ACS Publications Forum: Diversity in Inorganic/Organic Chemistry

Prof. Valentine Ananikov

Editorial Advisory Board,
Zelinsky Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Valentine Ananikov (born in 1975) received his Ph.D. in 1999 and Habilitation in 2003 at the Russian Academy of Science’s Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry. Professor Ananikov joined the faculty at the Zelinsky Institute and is currently Professor and Laboratory Head. His educational work includes the MegaGrant research program at St. Petersburg State University since 2013 and serving as Professor of Chemistry at Moscow State University since 2012. Among Professor Ananikov’s awards, he was elected a Member of Russian Academy of Sciences in 2008, at the time the Academy’s youngest member, and received the Organometallics Distinguished Author Award Lectureship in 2016. His wide-ranging scientific interests focus on molecular complexity and chemical transformations, involving the development of next-generation nanosized and molecular catalysts, organic synthesis, mechanistic studies by experimental and theoretical methods, sustainable energy research, and 3-D printing.

Recent ACS Publications:

Organometallics: Fast and Slow Release of Catalytically Active Species in Metal/NHC Systems Induced by Aliphatic Amines DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.8b00124

The Journal of Organic Chemistry: [3 + 2]-Cycloaddition of in Situ Generated Nitrile Imines and Acetylene for Assembling of 1,3-Disubstituted Pyrazoles with Quantitative Deuterium Labeling DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.8b00155

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering: Chemical Transformations of Biomass-Derived C6-Furanic Platform Chemicals for Sustainable Energy Research, Materials Science, and Synthetic Building Blocks DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b00971

Prof. Carsten Bolm
Associate Editor, The Journal of Organic Chemistry
Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen University (RWTH), Germany

Carsten Bolm (born in 1960) studied chemistry at Technical University Braunschweig and at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In 1987, he completed his doctoral studies with Professor Manfred Reetz, then at the University of Marburg, and after postdoctoral training with Professor Barry Sharpless, then at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he obtained his Habilitation at the University of Basel with Professor Bernd Giese. In 1993, he became Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Marburg, and since 1996 he has been Chair of Organic Chemistry at RWTH Aachen University, being awarded a Distinguished Professorship in 2014. In 2012, Professor Bolm expanded his role to become an adjunct professor at Wuhan Institute of Technology. Among his awards, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and since 2016 holds an Honorary Professorship at Central China Normal University. His research centers on diverse aspects of organic synthesis, often involving sulfur, including C–H bond functionalization and cross-coupling reactions geared toward stereoselective reactions and medicinal chemistry, as well as mechanochemistry and biomass degradation chemistry.

Recent selected ACS Publications:

Organic Letters: Nondirected Copper-Catalyzed Sulfoxidations of Benzylic C–H Bonds DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.8b00615

The Journal of Organic Chemistry: Sulfoximidoyl-Containing Hypervalent Iodine(III) Reagents: 1-Sulfoximidoyl-1,2-benziodoxoles DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.7b01535

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering: Mechanochemical Oxidation and Cleavage of Lignin β-O-4 Model Compounds and Lignin DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b03418

Prof. Viktoria Däschlein-Gessner

Editorial Advisory Board, Inorganic Chemistry
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

Viktoria Däschlein-Gessner (born in 1982) studied chemistry at Marburg and Würzburg, receiving her diploma in 2007. She continued her studies at Technical University Dortmund, receiving a Ph.D. degree in 2009, working with Professor Carsten Strohmann on lithium organic compounds. She then joined the research group of Professor Don Tilley at the University of California, Berkeley, as a postdoctoral fellow, followed by postdoctoral work with Holger Braunschweig at the University of Würzburg. Professor Däschlein-Gessner began her independent career at Würzburg, where she completed her Habilitation in 2015. She is now Chair of Inorganic Chemistry at Ruhr University Bochum. Her work has been recognized by several grants and awards, including a 2010 IUPAC Prize for Junior Scientists and an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. Professor Däschlein-Gessner’s research interests involve main-group and transition-metal carbon-centered ligand systems, such as methandiides, carbenoids, and ylidic compounds that exhibit versatile functionalities and unusual chemical and electronic properties for bond activation and catalytic applications.

