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Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry welcomes new Associate Editor Kate Jolliffe

Please join us in welcoming Professor Kate Jolliffe as new Associate Editor of Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry from 1st of September 2020 !

New Associate Editor Prof. Kate Jolliffe

 

Katrina (Kate) Jolliffe received her BSc (Hons) in 1993 and PhD in 1997 from the University of New South Wales. She held positions at Twente University, The Netherlands; the University of Nottingham, UK and the Australian National University before taking up an Australian Research Council QEII fellowship at The University of Sydney in 2002. In 2007 she became a Senior lecturer at the same institution and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2008 and to full Professor in 2009. She currently holds the position of Payne-Scott Professor at The University of Sydney. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and has been awarded the Beckwith (2004), Biota (2006), Birch (2017) and H. G. Smith (2018) medals of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute. Her research interests are in the areas of supramolecular, peptide and organic chemistry, with a focus on the design and synthesis of functional molecules, such as molecular sensors capable of detecting anions in biological environments or cyclic peptides for application in biology and medicine.

 

 

 


Kate’s publications with Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry:

Molecular recognition and sensing of dicarboxylates and dicarboxylic acids
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2020, Advance Article

Efficient use of the Dmab protecting group: applications for the solid-phase synthesis of N-linked glycopeptides
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2009,7, 2255-2258

Tailoring the properties of a hypoxia-responsive 1,8-naphthalimide for imaging applications
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2018,16, 619-624

Synthesis of a family of cyclic peptide-based anion receptors
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2011,9, 3471-3483

Effect of the amino acid composition of cyclic peptides on their self-assembly in lipid bilayers
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2015,13, 2464-2473

Selective recognition of sulfate ions by tripodal cyclic peptides functionalised with (thio)urea binding sites
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2012,10, 2664-2672

Selective sensing of pyrophosphate in physiological media using zinc(II)dipicolylamino-functionalised peptides
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2015,13, 7822-7829

Synthesis of full length and truncated microcin B17 analogues as DNA gyrase poisons
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2014,12, 1570-1578

Synthesis of N-linked glycopeptides via solid-phase aspartylation
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2010,8, 3723-3733

Synthetic peptides with selective affinity for apoptotic cells
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2006,4, 1966-1976

Total synthesis of (±)-rhazinal, an alkaloidal spindle toxin from Kopsia teoi
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2003,1, 296-305

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Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry welcomes new Associate Editor Elizabeth Krenske

New OBC Associate Editor Elizabeth Krenske

We are delighted to welcome Dr Elizabeth Krenske to the OBC team as an Associate Editor. Elizabeth is an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland, Australia, where her research focuses on the computational study of organic reactions and modelling of drug molecules and interactions.

After starting out her career in chemistry as an undergraduate at the University of Queensland, Elizabeth undertook a PhD in the field of synthetic main-group chemistry at The Australian National University’s Research School of Chemistry, under the supervision of Professor S. Bruce Wild. She spent a further two years carrying out postdoctoral research at the Australian National University, before receiving a Fulbright Scholarship and commencing postdoctoral studies at UCLA with Ken Houk. Elizabeth returned to Australia in 2009 as an Australian Research Council (ARC) Australian Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Melbourne, and moved to The University of Queensland in 2012 as an ARC Future Fellow. She is currently an Associate Professor and Strategic Research Fellow in the University of Queensland School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences. To find out more about Elizabeth and her research, visit her webpage or browse some of her recent publications below.

 

Elizabeth’s recent publications:

 

The fate of copper catalysts in atom transfer radical chemistry

Polym. Chem., 2019, 10, 1460-1470

 

Asymmetric synthesis of multiple quaternary stereocentre-containing cyclopentyls by oxazolidinone-promoted Nazarov cyclizations

Chem. Sci., 2018, 9, 4644-4649

 

Synthesis of spirocyclic orthoesters by ‘anomalous’ rhodium(II)-catalysed intramolecular C–H insertions

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2018, 16, 256-261

 

Claisen rearrangements of benzyl vinyl ethers: theoretical investigation of mechanism, substituent effects, and regioselectivity

