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IQCC Forum: Autumn edition 2023

Last 19th October took place the Autumn edition of the IQCC Forum, a quarterly meeting-place where high-quality science will be discussed. The IQCC Forum gives the opportunity for PhD and postdoc members of the IQCC to present their work to a wide audience. This will lead to better knowledge of the work that is being performed in

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Cover JACS on Single-Not Double-3D-Aromaticity in an Oxidized Closo Icosahedral Dodecaiodo-Dodecaborate Cluster

Journal of the American Chemical Society features on its supplementary cover the recently published research article “Single-Not Double-3D-Aromaticity in an Oxidized Closo Icosahedral Dodecaiodo-Dodecaborate Cluster”. 3D-aromatic molecules with (distorted) tetrahedral, octahedral, or spherical structures are much less common than typical 2D-aromatic species or even 2D-aromatic-in-3D systems. Closo boranes, [BnHn]2– (5 < n < 14) and carboranes are examples of compounds

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New MSCA postdoctoral project for Marco Galeotti

On May 1 st 2023, Dr. Marco Galeotti started his MSCA postdoctoral project entitled Implementing Cationic Paths in Aliphatic C-H Oxidation (ICAT-PACHO), under the supervision of Prof. Miquel Costas at the Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis (IQCC) of University of Girona (UdG). This 2-year fellowship will allow Dr. Marco Galeotti to start a new project devoted to the study of

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European Researchers’ Night 2023 at IQCC

Every year in September since 2008, the IQCC is organizing together with the Scientific Culture and Digital Communication (C4D) unit of the UdG, the Diputació de Girona and the Girona City Council the European Researchers’ Night with the aim to bring science closer to the Girona general public. The European Researchers’ Night is a coordianted

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IQCC networking

The IQCC is starting a new event the networking IQCC. This activity will try to promote networking between the people of the all Institute (PIs, postdocs, PhD students, master students and staff). It will be a chemistry-free event, and it will consist of doing some different types of activities: excursions, sports activities, dinner, and others. It will take

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Highly Selective C(sp3)–H Bond Oxygenation at Remote Methylenic Sites Enabled by Polarity Enhancement

A detailed study on the C(sp3)–H bond oxygenation reactions with H2O2 catalyzed by the [Mn(OTf)2(TIPSmcp)] complex at methylenic sites of cycloalkyl and 1-alkyl substrates bearing 19 different electron-withdrawing functional groups (EW FGs) was carried out. Oxidations in MeCN were compared to the corresponding ones in the strong hydrogen bond donating (HBD) solvents 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoro-2-propanol (HFIP) and nonafluoro tert-butyl

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Photobiocatalysts tame nitrogen-centred radicals. A highlight in Nature Catalysis

Dr. Garcia-Borràs has been invited to write a highlight in the News & Views section of Nature Catalysis journal to describe the significance of a new-to-nature photobiocatalytic reaction developed by team led by Huimin Zhao at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Binju Wang at Xiamen University, and Dongping Zhong at The Ohio State University.

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Former IQCC member Joan Serrano Plana appointed as senior editor by Nature Chemistry (Springer Nature)

Recently, Dr. Joan Serrano Plana, a former IQCC member, was appointed senior scientific editor by Nature Chemistry (Springer Nature). Joan completed his master’s degree and PhD thesis under the supervision of Dr. Anna Company and Prof. Miquel Costas, studying O2 activation and hydrocarbon oxidation by bioinspired iron and copper complexes. During that period, he was

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PhD defense Frederico Martins

Next Monday will be the defense of the doctoral thesis of Frederico Martins, titled “Density functional theory to the rescue of transition-metal chemistry”, supervised by Prof. Marcel Swart from IQCC. Place: Sala de Graus de la Facultat de Lletres Date: Monday October 09th, 2023 Time: 11.00am We wish him good luck and all the best! Girona, October 2, 2023 For

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PhD defense Pau Font Rubio

Next Friday will be the defense of the doctoral thesis of Pau Font Rubio, titled “Gold complexes based on (N,C) and (N,C,C) chelating ligands: ligand design and reactivity studies in cross-coupling catalysis”, supervised by Prof. Xavi Ribas from IQCC. Place: Sala de Graus de la Facultat de Dret Date: Friday October 06th, 2023 Time: 10.30am We wish him good luck

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