium nanoparticles ligated by cholesterol-derived NHCs and their application in the hydrogenation of arenes
Lena Rakers, Luis M. Martínez-Prieto, Angela M. López-Vinasco, Karine Philippot, Piet W. N. M. van Leeuwen, Bruno Chaudret and Frank Glorius
Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 7070-7073
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC02833H, Communication
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Submit your research or reviews to Karine today, she will be delighted to receive them! – see our author guidelines for information on our article types or find out more about the advantages of publishing in a Royal Society of Chemistry journal.

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Welcoming our new Associate Editor: Gregory Welch

We are pleased to introduce Dr Gregory Welch as the latest member of the New Journal of Chemistry Editorial Board.
Dr Gregory C Welch, University of Calgary, New Journal of Chemistry, NJC, Associate Editor

Dr. Gregory Welch is a Canada Research Chair in Solar Energy Materials and Devices and Associate Professor within the Department of Chemistry at the University of Calgary. He has published over 100 scientific papers in the areas of organometallic chemistry, metal-free catalysis, conducting polymers, and organic electronics. He obtained his BSc in Chemistry from the University of Calgary in 2003 and worked in the laboratories of Dr. Tristam Chivers and Dr. Warren Piers. He earned his PhD at the University of Windsor in 2008 under the supervision of Dr. Douglas Stephan where he helped create the concept of Frustrated Lewis Pairs. While trained as a synthetic inorganic chemist he diversified his skill set as a post-doctoral fellow working with Professor Guillermo Bazan at UC Santa Barbara. During this time Dr. Welch studied organic solar cells where he developed record performing molecular semiconductors and new methods to tune optoelectronic properties via Lewis acid-base chemistry. He started his independent career at Dalhousie University in 2012 before relocating to the University of Calgary in 2015.

Running an independent academic research laboratory (welchlab.wix.com/website), Dr. Welch has combined his expertise in synthetic chemistry, materials science, and device engineering to create a dynamic program focused on developing ultra-low-cost clean energy technologies. His research efforts focus on green synthetic chemistry, light-driven catalysis, and printed electronics.

Browse a selection of work published by Greg below:

A direct comparison of monomeric vs. dimeric and non-annulated vs. N-annulated perylene diimide electron acceptors for organic photovoltaics
Maryam Nazari, Edward Cieplechowicz, Thomas A. Welsh and Gregory C. Welch
New J. Chem., 2019, 43, 5187-5195
DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ06491A, Paper

Exploiting direct heteroarylation polymerization homocoupling defects for the synthesis of a molecular dimer
Willem B. Breukelaar, Seth M. McAfee and Gregory C. Welch
New J. Chem., 2018, 42, 1617-1621
DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ04285J, Paper

Ligand-centered electrochemical processes enable CO2 reduction with a nickel bis(triazapentadienyl) complex
Zachary Dubrawski, Joshua Heidebrecht, Braulio M. Puerta Lombardi, Alexander S. Hyla, Janina Willkomm, Chase L. Radford, Jian-Bin Lin, Gregory C. Welch, Sathish Ponnurangam, Roland Roesler, Demyan E. Prokopchuk and Warren E. Piers
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2019, 3, 1172-1181
DOI: 10.1039/C8SE00623G, Paper

Dithienophosphole-based molecular electron acceptors constructed using direct (hetero)arylation cross-coupling methods
Thomas A. Welsh, Audrey Laventure, Thomas Baumgartner and Gregory C. Welch
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 2148-2154
DOI: 10.1039/C7TC05631A, Paper

Submit your research or reviews to Greg now, he will be delighted to receive them! – see our author guidelines for information on our article types or find out more about the advantages of publishing in a Royal Society of Chemistry journal.

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NJC Editor-in-Chief Wais Hosseini wins Joseph-Achille Le Bel Award

Editor-in-Chief Professor Mir Wais Hosseini is one of two recipients of the the Grand Prix Joseph-Achille Le Bel Award, 2016 in recognition of his remarkable discoveries in supramolecular chemistry. The prize is awarded annually and recognises French chemists whose work have achieved international acclaim.

After starting his scientific career under the direction of Jean-Marie Lehn, Professor Hosseini created his own laboratory and focussed his research towards molecular tectonics’ which corresponds to large-scale (millimeter) molecular architectures in the solid state by self-assembling “tectons”. The formation of these non-covalent assemblages involves three types of interactions: coordination bonds, combinations of directional hydrogen bonds and electrostatic interactions, and van der Waals interactions. Their structure can be controlled and programmed according to one, two or even three dimensions by coding information at the tecton level.