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2017, 15, 7887-7893

 

An unprecedented stereoselective base-induced trimerization of an α-bromovinylsulfone

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2017, 15, 5529-5534

 

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Editor’s Choice: Santanu’s recommended articles

Professor Santanu Mukherjee (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore), recently joined the Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry team as an Associate Editor. Santanu works in the field of asymmetric catalysis, with a focus on the discovery of new enantioselective transformations. His research group investigates hydrogen bonding, Lewis base and bifunctional catalysis, and more recently, he has focused on iridium-catalyzed asymmetric allylic substitution reactions.

 

To find out more about Santanu, take a look at our recent blog welcoming him to the team.

 

Santanu has picked out a selection of his personal favourite recent OBC articles which you can read now for free*

 

Santanu’s Recommended OBC Articles:

 

Catalyst-controlled positional-selectivity in C–H functionalizations

Virendra Kumar Tiwari and Manmohan Kapur

 

 

 

An enantioselective synthesis of α-alkylated pyrroles via cooperative isothiourea/palladium catalysis

W. Rush Scaggs, Toya D. Scaggs and Thomas N. Snaddon

 

Organocatalytic asymmetric synthesis of highly substituted pyrrolidines bearing a stereogenic quaternary centre at the 3-position

Soumendranath Mukhopadhyay and Subhas Chandra Pan

 

Total synthesis of incargranine A

Patrick D. Brown and Andrew L. Lawrence

 

 

 

 

Studies toward the synthesis of strevertenes A and G: stereoselective construction of C1–C19 segments of the molecules

Tapan Kumar Kuilya, Subhendu Das, Dhiman Saha and Rajib Kumar Goswami

 

Formal [4 + 2] benzannulation of 2-alkenyl indoles with aldehydes: a route to structurally diverse carbazoles and bis-carbazoles

Ankush Banerjee, Avishek Guin, Shuvendu Saha, Anushree Mondal and Modhu Sudan Maji

 

Vinylogous acyl triflates as an entry point to α,β-disubstituted cyclic enones via Suzuki–Miyaura cross-coupling

Daria E. Kim, Yingchuan Zhu and Timothy R. Newhouse

 

 

 

 

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OBC warmly welcomes Professor Anthony Davis as our new Editorial Board Chair

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Prof. Anthony Davis as the new Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry Editorial Board Chair. Tony returns to the Board after serving for many years as an Editorial Board member and we are very pleased to welcome him to his new role as Chair.

 

Tony is a Professor of Supramolecular Chemistry at the University of Bristol, with research focusing on anion recognition and transport, carbohydrate recognition, and crystal engineering. He started his chemistry career at Oxford University, obtaining both his undergraduate degree and D.Phil (in the group of Dr Gordon Whitham), followed by two years of postdoctoral work under the supervision of Prof. Jack Baldwin. He joined the group of Prof. Albert Eschenmoser in 1981, working as a Royal Society European Exchange Fellow, before becoming a Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at Trinity College, Dublin, in 1982. In September 2000, he moved to his current institution, and you can find out more about his current group on the research group webpage.

 

Tony is also a co-founder of Ziylo, a biotechnology company focusing on the development of new treatments for diabetes patients, which was recently sold to Novo Nordisk. A second company spun out of Ziylo, Carbometrics, continues to work on carbohydrate sensing.

 

Prof. Davis is the recipient of numerous awards including the Tilden Medal and the RSC Award for Physical Organic Chemistry. He has published hundreds of articles, and you can see a selection of his great work below.

 

Upon becoming Chair, Tony commented, “OBC is a cornerstone of organic chemical publishing, and I’m delighted to take on this responsibility.”

