Congratulations to the 2021 Organic Chemistry National Award Recipients!

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ACS Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences – Kay M. Brummond, University of Pittsburgh ACS Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry – Jonathan A. Ellman, Yale University ACS Award in Pure Chemistry – Rebekka S. Klausen, Johns Hopkins University Elias J. Corey Award – Ryan A. Shenvi, Scripps Research …

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Virtual Symposium – Nuno Maulide and Neil Garg – October 21, 2020

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On Wednesday October 21st from 12-1:30 pm EST we will host our next Virtual Symposium featuring: Nuno Maulide University of Vienna Making difficult bonds with rearrangements Neil Garg University of California, Los Angeles Strained Intermediates & Chemical Education as Vehicles for Innovation You can start to access the live presentations about 5 minutes before the …

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Jamison and Brummond’s 2019 NOS Lectures are Available On-Line

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We are now able to release the videos of the lectures by Dr. Kay Brummond (University of Pittsburgh) and Dr. Tim Jamison (MIT) at the 2019 National Organic Chemistry Symposium (NOS). Note: in 2020, the Organic Division’s Executive Committee is releasing all the video content on our website free to the public in response to …

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Nominations Sought for 2021 ACS: Technical Achievements in Organic Chemistry

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The Organic Division of the American Chemical Society is seeking to increase the involvement of bachelor’s- and master’s-level chemists in Divisional activities. Although these individuals regularly make important contributions in the workplace, all too often they receive little or no recognition for their efforts from the scientific community. As one of the means to address …

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Division of Organic Chemistry Election for Officers for 2021

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The ACS Division of Organic Chemistry is conducting our annual elections electronically. The election is now open and concludes on November 13, 2020 at 11:59 PM (EST). All members of the Division should have received an email from vote-now.com with a personal link to the ballot for the Executive Committee members. Those without an email …

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Speakers for the 2021 NOS

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The 47th National Organic Chemistry Symposium (NOS) will be held on the campus of the University of California, San Diego, June 27–July 1, 2021. In addition to an outstanding set of lecturers, NOS is widely known for its large evening poster sessions and its engagement of attendees, from undergraduates to established researchers, both academic and …

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The 2021 Roger Adams Award goes to Ken Houk of UCLA

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Dr. Kendall Houk the Saul Winstein Professor of Organic Chemistry at UCLA has been named as the recipient of the 2021 Roger Adams Award. The award address will be given at the 47th National Organic Chemistry Symposium (NOS) to be held on Sunday, June 27 to Thursday July 1, 2021 at the University of California, San …

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The Organic Division Launches a New Organic Chemistry Data Website

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The ACS Organic Division has been hard at work this summer and is now ready to release a new resource for organic chemists: https://organicchemistrydata.org/ The idea and majority of the current content (~1500 html pages and 650 PDF files) of the Organic Chemistry Data website has come from the late Professor Hans J. Reich who …

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CCHF Virtual Symposium Featuring Houk, Wasa, & Procter

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Kendall Houk, University of California, Los Angeles. “Computational Studies of I. Radical CH Abstraction vs. Addition to Alkenes, and II. Ambimodal Cycloaddition Dynamics and Mechanisms” Masayuki Wasa, Boston College. “Recent Advances in Enantioselective Cooperative Catalysis” David Procter, University of Manchester. “Sulfoxides as Substrate Activators: New Cross-Couplings for Materials and Medicines” Event is September 15th, 2020 …

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EWOC Survey

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The recent Empowering Women in Organic Chemistry (EWOC) Conference was held virtually on Aug 13th and 14th, with over over 600 people from around the world who tuned in for one part or another. The feedback we have been getting has been extremely positive. An email was recently sent out asking registrants to complete a …

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Pat Confalone Selected as the 2020 Gassman Awardee

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The ACS Division of Organic Chemistry is pleased to announce that the 2020 Paul G. Gassman Distinguished Service Award has been bestowed upon Dr. Pat N. Confalone. The Gassman award was established in 1994 with financial help from the Bayer Corporation’s Pharmaceutical Division, located in West Haven, CT, and Bayer’s Polymer and Materials Divisions, located …

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DOC Virtual Symposium – Alison Wendlant & Eric Voight – July 15th, 2020

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On Wednesday July 15th from 12-1:30 pm EST we will host our next Virtual Symposium featuring: Alison Wendlandt Massachusetts Institute of Technology Selective catalytic transformations of carbohydrates Eric Voight Abbvie Beyond the Rule of Five: Synthesis of Antiviral Drugs at AbbVie You can start to access the live presentations about 5 minutes before the presentations: …

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The 2020 Undergraduate Awards Announced

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The Organic Division congratulates the 355 Organic Division Undergraduate Awardees for 2020. Each awardee received letter of recognition from the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry and an award certificate signed by the division chair. Awardees who are members of the ACS will also receive membership to the Division of Organic Chemistry; those who are not …

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Resources for Instruction and Remote Work during COVID

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The SARS-CoV-2 virus and the subsequent COVID-19 disease have imposed challenges for academia, particularly science laboratory instructors. The embedded links and consolidated resources are intended to support the transition of post-secondary instruction to social distancing standards. The external organizations provided herein are not endorsed by the DOC. Please Contact Us/Provide Feedback to improve the website …

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CCHF Virtual Symposium (June 30th) Featuring Perez, Li, and Knowles

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Pedro Perez, University of Huelva Reactivity patterns and prediction models for the functionalization of alkanes with metal-carbenes Ang Li, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry Natural product synthesis using C–H functionalization Robert Knowles, Princeton University Light-driven deracemization Event is June 30th, 2020 4-5 PM EST Watch the event live on Zoom at: https://emory.zoom.us/j/555028888

DOC Virtual Symposium-Vy Dong and P. Andrew Evans – June 17th

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On Wednesday June 17th from 12-1:30 pm EST we will host our next Virtual Symposium featuring: Vy Dong University of California, Irvine Adventures in Aldehyde C-H bond Activation P. Andrew Evans Queen’s University Dynamic Kinetic Resolution Reactions of Allylic Anions – A New Paradigm for C-C Bond Formation You can start to access the live …

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DOC Supports #ShutDownSTEM

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Among the sciences, few fields have evolved as much as that of organic chemistry.  Forty years ago the field was arguably hostile to women, people of color were few and largely absent from all positions of authority.  Much has changed in that time but much more remains to be done.  A survey last year  found …

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A Mid-Year 2020 Message from the Division Chair

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When I wrote my “Message from the Chair” in January I was full of hope and excitement for 2020. There were so many events I was looking forward to where I would gather with chemistry colleagues. I have always cherished these interactions. Instead we have all been confronted with a year of unforeseeable pain and …

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DOC Virtual Symposium-Matt Bio and Tehshik Yoon

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On Wednesday May 27th from 12-1:30 pm EST we will host our next Virtual Symposium featuring: Matt Bio (CEO, Snapdragon Chemistry). Tehshik Yoon (University of Wisconsin, Madison). You can start to access the live presentations about 5 minutes before the presentations: www.orgn.link/watch More details are available on our Virtual Symposium page!