European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

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Editor: Karen Hindson, Deputy Editor: Preeti Vashi

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Online ISSN: 1099-0682

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemCatChem, Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie

February 17, 2011

EurJIC Awards at the 9th Ferrocene Colloquium in Chemnitz

EurJIC Awards at the 9th Ferrocene Colloquium in ChemnitzThe 9th Ferrocene Colloquium was organized by the Chemnitz University of Technology on February 14-16, 2011. There were four invited lectures, twenty-three oral presentations, and twenty-eight posters reporting the most recent research mainly from many universities in Germany, as well as from research groups in Austria, The Czech Republic, France, Great Britain, India, and Poland.

On the first day of the colloquium, Claude Lapinte gave a talk entitled Molecular Devices Based on Electro-Switchable Organometallics. The two invited lectures on the second day covered frustrated Lewis pairs and their use in organometallic chemistry (Gerhard Erker), and the use of simple synthetic chemistry to obtain ferrocene ligands that can be employed in industrial applications (Ian Butler). On the closing day, Ian Manners focused on the preparation of functional polymeric materials containing metal centers, which can be used in various displays and in nanopatterning.

EurJIC sponsored prizes for the best presentations by young scientists (for the three best lectures and, together with the Chair of Inorganic Chemistry at the Chemnitz University of Technology, for the best poster).

The standard was very high and the task of the jury was difficult. No distinction between the three best oral presentations was made, because all received the same number of votes (in alphabetical order according to surnames):

Christian Färber (top left), a member of the group of Ulrich Siemeling at the University of Kassel, delivered a lecture on Diaminocarbenes and Their Reactivity towards CO; Novel and Easy: Instant N-Heterocyclic Carbenes.

Katharina Kaleta (top right), from the group of Uwe Rosenthal at the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis at the University of Rostock, talked about Ferrocenyl Substituted Group 4 Metallacycles.

Daniel Siebler (bottom left), working in the group of Katja Heinze at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, presented his results on Biferrocene Amino Acid: Synthesis, Crosslinking and Redox Chemistry.

The poster entitled Artificial Photosynthetic Reaction Centers with Ferrocene as Primary Electron Donor by Yakiv Melomedov, also in the group of Katja Heinze, received the greatest number of votes.

The ChemPubSoc societies, WILEY-VCH, and EurJIC congratulate the awardees and wish them every success in their future careers.

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