 

Read some of Tony’s latest publications:

Maltodextrin recognition by a macrocyclic synthetic lectin

Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 8649-8652

 

Anion transport by ortho-phenylene bis-ureas across cell and vesicle membranes

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2018, 16, 1083-1087

(Included in the 2018 OBC HOT article collection)

 

Enantioselective carbohydrate recognition by synthetic lectins in water

Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 4056-4061

 

Synthesis and evaluation of a desymmetrised synthetic lectin: an approach to carbohydrate receptors with improved versatility

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2016, 14, 1930-1933

(Included in the 2016 OBC HOT article collection)

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Introducing Professor Santanu Mukherjee, OBC Associate Editor

OBC is delighted to welcome our new Associate Editor, Professor Santanu Mukherjee, to the Editorial Board.

Santanu started his career in chemistry at R. K. Mission Residential College, Narendrapur, India, obtaining his BSc in 2000. He went on to study for his MSc in chemistry at IIT, Kanpur, 2002, before joining Professor Albrecht Berkessel at Universität zu Köln for his doctoral studies. After completing these in 2006, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Professor Benjamin List at Max-Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim an der Ruhr until 2008 and with Professor E. J. Corey at Harvard University from 2008-2010. In 2010, Santanu returned to India to join the Department of Organic Chemistry at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2015.

His research interests focus on asymmetric catalysis, with a particular emphasis on the discovery of new enantioselective transformations, and recently, on iridium-catalyzed asymmetric allylic substitution reactions. To find out more about his research interests, you can visit the group webpage.

Santanu is a recipient of numerous recognitions and awards, and has published a large number of papers in high quality journals. Below are just a few examples of these publications:

 

Iridium-catalyzed enantioselective direct vinylogous allylic alkylation of coumarins

Chem. Sci., 2018, 9, 5767-5772,  Edge Article

“On water” catalytic enantioselective sulfenylation of deconjugated butyrolactams

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2017, 15, 6921-6925,  Paper

Nitro-enabled catalytic enantioselective formal umpolung alkenylation of β-ketoesters

Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 6686-6690,  Edge Article

Catalytic enantioselective cascade Michael/cyclization reaction of 3-isothiocyanato oxindoles with exocyclic α,β-unsaturated ketones en route to 3,2′-pyrrolidinyl bispirooxindoles

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2016, 14, 10175-10179,  Communication

 

Submit a manuscript for Santanu to handle today

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OBC welcomes new Editorial Board member Corinna S. Schindler

We are delighted to introduce Assistant Professor Corinna S. Schindler as the newest member of our Editorial Board.

Originally from Schwaebisch Hall, Germany, Corinna carried out her undergraduate studies at the Technical University of Munich, completing her Diploma Thesis under the supervision of K. C. Nicolaou at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla. She then joined the Carreira group at ETH Zurich for her Ph.D., before accepting a postdoctoral position with Eric N. Jacobsen at Harvard University. In 2013 she moved to her current faculty as an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan.

Over the course of her career, Corinna has worked in various areas of organometallic and organic synthetic chemistry. Currently, her research lab in Michigan focuses primarily on developing new synthetic methodologies to access biologically active structures, and you can find out more by visiting the group webpage.

Corinna has been recognized by numerous awards including the NSF Career Award, c&en’s Talented Twelve Award, the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute GreenX: Rising Star Award and an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship.

 

Read her publications, including:

Synthesis and biological evaluation of pharbinilic acid and derivatives as NF-κB pathway inhibitors

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 8990-8993, DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02918J

Photoredox activation and anion binding catalysis in the dual catalytic enantioselective synthesis of β-amino esters

Chem. Sci., 2014, 5, 112-116, DOI: 10.1039/C3SC52265B

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Introducing Professor Scott Silverman, OBC Associate Editor

We are delighted to announce that Professor Scott Silverman has joined Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry as an Associate Editor.  

Professor Silverman’s lab currently focuses on the development, characterization, and application of DNA as a catalyst. Find out more on his lab’s webpage.

Scott K. Silverman was born in 1972 and raised in Los Angeles, California. He received his BS in chemistry from UCLA in 1991, working with Christopher Foote on photooxygenation mechanisms. He obtained his PhD in chemistry from Caltech in 1997, working with Dennis Dougherty to study high-spin organic polyradicals and molecular neurobiology. After postdoctoral research on RNA biochemistry with Thomas Cech at the University of Colorado at Boulder, he joined the University of Illinois in 2000, where he is currently Professor of Chemistry.