Recent selected ACS Publications:

Organometallics: Cooperative Bond Activation Reactions with Ruthenium Carbene Complex PhSO2(Ph2PNSiMe3)C═Ru(p-cymene): Ru═C and N–Si Bond Reactivity DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00254

Inorganic Chemistry: Metalated Ylides: A New Class of Strong Donor Ligands with Unique Electronic Properties DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b00099

Prof. Serena DeBeer

Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, Germany

Serena DeBeer (born in 1973) is Director of Inorganic Spectroscopy at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, where her research focuses on the development and application of synchrotron spectroscopies to understand fundamental questions in biological and chemical catalysis. Professor DeBeer received her B.S. degree in chemistry from Southwestern University in 1995 and Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Stanford University in 2002 under the direction of Edward Solomon and Keith Hodgson. She then accepted a position as a staff scientist at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. In 2009, she moved to Cornell University as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. In 2011, she accepted a position as a professor and research group leader at the Max Planck Institute, and presently holds an adjunct professorship at Cornell and an honorary faculty appointment at Ruhr University Bochum. Professor DeBeer is the 2016 recepient of the Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship Award and the 2015 recipient of the Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry Early Career Award, and she was named a 2012 Kavli Fellow by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

Recent selected ACS Publications:

Inorganic Chemistry: Probing the Valence Electronic Structure of Low-Spin Ferrous and Ferric Complexes Using 2p3d Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering (RIXS) DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b01550

Journal of the American Chemical Society: Sulfide Protects [FeFe] Hydrogenases From O2 DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b04339

Journal of Physical Chemistry A: Pair Natural Orbital Restricted Open-Shell Configuration Interaction (PNO-ROCIS) Approach for Calculating X-ray Absorption Spectra of Large Chemical Systems DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b10880

Prof. Stefanie Dehnen

Associate Editor, Inorganic Chemistry
Philipps University Marbug, Germany

Stefanie Dehnen (born in 1969) is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Director of the Scientific Center of Materials Science at Philipps University Marburg. Her current research interests are synthesis, formation mechanisms, and physical properties of compounds and materials with binary and ternary chalcogenidometalate anions, organotetrel chalcogenide compounds, binary Zintl anions, and ternary intermetalloid clusters. Professor Dehnen obtained her diploma in 1993 and her doctoral degree in 1996 from the University of Karlsruhe under the supervision of Dieter Fenske on experimental and theoretical investigations of copper sulfide and selenide clusters. After a postdoctoral stay with Reinhart Ahlrichs in the Theoretical Chemistry Department at Karlsruhe, she completed her Habilitation at Karlsruhe in 2004, investigating the chemistry of chalcogenostannate salts. She was awarded the 2004 Wöhler Young Scientists Award from the German Chemical Society and from 2016 has been an elected member of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz. Professor Dehnen is currently an elected member of the GDCh Board of the Division for Inorganic Chemistry and the DFG Review Board for Molecular Chemistry.

Recent selected ACS Publications:

Chemistry of Materials: Superion Conductor Na11.1Sn2.1P0.9Se12: Lowering the Activation Barrier of Na+ Conduction in Quaternary 1–4–5–6 Electrolytes DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b01656

Inorganic Chemistry: Syntheses and Properties of Gold–Organotin Sulfide Clusters DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b01713

Journal of the American Chemical Society: Organotetrel Chalcogenide Clusters: Between Strong Second-Harmonic and White-Light Continuum Generation DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b10738

Dr. Elena Fernández

University of Rovira, Spain

Elena Fernández (born in 1968) received her undergraduate degree in chemistry at the University of Barcelona in 1991 and subsequently earned her Ph.D. in 1995 with Professor Sergio Castillón and Dr. Aurora Ruiz at University Rovira i Virgili working on catalytic hydroformylation of sugars. The following two years she carried out postdoctoral work at the University of Oxford with Professor John Brown, where her studies culminated with an approach for the first catalytic asymmetric hydroboration-amination reaction. Professor Fernández returned to University Rovira i Virgili in 2000, and over her career she has received the 2014 National Award on Excellence of Research in Organometallic Chemistry from the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry and a 2017 National Award on Excellence of Research. Earlier this year, she received the title of Distinguished Professor. Her group’s research interests center on developing new concepts for borane chemistry, including feasible ways of activating diboron reagents and generating new in situ nucleophilic boryl moieties for forming selective C–B bonds with saturated and unsaturated compounds.

