Applied Organometallic Chemistry

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2014 WINNER – Congratulations to the 2014 Best Publication Award Winners:

Rosenani A. Haque, Muhammad Adnan Iqbal, Srinivasa Budagumpi, Mohamed B. Khadeer Ahamed, Amin M. S. Abdul Majid and Noorhafizah Hasanudin

Best Publication Award 2014

Binuclear meta-xylyl-linked Ag(I)-N-heterocyclic carbene complexes of N-alkyl/aryl-alkyl-substituted bis-benzimidazolium salts: synthesis, crystal structures and in vitro anticancer studies

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Winner AOC Best Paper Award 2013:

Linjun Shao (left), Jie Liu, Yuhang Ye, Chenze Qi (right) and Xian-Man Zhang

Polyacrylonitrile fiber mat-supported palladium catalyst for Mizoroki-Heck reaction in aqueous solution

Winner AOC Best Paper Award 2012:

An alternative CuCI-piperidine-catalyzed oxidative homocoupling of terminal alkynes affording 1,3-diynes in air
Ruimao Hua, Qingwei Zheng and Youzhi Wan from the Tsinghua University, Beijing , People’s Republic of China

Winner AOC Best Paper Award 2011:

Hemilabile-coordinated copper promoted amination of aryl halides with ammonia in aqueous ethylene glycol under atmosphere pressure
Zhennü Guo, Jiayi Guo, Ying Song, Limin Wang, Gang Zou East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

Winner AOC Best Paper Award 2010:

Conversion of carbon dioxide to cyclic carbonates using diimine Ru(ll) complexes as catalysts
Mahmut Ulusoy, Engin Cetinkaya, Bekir Cetinkaya Department of Chemistry, Ege University, Turkey

Winner AOC Best Paper Award 2009:

Modifying the Structure of Dinuclear Ruthenium Complexes with Antitumor Activity
Maria G. Mendoza-Ferri¹, Christian G. Hartinger¹, Alexey A. Nazarov¹, Wolfgang Kandioller¹, Kay Severin² and Bernhard K. Keppler¹. ¹ University of Vienna, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Austria. ² Institut des Sciences et Ingénierie Chimiques, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

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