Dear James Tung
45th National Organic Chemistry Symposium (NOS) June 25–29, 2017
The Executive Committee of the Division of Organic Chemistry of the American Chemical Society and the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Davis are pleased to announce an exciting speaker line-up at the 45th National Organic Chemistry Symposium (https://nationalorganicsymposium.org/speakers/). This biennial event will be held from Sunday through Thursday, June 25-29, 2017 on the campus of the University of California, Davis. For further information, see: https://nationalorganicsymposium.org
Early registration is available until June 1 at: https://nationalorganicsymposium.org/registration/
Poster submission is open with a deadline of June 1 for inclusion in the program book (abstracts will be accepted up to June 25th however). Details are available at: https://nationalorganicsymposium.org/posters/
The Division of Organic Chemistry will provide thirty travel awards ($500/award) for undergraduate students to help cover registration and expenses for the 45th National Organic Chemistry Symposium at the University of California, Davis. Student applicants must be engaged in at least one significant research project, and have the intent to enter graduate school in chemistry. They are encouraged to be members (or affiliate members) of the Division of Organic Chemistry. The award recipient must present a poster at the meeting. There is a limit of one student award per institution.
The Division of Organic Chemistry will provide ten Awards ($600/award) to faculty at undergraduate institutions to cover registration and a portion of expenses for the 45th National Organic Chemistry Symposium at the at the University of California, Davis. Applicants must be research-active faculty members at primarily undergraduate institutions. They are encouraged to be members (or affiliate members) of the Division of Organic Chemistry. Awardees are required to present a poster at the symposium. There is a limit of one faculty award per institution.
Please pass this information on to interested colleagues. We hope to see you at UC Davis this summer!
DOC Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry Due March 15, 2017
The ACS Division of Organic Chemistry is pleased to sponsor an Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry that is intended to recognize senior students who display a significant aptitude for organic chemistry and to encourage further interest in the field. For 2017, this program is open to both United States and international institutions that grant the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree. The award consists of a letter of recognition from the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry and an award certificate signed by the division chair. Awardees who are members of the ACS will also receive membership to the Division of Organic Chemistry; those who are not will receive Affiliate status. Deadline for nominations is March 15 (June 15 for international institutions). Details are available here https://www.organicdivision.org/uga.
The 2017 DOC Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) Deadline Extended to March 20, 2017
The 2017 DOC Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) will be held at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon (Thursday, July 20 through Sunday, July 23, 2017). The DOC Graduate Research Symposium provides an opportunity for 50-65 graduate students in organic chemistry to interact with leaders from academia, industry, various funding agencies and publishers at a single venue. The application deadline for the 2017 GRS has been extended to March 20, 2017. For further details and nomination information see the GRS page.
Leete Award Nominations due April 1, 2017
The Leete Award recognizes outstanding contributions to teaching and research in Organic Chemistry. Nominees must be members of the Organic Division of the American Chemical Society who have made outstanding contributions to both teaching and research. Teaching should be considered in the broadest sense, including of professional chemists, the dissemination of information about chemistry to prospective chemists, to members of the profession, to students in other areas and to the general public. A nominee must also have accomplished outstanding creative work in any area of organic chemistry. Full details are available at: https://organicdivision.org/leete
Spring National Meeting: San Francisco, April 2-6, 2017
The 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition will be held in San Francisco. We hope to see you there. Abstract separates for the Division of Organic Chemistry (ORGN) are now available to members only via login to the website: https://www.organicdivision.org/abstracts
Fall National Meeting: Washington, DC. Abstracts Due April 6, 2017
April 6, 2017 is the deadline for submission of abstracts for the Organic Division sessions of the 254th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition in Washington, DC, August 20-24, 2017. Submit your abstracts at https://callforpapers.acs.org/DC2017. The theme for this national meeting is "Chemistry's Impact on the Global Economy."
Fall National Meeting: Washington, DC. Travel Award Applications Due May 1, 2017
The Division offers a total of 15 travel awards to the Washington ACS Meeting in the amount of $600 for (a) graduate students (b) undergraduates, and (c) faculty at predominantly undergraduate institutions. The application deadline is May 1, 2017. Full details are available at: https://organicdivision.org/travel_awards
Organic Reactions Volume 91 "Nucleophilic Additions of Perfluoroalkyl Groups" Now Available
Volume 91, the latest of the Organic Reactions, "Nucleophilic Additions of Perfluoroalkyl Groups" authored by Petr Beier, Mikhail Zibinsky, and G. K. Surya Prakash is now available. http://organicreactions.org/index.php?title=Nucleophilic_Additions_of_Perfluoroalkyl_Groups
Organic Reactions chapters provide focused, scholarly, and comprehensive overviews of a given transformation. For a complete list, including forthcoming chapters, see, http://www.organicreactions.org/
Chemical & Engineering News' Organic SCENE
A new ‘sulflower’ has bloomed.
A decade ago, chemists synthesized octathiocirculene, a new form of carbon sulfide that they deemed a “sulflower”—a mash-up of sulfur and flower—for its heterocyclic structure resembling a sunflower blossom. Researchers have now succeeded in preparing what it considers the next generation of sulflower: persulfurated coronene. It’s the first fully sulfur-substituted polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon. http://cenm.ag/org106
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