Recent selected ACS Publications:

ACS Catalysis: Copper-Catalyzed Borylative Ring Closing C–C Coupling toward Spiro- and Dispiroheterocycles DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.8b00257

Organic Letters: Copper-Mediated SN2ʹ Allyl–Alkyl and Allyl–Boryl Couplings of Vinyl Cyclic Carbonates DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b02947

Prof. Dorothea Fiedler

Editorial Advisory Board, ACS Chemical Biology
Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie Berlin (FMP Berlin), Germany

Dorothea Fiedler (born in 1978) is a Group Leader at the Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology, where her team seeks to develop a better understanding of the multiple ways in which nature utilizes different forms of phosphate. The Fielder group in particular studies protein signaling cascades and metabolic networks that are important in insulin processing and cancer metabolism. Professor Fiedler received her diploma in 2001 from the University of Würzburg working with Professor Helmut Werner and from the University of California, Berkeley, with Professor John Arnold. She continued her studies at UC Berkeley with Professor Kenneth Raymond and Professor Robert Bergman, earning her Ph.D. degree in 2005 investigating host-guest systems and their application to catalysis. Following postdoctoral research on signal transduction pathways at UC San Francisco in the laboratory of Professor Kevan Shokat, she joined the faculty at Princeton University in 2010 before moving to the Leibniz Institute in 2015. Her work has attracted notable research awards, including from the Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research and an NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, as well as an ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Young Investigator Award.

Recent selected ACS Publications:

Analytical Chemistry: Unambiguous Identification of Serine and Threonine Pyrophosphorylation Using Neutral-Loss-Triggered Electron-Transfer/Higher-Energy Collision Dissociation DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.6b05095

ACS Chemical Biology: A Stable Pyrophosphoserine Analog for Incorporation into Peptides and Proteins DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.5b00972

Prof. Ryan Gilmour

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU Münster), Germany

Ryan Gilmour (born in 1980) was educated at the University of St. Andrews and the University of Cambridge, earning his Ph.D. with Professor Andrew Holmes. He held research fellowships at the Max Planck Institute for Kohlenforschung with Alois Fürstner and ETH Zürich with Peter Seeberger before being appointed Alfred Werner Assistant Professor at ETH Zürich in 2008. In 2012, Professor Gilmour moved to Westfälische Wilhelms University Münster, where he currently is Chair of Organic Chemistry and CiM Professor of Chemical Biology. Among his recognitions, he received the 2002 Organon Prize for Biological Chemistry and in 2015 was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Professor Gilmour and his group concentrate on exploiting physical organic principles to design novel materials with predictable conformational behavior and/or reactivities, utilizing enantioselective organocatalysis, fluorine chemistry, preparative glycochemistry, and carbohydrate mimesis.

Recent selected ACS Publications:

Accounts of Chemical Research: Informing Molecular Design by Stereoelectronic Theory: The Fluorine Gauche Effect in Catalysis DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.8b00192

Organic Letters: Vitamin Catalysis: Direct, Photocatalytic Synthesis of Benzocoumarins via (–)-Riboflavin-Mediated Electron Transfer DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.8b00052

The Journal of Organic Chemistry: Deconstructing the Catalytic, Vicinal Difluorination of Alkenes: HF-Free Synthesis and Structural Study of p-TolIF2 DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.7b01671

Prof. Karl Hale

Associate Editor, Organic Letters
Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom

Karl Hale (born in 1961) has been Professor of Organic & Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology at Queen’s University Belfast since 2007. His research interests are in natural product total synthesis and synthetic carbohydrate chemistry, in particular for developing new organic and organometallic reactions and studying physical organic and mechanistic organic chemistry for applications in medicinal chemistry, chemical genomics, and cancer/AIDS/immunosuppression biology. Professor Hale obtained his B.Sc degree in 1982 from Queen Elizabeth College, University of London, and his Ph.D. in 1985 working on synthetic carbohydrate chemistry with Professor Leslie Hough and Professor Anthony Richardson at King’s College, University of London. He then conducted postdoctoral work in synthetic organic chemistry with Professor Amos Smith at the University of Pennsylvania, and thereafter worked in the Medicinal Chemistry Department of F. Hoffmann-La Roche in Nutley, NJ, for one year. He then joined the faculty of University College London in 1990 and progressed through the ranks to become Professor of Chemistry in 1998, remaining in that role until moving to Queen’s. Professor Hale has been the recipient of various honors, including the 2007 Liebig Lectureship of the German Chemical Society and the 2011 Royal Society of Chemistry Bader Award and Silver Medal.

Recent selected ACS Publications:

Organic Letters: Total Synthesis of the Antitumor Macrolides, (+)-Brefeldin A and 4-Epi-Brefeldin A from d-Glucose: Use of the Padwa Anionic Allenylsulfone [3 + 2]-Cycloadditive Elimination To Construct Trans-Configured Chiral Cyclopentane Systems DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b02002

Organic Letters: Total Synthesis of the Potent HIF-1 Inhibitory Antitumor Natural Product, (8R)-Mycothiazole, via Baldwin–Lee CsF/CuI sp3–sp2-Stille Cross-Coupling. Confirmation of the Crews Reassignment DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b01966

Dr. Kathrin H. Hopmann

University of Tromsø, Norway

Kathrin Hopmann (born in 1979) received an undergraduate degree in chemistry at Aarhus University in 2002 and her Ph.D. in 2008 with Professor Fahmi Himo at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, working on quantum chemical modeling of nitrile hydratases and epoxide-transforming enzymes. Following postdoctoral work on modeling bioinorganic complexes with Professor Abhik Ghosh at the University of Tromsø, she joined the faculty there in 2011 and is currently Associate Professor in Computational Chemistry. Professor Hopmann’s group applies computational tools and experimentation to elucidate the detailed mechanistic aspects of chemical reactions, in particular investigating the nature of selectivity of metal-based catalysts in hydrogenation and CO2-insertion reactions that are applicable to the conversion of biomass and CO2 to products with higher value.

Recent selected ACS Publications:

Organometallics: Rhodium-Catalyzed Hydrocarboxylation: Mechanistic Analysis Reveals Unusual Transition State for Carbon–Carbon Bond Formation DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00899

ACS Catalysis: Enantioselective Incorporation of CO2: Status and Potential DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b02306

ACS Catalysis: A Dihydride Mechanism Can Explain the Intriguing Substrate Selectivity of Iron-PNP-Mediated Hydrogenation DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b00764

Dr. Géraldine Masson

Editorial Advisory Board, Organic Letters
Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles (CNRS), France

Géraldine Masson (born in 1976) received her Ph.D. degree in 2003 from Joseph Fourier University working with Dr. Sandrine Py and Professor Yannick Vallée. Professor Masson then moved to the University of Amsterdam as a Marie Curie postdoctoral research fellow with Professor Jan van Maarseveen and Professor Henk Hiemstra. In 2005, she was appointed a research associate, and following her Habilitation in 2010, became a group leader at CNRS’s Institute of Natural Product Chemistry, being promoted to CNRS Research Director in 2014. Professor Masson has been recognized with the CNRS Bronze Medal (2013), the Liebig Lectureship of the German Chemical Society (2016), and the Novacap Prize of the French Académie des Sciences (2017). Her group’s research is directed toward the design and synthesis of optically active molecules displaying biological activity, with a focus on new methods for asymmetric organocatalysis, photoredox catalysis, and asymmetric hypervalent iodine catalysis.