His work has brought a major breakthrough in the field of supramolecular chemistry and the study of self-assembly processes as well developing compounds that can be regarded as a new generation of coordination polymers in the crystalline state. His work on “molecular tectonics” has been carried out for more than twenty years in his laboratory and has resulted in an international recognition of his team.

Professor Hosseini has also been the recipient of the CWS Organic Chemistry and Co-ordination Chemistry Prizes and the CNRS Silver Medal in 2011. His international recognition was rewarded by the European Academy of Sciences in 2004 and by the Academia Europaea in 2006.

The NJC Editorial office sends its congratulations to Professor Hosseini on receiving this prestigious award.

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Christina Moberg elected as President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Graphical AbstractProfessor Christina Moberg (Editorial Board Member, New Journal of Chemistry),  was recently elected as the new President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Upon her election as President in July, Professor Moberg said:
As the new President, I see one important task being to emphasise the significance of basic science in social development. There is a risk that we concentrate too many resources on contemporary problems, forgetting that the primary task of scholarly research is to find solutions for as yet unidentified questions, thus fulfilling the needs of future generations

Graphical AbstractProfessor Moberg’s own research, at the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH focuses on organic chemistry.

In 1998, Professor Moberg was awarded the Göran Gustafsson Prize in Chemistry, for her achievements in synthetic organic chemistry, particularly for the methods with which she succeeded in solving the problem of dangerous mirror forms of molecules. She has also received an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Science at Lund University.

Source: http://www.kva.se/en/pressroom/Press-releases-2014/ny-preses-och-standig-sekreterare

Please join us in congratulating Professor Moberg on her new appointment!

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Programs of the NJC Symposia in Canada (June 2015)

The 4th series of NJC Symposia: New Directions in Chemistry is just two weeks away. Be sure to register now to meet the editors and Editorial Board of NJC during one of the three days on our schedule.


Dates:

June 2 at the Université de Montréal (Host: Professor Davit ZARGARIAN) Pavillon J-A Bombardier, Salle 1035

June 3 at McGill University (Host: Professor Robin ROGERS) Otto Maass Chemistry Bldg, Room 217

June 5 at York University (Host: Professor Gino LAVOIE) Lassonde Bldg, Auditorium C

Each day-long symposium begins at 9 am. The detailed scientific programs are given below (click on an image to see a larger view).

These symposia are free and open to all interested persons. You are kindly asked to register (so that we know how many of you to expect for coffee). Once on the Announcement page, you can click on the name of the university where you wish to attend the symposium. You will then be connected to the EventBrite website to order your free ticket.

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Program of the NJC Symposium at University of Montreal on June 2nd

New Journal of Chemistry 2015 Symposium

Program of the NJC Symposium at McGill University on June 3rd

New Journal of Chemistry 2015 Symposium

Program of the NJC Symposium at York University on June 5th

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Announcing the 2015 NJC Symposia in Canada

After Alsace, China and Sweden, the 4th NJC Symposia will take place in eastern Canada in June 2015. Three one-day events are scheduled, during which NJC board members and invited guest speakers will present their work around the theme of New Directions in Chemistry.

Please join us to meet…
Members of the NJC Editorial Board who will be participating in the 2015 NJC Symposia are:
Editor-in-Chief Professor Mir Wais HOSSEINI (University of Strasbourg, France)
Associate Editor Professor Peter JUNK (James Cook University, Australia)
Professor Len BARBOUR (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)
Professor Debbie CRANS (Colorado State University, USA)
Professor Takashi KATO (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Professor Christina MOBERG (KTH, Stockholm, Sweden)
Professor Sijbren OTTO (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Professor Dai-Wen PANG (Wuhan University, China)
NJC Managing Editor Dr Denise PARENT (CNRS, Montpellier, France) will also be present.

Dates:
June 2 at the Université de Montréal (Host: Professor Davit ZARGARIAN)
June 3 at McGill University (Host: Professor Robin ROGERS)
June 5 at York University (Host: Professor Gino LAVOIE)
The scientific programs will be available soon. Please check this blog in about two weeks.

These symposia are free and open to all interested persons. You are kindly asked to register (so that we know how many of you to expect) by clicking on the name of the university in the table below—where you wish to attend the symposium. (You will be connected to the EventBrite website to order your free ticket.)

Université de Montréal McGill University York University
June 2 June 3 June 5
Université de Montréal Logo McGill University Logo

We all look forward to meeting you in Montréal or Toronto in June!

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NJC Editor-in-Chief recipient of award in macrocyclic chemistry

Mir Wais Hosseini, Professor at the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Strasbourg and at the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) has been honoured with the 2014 Izatt Christensen Award for Macrocyclic Chemistry. Professor Hosseini was presented with the award at the 9th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry, held in Shanghai in June 2014.