Professor Silverman’s recent articles include:

Assessing histidine tags for recruiting deoxyribozymes to catalyze peptide and protein modification reactions
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2016,14, 4697-4703, Paper

DNA-catalyzed glycosylation using aryl glycoside donors
Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 9259-9262, Communication

He has also Guest Edited these recent themed collections

Submit a manuscript for Scott to handle today

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Introducing Professor Motomu Kanai, OBC Associate Editor

Professor Motomu Kanai has joined Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry as an Associate Editor. We are delighted to welcome him to the team and look forward to working with him over the coming years.

 

Motomu Kanai was born in 1967 in Tokyo, Japan, and received his bachelor degree from The University of Tokyo (UTokyo) in 1989 under the direction of late Professor Kenji Koga. In the middle of his PhD course in UTokyo (in 1992), he obtained an assistant professor position in Professor Kiyoshi Tomioka’s group of Osaka University. He obtained his PhD from Osaka University in 1995 before moving to the University of Wisconsin, USA, for postdoctoral studies with Professor Laura L. Kiessling. In 1997 he returned to Japan and joined Professor Masakatsu Shibasaki’s group in UTokyo as an assistant professor, being a lecturer (2000~2003) and an associate professor (2003~2010). He is currently a professor at UTokyo and is a principle investigator of the ERATO Kanai Life Science Project (2011~2017). He has received The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award for Young Scientists (2001), Thieme Journals Award (2003), Merck-Banyu Lectureship Award (MBLA: 2005), Asian Core Program Lectureship Award (2008 and 2010), and Thomson-Reuters The 4th Research Front Award (2016). His research interests focus on the design and synthesis of functional (especially, biologically active) molecules.

 

Professor Kanai’s recent articles in OBC include:

5-Position-selective C–H trifluoromethylation of 8-aminoquinoline derivatives
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2016, 14, 8092-8100, Paper

Directing activator-assisted regio- and oxidation state-selective aerobic oxidation of secondary C(sp3)–H bonds in aliphatic alcohols
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2016, 14, 4378-4381, Communication

This article is part of the themed collection: 2016 Hot Articles in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry

 

Find out more about Professor Kanai and his research on his lab’s webpage.

Submit your work for Professor Kanai to handle today.

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Editor’s Choice – Meet our Associate Editors

Professor Jin-Quan Yu’s (Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, USA) research centres around the discovery of novel reactions based on C-H activation.

Jin’s recommended articles:

C–H activation enables a rapid structure–activity relationship study of arylcyclopropyl amines for potent and selective LSD1 inhibitors
Shin Miyamura, Misaho Araki, Yosuke Ota, Yukihiro Itoh, Shusuke Yasuda, Mitsuharu Masuda, Tomoyuki Taniguchi, Yoshihiro Sowa, Toshiyuki Sakai, Takayoshi Suzuki, Kenichiro Itami, Junichiro Yamaguchi

Asymmetric synthesis of (−)-renieramycin T
Junhao Jia, Ruijiao Chen, Hao Liu, Xiong Li, Yuanliang Jia, Xiaochuan Chen


Professor Margaret Brimble (University of Auckland, New Zealand) is the Director of Medicinal Chemistry and a distinguished Professor at the University of Auckland. Her research program focuses on the synthesis of bioactive natural products, antimicrobial peptides and peptidomimetics.

Margaret’s recommended articles:

Concise diastereoselective synthesis of calcaripeptide C via asymmetric transfer hydrogenation/Pd-induced chiral allenylzinc as a key reaction
Gullapalli Kumaraswamy, Vykunthapu Narayanarao, Ragam Raju

Concise synthesis of calystegines B and B< intramolecular Nozaki–Hiyama–Kishi reaction
Hong-Yao Wang, Atsushi Kato, Kyoko Kinami, Yi-Xian Li, George W. J. Fleet, Chu-Yi Yu


Professor Christian Hackenberger’s (Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany) research focuses on the development of new bioorthogonal reactions to study protein function and in particular posttranslational modifications, addressing issues such as the study of the Alzheimer-relevant tau protein, antibody-drug conjugates and new methods for the delivery of functional proteins into cells.