Recent selected ACS Publications:

The Journal of Organic Chemistry: Stereoselectivity Switch in the Trapping of Polar Organometallics with Andersen’s Reagent—Access to Highly Stereoenriched Transformable Biphenyls DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.8b00648

The Journal of Organic Chemistry: Asymmetric α-Sulfonyl- and α-Phosphoryl-Oxylation of Ketones by a Chiral Hypervalent Iodine(III) DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.7b01597

Organic Letters: Chiral Hypervalent Iodine(III) Catalyst Promotes Highly Enantioselective Sulfonyl- and Phosphoryl-oxylactonizations DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b03631

Prof. Franc Meyer
Associate Editor, Inorganic Chemistry
Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany

Franc Meyer (born in 1965) earned his Ph.D. in the field of synthetic azaborane cluster chemistry with Peter Paetzold at RWTH Aachen University in 1993. He continued his studies as a postdoctoral researcher with Peter Armentrout at the University of Utah, where he used gas-phase guided-ion-beam methods to determine metal-ligand bond-dissociation energies. On returning to Germany, he completed his Habilitation under the mentorship of Gottfried Huttner at Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg in 2000 and became Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Georg August University Göttingen in 2001. Professor Meyer is a member of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences, the Royal Physiographic Society in Lund, and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. His research focuses on the activation of small molecules and on cooperative effects in bimetallic and multimetallic complexes, with particular interests in bioinorganic chemistry, bioinspired catalysis, and magnetic nanoswitches.

Recent selected ACS Publications:

Journal of the American Chemical Society: Reductive O2 Binding at a Dihydride Complex Leading to Redox Interconvertible μ-1,2-Peroxo and μ-1,2-Superoxo Dinickel(II) Intermediates DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b01468

Inorganic Chemistry: Reaching across the Divide: How Monometalation of One Binding Pocket Affects the Empty Binding Pocket in a Siamese-Twin Porphyrin Palladium Complex DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b02916

Journal of the American Chemical Society: Hydrogen Atom Abstraction Thermodynamics of a μ-1,2-Superoxo Dicopper(II) Complex DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b05722

Prof. Karsten Meyer
Associate Editor, Organometallics
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany

Karsten Meyer (born in 1968) is Chair of the Institute of Inorganic & General Chemistry at Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), where his research focuses on the synthesis of new chelating ligands and their transition- and actinide-metal complexes. With these complexes, the Meyer group seeks out novel coordination modes and unusual electronic structures and, consequently, enhanced reactivity toward small molecules such as O2, H2O, and CO2. Professor Meyer received his diploma in 1995 at Ruhr University Bochum and his Ph.D. in 1998 at the Max Planck Institute in Mülheim/Ruhr, working on high-valent transition-metal nitrido complexes under the direction of Professor Karl Wieghardt. He then conducted postdoctoral studies in the laboratory of Professor Christopher Cummins at Massachusetts Institute of Technology before joining the faculty of the University of California, San Diego, in 2001. In 2006, he accepted an offer as Professor at FAU. Among his awards and honors, Professor Meyer was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2011, and in 2017 received the Elhuyar-Goldschmidt Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry of Spain, the Ludwig-Mond Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the Chugaev Commemorative Medal from the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Recent selected ACS Publications:

Journal of the American Chemical Society: Electrocatalytic H2O Reduction with f-Elements: Mechanistic Insight and Overpotential Tuning in a Series of Lanthanide Complexes DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b11532

Organometallics: Formation of a Uranium-Bound η1-Cyaphide (CP) Ligand via Activation and C–O Bond Cleavage of Phosphaethynolate (OCP) DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00590

Inorganic Chemistry: Uranium Tetrakis-Aryloxide Derivatives Supported by Tetraazacyclododecane: Synthesis of Air-Stable, Coordinatively-Unsaturated U(IV) and U(V) Complexes DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b02123

Mónica Pérez-Temprano

Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, Spain

Mónica Pérez-Temprano (born in 1982) received an undergraduate degree in chemistry in 2005 and a Ph.D. degree in chemistry in 2011 from the Universidad of Valladolid. Her research under the supervision of Professor Pablo Espinet and Professor Juan Casares investigated the mechanisms of palladium-catalyzed processes. Next, she moved to the University of Michigan to work with Professor Melanie Sanford on the synthesis and reactivity of high-valent palladium(IV) complexes. In 2015, she began her independent career as Junior Group Leader at the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ). Professor Pérez-Temprano’s research group focuses on the rational design and development of more sustainable chemical transformations based on knowledge-driven approaches. Currently, her lab is investigating the cooperative behavior of bimetallic systems to promote C–C bond-forming reactions and the potential of cobalt catalysis as a cost-effective alternative to noble transition metals.

