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Light, Camera, Action- Photoinduced Oxygen Transfer using Nitroarenes to Cleave Alkenes

When one thinks about the chemistry of alkenes, oxidative cleavage via ozonolysis will be close to the top of the list. Certainly in the top 5. Discovered by the Swiss chemist Friedrich Schönbein in 1839, this reaction remains -both academically and industrially- a highly efficient, sustainable method for introducing oxygen into both simple feedstock materials

PerFected Cubane

In the spring of 1940, John Archibald Wheeler, eminent theoretical physicist, called up his then PhD student, Richard Feynman (generally regarded as the most famous modern-age physicist) and said “Feynman- perhaps there’s only one electron in the Universe” a single entity moving backwards and forwards in time. If true it would be one hard working

Our Sadness on the Passing of Her Majesty The Queen

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. She has been a constant in our lives and the only monarch we have known.  We would like to thank her for her dedicated service to her country and the Commonwealth for 70 years and send our heartfelt condolences to all

Young Chemist Award 2022 – Deadline to enter is 23 September

Our ‘Young Chemist Award’ – This competition helps young PhD chemists reach out to a wider industrial audience and gain recognition for their work. It can also help boost confidence as each finalist gets to present their work in a short presentation. Being selected as a finalist and getting the opportunity to present is in

Chemical Industry Awards Dinner June 2022 – Winners Announced

  CIA Awards Dinner Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, 16th June https://www.cia.org.uk/ciaawards/Awards Our Events Director Hannah May enjoyed a fantastic evening at the CIA Awards Dinner in Leeds last week. Hannah was delighted to meet so many young chemists and felt truly invigorated and inspired by their enthusiasm for their work. She said that she wanted

Something Unique or Methyl, Butyl, Futile? Born again Boron

I can’t begin to count the number of aryl boronic acids I’ve made and/or worked with over the years. These versatile intermediates will forever be part of the synthetic organic chemist’s toolbox. You would be hard pushed to find an organic chemist that hasn’t run a Suzuki- Miyaura cross coupling reaction at some stage in

The Importance of Networking as we Celebrate Nick Turner’s election to FRS

Last weekend, I attended a celebration party for my PhD supervisor Professor Nicholas J. Turner on the occasion of him being elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society. This is a prestigious accolade only bestowed upon a few very worthy scientists including 85 Nobel laureates. Nick was elected as FRS in 2020 but due

Dr Jen Crawford at GSK is presenting at our ‘Organic Process R&D Conference’ in New Orleans 22-24 June

We are very pleased to introduce Dr Jen Crawford from GSK.  Jen will be talking about ‘Implementing Statistical Modelling Tools into Early Phase Process Development Workflows’ at our ‘Organic Process Research and Development Conference’ in New Orleans on 22-24 June. This presentation will describe high throughput experiments (HTE) which provide an opportunity to traverse large

Scientific Update speak to Dr Dustin Bringley, Gilead ahead of his presentation at ‘Organic Process Research & Development’ Conference in New Orleans on 22-24 June 2022

The count down has begun and we only have one month to go now until we come to New Orleans for our ‘47th Organic Process R&D Conference’ on 22-24 June. We are so excited about holding this face to face event in such a vibrant brilliant location!  The 3 day meeting will include 16 presentations

Scientific Update to Welcomes New Technical Associate for North America & Asia Pacific

Scientific Update to Welcome New Technical Associate for North America & Asia Pacific – Dr Ben Littler Scientific Update is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Ben Littler, formerly Executive Director  Process Chemistry for Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Ben will join the team at Scientific Update in August 2022 as Technical Associate, North America & Asia

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