Presentation of the Izatt-Christensen award at the 2014 ISMSC meeting.

Presentation of the 2014 Izatt-Christensen Award to Mir Wais Hosseini (middle), flanked by ISMSC-9 Chair Zhanting Li (Fudan University) and former recipient Makoto Fujita (The University of Tokyo).

This award, given to the top macrocyclic chemist in the world as selected by his/(her) peers, is sponsored by IBC Advanced Technologies, Inc. and is awarded yearly. Professor Hosseini received the award for his work in molecular tectonics and molecular machines. He joins a prestigous group of chemists working in the broad area of macrocyclic chemistry, including his Strasbourg colleague Jean-Pierre Sauvage, who received the first Izatt Christensen Award in 1991.

An overview (in French) of the research topics studied in Professor Hosseini’s group can be found on his laboratory website.

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Update for the NJC Symposia in Sweden

Last announcement! The 3rd series of NJC Symposia: New Directions in Chemistry will take place in May 2014. These symposia are being organised with the collaboration of KTH in Stockholm and Lund University. The NJC Board and editors are being hosted by Profs Mikael Lindström and Christina Moberg at KTH and Prof. Ola Wendt in Lund. We warmly thank the hosts and their institutions for their support in making these events possible.

Schedule
May 21st: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Chemical Science & Engineering, Lecture Hall K1, from 9 am to 5 pm
May 23rd: Lund University, Kemicentrum, Lecture Hall B, from 9 am to 5:30 pm

We hope to meet many colleagues from Sweden but also Denmark, Norway and Finland during these 2 days.

If you wish to attend, please contact either Christina Moberg (kino ‘at’ kth.se) for the Stockholm date or Ola Wendt (Ola.Wendt ‘at’ chem.lu.se) for the Lund date to register your interest.

Full details are on the flyers and programs below (click on an image to see a larger image).

NJC Symposium at KTH on May 21, 2014NJC Symposium at KTH on May 21, 2014
NJC Symposium at Lund University on May 23, 2014NJC Symposium at Lund University on May 23, 2014

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Announcing the 2014 NJC Symposia in Sweden

2014 NJC Symposia: New Directions in Chemistry

Following on 2012’s NJC Symposia in 3 Chinese cities, NJC editorial board members and editors will be travelling to Sweden for two 2014 NJC Symposia: New Directions in Chemistry. Each one-day symposium will feature presentations by NJC editorial board members and invited guest speakers.


Please join us and meet... 
Members of the NJC Editorial Board who will be participating in the 2014 NJC Symposia are:
Co-Editor-in-Chief Professor Mir Wais HOSSEINI (University of Strasbourg, France)
Associate Editor Professor Jaïrton DUPONT (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
Associate Editor Professor Peter JUNK (James Cook University, Australia)
Professor Len BARBOUR (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)
Professor Debbie CRANS (Colorado State University, USA)
Professor Odile EISENSTEIN (CNRS, Montpellier, France)
Professor Christina MOBERG (KTH, Stockholm, Sweden)
Professor Sijbren OTTO (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Professor Dai-Wen PANG (Wuhan University, China)
NJC Managing Editor Dr Denise PARENT (CNRS, Montpellier, France) will also be present.

Dates:
May 21 at the KTH in Stockholm (Host: Professor Christina MOBERG)
May 23 at Lund University (Host: Professor Ola WENDT)
Full details and the scientific programs will be available soon. Please check this blog in the coming weeks.
These symposia are free and open to all interested persons.
We all look forward to meeting you in Stockholm or Lund in May!
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Andre Cobb named to NJC Board

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Andre Cobb to New Journal of Chemistry‘s International Advisory Board.

Alexander John Andre Cobb chemistAndre is an Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Reading. He graduated from King’s College London in 1997 and moved to UCL to conduct his Ph.D. research with Professor Charles Marson on the design of new asymmetric catalytic processes. From there he moved to Cambridge to undertake postdoctoral research, first with Dr Florian Hollfelder in the Biochemistry Department, working on the development of synthetic enzymes, and then with Professor Steve Ley in the Chemistry Department in the areas of medicinal chemistry and asymmetric methodology.

In 2005, Andre moved to a faculty position at the University of Reading where he investigates new methods in the synthesis of biologically relevant molecules—particularly unnatural amino acids. He was awarded a university prize for Best Research Output in 2010, and a Thieme Chemistry Journals award in 2011. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2012.

As a member of the Editorial Board, Andre is interested in using social media to promote NJC. We welcome Andre and look forward to the first tweet!

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