Month: September 2019

Organic Letters cover on synthesis of polycyclic hereocycles

A novel methodology to transform bisallenes into a variety of polycyclic derivatives employing rhodium(I) catalysis has been developed. This transformation encompasses an intramolecular Rh-catalyzed cycloisomerization of bisallenes 1 to deliver a reactive cycloheptadiene, which concomitantly undergoes a regioselective [4 + 2] cycloaddition with alkenes. A complete mechanistic study of this transformation has been undertaken including

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Verònica Postils wins RSEQ prize for best paper 2018 in Computational Chemistry

Former member Verònica Postils has been awarded best paper 2018 in Computational Chemistry prize given by the Computational Chemistry Group (GEQC) of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (Real Sociedad Española de Química, RSEQ).  She has received the award for her paper “An Objective Alternative to IUPAC’s Approach to Assign Oxidation States”. Verònica Postils, Carlos Delgado-Alonso,

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Miquel Solà elected Honorary Member of Polish Chemical Society

On the opening ceremony of the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Polish Chemical Society, organized on 2–6 September 2019, in Warsaw, IQCC researcher Miquel Solà was distinguished as Honorary Member of the Polish Chemical Society “for his outstanding scientific achievements and services for the Society“. The distinction has been delivered to Prof. Solà by Prof. Jerzy B?a?ejowski,

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Computer-aided design of chemical catalysts and enzymes

Making chemical reactions faster or more selective can be achieved by catalysts, which can be biomolecular enzymes or transition-metal molecules. Engineering these catalysts to provide specific functionality on demand has been a long-term dream by many chemists. In a recent contribution by a team of researchers from Girona, Italy and Saudi Arabia, this dream has

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