In research funded by the ERC and now reported in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Dr Michael Cowley and postdoctoral researcher Dr Andryj Borys have developed a new and widely applicable synthetic route to a broad class of compounds called phospha-alkenes.
Shona Richardson, a postgraduate student from the School of Chemistry Campopiano group, has published an article in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A, titled “Scientific writing and publishing for early-career researchers from the perspective of young chemists”.
Research led by Dr. Fabio Nudelman from the School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, has shown a new behaviour of a sea shell of the species Discinisca tenuis. This shell is very hard and stiff when dry, but when it absorbs water it becomes very flexible and can be folded in two without breaking. This work was a collaboration between scientists in UK, Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, Italy and US.
Chemistry in Focus (Sofia Bariami, Iain Prentice, Kyle Acheson, Angie Mat’usová, and Dr. Antonia Mey) are excited to share their second video showcasing more of the exciting work being done by PhD students in the School of Chemistry. The video features Sofia Bariami’s work on developing force-fields for use in computational drug design in collaboration with the Cole Group at Newcastle, which was recently published in the Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling.
Dalton Transactions are celebrating the 50th volume of by taking a look at some of our authors who have published over 50 articles in the journal. Their first highlighted author is Professor Euan Brechin.
Professor Brechin was chosen after publishing more than 50 articles in the journal during his career.
Speaking about Dalton Transactions, Professor Brechin had the following to say:
Congratulations to CRITICAT PhD students Silvia De Cesare and Catherine McKenna.
Their paper "Direct monitoring of biocatalytic deacetylation of amino acid substrates by 1H NMR reveals fine details of substrate specificity" is in the 2021 Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry HOT article collection.
Their research paper ‘Ultrafast X-ray scattering offers a structural view of excited-state charge transfer’ was recently published in the prestigious journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Their study is the first to directly observe how a molecule’s structure changes as charge is redistributed, with some chemical bonds getting longer and some shorter, before finally relaxing back into its original state.
A paper by Dr Adam Kirrander titled "Observation of the molecular response to light upon photoexcitation" has been selected by Nature Communications as one of the top 50 articles in physics in 2020.
The paper was selected from over 6,400 that were published by the journal.
Shona Richardson, a postgraduate student from the Campopiano group, has had an article published in Chemistry, A European Journal.
The paper, titled "The Role of Early‐Career Chemists in European Policy‐Making", was written with help from the European Young Chemistry Network and the European Chemical Society. Their aim is to create a platform for early‐career chemists in policy advice.
Shona's research project is funded by the Derek Stewart Trust.