Recent selected ACS Publications:

Journal of the American Chemical Society: Experimental and Computational Assessment of Reactivity and Mechanism in C(sp3)–N Bond-Forming Reductive Elimination from Palladium(IV) DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b02714

Organometallics: Cross Alkyl–Aryl versus Homo Aryl–Aryl Coupling in Palladium-Catalyzed Coupling of Alkyl–Gold(I) and Aryl–Halide DOI: 10.1021/om500446x

Journal of the American Chemical Society: Competition between sp3-C–N vs sp3-C–F Reductive Elimination from PdIV complexes DOI: 10.1021/ja411433f

Prof. Oliver Wenger

University of Basel, Switzerland

Oliver Wenger (born in 1974) received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Berne in 2002, working with Hans Güdel on optical spectroscopy of transition-metal and divalent rare-earth complexes. Following postdoctoral research stays at Caltech with Harry Gray and the University of Strasbourg with Jean-Pierre Sauvage, he became Assistant Professor at the University of Geneva in 2006. In 2009, he accepted a tenured professorship at Georg August University Göttingen, and in 2012 he became Professor at the University of Basel. The Wenger group uses a “make and measure” approach to synthesize organic molecules and coordination complexes to investigate elementary chemical reactions for solar-energy conversion and artificial photosynthesis. Key topics include light-driven charge accumulation, photoinduced electron and proton transfer, photoactive metal complexes based on earth-abundant metals, photoredox catalysis, generation of biologically useful fuels, and molecular wires for charge and energy transfer.

Recent selected ACS Publications:

Journal of the American Chemical Society: Exploiting Potential Inversion for Photoinduced Multielectron Transfer and Accumulation of Redox Equivalents in a Molecular Heptad DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b02443

Inorganic Chemistry: Photophysics and Photoredox Catalysis of a Homoleptic Rhenium(I) Tris(diisocyanide) Complex DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b03258

Journal of the American Chemical Society: Photoinduced Electron Transfer Coupled to Donor Deprotonation and Acceptor Protonation in a Molecular Triad Mimicking Photosystem II DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b08761

Prof. Charlotte Williams

Editorial Advisory Boards, Organometallics and Inorganic Chemistry
University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Charlotte Williams (born in 1975) is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Oxford, leading a team focusing on polymerization catalysis, polymer chemistry, and nanoparticle synthesis, with an emphasis on learning how to use renewable resources to make useful new polymers. Professor Williams obtained her B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees at Imperial College London under the direction of Professor Vernon Gibson and Professor Nicholas Long, working on ethene polymerization catalysis. She subsequently conducted postdoctoral studies at the University of Minnesota with William Tolman and Marc Hillmyer on zinc catalysts for lactide polymerization, followed by research at the University of Cambridge with Professor Andrew Holmes and Professor Richard Friend on organometallic polymers for electronics. Professor Williams started her independent career in 2003 at Imperial College London as Head of Materials Chemistry before joining the faculty at Oxford in 2016. Her research has been recognized by the 2018 Otto Roelen Medal from DECHEMA, the 2017 Sir John Meurig Thomas Medal by the UK Catalysis Hub, and the 2016 Corday Morgan Medal from the Royal Society of Chemistry, among other awards.

Recent selected ACS Publications:

Macromolecules: Pentablock Copolymer from Tetracomponent Monomer Mixture Using a Switchable Dizinc Catalyst DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b01224

Journal of the American Chemical Society: Indium Catalysts for Low-Pressure CO2/Epoxide Ring-Opening Copolymerization: Evidence for a Mononuclear Mechanism? DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b01920

Inorganic Chemistry: Thermally Stable Zinc Disalphen Macrocycles Showing Solid-State and Aggregation-Induced Enhanced Emission DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b00300