Christian’s recommended articles:

Site-selective incorporation and ligation of protein aldehydes
Richard J. Spears, Martin A. Fascione

Protein ubiquitination via dehydroalanine: development and insights into the diastereoselective 1,4-addition step
Roman Meledin, Sachitanand M. Mali, Sumeet K. Singh, Ashraf Brik


Professor Lei Liu’s (Tsinghua University, China) research group is interested in all aspects of chemical protein synthesis.

Lei’s recommended articles:

Hybrid phase ligation for efficient synthesis of histone proteins
Ruixuan R. Yu, Santosh K. Mahto, Kurt Justus, Mallory M. Alexander, Cecil J. Howard, Jennifer J. Ottesen

Enediyne-based protein capture agents: demonstration of an enediyne moiety acting as a photoaffinity label
Joyee Das, Sayantani Roy, Swapnil Halnor, Amit Kumar Das and Amit Basak


We invite you to submit your urgent research to their editorial offices. With a reputation for quality and fast times to publication, OBC is the home of highly significant original research and reviews in all areas of organic chemistry, including organic synthesis, physical organic chemistry, supramolecular chemistry and bioorganic chemistry.

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*Access is free until 31/12/2016 through a registered RSC account.

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Congratulations to Ben Feringa

The prestigious Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 was awarded jointly to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa for their outstanding contributions to the design and synthesis of molecular machines. Many congratulations to all of them!


Ben Feringa has not only significantly influenced our journal as the  inaugural Chair of Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry from 2003 to 2007, but he has also so far published an impressive 40 manuscripts in OBC since it’s launch. We would like to mark this special occasion by highlighting only a few of them here:


Bacterial patterning controlled by light exposure
Willem A. Velema, Jan Pieter van der Berg, Wiktor Szymanski, Arnold J. M. Driessen and Ben L. Feringa

Mild Ti-mediated transformation of t-butyl thio-ethers into thio-acetates
Thomas C. Pijper, Jort Robertus, Wesley R. Browne and Ben L. Feringa

Silanization of quartz, silicon and mica surfaces with light-driven molecular motors: construction of surface-bound photo-active nanolayers
Gábor London, Gregory T. Carroll and Ben L. Feringa

Chiral separation by enantioselective liquid-liquid extraction
Boelo Schuur, Bastiaan J. V. Verkuijl, Adriaan J. Minnaard, Johannes G. de Vries, Hero J. Heeres and Ben L. Feringa

Catalytic asymmetric conjugate addition of dialkylzinc reagents to α,β-unsaturated sulfones
Pieter H. Bos, Beatriz Maciá, M. Ángeles Fernández-Ibáñez, Adriaan J. Minnaard and Ben L. Feringa

Copper-free ‘click’: 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of azides and arynes
Lachlan Campbell-Verduyn, Philip H. Elsinga, Leila Mirfeizi, Rudi A. Dierckx and Ben L. Feringa

A redesign of light-driven rotary molecular motors
Michael M. Pollard, Auke Meetsma and Ben L. Feringa

Photoresponsive dithienylethene-urea-based organogels with “reversed” behavior
Masako Akazawa, Kingo Uchida, Jaap J. D. de Jong, Jetsuda Areephong, Marc Stuart, Giuseppe Caroli, Wesley R. Browne and Ben L. Feringa

Rhodium/phosphoramidite-catalyzed asymmetric arylation of aldehydes with arylboronic acids
Richard B. C. Jagt, Patrick Y. Toullec, Johannes G. de Vries, Ben L. Feringa and Adriaan J. Minnaard

Enantioselective synthesis of β2-amino acids using rhodium-catalyzed hydrogenation
Rob Hoen, Theodora Tiemersma-Wegman, Barbara Procuranti, Laurent Lefort, Johannes G. de Vries, Adriaan J. Minnaard and Ben L. Feringa


If you are interested please find a full list of his OBC articles here.

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