Winners at the 25th Symposium on Physical Organic Chemistry

From left to right: Professor Yoshito Tobe (President) Mr. Tomoya Nakamura (OBC) Mr. Yuta Shiina (RSC Advances) Mr. Hirotaka Mori (Chemical Science) Hiroyuki Isobe (Organizer)

Congratulations to the winners of the poster prizes at the 25th Symposium on Physical Organic Chemistry (Japan), which was held September 7th to September 9th in Sendai.

Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry prize: Mr. Tomoya Nakamura (Supervisor: Professor Eiichi Nakamura), Department of Chemistry, The University of Tokyo
Title: Benzodipyrrole-Based Donor-Acceptor Type Boron Complexes for Near-Infrared Absorption

RSC Advances prize: Mr. Yuta Shiina (Supervisor: Professor Nagao Kobayashi), Department of Chemistry, Tohoku University
Title: Redox-control of Molecular Alignment of TTF-Annulated Silicon Phthalocyanine Oligomers

Chemical Science prize: Mr. Hirotaka Mori (Supervisor: Professor Atsuhiro Osuka), Department of Chemistry, Kyoto University
Title: Synthesis and Properties of 5,20-α-Oligothienyl-substitued [26]Hexaphyrins

The event organised by the Society of Physical Organic Chemistry, Japan,  saw 624 participants attend, with 2 keynote lectures from E. Nakamura & C. Nuckolls.  In addition there were 328 poster presentations, and 96 oral presentations.

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